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Best Albums of 1966

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Listed below are the greatest albums of 1966 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 18,000 greatest album charts.

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1966 year summaryThe best artists of 1966 were The Beatles, The Beach Boys, Bob Dylan, Simon And Garfunkel, The Rolling Stones, The Mothers of Invention, The Monks, The Kinks, 13th Floor Elevators and John Coltrane.
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RankAlbumArtist
1.

RevolverUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1966Appears in:1,877 charts
Rank in 1966:1Rank Score:105,003
Rank in 1960s1Overall Rank:3
Average Rating: Top rated 91/100 (2,072 votes)
Comments: 236 comments
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2.

Pet SoundsUnited States The Beach Boys
Year of Release:1966Appears in:1,356 charts
Rank in 1966:2Rank Score:66,023
Rank in 1960s6Overall Rank:14
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (1,426 votes)
Comments: 154 comments
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3.

Blonde On BlondeUnited States Bob Dylan
Year of Release:1966Appears in:952 charts
Rank in 1966:3Rank Score:40,887
Rank in 1960s10Overall Rank:29
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (1,126 votes)
Comments: 84 comments
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4.

AftermathUnited Kingdom The Rolling Stones
Year of Release:1966Appears in:253 charts
Rank in 1966:4Rank Score:3,805
Rank in 1960s57Overall Rank:441
Average Rating:  79/100 (390 votes)
Comments: 32 comments
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5.

Freak Out!United States The Mothers of Invention
Year of Release:1966Appears in:206 charts
Rank in 1966:5Rank Score:3,793
Rank in 1960s58Overall Rank:444
Average Rating:  81/100 (299 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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6.

Parsley, Sage, Rosemary And ThymeUnited States Simon And Garfunkel
Year of Release:1966Appears in:216 charts
Rank in 1966:6Rank Score:3,124
Rank in 1960s64Overall Rank:524
Average Rating:  79/100 (249 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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7.

Sounds Of SilenceUnited States Simon And Garfunkel
Year of Release:1966Appears in:202 charts
Rank in 1966:7Rank Score:2,884
Rank in 1960s68Overall Rank:565
Average Rating:  79/100 (281 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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8.

Black Monk TimeUnited States The Monks
Year of Release:1966Appears in:114 charts
Rank in 1966:8Rank Score:1,849
Rank in 1960s83Overall Rank:841
Average Rating:  77/100 (134 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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9.

The Psychedelic Sounds Of The 13th Floor ElevatorsUnited States 13th Floor Elevators
Year of Release:1966Appears in:138 charts
Rank in 1966:9Rank Score:1,709
Rank in 1960s90Overall Rank:910
Average Rating:  79/100 (173 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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10.

Face To FaceUnited Kingdom The Kinks
Year of Release:1966Appears in:131 charts
Rank in 1966:10Rank Score:1,654
Rank in 1960s92Overall Rank:938
Average Rating:  80/100 (184 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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Best Albums of 1966 composition

Artist Albums %


Sun Ra 4 2%
The Rolling Stones 3 1%
Nancy Sinatra 3 1%
Wes Montgomery 3 1%
The Animals 3 1%
Paul Revere And The Raiders 3 1%
The Beatles 3 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 154 60%
United Kingdom 45 18%
France 11 4%
Brazil 9 4%
Italy 5 2%
Netherlands 4 2%
Germany 3 1%
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