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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 14,000 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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1.

RevolverUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1966Appears in:1,651 charts
Rank in 1966:1Rank Score:95,311
Rank in 1960s1Overall Rank:3
Average Rating: 90/100 (1,755 votes)
Comments: 209 comments
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2.

Pet SoundsUnited States The Beach Boys
Year of Release:1966Appears in:1,177 charts
Rank in 1966:2Rank Score:58,445
Rank in 1960s6Overall Rank:13
Average Rating: 87/100 (1,206 votes)
Comments: 139 comments
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3.

Blonde On BlondeUnited States Bob Dylan
Year of Release:1966Appears in:817 charts
Rank in 1966:3Rank Score:36,394
Rank in 1960s10Overall Rank:27
Average Rating: 87/100 (948 votes)
Comments: 78 comments
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4.

AftermathUnited Kingdom The Rolling Stones
Year of Release:1966Appears in:186 charts
Rank in 1966:4Rank Score:3,265
Rank in 1960s57Overall Rank:439
Average Rating: 79/100 (306 votes)
Comments: 29 comments
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5.

Freak Out!United States The Mothers of Invention
Year of Release:1966Appears in:167 charts
Rank in 1966:5Rank Score:3,219
Rank in 1960s58Overall Rank:447
Average Rating: 82/100 (249 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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Parsley, Sage, Rosemary And ThymeUnited States Simon And Garfunkel
Year of Release:1966Appears in:163 charts
Rank in 1966:6Rank Score:2,454
Rank in 1960s66Overall Rank:565
Average Rating: 79/100 (199 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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7.

Sounds Of SilenceUnited States Simon And Garfunkel
Year of Release:1966Appears in:159 charts
Rank in 1966:7Rank Score:2,426
Rank in 1960s67Overall Rank:573
Average Rating: 79/100 (227 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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Black Monk TimeUnited States The Monks
Year of Release:1966Appears in:94 charts
Rank in 1966:8Rank Score:1,589
Rank in 1960s85Overall Rank:840
Average Rating: 77/100 (114 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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9.

Face To FaceUnited Kingdom The Kinks
Year of Release:1966Appears in:107 charts
Rank in 1966:9Rank Score:1,364
Rank in 1960s95Overall Rank:964
Average Rating: 81/100 (144 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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The Psychedelic Sounds Of The 13th Floor ElevatorsUnited States 13th Floor Elevators
Year of Release:1966Appears in:93 charts
Rank in 1966:10Rank Score:1,310
Rank in 1960s99Overall Rank:1,010
Average Rating: 78/100 (121 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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Best Albums of 1966 composition

Artist Albums %


Sun Ra 4 2%
The Rolling Stones 3 1%
The Walker Brothers 3 1%
The Animals 3 1%
The Kinks 3 1%
Frank Sinatra 3 1%
Barbra Streisand 2 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 126 62%
United Kingdom 43 21%
Brazil 7 3%
France 6 3%
Italy 4 2%
Netherlands 3 1%
Australia 3 1%
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