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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 16,000 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, John Coltrane and 13th Floor Elevators.
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1.

RevolverUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1966Appears in:1,746 charts
Rank in 1966:1Rank Score:100,157
Rank in 1960s1Overall Rank:3
Average Rating: 91/100 (1,892 votes)
Comments: 221 comments
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2.

Pet SoundsUnited States The Beach Boys
Year of Release:1966Appears in:1,257 charts
Rank in 1966:2Rank Score:62,131
Rank in 1960s6Overall Rank:13
Average Rating: 87/100 (1,311 votes)
Comments: 144 comments
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3.

Blonde On BlondeUnited States Bob Dylan
Year of Release:1966Appears in:871 charts
Rank in 1966:3Rank Score:38,203
Rank in 1960s10Overall Rank:27
Average Rating: 87/100 (1,037 votes)
Comments: 80 comments
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4.

Freak Out!United States The Mothers of Invention
Year of Release:1966Appears in:180 charts
Rank in 1966:4Rank Score:3,539
Rank in 1960s57Overall Rank:438
Average Rating: 82/100 (273 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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5.

AftermathUnited Kingdom The Rolling Stones
Year of Release:1966Appears in:208 charts
Rank in 1966:5Rank Score:3,461
Rank in 1960s58Overall Rank:447
Average Rating: 79/100 (354 votes)
Comments: 30 comments
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6.

Parsley, Sage, Rosemary And ThymeUnited States Simon And Garfunkel
Year of Release:1966Appears in:180 charts
Rank in 1966:6Rank Score:2,741
Rank in 1960s65Overall Rank:549
Average Rating: 79/100 (224 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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7.

Sounds Of SilenceUnited States Simon And Garfunkel
Year of Release:1966Appears in:177 charts
Rank in 1966:7Rank Score:2,617
Rank in 1960s67Overall Rank:578
Average Rating: 79/100 (255 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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8.

Black Monk TimeUnited States The Monks
Year of Release:1966Appears in:102 charts
Rank in 1966:8Rank Score:1,772
Rank in 1960s82Overall Rank:815
Average Rating: 77/100 (127 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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9.

AscensionUnited States John Coltrane
Year of Release:1966Appears in:73 charts
Rank in 1966:9Rank Score:1,582
Rank in 1960s91Overall Rank:902
Average Rating: 78/100 (111 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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10.

The Psychedelic Sounds Of The 13th Floor ElevatorsUnited States 13th Floor Elevators
Year of Release:1966Appears in:117 charts
Rank in 1966:10Rank Score:1,554
Rank in 1960s93Overall Rank:919
Average Rating: 79/100 (151 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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Best Albums of 1966 composition

Artist Albums %


Sun Ra 4 2%
The Animals 3 1%
The Walker Brothers 3 1%
The Kinks 3 1%
The Beatles 3 1%
Frank Sinatra 3 1%
Nancy Sinatra 3 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 140 62%
United Kingdom 45 20%
Brazil 9 4%
France 7 3%
Italy 5 2%
Australia 3 1%
Netherlands 3 1%
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