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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 19,000 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, Monks, The Kinks, 13th Floor Elevators and John Coltrane.
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RankAlbumArtist
1.

RevolverUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1966Appears in:1,974 charts
Rank in 1966:1Rank Score:110,189
Rank in 1960s1Overall Rank:3
Average Rating: Top rated 91/100 (2,215 votes)
Comments: 250 comments
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2.

Pet SoundsUnited States The Beach Boys
Year of Release:1966Appears in:1,428 charts
Rank in 1966:2Rank Score:69,764
Rank in 1960s6Overall Rank:13
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (1,522 votes)
Comments: 171 comments
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3.

Blonde On BlondeUnited States Bob Dylan
Year of Release:1966Appears in:995 charts
Rank in 1966:3Rank Score:42,643
Rank in 1960s10Overall Rank:28
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (1,195 votes)
Comments: 87 comments
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4.

AftermathUnited Kingdom The Rolling Stones
Year of Release:1966Appears in:273 charts
Rank in 1966:4Rank Score:3,945
Rank in 1960s56Overall Rank:441
Average Rating:  79/100 (423 votes)
Comments: 33 comments
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5.

Freak Out!United States The Mothers of Invention
Year of Release:1966Appears in:218 charts
Rank in 1966:5Rank Score:3,919
Rank in 1960s57Overall Rank:442
Average Rating:  81/100 (317 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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6.

Sounds Of SilenceUnited States Simon And Garfunkel
Year of Release:1966Appears in:232 charts
Rank in 1966:6Rank Score:3,302
Rank in 1960s62Overall Rank:522
Average Rating:  80/100 (308 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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7.

Parsley, Sage, Rosemary And ThymeUnited States Simon And Garfunkel
Year of Release:1966Appears in:230 charts
Rank in 1966:7Rank Score:3,222
Rank in 1960s65Overall Rank:536
Average Rating:  79/100 (268 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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8.

Black Monk TimeUnited States Monks
Year of Release:1966Appears in:124 charts
Rank in 1966:8Rank Score:1,996
Rank in 1960s85Overall Rank:822
Average Rating:  79/100 (148 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:150 charts
Rank in 1966:9Rank Score:1,846
Rank in 1960s89Overall Rank:878
Average Rating:  79/100 (188 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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10.

Face To FaceUnited Kingdom The Kinks
Year of Release:1966Appears in:144 charts
Rank in 1966:10Rank Score:1,770
Rank in 1960s94Overall Rank:921
Average Rating:  80/100 (200 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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Best Albums of 1966 composition

Artist Albums %


Sun Ra 4 1%
The Beatles 3 1%
Paul Revere And The Raiders 3 1%
Nancy Sinatra 3 1%
The Rolling Stones 3 1%
Walter Wanderley 3 1%
The Animals 3 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 170 60%
United Kingdom 47 17%
Brazil 12 4%
France 11 4%
Germany 7 2%
Italy 5 2%
Netherlands 4 1%
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