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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 25,000 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, Frank Zappa, John Coltrane, The Kinks and 13th Floor Elevators.
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RankAlbumArtist
1.

RevolverUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1966Appears in:2,363 charts
Rank in 1966:1Rank Score:126,571
Rank in 1960s1Overall Rank:3
Average Rating: Top rated 91/100 (2,783 votes)
Comments: 314 comments
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2.

Pet SoundsUnited States The Beach Boys
Year of Release:1966Appears in:1,769 charts
Rank in 1966:2Rank Score:83,471
Rank in 1960s6Overall Rank:13
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (1,971 votes)
Comments: 218 comments
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3.

Blonde On BlondeUnited States Bob Dylan
Year of Release:1966Appears in:1,230 charts
Rank in 1966:3Rank Score:49,918
Rank in 1960s10Overall Rank:28
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (1,493 votes)
Comments: 109 comments
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4.

AftermathUnited Kingdom The Rolling Stones
Year of Release:1966Appears in:337 charts
Rank in 1966:4Rank Score:4,862
Rank in 1960s55Overall Rank:432
Average Rating:  79/100 (550 votes)
Comments: 46 comments
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5.

Freak Out!United States The Mothers of Invention
Year of Release:1966Appears in:271 charts
Rank in 1966:5Rank Score:4,174
Rank in 1960s60Overall Rank:498
Average Rating:  81/100 (405 votes)
Comments: 24 comments
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6.

Parsley, Sage, Rosemary And ThymeUnited States Simon And Garfunkel
Year of Release:1966Appears in:292 charts
Rank in 1966:6Rank Score:3,729
Rank in 1960s63Overall Rank:539
Average Rating:  80/100 (352 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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7.

Sounds Of SilenceUnited States Simon And Garfunkel
Year of Release:1966Appears in:286 charts
Rank in 1966:7Rank Score:3,570
Rank in 1960s66Overall Rank:570
Average Rating:  80/100 (397 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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8.

Face To FaceUnited Kingdom The Kinks
Year of Release:1966Appears in:201 charts
Rank in 1966:8Rank Score:2,220
Rank in 1960s87Overall Rank:878
Average Rating:  81/100 (261 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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The Psychedelic Sounds Of The 13th Floor ElevatorsUnited States 13th Floor Elevators
Year of Release:1966Appears in:194 charts
Rank in 1966:9Rank Score:2,113
Rank in 1960s93Overall Rank:924
Average Rating:  80/100 (238 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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10.

Black Monk TimeUnited States Monks
Year of Release:1966Appears in:142 charts
Rank in 1966:10Rank Score:2,047
Rank in 1960s96Overall Rank:948
Average Rating:  79/100 (182 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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Best Albums of 1966 composition

Artist Albums %


Sun Ra 4 1%
The Rolling Stones 3 1%
The Walker Brothers 3 1%
Nancy Sinatra 3 1%
Walter Wanderley 3 1%
The Animals 3 1%
Sonny Rollins 3 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 212 61%
United Kingdom 61 17%
Brazil 13 4%
France 12 3%
Germany 8 2%
Italy 7 2%
Australia 4 1%
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