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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, John Coltrane, 13th Floor Elevators and The Kinks.
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1.

RevolverUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1966Appears in:1,798 charts
Rank in 1966:1Rank Score:102,211
Rank in 1960s1Overall Rank:3
Average Rating: 91/100 (1,940 votes)
Comments: 225 comments
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2.

Pet SoundsUnited States The Beach Boys
Year of Release:1966Appears in:1,292 charts
Rank in 1966:2Rank Score:63,320
Rank in 1960s6Overall Rank:13
Average Rating: 87/100 (1,349 votes)
Comments: 150 comments
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3.

Blonde On BlondeUnited States Bob Dylan
Year of Release:1966Appears in:897 charts
Rank in 1966:3Rank Score:39,560
Rank in 1960s10Overall Rank:27
Average Rating: 87/100 (1,059 votes)
Comments: 81 comments
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4.

AftermathUnited Kingdom The Rolling Stones
Year of Release:1966Appears in:228 charts
Rank in 1966:4Rank Score:3,638
Rank in 1960s57Overall Rank:435
Average Rating: 79/100 (365 votes)
Comments: 30 comments
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5.

Freak Out!United States The Mothers of Invention
Year of Release:1966Appears in:188 charts
Rank in 1966:5Rank Score:3,617
Rank in 1960s58Overall Rank:438
Average Rating: 81/100 (278 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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6.

Parsley, Sage, Rosemary And ThymeUnited States Simon And Garfunkel
Year of Release:1966Appears in:186 charts
Rank in 1966:6Rank Score:2,731
Rank in 1960s66Overall Rank:563
Average Rating: 79/100 (231 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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7.

Sounds Of SilenceUnited States Simon And Garfunkel
Year of Release:1966Appears in:179 charts
Rank in 1966:7Rank Score:2,700
Rank in 1960s67Overall Rank:573
Average Rating: 79/100 (259 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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8.

Black Monk TimeUnited States The Monks
Year of Release:1966Appears in:104 charts
Rank in 1966:8Rank Score:1,794
Rank in 1960s84Overall Rank:836
Average Rating: 77/100 (130 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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9.

AscensionUnited States John Coltrane
Year of Release:1966Appears in:76 charts
Rank in 1966:9Rank Score:1,643
Rank in 1960s91Overall Rank:894
Average Rating: 77/100 (115 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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10.

The Psychedelic Sounds Of The 13th Floor ElevatorsUnited States 13th Floor Elevators
Year of Release:1966Appears in:120 charts
Rank in 1966:10Rank Score:1,597
Rank in 1960s94Overall Rank:918
Average Rating: 79/100 (157 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 144 63%
United Kingdom 45 20%
Brazil 8 3%
France 7 3%
Italy 5 2%
Netherlands 3 1%
Australia 3 1%
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