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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 24,000 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:2,310 charts
Rank in 1966:1Rank Score:124,045
Rank in 1960s1Overall Rank:3
Average Rating: Top rated 91/100 (2,712 votes)
Comments: 310 comments
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2.

Pet SoundsUnited States The Beach Boys
Year of Release:1966Appears in:1,721 charts
Rank in 1966:2Rank Score:81,524
Rank in 1960s6Overall Rank:13
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (1,920 votes)
Comments: 273 comments
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3.

Blonde On BlondeUnited States Bob Dylan
Year of Release:1966Appears in:1,190 charts
Rank in 1966:3Rank Score:48,226
Rank in 1960s10Overall Rank:28
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (1,446 votes)
Comments: 108 comments
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4.

AftermathUnited Kingdom The Rolling Stones
Year of Release:1966Appears in:329 charts
Rank in 1966:4Rank Score:4,782
Rank in 1960s55Overall Rank:432
Average Rating:  79/100 (530 votes)
Comments: 46 comments
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5.

Freak Out!United States The Mothers of Invention
Year of Release:1966Appears in:259 charts
Rank in 1966:5Rank Score:4,173
Rank in 1960s58Overall Rank:481
Average Rating:  82/100 (390 votes)
Comments: 24 comments
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6.

Parsley, Sage, Rosemary And ThymeUnited States Simon And Garfunkel
Year of Release:1966Appears in:281 charts
Rank in 1966:6Rank Score:3,508
Rank in 1960s65Overall Rank:564
Average Rating:  80/100 (336 votes)
Comments: 20 comments
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7.

Sounds Of SilenceUnited States Simon And Garfunkel
Year of Release:1966Appears in:282 charts
Rank in 1966:7Rank Score:3,454
Rank in 1960s66Overall Rank:573
Average Rating:  80/100 (386 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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8.

Face To FaceUnited Kingdom The Kinks
Year of Release:1966Appears in:191 charts
Rank in 1966:8Rank Score:2,151
Rank in 1960s87Overall Rank:879
Average Rating:  80/100 (251 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:184 charts
Rank in 1966:9Rank Score:2,018
Rank in 1960s94Overall Rank:947
Average Rating:  80/100 (228 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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10.

Black Monk TimeUnited States Monks
Year of Release:1966Appears in:138 charts
Rank in 1966:10Rank Score:1,993
Rank in 1960s95Overall Rank:957
Average Rating:  79/100 (178 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%
The Animals 3 1%
The Kinks 3 1%
Frank Sinatra 3 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 206 60%
United Kingdom 60 17%
Brazil 13 4%
France 12 3%
Germany 8 2%
Italy 7 2%
Australia 4 1%
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