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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 23,000 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, The Kinks, John Coltrane and Monks.
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RankAlbumArtist
1.

RevolverUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1966Appears in:2,264 charts
Rank in 1966:1Rank Score:121,569
Rank in 1960s1Overall Rank:3
Average Rating: Top rated 91/100 (2,628 votes)
Comments: 302 comments
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2.

Pet SoundsUnited States The Beach Boys
Year of Release:1966Appears in:1,669 charts
Rank in 1966:2Rank Score:78,892
Rank in 1960s6Overall Rank:14
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (1,846 votes)
Comments: 207 comments
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3.

Blonde On BlondeUnited States Bob Dylan
Year of Release:1966Appears in:1,172 charts
Rank in 1966:3Rank Score:47,595
Rank in 1960s10Overall Rank:27
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (1,403 votes)
Comments: 108 comments
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4.

AftermathUnited Kingdom The Rolling Stones
Year of Release:1966Appears in:321 charts
Rank in 1966:4Rank Score:4,561
Rank in 1960s55Overall Rank:436
Average Rating:  79/100 (508 votes)
Comments: 43 comments
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5.

Freak Out!United States The Mothers of Invention
Year of Release:1966Appears in:247 charts
Rank in 1966:5Rank Score:3,996
Rank in 1960s59Overall Rank:486
Average Rating:  82/100 (375 votes)
Comments: 23 comments
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6.

Sounds Of SilenceUnited States Simon And Garfunkel
Year of Release:1966Appears in:272 charts
Rank in 1966:6Rank Score:3,476
Rank in 1960s65Overall Rank:554
Average Rating:  80/100 (374 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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7.

Parsley, Sage, Rosemary And ThymeUnited States Simon And Garfunkel
Year of Release:1966Appears in:271 charts
Rank in 1966:7Rank Score:3,442
Rank in 1960s66Overall Rank:559
Average Rating:  80/100 (323 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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8.

Face To FaceUnited Kingdom The Kinks
Year of Release:1966Appears in:189 charts
Rank in 1966:8Rank Score:2,181
Rank in 1960s85Overall Rank:842
Average Rating:  81/100 (243 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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9.

Black Monk TimeUnited States Monks
Year of Release:1966Appears in:137 charts
Rank in 1966:9Rank Score:2,020
Rank in 1960s92Overall Rank:917
Average Rating:  79/100 (173 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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10.

The Psychedelic Sounds Of The 13th Floor ElevatorsUnited States 13th Floor Elevators
Year of Release:1966Appears in:183 charts
Rank in 1966:10Rank Score:1,970
Rank in 1960s94Overall Rank:941
Average Rating:  80/100 (220 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%
John Coltrane 3 1%
The Rolling Stones 3 1%
The Walker Brothers 3 1%
Nancy Sinatra 3 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 207 61%
United Kingdom 59 17%
Brazil 13 4%
France 11 3%
Germany 8 2%
Italy 7 2%
Mixed Nationality 4 1%
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