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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 17,000 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, The Kinks, John Coltrane and 13th Floor Elevators.
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1.

RevolverUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1966Appears in:1,831 charts
Rank in 1966:1Rank Score:103,313
Rank in 1960s1Overall Rank:3
Average Rating: Top rated 91/100 (2,013 votes)
Comments: 230 comments
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2.

Pet SoundsUnited States The Beach Boys
Year of Release:1966Appears in:1,316 charts
Rank in 1966:2Rank Score:64,116
Rank in 1960s6Overall Rank:13
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (1,389 votes)
Comments: 150 comments
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3.

Blonde On BlondeUnited States Bob Dylan
Year of Release:1966Appears in:913 charts
Rank in 1966:3Rank Score:39,899
Rank in 1960s10Overall Rank:27
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (1,097 votes)
Comments: 83 comments
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4.

AftermathUnited Kingdom The Rolling Stones
Year of Release:1966Appears in:236 charts
Rank in 1966:4Rank Score:3,730
Rank in 1960s57Overall Rank:429
Average Rating:  79/100 (375 votes)
Comments: 30 comments
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5.

Freak Out!United States The Mothers of Invention
Year of Release:1966Appears in:198 charts
Rank in 1966:5Rank Score:3,718
Rank in 1960s58Overall Rank:431
Average Rating:  82/100 (292 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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6.

Sounds Of SilenceUnited States Simon And Garfunkel
Year of Release:1966Appears in:193 charts
Rank in 1966:6Rank Score:2,871
Rank in 1960s65Overall Rank:543
Average Rating:  79/100 (268 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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7.

Parsley, Sage, Rosemary And ThymeUnited States Simon And Garfunkel
Year of Release:1966Appears in:198 charts
Rank in 1966:7Rank Score:2,870
Rank in 1960s66Overall Rank:544
Average Rating:  79/100 (240 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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8.

Black Monk TimeUnited States The Monks
Year of Release:1966Appears in:108 charts
Rank in 1966:8Rank Score:1,737
Rank in 1960s87Overall Rank:864
Average Rating:  77/100 (132 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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9.

AscensionUnited States John Coltrane
Year of Release:1966Appears in:79 charts
Rank in 1966:9Rank Score:1,636
Rank in 1960s92Overall Rank:908
Average Rating:  76/100 (117 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:127 charts
Rank in 1966:10Rank Score:1,602
Rank in 1960s94Overall Rank:933
Average Rating:  79/100 (165 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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Best Albums of 1966 composition

Artist Albums %


Sun Ra 4 2%
Paul Revere And The Raiders 3 1%
The Kinks 3 1%
The Beatles 3 1%
Frank Sinatra 3 1%
Nancy Sinatra 3 1%
The Rolling Stones 3 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 147 61%
United Kingdom 45 19%
France 10 4%
Brazil 8 3%
Italy 5 2%
Netherlands 4 2%
Australia 3 1%
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