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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 26,000 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, 13th Floor Elevators and The Kinks.
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RankAlbumArtist
1.

RevolverUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1966Appears in:2,425 charts
Rank in 1966:1Rank Score:128,127
Rank in 1960s2Overall Rank:4
Average Rating: Top rated 91/100 (2,872 votes)
Comments: 325 comments
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2.

Pet SoundsUnited States The Beach Boys
Year of Release:1966Appears in:1,840 charts
Rank in 1966:2Rank Score:85,305
Rank in 1960s6Overall Rank:13
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (2,036 votes)
Comments: 227 comments
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3.

Blonde On BlondeUnited States Bob Dylan
Year of Release:1966Appears in:1,278 charts
Rank in 1966:3Rank Score:50,835
Rank in 1960s10Overall Rank:28
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (1,547 votes)
Comments: 113 comments
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4.

AftermathUnited Kingdom The Rolling Stones
Year of Release:1966Appears in:347 charts
Rank in 1966:4Rank Score:4,958
Rank in 1960s55Overall Rank:435
Average Rating:  79/100 (572 votes)
Comments: 47 comments
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5.

Freak Out!United States The Mothers of Invention
Year of Release:1966Appears in:290 charts
Rank in 1966:5Rank Score:4,400
Rank in 1960s59Overall Rank:492
Average Rating:  82/100 (426 votes)
Comments: 24 comments
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6.

Sounds Of SilenceUnited States Simon And Garfunkel
Year of Release:1966Appears in:302 charts
Rank in 1966:6Rank Score:3,807
Rank in 1960s64Overall Rank:549
Average Rating:  80/100 (412 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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7.

Parsley, Sage, Rosemary And ThymeUnited States Simon And Garfunkel
Year of Release:1966Appears in:306 charts
Rank in 1966:7Rank Score:3,769
Rank in 1960s66Overall Rank:559
Average Rating:  80/100 (362 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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The Psychedelic Sounds Of The 13th Floor ElevatorsUnited States 13th Floor Elevators
Year of Release:1966Appears in:210 charts
Rank in 1966:8Rank Score:2,360
Rank in 1960s85Overall Rank:851
Average Rating:  80/100 (249 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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9.

Face To FaceUnited Kingdom The Kinks
Year of Release:1966Appears in:206 charts
Rank in 1966:9Rank Score:2,232
Rank in 1960s89Overall Rank:904
Average Rating:  80/100 (268 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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10.

Black Monk TimeUnited States Monks
Year of Release:1966Appears in:151 charts
Rank in 1966:10Rank Score:2,077
Rank in 1960s96Overall Rank:965
Average Rating:  79/100 (187 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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Best Albums of 1966 composition

Artist Albums %


John Coltrane 4 1%
Sun Ra 4 1%
Wes Montgomery 4 1%
The Beatles 3 1%
Paul Revere And The Raiders 3 1%
Lee Morgan 3 1%
The Rolling Stones 3 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 219 59%
United Kingdom 63 17%
France 14 4%
Brazil 13 4%
Germany 8 2%
Italy 7 2%
Mixed Nationality 5 1%
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