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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 19,000 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, Monks, 13th Floor Elevators, The Kinks and John Coltrane.
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RankAlbumArtist
1.

RevolverUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1966Appears in:1,949 charts
Rank in 1966:1Rank Score:109,072
Rank in 1960s1Overall Rank:3
Average Rating: Top rated 91/100 (2,183 votes)
Comments: 249 comments
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2.

Pet SoundsUnited States The Beach Boys
Year of Release:1966Appears in:1,406 charts
Rank in 1966:2Rank Score:69,058
Rank in 1960s6Overall Rank:14
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (1,504 votes)
Comments: 168 comments
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3.

Blonde On BlondeUnited States Bob Dylan
Year of Release:1966Appears in:989 charts
Rank in 1966:3Rank Score:42,572
Rank in 1960s10Overall Rank:28
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (1,183 votes)
Comments: 87 comments
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4.

AftermathUnited Kingdom The Rolling Stones
Year of Release:1966Appears in:271 charts
Rank in 1966:4Rank Score:3,935
Rank in 1960s57Overall Rank:440
Average Rating:  79/100 (418 votes)
Comments: 33 comments
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5.

Freak Out!United States The Mothers of Invention
Year of Release:1966Appears in:211 charts
Rank in 1966:5Rank Score:3,824
Rank in 1960s58Overall Rank:453
Average Rating:  81/100 (311 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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6.

Parsley, Sage, Rosemary And ThymeUnited States Simon And Garfunkel
Year of Release:1966Appears in:225 charts
Rank in 1966:6Rank Score:3,123
Rank in 1960s64Overall Rank:543
Average Rating:  79/100 (265 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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7.

Sounds Of SilenceUnited States Simon And Garfunkel
Year of Release:1966Appears in:222 charts
Rank in 1966:7Rank Score:3,121
Rank in 1960s65Overall Rank:544
Average Rating:  80/100 (300 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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8.

Black Monk TimeUnited States Monks
Year of Release:1966Appears in:122 charts
Rank in 1966:8Rank Score:1,987
Rank in 1960s84Overall Rank:816
Average Rating:  79/100 (147 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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9.

The Psychedelic Sounds Of The 13th Floor ElevatorsUnited States 13th Floor Elevators
Year of Release:1966Appears in:149 charts
Rank in 1966:9Rank Score:1,853
Rank in 1960s87Overall Rank:866
Average Rating:  79/100 (186 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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10.

Face To FaceUnited Kingdom The Kinks
Year of Release:1966Appears in:140 charts
Rank in 1966:10Rank Score:1,728
Rank in 1960s95Overall Rank:931
Average Rating:  80/100 (197 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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Best Albums of 1966 composition

Artist Albums %


Sun Ra 4 1%
Wes Montgomery 3 1%
The Animals 3 1%
The Kinks 3 1%
Frank Sinatra 3 1%
The Beatles 3 1%
Paul Revere And The Raiders 3 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 169 60%
United Kingdom 47 17%
France 11 4%
Brazil 10 4%
Germany 6 2%
Italy 5 2%
Netherlands 4 1%
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