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

RevolverUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1966Appears in:2,228 charts
Rank in 1966:1Rank Score:120,318
Rank in 1960s1Overall Rank:3
Average Rating: Top rated 91/100 (2,594 votes)
Comments: 294 comments
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2.

Pet SoundsUnited States The Beach Boys
Year of Release:1966Appears in:1,644 charts
Rank in 1966:2Rank Score:77,799
Rank in 1960s6Overall Rank:14
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (1,821 votes)
Comments: 204 comments
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3.

Blonde On BlondeUnited States Bob Dylan
Year of Release:1966Appears in:1,148 charts
Rank in 1966:3Rank Score:47,012
Rank in 1960s10Overall Rank:27
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (1,383 votes)
Comments: 106 comments
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4.

AftermathUnited Kingdom The Rolling Stones
Year of Release:1966Appears in:319 charts
Rank in 1966:4Rank Score:4,556
Rank in 1960s55Overall Rank:430
Average Rating:  79/100 (504 votes)
Comments: 41 comments
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5.

Freak Out!United States The Mothers of Invention
Year of Release:1966Appears in:239 charts
Rank in 1966:5Rank Score:3,958
Rank in 1960s59Overall Rank:488
Average Rating:  82/100 (367 votes)
Comments: 22 comments
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6.

Parsley, Sage, Rosemary And ThymeUnited States Simon And Garfunkel
Year of Release:1966Appears in:268 charts
Rank in 1966:6Rank Score:3,431
Rank in 1960s63Overall Rank:550
Average Rating:  79/100 (315 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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7.

Sounds Of SilenceUnited States Simon And Garfunkel
Year of Release:1966Appears in:264 charts
Rank in 1966:7Rank Score:3,400
Rank in 1960s67Overall Rank:559
Average Rating:  80/100 (367 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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8.

Face To FaceUnited Kingdom The Kinks
Year of Release:1966Appears in:185 charts
Rank in 1966:8Rank Score:2,170
Rank in 1960s85Overall Rank:838
Average Rating:  81/100 (240 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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9.

Black Monk TimeUnited States Monks
Year of Release:1966Appears in:136 charts
Rank in 1966:9Rank Score:1,982
Rank in 1960s92Overall Rank:917
Average Rating:  79/100 (172 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:178 charts
Rank in 1966:10Rank Score:1,950
Rank in 1960s94Overall Rank:937
Average Rating:  80/100 (216 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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Best Albums of 1966 composition

Artist Albums %


Sun Ra 4 1%
Elvis Presley 3 1%
The Animals 3 1%
The Kinks 3 1%
Wes Montgomery 3 1%
Frank Sinatra 3 1%
The Beatles 3 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 205 60%
United Kingdom 59 17%
Brazil 13 4%
France 11 3%
Germany 8 2%
Italy 7 2%
Australia 4 1%
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