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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 15,000 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, John Coltrane, The Kinks and 13th Floor Elevators.
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1.

RevolverUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1966Appears in:1,720 charts
Rank in 1966:1Rank Score:98,472
Rank in 1960s1Overall Rank:3
Average Rating: 91/100 (1,854 votes)
Comments: 214 comments
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2.

Pet SoundsUnited States The Beach Boys
Year of Release:1966Appears in:1,231 charts
Rank in 1966:2Rank Score:61,163
Rank in 1960s6Overall Rank:13
Average Rating: 87/100 (1,281 votes)
Comments: 143 comments
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3.

Blonde On BlondeUnited States Bob Dylan
Year of Release:1966Appears in:862 charts
Rank in 1966:3Rank Score:38,145
Rank in 1960s10Overall Rank:27
Average Rating: 87/100 (1,006 votes)
Comments: 80 comments
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4.

AftermathUnited Kingdom The Rolling Stones
Year of Release:1966Appears in:195 charts
Rank in 1966:4Rank Score:3,304
Rank in 1960s57Overall Rank:451
Average Rating: 79/100 (337 votes)
Comments: 30 comments
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5.

Freak Out!United States The Mothers of Invention
Year of Release:1966Appears in:173 charts
Rank in 1966:5Rank Score:3,286
Rank in 1960s58Overall Rank:453
Average Rating: 81/100 (262 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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Parsley, Sage, Rosemary And ThymeUnited States Simon And Garfunkel
Year of Release:1966Appears in:177 charts
Rank in 1966:6Rank Score:2,625
Rank in 1960s66Overall Rank:558
Average Rating: 79/100 (215 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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Sounds Of SilenceUnited States Simon And Garfunkel
Year of Release:1966Appears in:171 charts
Rank in 1966:7Rank Score:2,512
Rank in 1960s67Overall Rank:583
Average Rating: 79/100 (246 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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8.

Black Monk TimeUnited States The Monks
Year of Release:1966Appears in:100 charts
Rank in 1966:8Rank Score:1,676
Rank in 1960s83Overall Rank:834
Average Rating: 77/100 (122 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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9.

AscensionUnited States John Coltrane
Year of Release:1966Appears in:72 charts
Rank in 1966:9Rank Score:1,657
Rank in 1960s85Overall Rank:848
Average Rating: 78/100 (107 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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10.

Face To FaceUnited Kingdom The Kinks
Year of Release:1966Appears in:110 charts
Rank in 1966:10Rank Score:1,523
Rank in 1960s92Overall Rank:914
Average Rating: 80/100 (156 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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Best Albums of 1966 composition

Artist Albums %


Sun Ra 4 2%
The Kinks 3 1%
Frank Sinatra 3 1%
Nancy Sinatra 3 1%
The Rolling Stones 3 1%
The Walker Brothers 3 1%
The Animals 3 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 135 61%
United Kingdom 44 20%
Brazil 8 4%
France 7 3%
Italy 5 2%
Australia 3 1%
Netherlands 3 1%
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