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

RevolverUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1966Appears in:1,810 charts
Rank in 1966:1Rank Score:102,585
Rank in 1960s1Overall Rank:3
Average Rating: Top rated 91/100 (1,974 votes)
Comments: 226 comments
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2.

Pet SoundsUnited States The Beach Boys
Year of Release:1966Appears in:1,294 charts
Rank in 1966:2Rank Score:63,272
Rank in 1960s6Overall Rank:13
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (1,363 votes)
Comments: 150 comments
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3.

Blonde On BlondeUnited States Bob Dylan
Year of Release:1966Appears in:902 charts
Rank in 1966:3Rank Score:39,677
Rank in 1960s10Overall Rank:27
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (1,076 votes)
Comments: 82 comments
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4.

Freak Out!United States The Mothers of Invention
Year of Release:1966Appears in:194 charts
Rank in 1966:4Rank Score:3,666
Rank in 1960s57Overall Rank:437
Average Rating:  81/100 (285 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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5.

AftermathUnited Kingdom The Rolling Stones
Year of Release:1966Appears in:229 charts
Rank in 1966:5Rank Score:3,615
Rank in 1960s58Overall Rank:443
Average Rating:  79/100 (367 votes)
Comments: 30 comments
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6.

Parsley, Sage, Rosemary And ThymeUnited States Simon And Garfunkel
Year of Release:1966Appears in:191 charts
Rank in 1966:6Rank Score:2,780
Rank in 1960s66Overall Rank:558
Average Rating:  79/100 (235 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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7.

Sounds Of SilenceUnited States Simon And Garfunkel
Year of Release:1966Appears in:184 charts
Rank in 1966:7Rank Score:2,730
Rank in 1960s68Overall Rank:571
Average Rating:  79/100 (261 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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8.

Black Monk TimeUnited States The Monks
Year of Release:1966Appears in:106 charts
Rank in 1966:8Rank Score:1,814
Rank in 1960s83Overall Rank:830
Average Rating:  77/100 (130 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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9.

AscensionUnited States John Coltrane
Year of Release:1966Appears in:76 charts
Rank in 1966:9Rank Score:1,630
Rank in 1960s91Overall Rank:902
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:122 charts
Rank in 1966:10Rank Score:1,609
Rank in 1960s93Overall Rank:914
Average Rating:  79/100 (163 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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Best Albums of 1966 composition

Artist Albums %


Sun Ra 4 2%
Frank Sinatra 3 1%
Nancy Sinatra 3 1%
The Rolling Stones 3 1%
The Walker Brothers 3 1%
The Animals 3 1%
Paul Revere And The Raiders 3 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 143 61%
United Kingdom 45 19%
France 9 4%
Brazil 8 3%
Italy 5 2%
Netherlands 4 2%
Australia 3 1%
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