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Best Albums of 1966

Listed below are the greatest albums of 1966 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 37,000 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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1.

RevolverUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1966Appears in:2,922 charts
Rank in 1966:1Rank Score:147,734
Rank in 1960s2Overall Rank:4
Average Rating: Top rated 91/100 (3,699 votes)
Comments: 410 comments
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2.

Pet SoundsUnited States The Beach Boys
Year of Release:1966Appears in:2,263 charts
Rank in 1966:2Rank Score:100,344
Rank in 1960s6Overall Rank:14
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (2,613 votes)
Comments: 275 comments
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3.

Blonde On BlondeUnited States Bob Dylan
Year of Release:1966Appears in:1,573 charts
Rank in 1966:3Rank Score:59,274
Rank in 1960s10Overall Rank:27
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (1,945 votes)
Comments: 138 comments
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4.

AftermathUnited Kingdom The Rolling Stones
Year of Release:1966Appears in:468 charts
Rank in 1966:4Rank Score:5,969
Rank in 1960s55Overall Rank:455
Average Rating:  79/100 (726 votes)
Comments: 55 comments
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5.

Freak Out!United States The Mothers Of Invention
Year of Release:1966Appears in:428 charts
Rank in 1966:5Rank Score:5,589
Rank in 1960s58Overall Rank:475
Average Rating:  81/100 (557 votes)
Comments: 29 comments
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6.

Sounds Of SilenceUnited States Simon And Garfunkel
Year of Release:1966Appears in:453 charts
Rank in 1966:6Rank Score:5,230
Rank in 1960s61Overall Rank:507
Average Rating:  80/100 (538 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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7.

Parsley, Sage, Rosemary And ThymeUnited States Simon And Garfunkel
Year of Release:1966Appears in:426 charts
Rank in 1966:7Rank Score:4,685
Rank in 1960s66Overall Rank:563
Average Rating:  80/100 (470 votes)
Comments: 27 comments
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8.

The Psychedelic Sounds Of The 13th Floor ElevatorsUnited States 13th Floor Elevators
Year of Release:1966Appears in:288 charts
Rank in 1966:8Rank Score:2,913
Rank in 1960s87Overall Rank:863
Average Rating:  79/100 (332 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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9.

AscensionUnited States John Coltrane
Year of Release:1966Appears in:191 charts
Rank in 1966:9Rank Score:2,695
Rank in 1960s93Overall Rank:919
Average Rating:  79/100 (234 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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10.

Black Monk TimeUnited States Monks
Year of Release:1966Appears in:208 charts
Rank in 1966:10Rank Score:2,684
Rank in 1960s94Overall Rank:922
Average Rating:  78/100 (241 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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Best Albums of 1966 composition

Artist Albums %


Sun Ra 4 1%
The Animals 4 1%
Frank Sinatra 4 1%
Wes Montgomery 4 1%
Don Cherry 3 1%
Various Artists 3 1%
The Rolling Stones 3 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 306 59%
United Kingdom 89 17%
Brazil 21 4%
France 16 3%
Mixed Nationality 12 2%
Germany 10 2%
Italy 7 1%
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