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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 30,000 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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RankAlbumArtist
1.

RevolverUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1966Appears in:2,597 charts
Rank in 1966:1Rank Score:135,182
Rank in 1960s2Overall Rank:4
Average Rating: Top rated 91/100 (3,155 votes)
Comments: 347 comments
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2.

Pet SoundsUnited States The Beach Boys
Year of Release:1966Appears in:1,993 charts
Rank in 1966:2Rank Score:91,233
Rank in 1960s6Overall Rank:13
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (2,229 votes)
Comments: 244 comments
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3.

Blonde On BlondeUnited States Bob Dylan
Year of Release:1966Appears in:1,365 charts
Rank in 1966:3Rank Score:53,103
Rank in 1960s10Overall Rank:28
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (1,690 votes)
Comments: 126 comments
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4.

AftermathUnited Kingdom The Rolling Stones
Year of Release:1966Appears in:385 charts
Rank in 1966:4Rank Score:5,185
Rank in 1960s56Overall Rank:454
Average Rating:  79/100 (622 votes)
Comments: 48 comments
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5.

Freak Out!United States The Mothers of Invention
Year of Release:1966Appears in:335 charts
Rank in 1966:5Rank Score:4,821
Rank in 1960s58Overall Rank:484
Average Rating:  81/100 (468 votes)
Comments: 24 comments
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6.

Sounds Of SilenceUnited States Simon And Garfunkel
Year of Release:1966Appears in:354 charts
Rank in 1966:6Rank Score:4,286
Rank in 1960s64Overall Rank:536
Average Rating:  80/100 (443 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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7.

Parsley, Sage, Rosemary And ThymeUnited States Simon And Garfunkel
Year of Release:1966Appears in:350 charts
Rank in 1966:7Rank Score:4,221
Rank in 1960s65Overall Rank:545
Average Rating:  80/100 (388 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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The Psychedelic Sounds Of The 13th Floor ElevatorsUnited States 13th Floor Elevators
Year of Release:1966Appears in:225 charts
Rank in 1966:8Rank Score:2,550
Rank in 1960s86Overall Rank:857
Average Rating:  79/100 (270 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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9.

Face To FaceUnited Kingdom The Kinks
Year of Release:1966Appears in:221 charts
Rank in 1966:9Rank Score:2,219
Rank in 1960s98Overall Rank:974
Average Rating:  80/100 (289 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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10.

Black Monk TimeUnited States Monks
Year of Release:1966Appears in:157 charts
Rank in 1966:10Rank Score:2,195
Rank in 1960s100Overall Rank:986
Average Rating:  77/100 (201 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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Best Albums of 1966 composition

Artist Albums %


Sun Ra 4 1%
The Animals 4 1%
Wes Montgomery 4 1%
John Coltrane 4 1%
The Walker Brothers 3 1%
Elvis Presley 3 1%
The Rolling Stones 3 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 241 58%
United Kingdom 75 18%
France 14 3%
Brazil 13 3%
Germany 8 2%
Italy 7 2%
Mixed Nationality 6 1%
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