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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 34,000 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:2,770 charts
Rank in 1966:1Rank Score:141,885
Rank in 1960s2Overall Rank:4
Average Rating: Top rated 91/100 (3,487 votes)
Comments: 385 comments
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2.

Pet SoundsUnited States The Beach Boys
Year of Release:1966Appears in:2,137 charts
Rank in 1966:2Rank Score:96,533
Rank in 1960s6Overall Rank:13
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (2,450 votes)
Comments: 262 comments
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3.

Blonde On BlondeUnited States Bob Dylan
Year of Release:1966Appears in:1,473 charts
Rank in 1966:3Rank Score:56,886
Rank in 1960s10Overall Rank:28
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (1,839 votes)
Comments: 135 comments
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4.

AftermathUnited Kingdom The Rolling Stones
Year of Release:1966Appears in:419 charts
Rank in 1966:4Rank Score:5,508
Rank in 1960s56Overall Rank:456
Average Rating:  79/100 (676 votes)
Comments: 53 comments
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5.

Sounds Of SilenceUnited States Simon And Garfunkel
Year of Release:1966Appears in:416 charts
Rank in 1966:5Rank Score:5,038
Rank in 1960s59Overall Rank:496
Average Rating:  80/100 (499 votes)
Comments: 20 comments
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6.

Freak Out!United States The Mothers of Invention
Year of Release:1966Appears in:365 charts
Rank in 1966:6Rank Score:4,971
Rank in 1960s61Overall Rank:505
Average Rating:  81/100 (516 votes)
Comments: 26 comments
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7.

Parsley, Sage, Rosemary And ThymeUnited States Simon And Garfunkel
Year of Release:1966Appears in:388 charts
Rank in 1966:7Rank Score:4,563
Rank in 1960s65Overall Rank:544
Average Rating:  80/100 (433 votes)
Comments: 25 comments
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The Psychedelic Sounds Of The 13th Floor ElevatorsUnited States 13th Floor Elevators
Year of Release:1966Appears in:259 charts
Rank in 1966:8Rank Score:2,900
Rank in 1960s83Overall Rank:830
Average Rating:  79/100 (301 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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9.

AscensionUnited States John Coltrane
Year of Release:1966Appears in:175 charts
Rank in 1966:9Rank Score:2,562
Rank in 1960s91Overall Rank:914
Average Rating:  78/100 (215 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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10.

Black Monk TimeUnited States Monks
Year of Release:1966Appears in:180 charts
Rank in 1966:10Rank Score:2,367
Rank in 1960s101Overall Rank:987
Average Rating:  78/100 (223 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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Best Albums of 1966 composition

Artist Albums %


The Animals 4 1%
Frank Sinatra 4 1%
Wes Montgomery 4 1%
John Coltrane 4 1%
Sun Ra 4 1%
Nancy Sinatra 3 1%
The Hollies 3 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 273 58%
United Kingdom 81 17%
Brazil 21 4%
France 17 4%
Germany 10 2%
Italy 7 1%
Mixed Nationality 6 1%
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