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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 33,000 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:2,731 charts
Rank in 1966:1Rank Score:140,800
Rank in 1960s2Overall Rank:4
Average Rating: Top rated 91/100 (3,447 votes)
Comments: 381 comments
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2.

Pet SoundsUnited States The Beach Boys
Year of Release:1966Appears in:2,108 charts
Rank in 1966:2Rank Score:96,054
Rank in 1960s6Overall Rank:13
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (2,418 votes)
Comments: 259 comments
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3.

Blonde On BlondeUnited States Bob Dylan
Year of Release:1966Appears in:1,452 charts
Rank in 1966:3Rank Score:56,347
Rank in 1960s10Overall Rank:28
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (1,823 votes)
Comments: 133 comments
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4.

AftermathUnited Kingdom The Rolling Stones
Year of Release:1966Appears in:414 charts
Rank in 1966:4Rank Score:5,463
Rank in 1960s56Overall Rank:458
Average Rating:  79/100 (668 votes)
Comments: 52 comments
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5.

Sounds Of SilenceUnited States Simon And Garfunkel
Year of Release:1966Appears in:406 charts
Rank in 1966:5Rank Score:4,955
Rank in 1960s59Overall Rank:501
Average Rating:  80/100 (486 votes)
Comments: 20 comments
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6.

Freak Out!United States The Mothers of Invention
Year of Release:1966Appears in:358 charts
Rank in 1966:6Rank Score:4,938
Rank in 1960s60Overall Rank:503
Average Rating:  81/100 (507 votes)
Comments: 26 comments
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7.

Parsley, Sage, Rosemary And ThymeUnited States Simon And Garfunkel
Year of Release:1966Appears in:381 charts
Rank in 1966:7Rank Score:4,456
Rank in 1960s65Overall Rank:547
Average Rating:  80/100 (423 votes)
Comments: 24 comments
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8.

The Psychedelic Sounds Of The 13th Floor ElevatorsUnited States 13th Floor Elevators
Year of Release:1966Appears in:248 charts
Rank in 1966:8Rank Score:2,827
Rank in 1960s84Overall Rank:835
Average Rating:  79/100 (295 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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9.

AscensionUnited States John Coltrane
Year of Release:1966Appears in:171 charts
Rank in 1966:9Rank Score:2,441
Rank in 1960s93Overall Rank:942
Average Rating:  78/100 (211 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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10.

Black Monk TimeUnited States Monks
Year of Release:1966Appears in:177 charts
Rank in 1966:10Rank Score:2,368
Rank in 1960s100Overall Rank:976
Average Rating:  78/100 (221 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%
The T-Bones 3 1%
Walter Wanderley 3 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 267 59%
United Kingdom 81 18%
Brazil 20 4%
France 16 4%
Germany 9 2%
Italy 7 2%
Mixed Nationality 6 1%
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