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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 31,000 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:2,648 charts
Rank in 1966:1Rank Score:137,438
Rank in 1960s2Overall Rank:4
Average Rating: Top rated 91/100 (3,262 votes)
Comments: 360 comments
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2.

Pet SoundsUnited States The Beach Boys
Year of Release:1966Appears in:2,039 charts
Rank in 1966:2Rank Score:93,158
Rank in 1960s6Overall Rank:13
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (2,294 votes)
Comments: 247 comments
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3.

Blonde On BlondeUnited States Bob Dylan
Year of Release:1966Appears in:1,402 charts
Rank in 1966:3Rank Score:54,625
Rank in 1960s10Overall Rank:28
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (1,736 votes)
Comments: 127 comments
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4.

AftermathUnited Kingdom The Rolling Stones
Year of Release:1966Appears in:399 charts
Rank in 1966:4Rank Score:5,228
Rank in 1960s56Overall Rank:462
Average Rating:  79/100 (638 votes)
Comments: 51 comments
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5.

Freak Out!United States The Mothers of Invention
Year of Release:1966Appears in:344 charts
Rank in 1966:5Rank Score:4,919
Rank in 1960s58Overall Rank:489
Average Rating:  81/100 (481 votes)
Comments: 25 comments
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6.

Sounds Of SilenceUnited States Simon And Garfunkel
Year of Release:1966Appears in:375 charts
Rank in 1966:6Rank Score:4,627
Rank in 1960s63Overall Rank:518
Average Rating:  80/100 (453 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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7.

Parsley, Sage, Rosemary And ThymeUnited States Simon And Garfunkel
Year of Release:1966Appears in:367 charts
Rank in 1966:7Rank Score:4,337
Rank in 1960s65Overall Rank:545
Average Rating:  80/100 (395 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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8.

The Psychedelic Sounds Of The 13th Floor ElevatorsUnited States 13th Floor Elevators
Year of Release:1966Appears in:231 charts
Rank in 1966:8Rank Score:2,538
Rank in 1960s88Overall Rank:882
Average Rating:  79/100 (275 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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9.

AscensionUnited States John Coltrane
Year of Release:1966Appears in:157 charts
Rank in 1966:9Rank Score:2,306
Rank in 1960s99Overall Rank:962
Average Rating:  78/100 (198 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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10.

Black Monk TimeUnited States Monks
Year of Release:1966Appears in:162 charts
Rank in 1966:10Rank Score:2,243
Rank in 1960s100Overall Rank:990
Average Rating:  78/100 (206 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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Best Albums of 1966 composition

Artist Albums %


John Coltrane 4 1%
Sun Ra 4 1%
The Animals 4 1%
Frank Sinatra 4 1%
Wes Montgomery 4 1%
Lee Morgan 3 1%
Walter Wanderley 3 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 253 58%
United Kingdom 77 18%
Brazil 18 4%
France 16 4%
Germany 9 2%
Italy 7 2%
Mixed Nationality 5 1%
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