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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 27,000 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:2,454 charts
Rank in 1966:1Rank Score:129,813
Rank in 1960s1Overall Rank:3
Average Rating: Top rated 91/100 (2,913 votes)
Comments: 333 comments
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2.

Pet SoundsUnited States The Beach Boys
Year of Release:1966Appears in:1,850 charts
Rank in 1966:2Rank Score:85,528
Rank in 1960s6Overall Rank:13
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (2,068 votes)
Comments: 233 comments
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3.

Blonde On BlondeUnited States Bob Dylan
Year of Release:1966Appears in:1,288 charts
Rank in 1966:3Rank Score:51,056
Rank in 1960s10Overall Rank:28
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (1,573 votes)
Comments: 119 comments
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4.

AftermathUnited Kingdom The Rolling Stones
Year of Release:1966Appears in:354 charts
Rank in 1966:4Rank Score:4,986
Rank in 1960s55Overall Rank:438
Average Rating:  79/100 (580 votes)
Comments: 47 comments
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5.

Freak Out!United States The Mothers of Invention
Year of Release:1966Appears in:296 charts
Rank in 1966:5Rank Score:4,367
Rank in 1960s60Overall Rank:499
Average Rating:  81/100 (435 votes)
Comments: 24 comments
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6.

Sounds Of SilenceUnited States Simon And Garfunkel
Year of Release:1966Appears in:310 charts
Rank in 1966:6Rank Score:3,913
Rank in 1960s64Overall Rank:544
Average Rating:  80/100 (415 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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7.

Parsley, Sage, Rosemary And ThymeUnited States Simon And Garfunkel
Year of Release:1966Appears in:312 charts
Rank in 1966:7Rank Score:3,821
Rank in 1960s65Overall Rank:562
Average Rating:  80/100 (362 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:213 charts
Rank in 1966:8Rank Score:2,446
Rank in 1960s85Overall Rank:842
Average Rating:  80/100 (251 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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9.

Face To FaceUnited Kingdom The Kinks
Year of Release:1966Appears in:207 charts
Rank in 1966:9Rank Score:2,240
Rank in 1960s90Overall Rank:906
Average Rating:  80/100 (268 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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10.

Black Monk TimeUnited States Monks
Year of Release:1966Appears in:150 charts
Rank in 1966:10Rank Score:2,036
Rank in 1960s97Overall Rank:986
Average Rating:  79/100 (189 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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Best Albums of 1966 composition

Artist Albums %


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


United States 221 60%
United Kingdom 63 17%
France 14 4%
Brazil 13 4%
Germany 8 2%
Italy 7 2%
Mixed Nationality 5 1%
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