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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 29,000 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:2,550 charts
Rank in 1966:1Rank Score:133,141
Rank in 1960s2Overall Rank:4
Average Rating: Top rated 91/100 (3,093 votes)
Comments: 342 comments
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2.

Pet SoundsUnited States The Beach Boys
Year of Release:1966Appears in:1,945 charts
Rank in 1966:2Rank Score:89,333
Rank in 1960s6Overall Rank:13
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (2,186 votes)
Comments: 241 comments
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3.

Blonde On BlondeUnited States Bob Dylan
Year of Release:1966Appears in:1,342 charts
Rank in 1966:3Rank Score:52,771
Rank in 1960s10Overall Rank:28
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (1,646 votes)
Comments: 125 comments
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4.

AftermathUnited Kingdom The Rolling Stones
Year of Release:1966Appears in:370 charts
Rank in 1966:4Rank Score:5,057
Rank in 1960s56Overall Rank:455
Average Rating:  79/100 (609 votes)
Comments: 47 comments
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5.

Freak Out!United States The Mothers of Invention
Year of Release:1966Appears in:316 charts
Rank in 1966:5Rank Score:4,673
Rank in 1960s59Overall Rank:488
Average Rating:  81/100 (457 votes)
Comments: 24 comments
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6.

Sounds Of SilenceUnited States Simon And Garfunkel
Year of Release:1966Appears in:333 charts
Rank in 1966:6Rank Score:4,176
Rank in 1960s64Overall Rank:535
Average Rating:  80/100 (434 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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7.

Parsley, Sage, Rosemary And ThymeUnited States Simon And Garfunkel
Year of Release:1966Appears in:332 charts
Rank in 1966:7Rank Score:4,009
Rank in 1960s66Overall Rank:557
Average Rating:  80/100 (379 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:222 charts
Rank in 1966:8Rank Score:2,549
Rank in 1960s84Overall Rank:842
Average Rating:  80/100 (262 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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9.

Face To FaceUnited Kingdom The Kinks
Year of Release:1966Appears in:213 charts
Rank in 1966:9Rank Score:2,184
Rank in 1960s97Overall Rank:977
Average Rating:  80/100 (282 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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10.

Black Monk TimeUnited States Monks
Year of Release:1966Appears in:152 charts
Rank in 1966:10Rank Score:2,157
Rank in 1960s98Overall Rank:988
Average Rating:  78/100 (196 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 4 1%
Elvis Presley 3 1%
The Kinks 3 1%
Frank Sinatra 3 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 237 59%
United Kingdom 74 18%
France 14 3%
Brazil 14 3%
Germany 8 2%
Italy 7 2%
Mixed Nationality 5 1%
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