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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 35,000 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 Monks.
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RankAlbumArtist
1.

RevolverUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1966Appears in:2,828 charts
Rank in 1966:1Rank Score:143,835
Rank in 1960s2Overall Rank:4
Average Rating: Top rated 91/100 (3,546 votes)
Comments: 391 comments
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2.

Pet SoundsUnited States The Beach Boys
Year of Release:1966Appears in:2,177 charts
Rank in 1966:2Rank Score:97,361
Rank in 1960s6Overall Rank:14
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (2,489 votes)
Comments: 264 comments
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3.

Blonde On BlondeUnited States Bob Dylan
Year of Release:1966Appears in:1,501 charts
Rank in 1966:3Rank Score:57,420
Rank in 1960s10Overall Rank:27
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (1,871 votes)
Comments: 136 comments
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4.

AftermathUnited Kingdom The Rolling Stones
Year of Release:1966Appears in:439 charts
Rank in 1966:4Rank Score:5,694
Rank in 1960s55Overall Rank:454
Average Rating:  79/100 (688 votes)
Comments: 55 comments
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5.

Sounds Of SilenceUnited States Simon And Garfunkel
Year of Release:1966Appears in:432 charts
Rank in 1966:5Rank Score:5,208
Rank in 1960s58Overall Rank:490
Average Rating:  80/100 (512 votes)
Comments: 20 comments
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6.

Freak Out!United States The Mothers of Invention
Year of Release:1966Appears in:389 charts
Rank in 1966:6Rank Score:5,146
Rank in 1960s60Overall Rank:497
Average Rating:  81/100 (528 votes)
Comments: 29 comments
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7.

Parsley, Sage, Rosemary And ThymeUnited States Simon And Garfunkel
Year of Release:1966Appears in:400 charts
Rank in 1966:7Rank Score:4,578
Rank in 1960s65Overall Rank:549
Average Rating:  80/100 (443 votes)
Comments: 26 comments
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8.

The Psychedelic Sounds Of The 13th Floor ElevatorsUnited States 13th Floor Elevators
Year of Release:1966Appears in:270 charts
Rank in 1966:8Rank Score:2,924
Rank in 1960s83Overall Rank:833
Average Rating:  79/100 (306 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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9.

Black Monk TimeUnited States Monks
Year of Release:1966Appears in:194 charts
Rank in 1966:9Rank Score:2,662
Rank in 1960s90Overall Rank:901
Average Rating:  78/100 (231 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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10.

AscensionUnited States John Coltrane
Year of Release:1966Appears in:176 charts
Rank in 1966:10Rank Score:2,567
Rank in 1960s96Overall Rank:935
Average Rating:  78/100 (219 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%
Frank Sinatra 4 1%
The Beatles 3 1%
Paul Revere And The Raiders 3 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 284 59%
United Kingdom 83 17%
Brazil 21 4%
France 17 4%
Germany 10 2%
Mixed Nationality 8 2%
Italy 7 1%
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