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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 28,000 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:2,513 charts
Rank in 1966:1Rank Score:132,512
Rank in 1960s1Overall Rank:3
Average Rating: Top rated 91/100 (3,017 votes)
Comments: 339 comments
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2.

Pet SoundsUnited States The Beach Boys
Year of Release:1966Appears in:1,911 charts
Rank in 1966:2Rank Score:88,302
Rank in 1960s6Overall Rank:13
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (2,132 votes)
Comments: 237 comments
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3.

Blonde On BlondeUnited States Bob Dylan
Year of Release:1966Appears in:1,322 charts
Rank in 1966:3Rank Score:52,207
Rank in 1960s10Overall Rank:28
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (1,613 votes)
Comments: 121 comments
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4.

AftermathUnited Kingdom The Rolling Stones
Year of Release:1966Appears in:356 charts
Rank in 1966:4Rank Score:5,070
Rank in 1960s55Overall Rank:444
Average Rating:  79/100 (596 votes)
Comments: 47 comments
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5.

Freak Out!United States The Mothers of Invention
Year of Release:1966Appears in:308 charts
Rank in 1966:5Rank Score:4,512
Rank in 1960s60Overall Rank:494
Average Rating:  81/100 (446 votes)
Comments: 24 comments
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6.

Sounds Of SilenceUnited States Simon And Garfunkel
Year of Release:1966Appears in:319 charts
Rank in 1966:6Rank Score:4,035
Rank in 1960s63Overall Rank:542
Average Rating:  80/100 (419 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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7.

Parsley, Sage, Rosemary And ThymeUnited States Simon And Garfunkel
Year of Release:1966Appears in:323 charts
Rank in 1966:7Rank Score:3,958
Rank in 1960s66Overall Rank:554
Average Rating:  80/100 (366 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:219 charts
Rank in 1966:8Rank Score:2,513
Rank in 1960s84Overall Rank:834
Average Rating:  80/100 (258 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:2,106
Rank in 1960s96Overall Rank:985
Average Rating:  80/100 (277 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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10.

Black Monk TimeUnited States Monks
Year of Release:1966Appears in:148 charts
Rank in 1966:10Rank Score:2,095
Rank in 1960s98Overall Rank:989
Average Rating:  78/100 (194 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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Best Albums of 1966 composition

Artist Albums %


Sun Ra 4 1%
The Animals 4 1%
Wes Montgomery 4 1%
John Coltrane 4 1%
The Walker Brothers 3 1%
The Standells 3 1%
Walter Wanderley 3 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 233 59%
United Kingdom 70 18%
France 14 4%
Brazil 13 3%
Germany 8 2%
Italy 7 2%
Mixed Nationality 5 1%
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