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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 36,000 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:2,873 charts
Rank in 1966:1Rank Score:145,803
Rank in 1960s2Overall Rank:4
Average Rating: Top rated 91/100 (3,618 votes)
Comments: 399 comments
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2.

Pet SoundsUnited States The Beach Boys
Year of Release:1966Appears in:2,229 charts
Rank in 1966:2Rank Score:99,160
Rank in 1960s6Overall Rank:14
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (2,547 votes)
Comments: 266 comments
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3.

Blonde On BlondeUnited States Bob Dylan
Year of Release:1966Appears in:1,539 charts
Rank in 1966:3Rank Score:58,271
Rank in 1960s10Overall Rank:27
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (1,907 votes)
Comments: 137 comments
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4.

AftermathUnited Kingdom The Rolling Stones
Year of Release:1966Appears in:462 charts
Rank in 1966:4Rank Score:5,844
Rank in 1960s55Overall Rank:452
Average Rating:  79/100 (706 votes)
Comments: 55 comments
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5.

Freak Out!United States The Mothers Of Invention
Year of Release:1966Appears in:405 charts
Rank in 1966:5Rank Score:5,258
Rank in 1960s58Overall Rank:495
Average Rating:  81/100 (537 votes)
Comments: 29 comments
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6.

Sounds Of SilenceUnited States Simon And Garfunkel
Year of Release:1966Appears in:439 charts
Rank in 1966:6Rank Score:5,159
Rank in 1960s61Overall Rank:506
Average Rating:  80/100 (522 votes)
Comments: 20 comments
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7.

Parsley, Sage, Rosemary And ThymeUnited States Simon And Garfunkel
Year of Release:1966Appears in:411 charts
Rank in 1966:7Rank Score:4,642
Rank in 1960s66Overall Rank:555
Average Rating:  80/100 (455 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:282 charts
Rank in 1966:8Rank Score:2,946
Rank in 1960s84Overall Rank:845
Average Rating:  79/100 (321 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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9.

Black Monk TimeUnited States Monks
Year of Release:1966Appears in:202 charts
Rank in 1966:9Rank Score:2,668
Rank in 1960s91Overall Rank:913
Average Rating:  78/100 (237 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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10.

AscensionUnited States John Coltrane
Year of Release:1966Appears in:183 charts
Rank in 1966:10Rank Score:2,652
Rank in 1960s94Overall Rank:920
Average Rating:  78/100 (229 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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Best Albums of 1966 composition

Artist Albums %


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


United States 303 59%
United Kingdom 87 17%
Brazil 22 4%
France 16 3%
Mixed Nationality 12 2%
Germany 10 2%
Italy 7 1%
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