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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 30,000 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:2,606 charts
Rank in 1966:1Rank Score:135,657
Rank in 1960s2Overall Rank:4
Average Rating: Top rated 91/100 (3,187 votes)
Comments: 350 comments
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2.

Pet SoundsUnited States The Beach Boys
Year of Release:1966Appears in:2,010 charts
Rank in 1966:2Rank Score:92,431
Rank in 1960s6Overall Rank:12
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (2,257 votes)
Comments: 246 comments
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3.

Blonde On BlondeUnited States Bob Dylan
Year of Release:1966Appears in:1,373 charts
Rank in 1966:3Rank Score:53,438
Rank in 1960s10Overall Rank:28
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (1,707 votes)
Comments: 126 comments
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4.

AftermathUnited Kingdom The Rolling Stones
Year of Release:1966Appears in:388 charts
Rank in 1966:4Rank Score:5,247
Rank in 1960s56Overall Rank:455
Average Rating:  79/100 (628 votes)
Comments: 49 comments
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5.

Freak Out!United States The Mothers of Invention
Year of Release:1966Appears in:335 charts
Rank in 1966:5Rank Score:4,834
Rank in 1960s58Overall Rank:486
Average Rating:  81/100 (473 votes)
Comments: 24 comments
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6.

Sounds Of SilenceUnited States Simon And Garfunkel
Year of Release:1966Appears in:363 charts
Rank in 1966:6Rank Score:4,514
Rank in 1960s63Overall Rank:518
Average Rating:  80/100 (446 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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7.

Parsley, Sage, Rosemary And ThymeUnited States Simon And Garfunkel
Year of Release:1966Appears in:355 charts
Rank in 1966:7Rank Score:4,242
Rank in 1960s65Overall Rank:545
Average Rating:  80/100 (391 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:227 charts
Rank in 1966:8Rank Score:2,537
Rank in 1960s85Overall Rank:864
Average Rating:  79/100 (272 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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9.

Black Monk TimeUnited States Monks
Year of Release:1966Appears in:161 charts
Rank in 1966:9Rank Score:2,238
Rank in 1960s98Overall Rank:976
Average Rating:  77/100 (203 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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10.

AscensionUnited States John Coltrane
Year of Release:1966Appears in:148 charts
Rank in 1966:10Rank Score:2,203
Rank in 1960s100Overall Rank:996
Average Rating:  78/100 (193 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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Best Albums of 1966 composition

Artist Albums %


John Coltrane 4 1%
Sun Ra 4 1%
The Animals 4 1%
Frank Sinatra 4 1%
Wes Montgomery 4 1%
The Beatles 3 1%
Paul Revere And The Raiders 3 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 246 58%
United Kingdom 76 18%
Brazil 15 4%
France 14 3%
Germany 9 2%
Italy 7 2%
Mixed Nationality 6 1%
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