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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:2,841 charts
Rank in 1966:1Rank Score:144,142
Rank in 1960s2Overall Rank:4
Average Rating: Top rated 91/100 (3,572 votes)
Comments: 394 comments
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2.

Pet SoundsUnited States The Beach Boys
Year of Release:1966Appears in:2,187 charts
Rank in 1966:2Rank Score:97,762
Rank in 1960s6Overall Rank:14
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (2,508 votes)
Comments: 265 comments
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3.

Blonde On BlondeUnited States Bob Dylan
Year of Release:1966Appears in:1,505 charts
Rank in 1966:3Rank Score:57,116
Rank in 1960s10Overall Rank:28
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (1,882 votes)
Comments: 136 comments
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4.

AftermathUnited Kingdom The Rolling Stones
Year of Release:1966Appears in:446 charts
Rank in 1966:4Rank Score:5,707
Rank in 1960s55Overall Rank:453
Average Rating:  79/100 (692 votes)
Comments: 55 comments
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5.

Freak Out!United States The Mothers of Invention
Year of Release:1966Appears in:392 charts
Rank in 1966:5Rank Score:5,195
Rank in 1960s58Overall Rank:494
Average Rating:  81/100 (531 votes)
Comments: 29 comments
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6.

Sounds Of SilenceUnited States Simon And Garfunkel
Year of Release:1966Appears in:432 charts
Rank in 1966:6Rank Score:5,173
Rank in 1960s60Overall Rank:496
Average Rating:  80/100 (515 votes)
Comments: 20 comments
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7.

Parsley, Sage, Rosemary And ThymeUnited States Simon And Garfunkel
Year of Release:1966Appears in:402 charts
Rank in 1966:7Rank Score:4,578
Rank in 1960s65Overall Rank:551
Average Rating:  80/100 (446 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:271 charts
Rank in 1966:8Rank Score:2,914
Rank in 1960s83Overall Rank:839
Average Rating:  79/100 (311 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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9.

Black Monk TimeUnited States Monks
Year of Release:1966Appears in:195 charts
Rank in 1966:9Rank Score:2,665
Rank in 1960s90Overall Rank:904
Average Rating:  78/100 (232 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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10.

AscensionUnited States John Coltrane
Year of Release:1966Appears in:177 charts
Rank in 1966:10Rank Score:2,651
Rank in 1960s91Overall Rank:911
Average Rating:  78/100 (223 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%
John Coltrane 4 1%
Sun Ra 4 1%
Walter Wanderley 3 1%
Nancy Sinatra 3 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 288 58%
United Kingdom 84 17%
Brazil 21 4%
France 17 3%
Germany 10 2%
Mixed Nationality 8 2%
Italy 7 1%
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