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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 37,000 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:2,910 charts
Rank in 1966:1Rank Score:147,180
Rank in 1960s2Overall Rank:4
Average Rating: Top rated 91/100 (3,677 votes)
Comments: 408 comments
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2.

Pet SoundsUnited States The Beach Boys
Year of Release:1966Appears in:2,260 charts
Rank in 1966:2Rank Score:100,450
Rank in 1960s6Overall Rank:14
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (2,597 votes)
Comments: 273 comments
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3.

Blonde On BlondeUnited States Bob Dylan
Year of Release:1966Appears in:1,569 charts
Rank in 1966:3Rank Score:59,323
Rank in 1960s10Overall Rank:27
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (1,933 votes)
Comments: 138 comments
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4.

AftermathUnited Kingdom The Rolling Stones
Year of Release:1966Appears in:466 charts
Rank in 1966:4Rank Score:5,959
Rank in 1960s55Overall Rank:454
Average Rating:  79/100 (723 votes)
Comments: 55 comments
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5.

Freak Out!United States The Mothers Of Invention
Year of Release:1966Appears in:426 charts
Rank in 1966:5Rank Score:5,579
Rank in 1960s58Overall Rank:474
Average Rating:  81/100 (554 votes)
Comments: 29 comments
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6.

Sounds Of SilenceUnited States Simon And Garfunkel
Year of Release:1966Appears in:448 charts
Rank in 1966:6Rank Score:5,208
Rank in 1960s62Overall Rank:509
Average Rating:  80/100 (534 votes)
Comments: 20 comments
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7.

Parsley, Sage, Rosemary And ThymeUnited States Simon And Garfunkel
Year of Release:1966Appears in:418 charts
Rank in 1966:7Rank Score:4,672
Rank in 1960s66Overall Rank:561
Average Rating:  80/100 (466 votes)
Comments: 27 comments
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8.

The Psychedelic Sounds Of The 13th Floor ElevatorsUnited States 13th Floor Elevators
Year of Release:1966Appears in:289 charts
Rank in 1966:8Rank Score:2,927
Rank in 1960s83Overall Rank:856
Average Rating:  79/100 (331 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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9.

AscensionUnited States John Coltrane
Year of Release:1966Appears in:190 charts
Rank in 1966:9Rank Score:2,686
Rank in 1960s93Overall Rank:919
Average Rating:  78/100 (234 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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10.

Black Monk TimeUnited States Monks
Year of Release:1966Appears in:206 charts
Rank in 1966:10Rank Score:2,666
Rank in 1960s94Overall Rank:927
Average Rating:  78/100 (240 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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Best Albums of 1966 composition

Artist Albums %


Sun Ra 4 1%
The Animals 4 1%
Frank Sinatra 4 1%
Wes Montgomery 4 1%
Various Artists 3 1%
The Rolling Stones 3 1%
Don Cherry 3 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 305 59%
United Kingdom 89 17%
Brazil 21 4%
France 16 3%
Mixed Nationality 12 2%
Germany 10 2%
Italy 7 1%
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