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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 38,000 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
11.

Face To FaceUnited Kingdom The Kinks
Year of Release:1966Appears in:281 charts
Rank in 1966:11Rank Score:2,669
Rank in 1960s96Overall Rank:940
Average Rating:  80/100 (355 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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12.

Fresh CreamUnited Kingdom Cream
Year of Release:1966Appears in:230 charts
Rank in 1966:12Rank Score:2,016
Rank in 1960s116Overall Rank:1,216
Average Rating:  78/100 (295 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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13.

If You Can Believe Your Eyes And EarsUnited States The Mamas And The Papas
Year of Release:1966Appears in:220 charts
Rank in 1966:13Rank Score:1,866
Rank in 1960s124Overall Rank:1,273
Average Rating:  77/100 (242 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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14.

Da CapoUnited States Love
Year of Release:1966Appears in:218 charts
Rank in 1966:14Rank Score:1,620
Rank in 1960s137Overall Rank:1,459
Average Rating:  79/100 (231 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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15.

Fifth DimensionUnited States The Byrds
Year of Release:1966Appears in:204 charts
Rank in 1966:15Rank Score:1,602
Rank in 1960s140Overall Rank:1,480
Average Rating:  78/100 (232 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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16.

Wild Is The WindUnited States Nina Simone
Year of Release:1966Appears in:119 charts
Rank in 1966:16Rank Score:1,391
Rank in 1960s150Overall Rank:1,652
Average Rating:  80/100 (115 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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17.

Blues BreakersUnited Kingdom John Mayall With Eric Clapton
Year of Release:1966Appears in:185 charts
Rank in 1966:17Rank Score:1,379
Rank in 1960s151Overall Rank:1,670
Average Rating:  79/100 (200 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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18.

Il Buono, Il Brutto, Il Cattivo [The Good, The Bad & The Ugly]Italy Ennio Morricone
Year of Release:1966Appears in:138 charts
Rank in 1966:18Rank Score:1,336
Rank in 1960s156Overall Rank:1,722
Average Rating:  81/100 (165 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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19.

Buffalo SpringfieldUnited States Buffalo Springfield
Year of Release:1966Appears in:155 charts
Rank in 1966:19Rank Score:1,248
Rank in 1960s164Overall Rank:1,812
Average Rating:  76/100 (166 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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20.

Speak No EvilUnited States Wayne Shorter
Year of Release:1966Appears in:136 charts
Rank in 1966:20Rank Score:1,183
Rank in 1960s168Overall Rank:1,893
Average Rating:  80/100 (121 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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Best Albums of 1966 composition

Artist Albums %


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


United States 311 59%
United Kingdom 88 17%
Brazil 22 4%
France 16 3%
Mixed Nationality 14 3%
Germany 10 2%
Italy 8 2%
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