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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:2,901 charts
Rank in 1966:1Rank Score:146,997
Rank in 1960s2Overall Rank:4
Average Rating: Top rated 91/100 (3,656 votes)
Comments: 403 comments
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2.

Pet SoundsUnited States The Beach Boys
Year of Release:1966Appears in:2,247 charts
Rank in 1966:2Rank Score:100,094
Rank in 1960s6Overall Rank:14
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (2,580 votes)
Comments: 270 comments
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3.

Blonde On BlondeUnited States Bob Dylan
Year of Release:1966Appears in:1,554 charts
Rank in 1966:3Rank Score:58,901
Rank in 1960s10Overall Rank:27
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (1,924 votes)
Comments: 138 comments
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4.

AftermathUnited Kingdom The Rolling Stones
Year of Release:1966Appears in:461 charts
Rank in 1966:4Rank Score:5,862
Rank in 1960s55Overall Rank:457
Average Rating:  79/100 (719 votes)
Comments: 55 comments
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5.

Freak Out!United States The Mothers Of Invention
Year of Release:1966Appears in:414 charts
Rank in 1966:5Rank Score:5,321
Rank in 1960s58Overall Rank:496
Average Rating:  81/100 (550 votes)
Comments: 29 comments
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6.

Sounds Of SilenceUnited States Simon And Garfunkel
Year of Release:1966Appears in:442 charts
Rank in 1966:6Rank Score:5,177
Rank in 1960s62Overall Rank:512
Average Rating:  80/100 (528 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:4,636
Rank in 1960s66Overall Rank:561
Average Rating:  80/100 (459 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:284 charts
Rank in 1966:8Rank Score:2,932
Rank in 1960s84Overall Rank:855
Average Rating:  79/100 (327 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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9.

AscensionUnited States John Coltrane
Year of Release:1966Appears in:186 charts
Rank in 1966:9Rank Score:2,669
Rank in 1960s93Overall Rank:922
Average Rating:  78/100 (232 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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10.

Black Monk TimeUnited States Monks
Year of Release:1966Appears in:204 charts
Rank in 1966:10Rank Score:2,664
Rank in 1960s94Overall Rank:925
Average Rating:  78/100 (238 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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Best Albums of 1966 composition

Artist Albums %


Frank Sinatra 4 1%
Wes Montgomery 4 1%
Sun Ra 4 1%
The Animals 4 1%
The Hollies 3 1%
The Kinks 3 1%
Elvis Presley 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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