Best Albums of 1966

Listed below are the best albums of 1966 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 53,000 greatest album charts.

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1966 year summaryThe best artists of 1966 were The Beatles, The Beach Boys, Bob Dylan, Simon & Garfunkel, The Rolling Stones, The Mothers Of Invention, Frank Zappa, John Coltrane, The Kinks and Nina Simone.
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1966
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56,675
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1966
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44,938
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1966
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27,632
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1966
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4,397
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1966
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4,333
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1966
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3,706
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1966
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3,577
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1966
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2,125
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1966
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2,112
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1966
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2,106
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Total albums: 701. Page 1 of 71

Best Albums of 1966 composition

Country Albums %


United States 402 57%
United Kingdom 101 14%
Brazil 25 4%
France 22 3%
Australia 19 3%
Germany 18 3%
Mixed Nationality 18 3%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 669 95%
Yes 32 5%
Live? Albums %
No 675 96%
Yes 26 4%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 687 98%
Yes 14 2%
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