Best Albums of 1966

Listed below are the best albums of 1966 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 46,000 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, 13th Floor Elevators, The Kinks and John Coltrane.
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1966
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74,163
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1966
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56,801
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1966
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33,979
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1966
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4,453
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4,404
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1966
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4,291
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1966
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3,581
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2,395
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1966
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2,028
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1966
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1,759
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Total albums: 606. Page 1 of 61

Best Albums of 1966 composition

Country Albums %


United States 354 58%
United Kingdom 94 16%
Brazil 23 4%
France 17 3%
Germany 15 2%
Mixed Nationality 14 2%
Canada 11 2%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 579 96%
Yes 27 4%
Live? Albums %
No 593 98%
Yes 13 2%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 602 99%
Yes 4 1%
Best Ever Albums
1. OK Computer by Radiohead
2. The Dark Side Of The Moon by Pink Floyd
3. Abbey Road by The Beatles
4. Revolver by The Beatles
5. Kid A by Radiohead
6. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band by The Beatles
7. In Rainbows by Radiohead
8. Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd
9. The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars by David Bowie
10. The Velvet Underground & Nico by The Velvet Underground & Nico
11. Untitled (Led Zeppelin IV) by Led Zeppelin
12. Funeral by Arcade Fire
13. Pet Sounds by The Beach Boys
14. The Beatles (The White Album) by The Beatles
15. In The Aeroplane Over The Sea by Neutral Milk Hotel
16. Nevermind by Nirvana
17. Doolittle by Pixies
18. London Calling by The Clash
19. The Queen Is Dead by The Smiths
20. The Bends by Radiohead
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