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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
1.

RevolverUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1966Appears in:2,926 charts
Rank in 1966:1Rank Score:147,966
Rank in 1960s2Overall Rank:4
Average Rating: Top rated 91/100 (3,724 votes)
Comments: 414 comments
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2.

Pet SoundsUnited States The Beach Boys
Year of Release:1966Appears in:2,274 charts
Rank in 1966:2Rank Score:100,630
Rank in 1960s6Overall Rank:14
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (2,632 votes)
Comments: 278 comments
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3.

Blonde On BlondeUnited States Bob Dylan
Year of Release:1966Appears in:1,576 charts
Rank in 1966:3Rank Score:59,340
Rank in 1960s10Overall Rank:27
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (1,957 votes)
Comments: 139 comments
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4.

AftermathUnited Kingdom The Rolling Stones
Year of Release:1966Appears in:470 charts
Rank in 1966:4Rank Score:6,016
Rank in 1960s55Overall Rank:452
Average Rating:  79/100 (730 votes)
Comments: 55 comments
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5.

Freak Out!United States The Mothers Of Invention
Year of Release:1966Appears in:431 charts
Rank in 1966:5Rank Score:5,663
Rank in 1960s58Overall Rank:474
Average Rating:  81/100 (561 votes)
Comments: 30 comments
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6.

Sounds Of SilenceUnited States Simon And Garfunkel
Year of Release:1966Appears in:458 charts
Rank in 1966:6Rank Score:5,221
Rank in 1960s62Overall Rank:511
Average Rating:  80/100 (543 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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7.

Parsley, Sage, Rosemary And ThymeUnited States Simon And Garfunkel
Year of Release:1966Appears in:427 charts
Rank in 1966:7Rank Score:4,684
Rank in 1960s66Overall Rank:565
Average Rating:  80/100 (476 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:287 charts
Rank in 1966:8Rank Score:2,914
Rank in 1960s86Overall Rank:870
Average Rating:  79/100 (337 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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9.

Black Monk TimeUnited States Monks
Year of Release:1966Appears in:211 charts
Rank in 1966:9Rank Score:2,724
Rank in 1960s92Overall Rank:914
Average Rating:  78/100 (245 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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10.

AscensionUnited States John Coltrane
Year of Release:1966Appears in:194 charts
Rank in 1966:10Rank Score:2,713
Rank in 1960s93Overall Rank:916
Average Rating:  78/100 (237 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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Best Albums of 1966 composition

Artist Albums %


The Animals 4 1%
Frank Sinatra 4 1%
Wes Montgomery 4 1%
Sun Ra 4 1%
Nancy Sinatra 3 1%
The Hollies 3 1%
The Kinks 3 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 310 59%
United Kingdom 89 17%
Brazil 21 4%
France 16 3%
Mixed Nationality 13 2%
Germany 10 2%
Italy 8 2%
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