Best Albums of 1966

Listed below are the best albums of 1966 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 41,000 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, John Coltrane and The Kinks.
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1966
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77,777
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1966
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58,314
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1966
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34,618
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1966
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4,528
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1966
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4,372
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1966
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4,312
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1966
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3,583
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1966
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2,299
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1966
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1,986
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1966
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Total albums: 575. Page 1 of 58

Best Albums of 1966 composition

Country Albums %


United States 337 59%
United Kingdom 89 15%
Brazil 23 4%
Mixed Nationality 17 3%
France 17 3%
Germany 11 2%
Italy 8 1%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 553 96%
Yes 22 4%
Live? Albums %
No 572 99%
Yes 3 1%
Best Artists of the 1970s
1. Pink Floyd
2. David Bowie
3. Led Zeppelin
4. Neil Young
5. The Rolling Stones
6. The Clash
7. The Who
8. Fleetwood Mac
9. Black Sabbath
10. Bruce Springsteen
11. Genesis
12. Bob Dylan
13. Joy Division
14. Stevie Wonder
15. Yes
16. Nick Drake
17. Paul McCartney
18. Queen
19. Joni Mitchell
20. Bob Marley
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