Best Albums of 1966

Listed below are the best albums of 1966 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 52,000 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, The Kinks, John Coltrane and Nina Simone.
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1966
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57,751
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1966
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45,882
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1966
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28,035
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1966
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4,461
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1966
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4,292
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1966
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3,657
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1966
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3,628
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1966
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2,119
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1966
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2,113
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1966
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2,100
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Total albums: 704. Page 1 of 71

Best Albums of 1966 composition

Country Albums %


United States 406 58%
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 673 96%
Yes 31 4%
Live? Albums %
No 678 96%
Yes 26 4%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 691 98%
Yes 13 2%
Best Albums of the 1980s
1. The Queen Is Dead by The Smiths
2. Doolittle by Pixies
3. Remain In Light by Talking Heads
4. Disintegration by The Cure
5. The Stone Roses by The Stone Roses
6. The Joshua Tree by U2
7. Hounds Of Love by Kate Bush
8. Daydream Nation by Sonic Youth
9. Thriller by Michael Jackson
10. Closer by Joy Division
11. Purple Rain by Prince And The Revolution
12. Surfer Rosa by Pixies
13. Master Of Puppets by Metallica
14. Rain Dogs by Tom Waits
15. Appetite For Destruction by Guns N' Roses
16. Graceland by Paul Simon
17. Back In Black by AC/DC
18. Spirit Of Eden by Talk Talk
19. Murmur by R.E.M.
20. Moving Pictures by Rush
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