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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 36,000 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:2,894 charts
Rank in 1966:1Rank Score:146,640
Rank in 1960s2Overall Rank:4
Average Rating: Top rated 91/100 (3,649 votes)
Comments: 403 comments
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2.

Pet SoundsUnited States The Beach Boys
Year of Release:1966Appears in:2,242 charts
Rank in 1966:2Rank Score:99,846
Rank in 1960s6Overall Rank:14
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (2,571 votes)
Comments: 270 comments
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3.

Blonde On BlondeUnited States Bob Dylan
Year of Release:1966Appears in:1,553 charts
Rank in 1966:3Rank Score:58,875
Rank in 1960s10Overall Rank:27
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (1,919 votes)
Comments: 138 comments
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4.

AftermathUnited Kingdom The Rolling Stones
Year of Release:1966Appears in:459 charts
Rank in 1966:4Rank Score:5,854
Rank in 1960s55Overall Rank:457
Average Rating:  79/100 (715 votes)
Comments: 55 comments
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5.

Freak Out!United States The Mothers Of Invention
Year of Release:1966Appears in:411 charts
Rank in 1966:5Rank Score:5,290
Rank in 1960s59Overall Rank:499
Average Rating:  81/100 (547 votes)
Comments: 29 comments
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6.

Sounds Of SilenceUnited States Simon And Garfunkel
Year of Release:1966Appears in:440 charts
Rank in 1966:6Rank Score:5,160
Rank in 1960s62Overall Rank:512
Average Rating:  80/100 (528 votes)
Comments: 20 comments
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7.

Parsley, Sage, Rosemary And ThymeUnited States Simon And Garfunkel
Year of Release:1966Appears in:411 charts
Rank in 1966:7Rank Score:4,633
Rank in 1960s66Overall Rank:561
Average Rating:  80/100 (459 votes)
Comments: 27 comments
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The Psychedelic Sounds Of The 13th Floor ElevatorsUnited States 13th Floor Elevators
Year of Release:1966Appears in:283 charts
Rank in 1966:8Rank Score:2,928
Rank in 1960s84Overall Rank:855
Average Rating:  79/100 (326 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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9.

AscensionUnited States John Coltrane
Year of Release:1966Appears in:185 charts
Rank in 1966:9Rank Score:2,667
Rank in 1960s93Overall Rank:924
Average Rating:  78/100 (231 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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10.

Black Monk TimeUnited States Monks
Year of Release:1966Appears in:204 charts
Rank in 1966:10Rank Score:2,667
Rank in 1960s94Overall Rank:925
Average Rating:  78/100 (238 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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Best Albums of 1966 composition

Artist Albums %


Sun Ra 4 1%
The Animals 4 1%
Frank Sinatra 4 1%
Wes Montgomery 4 1%
The Beatles 3 1%
Jimmy Smith 3 1%
Paul Revere And The Raiders 3 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 305 59%
United Kingdom 89 17%
Brazil 21 4%
France 16 3%
Mixed Nationality 12 2%
Germany 10 2%
Italy 7 1%
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