Best Albums of 1966

Listed below are the best albums of 1966 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 45,000 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, John Coltrane, 13th Floor Elevators and The Kinks.
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1966
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69,170
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54,088
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32,482
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4,395
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4,339
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4,275
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3,602
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2,332
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2,063
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Total albums: 626. Page 1 of 63

Best Albums of 1966 composition

Country Albums %


United States 358 57%
United Kingdom 94 15%
Brazil 23 4%
France 18 3%
Germany 17 3%
Australia 14 2%
Mixed Nationality 14 2%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 599 96%
Yes 27 4%
Live? Albums %
No 613 98%
Yes 13 2%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 620 99%
Yes 6 1%
Best Albums of the 1950s
1. Kind Of Blue by Miles Davis
2. Mingus Ah Um by Charles Mingus
3. Time Out by The Dave Brubeck Quartet
4. Blue Train by John Coltrane
5. In The Wee Small Hours by Frank Sinatra
6. Elvis Presley by Elvis Presley
7. The Shape Of Jazz To Come by Ornette Coleman
8. Here's Little Richard by Little Richard
9. Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers by Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers
10. Lady In Satin by Billie Holiday
11. Brilliant Corners by Thelonious Monk
12. Chuck Berry Is On Top by Chuck Berry
13. Songs For Swingin' Lovers! by Frank Sinatra
14. Saxophone Colossus by Sonny Rollins
15. Somethin' Else by Cannonball Adderley
16. Moanin' In The Moonlight by Howlin' Wolf
17. The "Chirping" Crickets by The Crickets
18. Birth Of The Cool by Miles Davis
19. Chet Baker Sings by Chet Baker
20. Buddy Holly by Buddy Holly
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