Top Albums of 1966





Rank All Time Rank Artist Album Genres
1
1
The Beach Boys Pet Sounds Baroque Pop
2
2
The Beatles Revolver Pop Rock
3
10
Bob Dylan Blonde on Blonde Folk Rock, Singer/Songwriter
4
150
The Rolling Stones Aftermath Blues Rock
5
245
The Mothers of Invention Freak Out! Experimental Rock, Satire
6
399
John Mayall Blues Breakers with Eric Clapton Blues Rock, British Blues
7
574
Herbie Hancock Maiden Voyage Modal Jazz
8
767
The Kinks Face to Face Mod, Pop Rock
9
772
Wayne Shorter Speak No Evil Post-Bop
10
779
The Byrds Fifth Dimension Folk Rock, Psychedelic Rock
11
788
Simon and Garfunkel Parsley, Sage, Rosemary & Thyme Folk Pop, Folk Rock
12
801
The 13th Floor Elevators The Psychedelic Sounds of the 13th Floor Elevators Acid Rock
13
812
Ike and Tina Turner River Deep - Mountain High Rhythm & Blues, Soul
14
830
Yardbirds Yardbirds/Over Under Sideways Down/Roger the Engineer Blues Rock, Psychedelic Rock
15
874
Otis Redding Complete & Unbelievable: The Otis Redding Dictionary of Soul Deep Soul
16
949
Simon and Garfunkel Sounds of Silence Folk Pop, Folk Rock
17
1082
The Mamas and the Papas If You Can Believe Your Eyes and Ears Pop Rock, Sunshine Pop
18
1198
John Coltrane Ascension Free Jazz, Spiritual Jazz
19
1200
Fred Neil Fred Neil/Everybody's Talkin' Contemporary Folk, Folk Rock, Singer/Songwriter
20
1210
Cream Fresh Cream Blues Rock, British Blues, Psychedelic Rock
21
1244
Donovan Sunshine Superman Psychedelic Folk, Psychedelic Pop, Singer/Songwriter
22
1345
Cecil Taylor Unit Structures Free Jazz
23
1368
Monks Black Monk Time Garage Rock
24
1563
Buffalo Springfield Buffalo Springfield Country Rock, Folk Rock
25
1690
The Paul Butterfield Blues Band East-West Blues Rock
26
1693
The Who A Quick One Freakbeat, Mod
27
1859
Sun Ra The Magic City Free Jazz
28
1885
Lee Morgan Search for the New Land Post-Bop
29
1939
Love Da Capo Psychedelic Pop, Psychedelic Rock
30
2071
Ornette Coleman At the "Golden Circle", Volume One Avant-Garde Jazz
31
2198
Ennio Morricone Il buono, il brutto, il cattivo / The Good, the Bad and the Ugly Film Score, Spaghetti Western
32
2262
John Coltrane Meditations Free Jazz
33
2335
Sun Ra Heliocentric Worlds of Sun Ra, Volume 2 Free Jazz
34
2359
Wilson Pickett The Exciting Wilson Pickett Deep Soul
35
2366
Tim Hardin Tim Hardin 1 Contemporary Folk, Singer/Songwriter
36
2456
Larry Young Unity Post-Bop
37
2533
Nina Simone Wild Is the Wind Soul, Vocal Jazz
38
2752
Roscoe Mitchell Sextet Sound Free Jazz
39
2777
Frank Sinatra Sinatra at the Sands Vocal Jazz
40
2808
Skip James Today! Delta Blues
41
2948
Wayne Shorter The All Seeing Eye Avant-Garde Jazz
42
2997
Sonny Rollins East Broadway Run Down Avant-Garde Jazz, Post-Bop

Albums "bubbling under" the all-time top 3000:
The Animals Animalisms / Animalization British Blues, Rhythm & Blues
Love Love Garage Rock, Psychedelic Rock
The Monkees The Monkees Sunshine Pop
Joe Henderson Mode for Joe Hard Bop
Otis Redding The Soul Album Deep Soul
Don Cherry Complete Communion Avant-Garde Jazz
Buck Owens and His Buckaroos Carnegie Hall Concert Bakersfield Sound
The Lovin' Spoonful Daydream Folk Rock, Pop Rock
The Animals Animalism Blues Rock, Rhythm & Blues, Rock & Roll
Ornette Coleman At the "Golden Circle", Volume Two Avant-Garde Jazz
Sun Ra Other Planes of There Free Jazz
The Supremes The Supremes A' Go-Go Girl Group, Pop Soul
The Fugs The Fugs Folk Rock, Garage Rock, Psychedelic Rock
John Handy Recorded Live at the Monterey Jazz Festival Modal Jazz
The Lovin' Spoonful Hums of The Lovin' Spoonful Folk Rock, Pop Rock
Phil Ochs Phil Ochs in Concert Contemporary Folk, Singer/Songwriter
Sam & Dave Hold On, I'm Comin' Southern Soul
John Coltrane Live at the Village Vanguard Again! Free Jazz
Jimmy Smith and Wes Mongomery Jimmy & Wes: The Dynamic Duo Big Band, Soul Jazz
Bert Jansch Jack Orion Folk Baroque
Buddy Rich Swingin' New Big Band Big Band
Archie Shepp Mama Too Tight Free Jazz
Stevie Wonder Up-Tight, Everything's Alright Soul
Jr. Walker & The All Stars Road Runner Rhythm & Blues, Soul
Smokey Robinson and The Miracles Away We A Go-Go Soul
Merle Haggard Swinging Doors and the Bottle Let Me Down Bakersfield Sound
Krzysztof Komeda Astigmatic Avant-Garde Jazz, Post-Bop
The Beatles "Yesterday" ...and Today Pop Rock
The Association And Then...Along Comes The Association Pop
The Walker Brothers Portrait Baroque Pop
Sun Ra Visits Planet Earth Jazz
Four Tops On Top Pop Soul