Greatest Album of 1966

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Pet Sounds - Beach Boys
19
8%
Revolver - Beatles
23
10%
Blonde on Blonde - Bob Dylan
20
8%
Jefferson Airplane Takes Off
3
1%
Fifth Dimension - Byrds
11
5%
Buffalo Springfield
4
2%
The Monkees
1
0%
Blues Breakers with Eric Clapton - John Mayall
8
3%
Fresh Cream
7
3%
Face to Face - Kinks
13
5%
A Quick One - Who
8
3%
Parsley, Sage, Rosemary & Thyme - Simon & Garfunkel
10
4%
Sounds of Silence - Simon & Garfunkel
8
3%
If You Can Believe Your Eyes & Ears - Mamas and Papas
2
1%
Freak Out -Mothers of Invention
12
5%
Yardbirds (Roger the Engineer) - Yardbirds
4
2%
The Seeds
5
2%
Dictionary of Soul - Otis Redding
3
1%
Sunshine Superman - Donovan
7
3%
East-West - Paul Butterfield Blues Band
1
0%
In Concert - Phil Ochs
4
2%
A Web of Sound - Seeds
1
0%
Hums of the Lovin' Spoonful
2
1%
Four and More -Miles Davis
3
1%
Ska-Boo-Da-Ba - Skatalites
1
0%
Psychedelic Sounds of the 13th Floor Elevators
9
4%
Daydream - Lovin' Spoonful
2
1%
And Then... Along Comes - Association
1
0%
Love
8
3%
Small Faces
4
2%
Mamas and the Papas
1
0%
The Exciting Wilson Pickett
4
2%
In Our Image - Everly Bros
0
No votes
Two Yanks in England - Everly Bros
1
0%
Psychotic Reaction - Count Five
1
0%
For Certain Because - Hollies
1
0%
Would You Believe - Hollies
1
0%
You Baby - Turtles
1
0%
Fugs Second Album
2
1%
Volume 2 - Beau Brummels
1
0%
Turn On -Music Machine
3
1%
Tim Buckley
2
1%
Midnight Ride - Paul Revere/Raiders
2
1%
The Remains
2
1%
Psychedelic Lollipop - Blues Magoos
2
1%
Animalisms - Animals
2
1%
Tim Hardin
1
0%
Away We A-Go-Go - Miracles
1
0%
The Young Rascals
2
1%
Jack Orion - Bert Jansch
5
2%
 
Total votes: 239

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Greatest Album of 1966

Postby Matt Wilson » 19 Apr 2017, 16:45

Instead of going to 1971, let's go back a year (we started in '67) to '66. Choose up to ten.

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Re: Greatest Album of 1966

Postby pcqgod » 19 Apr 2017, 16:48

Didn't the Stones have one this year?
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Re: Greatest Album of 1966

Postby Matt Wilson » 19 Apr 2017, 16:49

pcqgod wrote:Didn't the Stones have one this year?



FUCK!! Just mention it here then. But only pick nine.

It's Aftermath, by the way.

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Re: Greatest Album of 1966

Postby sloopjohnc » 19 Apr 2017, 17:09

Matt Wilson wrote:
pcqgod wrote:Didn't the Stones have one this year?



FUCK!! Just mention it here then. But only pick nine.

It's Aftermath, by the way.


Your omission reveals a glaring lack of '60s rock knowledge. I can no longer trust these polls of yours.
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Re: Greatest Album of 1966

Postby Matt Wilson » 19 Apr 2017, 17:15

sloopjohnc wrote:
Matt Wilson wrote:
pcqgod wrote:Didn't the Stones have one this year?



FUCK!! Just mention it here then. But only pick nine.

It's Aftermath, by the way.


Your omission reveals a glaring lack of '60s rock knowledge. I can no longer trust these polls of yours.


Sorry, I had to make room for The Monkees.

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Re: Greatest Album of 1966

Postby toomanyhatz » 19 Apr 2017, 17:42

I might not have voted for Aftermath anyway, as I had to vote for the three obvious ones, and wanted to get some more eccentric choices in as well. Anyway, I voted for the big three - Revolver, PS and BoB, plus Ochs, Jansch, Buckley, Yardbirds, and the Music Machine. Of the many 'canon' choices I went with the Byrds and Kinks, leaving some great records - Cream, Love, Who, and Springfield - as runners-up. Not as good as the two years that followed, but pretty great.
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Re: Greatest Album of 1966

Postby Quaco » 19 Apr 2017, 19:30

Roughly in order ...

Pet Sounds - one of the best albums of all time; a very talented man's masterpiece
Fifth Dimension - a personal favorite to the point of being the sound of the inside of my head
A Quick One - kind of a perfect place for them
Revolver - yeah of course yeah
Parsley Sage Rosemary and Thyme - could be the most accomplished album here barring 'Pet Sounds' maybe
Love - a favorite
Face to Face - still coming around to this one
Aftermath (US version) - one of their best; not sure I like the original UK as much
Freak Out - his best probably, and the only one you don't have to be "into Zappa" to appreciate
Blonde on Blonde - still getting into this one
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Re: Greatest Album of 1966

Postby Matt Wilson » 19 Apr 2017, 19:36

Initial impressions: So if Revolver is the consensus choice as best Beatles album, why is it not number one (of course, I'm sure it will be soon). Where are all the Small Faces fans?

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Re: Greatest Album of 1966

Postby Bent Fabric » 19 Apr 2017, 19:47

I voted 8, and am writing in both Aftermath and (huge personal favorite):

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Spirit_of_%2767_(Paul_Revere_%26_the_Raiders_album)

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Re: Greatest Album of 1966

Postby toomanyhatz » 19 Apr 2017, 19:49

Bent Fabric wrote:I voted 8, and am writing in both Aftermath and (huge personal favorite):

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Spirit_of_%2767_(Paul_Revere_%26_the_Raiders_album)


Fang!

I remember the puns that flew with our mutual friend that just re-issued it - "he really cut his teeth on that album" "those were quite biting songs," etc.
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Re: Greatest Album of 1966

Postby Walk In My Shadow » 19 Apr 2017, 20:11

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Re: Greatest Album of 1966

Postby pcqgod » 19 Apr 2017, 20:15

From the list: Revolver, Pet Sounds, Exciting Wilson Pickett, Along Comes, 5D, Buffalo Springfield, Blonde, Psychotic Reaction, A Quick One, If You Can Believe

Also worth mentioning:

Ike and Tina Turner -- River Deep, Mountain High
Monks - Black Monk Time
Max Roach - Drums Unlimited
Sun Ra - The Heliocentric World of Sun Ra, v. 2
Herbie Hancock/Yardbirds -- Blow Up (original soundtrack)
E. Morricone -- The Good, The Bad & The Ugly (original soundtrack)
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Re: Greatest Album of 1966

Postby KATANGA MY FRIEND! » 19 Apr 2017, 20:24

Pet Sounds, Fifth Dimension, Freak Out, The Seeds, A Web Of Sound, The Psychedelic Sounds Of..., Fugs Second

A very good year!
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Re: Greatest Album of 1966

Postby Darkness_Fish » 19 Apr 2017, 20:35

Not much here for me, unsurprisingly, just Phil Ochs out in front pursued by Simon & Garfunkel & Simon & Garfunkel. What a quartet they were.

I'm also surprised Black Monk Time wasn't present, though I'm not sure I'd have voted for it.
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Re: Greatest Album of 1966

Postby Matt Wilson » 19 Apr 2017, 20:51

pcqgod wrote:Ike and Tina Turner -- River Deep, Mountain High


I would love it if they released the '66 mono tapes of that LP on CD. You can't get it anywhere. All that's available are the '69 stereo tapes.

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Re: Greatest Album of 1966

Postby joels344 » 19 Apr 2017, 21:14

Favorites out of those in no particular order:

Pet Sounds - The Beach Boys (all-time great album)
Revolver - The Beatles
Blonde on Blonde - Bob Dylan
Face to Face - The Kinks
Parsley, Sage, Rosemary & Thyme - Simon & Garfunkel
Freak Out! - The Mothers of Invention
Dictionary of Soul - Otis Redding
Sunshine Superman - Donovan
Psychedelic Sounds of the 13th Floor Elevators - The 13 Floor Elevators

Other favorites from that year in no particular order:

John Coltrane - Ascension
John Coltrane - Meditations
Monks - Black Monk Time
Komeda Quintet - Astigmatic
Cecil Taylor - Unit Structures
The Rolling Stones - Aftermath

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Re: Greatest Album of 1966

Postby Darkness_Fish » 19 Apr 2017, 21:21

joels344 wrote:John Coltrane - Ascension

I think that must have been the actual best album of the year, hands down.
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Re: Greatest Album of 1966

Postby joels344 » 19 Apr 2017, 21:27

Darkness_Fish wrote:
joels344 wrote:John Coltrane - Ascension

I think that must have been the actual best album of the year, hands down.


Brilliant and truly innovative release from Coltrane. Some of his finest moments are found on that album.


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