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Best Albums of 2006

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Listed below are the greatest albums of 2006 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 20,000 greatest album charts.

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2006 year summaryThe best artists of 2006 were Arctic Monkeys, Muse, Joanna Newsom, Amy Winehouse, The Killers, Brand New, My Chemical Romance, Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Knife and Thom Yorke.
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RankAlbumArtist
1.

Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm NotUnited Kingdom Arctic Monkeys
Year of Release:2006Appears in:842 charts
Rank in 2006:1Rank Score:30,529
Rank in 2000s5Overall Rank:43
Average Rating:  83/100 (1,167 votes)
Comments: 122 comments
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2.

Black Holes And RevelationsUnited Kingdom Muse
Year of Release:2006Appears in:427 charts
Rank in 2006:2Rank Score:12,012
Rank in 2000s29Overall Rank:151
Average Rating:  78/100 (824 votes)
Comments: 54 comments
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3.

YsUnited States Joanna Newsom
Year of Release:2006Appears in:364 charts
Rank in 2006:3Rank Score:10,322
Rank in 2000s36Overall Rank:180
Average Rating:  81/100 (406 votes)
Comments: 46 comments
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4.

Back To BlackUnited Kingdom Amy Winehouse
Year of Release:2006Appears in:331 charts
Rank in 2006:4Rank Score:7,122
Rank in 2000s52Overall Rank:264
Average Rating:  78/100 (490 votes)
Comments: 23 comments
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5.

Sam's TownUnited States The Killers
Year of Release:2006Appears in:203 charts
Rank in 2006:5Rank Score:5,460
Rank in 2000s72Overall Rank:333
Average Rating:  73/100 (465 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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6.

The Devil And God Are Raging Inside MeUnited States Brand New
Year of Release:2006Appears in:158 charts
Rank in 2006:6Rank Score:4,840
Rank in 2000s79Overall Rank:376
Average Rating:  78/100 (248 votes)
Comments: 23 comments
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7.

The Black ParadeUnited States My Chemical Romance
Year of Release:2006Appears in:162 charts
Rank in 2006:7Rank Score:4,378
Rank in 2000s85Overall Rank:414
Average Rating:  69/100 (344 votes)
Comments: 41 comments
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8.

Stadium ArcadiumUnited States Red Hot Chili Peppers
Year of Release:2006Appears in:204 charts
Rank in 2006:8Rank Score:4,124
Rank in 2000s91Overall Rank:434
Average Rating:  73/100 (471 votes)
Comments: 25 comments
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9.

Silent ShoutSweden The Knife
Year of Release:2006Appears in:171 charts
Rank in 2006:9Rank Score:3,602
Rank in 2000s100Overall Rank:490
Average Rating:  80/100 (231 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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10.

The EraserUnited Kingdom Thom Yorke
Year of Release:2006Appears in:235 charts
Rank in 2006:10Rank Score:3,493
Rank in 2000s103Overall Rank:505
Average Rating:  76/100 (404 votes)
Comments: 28 comments
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Best Albums of 2006 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 8 1%
Escape The Fate 2 0%
U2 2 0%
Grizzly Bear 2 0%
Dream Theater 2 0%
J Dilla 2 0%
Mastodon 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 513 51%
United Kingdom 177 18%
Australia 47 5%
Canada 44 4%
Sweden 27 3%
France 22 2%
Mixed Nationality 21 2%
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