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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 17,000 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, Thom Yorke and Tool.
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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:751 charts
Rank in 2006:1Rank Score:27,454
Rank in 2000s5Overall Rank:44
Average Rating:  82/100 (997 votes)
Comments: 105 comments
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2.

Black Holes And RevelationsUnited Kingdom Muse
Year of Release:2006Appears in:364 charts
Rank in 2006:2Rank Score:10,563
Rank in 2000s30Overall Rank:158
Average Rating:  78/100 (708 votes)
Comments: 45 comments
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3.

YsUnited States Joanna Newsom
Year of Release:2006Appears in:314 charts
Rank in 2006:3Rank Score:8,816
Rank in 2000s36Overall Rank:192
Average Rating:  81/100 (351 votes)
Comments: 39 comments
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4.

Back To BlackUnited Kingdom Amy Winehouse
Year of Release:2006Appears in:268 charts
Rank in 2006:4Rank Score:5,612
Rank in 2000s61Overall Rank:295
Average Rating:  78/100 (420 votes)
Comments: 22 comments
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5.

Sam's TownUnited States The Killers
Year of Release:2006Appears in:175 charts
Rank in 2006:5Rank Score:5,188
Rank in 2000s68Overall Rank:317
Average Rating:  73/100 (410 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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6.

The Devil And God Are Raging Inside MeUnited States Brand New
Year of Release:2006Appears in:129 charts
Rank in 2006:6Rank Score:4,290
Rank in 2000s81Overall Rank:378
Average Rating:  79/100 (207 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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7.

The Black ParadeUnited States My Chemical Romance
Year of Release:2006Appears in:142 charts
Rank in 2006:7Rank Score:3,993
Rank in 2000s88Overall Rank:410
Average Rating:  68/100 (295 votes)
Comments: 37 comments
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8.

Stadium ArcadiumUnited States Red Hot Chili Peppers
Year of Release:2006Appears in:176 charts
Rank in 2006:8Rank Score:3,763
Rank in 2000s90Overall Rank:424
Average Rating:  73/100 (408 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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9.

The EraserUnited Kingdom Thom Yorke
Year of Release:2006Appears in:206 charts
Rank in 2006:9Rank Score:3,601
Rank in 2000s92Overall Rank:448
Average Rating:  77/100 (363 votes)
Comments: 23 comments
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10.

10,000 DaysUnited States Tool
Year of Release:2006Appears in:106 charts
Rank in 2006:10Rank Score:3,319
Rank in 2000s101Overall Rank:480
Average Rating:  74/100 (248 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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Best Albums of 2006 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 8 1%
Bright Eyes 2 0%
Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly 2 0%
The Twilight Singers 2 0%
The Black Keys 2 0%
U2 2 0%
Sufjan Stevens 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 497 49%
United Kingdom 173 17%
Australia 46 5%
Canada 43 4%
Sweden 26 3%
Mixed Nationality 22 2%
France 21 2%
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