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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 30,000 greatest album charts.

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2006 year summaryThe best artists of 2006 were Arctic Monkeys, Muse, Joanna Newsom, Amy Winehouse, Brand New, The Killers, My Chemical Romance, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Tool 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:1,109 charts
Rank in 2006:1Rank Score:37,483
Rank in 2000s6Overall Rank:47
Average Rating:  83/100 (1,629 votes)
Comments: 154 comments
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2.

Black Holes And RevelationsUnited Kingdom Muse
Year of Release:2006Appears in:563 charts
Rank in 2006:2Rank Score:14,868
Rank in 2000s31Overall Rank:159
Average Rating:  78/100 (1,081 votes)
Comments: 73 comments
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3.

YsUnited States Joanna Newsom
Year of Release:2006Appears in:503 charts
Rank in 2006:3Rank Score:12,447
Rank in 2000s37Overall Rank:197
Average Rating:  82/100 (577 votes)
Comments: 62 comments
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4.

Back To BlackUnited Kingdom Amy Winehouse
Year of Release:2006Appears in:499 charts
Rank in 2006:4Rank Score:9,787
Rank in 2000s47Overall Rank:251
Average Rating:  78/100 (681 votes)
Comments: 28 comments
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5.

The Devil And God Are Raging Inside MeUnited States Brand New
Year of Release:2006Appears in:292 charts
Rank in 2006:5Rank Score:8,029
Rank in 2000s59Overall Rank:313
Average Rating:  80/100 (392 votes)
Comments: 31 comments
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6.

Sam's TownUnited States The Killers
Year of Release:2006Appears in:295 charts
Rank in 2006:6Rank Score:6,547
Rank in 2000s73Overall Rank:364
Average Rating:  74/100 (615 votes)
Comments: 25 comments
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7.

The Black ParadeUnited States My Chemical Romance
Year of Release:2006Appears in:238 charts
Rank in 2006:7Rank Score:5,876
Rank in 2000s80Overall Rank:402
Average Rating:  69/100 (485 votes)
Comments: 57 comments
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8.

Stadium ArcadiumUnited States Red Hot Chili Peppers
Year of Release:2006Appears in:295 charts
Rank in 2006:8Rank Score:5,373
Rank in 2000s89Overall Rank:438
Average Rating:  73/100 (660 votes)
Comments: 38 comments
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9.

10,000 DaysUnited States Tool
Year of Release:2006Appears in:207 charts
Rank in 2006:9Rank Score:4,954
Rank in 2000s93Overall Rank:468
Average Rating:  77/100 (399 votes)
Comments: 25 comments
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10.

The EraserUnited Kingdom Thom Yorke
Year of Release:2006Appears in:313 charts
Rank in 2006:10Rank Score:4,350
Rank in 2000s103Overall Rank:530
Average Rating:  76/100 (519 votes)
Comments: 36 comments
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Best Albums of 2006 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 7 1%
gUiLLeMoTs 3 0%
Sufjan Stevens 2 0%
Escape The Fate 2 0%
U2 2 0%
J Dilla 2 0%
John Mayer 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 501 50%
United Kingdom 185 19%
Canada 45 5%
Australia 32 3%
Sweden 29 3%
Japan 22 2%
France 20 2%
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