Best Albums of 2006

Listed below are the best albums of 2006 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 53,000 greatest album charts.

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2006 year summaryThe best artists of 2006 were Arctic Monkeys, Joanna Newsom, Amy Winehouse, Muse, My Chemical Romance, J Dilla, Brand New, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Tool and The Killers.
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2006
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18,444
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2006
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9,292
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8,153
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2006
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6,402
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2006
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5,538
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4,531
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4,516
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2006
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3,092
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2006
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2,976
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Best Albums of 2006 composition

Country Albums %


United States 497 50%
United Kingdom 179 18%
Canada 48 5%
Mixed Nationality 35 4%
Germany 28 3%
Australia 27 3%
Sweden 25 3%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 953 95%
Yes 47 5%
Live? Albums %
No 973 97%
Yes 27 3%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 989 99%
Yes 11 1%
Popular  Charts
1. The Top 100 Albums by VH1 (2001)
2. The 500 Greatest Albums Of All Time by New Music Express (2013)
3. The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time by Rolling Stone (2020)
4. 200 Greatest Albums of All Time by Uncut (2016)
5. The Definitive 200 by National Association of Recording Merchandisers (2007)
6. Virgin All-Time Top 1000 Albums by Virgin (2000)
7. Top 100 Albums by ABC (2006)
8. Die 100 besten Alben der Musikgeschichte by radioeins (2019)
9. Die 100 besten Platten des Jahrhunderts by Wiener (1999)
10. Top 100 Greatest Music Albums by Melody Maker (2000)
11. The 100 Greatest Albums of All Time by Consequence of Sound (2022)
12. Mojo Readers: The 100 Greatest Albums Ever Made by Mojo (1996)
13. Die 20 besten Alben der Geschichte by Musikexpress.de (2011)
14. Greatest 100 Albums of All Time by The Guinness Book of British Hit Singles & Albums with NME (2006)
15. The Greatest Rock Albums by uDiscoverMusic (2015)
16. The 100 Greatest Albums Of All Time by Absolute Radio (2012)
17. Die 100 Alben des Jahrhunderts by Spex (2000)
18. 100 Greatest Albums Ever by Q (2006)
19. Os 100 Melhores Discos de Todos Os Tempos by Sinewave (2012)
20. Top 90.3 Listener Voted Albums by KEXP (2008)
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