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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 36,000 greatest album charts.

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2006 year summaryThe best artists of 2006 were Arctic Monkeys, Muse, Joanna Newsom, Amy Winehouse, Brand New, My Chemical Romance, The Killers, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Tool and J Dilla.
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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:1,284 charts
Rank in 2006:1Rank Score:41,920
Rank in 2000s5Overall Rank:45
Average Rating:  83/100 (1,864 votes)
Comments: 166 comments
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2.

Black Holes And RevelationsUnited Kingdom Muse
Year of Release:2006Appears in:636 charts
Rank in 2006:2Rank Score:15,871
Rank in 2000s31Overall Rank:168
Average Rating:  78/100 (1,211 votes)
Comments: 78 comments
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3.

YsUnited States Joanna Newsom
Year of Release:2006Appears in:568 charts
Rank in 2006:3Rank Score:13,590
Rank in 2000s35Overall Rank:198
Average Rating:  82/100 (654 votes)
Comments: 68 comments
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4.

Back To BlackUnited Kingdom Amy Winehouse
Year of Release:2006Appears in:583 charts
Rank in 2006:4Rank Score:11,070
Rank in 2000s45Overall Rank:251
Average Rating:  79/100 (789 votes)
Comments: 37 comments
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5.

The Devil And God Are Raging Inside MeUnited States Brand New
Year of Release:2006Appears in:339 charts
Rank in 2006:5Rank Score:8,849
Rank in 2000s60Overall Rank:319
Average Rating:  80/100 (449 votes)
Comments: 33 comments
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6.

The Black ParadeUnited States My Chemical Romance
Year of Release:2006Appears in:284 charts
Rank in 2006:6Rank Score:7,404
Rank in 2000s72Overall Rank:364
Average Rating:  70/100 (555 votes)
Comments: 63 comments
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7.

Sam's TownUnited States The Killers
Year of Release:2006Appears in:342 charts
Rank in 2006:7Rank Score:7,202
Rank in 2000s74Overall Rank:374
Average Rating:  74/100 (680 votes)
Comments: 31 comments
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8.

Stadium ArcadiumUnited States Red Hot Chili Peppers
Year of Release:2006Appears in:331 charts
Rank in 2006:8Rank Score:5,844
Rank in 2000s90Overall Rank:453
Average Rating:  73/100 (741 votes)
Comments: 44 comments
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9.

10,000 DaysUnited States Tool
Year of Release:2006Appears in:238 charts
Rank in 2006:9Rank Score:5,354
Rank in 2000s96Overall Rank:489
Average Rating:  77/100 (455 votes)
Comments: 27 comments
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10.

DonutsUnited States J Dilla
Year of Release:2006Appears in:282 charts
Rank in 2006:10Rank Score:4,941
Rank in 2000s99Overall Rank:525
Average Rating:  80/100 (325 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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Best Albums of 2006 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 6 1%
John Mayer 2 0%
gUiLLeMoTs 2 0%
The Black Keys 2 0%
Arctic Monkeys 2 0%
Beirut 2 0%
Thom Yorke 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 505 51%
United Kingdom 181 18%
Canada 47 5%
Sweden 32 3%
Australia 32 3%
Mixed Nationality 24 2%
France 19 2%
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