Best Albums of 2006

Listed below are the best albums of 2006 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 46,000 greatest album charts.

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2006 year summaryThe best artists of 2006 were Arctic Monkeys, Joanna Newsom, Amy Winehouse, Muse, Brand New, My Chemical Romance, J Dilla, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Tool and The Killers.
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24,128
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4,772
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Best Albums of 2006 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 7 1%
Frank Zappa 2 0%
U2 2 0%
Arctic Monkeys 2 0%
Thom Yorke 2 0%
John Mayer 2 0%
The Black Keys 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 508 51%
United Kingdom 175 18%
Canada 46 5%
Sweden 30 3%
Mixed Nationality 28 3%
Australia 28 3%
Germany 25 3%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 957 96%
Yes 43 4%
Live? Albums %
No 985 99%
Yes 15 2%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 994 99%
Yes 6 1%
Best Ever Albums
1. OK Computer by Radiohead
2. The Dark Side Of The Moon by Pink Floyd
3. Abbey Road by The Beatles
4. Revolver by The Beatles
5. Kid A by Radiohead
6. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band by The Beatles
7. In Rainbows by Radiohead
8. Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd
9. The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars by David Bowie
10. The Velvet Underground & Nico by The Velvet Underground & Nico
11. Untitled (Led Zeppelin IV) by Led Zeppelin
12. Funeral by Arcade Fire
13. Pet Sounds by The Beach Boys
14. The Beatles (The White Album) by The Beatles
15. In The Aeroplane Over The Sea by Neutral Milk Hotel
16. Nevermind by Nirvana
17. Doolittle by Pixies
18. London Calling by The Clash
19. The Queen Is Dead by The Smiths
20. The Bends by Radiohead
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