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, My Chemical Romance, Brand New, J Dilla, Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Killers (US) and Tool.
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2006
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4,698
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3,590
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 1 of 100

Best Albums of 2006 composition

Country Albums %


United States 500 50%
United Kingdom 175 18%
Canada 46 5%
Mixed Nationality 31 3%
Sweden 28 3%
Australia 28 3%
Germany 24 2%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 952 95%
Yes 48 5%
Live? Albums %
No 982 98%
Yes 18 2%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 992 99%
Yes 8 1%
Recognised  Decade Charts (2020s)
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4. The 50 best albums of the decade – 2010 to 2019 by Independent (2019)
5. All The Best Albums Of The 2010s, Ranked by Uproxx (2019)
6. Top 100 Albums of the Decade by Crack Magazine (2019)
7. The Needle Drop's Top Albums Of The 2010s by The Needle Drop (2019)
8. Tiny Mix Tapes 2010s: Favorite 100 Music Releases of the Decade by Tiny Mix Tapes (2019)
9. The A.V. Club's 50 best albums of the 2010s by The A.V. Club (2019)
10. Top 50 Albums of the 2010s by The Wild Honey Pie (2019)
11. NME's Greatest Albums of The Decade: The 2010s by New Music Express (2019)
12. The 100 Best Albums Of The 2010s by Stereogum (2019)
13. The 50 Best Albums of the Decade by Deep Cuts (2019)
14. The 200 Best Albums of the 2010s by Pitchfork (2019)
15. Top 100 Albums of the 2010s by Consequence of Sound (2019)
16. The 100 Best Albums of the 2010s by Paste (2019)
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18. Top 108 Best Albums Of The 2010s by 108 Mics (2020)
19. 100 greatest albums of the 2010s by cleveland.com (2019)
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