Best Albums of 2006

Listed below are the best albums of 2006 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 47,000 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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Best Albums of 2006 composition

Country Albums %


United States 501 50%
United Kingdom 176 18%
Canada 46 5%
Mixed Nationality 29 3%
Australia 28 3%
Sweden 28 3%
Germany 26 3%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 952 95%
Yes 48 5%
Live? Albums %
No 980 98%
Yes 20 2%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 992 99%
Yes 8 1%
Best Artists of 1991
1. Nirvana (US)
2. My Bloody Valentine
3. Pearl Jam
4. Slint
5. U2
6. A Tribe Called Quest
7. Talk Talk
8. Red Hot Chili Peppers
9. Metallica
10. Primal Scream
11. Massive Attack
12. R.E.M.
13. Guns N' Roses
14. Soundgarden
15. Pixies
16. Michael Jackson
17. Temple Of The Dog
18. Mercury Rev
19. Queen
20. Crowded House
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