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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301
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299
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294
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274
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 9 of 100

Best Albums of 2006 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 8 1%
Beirut 2 0%
Sufjan Stevens 2 0%
ムック [Mucc] 2 0%
The Beatles 2 0%
J Dilla 2 0%
U2 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 496 50%
United Kingdom 182 18%
Canada 47 5%
Mixed Nationality 34 3%
Germany 28 3%
Australia 27 3%
Sweden 25 3%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 951 95%
Yes 49 5%
Live? Albums %
No 974 97%
Yes 26 3%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 989 99%
Yes 11 1%
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