The Best Albums Of 2006

It’s that time of year again. Time for everyone and their mother to compile their list of what they believe to be the best albums of 2006. Already done by Rolling Stone, The Sound Opinion, Pitchfork, Stylus Magazine, Guardian Unlimited,, prefix magazine, The Telegraph, MOJO, Uncut, Q Magazine, and Metacritic – it’s been done to death. Now it’s my turn.

I obviously don’t have the resources that many of these publications have and I’ve only heard a fraction of what’s been released this year, but here’s my list nonetheless. No excuses. No explanations. Just my favorite albums from the past 12 months:

10. Scissor Sisters – Ta-Dah
9. Emily Haines – Knives Don’t Have Your Back
8. Guster – Ganging Up on the Sun
7. Gomez – How We Operate
6. Gnarls Barkley – St. Elsewhere
5. Muse – Black Holes and Revelations
4. Bob Dylan – Modern Times
3. TV On The Radio – Return to Cookie Mountain
2. The Killers – Sam’s Town
1. Arctic Monkeys – Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not

Honorable mention:
Barenaked Ladies – Barenaked Ladies Are Me
Beck – The Information
Paul Simon – Surprise

6 thoughts on “The Best Albums Of 2006

  1. Glad BNL got an honorable mention. I mean, seriously… a song about a bank robbery foiled when they arrive and the place is full of nuns!? Brilliant!

  2. @Meg – thanks for the recommendation. I’ll check out Alexi right now. One can never be surrounded my too much good music 🙂

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