100 Greatest Albums of 2006

Criteria: These music albums from the year 2006 were chosen for their initial and lasting popularity and their influence and impact on rock music in general. Also considered is critical acclaim. The list includes rock and roll and related genres that were influential on rock music.

Note: Yearly album lists go by earliest 'release date'. Not necessarily the year an album peaked in the U.S. charts.

1. FutureSex/LoveSounds
Justin Timberlake
2. Back to Black
Amy Winehouse
3. St. Elsewhere
Gnarls Barkley
4. Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not
Arctic Monkeys
5. Modern Times
Bob Dylan
6. Hell Hath No Fury
7. Food & Liquor
Lupe Fiasco
8. The Black Parade
My Chemical Romance
9. I'm Not Dead
10. B'Day
11. Broken Boy Soldiers
The Raconteurs
12. Return to Cookie Mountain
TV on the Radio
13. Fishscale
Ghostface Killah
14. Black Holes And Revelations
15. Alright, Still
Lily Allen
16. 10,000 Days
17. The Sweet Escape
Gwen Stefani
18. Donuts
J Dilla
19. Boys and Girls in America
The Hold Steady
20. Loose
Nelly Furtado
21. Eyes Open
Snow Patrol
22. Daughtry
23. Game Theory
The Roots
24. Stadium Arcadium
Red Hot Chili Peppers
25. Pearl Jam
Pearl Jam
26. The Eraser
Thom Yorke
27. Blood Mountain
28. 3121
29. A Blessing and a Curse
Drive-By Truckers
30. Fox Confessor Brings the Flood
Neko Case
31. Hip Hop is Dead
32. The Crane Wife
The Decemberists
33. Wolfmother
34. Begin to Hope
Regina Spektor
35. Rather Ripped
Sonic Youth
36. King
37. On an Island
David Gilmour
38. Ys
Joanna Newsom
39. Ashes Against the Grain
40. Everything All the Time
Band of Horses
41. Ta-Dah
Scissor Sisters
42. Jarvis
Jarvis Cocker
43. Gulag Orkestar
44. The Devil and God are Raging Inside of Me
Brand New
45. A Girl Like Me
46. Continuum
John Mayer
47. A Matter of Life and Death
Iron Maiden
48. At War with the Mystics
Flaming Lips
49. Sam's Town
The Killers
50. Carnavas
Silversun Pickups

51. Show Your Bones
Yeah Yeah Yeahs
52. The Warning
Hot Chip
53. Tha Blue Carpet Treatment
Snoop Dogg
54. The Evolution of Robin Thicke
Robin Thicke
55. Kingdom Come
56. Endless Wire
The Who
57. Decemberunderground
58. One X
Three Days Grace
59. Louder Now
Taking Back Sunday
60. Doctor's Advocate
The Game
61. Foiled
Blue October
62. Boys Like Girls
Boys Like Girls
63. Morph the Cat
Donald Fagen
64. Ringleader of the Tormentors
65. The Open Door
66. Rodrigo y Gabriela
Rodrigo y Gabriela
67. The Sufferer & The Witness
Rise Against
68. The River in Reverse
Elvis Costello & Allen Toussaint
69. The Trials of Van Occupanther
70. The Swell Season
The Swell Season
71. Corinne Bailey Rae
Corinne Bailey Rae
72. Let's Get Out of This Country
Camera Obscura
73. The Information
74. Come What(ever) May
Stone Sour
75. YoYoYoYoYo
Spank Rock
76. It's Never Been Like That
77. We are the Pipettes
The Pipettes
78. The Body, The Blood, The Machine
The Thermals
79. Someone To Drive You Home
The Long Blondes
80. Rabbit Fur Coat
Jenny Lewis with the Watson Twins
81. Dusk & Summer
Dashboard Confessional
82. Mr. Beast
83. You in Reverse
Built to Spill
84. As Cruel As School Children
Gym Class Heroes
85. We Don't Need to Whisper
Angels & Airwaves
86. Costello Music
The Fratellis
87. Inside In/Inside Out
The Kooks
88. Yellow House
Grizzly Bear
89. Standing in the Way of Control
90. The Life Pursuit
Belle & Sebastian
91. Pick A Bigger Weapon
The Coup
92. Drum's Not Dead
93. Port of Miami
Rick Ross
94. No Heroes
95. Moo, You Bloody Choir
Augie March
96. Be Your Own Pet
Be Your Own Pet
97. Saturday Night Wrist
98. Meds
99. Empire
100. Beautiful World
Take That
DigitalDreamDoor Editor Picks for 2006
Ryan's choice - An unheralded great album from 2006
* Dog Problems
The Format

Lew's choice:
* Greenland
2005   |   2007