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Pitchfork's Highest Rated Albums of 2006


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This is an ordered list of Pitchfork's highest rated albums of 2006. Check out Pitchfork's Year End List.

1. Joanna Newsom - Ys

Joanna Newsom - Ys
November 14, 2006
Indie Folk
9.4
iTunes
Amazon
Rdio



2. The Hold Steady - Boys and Girls in America

The Hold Steady - Boys and Girls in America
October 3, 2006
Rock
9.4
iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio



3. Clipse - Hell Hath No Fury

Clipse - Hell Hath No Fury
November 28, 2006
Hip Hop
9.1
iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio



4. TV on the Radio - Return to Cookie Mountain

TV on the Radio - Return to Cookie Mountain
September 12, 2006
Experimental Rock
9.1
iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio



5. Danielson - Ships

Danielson - Ships
May 9, 2006
Indie Pop
9.1
iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio



6. Junior Boys - So This Is Goodbye

Junior Boys - So This Is Goodbye
September 12, 2006
Electronic
9.0
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio



7. Scott Walker - The Drift

Scott Walker - The Drift
May 23, 2006
Experimental
9.0
iTunes
Amazon
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8. Ghostface Killah - Fishscale

Ghostface Killah - Fishscale
March 28, 2006
Hip Hop
9.0
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio



9. Liars - Drum's Not Dead

Liars - Drum's Not Dead
March 21, 2006
Experimental Rock
9.0
iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio



10. The Replacements - Don't You Know Who I Think I Was?

The Replacements - Don't You Know Who I Think I Was?
June 3, 2006
Punk Rock
8.8
iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio



11. Herbert - Scale

Herbert - Scale
May 29, 2006
Electronica
8.8
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio



12. Band of Horses - Everything All The Time

Band of Horses - Everything All The Time
March 21, 2006
Indie Rock
8.8
iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio



13. Tim Hecker - Harmony in Ultraviolet

Tim Hecker - Harmony in Ultraviolet
October 16, 2006
Drone
8.7
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio



14. Califone - Roots & Crowns

Califone - Roots & Crowns
October 10, 2006
Indie Folk
8.7
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio



15. Mastodon - Blood Mountain

Mastodon - Blood Mountain
September 12, 2006
Progressive Metal
8.7
iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio



16. Grizzly Bear - Yellow House

Grizzly Bear - Yellow House
September 5, 2006
Indie Folk
8.7
iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio



17. Love Is All - Nine Times That Same Song

Love Is All - Nine Times That Same Song
January 24, 2006
Indie Pop
8.7
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio



18. The Knife - Silent Shout

The Knife - Silent Shout
July 25, 2006
Electronic
8.6
iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio



19. Booka Shade - Movements

Booka Shade - Movements
May 16, 2006
House
8.6
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio



20. Sunset Rubdown - Shut Up I Am Dreaming

Sunset Rubdown - Shut Up I Am Dreaming
May 2, 2006
Indie Rock
8.6
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio



21. The Thermals - The Body, The Blood, The Machine

The Thermals - The Body, The Blood, The Machine
August 22, 2006
Indie Rock
8.5
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio



22. Peter Bjorn and John - Writer's Block

Peter Bjorn and John - Writer's Block
August 14, 2006
Indie Pop
8.5
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio



23. Bruce Springsteen - We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions

Bruce Springsteen - We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions
April 25, 2006
Americana
8.5
iTunes
Amazon
Rdio



24. Ellen Allien & Apparat - Orchestra of Bubbles

Ellen Allien & Apparat - Orchestra of Bubbles
April 17, 2006
8.5
Amazon
Rdio



25. Destroyer - Destroyer's Rubies

Destroyer - Destroyer's Rubies
February 21, 2006
Indie Rock
8.5
iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio



NOTE: This is not a year end list. This list is ordered by the ratings Pitchfork awarded albums throughout 2006.


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