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The Highest Rated Albums of 2006


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1. Bob Dylan - Modern Times

Bob Dylan - Modern Times
August 29, 2006
Folk
CRITIC SCORE
93
Based on
9 reviews

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2. Joanna Newsom - Ys

Joanna Newsom - Ys
November 14, 2006
Indie Folk
CRITIC SCORE
89
Based on
14 reviews

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3. TV on the Radio - Return to Cookie Mountain

TV on the Radio - Return to Cookie Mountain
September 12, 2006
Experimental Rock
CRITIC SCORE
89
Based on
14 reviews

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4. Clipse - Hell Hath No Fury

Clipse - Hell Hath No Fury
November 28, 2006
Hip Hop
CRITIC SCORE
88
Based on
7 reviews

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5. Danielson - Ships

Danielson - Ships
May 9, 2006
Indie Pop
CRITIC SCORE
87
Based on
4 reviews

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6. Destroyer - Destroyer's Rubies

Destroyer - Destroyer's Rubies
February 21, 2006
Indie Rock
CRITIC SCORE
87
Based on
7 reviews

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7. Agalloch - Ashes Against the Grain

Agalloch - Ashes Against the Grain
August 8, 2006
Folk Metal
CRITIC SCORE
87
Based on
4 reviews

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8. Ghostface Killah - Fishscale

Ghostface Killah - Fishscale
March 28, 2006
Hip Hop
CRITIC SCORE
87
Based on
8 reviews

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9. Grizzly Bear - Yellow House

Grizzly Bear - Yellow House
September 5, 2006
Indie Folk
CRITIC SCORE
87
Based on
8 reviews

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10. Yo La Tengo - I Am Not Afraid of You and I Will Beat Your Ass

Yo La Tengo - I Am Not Afraid of You and I Will Beat Your Ass
September 12, 2006
Indie Rock
CRITIC SCORE
86
Based on
7 reviews

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11. The Decemberists - The Crane Wife

The Decemberists - The Crane Wife
October 3, 2006
Folk Rock
CRITIC SCORE
86
Based on
10 reviews

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

Bruce Springsteen - We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions
April 25, 2006
Americana
CRITIC SCORE
86
Based on
5 reviews

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13. Lupe Fiasco - Food & Liquor

Lupe Fiasco - Food & Liquor
September 19, 2006
Hip Hop
CRITIC SCORE
85
Based on
7 reviews

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14. Tom Waits - Orphans: Brawlers, Bawlers & Bastards

Tom Waits - Orphans: Brawlers, Bawlers & Bastards
November 21, 2006
Blues
CRITIC SCORE
85
Based on
8 reviews

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15. Bonnie 'Prince' Billy - The Letting Go

Bonnie 'Prince' Billy - The Letting Go
September 19, 2006
Folk
CRITIC SCORE
85
Based on
7 reviews

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16. Liars - Drum's Not Dead

Liars - Drum's Not Dead
March 21, 2006
Experimental Rock
CRITIC SCORE
85
Based on
7 reviews

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17. Tim Hecker - Harmony in Ultraviolet

Tim Hecker - Harmony in Ultraviolet
October 16, 2006
Drone
CRITIC SCORE
85
Based on
5 reviews

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18. Burial - Burial

Burial - Burial
May 15, 2006
Dubstep
CRITIC SCORE
85
Based on
5 reviews

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19. Herbert - Scale

Herbert - Scale
May 29, 2006
Electronica
CRITIC SCORE
85
Based on
7 reviews

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20. The Hold Steady - Boys and Girls in America

The Hold Steady - Boys and Girls in America
October 3, 2006
Rock
CRITIC SCORE
85
Based on
9 reviews

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21. John Mayer - Continuum

John Mayer - Continuum
September 12, 2006
Pop Rock
CRITIC SCORE
85
Based on
5 reviews

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22. Ali Farka Toure - Savane

Ali Farka Toure - Savane
July 25, 2006
World
CRITIC SCORE
84
Based on
4 reviews

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23. Guillemots - Through the Windowpane

Guillemots - Through the Windowpane
July 10, 2006
Indie Rock
CRITIC SCORE
84
Based on
6 reviews

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24. Mastodon - Blood Mountain

Mastodon - Blood Mountain
September 12, 2006
Progressive Metal
CRITIC SCORE
84
Based on
10 reviews

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25. Neko Case - Fox Confessor Brings the Flood

Neko Case - Fox Confessor Brings the Flood
March 7, 2006
Alt-Country
CRITIC SCORE
84
Based on
8 reviews

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