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PopMatters's Highest Rated Albums of 2006


BY YEAR:
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1. Joanna Newsom - Ys

Joanna Newsom - Ys
November 14, 2006
Indie Folk
10
iTunes
Amazon
Rdio



2. Mastodon - Blood Mountain

Mastodon - Blood Mountain
September 12, 2006
Progressive Metal
10
iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio



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

Tom Waits - Orphans: Brawlers, Bawlers & Bastards
November 21, 2006
Blues
9
Amazon
Rdio



4. The Blood Brothers - Young Machetes

The Blood Brothers - Young Machetes
October 10, 2006
Post-Hardcore
9
iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio



5. 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
9
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio



6. The Mars Volta - Amputechture

The Mars Volta - Amputechture
September 12, 2006
Progressive Rock
9
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio



7. Lambchop - Damaged

Lambchop - Damaged
August 22, 2006
Alt-Country
9
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio



8. Agalloch - Ashes Against the Grain

Agalloch - Ashes Against the Grain
August 8, 2006
Folk Metal
9
iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio



9. Midlake - The Trials of Van Occupanther

Midlake - The Trials of Van Occupanther
July 25, 2006
Indie Rock
9
iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio



10. Regina Spektor - Begin To Hope

Regina Spektor - Begin To Hope
June 13, 2006
Indie Pop
9
iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio



11. Scott Walker - The Drift

Scott Walker - The Drift
May 23, 2006
Experimental
9
iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio



12. Shearwater - Palo Santo

Shearwater - Palo Santo
May 9, 2006
Folk
9
iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio



13. Pearl Jam - Pearl Jam

Pearl Jam - Pearl Jam
May 2, 2006
Alternative Rock
9
iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio



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

Bruce Springsteen - We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions
April 25, 2006
Americana
9
iTunes
Amazon
Rdio



15. Tom Ze - Estudando o Pagode

Tom Ze - Estudando o Pagode
April 11, 2006
9
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio



16. T.I. - King

T.I. - King
March 28, 2006
Hip Hop
9
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio



17. Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Show Your Bones

Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Show Your Bones
March 28, 2006
Indie Rock
9
iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio



18. Mono - You Are There

Mono - You Are There
March 15, 2006
Post-Rock
9
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio



19. Augie March - Moo, You Bloody Choir

Augie March - Moo, You Bloody Choir
March 11, 2006
Indie Rock
9
iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio



20. Man Man - Six Demon Bag

Man Man - Six Demon Bag
February 21, 2006
Experimental Rock
9
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio



21. The Slackers - Peculiar

The Slackers - Peculiar
February 21, 2006
9
iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio



22. J Dilla - Donuts

J Dilla - Donuts
February 7, 2006
Hip Hop
9
iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio



23. Love Is All - Nine Times That Same Song

Love Is All - Nine Times That Same Song
January 24, 2006
Indie Pop
9
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio



24. Nas - Hip Hop Is Dead

Nas - Hip Hop Is Dead
December 15, 2006
Hip Hop
8
iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio



25. Babyshambles - The Blinding

Babyshambles - The Blinding
December 4, 2006
Indie Rock
8
iTunes
Amazon
Spotify
Rdio



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


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