Rolling Stone's Best Albums of 2006

Rolling Stone's Best Albums of 2006

49. The Coup - Pick a Bigger Weapon

The Coup - Pick a Bigger Weapon
April 24, 2006
Critic Score
78
13 reviews

48. Lady Sovereign - Public Warning

Lady Sovereign - Public Warning
October 31, 2006
Critic Score
68
16 reviews

44. Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Show Your Bones

Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Show Your Bones
March 28, 2006
Critic Score
76
19 reviews

43. Various Artists - Tropicália: A Brazilian Revolution in Sound

Various Artists - Tropicália: A Brazilian Revolution in Sound
February 13, 2006
Critic Score
89
5 reviews

42. Lindsey Buckingham - Under the Skin

Lindsey Buckingham - Under the Skin
October 3, 2006
Critic Score
70
8 reviews

41. Sean Lennon - Friendly Fire

Sean Lennon - Friendly Fire
October 3, 2006
Critic Score
63
10 reviews

40. Thunderbirds Are Now! - Make History

Thunderbirds Are Now! - Make History
October 3, 2006
Critic Score
71
6 reviews

38. Tool - 10,000 Days

Tool - 10,000 Days
May 2, 2006
Critic Score
71
13 reviews

35. John Legend - Once Again

John Legend - Once Again
October 24, 2006
Critic Score
74
13 reviews

34. Thom Yorke - The Eraser

Thom Yorke - The Eraser
July 11, 2006
Critic Score
74
20 reviews

33. Todd Snider - The Devil You Know

Todd Snider - The Devil You Know
August 8, 2006
Critic Score
80
1 review

32. Goldfrapp - Supernature

Goldfrapp - Supernature
August 17, 2005
Critic Score
73
14 reviews

30. Cold War Kids - Robbers & Cowards

Cold War Kids - Robbers & Cowards
October 10, 2006
Critic Score
73
13 reviews

27. The Rapture - Pieces of the People We Love

The Rapture - Pieces of the People We Love
September 12, 2006
Critic Score
71
16 reviews

26. Justin Timberlake - FutureSex / LoveSounds

Justin Timberlake - FutureSex / LoveSounds
September 12, 2006
Critic Score
70
15 reviews

25. Rhymefest - Blue Collar

Rhymefest - Blue Collar
July 11, 2006
Critic Score
80
13 reviews

24. Beck - The Information

Beck - The Information
October 3, 2006
Critic Score
73
18 reviews

23. The Decemberists - The Crane Wife

The Decemberists - The Crane Wife
October 3, 2006
Critic Score
82
18 reviews

22. Girl Talk - Night Ripper

Girl Talk - Night Ripper
May 9, 2006
Critic Score
70
10 reviews

20. My Chemical Romance - The Black Parade

My Chemical Romance - The Black Parade
October 23, 2006
Critic Score
74
15 reviews

The Black Parade, the New Jersey group’s third studio album, is the best mid-Seventies record of 2006, a rabid, ingenious paraphrasing of echoes and kitsch from rock’s golden age of bombast.

19. Dixie Chicks - Taking The Long Way

Dixie Chicks - Taking The Long Way
May 23, 2006
Critic Score
65
10 reviews

18. The Roots - Game Theory

The Roots - Game Theory
August 29, 2006
Critic Score
83
14 reviews

17. Arctic Monkeys - Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not

Arctic Monkeys - Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not
January 23, 2006
Critic Score
82
20 reviews
A start-to-finish rush of invigorating riffs and pointed narratives that heightens with repeated exposure.

16. Lupe Fiasco - Food & Liquor

Lupe Fiasco - Food & Liquor
September 19, 2006
Critic Score
84
12 reviews

15. Wolfmother - Wolfmother

Wolfmother - Wolfmother
October 31, 2005
Critic Score
72
14 reviews

13. Pearl Jam - Pearl Jam

Pearl Jam - Pearl Jam
May 2, 2006
Critic Score
75
16 reviews

11. John Mayer - Continuum

John Mayer - Continuum
September 12, 2006
Critic Score
78
8 reviews

9. Mastodon - Blood Mountain

Mastodon - Blood Mountain
September 12, 2006
Critic Score
78
15 reviews

7. Clipse - Hell Hath No Fury

Clipse - Hell Hath No Fury
November 28, 2006
Critic Score
88
17 reviews

6. Cat Power - The Greatest

Cat Power - The Greatest
January 24, 2006
Critic Score
80
17 reviews

5. Ghostface Killah - Fishscale

Ghostface Killah - Fishscale
March 28, 2006
Critic Score
84
11 reviews

3. Sonic Youth - Rather Ripped

Sonic Youth - Rather Ripped
June 13, 2006
Critic Score
76
17 reviews

1. Bob Dylan - Modern Times

Bob Dylan - Modern Times
August 29, 2006
Critic Score
88
15 reviews

This music is relaxed; it has nothing to prove. It is music of accumulated knowledge, it knows every move, anticipates every step before you take it.

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