Best Rock Albums Of 2006

Best Rock Albums Of 2006

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Our Best Rock albums of 2006 list presents a year in which some of the biggest legends in classic rock history released new albums. In many ways, it should not be too much of a surprise because these were rock artists that had consistently been releasing new music since the beginning of their careers. Such legends as Bob Dylan, Paul Simon, Bob Seger, Meat Loaf, Joan Jett, Elton John and Peter Frampton all issued new albums of brand new studio material. Rock fans were also pleased to see The Who release their first new studio album in almost twenty five years. 2006 also saw the return of the much loved band Chicago with their first album of new material in 15 years.

On the new band and artist front, 2006 delivered debut albums by Eric Church, Lily Allen, Black Stone Cherry, The Raconteurs, and others. Perhaps the biggest musical story of the years was the emergence of Amy Winehouse as an artist with her brilliant album Back In Black. It wasn’t her first record, but it was the one that would turn her into a household name. With a sound that echoed the spirit of Billie Holiday meets 60s rock and soul, fans and critics hailed Amy Winehouse as one of the best new artists to have come around in the past twenty years. Sadly, drug addiction would take her life five years later in 2011.

# 50 – Black Holes and Revelations – Muse

Black Holes and Revelations - Muse

# 49 – The Fall of Ideals – All That Remains

The Fall of Ideals - All That Remains

# 48 – Sinners Like MeEric Church

Sinners Like Me - Eric Church

# 47 – Stranger ThingsEdie Brickell & New Bohemians

Stranger Things - Edie Brickell & New Bohemians

# 46 – A Twist in the MythBlind Guardian

A Twist in the Myth - Blind Guardian

# 45 – Black Stone Cherry Black Stone Cherry

Black Stone Cherry - Black Stone Cherry

# 44 – Never Hear the End of ItSloan

Never Hear the End of It - Sloan

# 43 – Daughtry – Daughtry

Daughtry - Daughtry

# 42 – White Limousine – Duncan Sheik

White Limousine - Duncan Sheik

# 41 – Come ClarityIn Flames

Come Clarity - In Flames

# 40 – Alright, Still – Lily Allen

Alright, Still - Lily Allen

# 39 – Chicago XXXChicago

Chicago XXX - Chicago

# 38 – Broken Boy SoldiersThe Raconteurs

Broken Boy Soldiers - The Raconteurs

# 37 – The Monkey PuzzleUFO

The Monkey Puzzle - UFO

# 36 – Last Man Standing – Jerry Lee Lewis

Last Man Standing - Jerry Lee Lewis

# 35 – ContinuumJohn Mayer

Continuum - John Mayer

# 34 – Never Say NeverKim Wilde

Never Say Never - Kim Wilde

# 33 – Falling in BetweenToto

Falling in Between - Toto

# 32 – We Shall Overcome: The Seeger SessionsBruce Springsteen

We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions - Bruce Springsteen

# 31 – Yes, Virginia…The Dresden Dolls

Yes, Virginia... - The Dresden Dolls

# 30 – The Life Pursuit – Belle and Sebastian

The Life Pursuit - Belle and Sebastian

# 29 – High & MightyGov’t Mule

High & Mighty - Gov't Mule

# 28 – ReprieveAni DiFranco

Reprieve - Ani DiFranco

# 27 – One Day It Will Please Us to Remember Even ThisNew York Dolls

One Day It Will Please Us to Remember Even This - New York Dolls

# 26 – Sinner – Joan Jett & the Blackhearts

Sinner - Joan Jett & the Blackhearts

# 25 – Foiled – Blue October

Foiled - Blue October

# 24 – Super ColossalJoe Satriani

Super Colossal - Joe Satriani

# 23 – Rockford – Cheap Trick

Rockford - Cheap Trick

# 22 – Streets of New YorkWillie Nile

Streets of New York - Willie Nile

# 21 – Fingerprints – Peter Frampton

Fingerprints - Peter Frampton

# 20 – The Hard Stuff – George Thorogood & The Destroyers

The Hard Stuff - George Thorogood & The Destroyers

# 19 – Operation: Mindcrime IIQueensrÿche

Operation: Mindcrime II - Queensrÿche

# 18 – Revelations – Audioslave

Revelations - Audioslave

# 17 – A Matter of Life and Death – Iron Maiden

A Matter of Life and Death - Iron Maiden

# 16 – Songs of the Open Road  – The Kennedys

Songs of the Open Road  - The Kennedys

# 15 – Yeah! –Def Leppard

Yeah! -Def Leppard

# 14 – Morph the Cat – Donald Fagen

Morph the Cat - Donald Fagen

# 13 – Suprise – Paul Simon

Suprise - Paul Simon

# 12 – Living with WarNeil Young

Living with War - Neil Young

# 11 – Face the PromiseBob Seger

Face the Promise - Bob Seger

# 10 – Modern Times – Bob Dylan

Modern Times - Bob Dylan

# 9 – Endless Wire – The Who

Endless Wire - The Who

# 8 – Pearl Jam – Pearl Jam

Pearl Jam - Pearl Jam

# 7 – Livin’ It Up! – Sammy Hagar 

Livin' It Up! - Sammy Hagar 

# 6- Stadium Arcadium – Red Hot Chili Peppers

Stadium Arcadium - Red Hot Chili Peppers

# 5 – Songlines – The Derek Trucks Band

Songlines - The Derek Trucks Band

# 4 – The Captain & the Kid – Elton John

The Captain & the Kid - Elton John

# 3 – Bat Out of Hell III: The Monster Is LooseMeat Loaf

Bat Out of Hell III: The Monster Is Loose - Meat Loaf

# 2 –  Highway CompanionTom Petty

Highway Companion - Tom Petty

# 1 – Back To Black – Amy Winehouse

Back To Black - Amy Winehouse

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