Pazz & Jop: 2006's Top 25 Albums

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To come later . . . 2007 Pazz & Jop critics' poll results. In the meantime, a quick WTF at last year's winner(s).

1. Bob Dylan's Modern Times (Columbia)

1,123 points (95 mentions)

2. TV on the Radio's Return to Cookie Mountain (4AD/Interscope)

1,109 points (99 mentions)

3. Ghostface Killah's Fishscale (Def Jam)

1,031 points (96 mentions)

4. The Hold Steady's Boys and Girls in America (Vagrant)

983 points (81 mentions)

5. Gnarls Barkley's St. Elsewhere (Downtown/Atlantic)

791 points (71 mentions)

6. Arctic Monkeys' Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not (Domino)

718 points (63 mentions)

7. Clipse's Hell Hath No Fury (Re-Up Gang/Zomba/Jive)

673 points (63 mentions)

8. Neko Case Fox Confessor Brings the Flood (Anti-)

645 points (64 mentions)

9. Joanna Newsom's Ys (Drag City)

626 points (59 mentions)

10. Tom Waits's Orphans: Brawlers, Bawlers & Bastards (Anti-)

608 points (51 mentions)

11. Cat Power's The Greatest (Matador)

566 points (57 mentions)



12. Sonic Youth's Rather Ripped (Geffen)

500 points (49 mentions)

13. The Decemberists' The Crane Wife (Capitol)

440 points (42 mentions)

14. Belle & Sebastian's The Life Pursuit (Matador)

423 points (38 mentions)

15. Jenny Lewis with the Watson Twins' Rabbit Fur Coat (Team Love)

366 points (37 mentions)

16. Knife's Silent Shout (Mute)

355 points (31 mentions)

17. My Chemical Romance's The Black Parade (Reprise)

354 points (33 mentions)

18. Yo La Tengo's I Am Not Afraid of You and I Will Beat Your Ass (Matador)

342 points (35 mentions)

19. Bruce Springsteen's We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions (Columbia)

317 points (31 mentions)

20. Dixie Chicks' Taking the Long Way (Sony)

314 points (29 mentions)

21. Ornette Coleman's Sound Grammar (Sound Grammar)

314 points (27 mentions)

22. Hot Chip's The Warning (DFA/Astralwerks)

307 points (28 mentions)

23. Band of Horses' Everything All the Time (Sub Pop)

297 points (29 mentions)

24. Yeah Yeah Yeahs' Show Your Bones (Interscope)

296 points (25 mentions)

25. The Roots' Game Theory (Def Jam)

283 points (33 mentions)




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