Best of 2006: Q Magazine’s Top 20 Albums

The once mighty Q slips further into irrelevance this year, judging by their year-end best of list. Who is this magazine aimed at now? Aging footballers who also buy records for their wives? Almost, but this list strikes me as being totally devoid of a real point of view, and more about second guessing other magazines and the internet. The top spot was a given, but Razorlight at #3? Seriously?

1. Arctic Monkeys – Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not
2. Muse – Black Holes and Revelations
3. Razorlight – Razorlight
4. Red Hot Chilli Peppers – Stadium Arcadium
5. The Killers – Sam’s Town
6. Keane – Under The Iron Sea
7. Bob Dylan – Modern Times
8. Kasabian – Empire
9. Scissor Sisters – Ta-Dah
10. Gnarls Barkley – St. Elsewhere
11. The Kooks – Inside In/Inside Out
12. Corrine Bailey Rae – Corrine Bailey Rae
13. The Raconteurs – Broken Boy Soldiers
14. The Feeling – Twelve Stops And Then Home
15. Shack – …The Corner of Miles and Gil
16. Bruce Springsteen – We Shall Overcome: The Seger Sessions
17. Thom Yorke – The Eraser
18. Snow Patrol – Eyes Open
19. Neil Diamond – 12 Songs
20. Guillemots – Through The Window Pane

The whole Q Magazine Top 100 Albums list can be found on I Heart Music.


  1. Yuck!!!!! The fact that Snow Patrol are on any year end list is enough to make me want to throw up a little in my mouth…

  2. ERICH,
    As clever witty comments go, yours about "wanting" to throw up in your own mouth tells all anyone really needs to know about your taste in music or anything else. Yeeech!
    Nice try…

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