Best of 2006 | Blender

What to make of Blender‘s list? Like Q‘s, it feels chosen and second-guessed to death. And like Q, it feels British. As in a bunch of 40-something Brits trying to still seem cool. So for all of this Anglophilia, why is Art Brut on this year’s list? "Because it didn’t come out in America until 2006." Okay, then why is Lily Allen on the list when her album Alright, Still doesn’t drop Stateside till January 30, 2007? "Sod Off!" Isn’t that an English expression? "We said Sod Off!!!"

Blender’s Top 20 Albums of 2006

  1. My Chemical RomanceThe Black Parade
  2. Arctic MonkeysWhatever…
  3. Bob DylanModern Times
  4. Justin TimberlakeFuturesex/Lovesounds
  5. Ghostface Killah Fishscale
  6. The BeatlesLove
  7. The Hold SteadyBoys and Girls in America
  8. Mary J. BligeThe Breakthrough
  9. Clipse Hell Hath No Fury
  10. Art Brut Bang Bang Rock and Roll
  11. Regina Spektor Begin to Hype
  12. DJ Drama & Lil WayneDedication 2
  13. Girl Talk The Night Ripper
  14. Todd Snider The Devil You Know
  15. Lily Allen Alright, Still
  16. John Legend Once Again
  17. New York DollsOne Day It Will Please Us to Remember Even This
  18. Sonic Youth Rather Ripped
  19. Red Hot Chili PeppersStadium Arcadium
  20. Lamb of GodSacrament

Blender’s Top 20 Singles of 2006

  1. "Crazy" – Gnarls Barkley
  2. "What You Know" – T.I.
  3. "My Love" – Justin Timberlake feat. T.I.
  4. "Promiscuous" – Nelly Furtado
  5. "When You Were Young" – The Killers
  6. "Cheated Hearts" – Yeah Yeah Yeahs
  7. "Ridin’" – Chamillionaire
  8. "Welcome to the Black Parade" – My Chemical Romance
  9. "I Bet You Look Good on the Dancefloor" – Arctic Monkeys
  10. "All of the Above" – Big City Rock
  11. "Me & U" – Cassie
  12. "Chillout Tent" – The Hold Steady
  13. "Ring the Alarm" – Beyonce
  14. "Over and Over" – Hot Chip
  15. "Call Me When You’re Sober" – Evanescence
  16. "J.E.E.Z.Y." – Young Jeezy
  17. "The Big Guns" – Jenny Lewis
  18. "Wolf Like Me" – TV on the Radio
  19. "We Fly High" – Jim Jones
  20. "45:33 Nike Original Run" – LCD Soundsystem