The Year In Review: 2006

Readers' Top Albums of 2006

1. Iron Maiden
A Matter Of Life And Death
  1. Slayer Christ Illusion
  2. Amon Amarth With Oden On Our Side
  3. Mastodon Blood Mountain
  4. In Flames Come Clarity
  5. Celtic Frost Monotheist
  6. Blind Guardian A Twist In The Myth
  7. Tool 10,000 Days
  8. Lamb Of God Killadelphia
  9. DragonForce Inhuman Rampage
  1. Motorhead Kiss Of Death
  2. Agalloch The Grey EP
  3. Satyricon Now, Diabolical
  4. Cannibal Corpse Kill
  5. Deicide The Stench Of Redemption
  6. Enslaved Ruun
  7. Katatonia The Great Cold Distance
  8. Trivium The Crusade
  9. Amorphis Eclipse
  10. Strapping Young Lad The New Black
  11. Sodom Sodom
  12. Cradle Of Filth Thornography
  13. My Dying Bride A Line Of Deathless Kings
  14. Voivod Katorz
  15. Evergrey Monday Morning Apocalypse
  1. Into Eternity The Scattering Of Ashes
  2. Vader The Art Of War
  3. Queensryche Operation: Mindcrime II
  4. Isis In The Absence Of Truth
  5. Suffocation Suffocation
  6. Napalm Death Smear Campaign
  7. Lacuna Coil Karmacode
  8. Black Label Society Shot To Hell
  9. I Between Two Worlds
  10. Moonspell Memorial
  11. HammerFall Threshold
  12. The Haunted The Dead Eye
  13. Kataklysm In The Arms Of Devastation
  14. Darkthrone The Cult Is Alive
  15. Devin Townsend Band Synchestra
  16. Metal Church A Light In The Dark
  17. Dissection Reinkaos
  18. Venom Metal Black
  19. Edguy Rocket Ride
  20. Solitude Aeturnus Alone
  21. Sepultura Dante XXI
  22. Angra Aurora Consurgens
  23. Kalmah The Black Waltz
  24. Ministry Rio Grande Blood
  25. Manowar The Sons Of Odin
  26. Scar Symmetry Pitch Black Progress
  27. Ihsahn The Adversary
  28. Melechesh Emissaries
  29. Killswitch Engage As Daylight Dies
  30. Rage Speak Of The Dead
  31. Poisonblack Lust Stained Despair
  32. Sadus Out For Blood
  33. Borknagar Origin
  34. The Sword Age Of Winters
  35. Beyond Fear Beyond Fear
  36. Dio Holy Diver Live
  37. Korpiklaani Tales Along This Road
  38. Communic Waves Of Visual Decay
  39. Stone Sour Come What(ever) May
  40. Lordi The Arockalypse
  41. Bal-Sagoth The Chthonic Chronicles
  42. Decapitated Organic Hallucinosis
  43. Rhapsody Of Fire Triumph Or Agony
  44. Unexpect In A Flesh Aquarium
  45. Tankard The Beauty And The Beer
  46. Hatebreed Supremacy
  47. Zyklon Disintegrate
  48. The Gathering Home
  49. Arsis United In Regret
  50. Insomnium Above The Weeping World
  51. God Dethroned The Toxic Touch
  52. Summoning Oath Bound
  53. Unleashed Midvinterblot
  54. Keep Of Kalessin Armada
  55. Axxis Paradise In Flames
  56. Shadows Fall Fallout From The War
  57. Sonata Arctica For The Sake Of Revenge
  58. Gorgoroth Ad Majorem Sathanas Gloriam
  59. Green Carnation The Acoustic Verses
  60. Cult Of Luna Somewhere Along The Highway
  61. Dream Evil United
  62. Wolf The Black Flame
  63. Dismember The God That Never Was
  64. Falconer Northwind
  65. Belphegor Lucifer Incestus
  66. Godsmack The Other Side
  67. Krisiun AssassiNation
  68. Circle II Circle Burden Of Truth
  69. Martyr Feeding The Abscess
  70. Vicious Rumors Warball
  71. Ensiferum Dragonheads
  72. Firewind Allegiance
  73. Witchery Don't Fear The Reaper
  74. Rob Zombie Educated Horses
  75. Goatwhore A Haunting Curse

BNR Top Albums of 2006

1. Killing Joke
Hosannas From The Basements Of Hell
  1. Stolen Babies There Be Squabbles Ahead
  2. The Provenance Red Flags
  3. Giant Squid Metridium Fields
  4. Estradasphere Palace Of Mirrors
  5. Unexpect In A Flesh Aquarium
  6. Motorhead Kiss Of Death
  7. Celtic Frost Monotheist
  8. Devin Townsend Band Synchestra
  9. Hammers Of Misfortune The Locust Years

In Memoriam


Top Albums By Country

Country '06 % '05 % % Chg
USA 30.0 40.0 -10.0
Italy 2.0 0.0 +2.0
Norway 11.0 9.0 +2.0
Germany 6.0 13.0 -7.0
Finland 8.0 5.0 +3.0
Sweden 15.0 14.0 +1.0
Brazil 3.0 2.0 +1.0
England 8.0 9.0 -1.0
Canada 7.0 3.0 +4.0
Poland 2.0 0.0 +2.0
Israel 1.0 0.0 +1.0
Switzerland 1.0 0.0 +1.0
Netherlands 2.0 1.0 +1.0
Greece 1.0 1.0 +0.0
Austria 2.0 0.0 +2.0
Portugal 1.0 0.0 +1.0

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