The year 2006 featured several acts issuing their “big” albums, while other acts used the year to lay the groundwork for success in the decade to follow. There was even a rock album in contention for Album of the Year at the Grammy Awards, which is somewhat of a rarity these days.
To say the least, rock was alive and well in 2006, as seen not only at radio but in record sales with a number of acts on this list either debuting at No. 1 or within the Top 5 on the Billboard 200 Album Chart.
So without further adieu, scroll through the gallery at the top of this page to reflect on the 10 Best Rock Albums of 2006.