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1. Taking The Long Way
Taking The Long Way
~ Dixie Chicks
4.4 out of 5 stars (1,216 customer reviews)
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May 23, 2006
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Nothing changes folks like babies and war, and since the release of their last album, 2002's ... Read more

2. Andrea Bocelli - Amore
Andrea Bocelli - Amore
~ Andrea Bocelli
4.7 out of 5 stars (386 customer reviews)
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Verve
January 31, 2006
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While creating the perfect track listing for Bocelli's first-ever album of popular songs, Bocelli and his producers searched the musical eras from the 1920s to the 1980s for songs in Italian, Spanish and French. Bocelli also added some of his favorite inte... Read more

3. All the Roadrunning
All the Roadrunning
~ Emmylou Harris
4.7 out of 5 stars (358 customer reviews)
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Warner Bros.
April 25, 2006
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Over the last seven years, Mark Knopfler and Emmylou Harris quietly recorded an album by stealing "a few precious hours of studio time here and there," as the ex-Dire Straits singer/guitarist puts it. Good thing they kept it largely under wraps--expectatio... Read more

4. We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions
We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions
~ Bruce Springsteen
4.0 out of 5 stars (418 customer reviews)
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Sony
April 25, 2006
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The premise was simple. Bruce Springsteen invites a dozen or so New York City musicians--packing banjos, fiddles, accordions and the like--to his New Jersey farmhouse for a three-day hootenanny, and tape is rolling. The results are sublime, his 21st album ... Read more

5. Modern Times
Modern Times
~ Bob Dylan
4.4 out of 5 stars (466 customer reviews)
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Sony
August 29, 2006
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At a time when the majority of those his age are drifting into retirement, 65-year-old Bob Dylan has put the capper on a three-record run that ranks with the best in his storied, 44-album career. Like ... Read more

6. High School Musical [2 CD Special Edition]
High School Musical [2 CD Special Edition]
~ Various Composers
4.6 out of 5 stars (74 customer reviews)
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Walt Disney Records
May 23, 2006
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Disney has struck platinum with High School Musical, a made-for-cable movie that was mega-popular on the Disney Channel before spawning a mega-popular soundtrack. Echoing Grease, the plot involves two students (Zac Efron and Vanessa Anne Hutchinson) who fall for each other while on vacation, only to realize they ... Read more

7. Stadium Arcadium
Stadium Arcadium
~ Red Hot Chili Peppers
4.5 out of 5 stars (746 customer reviews)
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Warner Bros.
May 9, 2006
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Four-year career hiatuses followed by sprawling double-albums could spell trouble for a band of the Chili Peppers' stature: consider they'd originally recorded enough for ... Read more

8. Sing-A-Longs & Lullabies for the Film Curious George
Sing-A-Longs & Lullabies for the Film Curious George
~ Jack Johnson
4.7 out of 5 stars (363 customer reviews)
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Universal/Brushfire Records
February 7, 2006
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Admit it: If you had to pick an artist to give voice to the wackadoo thinkings of a monkey beloved by most of the American populace over age 3, you could do a lot worse than Jack Johnson. Black Eyed Peas? Too hyper. Death Cab for Cutie? Too ironic. They Mi... Read more

9. Continuum
Continuum
~ John Mayer
4.6 out of 5 stars (622 customer reviews)
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Columbia
September 12, 2006
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Continuum is about as apt a title as it gets for John Mayer's third studio disc. Every element, from the peerless guitar playing to the plainspoken poetry of the lyrics to the breathy-sincere singing, makes a return from previous efforts. But to weakly pronounce this another worthwhile effort from ... Read more

10. Duets: An American Classic
Duets: An American Classic
~ Tony Bennett
4.4 out of 5 stars (470 customer reviews)
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Sony
September 26, 2006
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At this point, who else but Tony Bennett would have the clout to round up stars on the scale of Elton John, Paul McCartney, Bono, Celine Dion and Barbra Streisand for some duets? (Note also that unlike some similar projects, all the parties involved on th... Read more

11. 10,000 Days
10,000 Days
~ Tool
4.3 out of 5 stars (1,158 customer reviews)
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Volcano
May 2, 2006
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With a majority of the songs on 10,000 Days clocking in well past the seven-minute mark, you wouldn't be entirely mistaken in thinking that the title of the album refers to how long it actually takes to make it through the whole thing. Two of the tracks--the sitar and ... Read more

12. Eye To The Telescope
Eye To The Telescope
~ KT Tunstall
4.5 out of 5 stars (354 customer reviews)
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Virgin Records
February 7, 2006
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If the art of the female singer-songwriter revolves around coffee-table soliloquies then ... Read more

13. St. Elsewhere
St. Elsewhere
~ Gnarls Barkley
4.2 out of 5 stars (268 customer reviews)
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Atlantic Records
May 9, 2006
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In 2006, Danger Mouse is King Midas of the music world. He has an uncanny knack for creating jagged, dense, frenzied beats and odd, eerie, vivid soundscapes that never compromise the music's natural flow. Meanwhile, rapper and singer Cee-Lo, a veteran of A... Read more

14. Awake
Awake
~ Josh Groban
4.4 out of 5 stars (609 customer reviews)
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Reprise / WEA
November 7, 2006
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Josh Groban is making it hard for anybody who can't say "classical crossover" without smirking to maintain an acceptable level of snobbery. ... Read more

15. The Open Door
The Open Door
~ Evanescence
4.2 out of 5 stars (567 customer reviews)
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The Bicycle Music Company
July 1, 2014
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There's nothing like a breakup to focus your muse. This follow-up to the stunning, multi-platinum ... Read more

16. Living With War
Living With War
~ Neil Young
3.8 out of 5 stars (354 customer reviews)
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Reprise Records
May 8, 2006
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Even if you don't agree with Neil Young's politics, you can't help but be daunted by the intersection of his genius and ire on his second album in less than seven months. It is the very rare artist who is able to channel indignation and moral disgust in su... Read more

17. Surprise
Surprise
~ Paul Simon
4.0 out of 5 stars (213 customer reviews)
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Warner Bros.
May 9, 2006
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Since severing his epochal partnership with Art Garfunkel, Paul Simon's solo career been characterized by restless reinvention. But while it's easy to see such disparate, cross-cultural collaborations as ... Read more

18. On An Island
On An Island
~ David Gilmour
4.0 out of 5 stars (511 customer reviews)
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Sony
March 7, 2006
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David Gilmour’s solo career hasn’t exactly been creatively restless; this is but the third album by the Pink Floyd guitarist, and first in 18 years. But that seemingly lackadaisical career ethos hasn’t prevented Gilmour from producing some of his finest work here, an album whose soaring, lyrical ... Read more

19. A Thousand Different Ways
A Thousand Different Ways
~ Clay Aiken
4.4 out of 5 stars (465 customer reviews)
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RCA
September 19, 2006
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A Thousand Different Ways, the follow-up to Clay Aiken's chart-burning debut Measure of a Man, trots out the kind of material a fleet-voiced former American Idol contestant can't help having a field day with: Aiken's version of Richard Marx's "Right Here Waiting" is bathed in a smoothness that renders ... Read more

20. The Greatest Songs of the Fifties
The Greatest Songs of the Fifties
~ Barry Manilow
4.0 out of 5 stars (152 customer reviews)
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Arista
January 31, 2006
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Clive Davis's ear earns him more accolades than most of his talents' vocal chords. Now it's time to give it up for his enterprising instincts. ... Read more

21. Pearl Jam
Pearl Jam
~ Pearl Jam
4.2 out of 5 stars (392 customer reviews)
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May 2, 2006
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If its debut album 15 years ago made Pearl Jam apprehensive with success, the Seattle quintet better buckle in for a return to eminence. On its eighth studio release--and first since 2002--the band socks away the adventurous experimentation that dogged som... Read more

22. Ancora
Ancora
~ IL DIVO
4.4 out of 5 stars (259 customer reviews)
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Sony
January 24, 2006
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There are those who will tell you that Il Divo, the multinational quartet of sharp-dressed crooners, synthesize Andrea Bocelli and Celine Dion to concoct something worse. And they will not be entirely incorrect. Yet it's hard to argue with a sensation that... Read more

23. From This Moment On
From This Moment On
~ Diana Krall
4.1 out of 5 stars (143 customer reviews)
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Verve
September 19, 2006
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This album appears in the footsteps of 2004's The Girl in the Other Room but doesn't sound like a follow-up. Whereas The Girl saw the pianist-singer abandon the Great American Songbook for more personal pastures, From This Moment On sees her working out on standards done in traditional ... Read more

24. Highway Companion
Highway Companion
~ Tom Petty
4.1 out of 5 stars (211 customer reviews)
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American
July 25, 2006
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Four years after he took Elvis Costello's advice and bit the music/radio biz hands that have simultaneously fed and frustrated him for decades on the scabrous ... Read more

25. Me And My Gang
Me And My Gang
~ Rascal Flatts
4.3 out of 5 stars (219 customer reviews)
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Lyric Street
November 13, 2006
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This fourth effort from the soft-rock-masquerading-as-country band Rascal Flatts moved more than 721,000 copies its first week out, which let the female-friendly trio rub elbows with some mighty heady company. Only four other country artists (Garth Brooks,... Read more

26. Precious Memories
Precious Memories
~ Alan Jackson
4.8 out of 5 stars (359 customer reviews)
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Arista
February 28, 2006
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A few decades ago nearly every country singer had at least one--often more--gospel albums in their catalog. Today, aside from gospel veteran Amy Grant, who balances the sacred and secular, and Randy Travis, that concept has long faded. For Alan Jackson, ho... Read more

27. Back to Basics
Back to Basics
~ Christina Aguilera
4.2 out of 5 stars (482 customer reviews)
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RCA / BMG
August 15, 2006
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Back to Basics, Christina Aguilera's first disc in four years, refines and clarifies the--let's call it "sexy"--aura surrounding this platinum firebrand. Here, the best belter in a class that counts Jessica Simpson and Britney Spears on its roll call has turned her attention to love songs: the supercharged and ... Read more

28. FutureSex / LoveSounds
FutureSex / LoveSounds
~ Justin Timberlake
4.0 out of 5 stars (499 customer reviews)
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Zomba Recordings/Sony BMG Music Entertainment
September 12, 2006
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One spin of FutureSex/LoveSounds and it's hard to believe that Justin Timberlake was ever a boy-band barnstormer--no modern-day male artist beats him when it comes to single-minded self assurance or suavity. "SexyBack," the inescapable summer sizzler of a first single off this short and thrillingly unwholesome disc, makes that ... Read more

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