1. The Roots - Game Theory
Thank god for good hip-hop, another amazing album from the Roots, with exceptional production and an amazing gig (that I almost didn't make) the roots definitely own album of the year in my eyes.
Best tracks Don't Feel Right, Here I Come, Long Time, Clock With No Hands, Atonement
2. Editors - Back Room
Electro-Indie still rocks, and this was the best of the bunch of 2006. Although it was released in 2005 I've cheated and added it as I only discovered it in early 2006
Best Tracks Fingers In The Factories, Fall, Blood, Someone Says, Munich
3. Arctic Monkeys - Whatever People Say I Am Thats What I'm Not
I'm not a fan of over-hype, and this album (with its crap title) may have suffered from it but it manages to come out being pretty much as good as everyone tells me it is.
Best tracks - View From The Afternoon, Certain Romance,I Bet You Look Good on the Dancefloor