In 2006, the pop-singles market continued to dominate, in no small part because the pick-and-click mentality of online music stores and ring-tone sites gave consumers unparalleled freedom to Choose Their Own Musical Adventure. What suffered in the meantime was the quality of pop and rock albums. These platters frequently spawned great singles -- from Justin Timberlake, KT Tunstall, the Rapture, Pearl Jam, My Chemical Romance, etc. -- but didn't hold together as cohesive statements. Still, a few artists, such as the ones listed below, managed to churn out catchy and innovative long-players that held up over... More >>>