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