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Class of 2006: 15 Acts That Dropped Their Last Album 10 Years Ago

As we conclude our week reflecting on the magical year that was 2006, we're also looking back at a few bands and artists that released their final—or just most recent—albums a decade ago

1 / 15

J. Dilla, 'Donuts'

Release date: Feb. 7, 2006—three days before his death at the age of 32, caused by cardiac arrest

Total studio albums: 9

Posthumous releases within 18 months of his death: 3

2 / 15

Matchbook Romance, 'Voices'

Release date: Feb. 14, 2006

Total studio albums: 2

Have they reunited since? Yes, they resumed band activity in 2014

3 / 15

Pretty Girls Make Graves, 'Élan Vital'

Release date: March 4, 2006

Total studio albums: 3

Have they reunited since? They broke up in 2007 and have stayed broken up

4 / 15

Tool, '10,000 Days'

Release date: May 2, 2006

Total studio albums: 4

Have they reunited since? Tool never broke up; they just did a brief tour this month

5 / 15

Christina Milian, ‘So Amazin’’

Release date: May 16, 2006

Total studio albums: Three

Has she put anything out recently though? Yes, the 4U EP in December 2015

6 / 15

The Format, 'Dog Problems'

Release date: July 11, 2006

Total studio albums: 2

Have they reunited since? They went on hiatus in February 2008 and haven't picked up since

7 / 15

Strapping Young Lad, 'The New Black'

Release date: July 11, 2006

Total studio albums: 5

Have they reunited since? No

8 / 15

Jurassic 5, 'Feedback'

Release date: July 25, 2006

Total studio albums: 4

Have they reunited since? Yes, in 2013

9 / 15

Audioslave, 'Revelations'

Release date: September 5, 2006

Total studio albums: 3

Have they reunited since? No

10 / 15

Fergie, 'The Dutchess'

Release date: September 19, 2006

Total studio albums: 1

Any new album news? Yes; rumors say a new Fergie LP will arrive in March 2016

11 / 15

JoJo, 'The High Road'

Release date: October 17, 2006

Total studio albums: Two

Has she put anything out recently though? Yes, five EPs since 2010, including December 2015's #LoveJo2

12 / 15

Amy Winehouse, 'Back to Black'

Release date: October 27, 2006

Total studio albums: 2

Posthumous albums and compilations since Winehouse's 2011 death at age 27: 3

Posthumous box sets: 5

13 / 15

Kevin Federline, 'Playing with Fire'

Release date: October 31, 2006

Total studio albums: 1

Was there a less essential album in 2006? Unlikely

14 / 15

+44, 'When Your Heart Stops Beating'

Release date: November 13, 2006

Total studio albums: 1

Have they reunited since? Negatory

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Gwen Stefani, 'The Sweet Escape'

Release date: Dec. 1, 2006

Total studio albums: 2

Does she have something new cooking? Yes, a still-untitled album led by the October 2015 single "Used to Love You"

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