musicOMH’s Most Read Album Reviews: 2009 Q1

Pet Shop Boys - Yes Herewith, a snapshot of musicOMH readers’ viewing habits – the Top 50 album reviews most read in January, February and March 2009.

The album reviews section has been steadily building readership through the course of the quarter, during which we’ve been publishing an average of 14 album reviews each week. (I sat down and actually worked this out. I need to get out more.)

Lauded and slated albums alike make the list – the Top 10 alone contains five-star and one-star appraisals. Oh, and only reviews published this year make the cut. So STEP AWAY FROM THE KILLERS REVIEW PLZTHX.
Click on an album title to see the review; reviewers’ names are in italics.

1. The Prodigy – Invaders Must Die Ian Roullier
2. Pet Shop Boys – Yes Darren Harvey
3. The Decemberists – The Hazards Of Love Jenni Cole
4. Lily Allen – It’s Not Me, It’s You John Murphy
5. U2 – No Line On The Horizon Talia Soghomonian
6. Bat For Lashes – Two Suns Michael Cragg
7. Animal Collective – Merriweather Post Pavilion Ben Winbolt-Lewis
8. Morrissey – Years Of Refusal John Murphy
9. White Lies – To Lose My Life Tim Lee
10. Röyksopp – Junior David Welsh

11. Franz Ferdinand – Tonight Michael Cragg
12. A Camp – Colonia Kristof Hajos
13. Empire Of The Sun – Walking On A Dream Michael Cragg
14. Lady Gaga – The Fame Ben Hogwood
15. Fever Ray – Fever Ray Ian Roullier
16. Antony And The Johnsons – The Crying Light John Murphy
17. The Boy Least Likely To – The Law Of The Playground Nic Oliver
18. Kelly Clarkson – All I Ever Wanted Michael Cragg
19. Emmy The Great – First Love John Murphy
20. Beirut – March Of The Zapotec / Holland Darren Harvey

21. Micachu – Jewellery Ben Hogwood
22. Bruce Springsteen – Working On A Dream Nic Oliver
23. Various – Slumdog Millionaire OST Emily Heward
24. Various – War Child: Heroes John Murphy
25. Peter Doherty – Grace/Wastelands Jenni Cole
26. Starsailor – All The Plans Scott Sinclair
27. Erasure – Total Pop! The First 40 Hits Nic Oliver
28. The Juan Maclean – The Future Will Come Michael Cragg
29. Metric – Fantasies David Welsh
30. The View – Which Bitch? Neil Dowden

31. Various – Dark Was The Night Nic Oliver
32. The Invisible – The Invisible Andy Petch-Jex
33. Bon Iver – Blood Bank EP Jude Clarke
34. Ane Brun – Changing Of The Seasons Alan Pedder
35. Sweet Billy Pilgrim – Twice Born Men Nic Oliver
36. Yeah Yeah Yeahs – It’s Blitz! Ben Hogwood
37. Mr Oizo – Lambs Anger Ian Roullier
38. Bill Callahan – Sometimes I Wish We Were An Eagle Scott Sinclair
39. The Yellow Moon Band – Travels Into Several… Nic Oliver
40. Howling Bells – Radio Wars Darren Harvey

41. The Fray – The Fray Nic Oliver
42. Jamie Foxx – Intuition Emily Heward
43. PJ Harvey & John Parish – A Woman A Man Walked By Alan Pedder
44. Robyn Hitchcock – Goodnight Oslo Hanspeter Kuenzier
45. Bonnie “Prince” Billy – Beware Jenni Cole
46. Elvis Perkins – In Dearland Scott Sinclair
47. Titus Andronicus – Titus Andronicus Michael Cragg
48. Dan Deacon – Bromst Michael Cragg
49. Loney Dear – Dear John Gemma Hampson
50. Neko Case – Middle Cyclone Peter Hayward

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