musicOMH’s Most Read Album Reviews: 2009 Q2

Depeche Mode - Sounds Of The Universe Time for another snapshot of musicOMH readers’ viewing habits, seeing as the 2009 Q1 piece seemed to go down rather well. Below you’ll find the Top 50 album reviews most read in Q2 – April, May and June 2009.

During the quarter we’ve been publishing an average of 18 reviews each week to the albums section; up from 14 in Q1. In two weeks during the period we published 27 reviews. So the list below scratches the surface of the coverage musicOMH has afforded new releases.

Lauded and slated albums alike make the list. Oh, and only reviews published in 2009 make the cut. Click on an album title to see the review; reviewers’ names are in italics. Are you sitting comfortably? Then we’ll begin…

1. Depeche Mode – Sounds Of The Universe Ben Hogwood
2. Sonic Youth – The Eternal Gideon Brody
3. Little Boots – Hands Michael Cragg
4. Tori Amos – Abnormally Attracted To Sin Ben Urdang
5. Grizzly Bear – Veckatimest Christopher Monk
6. The Horrors – Primary Colours Tim Lee
7. Florence And The Machine – Lungs Michael Cragg
8. The Maccabees – Wall Of Arms Michael Cragg
9. Doves – Kingdom Of Rust Rob Watson
10. Bat For Lashes – Two Suns Michael Cragg

11. Silversun Pickups – Swoon Jude Clarke
12. Tiga – Ciao Ben Hogwood
13. St Vincent – Actor Christopher Monk
14. Peaches – I Feel Cream Ceiri O’Driscoll
15. La Roux – La Roux Michael Cragg
16. Eminem – Relapse Adam Conner-Simons
17. Paolo Nutini – Sunny Side Up Nic Oliver
18. Jarvis Cocker – Further Complications Ryan Helfand
19. Jack Peñate – Everything Is New John Murphy
20. Kasabian – West Ryder Pauper Lunatic Asylum Ben Hogwood

21. Pet Shop Boys – Yes Darren Harvey
22. Manic Street Preachers – Journal For Plague Lovers Jenni Cole
23. Super Furry Animals – Dark Days/Light Years Nic Oliver
24. Esser – Braveface Michael Cragg
25. Madness – The Liberty Of Norton Folgate Nic Oliver
26. Placebo – Battle For The Sun John Murphy
27. The Duckworth Lewis Method – The Duckworth… Ben Hogwood
28. Phoenix – Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix Michael Cragg
29. Blur – Midlife: A Beginner’s Guide To Blur Cat McGovern
30. Manilyn Manson – The High End Of Low Gideon Brody

31. Passion Pit – Manners Ben Urdang
32. Noisettes – Wild Young Hearts David Welsh
33. Lily Allen – It’s Not Me, It’s You John Murphy
34. Yeah Yeah Yeahs – It’s Blitz! Ben Hogwood
35. The Enemy – Music For The People Neil Dowden
36. PJ Harvey & John Parish – A Woman A Man Walked By Alan Pedder
37. Orphans & Vandals – I Am Alive And You Are Dead Sam Shepherd
38. Dirty Projectors – Bitte Orca Jude Clarke
39. Neil Young – Fork In The Road Scott Sinclair
40. Broken Records – Until The Earth Begins To Part John Murphy

41. Maxïmo Park – Quicken The Heart John Murphy
42. Patrick Wolf – The Bachelor Peter Hayward
43. The Field – Yesterday And Today Ben Hogwood
44. Golden Silvers – True Romance Michael Cragg
45. Leonard Cohen – Live In London John Murphy
46. Tortoise – Beacons Of Ancestorship Jude Clarke
47. Fischerspooner – Entertainment Darren Harvey
48. Freeland – Cope Ben Hogwood
49. The Mars Volta – Octahedron Ben Hogwood
50. God Help The Girl – God Help The Girl Nic Oliver

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musicOMH’s Most Read Album Reviews: 2009 Q2