musicOMH’s Most Read Album Reviews: 2009 Q3

The xx - xx After 2009 Q1 and 2009 Q2 it is with a certain inevitability that Q3’s Top 50 Most Read Album Reviews chart gets compiled, has some blurb slapped atop it and gets published to the internets.

Who says the album format is dead? Over the three calendar months, July, August and September 2009 our album reviews were read a third of a million times. This resulting chart, which only includes albums released in 2009, provides another snapshot of musicOMH readers’ viewing preferences – and it provides a chance to check out albums you may have missed (which definitely won’t include the one perched on the top, we’d wager).
But in the release week 5th October alone we’ve been sent nearly 50 albums to review, so when we say “snapshot” we mean just that; in the album reviews section and its archives you’ll find heaps more of the coverage we’ve afforded new music releases.

It sets us up nicely for the inevitable listomania that comes with the end of the year, the end of the decade and our first 10 years in existence. Yes, musicOMH has been around for a decade. Anyway. Click on an album title to see the review; reviewers’ names are in italics. Here we go…

1. Florence And The Machine – Lungs Michael Cragg
2. The xx – xx Michael Cragg
3. David Guetta – One Love Michael Hubbard
4. The Duckworth Lewis Method – The Duckworth… Ben Hogwood
5. Arctic Monkeys – Humbug John Murphy
6. La Roux – La Roux Michael Cragg
7. Imogen Heap – Ellipse Ian Roullier
8. Wild Beasts – Two Dancers Ryan Helfand
9. The Big Pink – A Brief History Of Love Gideon Brody
10. Bananarama – Viva Michael Cragg

11. The Invisible – The Invisible Andy Petch-Jex
12. Frankmusik – Complete Me Michael Cragg
13. Zero 7 – Yeah Ghost Ryan Helfand
14. Basement Jaxx – Scars Ian Wade
15. Jay Reatard – Watch Me Fall Michael Cragg
16. A-Ha – Foot Of The Mountain Christopher Monk
17. The Cribs – Ignore The Ignorant John Murphy
18. Muse – The Resistance Darren Harvey
19. Sweet Billy Pilgrim – Twice Born Men Nic Oliver
20. David Gray – Draw The Line Ryan Helfand

21. The Temper Trap – Conditions Sam Shepherd
22. Paolo Nutini – Sunny Side Up Nic Oliver
23. Prefab Sprout – Let’s Change The World With Music John Murphy
24. The Dead Weather – Horehound Camilla Pia
25. Speech Debelle – Speech Therapy John Murphy
26. Calvin Harris – Ready For The Weekend Ben Urdang
27. Jnsi & Alex – Riceboy Sleeps Jamie Harper
28. Soulsavers – Ben Hogwood
29. Mika – The Boy Who Knew Too Much Christopher Monk
30. Noah And The Whale – The First Days Of Spring Adam Conner-Simons

31. VV Brown – Travelling Like The Light Michael Cragg
32. Lisa Hannigan – Sea Sew Scott Sinclair
33. Kasabian – West Ryder Pauper Lunatic Asylum Ben Hogwood
34. Athlete – Black Swan Jamie Harper
36. Mew – No More Stories Ben Urdang
36. Bat For Lashes – Two Suns Michael Cragg
37. Dot Allison – Room 7 Gideon Brody
38. The Horrors – Primary Colours Tim Lee
39. Blur – Greatest Hits Cat McGovern
40. Richard Hawley – Truelove’s Gutter Darren Lee

41. Sally Shapiro – My Guilty Secret Christopher Monk
42. Lily Allen – It’s Not Me, It’s You John Murphy
43. Pearl Jam – Backspacer Gideon Brody
44. Mm – Sing Along To Songs You Don’t Know Jude Clarke
45. Dolores O’Riordan – No Baggage Jamie Harper
46. Dan Black – ((un)) Michael Cragg
47. Whitney Houston – I Look To You Shaun Newport
48. Jack Peate – Everything Is New John Murphy
49. Rufus Wainwright – Milwaukee At Last!!! John Murphy
50. Echaskech – Shatterproof Ian Roullier

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