musicOMH’s Most Read Album Reviews: 2010 Q1

Jónsi - Go A quarter of 2010 has flown by already, and it seems like only yesterday we were running our end-of-year and end-of-decade features.

The list below indicates our most read reviews of albums released so far in 2010, together with the reviewers’ names in italics. Click on an album title to read the review.

Congratulations to music industry whipping boy EMI, whose releases secured half of our Top 10, including the two most read reviews; there’s not much wrong with the major’s release schedule, on this evidence.

Congratulations also to the oldest man in the chart; 87-year-old movie icon Sir Christopher Lee‘s Charlemagne album was one of this quarter’s more curious releases.

And hard luck to Shearwater, Sa Dingding, Broken Bells and The Besnard Lakes, who just missed places on the list.

And now, without further ado…

1. Jónsi – Go Sam Shepherd
2. Hot Chip – One Life Stand Christopher Monk
3. Vampire Weekend – Contra John Murphy
4. Frightened Rabbit – The Winter Of Mixed Drinks Jamie Milton
5. Gorillaz – Plastic Beach Michael Cragg
6. Midlake – The Courage Of Others Sam Shepherd
7. Marina & The Diamonds – The Family Jewels John Murphy
8. Corinne Bailey Rae – The Sea Rob Watson
9. She & Him – Volume Two David Welsh
10. Laura Marling – I Speak Because I Can Camilla Pia

11. Joanna Newsom – Have One On Me Darren Harvey
12. Yeasayer – Odd Blood Darren Harvey
13. Sambassadeur – European Jude Clarke
14. Holly Miranda – The Magician’s Private Library Michael Cragg
15. Local Natives – Gorilla Manor Andrew Burgess
16. Field Music – Field Music (Measure) Christopher Monk
17. The Knife – Tomorrow, In A Year Andrew Burgess
18. Two Door Cinema Club – Tourist History John Murphy
19. Jaga Jazzist – One-Armed Bandit Ian Roulllier
20. These New Puritans – Hidden Jenni Cole

21. Massive Attack – Heligoland John Murphy
22. Delphic – Acolyte Ben Urdang
23. Four Tet – There Is Love In You Ben Hogwood
24. The Courteeners – Falcon Camilla Pia
25. Turin Brakes – Outburst David Welsh
26. Amy Macdonald – A Curious Thing Jenni Cole
27. The Magnetic Fields – Realism Tony Heywood
28. Fyfe Dangerfield – Fly Yellow Moon John Murphy
29. Tindersticks – Falling Down A Mountain Darren Harvey
30. K$sha – Animal Andrew Burgess

31. Thee Silver Mt Zion Memorial Orchestra – Kollaps Tradixionales Sam Shepherd
32. Ellie Goulding – Lights Michael Cragg
33. MGMT – Congratulations John Murphy
34. Pantha Du Prince – Black Noise Ben Hogwood
35. Los Campesinos! – Romance Is Boring Tony Heywood
36. Hadouken! – For The Masses Ian Roullier
37. OK Go – Of The Blue Colour Of The Sky Justin de la Cruz
38. Lightspeed Champion – Life Is Sweet! Nice To Meet You Ben Urdang
39. The Irrepressibles – Mirror Mirror Michael Hubbard
40. Spoon – Transference Justin de la Cruz

41. Goldfrapp – Head First Christopher Monk
42. Gil Scott-Heron – I’m New Here Darren Lee
43. Dan Le Sac vs Scroobius Pip – The Logic Of Chance Christian Cottingham
44. Adam Green – Minor Love Andrew Burgess
45. Ali Farka Tour & Toumani Diabat – Ali & Toumani Jude Clarke
46. Christopher Lee – Charlemagne: By The Sword And The Cross Sam Shepherd
47. Fionn Regan – The Shadow Of An Empire Jamie Milton
48. The Radio Dept – Clinging To A Scheme Jude Clarke
49. Chew Lips – Unicorn Michael Cragg
50. Laura Veirs – July Flame Andrew Burgess

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