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Tracks of 2011: September – December

by MusicOMH

(This is Part 3 of a three-part tracks feature. Read Part 1 here and Part 2 here.) The final furlong; the last hurrah; the home straight, and straight home. The year lies on its death…



Ones To Watch 2012: Part 5

by Ben Hogwood

musicOMH’s Ones To Watch 2012: Part 1 |Part 2 |Part 3 |Part 4 | Part 5 If you’ve been following parts 1 through 4 of our Ones To Watch guide to new artists set to...

Ones To Watch 2012: Part 4

by MusicOMH

musicOMH’s Ones To Watch 2012: Part 1 |Part 2 |Part 3 |Part 4 | Part 5 By now you probably thought you were getting the hang of our week long look at how 2012 might...

Ones To Watch 2012: Part 3

by MusicOMH

musicOMH’s Ones To Watch 2012: Part 1 |Part 2 |Part 3 |Part 4 | Part 5 The tips for the year are the music journalism equivalent of the charity mugger. Look at them. Approaching you...

Ones To Watch 2012: Part 1

by Ben Hogwood

musicOMH’s Ones To Watch 2012: Part 1 |Part 2 |Part 3 |Part 4 | Part 5 As surely as night follows day, so the ‘end of year’ charts switch seamlessly into an examination of who...

Ones To Watch 2012: Part 2

by Ben Hogwood

musicOMH’s Ones To Watch 2012: Part 1 |Part 2 |Part 3 |Part 4 | Part 5 Welcome to the second part of our look at all things new – this time taking a look at...

musicOMH’s Top 50 Albums Of 2011: 10-4

by MusicOMH

10. King Creosote & Jon Hopkins – Diamond Mine (Domino) Diamond Mine’s album cover pictures two men from a bygone era, seated on a bench. Behind them a deserted coastline arcs away towards the horizon and...

musicOMH’s Top 50 Albums Of 2011: 40-31

by MusicOMH

40. EMA – Past Life Martyred Saints (Souterrain Transmissions) What we said: ” The stories told on Past Life Martyred Saints are all incredibly and unflatteringly personal. Anderson also has the rare gift of transcribing her...

musicOMH’s Top 50 Albums Of 2011: Complete List

by MusicOMH

The complete rundown of musicOMH’s Top 50 Albums Of 2011. Click through to the original reviews. This list is also avaible as a Spotify playlist, except for the albums asterisked below, which are not available...

musicOMH’s Top 50 Albums Of 2011: The Top 3

by MusicOMH

3. Wild Beasts – Smother (Domino) Wild Beasts’ third album seemed to mark a definite change of direction forthe Kendal-based four piece. There was less emphasis on Hayden Thorpe’sremarkable falsetto, but it was mostly one of...

musicOMH’s Top 50 Albums Of 2011: 20-11

by MusicOMH

20. Anna Calvi – Anna Calvi (Domino) What we said: “This is an album with potentially massive appeal, likely to unite indie fans, lovers of pop and strokers of beards in admiration. It’s quite possible that,...

musicOMH’s Top 50 Albums Of 2011: 50-41

by MusicOMH

50. Cut Copy – Zonoscope (Modular) What we said: “The key to enjoying this album, as with Bright Like Neon Light, is sticking with it for the first few listens. Then, like a tapestry, its inner...

musicOMH’s Top 50 Albums Of 2011: 30-21

by MusicOMH

30. Explosions In The Sky – Take Care, Take Care, Take Care (Bella Union) What we said: “Ebbs and flows make this both an intensely delicate, yet forceful listen. This isn’t showing off with noise like...

musicOMH’s Top 50 Albums Of 2011: An Introduction

by Daniel Paton

Once again, the tricky business of compiling end of year lists comes about. Everyone loves to rant and complain about them, but no publication of any importance would risk being without one. Anything that stimulates...

musicOMH’s Most Read Album Reviews: 2011 Q1

by Michael Hubbard

Well, it’s official. Adele is bigger than Radiohead. At least that’s how musicOMH’s readers saw things in the first quarter of 2011 which, astonishingly, has already been and gone. As is our curiously geeky way...

musicOMH’s Most Read Album Reviews: 2010 Q4

by Michael Hubbard

The Top 50 album reviews of 2010 Q4 is a chart of readership in our album reviews section between October and December 2010. While the most popular articles of the year overall were the pages...

musicOMH’s Top 50 Albums Of 2010: 3 – Janelle Monáe – The ArchAndroid

by MusicOMH

3. Janelle Monáe – The ArchAndroid (Atlantic) Whenever pop’s doom-mongers start muttering about the death of the album, along comes one as gloriously decadent as Janelle Monáe’s debut LP The ArchAndroid. Decadent, because the astronomically talented...

musicOMH’s Most Read Album Reviews: 2010 Q2

by Michael Hubbard

Good gracious. Half of 2010 has been and gone. Where does the time go? In the last three months the passing of time has been marked by some strong debuts, some startling comebacks and some...

musicOMH’s Top 50 Albums Of 2010: 8 – Foals – Total Life Forever

by MusicOMH

8. Foals – Total Life Forever (Warner) Rather than become a weight around their necks, the big second album has proved a catalyst for Foals. Being much more of a grower than 2008’s striking Antidotes, this...

musicOMH’s Top 50 Albums Of 2010: 9 – Four Tet – There Is Love In You

by MusicOMH

9. Four Tet – There Is Love In You (Domino) In a year heavily weighted with forward-thinking (if tightly-budgeted) electro, the always forward-thinking Kieran Hebden turned back the clock. But he didn’t use a turning back...

musicOMH’s Top 50 Albums Of 2010: 30-21

by MusicOMH

30. Pantha Du Prince – Black Noise (Rough Trade) What we said: “This is a special album, make no doubt about it, casting its spell as it makes both a moving memorial and an example of...