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musicOMH’s Top 50 Albums Of 2010: 2 – Arcade Fire – The Suburbs

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2. Arcade Fire – The Suburbs (Mercury) Arcade Fire have a record of navigating potentially ruinous and conceptual territory with unmatched deftness on a grand scale. Their debut, Funeral, approached themes of death with stunning emotional…



musicOMH’s Top 50 Albums Of 2010: The Complete List

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And so the list finally comes to an end. Here it is in order, 1-50. Thank you to all the labels, PRs and bands who’ve sent us their albums this year. You can listen to...

musicOMH’s Top 50 Albums Of 2010: 4 – Caribou – Swim

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4. Caribou – Swim (City Slang) 2010 is the year when Dan Snaith’s project has seen its profile rise several notches in the UK. This is partly due to a live show that has come on...

musicOMH’s Top 50 Albums Of 2010: 7 – Deerhunter – Halcyon Digest

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7. Deerhunter – Halcyon Digest (4AD) Halcyon Digest is a difficult album to discuss, and at times, it’s a difficult listen. But the genius of Deerhunter’s third album is that it never quite comes out and...

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

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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

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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

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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...

musicOMH’s Top 50 Albums Of 2010: The Making Of A Chart

by Michael Hubbard

Daniel Paton’s excellent piece contextualising the pitfalls of compiling a definitive albums of the year chart from a hivemind of disparate writers explains why such charts are often less a ranking of artistic merit, and...

musicOMH’s Top 50 Albums Of 2010: 50-41

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50. Gold Panda – Lucky Shiner (Notown) What we said: “An album full of interesting sounds, from unusual cut up vocal samples to clanging percusssion or atmospheric synths. The intelligence and patience with which it has...

musicOMH’s Most Read Album Reviews: 2010 Q3

by Michael Hubbard

The Top 50 album reviews of 2010 Q3 is a chart of readership in our album reviews section between July and September 2010. Only reviews published in 2010 were eligible. Reviewers’ names are included in...

musicOMH’s Top 50 Albums Of 2010: 40-31

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40. Allo Darlin’ – Allo Darlin’ (Fortuna POP!) What we said: “Their timing couldn’t be better; the Aussie portion of the band bring a ray of sunshine to soundtrack your summer, but its sharp lyrics and...

musicOMH’s Top 50 Albums Of 2010: 20-11

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20. Field Music – Field Music (Measure) (Memphis Industries) What we said: “Field Music have never sounded so focused. For the most part, this is an album that rocks. Put simply, it’s like a regular Field...

musicOMH’s Top 50 Albums Of 2010: 5 – Beach House – Teen Dream

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5. Beach House – Teen Dream (Bella Union) Teen Dream was released almost a year ago, but its shimmering tones seared into memory immediately and have stayed ever since. Victoria Legrand and Alex Scally had, over...

musicOMH’s Top 50 Best Albums Of 2009: 40-31

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40. Shirley Bassey – The Performance (Polydor) With songs by Rufus Wainwright, Pet Shop Boys and Richard Hawley, the Dame from Tiger Bay returned with her first studio album in a decade. Bond themes man...

musicOMH’s Top 50 Best Albums Of 2009: The Top Three

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3. The xx – xx (XL) No sooner had the Putney band surfaced with their whispery, self-titled debut than keyboard player Baria Qureshi had left, citing exhaustion. In truth the band have been on a...

musicOMH’s Most Read Album Reviews: 2009 Q3

by Michael Hubbard

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....

musicOMH’s Most Read Album Reviews: 2009 Q1

by Michael Hubbard

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...

musicOMH’s Most Read Album Reviews: 2009 Q2

by Michael Hubbard

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,...

musicOMH’s Top 50 Best Albums Of 2009: 10-4

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10. Grizzly Bear – Veckatimest (Warp) Ed Droste, Daniel Rossen, Chris Taylor and Christopher Bear’s third studio album, named after an island off Cape Cod, saw them work with orchestras and arranger Nico Muhly. A...

musicOMH’s Top 50 Best Albums Of 2009: 20-11

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20. tUnE-yArDs – BiRd BrAiNs (4AD) A typist’s nightmare, Merill Garbus’s fiercely female and maternal debut runs the gamut from Africa to Jamaica via a ’30s barber shop, using anything to hand that will aid...