musicOMH's Top 50 Albums of 2009

musicOMH's Top 50 Albums of 2009

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49. Girls - Album

September 22, 2009
Critic Score
84
19 reviews

48. Shakira - She Wolf

Shakira - She Wolf
November 23, 2009
Critic Score
71
10 reviews

42. GusGus - 24/7

GusGus - 24/7
September 14, 2009
Critic Score
68
9 reviews

40. Shirley Bassey - The Performance

Shirley Bassey - The Performance
November 9, 2009
Critic Score
80
2 reviews

38. Soap&Skin - Lovetune for Vacuum

Soap&Skin - Lovetune for Vacuum
April 13, 2009
Critic Score
78
7 reviews

37. Ólafur Arnalds - Found Songs

Ólafur Arnalds - Found Songs
October 13, 2009
Critic Score
73
5 reviews

35. Pet Shop Boys - Yes

Pet Shop Boys - Yes
April 21, 2009
Critic Score
67
14 reviews

33. La Roux - La Roux

September 29, 2009
Critic Score
77
13 reviews

29. Annie - Don't Stop

November 17, 2009
Critic Score
75
21 reviews

Things have not been straightforward for Norway's electropop starlet Annie since the release of her debut album, Anniemal, over four years ago. Press copies of follow-up Don't Stop were already doing the rounds 12 months ago when Annie 'parted ways' with Island Records. The album was caught up in major label bureaucracy and though a number of the tracks existed in the murky depths of the filesharing fraternity, it seemed the album as a whole was lost.

24. School of Seven Bells - Alpinisms

School of Seven Bells - Alpinisms
October 28, 2008
Critic Score
75
11 reviews

17. Muse - The Resistance

September 15, 2009
Critic Score
66
17 reviews

16. Portico Quartet - Isla

October 9, 2009
Critic Score
78
6 reviews

12. Lady Gaga - The Fame Monster

November 23, 2009
Critic Score
73
13 reviews

11. Arctic Monkeys - Humbug

August 25, 2009
Critic Score
76
28 reviews

Let's be honest, the early signs were not good. Recording in the Mojave desert, talk of a 'heavier, rockier direction', early publicity photos sporting long hair and moustaches... were Arctic Monkeys turning into The Killers circa the Sam's Town era?

10. Grizzly Bear - Veckatimest

May 26, 2009
Critic Score
87
27 reviews

Ambitious yet restrained, elegant yet exciting, Veckatimest is an endlessly-rewarding album which seems destined to vie with Animal Collective‘s Merriweather Post Pavilion for the title of the year’s best.

7. The Hidden Cameras - Origin: Orphan

The Hidden Cameras - Origin: Orphan
September 22, 2009
Critic Score
71
11 reviews

5. Fever Ray - Fever Ray

January 12, 2009
Critic Score
83
18 reviews

4. Wild Beasts - Two Dancers

September 8, 2009
Critic Score
80
18 reviews

Ignore speculation, and simply make time to bask in the seemingly endless supply of luxurious delights contained within this stunning achievement.

3. The xx - xx

October 6, 2009
Critic Score
86
19 reviews

For a debut album it’s brilliantly realised and contains not an inch of flab across its 11 songs.

1. Animal Collective - Merriweather Post Pavilion

January 20, 2009
Critic Score
92
28 reviews

Oozing fun out of every pore, this record is the perfect tonic to the increasingly troubled times that 2009 brings with it and will most likely feature on many of those Best Of lists come December.

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