musicOMH's Top 50 Albums of 2009

musicOMH's Top 50 Albums of 2009

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49.

September 22, 2009
Critic Score
81
22 reviews

48.

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

43.

June 9, 2009
Critic Score
70
13 reviews

42.

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

40.

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

38.

Soap&Skin - Lovetune for Vacuum
April 13, 2009
Critic Score
79
7 reviews

37.

Ólafur Arnalds - Found Songs
October 13, 2009
Critic Score
77
5 reviews

35.

Pet Shop Boys - Yes
April 21, 2009
Critic Score
69
17 reviews

33.

September 29, 2009
Critic Score
74
15 reviews

29.

November 17, 2009
Critic Score
74
23 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.

27.

May 5, 2009
Critic Score
80
23 reviews

26.

March 3, 2009
Critic Score
60
17 reviews

As a distillation of the pure energy, passion and dancefloor destroying that has always run through Howlett’s productions, Invaders Must Die could possibly be the Prodigy’s best album yet.

25.

March 3, 2009
Critic Score
79
25 reviews
From the opening evocation of Case as a twister searching for an absentee lover on This Tornado Loves You, the album lives up to the billing.

24.

School of Seven Bells - Alpinisms
October 28, 2008
Critic Score
76
18 reviews

20.

March 19, 2009
Critic Score
77
9 reviews

19.

April 7, 2009
Critic Score
79
28 reviews

17.

September 15, 2009
Critic Score
67
20 reviews

16.

October 9, 2009
Critic Score
72
9 reviews

12.

November 18, 2009
Critic Score
72
14 reviews

11.

August 25, 2009
Critic Score
77
36 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.

May 26, 2009
Critic Score
86
33 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
September 22, 2009
Critic Score
72
11 reviews

5.

January 12, 2009
Critic Score
83
19 reviews

4.

September 8, 2009
Critic Score
82
22 reviews

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

3.

October 6, 2009
Critic Score
85
23 reviews

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

2.

October 20, 2009
Critic Score
81
23 reviews

1.

January 20, 2009
Critic Score
92
30 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.

Original Source: http://www.musicomh.com/features/lists/musicomhs-top-50-best-albums-of-2009-the-top-three
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