Wednesday, 23 December 2009

UK Critics Album Chart Of Charts 2009

We wondered what would a top 25 albums of 2009 chart look like, if all the UK critics charts were compiled. So, here's the first draft, which takes its information from the best of 2009 album charts by the NME, MusicOMH, Drowned In Sound, Uncut, The Guardian, The Quietus, God Is In The TV and Gigwise. More will be added soon.

How it works is easy - if an album is at the top of a publications chart, it gets 50 points, if it is in second it gets 49 points and so on. At the moment, on quite a large Excel spreadsheet, there are 191 albums. Probably loads of vaguely interesting stats to be pulled from this. The first is that the current winner only topped one of the best of charts listed above. Ooh fancy.

So here it is so far, the 2009 UK Critics Chart Of Charts;

1. Wild Beasts "Two Dancers" (374)
2. Animal Collective "Merriweather Post Pavilion" (362)
3. The XX "The XX" (323)
4. Fever Ray "Fever Ray" (301)
5. The Horrors "Primary Colours" (300)
6. Grizzly Bear "Veckatimest" (288)
7. Dirty Projectors "Bitte Orca" (272)
8. Yeah Yeah Yeahs "It's Blitz!" (270)
9. Manic Street Preachers "Journal For Plague Lovers" (269)
10. Fuck Buttons "Tarot Sport" (265)
11. The Flaming Lips "Embryonic" (183)
12. Florence And The Machine "Lungs" (173)
13. Arctic Monkeys "Humbug" (171)
14. Phoenix "Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix" (168)
15. Mumford And Sons "Sign No More" (148)
16. Future Of The Left "Travels With Myself And Another" (142)
17. Micachu & The Shapes "Jewellery" (136)
18. Noah And The Whale "The First Days Of Spring" (133)
19. Bat For Lashes "Two Suns" (129)
20. The Maccabees "Wall Of Arms" (126)
21. Health "Get Color" (120)
22. The Big Pink "A Brief History Of Love" (115)
23. PJ Harvey And John Parish "A Woman A Man Walked By" (114)
24. Jamie T "Kings & Queens" (113)

And lastly, currently on the same amount of points;
25. La Roux "La Roux" (98)
25. Lady Gaga "The Fame Monster" (98)