1. Lady Gaga The Fame Monster

2. La Roux La Roux

3. Annie Don't Stop

4. Lily Allen It's Not Me, It's You

5. Pet Shop Boys Yes

6. Little Boots Hands

7. Dragonette Fixin To Thrill

8. Frankmusik Complete Me

9. Donkeyboy Caught In A Life

10. Yeah Yeah Yeahs It's Blitz!

11. Erik Hassle Pieces

12. Leona Lewis Echo

13. Fever Ray Fever Ray

14. Black Eyed Peas The END

15. Calvin Harris Ready For The Weekend

16. Alphabeat The Spell

17. Tiesto Kaleidoscope

18. Various Artists St Trinian's 2: The Legend Of Fritton's Gold

19. Royksopp Junior

20. VV Brown Travelling Like The Light

21. Bat For Lashes Two Suns

22. Patrick Wolf The Bachelor

23. Shakira She Wolf

24. Rihanna Rated R

25. BWO Big Science

26. Robbie Williams Reality Killed The Video Star

27. Taio Cruz Rokstarr

28. The Saturdays Wordshaker

29. Space Cowboy Digital Rock Star

30. Kelly Clarkson All I Ever Wanted


32. Pixie Lott Turn It Up

33. Cheryl Cole 3 Words


1. Despite being 33 albums this is really 33-and-a-third due to 'The Fame Monster' being more than one brilliant album and '3 Words' being less than a far less brilliant album.

2. There are a couple of inter­na­tional releases in here but we're not saying these were the only inter­na­tional releases worth bothering about — they just seemed to fit into the 2009 list.

3. Have we missed anything? Let us know on [email protected] and we'll publish some of the best sug­ges­tions.