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The Meteor Choice Music Prize Irish album of the year shortlist was just announced. Yesterday, I had a guess at the top 10, I got 7 correct. Below are the final ten in the running for the €10,000 prize as well as the the judges and a Spotify playlist of the albums. {INSERT BAND HERE} was robbed!

The Choice Music Prize 2012 shortlist

Adrian Crowley – I See Three Birds Flying
The Cast Of Cheers – Family
Damien Dempsey – Almighty Love
Delorentos – Little Sparks
Heathers – Kingdom
Julie Feeney – Clocks
Mumblin’ Deaf Ro – Dictionary Crimes
Two Door Cinema Club – Beacon
Wallis Bird - Wallis Bird
Windings – I Am Not A Crow

I’m delighted to see Mumblin’ Deaf Ro on the list. I didn’t think he’d make it but after seeing the judges, I can see how. No nominations for Glen Hansard, The Spook Of The Thirteenth Lock, Owensie, This Club, The Script, Mick Flannery, Katie Kim or Funeral Suits. Of course, you’ve already had your say

Spotify playlist of nine albums (Mumblin Deaf Ro’ was debuted on Nialler9 last year):

The Judges:
Mark Kavanagh – Daily Star
KC – Today FM
Aoife Barry The Ticket/Blogger/2XM
Craig Fitzpatrick – Hot Press
Elaine Buckley – RTE, State, Entertainment.ie
Sean Rocks – Radio1/Arena
Eamonn Sweeney – Irish Independent
Andy Kavanagh – TG4
Steven McCauley – BBC Radio Foyle
Eoghan O’Sullivan Irish Examiner/The Point Of Everything
Claire Beck Phantom FM

The Choice live event takes place on March 7th in Vicar Street with as many of the bands on the shortlist playing as possible. Tickets for it will be on sale on Friday via Ticketmaster priced at €22.50 plus fees. You can place your bets via Paddy Power here.


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