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It’s hard to think of a more subjective musical list than a best songs list. Some people choose their list based on how much songs have changed the world, others choose songs that made the biggest statements or became a cultural phenomenon. My list of 100 songs didn’t change the world, they changed my world… Read more »

Posted on December 30th, 2012

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We’ve had the best EPs, remixes, videos, new artists and songs in Irish music as chosen by you (plus my own choices) but here’s the big one, the top 25 Irish albums of the year. Previous winning albums in the readers’ poll in the last six years include: Jape’s Ocean Of Frequency and Ritual, Villagers’… Read more »

Posted on December 21st, 2012

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Artwork/wallpaper by Gianni. Before I reveal the Irish albums of the year, you’ll find your choices of early artistic releases in the form of EPs, collaboration and reworking in remixes and the best visuals attached to songs in the last year in Irish music… Irish EPs of the year No Spill Blood – Street Meat… Read more »

Posted on December 20th, 2012

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The following 25 songs were voted by you dear readers (about 200 of you) so huge thanks to you lot for that. It’s an interesting cross section of what happened in Irish music this year from electronic to folk to indie to rock. There wasn’t room for rap or heavier guitar music this time around… Read more »

Posted on December 19th, 2012

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There has only ever been one clear number one for me in terms of remixes this year. It’s a track which slayed dancefloors from Dublin to Barcelona to Novi Sad. As ever, Four Tet has his hand in the pot and could have had a few more were it not for good showings from Friends… Read more »

Posted on December 17th, 2012

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For the seventh year, it’s over to you to decide the Nialler9 Readers’ Poll for Irish albums, songs and more of the year. Below, you will find my own comprehensive list of Irish albums, songs, EPs, remixes and new artists who make the grade and below that I’m looking for your own choices. To sweeten… Read more »

Posted on December 13th, 2012

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All City 2012

DJ Tu-Ki and Olan compiled a best of 2012 mix for All City contains more than a smattering of great tunes including Antibalas, El-P, Jai Paul, Girl Unit, Boddika, Kendrick Lamar, Daphni, JJ Doom, Danny Brown, Actress and more is a very on-point representation of the cross-section between electronica, dance and rap which All City… Read more »

Posted on December 12th, 2012

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