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Image above courtesy of Nouveaunoise’s artwork.

The annual Nialler9 readers’ poll is back. For the sixth time, I’m looking for your top 5 Irish albums and songs of the year. Lat year’s best album was awarded to Villagers’ Becoming A Jackal and best song went to Squarehead’s ‘Fake Blood’.

You’ll find a comprehensive list of Irish albums released in 2011 at the Choice Music Prize site. That’s not all this year though, I’d also like to hear what your favourite Irish EPs of the year were as well as your favourite new Irish artist or band of the year.

Here are my own choices to kick it off. This was haaard…

Nialler9′s Irish albums of 2011

1. Tieranniesaur – Tieranniesaur LP
2. Jape – Ocean of Frequency
3. And So I Watch You From Afar – Gangs
4. We Cut Corners – Today I Realised I Could Go Home Backwards
5. Le Galaxie – LaserDisc Nights 2
6. Squarehead- Yeah Nothing
7. Retarded Cop – You Have The Right To Remain Retarded
8. Owensie – Aliens
9. Patrick Kelleher & His Cold Dead Hands – Golden Syrup
10. Goodtime – The Colours Of Darkness

Nialler9′s Irish songs of 2011

1. Moths – ‘Jimmy Francis’
2. And So I Watch You From Afar – ‘BeautifulUniversemasterchampion’
3. We Are Losers – ‘Cheerleader’
4. Jape – ‘The Oldest Mind’
5. I Am The Cosmos – ‘Dislocate’
6. Patrick Kelleher & Squarehead – ‘Attention to Detail’
7. We Cut Corners – ‘Go Easy’
8. Funeral Suits – ‘Colour Fade’
9. Little Green Cars – ‘My Love Took Me Down to The River to Silence Me’
10. Eomac – ‘You Don’t Know What This Means To Me’

That was even harder. Loads more of my favourites are here: Irish section.

Nialler9′s Irish EPs of 2011

1. Simon Bird – V
2. T-Woc – Jetstar EP
3. Nouveaunoise – Sequence Consequence EP
4. The Depravations – Mosey EP
5. Tenaka – EPhemeral EP

Nialler9′s new artists of 2011

1. Moths
2. We Are Losers
3. Little Green Cars
4. Hush War Cry
5. Toby Kaar

Over to you for your choices….

If you’re looking for more inspiration for choices try:
My halfway through 2011 Irish album list.
Harmless Noise’s Irish videos of the year
The Point Of Everything’s Favourite Irish Songs of 2011.
BarryGruff’s Irish Songs of 2011
Electric Whipcrack’s top Irish EPs of 2011.
Swear I’m Not Paul’s Irish lists


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