Having hit a half century of issues, AU magazine started a poll to find out the best songs to come out of Northern Ireland since the magazine’s inception five years ago. The top 20 can be seen after the jump. How does it stack up NI music fans? I’ve only heard most on the list by name so I’m thinking of the top 50 as an enabler to get over my ignorance of NI bands. Of course, My favourite right now would be Cashier no.9.

The 50th issue magazine has a metallic cover, plus a CD featuring tracks from the top ten artists as voted for in the poll so you should be able to spot it easily enough if you want to see the full list.

  1. Lafaro – Tupenny Nudger
  2. Oppenheimer – Breakfast In NYC
  3. Panama Kings – Your Children Are Screaming
  4. Torgas Valley Reds Torgas Valley Blue
  5. Oppenheimer – Saturday Looks Bad To Me
  6. Clone Quartet – Carousel
  7. Duke Special Freewheel
  8. Fighting With Wire – Everyone Needs A Nemesis
  9. Desert Hearts – Gravitas
  10. And So I Watch You From Afar – The Voiceless
  11. Cashier No.9 – 42 West Avenue
  12. General Fiasco – Rebel Get By
  13. Panama Kings – Young Blood
  14. Yakuza – Shirts And Skins
  15. Desert Hearts – Sea Punk
  16. V//Formation – Little Heart
  17. Ed Zealous – Pretty Face
  18. Alloy Mental – God Is Green
  19. Kowalski – Sunshine State
  20. Desert Hearts – New Kings

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