Just for a bit of fun, here’s what I predict will make the nominations for the Choice Prize this year. Of course, it all depends on who the judges are in the end. The list is ordered from my most likely albums to be nominated with a couple of wildcards towards the end. Like Shane, there are about 10 other albums which could be in the running. If you feel like an educated guess, leave your predictions in the comments.
- Cathy Davey – Tales of Silversleeve
- Adrian Crowley – Long Distance Swimmer
- Roísín Murphy – Overpowered
- Delorentos – In Love with Detail
- The Flaws – Achieving Vagueness
- Super Extra Bonus Party – Super Extra Bonus Party LP
- Dry County – Unexpected Falls
- Hybrasil – The Monkey Pole
- Mumblin’ Deaf Ro – The Herring and the Brine
- Somadrone – Of Pattern and Purpose
The shortlist is announced tomorrow.
Niall Byrne is the founder of the most-influential Irish music site Nialler9, where he has been writing about music since 2005 . He is the cohost of the Nialler9 Podcast and has written for the Irish Times, Irish Independent, Cara Magazine, Sunday Times, Totally Dublin, Red Bull and more. Niall is a DJ, founder of Lumo Club, event curator and producer of gigs, parties & events.