Now Reading
The Choice Music Prize is announced today….

The Choice Music Prize is announced today….


Ever since I saw Lisa Hannigan perform ‘O Sleep’ with John Smith’s wonderful backing vocals, it’s been in my brain repeating itself over and over for the last month. Above, Lisa performs it with James Vincent McMorrow at the Meteor Choice Prize gigs. Lisa is one of the most likely artists to be picked in today’s Choice Music Prize shortlist which is announced at 3pm on TodayFM.

My predictions:

It’s a difficult task to predict the top 10 albums that 12 different judges will pick, especially if you don’t know who they are but here’s my guess at 2012’s list:

And So I Watch You From Afar – Gangs
BellX1 – Bloodless Coup
Cashier No.9 – To The Death of Fun
Jape – Ocean Of Frequency
Fred – Leaving My Empire
Lisa Hannigan – Passenger
Snow Patrol – Fallen Empires
The Minutes – Marcata
Tieranniesaur – Tieranniesaur
We Cut Corners – Today I Realised I Could Go Home Backwards

* Albums I considered for the top 10 but could still be a wild card:
Iarla O’ Lionard – Foxlight
Land Lovers – Confidants
Le Galaxie – Laserdisc Nights 2
Royseven – You Say, We Say
Squarehead – Yeah Nothing
The Japanese Popstars – Controlling Your Alliegance
The Kanyu Tree – People Street

You can try it out yourself with this 2011 album list.

Elsewhere: If Nialler9 readers were the judges….

Hey, before you go...

Nialler9 has been covering new music, new artists and gigs for the last 18 years. If you like the article you just read, and want us to publish more just like it, please consider supporting us on Patreon.

What you get as thanks in return...

  • A weekly Spotify playlist only for patrons.
  • Access to our private Nialler9 Discord community
  • Ad-free and bonus podcast episodes.
  • Guestlist & discounts to Nialler9 & Lumo Club events.
  • Themed playlists only for subscribers.
  • Your support enables us to continue to publish articles like this one, make podcasts and provide recommendations and news to our readers.
Become a patron at Patreon!