Personally, I think 2010 has been the greatest year in Irish music since since I started this blog five years ago. Irish albums from Adebisi Shank, Halves, Somadrone, , Solar Bears, Meljoann, The Cast of Cheers (don’t forget the online-only freebies), Villagers, Grand Pocket Orchestra, Not Squares, James Vincent McMorrow, Nouveaunoise, Flapes, The Redneck Manifesto, Shit Robot and many more are testament to how rich and varied Irish music is 2010.
So with that in mind, I’m, kicking off the 5th annual Nialler9 Irish albums and songs poll. The Choice Music Prize site has compiled a comprehensive list of Irish albums released this year and you can get more suggestions in this blog’s Irish category.
Here’s how the poll works:
- You can pick up to 10 Irish albums and 10 Irish songs released in 2010.
- At least three Irish albums and songs are required in your vote to count to stop people from asking their mates to vote for them. That means you Whatmans fans. 🙂
- Poll closes on Sunday 12th of December at noon.
- Three ways to vote:
The last four years:
2006: Album: Si Schroeder – Coping Mechanisms
2007: Album: Super Extra Bonus Party – Super Extra Bonus Party LP
2008: Album: Jape – Ritual / Song: Jape – ‘I Was A Man’
2009: Album: Patrick Kelleher – You Look Cold / Song: SEBP – ‘Comets’
2010: ??? Vote Irish!
Image above by M&E.