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Competition – win 30 of the best albums of 2008!

The fantastic competitions just never stop at On the Record – and for our final competition of 2008, we have one hell of a prize. And on Culchie Shopping Day too! Thanks to our very good pals at PIAS Ireland, …

Mon, Dec 8, 2008, 14:40

   

The fantastic competitions just never stop at On the Record – and for our final competition of 2008, we have one hell of a prize. And on Culchie Shopping Day too!

Thanks to our very good pals at PIAS Ireland, the company who distribute some of the best indie labels around, we have 30 of the finest releases of 2008 to give away.

The winner takes it all – and that means he or she will be getting the following CDs in the post before Christmas

TV On The Radio “Dear Science” (4AD) /// Vampire Weekend “Vampire Weekend” (XL) /// Bon Iver “For Emma, Forever Ago” (4AD) /// Born Ruffians “Red, Yellow & Blue” (Warp) /// Flying Lotus “Los Angeles” (Warp) /// Pivot “O Soundtrack My Heart (Warp) /// Gang Gang Dance “Saint Dymphna” (Warp) /// Deerhunter “Microcastle” (4AD) /// Department of Eagles “In Ear Park (4AD) /// The Kills “Midnight Boom” (Domino) /// Last Shadow Puppets “The Age of the Understatement” (Domino) /// She & Him “Volume One” (Domino) /// Ratatat “LP3″ (XL) /// The Hold Steady “Stay Positive” (Rough Trade) /// Little Joy “Little Joy” (Rough Trade) /// Times New Viking “Rip It Off” (Matador) /// Jay Reatard “Matador Singles ‘08″ (Matador) /// Oppenheimer “Take The Mid-Range and Boost It” (Fantastic Plastic) /// White Denim “Workout Holiday” (Full Time Hobby) /// Crystal Castles “Crystal Castles” (Different) /// Neon Neon “Stainless Style” (Lex) /// The Gaslight Anthem “The ‘59 Sound” (Side One Dummy) /// El Guincho “Alegranzo” (Young Turks) /// Horse Feathers “House With No Home (Kill Rock Stars) /// Grace Jones “Hurricane” (Wall Of Sound) /// Buraka Som Sistema “Black Diamond” (Fabric) /// High Places “High Places” (Thrill Jockey) /// Roots Manuva “Slime & Reason” (Big Dada) /// Dan le Sac vs Scroobius Pip “Angles” (Sunday Best) /// Black Mountain “In The Future” (Jagjaguwar)

That’s quite a haul, isn’t it?

If you don’t win the prize, you can always go out and buy your pick of those CDs at an independent retailer near you like Road (Dublin), City Discs (Dublin), Freebird (Dublin), Plugd (Cork), BPM (Waterford, Wexford, Mallow and New Ross), Rollercoaster (Kilkenny), Thirdwave (Sligo), Zhivago (Galway), E2 (Navan and Mullingar), CD World (Drogheda) and Heartbeat City (Tullamore Thurles, Dungarven, Edenderry, Longford and Gorey). Support your local indie record shop!

Back to the competition. To win, simply tell us what’s your favourite independent record label and why. It’s as simple as that. Competition runs until Friday at 6pm-ish and we’ll announce the winner on Monday. Entry to open to everyone, except the Cork hurlers. Judge’s decision is final and all of that.

To get you in the mood, we’ll be featuring a video from one of the above acts every day this week. We kick off with Bon Iver

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