Una Mullally

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The Choice Music Prize shortlist is out

Ireland’s prize for the best album of the year draws its top 10.

Wed, Jan 8, 2014, 19:37

   

The Choice Music Prize awards the best Irish album of the year, and in 2014, the shortlist for the best record of 2013 is:

And So I Watch You From Afar – All Hail Bright Futures (Sargent House)
Bell X1 – Chop Chop (Belly Up Records)
Girls Names – The New Life (Tough Love)
Kodaline – In A Perfect World (Sony Music)
Little Green Cars – Absolute Zero (Universal Music)
Mano Le Tough – Changing Days (Permanent Vacation)
My Bloody Valentine – MBV (MBV Records)
O Emperor – Vitreous (Big Skin)
Lisa O’ Neill – Same Cloth or Not (Song Seeds Records)
Villagers – {Awayland} (Domino)

It’s a great list, in my opinion (DOI: I’m a judge this year for the second time), and will surely create some interesting chatter* between the judges on the night.

*giant scrap