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And the winner is…..

So, these 12 judges – Brian Boyd (The Irish Times), Alan Corr (The RTE Guide), Michael Carr (Cork 96FM), Ronan Casey (Westmeath Examiner), Dan Hegarty (2FM), Anne Marie Kelly (Today FM), Sheena McGinley (Entertainment.ie), Una Mullally (Sunday Tribune), Paul McClean (BBC NI), Leagues O’Toole (Foggy Notions),Nadine O’Regan (Sunday Business Post and Phantom 105.2) and Jon Richards (Galway Bay FM)….

…think these are the 10 best Irish albums of 2007

1. Adrian Crowley Long Distance Swimmer
2. Cathy Davey – Tales of Silversleeve
3. Delorentos – In Love with Detail
4. Dry County – Unexpected Falls
5. The Flaws- Achieving Vagueness
6. Dave Geraghty- Kill Your Darlings
7. Kila – Gambler’s Ballet
8. Roisin Murphy – Overpowered
9. Stanley Super 800 – Louder and Clearer
10. Super Extra Bonus Party – Super Extra Bonus Party LP

And who am I to disagree?

All I can say is I’m over the moon! The Adrian Crowley album is very near and dear to my heart, for personal and professional reasons. In my opinion it’s a 3 horse race – see if you can guess who – but you never know do you? Nobody gave Julie Feeney or Neil Hannon the slightest chance when they were shortlisted, but they had the last laugh on all of us.

I’m off down to Paddy Power tomorrow to pop a score on Adrian before his odds shorten, I suggest you all do the same. Or a safer bet would be to invest in the album, it’s exceptional.

January 9, 2008 - Posted by | Adrian Crowley, Choice Music Prize, Music

1 Comment »

  1. That’s bizarre, I just bought the top 3 albums at the weekend with my Christmas vouchers! I would say it’s a close run between Cathy Davey and Adrian Crowley, both extremely good albums.

    I’m listening to Roisin Murphy at the moment too, that album isn’t as accessible as the others on the list but that’s not a bad thing. It’s really growing on me.

    Comment by donal | January 10, 2008 | Reply

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