Choice Prize 2010
The 12 strong jury panel of Irish music media professionals deliberated at length tonight and chose the album from the shortlist of 10 records released by Irish artists in 2009. The audience attending the event in Vicar Street, Dublin and were treated to performances by 8 of the 10 shortlisted acts. The event was hosted by Today FM’s Alison Curtis and was broadcast live in a special broadcast on Today FM hosted by Paul McLoone.
The full shortlist of nominated albums was as follows (albums in alphabetical order):
And So I Watch You From Afar “And So I Watch You From Afar” (Small Town America)
Bell X1 “Blue Lights On The Runway” (BellyUp)
Codes “Trees Dream in Algebra” (EMI)
Adrian Crowley “Season of the Sparks” (Chemikal Underground)
Dark Room Notes “We Love You Dark Matter” (Gonzo)
The Duckworth Lewis Method “The Duckworth Lewis Method” (1969/Divine Comedy Records)
Julie Feeney “Pages” (Mittens)
Valerie Francis “Slow Dynamo” (VF)
Laura Izibor “Let The Truth Be Told” (Atlantic)
The Swell Season “Strict Joy” (Plateau)
Previous winners of the Choice Music Prize are:
Irish Album of the Year 2005: Julie Feeney – “13 Songs”
Irish Album of the Year 2006: The Divine Comedy – “Victory For The Comic Muse”
Irish Album of the Year 2007: Super Extra Bonus Party – “Super Extra Bonus Party”
Irish Album of the Year 2008: Jape – “Ritual”

 

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