Irish Times Best 50 Irish albums of all time (1 Viewer)

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anyone care to compile their own best Irish LP's list ?

I don't even have 50 Irish albums.

listening to the artists on the Irish Times list I didn't know reminds me why I ignore
hyped popular stuff.
not worth sorting through 50-100 loads of lightweight blandness to maybe find one decent artist.

i still think Girl Band are good (but not amazing) if that helps.
 

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oh here we go


Look, the Corrs were awful. A few decently cobbled together pop melodies buried under terrible "tasteful" 90's production and oirish tourist music, i used to like I Never Loved You Anyway back in the day, but if some Brits and clueless yanks want to do the full "actually he's cool now" Phil Collins revival stuff then they're on their own.

The "Honorary Most Excellent Order of the British Empire" Corrs.
I like a few Corrs songs me self (it's kept auto correcting to "chores") Terribily uncool but a decent pop band. And any band that has Caroline Corr in it I'm going to like.
The much maligned Phil Collins is a seriously talented guy.
 

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I like a few Corrs songs me self (it's kept auto correcting to "chores") Terribily uncool but a decent pop band. And any band that has Caroline Corr in it I'm going to like.
The much maligned Phil Collins is a seriously talented guy.
Calling Phil Collins "much maligned" has been a journalist trick since about 1995. He's been celebrated for a long, long time now. Same with ABBA. Massively successful, massively well liked acts that journalists forever pretend are maligned except for their brave, lone stand against indie groupthink in this article.

As for the Corrs, symbols of mediocrity, if they were even a little bit of a "decent" pop group they would have called their second album Talk on Corrners. Fuck them and their MBE's. I don't deny they had some decent tracks though!
 
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A few oirish albums I liked. I don't think they are on the list.

The Chalets - Check in
The Thrills - So much for the city
Cathy Davey - Something ilk
The Vinny club - Rocky IV reckyrd
Simple kid - Simple kid 2
The urges - Time will pass
September girls - cursing the sea.
Humanzi - Tremors
 

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There's a guy in work who listens to Chris deBurgh regularly on his headphones.
 

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I quiet like Ash as a singles band. Lightweight but there's some good pop tunes in there. He's not a strong singer but he has a good ear for melodies. He can write songs.

I like how they choose the new guitarist. Agreed.

 

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There's a guy in work who listens to Chris deBurgh regularly on his headphones.
Yeah where the fuck was Spanish Train on that list? Was De Burgh excluded because he was born in Argentina. Sake.
 

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There's a guy in work who listens to Chris deBurgh regularly on his headphones.
The one time I played EP (with the cover band from my local) the lad who gave me a lift down played Chris De Burgh music the whole way down. In fairness the only other CD he had in the car was Stoat, so he is OK With Me
 

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Great Irish albums not on that list:
Horslips The Tรกin
Mellow Candle Swaddling Songs
The Bothy Band Old Hag You Have Killed Me
The Virgin Prunes If I Die, I Die
Operating Theatre Rapid Eye Movements
The Jimmy Cake Dublin Gone, Everybody Dead (though you could put any of their albums there in its place)
Sea Dog Wizards of the Coast
David Kitt The Big Romance
Brian Conniffe/Suzanne Walsh/Diarmuid MacDiarmada self-titled
Drainland And So Our Troubles Began
Gemma Hayes Night on My Side
Decal Brightest Star

Does Nurse With Wound count given that heโ€™s been living and working in Clare for about 30 years now?
 

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