The Choice Music Prize was established to highlight those albums which deserve some extra time in the spotlight and, ultimately, to select the album which best sums up the year in Irish music.
Each year, a panel consisting of 12 media professionals, representing Irish print, radio and TV select the Choice Music Prize shortlist. This consists of 10 albums released by Irish acts for the very first time in any given
Instead of using sales or airplay as criteria, the Choice Music Prize judges focus, simply and solely, on the music.
And the shortlist is:
Fight Like Apes – Fight Like Apes and the Mystery of the Golden Medallion (Model Citizen)
Mick Flannery – White Lies (EMI)
Halfset – Another Way of Being There (Casino Gravity Records)
Lisa Hannigan – Sea Sew (self released)
David Holmes – The Holy Pictures (Canderblinks)
Jape – Ritual (Co-Op)
Messiah J & The Expert -From The Word Go (Inaudible)
Oppenheimer – Take The Whole Mid-Range And Boost It” (Fantastic Plastic)
R.S.A.G. -Organic Sampler (Psychonavigation)
The Script – The Script (Sony Music)
Good luck to all the nominees.