Choice Music Prize 2010 // Holy motherload
I don’t remember there being a master list posted up last year (there may have been an improvised list), but the 200-or-so albums currently in contention for the 2010 Choice Music Prize can now be seen on the competition website. Already I can see half a dozen or so artists I’ve followed and who have released music this year that I wasn’t aware of.
More importantly, after a frankly farcical 2009 in which they didn’t release an album, the Script are once again in line to make the shortlist. Hopefully they’ll be joined by Boyzone and Jedward and sanity will be restored to Irish music for the foreseeable future.
Check out the full master list here. The shortlist will be announced on January 12.