Hot Press presents... The 100 Greatest Irish Albums

Well, the wait is finally over!

After extensive polling of musicians from all around Ireland, the 100 Greatest Irish Albums are now ready to be unveiled.

Over the next week on hotpress.com we'll be revealing the results of the poll and featuring some extended interviews with Kevin Shields talking about Loveless; Colm Mac Cono Iomaire on Dance The Devil; Fearghal McKee on Heartworm; Tom Dunne on Stuck Together With God's Glue and The Clock Come Down The Stairs; Eric Bell and Van Morrison on Astral Weeks; and Phil Chevron on Ghost Town.

And now, over to the poll...

Click here to see 1-50

Click here to see 51-70

Click here to see 71-100

Van Morrison on Astral Weeks (No. 1/100)

Former Thin Lizzy guitarist Eric Bell talks about his favourite Irish album of all time -- Van Morrison’s Astral Weeks (No. 1/100)

Brian Downey on Live And Dangerous (No. 2/100)

Paul McLoone on The Undertones (No. 5/100)

Fearghal McKee on Heartworm (No. 7/100)

Phil Chevron on Rum, Sodomy And The Lash (No. 8/100)

John Reynolds on The Lion And The Cobra (No. 11/100)

Stephen Murray on Horsedrawn Wishes(No. 14/100)

Terry Woods on If I Should Fall From Grace With God (No. 15/100)

John Reynolds on Seize The Day (No. 20/100)

The Radiators' Phil Chevron reflects on the recording of Ghost Town (No. 26/100)

Colm Mac Con Iomaire looks back on the turbulent making of The Frames 1999 album Dance The Devil (No. 30/100)

My Favourite Irish Album: Tom Dunne on Microdisney’s The Clock Comes Down The Stairs and the recording of Something Happens' Stuck Together With God’s Glue (No. 46/100)

And remember, we've opened THE PUBLIC VOTE here so be sure to cast your own vote on the Peoples' Choice Poll.

 

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