The top 50 Irish albums of all time

Eligibility? What's in and what's out...

Here's the eligibility criteria we used in this poll to determine what is considered an eligible Irish album. And yes, that's correct, no Smiths albums are allowed...

What IS eligible What is NOT eligible
Albums by bands or artists claiming Irish heritage but based outside of Ireland for much (or all) of their career ARE eligible if at least one member was born on the island of Ireland (e.g. bands such as The Pogues and My Bloody Valentine are eligible) Albums by bands claiming Irish heritage but for whom no members were born in Ireland are NOT eligible (e.g. albums by The Smiths and Oasis aren't eligible).
Live albums ARE eligible Compilation or 'best of' albums are NOT eligible
Bands from Northern Ireland are most definitely eligible Similarly albums by 'adopted sons' (such as David Gray, Josh Ritter and, er, Chris Rea) are ineligible.

Check out the (very diverse!) top five Irish album choices of various writers

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