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
|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
|Bands from Northern Ireland are most
||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 CLUAS.com writers
Check out the results of the vote!
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