Irish Album of the Year 2013

The 9th annual album prize will once again celebrate and acknowledge the best in Irish recorded music. The prize has become one of the highlights of the Irish musical calendar since its inception in 2005 and is awarded to the Irish Album of the Year, as chosen from a shortlist of ten releases by a panel of eleven Irish media professionals. The winning act will receive a cheque for €10,000 from IMRO & IRMA. The winning album will be selected at the Meteor Choice Music Prize live event in Vicar St, Dublin on Thursday 27th February 2014. The event will be broadcast live on the Paul McLoone Show on Today FM and will be live streamed on Meteor's website

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And the nominees are...

And So I Watch You From Afar
All Hail Bright Futures
Sargent House
Bell X1
Chop Chop
Belly Up Records
Girls Names
The New Life
Tough Love
In A Perfect World
Sony Music
Little Green Cars
Absolute Zero
Universal Music
Mano Le Tough
Changing Days
Permanent Vacation
My Bloody Valentine
MBV Records
O Emperor
Big Skin
Lisa O’ Neill
Same Cloth or Not
Song Seeds Records