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ASIWYFA Voted Best Record Of The Decade: Alternative Ulster

Belfast-based AU Magazine polled thier readership for the best Irish albums of the decade and the results are out in the new issue. Thanks to everyone who voted ASIWYFA the best Irish record of the 2000s - the full list which includes 3 STA releases in the Top 10 and another 3 bringing the total to 6 is below.

It's also good to see friends of the label such as Bats, Adebisi Shank and the Jane Bradfords place high in the rundown. All told, NI music is in rude health!

AU Top 50 Irish albums of the Decade

1. And So I Watch You From Afar – 'And So I Watch You From Afar' (2009)
2. Jape – 'Ritual' (2008)
3. David Holmes – 'The Holy Pictures' (2008)
4. Oppenheimer – 'Oppenheimer '(2006)
5. Fight Like Apes – 'Fight Like Apes and the Mystery Of The Golden Medallion' (2009)
6. Damien Rice – 'O' (2002)
7. The Frames – 'For The Birds' (2001)
8. Fighting With Wire – 'Man Vs. Monster' (2008)
9. Snow Patrol – 'Final Straw' (2003)
10. Jane Bradfords – 'Jane Bradfords' (2008)
11. Adebisi Shank – 'This Is The Album Of A Band Called Adebisi Shank' (2008)
12. The Immediate – 'In Towers and Clouds' (2006)
13. Ash – 'Free All Angels' (2001)
14. Snow Patrol – 'When It’s All Over We Still Have To Clear Up' (2001)
15. David Holmes – 'Bow Down To The Exit Sign' (2000)
16. BATS – 'Red In Tooth & Claw' (2009)
17. Duke Special – 'Songs From The Deep Forest' (2006)
18. Mumblin’ Deaf Ro – 'The Herring And The Brine' (2007)
19. Simple Kid – '1' (2003)
20. David Kitt – 'The Big Romance' (2001)
21. Clone Quartet – 'Well-Oiled Machine' (2007)
22. The Redneck Manifesto – 'thirtysixstrings' (2001)
23. The Redneck Manifesto – 'I Am Brazil' (2004)
24. Desert Hearts – 'Hotsy Totsy Nagasaki' (2006)
25. The Thrills – 'So Much For The City' (2003)
26. Republic of Loose – 'Aaagh!' (2006)
27. Fionn Regan – 'The End Of History' (2006)
28. The Divine Comedy – 'Regeneration' (2001)
29. Cathy Davey – 'Tales Of Silversleeve' (2007)
30. Lisa Hannigan – 'Sea Sew' (2008)
31. Jetplane Landing – 'Once Like A Spark' (2003)
32. Bell XI – 'Music In Mouth' (2003)
33. Delorentos – 'In Love With Detail' (2007)
34. Oppenheimer – 'Take the Whole Midrange and Boost It' (2008)
35. The Chalets – 'Check In' (2005)
36. Three Tales – 'Three Tales' (2008)
37. Bell X1 – 'Flock' (2005)
38. The Divine Comedy – 'Absent Friends' (2004)
39. JJ72 – 'JJ72' (2000)
40. Desert Hearts – 'Let’s Get Worse' (2004)
41. Jetplane Landing – 'Zero For Conduct' (2001)
42. Gemma Hayes – 'Night On My Side' (2002)
43. Boxcutter – 'Glyphic' (2007)
44. So Cow – 'These Truly Are End Times' (2007)
45. Si Schroeder – 'Coping Mechanisms' (2006)
46. Robyn G. Shiels – 'A Lifetime Of Midnights' (2006)
47. Patrick Kelleher – 'You Look Cold' (2009)
48. Alloy Mental – 'We Have Control' (2007)
49. Damien Dempsey – 'Seize the Day' (2003)
50. Boxcutter – 'Oneiric' (2006)