2009 – Top 10 CDs

1.The Rumjacks – Sound as a Pound/Hung, Drawn and Portered

Hung, Drawn and Portered

Sound as a Pound

Screw the ethics, yeah I released it but it’s just sooooo good.

2. Neck – Come Out Fighting

Best to date, fantastic production, if there was more new stuff they would be number 1

3. Fiddlers Green – Sports Day at Killaloe

19 tracks and not a filler in sight

4. The Dreadnoughts – Victory Square

Head and sholders above last years release (and a 2008 top 10)

5. The Currency – The Currency

Great colonial punk debut from Down Under

6. Pipes and Pints – EP

Celtic Punk from the Czech Republic – no way! Yeah way!

7. Charm City Saints -Hooligans and Saints

Finally!! Their debut full length

8. Smokey Bastard – Propping up the Floor

9. Black Irish Texas – To Hell With The King

10. (Joint) Warblefly: Tenerife to Dover

10. (Joint) Kevin Flynn & The Avondale Ramblers – The Murderer, The Thief, The Minstrels and the Rest

Honorable Mentions

Horslips – Treasury: The Very Best of Horslips
The Langer’s Ball – Ships Are Sailing
Bang on the Ear – Green Grass and Gravel Roads
Surfin’ Turnips – Return To Turbo Island
Swaggerin’ Growlers – Keep Your Head Held High
The Town Pants – Shore Leave
The Rum Fellows: Okie Maritime Music for the Landlocked Pirate!!!

Bands to look out for in 2010:

Pipes & Pints
The Rumjacks
The Galway Hooker Band
Cruel Seamus
Bang on the ear

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