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The RTE Choice Music Prize album of the year is about to be revealed on March 05. There is a ten-strong shortlist, with many nominees competing as the favorites. It is hard to separate most of them, but ‘Dogrel’ by Fontaines D.C holds the best 2020 Choice Music Prize winner odds.
The announcement of Choice Music Prize winner has become the music industry highlight of the year since its inception in 2005. It celebrates the best in Irish recorded music. The winner is either a band or solo musician who resides in the Republic of Ireland and/or Northern Ireland. This year the winner will be announced at the RTE Choice Music Prize live event on March 5 in Dublin’s Vicar Street.
A panel of eleven judges of Irish music media professionals and industry experts is responsible for choosing the winner. The prize is €10,000. This year, the winner is the subject of some heated debate at online sportsbook news sites in Ireland. No surprise as 2019 is the golden year for Irish music. We present four favorites at the 2020 Choice Music Prize winner odds, with ‘Dogrel’ leading the way.
‘Dogrel’ by Fontaines D.C
The ‘Dogrel’ album came out last year in April by the Dublin post-punk band Fontaines D.C. The album has a great storytelling narrative and a snarling new vision of youthful disillusionment. ‘Dogrel’ has received a lot of positive reviews in Ireland, especially that it has quality songwriting that bands can take years to reach. Therefore, ‘Dogrel’ stands as the favorites at 2020 Choice Music Prize winner odds with a value of 1.5 as per 22BET Sportsbook.
‘The Livelong Day’ by Lankum
‘The Livelong Day’ came out last November 2019, with a collection of eight songs along a hefty 56 minutes. The album is chillingly cohesive. It presents a world of wide horizons and imaginations. And most importantly it brings back the golden age of the Irish folk. Accordingly, ‘The Livelong Day’ stands a very good chance to be named the Irish Album of the Year with 3 odds at online sportsbooks in Ireland.
‘Grim Town’ by SOAK
This is the second album by Soak, the Northern Irish singer and songwriter. The album came out in April 2019, with 14 discrete tracks each presenting chronicle different scenarios. Most of the songs present an actual place where hopes and dreams go to die. With generally favored reviews ‘Grim Town’ values 7 to win the Choice Music Prize.
‘The Talkies’ by Girl Band
After disappearing of the map for two years, the Irish punk quartet Girl Band is back. It is a complete surprise to the fans, as nobody thought there will be a second album to the band. ‘The Talkies’ is their first new album in four years. It is the follow-up of their groundbreaking 2015 debut ‘Holding Hands with Jamie’. ‘The Talkies’ was released in September 2019, capturing the darkness and intensity of the band’s health struggles. The odds for ‘The Talkies’ to win the album of the year are 6, and the album has a very good chance.
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