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26 Irish albums you must hear before you die

How many are still on your list?

IF YOU HAVEN’T heard these musical masterpieces from our own island, you’re missing out.

They are in no particular order. How many can you tick off?

1. Ash – 1977

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2. Bell X1 – Music in Mouth

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3. Horslips – The Táin

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4. Whipping Boy – Heartworm

5. Windings – I Am Not The Crow

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6. Andy Irvine and Paul Brady

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7. The Frames – For The Birds

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8. The Undertones – The Undertones

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9. Christy Moore – Live At The Point

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10. Damien Rice – O

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11. U2 – Achtung Baby

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12. Matt Molloy, Paul Brady & Tommy Peoples – Molloy, Brady, Peoples

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13. Jape – The Monkeys In The Zoo Have More Fun Than Me

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14. The Pogues – Rum Sodomy and The Lash

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15. Villagers – Becoming A Jackal

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16. Planxty – Planxty

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17. Fight Like Apes – Fight Like Apes And The Mystery Of The Golden Medallion

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18. Martin Hayes and Dennis Cahill – The Lonesome Touch

19. Thin Lizzy – Live And Dangerous

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2o. Simple Kid – SK1

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21. My Bloody Valentine – Loveless

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22. The Fatima Mansions – Viva Dead Ponies

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23. Therapy? – Troublegum

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24. Stiff Little Fingers – Now Then

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25. Van Morrison – Astral Weeks

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26. David Kitt – The Big Romance

And that is it. How many have you got left to hear?

Go on, we know you can add to this list. And you probably have complaints too. Let us have it in the comments…

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