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The ATL Northern Irish Acts Of The Year 2010!!

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ATL | 22:07 UK time, Monday, 27 December 2010

Here we are then, a list of twenty incredible bands marking what's been a wonderful year for music in Northern Ireland.

This year 14 people voted - everyone at ATL, the most 'gig active' of our review team and some friends from BBC Radio Ulster - Joe Lindsay, Stu Bailie, Rory Mc Connell, Steven Rainey and Stephen McCauley. Everyone could pick up to twenty bands in order with their number one act getting twenty points, their number two getting nineteen points and so on.

We should of course point out that this list is in no way definitive and, like all charts of this nature, is more than a little bit flawed. It doesn't represent the average ATL playlist and needless to say, members of our team are miffed certain bands aren't higher. It won't satisfy everyone

- it just is what it is - an excuse to celebrate a great year and make for two hours of quality music on the radio! In short - don't take it too seriously!

Best of all though, an incredible forty nine acts were voted for with a load of amazing acts NOT making the top twenty - such is the quality of the bands about at the moment!

Enough faffing then, here's the list.....

 Brackets indicate 2009, 2008 and 2007 placings. N means 'new' and N.A. means band were not included in previous years' votes.

 

1. (3, 17, 10) TWO DOOR CINEMA CLUB

2. (1, 1, 5) AND SO I WATCH YOU FROM AFAR

3. (4, 3, 1) LAFARO

4. (N) RAMS POCKET RADIO

5. (10, 12, N) NOT SQUARES

6. (2, 2, N) CASHIER #9

7. (N) SILHOUETTE

8. (8, 20, N) A PLASTIC ROSE

9. (N) SEVEN SUMMITS

10. (N) MORE THAN CONQUERORS

11. (13) SPACE DIMENSION CONTROLLER

12. (11, N) MOJO FURY

13. (N) AXIS OF

14. (5, 5, 6) GENERAL FIASCO

15. (N) WONDER VILLIANS

16. (N) CONTINUOUS BATTLE OF ORDER

17. (N) CLOWN PARLOUR

18. (N) MASTER AND DOG

19. (N) JAPSTARS

20. (N) KEY OF ATLAS

An incredible twelve new entries this year, many of them young acts we'd not even heard of this time last year. Two Door Cinema Club romp home after an astonishing 2010 playing massive shows around the world, knocking ASIWYFA to second place. Strong showings for Cashier #9 and Lafaro once again while the mighty Rams Pocket Radio are our highest new entry!

What a list, what a year and what a pleasure it is to be playing these bands on the radio. Here's to each and every one of them....

 

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