2007 Meteor Award Nominees Announced

So the Meteor Award nominees for 2007 have been announced, so we all have our annual chance to gripe at how shit they are.

Granted there are some worthy noms in there, but as usual the folk in charge would prefer to fill up a category with the same old 'established acts' from every other year rather than do a bit of digging for worthwhile entrants. So we see the usual suspects on the list- Andrea Corr, Glen Hansard, Aslan, Dolores O’Riordan, Paddy Casey, Bell X1 etc. Not a Phantom DJ to be seen, which is just ridiculous. The inclusion of Brian McFadden makes me snigger. Tee Hee.

On the other hand- good to see Fight Like Apes up there, hopefully the best band category will be fought out between themselves and Delorentos. And nice to see Cathy Davey getting a few nods too, I'd imagine she'll pick up something.

Didn't there used to be a 'best new band' category, or something of the sort?

Gripes aside, at least there's no U2 in there this year.

Apparently you can vote here, but I can't get it to work.

Here are the noms in full:

Best National DJ
Ray D’Arcy - Todayfm
Ian Dempsey - Todayfm
Tom Dunne – Todayfm
Dave Fanning – RTE Radio 1
Ray Foley - Todayfm
Rick O’Shea – 2fm

Best Regional DJ
Pete Casey - Shannonside
Keith Cunningham - Red FM
Leigh Doyle – Beat FM
Joe & Keith – Spin 103.8
Mark Noble - FM104
Jon Richards – Galway Bay FM

Best Irish Band
Fight Like Apes
The Flaws
Future Kings of Spain

Best Irish Male
Paddy Casey
Damien Dempsey
Duke Special
Glen Hansard
Dave Geraghty
Declan O’Rourke

Best Irish Female
Andrea Corr
Cathy Davey
Maria Doyle Kennedy
Roisin Murphy
Sinead O’Connor
Dolores O’Riordan

Best Irish Pop Act
Bell X1
The Blizzards
The Coronas
Brian McFadden
Roisin Murphy

Best Irish Album
Paddy Casey - Addicted to Company
Cathy Davey - Tales of Silversleeve
Delorentos – In Love with Detail
The Flaws – Achieving Vagueness
Future Kings of Spain Nervousystem
David Geraghty – Kill Your Darlings

Best Irish Live Performance
Bell X1 - Malahide Castle
The Blizzards - Oxegen
Duke Special - Vicar Street
Fight Like Apes – Whelans
Future Kings of Spain - Village
Damien Rice - Marlay Park

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