The Limerick quartet's debut album made a big splash in the alt-rock world in 1993, with hits like "Zombie" and "Linger."
Their 1998 debut full-length is where the Boston's own Dropkick Murphys took their first steps toward being the biggest Irish punk band in the world.
Their third album, released in 1988, is where you'll find some of the Irish folk-punk's finest songs, including the beloved "Fairytale of New York."
The best Irish alt-rock album you've never heard. When the Derry, Northern Ireland band disbanded, frontman Christian McNeill came to Boston, where he continues to play out and make music.
The 1979 debut from these Northern Ireland Punks stands the test of time, with anthems like "Suspect Device" and "Alternative Ulster."
The Dublin rockers' signature album. Everyone should own it, and everyone should love it.
If I can only have one U2 album on the list, this is the one I'm picking. "New Year's Day," "Sunday Bloody Sunday," "Two Hearts...," "40."
The album that marked the band's shift away from straightforward rock and toward a mix of Irish, Scottish, and English rock and folk. The perfect blend to wrap up this list.