Best Scottish Albums

A Listmania! list by fabriani "fabriani" (Edinburgh, UK)
 
Psycho Candy
1.  Psycho Candy by Jesus & Mary Chain
The list author says:
  "Fifteen (originally fourteen) pop gems, lightly tortured, with more than a hint of amphetamine sulphate. Intoxicating."
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High Land, Hard Rain
2.  High Land, Hard Rain by Aztec Camera
The list author says:
  "Rich, wry, sophisticated, wistful, warm. Not things you normally associate with East Kilbride. Roddy Frame, how did you manage it?"
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Rattlesnakes
3.  Rattlesnakes by Lloyd Cole
The list author says:
  "The student classic. Pathos, humour, tunes, jangly guitars and Lou Reed-style vocal mannerisms. Yes, I know he's from Derbyshire."
5.99   Used & New from: 1.68
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)

Hats
4.  Hats by Blue Nile
The list author says:
  "It's Glasgow. It's December. It's late. It's raining (obviously). And you've been chucked. That'll be time for Hats, then."
6.89   Used & New from: 1.98
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (67 customer reviews)

New Gold Dream: (81-82-83-84)
5.  New Gold Dream: (81-82-83-84) by Simple Minds
The list author says:
  "God, this is uncool. But this is the one where the krautrock, the Joy Division and the smiley pop anthems just gel. Groovy, euphoric, fab."
7.29   Used & New from: 1.04
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)

Screamadelica
6.  Screamadelica by Primal Scream
The list author says:
  "I could tell you a thing or two about indie-dance crossover, young man, he said, adjusting his truss. It didn't come any better than the Scream."
4.44   Used & New from: 0.88
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (49 customer reviews)

You Cant Hide Your
7.  You Cant Hide Your by Orange Juice
The list author says:
  "The Sound of Young Scotland, they called it, and wasn't it a good sound? Scratchy, jangly guitars, great tunes, charming and funny words. The start of a wonderful adventure."
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4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

One World
8.  One World by John Martyn
The list author says:
  "A heady brew - jazz, pop, dub, folk and rock, blended and whipped to a light consistency. Serve very cool. The best album by a true maverick."
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4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

The Crossing
9.  The Crossing by Big Country
The list author says:
  "Yeah, yeah, I know, bagpipe guitars, checked shirts, everybody shouting sha!. But it's tremendous pop-rock, pulled off with some panache."
7.63   Used & New from: 1.94
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (59 customer reviews)

Songs From Northern Britain
10.  Songs From Northern Britain by Teenage Fanclub
The list author says:
  "What list would be complete without the Fannies? Wonderful uplifting melodies, sunburst harmonies. Aural Prozac."
5.13   Used & New from: 0.33
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

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