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."
£5.89   Used & New from: £2.49
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (34 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

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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4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)

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."
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4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (35 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."
£5.00   Used & New from: £0.96
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (78 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."
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4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (45 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."
£4.91   Used & New from: £0.36
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (61 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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4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)

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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."
£5.18   Used & New from: £2.21
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 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."
£3.99   Used & New from: £2.32
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (71 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

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."
£4.14   Used & New from: £1.24
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)