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My favourite Scottish albums

Oscillator
 
A Walk Across The Rooftops
A Walk Across The Rooftops
"Stunning debut album loved by millions. Bittersweet, longing, and elegant. The sound of emotion."
If You're Feeling Sinister
If You're Feeling Sinister
"The start of the renaissance of British, never mind Scottish, songwriting."
Hate
Hate
"Beautifully realised indie chamber pop folk. Or something like that."
Psycho Candy
Psycho Candy
"Distortion, Spector girl groups and cunning songwriting collide. Responsible for countless derivative bands."
You Cant Hide Your
You Cant Hide Your
"At the time of release in the early 80s this signified a seismic shift away from synth pop groups to the return of guitars. Cracking Songs."
The Impossible Dream / Tomorrow Belongs To Me
The Impossible Dream / Tomorrow Belongs To Me
"Bonkers singing, weird tales and 70s rock that didnít labour the point. The best two SAHB albums on the one CD."
Del Amitri
Del Amitri
"The debut album, a revelation at the time. The songwriting is already developed. They would later develop a rock sheen but this album still holds its charm."
New Gold Dream (81-82-83-84)
New Gold Dream (81-82-83-84)
"The best Simple Minds album. The pinnacle of impressionistic rock."
Rattlesnakes
Rattlesnakes
"Not sure if this one qualifies given that Lloyd isnít Scottish but itís a masterpiece of slightly retro rock. Lots of brilliant songs about people whose names begin with J."
Screamadelica
Screamadelica
"Brilliant dance music, brilliant rock music.  From the masters of sonic terrorism."
Treasure
Treasure
"Just listen, heavenly music  with Liz Fraser's unsurpassed singing and Robin Guthrie's atmospheric and influential guitar work"