It’s not been an easy task narrowing these down – a good year for music in Scotland. First, the criteria – we’ve gone for Scottish artists here rather than include those who’ve merely recorded for Scots-based labels (so, no Loch Lomond, even given their name!). It’s also stuff recorded this year – no reissues, so no Kid Canaveral or The Savings and Loan, who were in last year’s chart. And what makes an ‘album’? Not sure, but honourable mention to Homework, among others, for an EP that if a wee bit longer, would have made our task in compiling this chart even harder.

So, without further ado, in the humble opinion of the staff writers (ahem) at, these are the top 25 albums recorded by Scottish artists in 2011…

1. Martin John Henry – The Other Half of Everything (Gargleblast)




2. United Fruit – Fault Lines (UF)
3. Bill Wells and Aidan Moffat – Everything’s Getting Older (Chemikal Underground)
4. Adam Stafford – Build a Harbour Immediately (Wiseblood)
5. We Were Promised Jetpacks – In The Pit Of The Stomach (Fat Cat)
6. Arran Arctic – In My Hands (
7. Pumajaw – Demonmeowmeow (Bedevil)
8. Douglas Firs – Happy As a Windless Flag (Armellodie)
9. The Moth and the Mirror – Honestly, This World (Olive Grove)
10. Evil Hand – Huldra (

11. Dananananaykroyd – There Is A Way (Pizza College)
12. King Creosote & Jon Hopkins – Diamond Mine (Domino)
13. Remember Remember – The Quickening (Rock Action)
14. Jonnie Common – Deskjob (Song, By Toad)
15, Sons and Daughters – Mirror Mirror (Domino)

16. Zoey Van Goey – Propeller Versus WIngs (Chemiakal Underground)
17. Conquering Animal Sound – Kammerspeil (Gizeh / Mini50)
18. Laeto – III (
19. She’s Hit – Pleasure (Re:peater)
20. Pensioner – Yearlings (Olive Grove)

21. Strike the Colours – Breathing Exercise (Deadlight)
22. Seafieldroad – Seafieldroad (Biphonic)
23. Butcher Boy – Imperial (Damaged Goods)
24. Luxury Car – When I Was Good (Biphonic)
25. Star Wheel Press – Life Cycle of a Falling Bird (

I assume you’re in total agreement with these? If not then comment below, or drop us an emailwith your choice – not saying we’ll do anything about it mind…

Spotify link for most of the top 10…