Meursault‘s album Something For The Weakened has been voted the top long-player of 2012, by a loose collection of websites, journalists and bloggers known as the BAMS.

The brainchild of Peenko, it has previously seen the likes of The Phantom Band, The National and Bill Wells & Aidan Moffat take the prize (a commemorative bottle of tonic wine, naturally), though this is the first success for Edinburgh’s Song By Toad label.

The album, Neil Pennycook’s third with his Meursault guise/band, beat off close competition from Django Django, PAWS (themselves in the singer’s top 5 of the year), RM Hubbert, and Errors. You can read the full rundown, and chat with the winner, here.

The BAMS consist of various websites just like this one as well as various is this music? contributors past and present like 17 Seconds, Nicola Meighan, Last Year’s Girl and Manic Pop Thrills, media types like Jim Gellatly, Vic Galloway, Ally McCrae and Marion Scott, and the sites that you regularly read about in the weekly press roundup section.

(Don’t miss jockock‘s own Class of 2012… and is this music?’s annual poll – open to all, not just the indie elite ๐Ÿ˜‰ – is open now.)