Monday, 29 December 2014

Scottish Fiction Top 20 Albums of 2014


What a year of music 2014 has been.  Unleashing new albums from stalwards like Mogwai, The Twilight Sad and We Were Promised Jetpacks.  Serving up blistering debuts from Honeyblood, Machines In Heaven, and Poor Things.  And seeing Young Fathers pick up the Mercury Prize.  All in all it's never been harder to whittle down our list of favourite albums to just twenty.

Which is why this paragraph is an honourable mention to some of the albums just missing out on our list.  All are equally worth your further investigation, so please check out; Fat Goth - One Hundred Percent Suave,  The Phantom Band - Strange Friend,  Now Wakes The Sea - Bildungsroman,  The Amazing Snakeheads - Amphetatmine Ballads,  King Creosote - From Scotland With Love,  The Son(s) - The Things I Love Are Not At Home,  Stanley Odd - A Thing Brand New,  and Deathcats - All Hail Deathcats.

As has become tradition at Scottish Fiction, our end of year radio show/podcast, unveiled our top 20 Scottish albums in reverse order, playing a track from each.  It's well worth a listen and you can do so right here.  For those who want to just get the skinny on what the full list was, then look no further as below is our Top 20 Scottish Albums of 2014. 


 20. Fatherson - I Am An Island  [A Modern Way]

Buy  ||  Full Review


19. Turning Plates - The Shouting Cave

Buy  ||  Full Review


18. Call To Mind - The Winter Is White  [Olive Grove Records]

Buy


17. Owl John - Owl John  [Atlantic Records]

Buy  ||  Full Review


16. We Were Promised Jetpacks - Unravelling  [FatCat Records]

Buy  ||  Full Review


15. Bastard Mountain - Farewell, Bastard Mountain  [Song, By Toad Records]

Buy  ||  Full Review


14. Mogwai - Rave Tapes  [Rock Action Records]

Buy  ||  Full Review


13. Remember Remember - Forgetting The Present  [Rock Action Records]

Buy  ||  Full Review


12. PAWS -Youth Culture Forever  [FatCat Records]

Buy  ||  Full Review


11. Jonnie Common - Trapped In Amber  [Song, By Toad Records]

Buy  ||  Full Review


10. Poor Things - Poor Things  [Saraseto Records]

Buy  ||  Full Review  ||  Track by track


9. Withered Hand - New Gods  [Fortuna Pop!]

Buy  ||  Full Review


8. Randolph's Leap - I Can't Dance To This Music Anymore  [Lost Map]

Buy  


7. Beerjacket - Darling Darkness

Buy  ||  Full Review


6. Young Fathers - DEAD  [Big Dada]

Buy


5. Machines In Heaven - bordersbreakdown  [Hotgem Records]

Buy  ||  Full Review


4. Honeyblood - Honeyblood  [FatCat Records]

Buy  ||  Full Review


3. Andrew Pearson & Lovers Turn To Monsters - Everything We Miss  [Common Records]

Buy  ||  Full Review  ||  Track by track


2. Algernon Doll -Omphalic  [Struggletown Records]

Buy  ||  Full Review


1. The Twilight Sad - Nodoby Wants To Be Here & Nobody Wants To Leave  [FatCat Records]

Buy  ||  Full Review


A worthy winner, and a list full of great music I'm sure you'll agree.  Or maybe you don't.  Such is the nature of lists.  For most of the albums on the list you'll find a link to a full review courtesy of Scottish Fiction, plus a link to buy the album if you don't already own it.  Go on treat yourself.  And below you can hear a track from each album on our Top 20 Scottish Album podcast.


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