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Scottish Fiction End of Year Favourites – Reviewer’s Picks

Posted by Neil Wilson

2016 is but a sunrise away, so it’s pretty much time to close the door on 2015.  Before we do, we’ll be unveiling the official Scottish Fiction Top 20 Scottish Albums of 2015 on our radio show tonight (8pm on Pulse 98.4 – listen online here www.pulseonair.co.uk) with a follow up website post.

Scottish Fiction however is made up of many opinions, tastes and musical influences.  So we’ve asked our writers to put together their Top 5 Tracks and Albums of 2015.  Enjoy!

Greg Murray

Albums
5. Prehistoric FriendsPrehistoric Friends
4. ChvrchesEvery Open Eye
3. Kathryn Josephbones you have thrown me and blood I’ve spilled
2. C DuncanArchitect
1. Young FathersWhite Men Are Black Men Too

Tracks
5. Man of MoonThe Road
4. C DuncanArchitect
3. WOMPS – Live A Little Less
2. Young FathersShame
1. Kathryn Josephthe bird

Andrew Pearson

Albums
5. C DuncanArchitect
4. Julia HolterTo Have You In My Wilderness
3. Joanna NewsomDivers
2. Kendrick LamaarTo Pimp A Butterfly
1. Sufjan StevensCarrie & Lowell

Tracks
5. Sleater KinneyNew Wave
4. Lana Del ReyHoneymoon
3. Courtney BarnettKim’s Caravan
2. The Mountain GoatsHeel Turn Pt. 2
1. Earl SweatshirtGrief

Natalie Lorimer

Albums
5. Carly Rae JepsenEmotion
4. Jamie xxIn Colour
3. Sleater-KinneyNo Cities To Love
2. Courtney BarnettSometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit
1. Julien BakerSprained Ankle

Tracks
5. Beach HouseSparks
4. The Japanese HouseCool Blue
3. GrimesFlesh Without Blood
2. Courtney Barnett Pedestrian at Best
1. Jamie xx ft. RomyLoud Places

David McElroy

Albums
5. YuTaNiAt The End Of A Day
4. TurtleIt’s A Good Thing
3. The Deadline ShakesZealots
2. Miaoux MiaouxSchool of Velocity
1. ApostillePowerless

Tracks
1. The Insomniac ProjectIn and Out (Of My Head)

Nina Glencross

Albums
5. The Spook SchoolTry To Be Hopeful
4. C DuncanArchitect
3. FFSFFS
2. ChvrchesEvery Open Eye
1. PinactStand Still and Rot

Neil Wilson

As an extra aside, I’ve listed my favourite non-Scottish albums/tracks of 2015.

Albums
5. Father John MistyI Love You, Honeybear
4. Public Service BroadcastingThe Race For Space
3. Tame ImpalaCurrents
2. Kendrick LamarTo Pimp A Butterfly
1. Courtney BarnettSometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit

Tracks
5. Action Bronson feat. Chance The RapperBaby Blue
4. Taylor Swift feat. Kendrick LamarBad Blood
3. Kendrick LamarFor Free
2. Public Service BroadcastingGo!
1. Courtney BarnettDepreston





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