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Scottish Album Of The Year Award: Longlist
Laurie Tuffrey , April 12th, 2012 08:40

Inaugural award from the Scottish Music Industry Association publishes its top 20 choices

The Scottish Album of the Year Award’s longlist has been announced today, featuring a run-down of their top 20 albums released by Scottish artists last year. This is the prize’s first year, and ties in with 2012 being the Year of Creative Scotland.

Included in the list are King Creosote & Jon Hopkins’s Diamond Mine, as well as Mogwai’s Quietus Top 50’d Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will and the gaudy maximalism of Rustie's Glass Swords. Also featured is Bill Wells & Aidan Moffat’s understated, reflective Everything’s Getting Older, the sparse electronica of Kammerspiel by Conquering Animal Sound and the lightly shoegazey Under Sleeping Waves by Happy Particles, which is getting a CD release for the award, having only been available on Bandcamp previously.

The full longlist looks like this:

6th Borough Project - One Night In the Borough
Bill Wells & Aidan Moffat – Everything’s Getting Older
Bwani Junction – Fully Cocked
Chris Stout’s Brazilian Theory – Live In Concert
Conquering Animal Sound – Kammerspiel
FOUND – factorycraft
Fudge Fingas – Now About How
Happy Particles – Under Sleeping Waves
Jonny – Jonny
King Creosote & Jon Hopkins – Diamond Mine
Mogwai – Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will
Mungo’s Hi Fi – Forward Ever
Muscles Of Joy – Muscles Of Joy
Remember Remember – The Quickening
Richard Craig – Inward
Rustie – Glass Swords
Steve Mason & Dennis Bovell – Ghosts Outside
Tommy Smith – Karma
Twin Atlantic – Free
We Were Promised Jetpacks – In The Pit Of the Stomach

From 14 May, you can vote for your favourite on a whizzy new app being released for the awards, which allows you to stream the longlisted albums. On 17 May, a panel of judges will whittle things down to a shortlist, with the final winner being announced at the award ceremony on 19 June and taking home a rather hefty £20,000 prize.

The longlist was compiled from nominations by 100 journalists, retailers, festival organisers and DJs, including the Quietus. So, Quietus quiz of the day can you pick out our tips from the longlist above?