Vote for The Skinny's Scottish Album of 2018
It's time to cast your vote for your favourite Scottish album of the past year
It's been a pretty action-packed year in Scottish music, with 2018 filled with some fantastic highs and heartbreaking lows. We'll be looking back on it all in our December issue (which hits the streets on 27 November), but for now, we want you to let us know which was your favourite Scottish album from the past year.
Our music team have put together a shortlist of ten fantastic records released in 2018; here's a quick rundown of this year's choices.
Aidan Moffat & RM Hubbert – Here Lies the Body
RM Hubbert and Arab Strap's Aidan Moffat team up – with some formidable help from Siobhan Wilson – for an unpredictable and diverse album tackling everything from campfire tales to hen parties and fortune telling.
Fatherson – Sum of All Your Parts
Raw and immersive, Fatherson's third album leaves soft but long-lasting impressions that intensify with every listen.
Kathryn Joseph – From When I Wake the Want Is
On her second album, pianist and singer Kathryn Joseph continues to excel at both the light and the dark without ever being grey – it's the constant exchange between pain and beauty that makes this album a roaring success.
Lylo – Post Era
The Glasgow five-piece usher in a new age for the city's indie bands, crafting an album that's effortlessly listenable from start to finish.
Makeness – Loud Patterns
Kyle Molleson's debut LP as Makeness is threaded through with intriguing noises and the kind of urgency you can only get from a live band, making for a unique dance record which sits comfortably on the shelf alongside the likes of Caribou and Gold Panda.
Martha Ffion – Sunday Best
Boasting memorable indie-pop songs from front to back, Sunday Best is a confident debut chock-full of understated pleasures, one that hints Martha Ffion will only get better as her career progresses.
Mastersystem – Dance Music
Members of Frightened Rabbit, Editors and Minor Victories came together as Mastersystem on this album, with the results reminiscent of your favourite early 90s alt-rock bands.
SOPHIE – Oil of Every Pearl's Un-Insides
The Glasgow-born, LA-based producer returns with a squelchy, subversive look at modern pop music.
The Spook School – Could it Be Different?
Glasgow power-pop quartet The Spook School return with an album of brilliantly catchy and inventive songs that leave you thinking.
Young Fathers – Cocoa Sugar
Cocoa Sugar is a potent mix of sugary boy band choruses, tongue-twister rap and surreal imagery, which makes for the Leith trio's best album yet.
Voting closes on 21 November; we'll announce the results in print and online on 27 November