Great Scots: 2017 in Scottish Music

To celebrate the amazing music that's come out of Scotland in 2017, we've put together this handy playlist of 71 tracks to stick on shuffle that'll help you dance your way into 2018!

Feature by Tallah Brash | 20 Dec 2017

We’ve already celebrated our readers’ Top Ten Scottish Albums of the Year, but to ignore the rest of the music that has come out of Scotland this past year would be foolish. Including tracks from our Top Ten – Blue Rose Code, Catholic Action, Out Lines, Breakfast Muff, Mogwai, Sacred Paws, Siobhan Wilson, Golden Teacher, Meursault, Spinning Coin – we’ve also added a further 61 artists taking us up to a nice round, um, 71… it’s 17 flipped ain’t it!

Featuring an array of singles we’ve premiered throughout the year from the likes of The Little Kicks, Jonnie Common, Lou Mclean and SKJØR to tracks from albums we’ve reviewed from Manuela, Babe, Kobi Onyame and more besides, our playlist celebrates the enormous breadth of musical talent coming out of Scotland right now – it also offers a hint at what’s to come from Edinburgh trio Young Fathers, who have an album planned for release on Ninja Tune; old hats Franz Ferdinand have their fifth album – Always Ascending – coming out on 9 Feb via Domino, and Glasgow-based Martha Ffion’s new album, Sunday Best, is due for release in March via Turnstile, who have previously been responsible for releases by Cate Le Bon, Gruff Rhys and Perfume Genius among others.

Without further ado, stick this playlist on shuffle, sit back with a cup of tea, or dance around your kitchen, and enjoy some of the best tunes to come out of Scotland in 2017 – something we can all be, and should be, proud of.