2012 Scottish Album of the Year award shortlist announced

Django Django, Paul Buchanan and The Twilight Sad make 10-album shortlist in award's second year - plus Spotify playlist

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2012 Scottish Album of the Year award shortlist announced

The Twilight Sad won the public vote for their album No One Can Ever Know

The shortlist for the 2012 Scottish Album of the Year award has been announced. The awards take a look back at the best music produced by Scottish artists in 2012, with a £20 000 prize for the winner and £1000 for each of the shortlisted runners up.

This is the second year of the SAY Awards. The winning album of the inaugural 2011 awards was awarded to Aidan Moffat and Bill Wells for Everyone's Getting Older.

The winner of the 2012 award will be announced at a ceremony at Glasgow Barrowlands on Thu 20 Jun.

2012 Scottish Album of the Year award shortlist


  • Admiral Fallow - Tree Bursts In Snow

  • Django Django - Django Django

  • Human Don't Be Angry - Human Don't Be Angry

  • Karine Polwart - Traces

  • Lau - Race The Loser

  • Meursault - Something For The Weakened

  • Paul Buchanan - Mid Air

  • RM Hubbert - Thirteen Lost & Found

  • Stanley Odd - Reject

  • The Twilight Sad - No One Can Ever Know (Public Vote winner)

The judging panel included: Douglas Anderson (author/broadcaster/writer), Christopher Brookmyre (author), Stewart Cruickshank (radio producer), Tom Doyle (author/lournalist), Douglas Gordon (visual artist), Kate Molleson (journalist), Joe Muggs (journalist/A&R), Jude Rogers (journalist), Tjinder Singh (Cornershop; Ample Play Records), Rebecca Vasmant (DJ/producer) and Sue Wilson (journalist).

The Twilight Sad won the public vote. The band's James Alexander Graham said: "Thank you very much to everyone who voted for No One Can Ever Know in the public vote. Our third record saw us develop our sound in different ways than before. We always try to push our music forward. From the outside looking in that can be seen to be a risk and there's a chance that people that like your band might not move forward with you, but not too us. If we aren't pushing ourselves, we aren't doing our job right."

You can listen to all 10 albums via The List's Spotify playlist below.

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