It is fun adding up the numbers and then realising that the results probably need psychoanalysis more than statistical analysis but there you go. So, in order of magnificence – and with nil points for Luxembourg as usual – the results are…
1. The Moth and The Mirror – Honestly This World
Local band borne of many other better known Scottish bands finally made good with this mature and downright entrancing album. I see the light, I see the light! Read the full review.
2. The Indelicates - David Koresh Superstar
The Indelicates strike back with a concept album about David Koresh. Waco madness or genius? Genius, obviously.Read the full review.
3. Tokyo Rosenthal – Who Was That Man?
A man with more class than you might imagine delivers a future classic. You won’t be asking who that man was after you have listened to this album. Read the full review.
4. Le Reno Amps – Appetite
Square peg in the wrong hole music that simply exudes fun. What more could a misfit want? Read the full review.
5. Cathy Jean – In the Remains
Confrontational and confessional all at once, Cathy Jean holds the knife alternately at the world and herself. Scary but compelling. Read the full review.
6. Wailin’ Jennys - Bright Morning Stars
Simple, eloquent beauty that takes Americana to an ethereal level. This is what love sounds like. Or at least how it should sound like. Read the full review.
7. Francesca Lago – Siberian Dream Map
An album distinguished by its complexity, Siberian Dream Map proves manna for the discerning. Read the full review.
8. Kimmie Rhodes – Dreams of Flying
Kimmie Rhodes in top form. Nuff said! Read the full review.
9. Something Beginning With L – Beautiful Ground
Wistful lo-fi indie pop but done right, so right, for a change. Read the full review.
10. Findlay Napier and the Bar Room Mountaineers – File Under Fiction
Wry and funny lyrics banged up against hooks and melodies give this Glasgow band the advantage in a truly rewarding album. Read the full review.
And that's all for 2011!