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The Scottish Album Of The Year (SAY) longlist has been revealed, with 20 artists vying for the top prize.

Among these are indie veterans Belle and Sebastian, Mercury Prize winners Young Fathers and returning rock heroes Idlewild, as well as a slew of new artists causing commotion across the world.

The winner will be unveiled at the end of May; the awards ceremony itself will take place in June.

Last year, Young Fathers scooped the award with their release Tape Two. Speaking about this year's nomination, they said: "We’re in Arizona. Scotland seems a long way across an imaginary sea. It’s so dry here. Creating the best of anything is the result of a subjective decision but we’re thankful that there are people who think that of us, are willing to put their feelings on the line and say DEAD was a great album. We’re proud of it, too."

For more information about the awards, head here.

You can check out the full list of nominees, and our verdicts on the albums, below.

Belle and Sebastian - Girls In Peacetime Want To Dance
Blue Rose Code - The Ballads of Peckham Rye
Errors - Lease of Life
Fatherson - I Am An Island
Happy Meals - Apéro
Honeyblood - Honeyblood
Idlewild - Everything Ever Written
Kathryn Joseph - Bones You Have Thrown Me and Blood I’ve Spilled
King Creosote - From Scotland With Love
Mike Vass - In The Wake of Neil Gunn
Mogwai - Rave Tapes
Paolo Nutini - Caustic Love
PAWS - Youth Culture Forever
Slam - Reverse Proceed
The Amazing Snakeheads - Amphetamine Ballads
The Phantom Band - Strange Friend
The Twilight Sad - Nobody Wants To Be Here and Nobody Wants To Leave
Treacherous Orchestra - Grind
Withered Hand - New Gods
Young Fathers - DEAD

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