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Belle & Sebastian Voted Best Scottish Band Of All Time

Belle & Sebastian have been voted the best Scottish band of all time.

Readers of Scottish magazine The List, voted Travis in second place, with Idlewild coming third. The singer of Belle & Sebastian Stuart Murdoch said: “We don’t think for a moment we’re the best band in Scotland. It says more about our very loyal fans than it does about us.”

The gig at Glasgow King Tuts Wah Wah Hut saw Snow Patrol cover Belle & Sebastian’s ‘The State I Am In’, while Idlewild played a cover of Simple Minds’ ‘Don’t You (Forget About Me)'.

Here is the full list of the Top 50 Scottish bands of all time as voted for by The List magazine readers:



1 Belle & Sebastian
2 Travis
3 Idlewild
4 Wet Wet Wet
5 Sensational Alex Harvey Band
6 Simple Minds
7 Teenage Fanclub
8 Bay City Rollers
9 Primal Scream
10 The Proclaimers
11 Texas
12 Mull Historical Society
13 Big Country
14 Snow Patrol
15 Franz Ferdinand
16 Bis
17 Deacon Blue
18 Fish
19 Jesus and Mary Chain
20 Mogwai
21 Runrig
22 Trash Can Sinatras
23 Del Amitri
24 Orange Juice
25 Nazareth
26 Beta Band
27 Biffy Clyro
28 Altered Images
29 Aztec Camera
30 Eddi Reader
31 Goodbye Mr Mackenzie
32 Fire Engines
33 Delgados
34 Arab Strap
35 Vaselines
36 Associates
37 The Pastels
38 Eurythmics
39 Aereogramme
40 Blue Nile
41 Boards of Canada
42 Rezillos
43 Incredible String Band
44 Cocteau Twins
45 Dogs Die in Hot Cars
46 Spare Snare
47 Average White Band
48 Lulu
49 Skids
50 Shamen



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