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The BEST LOCAL BAND...?

Just who are the best local band ever? That's a matter of taste, but as for the most successful, we've tried to work it out. Here's how we did it:

For every year a band exists, we awarded them 1 point. For every single release, we awarded 2 points. For every album release, we awarded 5 points. For every UK hit single or album we awarded 10 points. If the band had four members, but only two were local, we divided their score by 2. If only one was local, we divided their score by four, and so on.

Here are the top 30 most successful local acts of all time (up to 31/12/13):

1. The Cocteau Twins (212 points)
2. Arab Strap (155 points)
3. Tommy Whittle (104 points)
4. Bill Wells (95 points)
5. Malcolm Middleton (including Human Don't Be Angry) (89 points)
6. The Pearlfishers (75 points)
7. Karine Polwart (70 points)
8. Aidan Moffat (including Lucky Pierre) (69 points)
9. Lowlife (56 points)
10. The International Pop Assassins (55 points)
11. Shatterhand (48 points)
12. Weird (45 points)
13. Cal (42 points)
14. Paul Smith (39 points)
15. Brian McNeill (37.5 points)
16= Chapter 4 (34 points)/The Oyster Band (34 points)
18. Turtlehead (31 points)
19. Robin Guthrie (30.5 points)
20. Y'all Is Fantasy Island (29 points)
21. Sons & Daughter (27.25 points)
22= The Ray Summers (27 points)/Viva Stereo (27 points)
24. Black Sun (26 points)
25. Kalamazoo (24 points)
26= Lieutenant Stardust (23 points)/The Signals (23 points)
28 Bovine (22 points)
29= The Diesel Kings (21 points)/The Dead Neighbours (21 points).

 
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