List drawn up by (meta alert) The List. Belle & Sebastian are unsurprising winners considering all their twee fans live to artificially raise their favourites position on any poll going. They came in at Number Three in the World’s Most Beatiful Beach In The World poll last year, which has lead to one tour operater offering a sold out package trip to Stuart Murdoch’s navel. Apparently, according to Murdoch himself, its a wonderful view.

It is further down the list that the fun starts to happen. How Scottish does a band have to be (The Eurythmics)? How much of a band (Fish – who beats the Jesus And Mary Chain)? Still proof, if we needed it , that Wet Wet Wet are better than Prml Scrm.

And the poor old Shamen. As if falling off a mountain wasn’t enough.