Top 10 Aussie Albums

Alright so I’m in the middle of exams and I’m currently looking for anyway to procrastinate possible. JJJ have currently got a hottest 100 Australian Albums poll up (Here) and its actually harder than I thought so mine are as follows.

  1. The Avalanches - Since I Left You
  2. Gotye - Like Drawing Blood
  3. Eddy Current Suppression Ring - Primary Colours
  4. Dirty Three - Ocean Songs
  5. Midnight Juggernauts - Dystopia
  6. You Am I - Hourly, Daily
  7. Jebediah - Slightly Odway
  8. Blueline Medic - The Apology Wars
  9. Vasco Era, The - Oh We Do Like to Be Beside the Seaside
  10. Seagull - Goodbye Weather

If you’ve done it or can be arsed (or if you really want to put of doing something productive) put yours up here.

no ac/dc, no hoodoo gurus, no nick cave.

AC/DC - Back in Black
Crowded House - Crowded House
Gotye - Like Drawing Blood
Grinspoon - Guide to Better Living
Living End, The - The Living End
You Am I - Hourly, Daily
Regurgitator - Tu-Plang
Resin Dogs - Hi Fidelity Dirt
Spiderbait - Ivy and the Big Apples
Temper Trap, The - Conditions

Did my head in seeing how many albums some artists have put out.

!st 3 are my top 3, the rest in no particular order.

Gilgamesh - Vulgar Display of Ass
Toe to Toe - Threats & Facts
Mortal Sin - Mayhemic Destruction
Spiderbait - Shashaglava
Bodyjar - Jarchives
The Herd - Elefant Never Forgets
Mark of Cain - Ill at Ease
Nick Cave + Bad Seeds - Boatmans Call
Living End - The Living End
Blueline Medic - Apology Wars or Text Bomb.

Special mentions go to Rocket Science, Blue King Brown, Mindsnare, MYC, throwdown, Frenzal Rhomb, Psycroptic, Segression, The Saints, and Grinderman.

edit: The Blurters & Unpaid Dept!

Buffalo - Volcanic Rock
SPK - Leichenschrei
The Saints - (I’m) Stranded
Radio Birdman - Radios Appear
Rose Tattoo
Severed Heads - Since The Accident
White Noise - The First Assault
The Missing Links
X - Aspirations
Nasenbluten - 100% No Soul Guaranteed

in no order :0

In particular disorder:

Avalanches, The - Since I Left You
Beaches - Beaches
My Disco - Cancer
Bodyjar - No Touch Red
Hilltop Hoods - The Calling
TZU - Position Correction
Because Of Ghosts - Make Amends With Your Adversary Before Dawn
Toe to Toe - Tao
Mid Youth Crisis - Happiness & Authority
I Heart Hiroshima - Tuff Teef

No Sunnyboys, no Ratcat, no Radio Birdman, No Tatts, no Easybeats, no Billy Thorpe…

^ C’mon then guys, get your lists up!

No Ratcat! The Tingles EP is fantastic…and they’re (well, he is) playing again I hear.

No order…

Ricaine - Regret Is An Inevitable Consequence Of Life
True Radical Miracle - Cockroaches
Sandpit - On Second Thought
Bachelor Of Arts - Infinite Jest
2 Litre Dolby - El Caballo Rojo
Ohana - Deadbeat
My Disco - Cancer
Love Like… Electrocution - Love Like… Electrocution
The Nation Blue - A Blueprint for Modern Noise (or Rising Waters)
S:Bahn - Stock Footage

Honourable mention for The Night Terrors and The Burning Sea.

Epic thread i need to sleep on this but silver chair frogstomp is in there,
That album was amazing and they were 14 pity after that they lost the plot.
Inxs, Gangajang, Redgum, The Jezabels mmmmm so many ill be back.

  1. Kylie Minogue- Kylie
  2. Kylie Minogue- Enjoy yourself
  3. Kylie Minogue- Rhythm of Love
  4. Kylie Minogue- Let’s get to it
  5. Psychroptic- The Scepter of the Ancients
  6. Kylie Minogue- Impossible princess
  7. Kylie Minogue- Light years
  8. Kylie Minogue- Fever
  9. Kylie Minogue- Body Language
  10. Fuck I’m dead- Bring on the Dead!

Kylie is great, and the 2nd avlanches album is the best record that never was

Can’t believe how many here deny “our” true cultural stars and distinct music. All I’ve read so far is pretentious elitism. There is nothing to cringe about which is our real calling and me thinks half of you are trying to be cooler than we really are.

So, Uncle Spirito™® is here to inform you try hard hipsters that no “top 10” album list from Australia is a true reflection without some of the following artists …

Slim Dusty
Bert & Pattie
Rolf Harris
Olivia Newton John
Joe Dolce
Kevin Bloody Wilson
Col Joye
Austen Tayshus

and without doubt the hight point of Aussie music was brought to us by Mark “Jacko” Jackson


BTW, what would anyone who listens to JJJ know? I know it’s Sydney only but FBI 94.5fm FTW !!

I don’t know whether you’re being serious or not Spirito, but Ricaine and Love Like… Electrocution mean more to me than Olivia Newton John and Kamahl.

I’m assuming you’re just taking the piss.

Celibate Rifles - Blind Ear
Regurgitator - Unit
Midnight Oil - Red Sails in the Sunset
Avalanches - Since I Left You
Inxs - Kick
The Cat Empire - The Cat Empire
You Am I - Hourly Daily
Powderfinger - Double Allergic
Hoodoo Gurus - Stoneage Romeos
Gotye - Like Drawing Blood

just missing out was Goanna(Spirit of Place) and the classic Radiators

Avalanches - Since I Left You
The Grates - Gravity Won’t Get You High
Regurgitator - Unit
Hilltop Hoods - The Calling
Butterfingers - Breakfast at Fatboys
Frenzal Rhomb - A Man’s Not a Camel
Radio Birdman - Radios Appear
Silverchair - Frogstomp
You Am I - Sound as Ever
The Go-Betweens - 16 Lovers Lane

In order of awesome!

Was it not obvious?

Then again, part of me is always a little bit serious. There’s good music and then there’s popular music. You can’t have a “top 10” of anything that represents a nation without highlighting the truth about the taste’s of a country, and not just a subset. My top 10 artists would be more familiar to more Australians than yours.

I loathe JJJ even after growing up with that station for most of my life. Bunch of sycophants and committee’s, crap music programming and to me the station is no longer relevant. Not enough new, not enough youth. Society isn’t healthy if teenagers listen to the same tunes as their parents. The beauty of youth is to be contra everything of the previous generation. Just because.

In the long run if a song/band is any good it’ll stand up to time and be enjoyed long after it’s fad/fashion/taste’s/generation has changed. We make some awesome music here in Oz … actually more good music than most other countries/per capita yet for some reason we as a nation have bad taste and our radio stations are incredibly crappy. Why is that?

Ha! My favourite quote on this subject is “Writing about music is like dancing about architecture”.

You can’t have a “top 10” of anything that represents a nation without highlighting the truth about the taste’s of a country, and not just a subset. My top 10 artists would be more familiar to more Australians than yours.

Agreed, I’m not proposing my list as anything to represent Australian music in its entirety these were just my favorite albums that happened to be made by Australian bands. I know I’ve missed out on some classics such as Joe Dolce but my list is just that, a list of music I like.

Ha! My favourite quote on this subject is “Writing about music is like dancing about architecture”.

That is awesome.

theres one heck of a lot of win in that list… and good point about jarchives, though down here bodyjar unfortunately have a less positive rep down here- i always liked rimshot more though. threats and facts is one of the few toe-ies albums i could actually listen to now. oh and for me caustic soda > blueline medic.

BUT… you had me at ‘vulgar display of ass’. those boys were friends and underage enablers of mine. i’m going to go play their demo tape right now.

i do agree with spiritos central point…