Top 10 Aussie Albums

This is hard. Here is mine I guess…

  1. Diesel - The Lobbyist
  2. Something for Kate - The Official Fiction
  3. Crowded House - Crowded House
  4. The Black Sorrows - Harley and Rose
  5. John Butler Trio - Sunrise over Sea
  6. Spiderbait - The unfinished spanish galleon of finley lake
  7. You Am I - HiFi Way
  8. PNAU - Sambanova
  9. The Panics - A house on a street in a town i’m from
  10. Karnivool - Themata

If diesel doesn’t make the top 100 at least I am going to be pissed. The man is a genius. If you haven’t seen him live, do yourself a favour… A highly underrated musician.

One thing that I don’t really get is The Avalanches. I agree that their album is awesome and at times has been on high rotation through my ears, but what have they done since that album? I don’t want to give them a one hit wonder label… but seriously, its been a LONG time since they have released anything.

I guess what I would like to see is the top 10 filled with hard working bands, bands who are consistently touring and working hard on new music which is what I would like to think is the Australian way.

Have another …

Without music, life would be a mistake” - Nietzsche

No special order

Dave Warner (From the Suburbs) - Mug’s Game
Rat Cat - Tingle
Sunnyboys - Plays the Best
The Boys Next Door - Door, Door
(not off the album but this is rare rolled gold:


The Saints - (I’m) Stranded
Richard Clapton - Goodbye Tiger
Max Malicious and The Brain Spazmz - Spazmz
Rose Tattoo - Rose Tattoo
Cold Chisel - East
Hoodoo Gurus - Mars Needs Guitars

From Her to Eternity
The Firstborn Is Dead
Kicking Against the Pricks
Your Funeral… My Trial
Tender Prey
The Good Son
Henry’s Dream
Let Love In
Murder Ballads
The Boatman’s Call
No More Shall We Part
Abattoir Blues/The Lyre of Orpheus
Dig, Lazarus, Dig!!!

I guess it’s hard. My list looks like a pretensious hipsters top 10 (and I guess to an extent it is), but all those records mean quite a bit to me. I can’t be arsed typing it all out on my phone, but take the Love Like… Electrocution record for example. That record (and band) came at a time when a lot of Australian hardcore was tough guy jock metal. LL…E were completely different, not only musically, but in the sense that although they were still “hardcore”, but would play with such diverse bands and had a reasonable DIY ethic about them. For a few years, that band (and the scene surrounding them) consumed my life.

Did that even make sense?

sorry CC, gonna be pedantic and disqualify Tingles as it is an EP, not an album.

good choice but.

DJ Dexter left.

Totally !! You never need explain things you’re passionate about.

You say tomayto, I say tomarto :cool:

I feel ya.
A band that played 10 gigs down at the local in 1996 can have more of an impact than any of the most populist stuff that’s out there.
It’s all subjective, and that’s why music is AWESOME!!

Oh… and TISM.

ice house- man of colours
the church-the church
belles will ring-crystal palace
loop orcherestra- loop orchestra
regurgitar-tu plang
easy beats- for my woman
curse of dialect
the cruel sea- this is not the way home
nick cave- let love in

blood duster… and please no kiwi bans (

Cut copy.

Based on my limited time in this country I only have five… feel free to disagree…

Delta / The Lostralian
Embodiment 12:14 / Elements of this Man Made Man
MYC / Happiness in Authority
Lyrical Comission / The Stage is Set
Martin and Molloy / The Brown Album

Fuckin, Mortal Sin. Nuff said.

How about Nothing Sacred? A bit before your time I guess.

Fantastic band that never went anywhere commercially. Their EP Death Wish is one of my all time favourites. I really should get a gadget to transfer vinyl to digital to replace the crappy realmedia tracks I found somewhere on the interwebz.

I’ll always remember the show they did at the Skate Ranch in Nunawading. Ahhh…the 80s :slight_smile:

You should convert all your analogue stuff, then give it to me.

Baby Animals
Silver Chair
The Triffids

No order

Big Heavy Suff - Maximum Sincere
Sandpit - On Second Thought
Ricaine - Regret Is An Inevitable Consequence Of Life
Hoodoo Gurus - Stoneage Romeos
INXS - Kick
Nekrasov - Into the no-Mans Sphere of Nothingness
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds - Henry’s Dream
Sadistik Execution - We are Death Fukk You
AC/DC - Back in Black
S: Bahn - North Sea Clean