Your Favourite Australian Albums + Recommendations

No CoderNo Coder Brisbane Posts: 945
edited May 28 in Other Music
Thought it would be cool to share some of the best/favourite Australian albums -
It was very tough, but I've kept my top 10 list to 1 album per artist

You Am I - Hourly Daily
Paul Kelly and the Coloured Girls - Gossip
Silverchair - Diorama
Gang of Youths - The Positions
Midnight Oil - 10,9,8,7,6,5,4,3,2,1
Powderfinger - Internationalist
Crowded House - Temple of Low Men
AC/DC - Highway to Hell
Jimmy Barnes - Freight Train Heart
British India - Guillotine

Lots of great albums and artist left out of my top 10, but these are my favourites.
Hard to leave out The Angels, Living End, Hunters and Collectors, Hoodoo Gurus, Diesel, Easybeats
I'll ride the wave where it takes me

*BEC, Brisbane, March 1995
*BEC, Brisbane, March 1998
*BEC, Brisbane, November 2006
*QSAC, Brisbane November 2009
*EV Solo, QPAC, Brisbane March 10 and 12 2011
*Big Day Out, Gold Coast, 19 Jan 2014
*EV Solo, QPAC, Brisbane, 22,23 & 25 Feb 2014
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  • Powderfinger Odyssey 5
    Jebediah Of Someday Shambles
    Silverchair Diorama
    Bernard Fanning Tea & Sympathy
    Radio Birdmen - collective works
    Hunters and Collectors In Living Rooms...
    Midnight Oil - collective works

    That's all I've got.
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  • fl4tdrivenfl4tdriven Moscow, PAPosts: 332
    Silverchair - Frogstomp is the first that comes to mind.
    Philly 10/21/13 - MSG 5/1/16 - Fenway 8/5/16 - TOTD 11/4/16
  • Dr. DelightDr. Delight Posts: 10,939
    No Men at Work, Business as Usual?
    Hell of a album.
    And so you see, I have come to doubt
    All that I once held as true
    I stand alone without beliefs
    The only truth I know is you.
  • No CoderNo Coder Brisbane Posts: 945

    No Men at Work, Business as Usual?
    Hell of a album.

    That is a very good album - Personally sick to death of Down Under, but enjoy most of their other work. Love Overkill off their second album Cargo

    I'll ride the wave where it takes me

    *BEC, Brisbane, March 1995
    *BEC, Brisbane, March 1998
    *BEC, Brisbane, November 2006
    *QSAC, Brisbane November 2009
    *EV Solo, QPAC, Brisbane March 10 and 12 2011
    *Big Day Out, Gold Coast, 19 Jan 2014
    *EV Solo, QPAC, Brisbane, 22,23 & 25 Feb 2014
  • Dr. DelightDr. Delight Posts: 10,939
    No Coder said:

    No Men at Work, Business as Usual?
    Hell of a album.

    That is a very good album - Personally sick to death of Down Under, but enjoy most of their other work. Love Overkill off their second album Cargo

    Regardless of that song, it's a very good album. Down By the Sea is stellar.
    Gotta have INXS here too.
    And so you see, I have come to doubt
    All that I once held as true
    I stand alone without beliefs
    The only truth I know is you.
  • HesCalledDyerHesCalledDyer MarylandPosts: 12,057
    A few of my favorites:

    Skyhooks - Living in the 70's
    Midnight Oil - take your pick, they're all great
    Silverchair - Freak Show
    Gossling - Harvest of Gold
    Hilltop Hoods - The Calling
    INXS - Listen Like Thieves
    Bliss n Eso - Flying Colours
    Cut Copy - Bright Like Neon Love
    Drapht - The Life of Riley
    Illy - The Chase
  • No CoderNo Coder Brisbane Posts: 945

    No Coder said:

    No Men at Work, Business as Usual?
    Hell of a album.

    That is a very good album - Personally sick to death of Down Under, but enjoy most of their other work. Love Overkill off their second album Cargo

    Regardless of that song, it's a very good album. Down By the Sea is stellar.
    Gotta have INXS here too.
    Never been a huge INXS fan. I did like the Kick album, but wasn't into much of their earlier work.

    I'll ride the wave where it takes me

    *BEC, Brisbane, March 1995
    *BEC, Brisbane, March 1998
    *BEC, Brisbane, November 2006
    *QSAC, Brisbane November 2009
    *EV Solo, QPAC, Brisbane March 10 and 12 2011
    *Big Day Out, Gold Coast, 19 Jan 2014
    *EV Solo, QPAC, Brisbane, 22,23 & 25 Feb 2014
  • eeriepadaveeeriepadave West Chester, PAPosts: 29,180
    Silverchair- Frogstomp or Freak Show
    The Vines- Highly Evolved
    Wolfmother- Wolfmother
    Tame Impala- Lonerism
    Jagwar Ma- Howlin
    AC/DC- Back in Black
    Jet- Get Born
    Spiderbait- Tonight Alright
    The Living End- The Living End
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    8/28/98- Camden, NJ
    10/31/09- Philly
    5/21/10- NYC
    9/2/12- Philly, PA
    7/19/13- Wrigley
    10/19/13- Brooklyn, NY
    10/21/13- Philly, PA
    10/22/13- Philly, PA
    10/27/13- Baltimore, MD
    Tres Mts.- 3/23/11- Philly
    Eddie Vedder- 6/25/11- Philly
  • catefrancescatefrances Posts: 28,899
    shall have to get back to you on this... its going to take some serious thinking... my love afffair with oz music is a long one. :)
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  • goldrushgoldrush everybody knows this is nowherePosts: 4,155
    The very first one that came to mind is You Am I's 'Sound As Ever', still one of my favourite albums. If I made a top 10 list, over half of it would probably be You Am I or Tim Rogers!

    A couple of these have been mentioned already but off the top of my head I'll add:

    Ash Grunwald - Give Signs
    Bernard Fanning - Tea & Sympathy
    Tim Rogers & The Bamboos - The Rules of Attraction
    Alex Lloyd - Black The Sun
    Powderfinger - probably Odyssey #5
    Ben Lee - Breathing Tornados
    Hilltop Hoods - The Calling
    “Do not postpone happiness”
    (Jeff Tweedy, Sydney 2007)

    “Put yer good money on the sunrise”
    (Tim Rogers)
  • Silverchair- Diorama x 1,000,000

    Such a masterpiece
  • reesdogreesdog Auckland, NZ.Posts: 1,968
    No Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds?! About half his albums or more should be on any top Aussie albums list and I'm a kiwi! :)
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  • NatashapearljamfanNatashapearljamfan AustraliaPosts: 3,273
    OP great thread....It's too hard to narrow it to 10 albums so many great albums have been mentioned, I have to really think about my list. I'm enjoying reading everyone's favorites.
  • No CoderNo Coder Brisbane Posts: 945

    Silverchair- Frogstomp or Freak Show
    The Vines- Highly Evolved
    Wolfmother- Wolfmother
    Tame Impala- Lonerism
    Jagwar Ma- Howlin
    AC/DC- Back in Black
    Jet- Get Born
    Spiderbait- Tonight Alright
    The Living End- The Living End

    Love the Highly Evolved album!!

    I'll ride the wave where it takes me

    *BEC, Brisbane, March 1995
    *BEC, Brisbane, March 1998
    *BEC, Brisbane, November 2006
    *QSAC, Brisbane November 2009
    *EV Solo, QPAC, Brisbane March 10 and 12 2011
    *Big Day Out, Gold Coast, 19 Jan 2014
    *EV Solo, QPAC, Brisbane, 22,23 & 25 Feb 2014
  • No CoderNo Coder Brisbane Posts: 945
    reesdog said:

    No Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds?! About half his albums or more should be on any top Aussie albums list and I'm a kiwi! :)

    He's not in my top 10, although I do acknowledge how good he is. The Boatman's Call is great, but I can't say I listen to him that often. My list is based on albums I consistently keep going back to

    I'll ride the wave where it takes me

    *BEC, Brisbane, March 1995
    *BEC, Brisbane, March 1998
    *BEC, Brisbane, November 2006
    *QSAC, Brisbane November 2009
    *EV Solo, QPAC, Brisbane March 10 and 12 2011
    *Big Day Out, Gold Coast, 19 Jan 2014
    *EV Solo, QPAC, Brisbane, 22,23 & 25 Feb 2014
  • No CoderNo Coder Brisbane Posts: 945

    Silverchair- Diorama x 1,000,000

    Such a masterpiece

    Damn right!! I enjoy all their work, but this album is world class by any standards
    I'll ride the wave where it takes me

    *BEC, Brisbane, March 1995
    *BEC, Brisbane, March 1998
    *BEC, Brisbane, November 2006
    *QSAC, Brisbane November 2009
    *EV Solo, QPAC, Brisbane March 10 and 12 2011
    *Big Day Out, Gold Coast, 19 Jan 2014
    *EV Solo, QPAC, Brisbane, 22,23 & 25 Feb 2014
  • pljampljam Posts: 368
    John Butler Trio - April Uprising
    " " " - Flesh and blood
    " " " - Grand National
    Bonjah - Until Dawn
    " - Go Go Chaos
    Kingfisha - Kingfisha
    Screaming Jets - Hits and Pieces
    Bernard Fanning - Tea and Symhany
    Xavier Rudd - Spirit Bird
  • i'm obsessed with paul kelly's "spring and fall" and xavier rudd's "nana"
    totally obsessed
  • eeriepadaveeeriepadave West Chester, PAPosts: 29,180
    No Coder said:

    Silverchair- Frogstomp or Freak Show
    The Vines- Highly Evolved
    Wolfmother- Wolfmother
    Tame Impala- Lonerism
    Jagwar Ma- Howlin
    AC/DC- Back in Black
    Jet- Get Born
    Spiderbait- Tonight Alright
    The Living End- The Living End

    Love the Highly Evolved album!!

    yeah i'm a big vines fan. Wish they would tour more, especially in the states. I'll settle for a new album though. Their alst one I thought was one of their best in awhile.

    Also forgot Empire of the Sun- Ice on the Dune

    I would have put The Sleepy Jackson on here, but don't own any of their albums, just a handful of songs off their first album, Lovers.
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    8/28/98- Camden, NJ
    10/31/09- Philly
    5/21/10- NYC
    9/2/12- Philly, PA
    7/19/13- Wrigley
    10/19/13- Brooklyn, NY
    10/21/13- Philly, PA
    10/22/13- Philly, PA
    10/27/13- Baltimore, MD
    Tres Mts.- 3/23/11- Philly
    Eddie Vedder- 6/25/11- Philly
  • No CoderNo Coder Brisbane Posts: 945

    i'm obsessed with paul kelly's "spring and fall" and xavier rudd's "nana"
    totally obsessed

    Was lucky enough to see Paul Kelly tour the Spring and Fall album. Such a great concert. He played the album from start to finish and explained that the concert would be like listening to a record. Side A was falling in Love and Side B was when the relationship encountered problems. After finishing those songs, he did another hour + of his other stuff. One of the best shows I've seen

    I'll ride the wave where it takes me

    *BEC, Brisbane, March 1995
    *BEC, Brisbane, March 1998
    *BEC, Brisbane, November 2006
    *QSAC, Brisbane November 2009
    *EV Solo, QPAC, Brisbane March 10 and 12 2011
    *Big Day Out, Gold Coast, 19 Jan 2014
    *EV Solo, QPAC, Brisbane, 22,23 & 25 Feb 2014
  • goldrushgoldrush everybody knows this is nowherePosts: 4,155
    pljam said:

    John Butler Trio - April Uprising
    " " " - Flesh and blood
    " " " - Grand National
    Bonjah - Until Dawn
    " - Go Go Chaos
    Kingfisha - Kingfisha
    Screaming Jets - Hits and Pieces
    Bernard Fanning - Tea and Symhany
    Xavier Rudd - Spirit Bird

    D'oh, I forgot all about John Butler and Xavier Rudd!
    I'd go for JBT's 'Sunrise Over Sea' and Xavier's 'Solace' (because it has GBA and Green Spandex on it, my 2 favourite XR songs)
    “Do not postpone happiness”
    (Jeff Tweedy, Sydney 2007)

    “Put yer good money on the sunrise”
    (Tim Rogers)
  • NatashapearljamfanNatashapearljamfan AustraliaPosts: 3,273
    I don't have a list yet, but some great albums that haven't been mentioned:
    Cruel Guards- The Panics
    Making Mirrors- Gotye

  • HesCalledDyerHesCalledDyer MarylandPosts: 12,057

    I don't have a list yet, but some great albums that haven't been mentioned:
    Cruel Guards- The Panics
    Making Mirrors- Gotye

    I owe a nod to you for quite a few on my little list up there! :wink:
  • Croos1226Croos1226 philly burbsPosts: 140
    Pretty City - Colorize
    Sleepmakeswaves - Love of Cartography
  • NatashapearljamfanNatashapearljamfan AustraliaPosts: 3,273

    I don't have a list yet, but some great albums that haven't been mentioned:
    Cruel Guards- The Panics
    Making Mirrors- Gotye

    I owe a nod to you for quite a few on my little list up there! :wink:
    Does that include Gossling? She is amazing live...I can't remember which other band's I suggested...Drapht?
  • NatashapearljamfanNatashapearljamfan AustraliaPosts: 3,273
    edited February 2017
    This is too hard, there are too many great Australian albums! Here's part of my list (limiting to only one album per band)

    Double Allergic- Powderfinger (hardest choice, too many great albums)
    Frogstomp- Silverchair
    Cruel Guards- The Panics
    Ivy & the Big Apples- Spiderbait
    Tea & Sympathy- Bernard Fanning
    The Living End- The Living End
    Making Mirrors- Gotye

    The next three I can't decide on. I have too many favorites including: Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit- Courtney Barnett; Breed Obsession- Gyroscope; Birds of Tokyo- Birds of Tokyo; Hourly Daily- You am I; Kick- INXS, Positions- Gang of Youths; Leave your soul to Science- Something for Kate; Chimneys Afire- Josh Pyke; Awake is the New Sleep- Ben Lee; Moo you Bloody Choir- Augie March; Temple of Low Men- Crowded House; Guide to Better Living-Grinspoon; Gravity Won't Get You High- The Grates; Highway to Hell- ACDC. I was also recently introduced to Karnivool and I'm loving Themata and Sound Awake. Oh I forgot Tough Love -Magic Dirt. I'm sure I've forgotten many others.
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  • HesCalledDyerHesCalledDyer MarylandPosts: 12,057

    I don't have a list yet, but some great albums that haven't been mentioned:
    Cruel Guards- The Panics
    Making Mirrors- Gotye

    I owe a nod to you for quite a few on my little list up there! :wink:
    Does that include Gossling? She is amazing live...I can't remember which other band's I suggested...Drapht?
    Yep. Drapht was one. And I think you mentioned 360 which is, in turn, how I discovered Gossling. I'd love to see her if she ever comes to the States.
  • NatashapearljamfanNatashapearljamfan AustraliaPosts: 3,273

    I don't have a list yet, but some great albums that haven't been mentioned:
    Cruel Guards- The Panics
    Making Mirrors- Gotye

    I owe a nod to you for quite a few on my little list up there! :wink:
    Does that include Gossling? She is amazing live...I can't remember which other band's I suggested...Drapht?
    Yep. Drapht was one. And I think you mentioned 360 which is, in turn, how I discovered Gossling. I'd love to see her if she ever comes to the States.
    I'm not sure what she's up to, I haven't heard anything about her for a while. She's going to be at Melbourne's comedy festival in April...If you fancy a trip to Australia :wink:
  • No Coder said:


    Was lucky enough to see Paul Kelly tour the Spring and Fall album. Such a great concert. He played the album from start to finish and explained that the concert would be like listening to a record. Side A was falling in Love and Side B was when the relationship encountered problems. After finishing those songs, he did another hour + of his other stuff. One of the best shows I've seen

    saw him in a tiny local club with no more than 60 people max for both shows on that tour and yup he did the whole cd from start to finish and then played some more!
    this clip is for you. there's more i took from those shows(7 songs total) ;)
    i felt extremely blessed to be in the room with such greatest. the bob dylan of down under for sure!



  • No CoderNo Coder Brisbane Posts: 945

    No Coder said:


    Was lucky enough to see Paul Kelly tour the Spring and Fall album. Such a great concert. He played the album from start to finish and explained that the concert would be like listening to a record. Side A was falling in Love and Side B was when the relationship encountered problems. After finishing those songs, he did another hour + of his other stuff. One of the best shows I've seen

    saw him in a tiny local club with no more than 60 people max for both shows on that tour and yup he did the whole cd from start to finish and then played some more!
    this clip is for you. there's more i took from those shows(7 songs total) ;)
    i felt extremely blessed to be in the room with such greatest. the bob dylan of down under for sure!



    Wow - thanks for that. I wasn't lucky enough to see him in a venue that small, it was at QPAC in Brisbane, which is a great venue for sound.

    He is our greatest storyteller, and has such a calmness about him. For as good as he is, I think he is massively under rated and under appreciated by the majority

    I'll ride the wave where it takes me

    *BEC, Brisbane, March 1995
    *BEC, Brisbane, March 1998
    *BEC, Brisbane, November 2006
    *QSAC, Brisbane November 2009
    *EV Solo, QPAC, Brisbane March 10 and 12 2011
    *Big Day Out, Gold Coast, 19 Jan 2014
    *EV Solo, QPAC, Brisbane, 22,23 & 25 Feb 2014
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