Your Favourite Australian Albums + Recommendations

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  • No CoderNo Coder Brisbane Posts: 874

    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.

    I struggled massively, and left some great albums out. I can't believe I left out Tea and Sympathy - I must have worn that album out when it was released. Forgot about Grinspoon, the Living End Debut is killer and I loved Sunset Studies by Augie March (There's no such place is a beautiful song)

    I was stuck on which Powderfinger album to pick and went with Internationalist. Double Allergic was my runner up though. Same with Silverchair, although I think Diorama is there best work, Frogstomp was such a cool 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
  • NatashapearljamfanNatashapearljamfan AustraliaPosts: 3,156
    This thread has made me pull out some old cds! I'm looking forward to the weekend and might have an Aussie band theme.
  • reesdogreesdog Auckland, NZ.Posts: 1,957
    In no particular order..

    AC/DC - Powerage.
    Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - The Good Son.
    You Am I - Hi-fi Way.
    The Angels - Dark Room.
    AC/DC - If You Want Blood, You've Got It (Live Album).
    Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Abbatoir Blues/The Lyre Of Orpheus.
    The Vines - Highly Evolved.
    You Am I - Hourly Daily.
    AC/DC - Back In Black.
    Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Let Love In.
    Auckland NZ 03-24-1995, Auckland NZ 03-25-1995, Sydney AU 03-11-1998, London, UK 05-30-2000, Reading UK 08-27-2006, London UK 06-18-2007, Christchurch NZ 11-29-2009, Auckland NZ 01-17-2014.

    A wop bop a loo bop a lop bam boom.
  • No CoderNo Coder Brisbane Posts: 874

    This thread has made me pull out some old cds! I'm looking forward to the weekend and might have an Aussie band theme.

    Whilst doing some stuff around the house on Saturday, The Powderfinger catalogue got a good work out. Double Allergic is such a good album, as was the Mr Kneebone EP

    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
  • NatashapearljamfanNatashapearljamfan AustraliaPosts: 3,156
    I don't think I've heard the Mr Kneebone EP. Was that their first? This thread has been lots of fun....ashame it's slowed down.

    I had an Aussie music weekend and I also pulled out Powderfinger, and Silverchair, Gotye, Gyroscope, Karnivool and Spiderbait.
  • No CoderNo Coder Brisbane Posts: 874

    I don't think I've heard the Mr Kneebone EP. Was that their first? This thread has been lots of fun....ashame it's slowed down.

    I had an Aussie music weekend and I also pulled out Powderfinger, and Silverchair, Gotye, Gyroscope, Karnivool and Spiderbait.

    Mr Kneebone was released later - Transfusion was their second EP in about 93 and then their first album, Parables for Wooden Ears came out in 94. They signed a record deal and then tried to change their sound to suit the grunge explosion on their first album, it's got a few good songs on it, but not really recognisable as "Powderfinger" compared to everything from Double Allergic. Thankfully they went back to doing what they do best when writing Double Allergic.

    Here's a link to part one of a doco/interview and they talk about the first album about half way through


    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
  • pj8pj8 Posts: 388
    Pretty much every album The Church/Steve Kilbey has put out.
  • goldrushgoldrush everybody knows this is nowherePosts: 3,955
    Man I miss Powderfinger!
    “Do not postpone happiness”
    (Jeff Tweedy, Sydney 2007)

    “Put yer good money on the sunrise”
    (Tim Rogers)
  • NatashapearljamfanNatashapearljamfan AustraliaPosts: 3,156
    No Coder said:

    I don't think I've heard the Mr Kneebone EP. Was that their first? This thread has been lots of fun....ashame it's slowed down.

    I had an Aussie music weekend and I also pulled out Powderfinger, and Silverchair, Gotye, Gyroscope, Karnivool and Spiderbait.

    Mr Kneebone was released later - Transfusion was their second EP in about 93 and then their first album, Parables for Wooden Ears came out in 94. They signed a record deal and then tried to change their sound to suit the grunge explosion on their first album, it's got a few good songs on it, but not really recognisable as "Powderfinger" compared to everything from Double Allergic. Thankfully they went back to doing what they do best when writing Double Allergic.

    Here's a link to part one of a doco/interview and they talk about the first album about half way through


    Thanks for the video...I've got the DVD at home, but it was great to watch this again...thinking this weekend I might have to pull this DVD out and watch it. I'm thinking I'll also have to track down Mr kneebone and transfusion.
  • NatashapearljamfanNatashapearljamfan AustraliaPosts: 3,156
    goldrush said:

    Man I miss Powderfinger!

    Don't we all!
    But I'm enjoying Bernard's new solo music.
  • No CoderNo Coder Brisbane Posts: 874

    goldrush said:

    Man I miss Powderfinger!

    Don't we all!
    But I'm enjoying Bernard's new solo music.
    Powderfinger had a great run of some stellar albums. Their last 2 albums had some great tracks, but didn't hit the heights of Double Allergic through to Vulture St. Still wish they were around as a group through. Hopefully in the next 5 years they get back together for a new album, when they realise how much they miss each other :)

    Bernard's latest album is pretty damn good and a vast improvement on Departures.

    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
  • NatashapearljamfanNatashapearljamfan AustraliaPosts: 3,156
    edited February 2017
    No Coder said:

    goldrush said:

    Man I miss Powderfinger!

    Don't we all!
    But I'm enjoying Bernard's new solo music.
    Powderfinger had a great run of some stellar albums. Their last 2 albums had some great tracks, but didn't hit the heights of Double Allergic through to Vulture St. Still wish they were around as a group through. Hopefully in the next 5 years they get back together for a new album, when they realise how much they miss each other :)

    Bernard's latest album is pretty damn good and a vast improvement on Departures.

    Yes I loved Vulture Street too.

    I hoped Bernard would realise how much he missed the big crowds when he did the One Night Stand for Triple J last year.

    Bernard was inspired over Christmas and wrote a few more songs to go on the second half of his double album, so it's delaying the release to May, I'm sure we will be happy with the extra songs.
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  • josevolutionjosevolution Posts: 18,482
    Speaking of Australia Midnight Oil is about to announce tour by end of week , can't wait I hope they will come here I've seen them a bunch of times great band ..
    jesus greets me looks just like me ....
  • No CoderNo Coder Brisbane Posts: 874

    Speaking of Australia Midnight Oil is about to announce tour by end of week , can't wait I hope they will come here I've seen them a bunch of times great band ..

    Yeah, announcement is schedule for tomorrow. Really looking forward to it as they are a great live band. I have seen them 5 times over the years through stadiums to small clubs and each show has been great

    On a side note - I just couldn't get into Peter Garrett's solo album. Tried to give it a go with multiple listens, but it misses Rob Hirst's touch.

    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
  • LongueuilLongueuil Posts: 2,094
    The Cat Empire - Steal the light or any album, they are all fantastic. Such a great band.
    Xavier Rudd - Spirit bird
    Six billions solitudes together alone

    Not a real fan
  • josevolutionjosevolution Posts: 18,482
    No Coder said:

    Speaking of Australia Midnight Oil is about to announce tour by end of week , can't wait I hope they will come here I've seen them a bunch of times great band ..

    Yeah, announcement is schedule for tomorrow. Really looking forward to it as they are a great live band. I have seen them 5 times over the years through stadiums to small clubs and each show has been great

    On a side note - I just couldn't get into Peter Garrett's solo album. Tried to give it a go with multiple listens, but it misses Rob Hirst's touch.

    Talk about a great drummer damn can't wait to see them again I've seen them only in small settings ...
    jesus greets me looks just like me ....
  • HesCalledDyerHesCalledDyer MarylandPosts: 10,792
    If my calculations are correct, 5pm EDT today is when the Midnight Oil announcement will be made for us east coast US folks.
  • eeriepadaveeeriepadave West Chester, PAPosts: 28,317
    Heard this Australian song/band on the radio, sounded decent. great name. not sure about the rest of the album

    King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard
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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
  • reesdogreesdog Auckland, NZ.Posts: 1,957

    Heard this Australian song/band on the radio, sounded decent. great name. not sure about the rest of the album

    King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard

    Saw these guys at a festival here in Auckland about 2 weeks ago, they were great, so much energy, fun and good tunes!

    Auckland NZ 03-24-1995, Auckland NZ 03-25-1995, Sydney AU 03-11-1998, London, UK 05-30-2000, Reading UK 08-27-2006, London UK 06-18-2007, Christchurch NZ 11-29-2009, Auckland NZ 01-17-2014.

    A wop bop a loo bop a lop bam boom.
  • Thoughts_ArriveThoughts_Arrive Melbourne, AustraliaPosts: 12,003
    Cosmic Psychos - Go The Hack
    Adelaide 17/11/2009, Melbourne 20/11/2009, Sydney 22/11/2009, Melbourne (Big Day Out Festival) 24/01/2014
  • BrainofBGABrainofBGA AustraliaPosts: 2,017
    Some of my favourites include:

    Spiderbait - Ivy and the Big Apples (seeing them live in two weeks, they're playing this album in full)
    Silverchair - Young Modern (all of them are great though)
    Grinspoon - Guide to Better Living
    Powderfinger - Internationalist
    You Am I - Hi Fi Way
    Cold Chisel - East
    Jebediah - Jebediah
    John Farnham - Whispering Jack
    INXS - Kick
    Midnight Oil - 10,9,8,7,6,5,4,3,2,1 and Diesel and Dust
    Wolfmother - Wolfmother
    Peeping Tom - Music Swap Shop (local Melbourne Stoner rock band who sadly aren't around any more)
    Regurgitator - Unit
    Melbourne #1 '98
    Melbourne #2 '03
    Melbourne #3 '03
    Melbourne #1 '06
    Melbourne #3 '06
    Melbourne '09
    Melbourne '14
  • pljampljam Posts: 354
    Forgot to put in
    TEX,DON and CHARLIE - SAD BUT TRUE
    TEX PERKINS AND THE DARK HORSES- DARK HORSES
  • No CoderNo Coder Brisbane Posts: 874
    Thought I'd add some newer albums that have been getting a spin this year - 

    DMA's - For Now
    Stonefield - Far From Earth
    Camp Cope - How to Make Friends and Socialise
    City Calm Down - Echoes in Blue
    Hockey Dad - Blend Inn
    Middle Kids - Lost Friends


    Some other ones from the last few years - 

    The Teskey Brothers - Half Mile Harvest
    Tired Lion - Dumb Days
    Violent Soho - Waco

    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
  • helplessdancerhelplessdancer Posts: 4,172
    xavier rudd's new album out now!
    i have massive expectations on this one and thought nana was his absolute best ever
  • No CoderNo Coder Brisbane Posts: 874
    Thought I'd update the title of the thread to include recommendations.
    I'll add the below album, which is now in my top 10 albums.
    Gang of Youths - Go Farther in Lightness

    This is my favourite track off the album, which is full of great tracks


    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
  • redrawredraw Posts: 842
    No Coder said:
    Thought I'd update the title of the thread to include recommendations.
    I'll add the below album, which is now in my top 10 albums.
    Gang of Youths - Go Farther in Lightness

    This is my favourite track off the album, which is full of great tracks


    Probably my favourite song off this amazing album as well...
    '95: Brisbane BEC March 21 & 22 '98: Brisbane BEC March 14 & 15 '03: Brad Surfers Paradise Troccadero Jan 11
    '03: Brisbane BEC Feb 8 '06: Brisbane BEC Nov 10 & 11 '09: Brisbane QSAC Nov 25
    '11: EV Solo Brisbane QPAC March 10, 12 & 13 '11: PJ20 Alpine Valley Sep 3 & 4
    '14: Gold Coast BDO Jan 19 EV Solo QPAC Feb 22, 23 & 25
  • No CoderNo Coder Brisbane Posts: 874
    redraw said:
    No Coder said:
    Thought I'd update the title of the thread to include recommendations.
    I'll add the below album, which is now in my top 10 albums.
    Gang of Youths - Go Farther in Lightness

    This is my favourite track off the album, which is full of great tracks


    Probably my favourite song off this amazing album as well...
    I must admit to being a sucker for a good quality slow song, but this one just spoke to me on the first listen. I get lost in it every time
    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
  • timdwillitimdwilli Los Angeles, CAPosts: 143
    Everything Tame Impala/Pond/Gum/San Cisco...I guess I just love that Perth sound! Saw Pond last week...amazing live show
  • No CoderNo Coder Brisbane Posts: 874
    Went and saw Tired Lion on Saturday in their final show for their current tour. Lead singer had to cancel the Friday night show in Sydney due to sickness and not having her voice, so was excited when the Brisbane show wasn't cancelled. Great show and whilst you could see she wasn't full strength in her voice, the show certainly didn't suffer. Better band live than on record and will definitely be seeing then again. Lead singer of Violent Soho was in the mosh pit too

    Here's a clip of them live from a Triple J gig- 


    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
  • Thoughts_ArriveThoughts_Arrive Melbourne, AustraliaPosts: 12,003
    Tired Lion, gee they've gotten bigger since I first heard their songs on Soundcloud years ago.
    Adelaide 17/11/2009, Melbourne 20/11/2009, Sydney 22/11/2009, Melbourne (Big Day Out Festival) 24/01/2014
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