Your Favourite Australian Albums + Recommendations

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  • josevolutionjosevolution Posts: 21,376
    jesus greets me looks just like me ....
  • NatashapearljamfanNatashapearljamfan AustraliaPosts: 3,540
    I'm excited I'm going to the Concert for Kate. 
  • No CoderNo Coder Brisbane Posts: 1,047
    Looks like a great concert!

    Middle Kids have announced another Australian tour. I can't go to Brisbane show unfortunately, have something on that night - damn!!!
    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
  • curmudgeonesscurmudgeoness Brigadoon, foodie capitalPosts: 2,553
    pj8 said:
    Pretty much every album The Church/Steve Kilbey has put out.

    ^^^^ This.

    True story: I actually took a vacation to Australia, decades ago, to track down Church rarities. Obsessed fan since 1983. :-D
    All those who seek to destroy the liberties of a democratic nation ought to know that war is the surest and shortest means to accomplish it.
  • NatashapearljamfanNatashapearljamfan AustraliaPosts: 3,540
    No Coder said:
    Looks like a great concert!

    Middle Kids have announced another Australian tour. I can't go to Brisbane show unfortunately, have something on that night - damn!!!
    I know the line up is awesome. 
    I'm disappointed I can't make Middle Kids either :d:disappointed:
  • BrainofBGABrainofBGA AustraliaPosts: 2,233
    No Coder said:
    Saw the You Am I gig last week! What a great rock n roll show, wow! Was it loud! Had my ears ringing for a couple of days after the show. Great set full of their classics. So glad I saw them. Will certainly see them again. Need to get out and buy some their stuff I don’t have yet. 
    A great starting point for those interested are Hi Fi Way, Hourly Daily and No. 4 Record. Albums 2-4. 

    You am I are certainly one of the GREAT Oz bands of the last 20 or so years. Hourly Daily is in my Top 10 albums of All Time, just pure brilliance. I haven't seen them live for a while now, but must get around to catching them again, as they are fantastic. 

    I don't think they get anywhere near the recognition that they deserve as a true Rock n Roll band that has been doing what they do at a very high standard for such a long time.
    Interested to know what it is about Hourly Daily that makes it top ten for you? I agree it’s a great album!! 
    Melbourne #1 '98
    Melbourne #2 '03
    Melbourne #3 '03
    Melbourne #1 '06
    Melbourne #3 '06
    Melbourne '09
    Melbourne '14
  • No CoderNo Coder Brisbane Posts: 1,047
    When Hourly Daily was released in 96, it hit me straight away. The release of Sound as Ever, sort of passed me by I was was listening to a lot of heavier stuff in the late 80's and early 90's, but did pick up on You am I with Hi Fi Way, which I really liked and then revisited Sound as Ever. 
    I was eagerly awaiting the release of Hourly Daily and watched a lot of interviews and read articles on the band and Tim. When it came out, it was a bit of a change in direction for them from the guitar driven first 2 albums, this was much more melodic and I liked the change. The sound reminded me of 60's style music, but with Australian story telling. Tuesdays blew me away an I loved the title song. To this day, it's my favourite Oz album (although Gang of Youths is knocking on the door). It just has a really good flow and I really immersed myself in it when it came out. I lived in the UK about 18 months after it came out and I played that album to everyone I socialised with over there. It was my go to album when missing Oz. 

    I know that a lot of You am I fans love the first 2 albums the most, but this one does it for me. Such a great first 3 albums in a career (#4 Record was good too), arguably the best first 3 albums in any Oz artists recent history (Powderfinger would be in there if it wasn't for Parables).
    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: 1,047
    Completely loving this song from Brisbane band WAAX -


    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
  • BrainofBGABrainofBGA AustraliaPosts: 2,233
    No Coder said:
    When Hourly Daily was released in 96, it hit me straight away. The release of Sound as Ever, sort of passed me by I was was listening to a lot of heavier stuff in the late 80's and early 90's, but did pick up on You am I with Hi Fi Way, which I really liked and then revisited Sound as Ever. 
    I was eagerly awaiting the release of Hourly Daily and watched a lot of interviews and read articles on the band and Tim. When it came out, it was a bit of a change in direction for them from the guitar driven first 2 albums, this was much more melodic and I liked the change. The sound reminded me of 60's style music, but with Australian story telling. Tuesdays blew me away an I loved the title song. To this day, it's my favourite Oz album (although Gang of Youths is knocking on the door). It just has a really good flow and I really immersed myself in it when it came out. I lived in the UK about 18 months after it came out and I played that album to everyone I socialised with over there. It was my go to album when missing Oz. 

    I know that a lot of You am I fans love the first 2 albums the most, but this one does it for me. Such a great first 3 albums in a career (#4 Record was good too), arguably the best first 3 albums in any Oz artists recent history (Powderfinger would be in there if it wasn't for Parables).
    Nice, thanks for sharing, always cool to hear what other people think of music that you love too. Was listening to it in the car after work today! Been playing a fair bit of You Am I after seeing a recent show of theirs. Also been playing their live record too! So good! 
    Melbourne #1 '98
    Melbourne #2 '03
    Melbourne #3 '03
    Melbourne #1 '06
    Melbourne #3 '06
    Melbourne '09
    Melbourne '14
  • No CoderNo Coder Brisbane Posts: 1,047
    No Coder said:
    When Hourly Daily was released in 96, it hit me straight away. The release of Sound as Ever, sort of passed me by I was was listening to a lot of heavier stuff in the late 80's and early 90's, but did pick up on You am I with Hi Fi Way, which I really liked and then revisited Sound as Ever. 
    I was eagerly awaiting the release of Hourly Daily and watched a lot of interviews and read articles on the band and Tim. When it came out, it was a bit of a change in direction for them from the guitar driven first 2 albums, this was much more melodic and I liked the change. The sound reminded me of 60's style music, but with Australian story telling. Tuesdays blew me away an I loved the title song. To this day, it's my favourite Oz album (although Gang of Youths is knocking on the door). It just has a really good flow and I really immersed myself in it when it came out. I lived in the UK about 18 months after it came out and I played that album to everyone I socialised with over there. It was my go to album when missing Oz. 

    I know that a lot of You am I fans love the first 2 albums the most, but this one does it for me. Such a great first 3 albums in a career (#4 Record was good too), arguably the best first 3 albums in any Oz artists recent history (Powderfinger would be in there if it wasn't for Parables).
    Nice, thanks for sharing, always cool to hear what other people think of music that you love too. Was listening to it in the car after work today! Been playing a fair bit of You Am I after seeing a recent show of theirs. Also been playing their live record too! So good! 
    No worries. What live album are you listening too? Is it ...Saturday Night, 'Round 10 or their more recent one? I have not listened to their first one in a LONG time, at least 15 years, as when it came out, i remember being a little underwhelmed by it. I must dust it off and give it another spin
    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
  • BrainofBGABrainofBGA AustraliaPosts: 2,233
    No Coder said:
    No Coder said:
    When Hourly Daily was released in 96, it hit me straight away. The release of Sound as Ever, sort of passed me by I was was listening to a lot of heavier stuff in the late 80's and early 90's, but did pick up on You am I with Hi Fi Way, which I really liked and then revisited Sound as Ever. 
    I was eagerly awaiting the release of Hourly Daily and watched a lot of interviews and read articles on the band and Tim. When it came out, it was a bit of a change in direction for them from the guitar driven first 2 albums, this was much more melodic and I liked the change. The sound reminded me of 60's style music, but with Australian story telling. Tuesdays blew me away an I loved the title song. To this day, it's my favourite Oz album (although Gang of Youths is knocking on the door). It just has a really good flow and I really immersed myself in it when it came out. I lived in the UK about 18 months after it came out and I played that album to everyone I socialised with over there. It was my go to album when missing Oz. 

    I know that a lot of You am I fans love the first 2 albums the most, but this one does it for me. Such a great first 3 albums in a career (#4 Record was good too), arguably the best first 3 albums in any Oz artists recent history (Powderfinger would be in there if it wasn't for Parables).
    Nice, thanks for sharing, always cool to hear what other people think of music that you love too. Was listening to it in the car after work today! Been playing a fair bit of You Am I after seeing a recent show of theirs. Also been playing their live record too! So good! 
    No worries. What live album are you listening too? Is it ...Saturday Night, 'Round 10 or their more recent one? I have not listened to their first one in a LONG time, at least 15 years, as when it came out, i remember being a little underwhelmed by it. I must dust it off and give it another spin
    Yeah Saturday Night Round Ten, it was actually the first You Am I album I owned. 
    Melbourne #1 '98
    Melbourne #2 '03
    Melbourne #3 '03
    Melbourne #1 '06
    Melbourne #3 '06
    Melbourne '09
    Melbourne '14
  • redrawredraw Posts: 985
    This is fucking fantastic!!  The Hoods never disappoint.
    Great album!!!
    Lay down your arms like Ponda Baba  =) =)
    EV gets a shout out in Into The Abyss -
    Just tryin to be a better man
    Ask Eddie Vedder man 
    '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
  • HesCalledDyerHesCalledDyer MarylandPosts: 14,549
    redraw said:
    This is fucking fantastic!!  The Hoods never disappoint.
    Great album!!!
    Lay down your arms like Ponda Baba  =) =)
    EV gets a shout out in Into The Abyss -
    Just tryin to be a better man
    Ask Eddie Vedder man 
    First time I heard it I was like “did he just say ‘tryna be a better man ask Eddie Vedder man’ ” so I looked up the lyrics and sure enough!

    Also Kurt & Courtney references in Sell It All, Run Away. 

    Gotta say Exit Sign is probably my early favorite on the album. I knew he was on the track but as soon as I heard the first couple notes I was like this totally feels like an Illy beat. Wonder if he actually helped write the song or just did the guest vocals. 
  • No CoderNo Coder Brisbane Posts: 1,047
    Saw Tired Lion again on Friday night at the Crowbar in Brisbane. They are fats becoming my favourite Oz band live. They put everything into their shows and have a great interaction with crowd. Sophie does not hold back on vocals at all, I'm surprised she still has a voice at the end of the night.
    2 of the boys from Violent Soho were there (Sophie is with lead singer of Violent Soho and he's produced their latest single). Unfortunately they didn't get up onstage with them, as a cover of Covered in Chrome would have bought the house down!
    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: 4,556
    It's been an 'Hourly, Daily' morning for me again today. It's just one of those records that gives you exactly what you need every time you play it.

    I listened to Dilettantes (the song) earlier too. It's right up there with my favourite Tim Rogers songs, lyrically and vocally.

    "I could never see you in the light
    What chance have I got finding you in shadows?"  
    “Do not postpone happiness”
    (Jeff Tweedy, Sydney 2007)

    “Put yer good money on the sunrise”
    (Tim Rogers)
  • No CoderNo Coder Brisbane Posts: 1,047
    Saw Meg Mac on Saturday night and it was a fantastic show. She can SING!! Her knew songs were all great too.
    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: 3,540
    No Coder said:
    Saw Meg Mac on Saturday night and it was a fantastic show. She can SING!! Her knew songs were all great too.
    Cool! Happy belated anniversary, sounds like you had an awesome night.  
  • No CoderNo Coder Brisbane Posts: 1,047
    No Coder said:
    Saw Meg Mac on Saturday night and it was a fantastic show. She can SING!! Her knew songs were all great too.
    Cool! Happy belated anniversary, sounds like you had an awesome night.  
    Thanks Tash - was a great night out
    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: 1,047
    There's a Brisbane band, WAAX, that I've mentioned previously, but I just can't get enough of them at the moment. They are touring in August, so check them out if you're into it. Here's there last 2 releases - 




    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: 3,540
    No Coder said:
    There's a Brisbane band, WAAX, that I've mentioned previously, but I just can't get enough of them at the moment. They are touring in August, so check them out if you're into it. Here's there last 2 releases - 




    Thanks for posting :) I'll check out some of their other songs. I'm seeing Paul Dempsey in a few weeks, he's playing some new Something for Kate songs, some old stuff and borrowed songs...I'm looking forward to it!
  • No CoderNo Coder Brisbane Posts: 1,047
    No Coder said:
    There's a Brisbane band, WAAX, that I've mentioned previously, but I just can't get enough of them at the moment. They are touring in August, so check them out if you're into it. Here's there last 2 releases - 




    Thanks for posting :) I'll check out some of their other songs. I'm seeing Paul Dempsey in a few weeks, he's playing some new Something for Kate songs, some old stuff and borrowed songs...I'm looking forward to it!
    That will be a great show!! 
    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
  • JT167846JT167846 Posts: 188
    I never had the chance to check out Diorama-something I must do.

    Let There Be Rock is my favourite Oz album. The Living End's first one too. Know this is sacrilege as a Kiwi but Woodface can qualify as despite us claiming Neil as he is one of us Crowded House formed in Oz and Neil was the minority numbers wise I'd see them as ANZAC (a Kiwi is the songwriter after all).

    Saw Jet open for Green Day in Brisbane-they were great and made me enjoy Get Born a lot more.

    A few I'm forgetting I'm sure-need to browse more Hottest 100s to jog my memory!
    Stars are suns to other people.

    Wellington 1998
    London 2007
    Brisbane 2009
    Stockholm 2012
    Amsterdam 1 & 2 2014
    EV Dublin 2017
    Milan 2018
    Padova 2018
    Boston 2 2018
  • No CoderNo Coder Brisbane Posts: 1,047
    JT167846 said:
    I never had the chance to check out Diorama-something I must do.

    Let There Be Rock is my favourite Oz album. The Living End's first one too. Know this is sacrilege as a Kiwi but Woodface can qualify as despite us claiming Neil as he is one of us Crowded House formed in Oz and Neil was the minority numbers wise I'd see them as ANZAC (a Kiwi is the songwriter after all).

    Saw Jet open for Green Day in Brisbane-they were great and made me enjoy Get Born a lot more.

    A few I'm forgetting I'm sure-need to browse more Hottest 100s to jog my memory!
    Let There be Rock is a GREAT Album. They finished being an Oz band for me after Bon passed away.
    Crowded House just know how to put out fantastic songs/albums. I agree, they are an ANZAC band.
    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
  • catefrancescatefrances Posts: 28,999
    Olivavu said:
    Silverchair and Mammal are the best Aussie bands for me.
    aah mammal how i miss thee.. 
    hear my name
    take a good look
    this could be the day
    hold my hand
    lie beside me
    i just need to say
  • catefrancescatefrances Posts: 28,999
    This is fucking fantastic!!  The Hoods never disappoint
    .THUMBS UP. 
    hear my name
    take a good look
    this could be the day
    hold my hand
    lie beside me
    i just need to say
  • redrawredraw Posts: 985
    Looking forward to the new Polish Club album 
    What I've heard so far sounds really good....
    If you  like the Royal Blood 2 piece sound then check them out 
    '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: 1,047
    redraw said:
    Looking forward to the new Polish Club album 
    What I've heard so far sounds really good....
    If you  like the Royal Blood 2 piece sound then check them out 
    I've heard a bit of there stuff and liked it  and really liked there newer song " We Don't care"
    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: 985
    No Coder said:
    redraw said:
    Looking forward to the new Polish Club album 
    What I've heard so far sounds really good....
    If you  like the Royal Blood 2 piece sound then check them out 
    I've heard a bit of there stuff and liked it  and really liked there newer song " We Don't care"
    It's album of the week on triple j at the moment - I really like what I've heard!!!
    Their first album was great as well - might have to catch them when they tour next month...
    '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
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