10 Favourite Albums Ever - IN ORDER


I’d imagine that’d be worth a quid.
One of my greatest regrets is not sneaking LMW when she was 16 into the Corner to what I assumed was just a gig, but turned out to be them playing this album in reverse order.
And of course I didn’t have the heart to go without her.

‘We were once so close to heaven
Peter came out and gave us medals
Declaring us the nicest
Of the damned’

How perfect is that?
There’s a real…understanding of corporate slavery on this album.
The meaningless of it.
Minimum Wage, of course, but the (plastic, of course) Morricone style epicness speaks of the wild adventure into the unknown to come, Hearing Aid, Someone Keeps Moving My Chair is the weird guy from Office Space’s theme song.
I really, really could go on.

Edit: And yes, Birdhouse. Just…musically a brilliant track, but that it’s a love song from a nightlight to a child complete with a backstory for the friggin’ nightlight…I mean, the lengths he’s gone to in exploring what an odd concept that is to begin with…

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I was fortunate enough to see them at the National Theatre in St Kilda, around the time of Flood (1990?) Back then, it was just the two Johns playing a variety of instruments to backing tracks. At one point (it may even have been during Hot Cha) they came off the stage and had virtually the whole audience following them as a big conga-line - into the aisles, out to the foyer then back into auditorium again.

A great show, and of course it had all their very best material from their first three albums, and the early B-sides compilation (including She’s An Angel my personal favourite of theirs…)


She’s an Angel is wonderful.
Nothing’s Going to Change My Clothes.
I don’t know why, but Boat of Car always appealed to me too, from their early stuff.
I think it would fit okay on that album.

Sorry, I’m off again.
‘Now it’s over, I’m dead
And and I haven’t done anything that I want
Or I’m still alive
And there’s nothing I want to do’

Edit: sigh The sly dig at consumerism in I Want A Rock…

  1. White Album - Beatles
  2. The Mollusk - Ween
  3. Paul’s Boutique - Beastie Boys
  4. End Hits - Fugazi
  5. California - Mr Bungle
  6. Sign O’ The Times - Prince
  7. At Action Park - Shellac
  8. Hunky Dory - David Bowie
  9. Selfless - Godflesh
  10. Mellow Gold - Beck

Very hard. Changes from day to day.


I like The White Album and SOTT, but…they both seem so themeless.
SOTT sounds as conflicted and…fragmented as the White Album, and that’s just one guy.

Edit: I feel the same way about Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me.
Great…collection of songs, but Disintegration and even Wish…feel like better albums to me.

Edit: Lol. Listening to Disintegration now.


That’s exactly what I love about them. Would go into more detail but have to off to work.



Rubber Soul - The Beatles
Exile on Main Street - Rolling Stones
Forever Changes - Love
Big Star - Big Star
The La’s - The La’s
The Stone Roses - The Stone Roses
The Blue Album - Weezer
Hourly Daily - You Am I
Cold Roses - Ryan Adams
Up the Bracket - The Libertines

Not a big fan of compilation albums, but would have to be a bowie/t rex one


Just Australian Bands,
Radio Songs
Crawl File
Enz of the Enz

They’re pretty good.
Alchemy is an amazing live album.
Internationally, Red, Blue, Queen’s Greatest Hits…

So many more…


And I’m ready to fight anyone who thinks Momentary Lapse is a better album than KAOS.


And I’m ready to fight anyone who says Split Enz are Australian!


They haven’t embarrassed themselves, so they’re Australian.
If they did, they’d be New Zealanders.

Edit: Kinda hard to claim them with tracks like Kia Kaha, though.
Edit: Edit: Having said that…what did they call the Australian release of that album? Pretty sneaky.


Fark, this is hard…how am I supposed to just pick 10?

  1. Led Zeppelin IV - Led Zeppelin
  2. Dark Passion Play - Nightwish
  3. Disintegration - The Cure
  4. Dark Side Of The Moon - Pink Floyd
  5. One More From The Road - Lynyrd Skynyrd
  6. Comalies - Lacuna Coil
  7. The Joshua Tree - U2
  8. A Farewell To Kings - Rush
  9. The Sickness - Disturbed
  10. Sabbath ■■■■■■ Sabbath - Black Sabbath


Will you accept your second class status
A nation of waitresses and waiters



Faith No More - King for a day
The Stone Roses - The Stone Roses
Doves - Lost Souls
Jarvis Cocker - Jarvis
Motor Ace - Animal
The Go-Betweens - 16 Lovers Lane
Jebediah - Slightly Oddway
Tex, Don and Charlie - You don’t know lonely
You Am I - Hourly Daily
Soundgarden - Superunkown

Took me 10 minutes to chose my favourite Tex Perkins album, but I went with my favourite right now.


Yay for TDC


Love the guitar solo in Poisoned Estuary Jam on Dan Kelly’s album.


Destroyer - KISS
Born In The USA - Bruce Springsteen
Tiny Music… Songs from the Vatican Gift Shop - Stone Temple Pilots
Nimrod - Green Day
The Colour and the Shape - Foo Fighters
Collective Soul - Collective Soul
Brothers In Arms - Dire Straits
Still Got The Blues - Gary Moore
Car Button Cloth - The Lemonheads


Oh, I like this.
Distinct lack of shame in loving huge albums.


Absolutely. I don’t have time for shenanigans.


Muse - Black Holes & Revelations
Kanye West - My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
You Am I - Hourly Daily
Led Zeppelin - IV
The Darkness - Permission To Land
Oasis - What’s The Story Morning Glory
Blink 182 - Dude Ranch
The Living End - The Living End
Nas - Illmatic
U2 - Joshua Tree

-edit- the no compilations etc rule pushes Metallica’s S&M out of #3 on my list