Your Top Ten Favourite Australian Albums If You Were Stuck On A Deserted Island

A variation on the other thread…this time, I want you to pick your top ten Australian Albums

Face To Face - The Angels
Murder Ballads - Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
Of Skins & Hearts - The Church
Cold Chisel - Cold Chisel
Gossip - Paul Kelly & The Coloured Girls
Short Note - Matt Finish
Blue Sky Mining - Midnight Oil
Neon Ballroom - Silverchair
Living In The 70s - Skyhooks
The Big Don’t Argue - Weddings Parties Anything

This seemed harder than the other list…

Oh man…Gossip and 10-1, obv.
After that I’ll have to think.
One for the morning.

Underground lovers = dream it down
You am I = sound as ever
Ben lee = awake is the new sleep
Hunters and collectors = human frailty
Falling joys = wish list
Beasts of bourbon = low road
Hoodoo gurus = blow your cool
Hard ons = yummy
Died pretty = trace
Ed kueper = today wonder

  • bonus the best of the easybeats

Trying to limit myself to one album per band…

Frenzal Rhomb - A Man is Not a Camel
The Living End - The Living End
Bodyjar - How it Works
Jebediah - Slightly Odway
Silverchair - Neon Ballroom
Gyroscope - Sound Shattering Sound
Regurgitator - Unit
AC/DC - Back in Black
Hunters and Collectors - Human Frailty
Powderfinger - Odyssey Number Five

hmm Aussie AUssie Aussie -

Scarymother - Tai Laeo
INXS - Kick
Regurgitator - Tu Plang
Midnight Oil - Blue Sky Mining
Silverchair - Diorama
Hunters and Collectors - Human Frailty
You Am I – Hi Fi Way
The Avalanches – Since I Left You
The Church – Starfish
The Cruel Sea – The Honeymoon Is Over

Van Halen - Fair Warning
Van Halen - Van Halen
Montrose - Montrose
GNR - Appetite For Destruction
Van Halen - 5150
Aerosmith - Rocks
Ozzy - Blizzard Of Oz
GNR - Lies
Ozzy - No More Tears
Cold Chisel - Circus Animals

Mine would most likely be a combination of Lord, Dungeon, Pendulum and Parkway Drive unless someone can recommend me some more Aussie metal bands lol

Great Australian bands there

  1. Place Without a Postcard - Midnight Oil
  2. Sleepless EP - Ups & Downs
  3. Stoneage Romeos - Hoodoo Gurus
  4. Penny Century - The Clouds
  5. Gossip - Paul Kelly & The Coloured Girls
  6. Icehouse - Icehouse (nee Flowers)
  7. Born Again - Boom Crash Opera (wasn’t actually released but what-the-hey, it’s excellent!)
  8. LoveBuzz - The Hummingbirds
  9. Together Alone - Crowded House (can we claim them?)
  10. The Pleasure Of Your Company - Models

Honourable mentions:
Self-titled - The Sunnyboys
10…1 - Midnight Oil
Doughboy Hollow - Died Pretty
A Song Is A City - Eskimo Joe
Hi-Fi Way - You Am I

Mine would most likely be a combination of Lord, Dungeon, Pendulum and Parkway Drive unless someone can recommend me some more Aussie metal bands lol

Thy Art Is Murder
King Parrot
Aversions Crown

The Triffids - Born Sandy Devotional
Hoodoo Gurus - Stoneage Romeos
The Birthday Party - Prayers On Fire
The Saints - Eternally Yours
The Go-Betweens - Before Hollywood
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Tender Prey
Midnight Oil - 10-1
Hunters And Collectors - s/t
Hard-Ons - Yummy
The Meanies - Come’n’See


Yep. Worthy list.

Top 10 Favorite Australian Albums.

  1. 10,9,8,7,6,5,4,3,2,1, - Midnight Oil.

  2. Hunters & Collectors – Self Titled Debut.

  3. Honey Steals Gold – Ed Keupper.

  4. The Good Son – Nick Cave.

  5. Out Of Mind, Out Of Sight - Models.

  6. The Swing – INXS.

  7. Wide Open – Khavas Jute.

  8. Diesel & Dust – Midnight Oil.

  9. Doughboy Hollow – Died Pretty.

  10. A Song For Tooley – Headband.

Darn you swoodley! shakes fist…and your near impossible, but very interesting and fun, tasks that you set us to do hear on the Blitz.

After much procrastination and many endless,sleepless nights, here is what I’ve compiled.

In no particular order…apart from the first one, here goes…

  1. Clouds - Penny Century
  2. Ian Moss - Matchbook
  3. Superjesus - Sumo
  4. The Verses - Seasons
  5. Weddings, Parties, Anything - Roaring Days
  6. Motorace - Five Star Laundry
  7. The Whitlams - Eternal Nightcap
  8. Eskimo Joe - A Song Is A City
  9. Something For Kate - Echolalia
  10. The Badloves - Get On Board

And a list of the ones that I couldn’t, but wanted to squeeze into it.

  1. AC/DC - Highway To Hell, Back In Black
  2. Alex Lloyd - Black The Sun, Watching Angels Mend
  3. ALPINE - A is for ALPINE
  4. Big Heavy Stuff - Size of the Ocean
  5. Birds Of Tokyo - Day One, Universes
  6. Briggs - The Blacklist, Sheplife
  7. Cold Chisel - Twentieth Century
  8. The Cruel Sea - The Honeymoon Is Over
  9. Dan Sultan - Blackbird, Homemade Biscuits
  10. Divinyls - What A Life
  11. DZ Deathrays - Black Rat
  12. Eskimo Joe - Girl, Black Fingernails, Red Wine, Inshalla, Ghosts of the Past
  13. Flight Facilities - Down To Earth
  14. Hoodoo Gurus - Stoneage Romeos, Mars Needs Guitars, Magnum ■■■ Louder, Blow Your Cool
  15. Jimmy Barnes - Freight Train Heart
  16. INXS - Shabooh Shoobah, The Swing, Listen Like Thieves, Kick
  17. MagicDirt - What Are Rockstars Doing Today?
  18. Midnight Oil - 10-1, Red Sails in the Sunset, Diesel and Dust, Blue Sky Mining
  19. Boom Crash Opera - Boom Crash Opera, These Here Are Crazy Times
  20. Paul Dempsey - Shotgun Karaoke
  21. Paul Kelly - Gossip, Under The Sun
  22. Powderfinger - Odessey Number Five
  23. Regurgitator - Tu-Plang, Eduardo and Rodriguez Wage War on T Wrecks
  24. San Cisco - Gracetown
  25. Screaming Jets - All For One
  26. Something For Kate - Beautiful Sharks, The Official Fiction
  27. Superjesus - Eight Step Rail EP, The Jet Age
  28. Tame Impala - Currents
  29. TIDDAS - Sing About Life
  30. Waikiki - I’m Already Home
  31. Weddings, Parties, Anything - Scorn of the Women, Difficult Loves

You Am I - Hourly Daily (found the hifi way lp inside the cover too!)
The Easybeats - It’s 2 Easy
Even - Less is More
Tame Impala - Lonerisn
Custard - Wisenheimer
Midnight Juggernauts - Dystopia
Powderfinger - Internationalist
The Triffids - Born Sandy Devotional
The Saints - (I’m) Stranded
The Loved Ones - The Loved Ones’ Magic Box

Hard work!

Midnight oil 10, 9,8,7,6,5,4,3,2,1
There you go. Pity they were to lazy to name them.

Why does it seem like I have more Australian albums to choose from than Australian and international albums put together?

This was really difficult (but fun), here’s mine (in no order):

10-1 - Midnight Oil
Big Name, No Blanket - Warumpi Band
(I’m) Stranded - The Saints
The Angels Greatest - The Angels
The Living End - The Living End
Ego is not a dirty word - Skyhooks
Mars need guitars - Hoodoo Gurus
Tribal Voice - Yothu Yindi
Gossip - Paul Kelly and the Coloured Girls

Ah damn, I just realised I left Great Truckin’ Songs Of The Renaissance out of my ten. I’d better swim back.