Monday, September 15, 2008

Rock Revival's Top Best 20 Aussie Albums of All Time


1 The Saints - I'm Stranded (1977)
Incredible punk to rival anything British

2 Hunters & Collectors – Human Frailty (1986)
Remember seeing them at Selinas so many times

3 Midnight Oil - 10,9,8,7,6,5,4,3,2,1 (1982)
An essential album, no adolescence was worth having without it

4 Sunnyboys – Sunnyboys (1981)
Brilliant angst riddled garage punk

5 Billy Thorpe and The Aztecs - Live at Sunbury (1972)
The master at work

6 AC/DC - Back In Black (1980)
Life after Bon was still worth having

7 Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - The Good Son (1990)
More gothic that the Cure thats for sure

8 Bee Gees - Odessa (1969)
The best psychedelic pop album ever ?

9 Cold Chisel – East (1980)
Working mans blues/rock

10 AC/DC - Highway To Hell (1980)
No comment needed.

11 Paul Kelly & The Coloured Girls (1986) – Gossip
Australia's Bob Dylan, sometimes better....

12 The Triffids - Born Sandy Devotional (1986)
Indie folk-rock at it's finest

13 Little River Band - Sleeper Catcher (1978)
MOR soft rock, but in a brilliant way

14 Rose Tattoo - Rose Tattoo(1978)
Yobbo-rock!

15 Beasts of Bourbon - the Low Road(1991)
Dirty blues masterpiece

16 Buffalo - Volcanic Rock (1973)
Proto-stoner-rock

17 The Go-Betweens - 16 Lovers Lane (1988)
Uni-rock at it's finest

18 Wolmother Debut (2006)
Sons of Buffalo

19 Skyhooks – Living in the 70’s (1974)
Aussies own Glam-rock kings

20 Men At Work – Business As Usual (1981)
Cliche yes, excellent, yes

1 comment:

The RIpple Effect said...

Good list, but I'll find fault with the exclusion of any Hoodoo Gurus (Stoneage Romeo is a classic, as is Mars Needs Guitars), Angels Face to Face. What about Icehouse, Spy V Spy, and Mental as Anything? More AC/DC could also make the list. The Oils Diesel and Dust is a fabulous album (forget the hits, it's still a strong album) as is the underated Earth and Sun and Moon.

I know, I know, totally arbitrary, but, then I am.