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Top One Hundred Albums In Australia

Australia: Land of the Guitar, the Drum Kit, the Male Vocalist, and that Pink Floyd Album I Never Liked..

I do, however, quite like Jeff Buckley's Grace, which came in at number two.



1–10

Pink Floyd — Dark Side Of The Moon
Jeff Buckley — Grace
Radiohead — Ok Computer
The Beatles — Abbey Road
The Beatles — Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
Nirvana — Nevermind
Led Zeppelin — Led Zeppelin 4
Red Hot Chili Peppers — Blood Sugar Sex Magik (EDIT: Except that I really like the song, 'Under the Bridge'. But the rest of the album is rubbish.)
Meat Loaf — Bat Out Of Hell
U2 — The Joshua Tree

11–20

Pink Floyd — Wish You Were Here
The Beatles — The Beatles - White Album
The Beatles — Revolver
Pink Floyd — The Wall
Radiohead — The Bends (EDIT: But I quite like 'My Iron Lung'.)
Neil Diamond — Hot August Night
Neil Young — Harvest
Carole King — Tapestry
Pearl Jam — Ten
Fleetwood Mac — Rumours

21–30

Tool — Aenima (EDIT: Depends on the day, really.)
Bob Dylan — Blood On The Tracks
Midnight Oil — 10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1
Silverchair — Diorama
AC/DC — Back In Black
The Clash — London Calling
The Whitlams — Eternal Nightcap
Queen — A night at the Opera
The Pixies — Doolittle
Missy Higgins — The Sound Of White

31–40

Paul Simon — Graceland
Anthony Callea — Anthony Callea
U2 — Achtung Baby
David Bowie — Ziggy Stardust and the spiders from Mars
Radiohead — Kid A
The Beatles — Rubber Soul
The Stone Roses — Stone Roses
Wolfmother — Wolfmother
Oasis — What's The Story Morning Glory
Tool — Lateralus

41–50

Coldplay — A Rush of Blood to the Head (EDIT: As if you could feel a strong emotion in relation to Coldplay. They exist on your ambivalence.)
Bob Dylan — Highway 61
Sex Pistols — Never Mind the Bollocks
Van Morrison — Astral Weeks
The Living End — The Living End
The Strokes — Is this It?
Silverchair — Neon Ballroom
The Eagles — Hotel California
The Smiths — The Queen Is Dead
You Am I — Hourly Daily

51–60

The Cure — Disintegration
Bob Dylan — Blonde On Blonde (EDIT: I've just never bought a Bob Dylan album.)
Lou Reed — Transformer
Bruce Springsteen — Born To Run
Red Hot Chili Peppers — Californication
Metallica — Master of Puppets
Cat Stevens — Tea for the Tillerman
R.E.M — Automatic For The People
Muse — Absolution
Joni Mitchell — Blue

61–70

Prince — Purple Rain
ABBA — Arrival
Elton John — Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
Dire Straits — Brothers In Arms
Miles Davis — Kind of Blue
Cold Chisel — East (EDIT: I actually have no idea what's on this album. I'm striking this for all those times I've been in a pub, and some bastard has played Cold Chisel. You fucks all deserve to die.)
The Smashing Pumpkins — Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness (EDIT: There's some really cool tracks on these albums, but lets face it, it didn't need to be two albums. Just one.)
The Who — Who's Next
Yes — Close To The Edge
Deep Purple — Machine Head

71–80

Rage Against The Machine — Rage Against The Machine
Green Day — American Idiot
Guns N Roses — Appetite For Destruction
INXS — Kick
David Bowie — Hunky Dory
The Smashing Pumpkins — Siamese Dream
Def Leppard — Hysteria
Foo Fighters — The Colour and The Shape
U2 — Rattle and Hum
Delta Goodrem — Innocent Eyes

81–90

John Farnham — Whispering Jack (EDIT: I am having very painful childhood flashbacks right now.)
You Am I — Hi Fi Way
Darren Hayes — The Tension & The Spark
Crowded House — Woodface
Live — Throwing Copper (EDIT: Again, depends on the day.)
Nine Inch Nails — The Downward Spiral
Massive Attack — Blue Lines
Led Zeppelin — Led Zeppelin 2
Mike Oldfield — Tubular Bells
Radio Birdman — Radios Appear

91–100

Ben Folds Five — Whatever and Ever Amen
Crowded House — Crowded House
Powderfinger — Vulture Street
The Killers — Hot Fuss
The Rolling Stones — Sticky Fingers
Silverchair — Frogstomp
Queens Of The Stone Age — Songs For The Deaf
Portishead — Dummy
Soundgarden — Superunknown
The Velvet Underground & Nico — The Velvet Underground & Nico

And, as an optional, ten albums I would have liked to have seen there:

Tom Waits - Rain Dogs
Beasts of Bourbon - Low Life
The Herd - The Sun Never Sets
A Silver Mt. Zion - Born into Trouble as the Sparks Fly Upward
The Cruel Sea - The Honeymoon is Over
The Stooges - Fun House
Linda Perry - In Flight
the Jesus and Mary Chain - Darklands
Art of Fighting - Wires
Godspeed You Black Emperor! - Lift Yr Skinny Fists Like Antennas

No particular order, and you know, tomorrow, I'm sure it'll change. I can already think of the Flaming Lips, the Drones, about three or four other Tom Waits albums...

Comments

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detritus2099
Dec. 3rd, 2006 02:33 pm (UTC)
I seem to be detecting a dislike of The Beatles
benpeek
Dec. 3rd, 2006 10:00 pm (UTC)
every time i hear the beatles, a thousand commericals go through my head.
frogworth
Dec. 3rd, 2006 02:40 pm (UTC)
(EDIT: Except that I really like the song, 'Under the Bridge'. But the rest of the album is rubbish.)

Er... You like the kinda sucky song on an album full of stone-cold classics? I'm schoqued (not really, but hey... we have interesting overlaps and underlaps, and I'll post my own response to this dumbass list soon.)
benpeek
Dec. 3rd, 2006 09:57 pm (UTC)
i just don't dig the chilli peppers. who knows why? taste ;)

it's a pretty boring list, really, but i was impressed by your hate of the old bob dylan. it might rival my beatles hate.
ataxi
Dec. 3rd, 2006 09:13 pm (UTC)
This list needs a category "liked it once, now can't fucking stand it" or at least some way of indicating transitions between categories. Maybe format changes in the middle of album titles :-)

You need to get some Smiths in you as well. It's not compulsory to like it, but eh. You should at least have heard The Queen Is Dead.
benpeek
Dec. 3rd, 2006 10:02 pm (UTC)
i've heard some of the smiths. i've heard stuff from every artist up there, actually, but a lot of them i just haven't bothered with following back some more.

and yeah, it does need a i liked it once and then you used it in every commercial and movie and now it's ruined choice.
ataxi
Dec. 3rd, 2006 11:42 pm (UTC)
This list is insane really. It's such an overwhelmingly male, overwhelmingly rock-oriented list. I mean, I listen to predominantly male artists, predominantly rock music and even I'm scared by the apparent bias of this list.
ataxi
Dec. 3rd, 2006 11:44 pm (UTC)
Oh, and it's an incredibly white list as well. There's exactly one non-white artist on there by my count.
benpeek
Dec. 3rd, 2006 11:55 pm (UTC)
yeah, it's a pretty bad list for all of that. the first thing i noticed was the male, rock driven thing.
angriest
Dec. 4th, 2006 02:08 am (UTC)
Oh how I loathe Kid A. Amnesiac was even worse - one of those hideous moments where a previously sensational band crawled desperately up its own arse becoming an ouroboros of self-inflicted "art". For more information, see anything by Bjork after Post.
benpeek
Dec. 4th, 2006 02:42 am (UTC)
heh. KID A is my favourite of the radiohead albums. AMNESIAC kinda blows, yeah, and HAIL TO THE THIEF was nothing flash, but i dig KID A. the solo album from thom yorke has grown on me a lot, tho.
tillianion
Dec. 4th, 2006 08:50 am (UTC)
Well, you could pretty much reverse your list and that would be mine :)

But that aside... Anthony Callea made the list? What the f*^k? I thought ABC followers had BRAINS!!!!
benpeek
Dec. 4th, 2006 11:27 am (UTC)
no, it's not the ABC that;s the problem. it's australia. we suck. we suck big time.
tillianion
Dec. 5th, 2006 03:12 am (UTC)
Well, the evidence is there, Anthony Callea, Shannon Noll, Naomi Robson, John Howard continually getting re-elected...

No, Ben Peek, I refuse to let you drag me into your world. I love Australia. Australians are terrific. Aussie, Aussie, Aussie, Oi, Oi, Oi!
benpeek
Dec. 5th, 2006 03:54 am (UTC)
you do know that's a skinhead chant, don't you?

:)
tillianion
Dec. 5th, 2006 04:29 am (UTC)
Well, you know, you can take the girl out of Western Sydney...

Go Penrif!
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