Best Australian Bands
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The Top Ten
. . . I'm going to pretend "The Young Modern" never happened and vote Silverchair for best Australian band.
Their music got me through tough times and let me know I wasn't the only that felt that way. His voice is AMAZING, I hope they put out more albums cause I'm in love with that band. WE LOVE YOU SILVERCHAIR
What... Get real... This is the best Aussie band ever... Without any doubt... Daniel Johns's a genius... The bands just perfect...More comments about Silverchair
AMAZING BAND! Absolutely awesome to see live! Not to mention how incredible Chris Cheney is at playing guitar
From great simple songs to insane ones like "Carry Me Home", The Living End has done it all! Bloody brilliant!
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Strongly think this band should be listed higher. A band can only be judged in its own time frame. Midnight Oil was hugely important in its time, and references to it and its songs are still being made in political and social circles.
Maybe not the highest in popular appeal, the Oils have to rank at the top in terms of musical content and body of work. Great lyrics, lots of albums, awesome in concert-what more could you ask for?
Having seen 7 of the top 10 live in the states, there is not another band that comes close to the power of Midnight Oil. INXS was really good and Crowded House was very good live too. AC DC is probably the worst of the 7 that I've seen.More comments about Midnight Oil
Amazing song writting! anyone who needs good quallity music with feeling should get to know their music!
Craig Nicholls was what rock music needed back when Highly Evolved came out and he has since become Australia's most inspiring musician, in my opinion.
paulvrocMore comments about Cold Chisel
What? Eskimo Joe not in the top 10?! They have produced extrmeley magnificent pieces of music... And are way better than most of the bands on this list!
They rock the mostest... Really good band... Black fingernails read wine is one of the greatest albums like ever bro... It's up there as my favorites out of about 600 albums I own...
Their album 'Ishalla' just gives me goosebumps as to how good they are. They have such an interesting way as to how they create their songs and I think they have incredible music talent. Alternative rock is one of if not the best genre of music.More comments about Eskimo Joe
Rose Tattoo NEVER TOO LOUD is easily the best Australian hard rock album in my opinion, every song is gold
I swear I started thinking that my browser search was not working when I did not find Rose Tattoo in the list. They are one of the most influential bands in Aussie rock history!
ronlunaMore comments about Savage Garden
Hilltop are the best musicians in the world. There is not one song of theirs that you cpuld not possibly like.. I Love It, Chase That Feeling & The Nosebleed Section are the best songs of all time.
Not sure if they are exactly a band, but they are the musicians in my opinion
Best early dnb. Hold your colour was am album passed down by god himself.
This should AT LEAST be in the top 10.
I was so sad when they said there won't be any more
live tours ;_;. BRING PENDULUM BACK!
One of the best bands ever. I always love their songs. They were one of the best musicians in their time. One of my dreams is being in one of their live concerts will never come true!
Stack fans! Let's see how high we can get Short Stack on this list... Who knows, maybe the boys will see it and realize we still love them! :)
Amazing band! Wish they hadn't broken up! Maybe they could get back together on day?
Short Stack are definitely the best. They have the catchiest tunes and are al SMOKIN'!
Vote for Short Stack and Keep the Faith Alive!
You, my friend are sorely insane. Their old stuff is CLEARLY THE AWESOMEST. You can't go much better than The Shake, Black Dress, Do Do's and Whoa Oh's and Anger is the Brand New Thing. Btw, NEVER put 'pop tunes' and kisschasy in the same sentence ever again. kisschasy (because they are legends) deserve better than that. their songs actually mean something. they're not just the crap you hear on the radio. they're the real thing.
Go Darren and Joel..soz to the others but i cant remember ur names! Love the new album...much better now these guys are rock rather than the ballads/pop tunes on the old album.
I am a Super Hooks Fan my Favourite band, Probably not number one but top
Five for Originality, Songs about our time, Shirls voice, and how they influenced teens of the 70's
You can't take me anywhere ill strip down to my underwear if you vote for this band to be higher!
Dude, 'What's my scene', 'Come Anytime', 'Miss Freelove', 'My Girl', are all classics, and their new album is awesome, they should be way higher that 20!
"It's a very nice band"?! Dude, these guys are awesome!
Every time one of their songs comes on to the radio, I stop what I'm doing and listen to the song. Love their music!
21?! Really? These guys should be FAR higher!
Travesty that they are not in the top ten. These guys are one of the best bands ever - Australian or not. They just never got the commercial success to match the quality of their music.
Formed in 1980 and still going strong. These guys deserve to be in the top 10. I wish radio stations would actually play tracks from their 'current' albums (After Everything Now this, Forget Yourself, Uninvited Like The Clouds, Untitled #23) instead of 'rehashing' Under The Milky Way' all the time. A good song but they've produced others as good as, or better than this since Starfish.
With this great band w/Steve Kilbey, Peter Koppes, Marty Wilson-Piper and Tim Powles have made a diffence and took over the world w/Under The Milky Way!
they were on the suite life of zach and cody. thats where i fell in love with them.
Best thing to come out of Australia recently. Alternate rock at it's best!
Great tunes just before you go on a motor bike ride. Love it. Good fast sounds
A band that has had success via touring with Cog, but still an awesome band on their on respect. With great progresive rock sound. And an unique sound. A band to look out for.
Listen To Holy Grail
On this list Hunters and Collectors are certainly above the bottom five.
And it's minimum quantity, not quality when a word count is involved.
rachelcarrMore comments about The Angels
Are you kidding me?!
They should be in the top 5 to say the least!
AC/DC surely is the greatest export, but Karnivool is not so far behind!
I don't normally fall in love with an album in the first hearing, but Themata is an exception!
All their songs, esp, in their own tuning are brilliant!
Ian Kenny's voice is something out of the world!
You can just sit and admire his voice!
And their stage presence is awesome!
They let the crowd do whatever they want, even take very close up pictures of them.
Brilliant band to say the least.
Themata and Sound Awake are must listen Albums
Karnivool is the greatest band I've ever heard? Every note that they hit is the right one, and every groove they make is infectious. Many consider them to be a progressive rock or metal band, but I disagree. They are just... Karnivool. In their music, they have actually created their own genre. It's almost like a jazz-infused progressive rock with a side or perfection. The only band that is somewhat near to Karnivool is another Australian band, sleepmakeswaves, but Karnivool is king! Themata, the first album, is brilliant, but the follow-up, Sound Awake, is phenomenal work, and is nothing short of a masterpiece. No other progressive band in the world can match the sheer musical brilliance of this group of musicians. Karnivool is a religion.
I can't believe karnivool are ranked so low. As musicians they are absolutely brilliant. Their syncopation and rhythm is perfect, and they write terrific songs songs too. They are Australia's answer to Tool, and produce some of the best progressive music I've ever heard. They are disgracefully underrated and underexposed, and their Sound Awake album is just unbelievably good. Oh and, one of the best band names everr
Aussie crawl should be top ten. Errol, boys light up, reckless, downhearted, things don't seem, beautiful people, oh no not you again. Cold chisel has been forgotten as well and should be higher up the list.
Come on and Better best rock songs. Deserve to be in top ten. Dave Gleeson ROCKS!
At The Mountain Of Madness - will always be a jewel in the crown of aussie music.
they taught us how to do it.
Birth of Aussie garage music. They played it loud.
One of the greats along with Australian Crawl. Should definitely be much higher up. Australian music is the best out there.
The best band ever! I recomend BIG BAD NOISE: is the best album I ever heard.. And midnight sun have also many powerful songs! AUSSIE HARD PUB ROCK and the best!
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Updated Wednesday, May 22, 2013