Thursday, June 16, 2011

Top Ten Australian Albums

Look over there everybody, it's the ALP party line

I was having a discussion via email with Perseus about all time best Australian albums. This was instigated as a result of my accidental stumbling over the Triple J top Australian album list as voted by the industry, while perusing the ABC website.

Here is that list.

Perseus retorted with his own list, which I will boldly publish below without his consent:

Tender Prey - Nick cave
10,9,8,7,6,5,4,3,2,1 - Midnight Oil
(I'm) Stranded - The Saints
X-Aspirations - X
Black Milk - Beasts of Bourbon
Living in the 70s - Skyhooks
Great Truckin' Songs of the Renaissance - TISM
Hit Me With the Surreal feel - Kim Salmon
Prayers on Fire - Birthday Party
No More Shall We Part - Nick Cave

Chagrined, I retorted with my own list:

10,9,8,7,6,5,4,3,2,1 - Midnight Oil
Place Without a Postcard - Midnight Oil
No More Shall We Part - Nick Cave
Murder Ballads - Nick Cave
Sound As Ever - You Am I
(I'm) Stranded - The Saints
Gossip - Paul Kelly & The Coloured Girls
Stoneage Romeos - Hoodoo Gurus
Night of the Wolverine - Dave Graney and the Coral Snakes
Human Frailty - Hunters & Collectors
The Honeymoon is Over - The Cruel Sea

Goodness, these were crazy times:


Ramon Insertnamehere said...

No Go-Betweens!?

Lewd Bob said...

Sorry for the delayed response. I fell asleep when you mentioned the Go-Betwe....

Anonymous said...

Are these lists in any particular order?

Ramon Insertnamehere said...

You're a rock-pig, Bob.

Lewd Bob said...

Alex, Perseus's is, mine isn't.

Anonymous said...

Cheers, Bob. Ascending or descending? And is there one on your list that you'd describe as "the best"? Y'know, since we're comparing lists and all.

Lewd Bob said...

Perseus's is ascending...hang on, it goes 1 to 10. Yeah, ascending.

Mine is random and I can't name a best, it would change every week. (But this week maybe No More Shall We Part)

Anonymous said...

I can't name a best, it would change every week

The agony of list-writing, eh?

Perseus said...

I'd like to add apologies to my list: AC/DC, Hoodoo Gurus, Drones, Radio Birdman, Loved Ones, Easybeats and Wa Wa Nee.

Ramon: The Go-Betweens, The Reels and The Triffids: The Emperor is wearing no clothes.

Perseus said...

Fucken cheat Bob - your list has 11! Either I get another one (Dirty Deeds by AC/DC) or you have to take one out.

Puss In Boots said...

I don't know about 10 albums, but my list would definitely included Gotye's Like Drawing Blood.

Lewd Bob said...

Fucken cheat Bob

Nobody else noticed, you complete bastard.

patchouligirl said...

Yeah I don't think you can have such a list without AC/DC on it. I'd also include a Powderfinger album.