Best Australian Bands


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81CogCog are an Australian progressive rock band that formed in 1998. Their debut album, The New Normal, was nominated for Triple J's 2005 J Award.

Everybody will find a Cog song they like.

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82Mental As Anything

Who could forget " Hey there you with the sad face, come back to my place and live it up" Blasphemy that they not top 20., HUGE AUSSIE CULT BAND, brilliant live

Totally underrated great rock and no appreciation like they deserve

Amazing for a bunch of clowns. I haven't heard much by them in northern canada but what I did hear I loved especially if you leave me can I come too.

83Weddings Parties Anything

Just the greatest band ever - and the songs are exceptional. Live - sensational!

Hold the record for sold out shows in a row at the Corner Hotel

Probably the best Aussie live band of all time.

84Boy & Bear

Boy and bear are amazing, I went to their concert in the opera house and thousands were there. the are so funny and fantastic

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The best band Aussie music would never be the same without the phil Jamison rocks

Some great early teen angst rock followed by the crafty poppier tracks of their latter years

86The Screaming Tribesmen

At The Mountain Of Madness - will always be a jewel in the crown of aussie music.

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God I love Spiderbait, found them through I heart radio last year along with Cold Chisel, love both, but Black Betty was what sold me on these guys, great band, more Americans need to listen to them, along with allot of others on this list! And by the way I think their cover of Black Betty is better then the original, which I heard after theirs, and now can't remember who the original artist was, laugh out loud!

Spiderbait. Their cover of Black Betty is fantastic. It got me to listen to their other stuff. I soon found out that their music was not limited to one style. What a great and refreshing find they were, when I discovered their music.

I can't believe it took me so long to discover this group. Love them.

Great band. Deserve a place in this list

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89Baby Animals

Best rock singer ever!

90The Drones
91Paul Kelly and the Coloured Girls

Paul has so many reincarnations, so many bands, this is not an accurate representation of his BRILLIANCE!

Brilliant singer Paul Kelly! Lyrics with real meaning, great commentator.

The best song writer, story teller and poet by far

Paul Kelly, an Australian living legend


Great run of singles in the mid-80s with Grace, Bernie and the team.. Pop/soul perfection and them playing live.. ABSOLUTLEY

93Little Birdy
94Cut Copy
96The Black Sorrows

One of the most versatile bands in the world, they can play almost any style. Joe Camilleri is a soulful genius. Great band is an understatement.

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97Sticky Fingers

I love them! Honestly they are the best band ever, the energy, the good vibes! They are incredible.

Their music, their lifestyle, their everything, love it!

The best band in Australia right now

98The Avalanches

Since I Left You is a masterpiece & a huge party at the same time. Wildflower was a solid comeback. - djpenquin999

99The Wild Cherries

Birth of Aussie garage music. They played it loud.

100MortificationMortification is an Australian Christian extreme metal band which was formed in 1987 as a heavy metal group, Lightforce, by mainstay Steve Rowe on bass guitar and vocals.
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