Best Australian Bands

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The Top Ten

1 AC/DC AC/DC AC/DC are a Australian hard rock band, formed in November 1973 by brothers Malcolm and Angus Young, who continued as members until Malcolm's illness and departure in 2014 . They were fronted by Bon Scott until his untimely death due to alcohol poisoning in 1979, after which they hired Brian Johnson ...read more.

AC/DC's 1980 album Back In Black currently stands at the #2 all-time highest selling albums... Ever. Being that the #1 spot is occupied by an American, I would say this is good enough reason to convince anyone AC/DC is Australia's #1 band... Oh, they are also in the record books as Australia's #1 export, never fallen into the "where are they now" category, never had an album that didn't produce two or 3 chart makers, let alone have never had an album go out of print that became impossible to find for a while. Not to mention, not many bands could compete with having created so many memorable and classic rock anthems and riffs. Even Deep Purple only have TWO of those, and most people don't even know Black Knight without hearing it.

Yep. They're number 1 ozzie band. And they are still going strong.

AC/DC are easily the best band to come out of Australia saw them live in Melbourne last february and there is nothing like it they are just simply amazing

Acdc is awesome my favourite is back in black

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2 INXS INXS INXS were an Australian rock and pop band, formed as The Farriss Brothers in 1977 in Sydney, New South Wales.

I Highly agree... their music mix of POP/FUNK/R&B/ROCK genres reached the most tastes of all music lovers worldwide and MH had one of the top 5 Rock Vocal ranges ever... I love AC/DC but have to categorize them as Hard/Heavy Metal Rock. For all that, I would have to put INXS at # 1!

I discovered INXS with the video of the song 'Need You Tonite' and never, ever stopped listening to them. Michael Hutchence was the best ever Rock singer to walk planet Earth. Great voice, sensuous - he had it all and and he left it all to soon. Every member of the band performs well. Their song 'Never Tear Us Apart' is one of the BEST rock ballads by a Rock Band. The band died with the death of Michael Hutchence. There never will be another!

Great band especially I love their song never tear us apart the music and the drummer plays very well

Great band great music good 1980's mories

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3 Little River Band

Everybody's written about their songs, lyrics and muscianship... But for me they are well up there with CSNY and S&G as proponents of harmony singing. Simply flawless.

Nothing beats them.. My girlfriend is Aussie and she loves them as much as I do..

I was in the army in the late 70s. I have only good memories of the hits the band had in those days.

Simple the best blend of songwriting and well crafted musicianship, production and performance. Unbeatable

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4 Midnight Oil Midnight Oil Midnight Oil are an Australian rock band, who originally performed as Farm from 1972 with drummer Rob Hirst, bass guitarist Andrew James and keyboard player/lead guitarist Jim Moginie.

Not only the best band from Australia, the best band of all time. Their music is the most compelling I've ever heard, even years after they officially packed it in. Never seems to age or be less than totally relevant and powerful. Couldn't pick a best album - at least six could fill that spot, and best song? Forget it, too many to count. Greatness is not based on popularity, it's based on greatness, and Midnight Oil are the greatest.

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?

This should be number 2

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5 Crowded House

If you take personal bias aside and take a band on a song-by-song basis, then no one comes even close to Crowded House. Sure ACDC are an amazing rock band, Chisel have produced some power ballads, but Crowded House are the masters when it comes to writing a perfect song. Track for track of every album (pre reunion and latter efforts) is amazing. The combination of both Finn brothers on "Woodface" was huge and I do not think there is a single singer/songwriter to come out of Australia / New Zealand with the talent of Neil Finn. He and the band are amazing. They are without a doubt number 1.

I absolutely love Crowded House, not only are they one of the best Aussie bands (I know Neil Finn is a Kiwi, but they're still overall Australian), I honestly think they are one of the best all-time bands.

It's a rare occasion when you find a Best Of album where every song is not only recognisable but of the highest quality.

This is literally my favourite band OF ALL TIME! I remember hearing Don't Dream It's Over on the radio when I was about 3 or 4-after Paul Hester died- and Crowded House has always been with me from that point. I cannot think of anyone as consistently brilliant as Neil Finn and I just think that both he and Tim are seriously underrated in places like the UK and the US. On a song for song basis there is no band that has had so many brilliant songs, when a Crowded House best of is released it would probably be fairer to just rerelease every album. Also, taking personal opinion aside, where's cold chisel?... Not top 3? WHAT?!

Deserve to be top 2. The only bands that come close in musicianship and songwriting are Little River Band and INXS. Neil Finn is our Paul McCartney

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6 Cold Chisel Cold Chisel Cold Chisel are an Australian pub rock band, which formed in Adelaide in 1973 by mainstay members Ian Moss on guitar and vocals, Steve Prestwich on drums and Don Walker on piano and keyboards.

You have Cold Chisel WAY down the list from their rightful place in the top 5 when they are Australian Rock Royalty. It's like listing Led Zeppelin below Oasis on a British list. I mean what? This is a band that crosses generations with hit after hit. Even if you don't like them, you gotta be impressed with the song writing and amazing vocals of young Jimmy Barnes. This list loses all credibility with Cold Chisel down this low. Just go see a whole crowd of young kids raise their glass in the air and sing an entire Chisel song regardless of whether they own a single album.

Absolute joke leaving chisel out of the top 10 let alone the top 5, I mean these dudes were just so real and everything Australian culture is about, absolute legends and the voice of barnes is something that no country or other band will ever have, the uniqueness of this great aussie pub rock band is something that no body will ever be able to compare to, again absolute joke leaving them out of the top 10!

If they aren't the best band Australia has produced, they're a close second to AC/DC... which is only because of worldwide popularity. Easily better than INXS and Crowded House, they are the definitive Aussie Rock band with most of their music being very cultural and nationally relevant. International fame is the one thing they lack, and should this list be judged on that? - paulvroc

They are at least in the top 5!

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7 Bee Gees Bee Gees The Bee Gees were a pop music group formed in 1958. Their line-up consisted of brothers Barry, Robin and Maurice Gibb.

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!

Undoubtedly they cut their teeth here got the platform to start off and frankly acknowledge that in their successful careers - in fact they are the best export of music out of Australia gaining critical acclaim on a global scale and renewed respect and due recognition for their melodies harmonies songwriting and production. All three brothers together contributed uniquely and together were magic! Barry and the late Robin and Maurice deserve their part in history as one of the greatests bands of all time. Be interesting to count all records sold that have been written and recorded by other artists.

Bee Gees are definitely an excellent music group, but whether they are classed as Australian I always ponder - yes they did live in Australia for a few years and started their career hear, many still question their true nationality.

The Bee Gees were a BRITISH band, not an Australian band & recently, Barry Gibb was made a Knight by Queen Elizabeth II so he is OBVIOUSLY BRITISH. Sure, the Bee Gees lived in Australia for a while but they returned to Britain, their homeland & went from strength to strength there & around the world..

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8 Silverchair Silverchair Silverchair were an Australian rock band, which formed in 1992 as Innocent Criminals in Merewether, Newcastle with the line-up of Ben Gillies on drums, Daniel Johns on vocals and guitars, and Chris Joannou on bass guitar.

... 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

Silverchair is honestly my favorite bands of all time. They have so much passion and talent and sound amazing. From grunge, hard rock, alternative, rock, pop and indie, they are one of the greatest bands of all time. They were 16 and were playing on SNL and Letterman and hold the record for the most ARIA awards. They went on with big shows like Rock in Rio, Big Day Out, Rock AM Ring, MTV music awards and a ton more. But to be put on the spot and handle it so well, there just amazing

Greatest Aussie Band ever! Every album was different and never knew what to expect next which is the way great music and band should be.

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9 Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds are an Australian rock band formed in Melbourne in 1983 by vocalist Nick Cave, multi-instrumentalist Mick Harvey and guitarist Blixa Bargeld. The band has featured international personnel throughout its career and presently consists of Cave, violinist and multi-instrumentalist ...read more.

I'm sorry but Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds needs to be in the top 10, simply the sophistication of their music places them above most of these bands. Into My Arms, Where the Wild Roses Grow, Are You The One That I
Ve Been Waiting For, Do You Love Me? , The Ship Song, The Mercy Seat, Red Right Hand- are some of the best Australian songs ever

This band should definitely be ranked in the top 10. If for no other reason than Red Right Hand. That song is pure genius!

The best band in the world. Always consistent and unique, never conformist, the band has stuck to their ethics throughout a lengthy career. Brilliant musicians and Nick remains one of the most entertaining frontman in history of live music. We are blessed to have such enigmatic performers.

The best australiano band is here!
no doubt - keisersose

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10 Jet

Jet one of the greatest bands on all time.. Please come back to the UK soon.

So underrated... JET are one of the best rock bands out today!

Love them Jet please lets get it back together even if just for one more gig

Awesome! Miss them in u.s.!

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The Newcomers

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Just do yourself a favour and listen to 'Graves' from In Contact - PetrucciVallenPlini

The Contenders

11 Parkway Drive Parkway Drive Parkway Drive is an Australian metalcore band from Byron Bay, New South Wales, formed in 2003. As of 2015, Parkway Drive has released five full-length albums, one EP, two DVDs, a split album and one book, titled Ten Years of Parkway Drive.

I think if this was a most influential aussie metal bands I could see parkway reaching top 5 no diff. It's because of them that any aussie metal band can have international success. Before Parkway there were only a few aussie metal bands that were able to reach out of Australia and now record labels are willing to take a risk on young aussie bands because of Parkway. Without them we wouldn't have bands like In Hearts Wake or Northlane. Not to mention how many bands can you name that have never released a bad album?

Parkway Drive are the most technically accomplished and musically enlightened metalcore band of the 21st century. They play fast ultra heavy style metal, but it is still music. Most modern metal/deathcore bands I have heard only want to be the loudest/fastest/most dissonant band and forget that they are meant to be making music.

Just a personal note, Metalcore isn't really metal/punk at all. It is it's own genre.

At least Parkway make some real metal.

How is parkway drive not in the top 5 they are arguably the best metal core band in the world. The have the best growler I have ever heard and kick ass drumming and a awesome guitarist. Beast solos and epic intros what more could you want?

One of the best in the metalcore genre great screams by Winston, and great riffs by Jeff.

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12 Men At Work Men At Work Men at Work are an Australian rock/pop band formed in Sydney. The group is most famous for their hit, "Land Down Under"

All time best Australian Band Ever! They made Australia visible and popular to us "yanks" from the U.S. I absolutely loved this band and saw them twice when they came to the states and later got to actually meet Colin Hay up close and in person and shake his hand and get a photo with him! He is hilariously funny!

Totally agree that this band should be at the top of this post!

Down under was the best song, it was on kangaroo jack my favorite movie.

I'm from Canada, and honestly, if I can say that, it's because they were REALLY famous all over! Man, it cannot be that low on this list; please fix it!

Great band from childhood. I recorded a live show on a tape deck from the T.V. while living in Alaska. I listened to that album over and over and this was in the era of Michael Jackson, Madona, Twisted Sister, AC/DC if you will.

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13 Wolfmother Wolfmother Wolfmother are an Australian hard rock band from Sydney, New South Wales. Formed in 2000 by vocalist and guitarist Andrew Stockdale, bassist and keyboardist Chris Ross, and drummer Myles Heskett, the group currently includes Stockdale, bassist and keyboardist Ian Peres, and touring drummer Alex Carapetis. ...read more.

Because they are one of the best Aussie bands that still have more to come. I love there songs because there are great quality and it doesn't matter if you are rocking out at the supermarket because you are listening to one of the greatest rock artist ever

Joker and thief lyrics, voice is impressive
Same as iTunesJunky they should be first or second

Wolfmother aren't as good as ac/dc but I haven't even heard of half of these other. Their songs always have something new to them some are a bit like screamos but most aren't I respect all their songs even though joker and the thief is the only one that most have heard of I think at least they should be 3rd if not 4th.

Amazing openers for Guns N' Roses

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14 Living End

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!

How is this band not #1? Chris Cheney is one of the best guitar players there is, and there's nobody really like them.

Chris Cheney is the most underrated guitar player I can think of.

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15 Divinyls

You don't know what you've got till it's gone. The Divinyls had a magic full sound, great guitar and Chrissie's great vocals. Not to mention an awesome presence and performance on stage. What can separate the bands for me in the number of good to great songs. I can get about 15 to 20 with Divinyls but only 12 or so for AC/DC (most from Back in Black).

The Divinyls are one of my favourite Australian bands. Chrissy Amphlett was amazing in her schoolgirl uniform. Pleasure and Pain, I Touch Myself, Science Fiction, Boys in Town, I'll Make you Happy, Great rock n roll / new wave songs.

Why aren't the divinyls here? They are way better than the Hoodoo Gurus!

Chrissy Amphlett’s excellent vocals!

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16 The Easybeats

Brilliant band, with loads of classics. To the person who said none of the members are Australian, just because they weren't born in Australia, doesn't mean they aren't Australian. Plus, Tony Cahill was actually born in Australia...

A great Aussie band. Amazingly consistent and diverse catalogue. How they're this low, I don't know.

Good lord this band has Australia's best songwriters and hit makers - why is it only in No 13?

The Easybeats biggest fans was The Beatles - Beards2017

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17 Powderfinger

Greatest band ever, so much better than all the modern day music and so many great songs. I went to the Sunsets Farewell Tour, where Powderfinger and jet both played and it was one of the greatest experiences of my life. Bernard Fanning is amazing.

I'm from the US and lived in Sydney for a year. This band had the greatest impact on me while I was there. Love the whole story... Sorta similar to Pearl Jam in my humble opinion. Great memories of these guys and their music.

Bloody love this band to bits. 'Baby I've got you on my mind' just blows me away. I can't begin to imagine how much I've listened to their music and how much other people love them. Keep it up boys.

Should be top ten at least, Australia’s most diverse band. Literally do not have a bad song.

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18 Rose Tattoo

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! - sumit

Rose Tattoo NEVER TOO LOUD is easily the best Australian hard rock album in my opinion, every song is gold

Yes these guys are top 10. Angry the only original member left.
I have been to plenty of their gigs & Angry still sings with flat out passion. Saw them support Guns N' Roses, Angry sung with Axle "Nice Boys" mate, Axle sounded like a cat in heat compared to Angry. I think they turned down Angry's mike because his voice was so strong & showed up Axle.
Rock n Roll is King.

Rose Tattoo are one of the pioneers of rock bands along side ACDC. Top 5 without doubt.
1. ACDC
2. INXS
3.Rose Tattoo
4. Bee Gees
5. Crowded House

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19 Hoodoo Gurus

You can't take me anywhere ill strip down to my underwear if you vote for this band to be higher!

This is ridiculous! Hoodoo gurus are easily top ten are you insane?!? Look for the old not the new people.

21? Why? Wheres the fans of Gurus? It's a very nice band, great hits songs along the world and very very famous in Brasil!

Hoodoos were the soundtrack to my college years in the mid 80s. Top 5 in my opinion. Still listen to them regularly 35 years later. St Louis,Missouri.

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20 Birds of Tokyo

Incredibly amazing music. The album actually titled 'Birds of Tokyo' is one of the most brilliantly done albums of Australian music ever. I think they should be at least in the top five. I can't wait for a new album.

Love Karnivool as well but I prefer Birds of Tokyo. The music is simply fantastic. Wild At Heart, Silouettic, This Fire, Lanterns, White Leaves, Circles, In The Veins of Death Valley, Plans, When the Night Falls Quiet, Wild Eyed Boy, The Gap, the list goes on.

Good to see Ian Kenny Pops up with Karnivool too.

I don't understand why this band hasn't been placed higher...bloody great band!

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21 The Saints

I loved their first two albums, so I went to see them live a few month ago and they were one of the worst bands I've ever seen. Shame!

The first punk band formed before The Clash, Sex Pistols, The Ramones

A really great band from the punk era.

Come on, The Saints were pioneers of Punk, they should be in the top 5 at least

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22 Tame Impala Tame Impala Tame Impala is an Australian psychedelic rock band founded by Kevin Parker in 2007. The group began as a home recording project for Parker, who writes, records, performs, and produces the music.

Both of their albums are absolutely incredible, they're definitely going to keep getting better and better! Already one of the top 5 Aussie bands in my opinion.

Yank here. Elephant playing on the radio constantly exposed me to them, and listening to both albums pleasently surprised me. Tracks like Half Full Glass of Wine, Lucidity, Apocalypse Dreams and Mind Mischief have a gritty 70's sound that I long for. Frankly, Impala has me eager to explore Aussie rock in more detail. Looking forward to more from them in the future.

I don't KNOW WHAT you FELLAS RECON ABOUT THIS BAND BUT FOR ME IS ONE OF THE BEST ACTUALLY IN THE WORLD. WHAT A ROCK. THE BEST. I WASN'T WAITING THIS LEGEND AT 44TH POSITION. MEDITATION.

Needs to be higher up the list.

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23 Australian Crawl

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.

Daughters of the northern coast, Lakeside, indisposed, unpublished critics... Top twenty at least

Australian Crawl is the definition of a great Rock band.

Should be top one. This is the best australian band in the 1900s

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24 Savage Garden Savage Garden Savage Garden were an Australian pop duo consisting of Darren Hayes as vocalist and Daniel Jones as instrumentalist.

One of the best bands in Australia with their hits to The Moon And Back, I Knew I Loved You and Truly Madly Deeply. - ronluna

This band should be on place 2-3, NOT 13! They may be a pretty old band, but they have great songs, such as Truly Madly Deeply and To the Moon and back. They were very popular 1997.

Totally agree-whoever put this band below those few at the top went wrong somewhere-this band's sound in all songs are incredible-true art in the making!

They don't suck like half the bands on this list. Top 10.

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25 Icehouse

These guys represented the 80's. Iva Davies' great voice and songwriting ability was incredible (not to mention his guitar playing. In my opinion they are the most underrated Australian band and them being in no. 38 proves it. They deserve to be at least top 10 and should absolutely be ahead of some of these bands which I personally haven't even heard of. People just don't respect old music!

Should Be top ten with songs such as electric blue, great southern land etc.

Uncommon for know the band in the states but found them early and always like in the 80's.

Ice house is a true 80s Jem that needs more airplay in the usa

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26 The Angels

Right up there with angus and the boys! Got to see them back in the 80s in Calgary. Too bad the show ended early when some drunken clown threw something. Still love to crank city out of control the most!

Come on guys, AC/DC are no more Australian than the Bee Gees. The Angels all live here, record here and play here constantly. There is only one Aussie in AC/DC they don't live here, record here and only visit once a decade or so.

I'll never know why this band didn't make it internationally - they're awesome.. - rachelcarr

The most energetic of all bands with excellent lyrics and the best front-man of all time! Face to Face, No Exit, Darkroom, Night Attack, Skin and Bone, Howling, Red Back Fever, and heaps more great Oz rock albums.

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27 Eskimo Joe

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 music are just super quality, should have gained more recognition.. give it a listen, songs like black fingernails red wine, foreign land and New York will make you an instant fan overnight, trust me

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.

Just great

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28 Skyhooks

Great Band produced many good songs/albums and most of them had successful solo careers - RED and the lead singer had huge success.

First band to be a massive selling with albums - Beards2017

SHOULD BE MUCH HIGHER UP ON THIS SCALE

BEST 70S BAND, MUSIC STILL HOLDS UP TODAY

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29 The Cat Empire

The Cat Empire is one of the greatest bands today, they have real talent unlike other auto tuned bands that are sponsored by the media. The Cat Empire deserves proper credit! It's a shame to let them fall like this. If you guys give them a better chance they would get more known in the world, they are a really great band.
"The Cat Empire is the best band you've never heard. "

Great band. I think they should at least be in top ten. come on guys! They are awesome! I hate this minimum content quality thing...

They are awesome! Actually awesome is not enough to describe their sound! They mix many instruments and it's very unique! I went to visit Australia inspired on their songs, cause they are happy and make you feel good! They are for sure my favourite band!

Should be #1! This band has hit me in a way that no other artist ever has, and I'm seeing them live soon. Truly the best band you've never heard.
BOOM SHAK THE EMPIRE BE RISING!

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30 Kicking Judas

Should be #1, bringing back the NWOBHM and Early Thrash, check em out wont be disappointed

These guys are Awesome! Defiantly reckon they should be first!

These guys sick dick big time

31 The Birthday Party

Best Australian singer and guitarist in one group with incredible songs that'll stay with you for life.

32 John Butler Trio

Here in Europe John Butler is an icon. Greeting from Portugal.

The new voice of australian music. The are the power

Epic and very emotive... Awesome guitar pieces... You just cannot express with words, you have to hear it

Deserves to be higher

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33 The Church

The Church are the best band I have ever known and ever seen live in a concert (in fact I was one of the lucky ones who managed to get their hands on a ticket for their Cologne gig).
Have been listening to their 25 albums for the last 12 months and just don't feel like listening to something else anymore - I used to think INXS would be the best band ever but they are now 2nd on my list.
The thing with The Church is that you can either be totally crazy for their music or not know them at all. There's nothing in between.
The new album Further Deeper is the next masterpiece. Laurel Canyon is just brilliant. Hope they will never stop making 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.

The Church is No. 1 on my list. I've been listening to them since Starfish, but love their entire catalog. They continue to evolve and put out great music. I recently made a playlist of my favorite Church songs and it exceeded 50.

AWESOME BAND. OUTRAGEOUS AT 31

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34 The Loved Ones

They were truly innovative having changed from a jazz band, which influenced their unique style. Of course Jerry Humphries unique voice range took the band to a new and formidable height in beat music. Never has or will ever be repeated. A 5 star band.

This was a band which was truly unique amongst mid 60's music, and Gerry Humphries was a vocalist who was profoundly original and I don't know any other Australian lead singer who comes close.

they taught us how to do it.

35 Dragon

Are You Old Enough (No. 1), April Sun in Cuba (No. 2), Rain (No. 2) on the Aussie Charts. They had at least 10 top 20 hits, with This Time, Get That Jive, Still in Love With You, Dreams of Ordinary Men, Young Years and the best ever version of Celebration all still all played on the radio today.

Compare this success to many of the bands above them on this list, they are certainly one of Australiasia's most underrated bands.

Not to mention the charisma and stage presence of the towering Marc Hunter, what a front man!

They had it all. Talent charisma and great songs. Fantastic experience live rip in peace marc

Love this band, where can I find their music today?

They were a New Zealand band, they shouldn't even be on this list!

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36 Dead Can Dance

Yep, even North American death metal band MORBID ANGEL mentions them in the sleeve of one of their albums.

Goes deep and pulse you soul

37 I Killed the Prom Queen

Best band nice dudes, you can chill with this people

Saw them at Warped Tour '15. They are amazing. Love their music.

38 The Amity Affliction The Amity Affliction

Definitely the best and most beautiful songs I have ever heard. Ahren and Joel's voices in the combinations they use are just perfect, and I think it would be very, VERY difficult to find a band that is in any way better. The bands that come close to them in my opinion are in hearts wake, northlane, and maybe parkway drive as of their newest album (Ire, by far the best, I have bought all of their songs and listened to it a lot).

Amity is probably my favourite band. They are amazing whether it's a cd or live, definitely worth listening to and obsessing over. Love these guys.

One of my most favorite bands and there still young so they will find their space in the top ten soon even though they already deserve it!

!...I can’t even explain the awesomeness of this band in words. They mix the heaviness of metalcore breakdowns with super melodic and catchy choruses and probably one of the best lyrics ever. I can’t get enough of this band. - Mixer

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39 The Berzerker
40 Baby Animals

Best rock singer ever!

41 The Hilltop Hoods

These guys are just wonderful. Sure its rap but it is so uniquely Australian. Its amazing and so peculiar to us Aussies and just a fantastic band that avoided the trap of mainstream music style and went with their own flow and made it WORK.

Not sure if they are exactly a band, but they are the musicians in my opinion

They should be so much higher

It's azzy so it's good

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42 Chain

Phill Manning can play guitar better than any other Aussie

I followed Chain for years love em. Their best album ever was called "Oz Blues", its an extremely rare album but if you can get it its incredible.

Never saw them but saw Matt Taylor with the Rock Doctors at the Station Hotel in Prahran one Friday night in 1983. Pissed as a goat he tore the house down with some of the best harp playing I've heard. Only NZs Midge Marsden comes close mate!

43 Empire of the Sun

A really up and coming electronic band. Very underrated on this list considering their sales, chart history, and fan base. Currently my favorite band to listen to and I can't wait to hear their new album.

Brilliant group. Love their stuff

So underrated...

44 Air Supply

Well, yet it wasn't purely Aussie but no one can deny they were one of the first to put Aussie name outside Aussie which concerns music. I'm Brazilian and they were the first Aussie band I heard, later I fell in love with Silverchair. Even younger people know "lonely is the night", "Lost in love", "Every woman in the world", "Goodbye", "making love out of nothing at all". They are unforgettable.

They were one of the most successful bands to come out of Australia. However Australians like to pride themselves on sending the world hard rock so unfortunately they have been ignored here. I personally love their music and a lot of others do but wont admit it laugh out loud silly really

Surely they should be in the top 10. At least the third they should be.

Great Love Songs

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45 Deströyer 666 Deströyer 666 Deströyer 666 is a blackened thrash/death metal band formed in 1994 by guitarist K. K. Warslut. The group originated in Melbourne, Australia and by 2001 had relocated to Europe.
46 Hillsong United Hillsong United

Hillsong United rocks! It's on first rank to me.. Their songs are great to praise and worship God! Hell yeah!

Love them... help through hard times

Thanks God for these brother in faith that you gave us to bless us through them

Amazing!

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47 Masters Apprentices

Brilliant rock band. They produced some truly classic Australian songs such as "Because I Love You", "Wars or Hands of Time", "Turn Up Your Radio" and many more. They're also in the ARIA Hall of Fame, a place they undoubtedly deserve.

While I won't claim they were the greatest of all time, I certainly think that they rank higher than 66th...

The best.

"OH, DO WHAT YOU WANNA DO, BE WHAT YOU WANNA BE, YEEAH! " - GEEZ, HOW IS IT, THAT THE MASTER'S APPRENTICES, AREN'T HIGHER THAN #66! JUST BECAUSE THEY ARE FROM THE 60'S? HAVE THEY BEEN FORGOTTEN. GIVE THEM A SPIN, PEOPLE?! START WITH, (IT'S) BECAUSE I LOVE YOU - ((GREAT SONG))!

48 Hunters & Collectors

Listen To Holy Grail
Sick Song

This band is so innovative and pure Australian. Human Frailty probably the best Australian album ever. Saw them recently and they still have it

Best live pub band Australia ever had. Full stop.

Brilliant band, thoughtful lyrics and could really rock.

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49 Airbourne Airbourne

Since AC/DC is #1, how can Airbourne not be in the top 5 since they sound more like them than any other band out there? Check them out... They are awesome! I wished they toured here in the good ol' USA. If Airbourne isn't rank higher, than you need to move AC/DC down, which would be blasphemy!

They are a lot like AC/DC another awesome band! Runnin' wild, diamond in the rough,.. Gotta love all their songs.

A great band following in ac/dc footsteps..many bands have tried before but these guys do it so well

Such an underrated band

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50 Australian Pink Floyd

I think Pink Floyd should be the first Australian band ever

One of the best cover bands

I love Pink Floyd

I like Pink Floyd

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