Best Australian Bands


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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

HILLTOP HOODS ARE AWESOMME, I've recently got about 7 of my friends to start listening to their music... #ADDICTIVE MUSIC

Bloody Brilliant Band.

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42 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.
43 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

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44 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...

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45 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!

Awesome band!

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46 Hunters & Collectors

Listen To Holy Grail
Sick Song

Best live pub band Australia ever had. Full stop.

Should be way further up the list.

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47 Pendulum Pendulum Pendulum is an Australian drum and bass and electronic rock band founded in 2002. Pendulum originally formed in the Australian city of Perth, Western Australia by Rob Swire, Gareth McGrillen, and Paul Harding.

I'm a black male to W. Indian parent & was born & brought up England in the 60s on Jim Reeves, Calypso & Reggae as a staple. I grew up with White friends & got to love Thin Lizzy, The Eagles, Wings, T/Rex etc as well as Soul & Dance Music much later on which I love - Nile Rogers Earth Wind & Fire, Average White Band & the likes being massive in my life. I got a job at the Leeds Fest in 2010 - 2012 & saw Pendulum - They were Fantastic- Loved the music - the use of those deep, deep base notes coupled with the intoxicating beat & composition in Slam had me blown away. It's just shows that live exposure to different music can have touch the hearts of anyone from any cultural background anywhere in the world! No way should this band he as far down as 47 - try knocking 40 places off!

One of the greatest among its genre!

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!

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48 Grinderman
49 Northlane

Insane metalcore, very emotive intelligent lyrics. Still growing, they take metalcore to a new level using complex time signatures and rhythms. Would recommend to anyone who enjoys heavy music.

Very nice guys and very good musicians. Been to dozens of concerts and they were by far my favorites

ACDC is legendary, but northlane is better than parkway drive

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50 Radio Birdman

I saw The Saints live last year and it was awful; totally lost their punk spirit. Then I saw Radio Birdman and they were absolutely brilliant.

"Best Australian Bands" misses just how influential this Aussie band was in the 70's punk scene across the world.

Another great Oz band with two tremendous axemen providing searing leads and great drive. Combine that with a class frontman and great lyrics and you have quality.

Just brought there album and love it

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51 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.

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52 The Twilights
53 Karnivool

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

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.

57! Is this a sick joke? Watch "Karnivool Live at the Forum" then tell me these guys are # 57. Top 20 without a doubt and of the past 5 years, top 5.

Why are Karnivool so low? Karnivool have such a unique style of music that no one can replicate and we all love it.

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54 Knife Party

Knife Party is just amazing, I love every single one of their songs and they are easily in my top 10 favorite bands.

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55 Short Stack

Short Stack is totally the best band out there, they have the catchiest songs and make you want to dance. Oh, and if you've seen them you'll have to vote because you'll know that they're so hot.

Short Stack are so hot and have awesome songs that have a catchy songs that you can't get out of your head!

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!

Great songs, great energy, awesome live

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56 Allniters

Masters of the live gig! The ultimate dance band

One of Australia's best live bands

MY favourite band in the early 80's

Best live shows in the country...

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57 Kisschasy

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. - hotstuffgal

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.

58 The Temper Trap

These guys should be way up there. Give them time, they're only new, but I guarantee they are going to be HUGE!

This is insane! The temper trap are simply amazing in their musical sound and creativity, their songs such as sweet disposition and fader have such good feel to them, the temper trap should be at leat in the top ten, they are an amazing band

First heard track of theirs on Vexed (BBC1 comedy crime drama)... Will be buying their music!

Good band looked from good members

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60 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

How are The Angels at 60?!? Deserve to be in the top 10 if not 5 with classics such as Take a Long Line, Shadow Boxer, Am I Ever Going To See You Face Again and many, many more!

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