Best Australian Bands

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61 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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62 The Seekers

The 41 bands in front would wish they had the success and popularity of the Seekers. 220,000 people turned up to see the Seekers in Melbourne - beat that.

Fifty years later and the band were a sell out on their 50 years reunion tour. Music which not aged, they must surely be in the top ten.

The opoll clearly reflects younger voters. Led by the unparalleled voice of Judith Durham, the Seekrs would have been much higher in the late 60's. Of all the female singers of the era, Judith Durham, with her tremendous versatility, emotional connection to her music, and vocal range was without equal. How many bands in front of the Seekers knocked the Stones off the number one position on the UK charts?.

One of the only Aussie bands that stood out amongst the Beatle/Stone era.

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64 Violent Soho

Yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah. all that needs to be said

Surprised these guys aren't at least in the top 100

How are they so low? Best band ever

great band - umb0005

65 The Vines

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.

Amazing song writting! Anyone who needs good quallity music with feeling should get to know their music! - ZeppHindle

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66 Dead Letter Circus

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.

67 Thirsty Merc

With tours all over the country that pretty much ran back to back and people who come back again and again and fill venues to see them, they well and truly deserve to be on this list and a bit higher on the list than quite a few that I've seen.

Such an underrated band! They have amazing, feel good songs and they definitely deserve to be more popular!

It's amazing that Thirsty Merc has not even been considered in this list until now. Slideshows is such an incredible album which I think I have listened to over 100 times. This pop rock band is definitely one the best bands because their music is just purely incredible.

There music is awesome, love it!

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68 The Veronicas

they were on the suite life of zach and cody. thats where i fell in love with them.

Why are these girls so far dos the list? They're amazing!

69 You Am I

Anyone who seen Tim Rogers in the zone in a small hot sweaty venue... Best ever Aussie band live

I don't understand why You Am I aren't much higher on this list - quite unbelievable really.

Great live shows! Would go a long way to see this band. Have been around for a while too!

These guys should be in the top 20. Hourly Daily debuted at number 1 on the ARIA Charts Hi Fi Way was voted no 8 Aussie album of all time & Berlins Chair is one of the great songs. Unbelievable call.

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70 The Jezabels

Prisoner. One of Australia's best ever

To me: the best rock I have ever heard

71 Hard-Ons

Now these guys can rock! From the late 80's to now. Let there be rock cover is a classic!

72 Sticky 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

Onestly such a good band. their rock/reggae surf vibes are so relaxing and they play incredibly well live.

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73 Tonight Alive

I don't understand how these guys are this far down the list, they are amazing

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74 The Living End

Chris Cheney sits in the grand hall of guitar gods..period. Great, iconic songs. Beautiful melodic music. Without doubt the best live band I have ever seen. Not just a great Australian band but one of the greatest bands of all time.

74? This just negated this whole list. Should be top 10

75 The Screaming Jets

Reminds me of great times in Australia. Also the Finger should be up there too.

Come on and Better best rock songs. Deserve to be in top ten. Dave Gleeson ROCKS!

Why are these guys down so low? There one of the best bands ever!

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76 Something for Kate

Celebrating 20 years and still going strong. Paul Dempsey is one of Australia's most intelligent yet underrated lyricists.

Without a doubt the coolest band in Australia. Paul Dempsey's voice is like little drops of heaven that have floated down to earth and morphed into an audible tone that has seeped into my ears. Rock on Something for Kate!

77 The Go-Betweens

One of the great strengths of The Go-Betweens was the song writing skills of Forster and McLennan, described by The Village Voice critic Robert Christgau as "the greatest songwriting partnership working today." wonderfully poetic and evocative, often angst-ridden, ironic and unusual, but also soft and sensitive combined with great musical ability The Go-Betweens 9 studio albums were full of deceptively simple yet accomplished songs. I am proud to say they are not only australian but the best band to come from our shores.

The Go-Betweens should be in the top 5! I am very surprised to find them so far down the list.

The best Australian indie-rock band ever.

The Kings of Australian Songwriting!

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78 Noiseworks

Recording the Noiseworks album was in the same studio as INXS recording their X album.. INXS had to stop recording because Noiseworks was to loud. - Beards2017

These guys were awesome. Do yourself a favour and get their greatest hits album. Jon Stevens has an incredible voice,

Powerful rock band with nice lyrics and excellent guitars!

On of best singers that came from New Zealand. Noiseworks was awesome and loud. The way Rock n' Roll should be played

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79 Hands Like Houses

This band is incredible, underrated and the best lyricists of all time. They have interpereted post-hardcore in exchanging screaming with strong clean vocals and incorporating unique instruments like harps and Xylaphones. Absolutely awesome. They are probably fit closest to the genre of alternative experimental electronic indie soul post-hardcore. However genre is completely irrelevant to them. If you've never heard of them, change this.

Nice Pop/Post-Hardcore group from Canberra. These guys are one of my favorite bands of all time. I'm surprise that these guys aren't more popular in Australia than they already are.

Awesome band. They deserve way more recognition.

Amazing isn't even close to how great this band is!

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