News

Hottest 100 Australian Albums of All Time countdown

The wise heads of the music business declared that The Avalanche’s Since I Left You is the greatest album ever recorded by folks with Australian passports, but which albums are the Hottest local records for triple j listeners?

The voting has closed and now the results are ready to be released – by dripfeed. So soon we’ll know the answers to the important questions: How many Nick Cave albums will make the cut? How many records that never got played on triple j will make the cut? Can Striborg sneak onto the list? And how many albums will provoke angry grumbling about how triple j has ‘lost it’?

The Hottest 100 Australian Albums of All Time (listener’s choice)

#1 Odyssey Number 5 – Powderfinger

#2 Frogstomp – Silverchair

#3 Back In Black – AC/DC

#4 The Living End – The Living End

#5 Kick – INXS

#6 Internationalist – Powderfinger

#7 Apocalypso – The Presets

#8 Wolfmother – Wolfmother

#9 Since I Left You- The Avalanches

#10 Unit – Regurgitator

#11 Like Drawing Blood – Gotye

#12 Guide to Better Living – Grinspoon

#13 Crowded House – Crowded House

#14 Vulture Street – Powderfinger

#15 Slightly Odway – Jebediah

#16 The Hard Road – Hilltop Hoods

#17 Eternal Nightcap – The Whitlams

#18 Woodface – Crowded House

#19 Innerspeaker – Tame Impala

#20 Conditions – The Temper Trap

#21 10,9,8,7,6,5,4,3,2,1 – Midnight Oil

#22 Diorama – Silverchair

#23 The Calling – Hilltop Hoods

#24 Sunrise Over Sea – The John Butler Trio

#25 Get Born – Jet

#26 Hourly, Daily – You Am I

#27 Neon Ballroom – Silverchair

#28 The Cat Empire – The Cat Empire

#29 The Sound of White – Missy Higgins

#30 Themata – Karnivool

#31 Down the Way – Angus & Julia Stone

#32 Universes – Birds of Tokyo

#33 Diesel and Dust – Midnight Oil

#34 Memories & Dust – Josh Pyke

#35 Hi Fi Way – You Am I

#36 In Ghost Colours – Cut Copy

#37 Highly Evolved – The Vines

#38 A Book Like This – Angus & Julia Stone

#39 Birds of Tokyo – Birds of Tokyo

#40 Echolalia – Something for Kate

#41 Double Allergic – Powderfinger

#42 East – Cold Chisel

#43 Freak Show – Silverchair

#44 Tu-Plang – Regurgitator

#45 Sound Awake – Karnivool

#46 Walking On A Dream – Empire Of The Sun

#47 Black Fingernails, Red Wine – Eskimo Joe

#48 Ivy and the Big Apples – Spiderbait

#49 Whispering Jack – John Farnham

#50 The New Normal – Cog

#51 I Believe You Liar – Washington

#52 Murder Ballads – Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds

#53 Three – The John Butler Trio

#54 Tea & Sympathy – Bernard Fanning

#55 Blue Sky Mining – Midnight Oil

#56 Bliss Release – Cloud Control

#57 The Honeymoon Is Over – The Cruel Sea

#58 New Detention – Grinspoon

#59 As Day Follows Night – Sarah Blasko

#60 We Are Born – Sia

#61 Hold Your Colour – Pendulum

#62 Cruel Guards – The Panics

#63 Grand National – The John Butler Trio

#64 Polyserena – george

#65 Cold Chisel – Cold Chisel

#66 Running on Air – Bliss N Eso

#67 Flying Colours – Bliss N Eso

#68 The Experiment – Art vs. Science

#69 Gossip – Paul Kelly and The Coloured Girls

#70 Young Modern – Silverchair

#71 Beams – The Presets

#72 Beautiful Sharks – Something For Kate

#73 Highway To Hell – AC/DC

#74 The Overture & The Underscore – Sarah Blasko

#75 Living In The 70s – Skyhooks

#76 Human Frailty – Hunters & Collectors

#77 Immersion – Pendulum

#78 Lovers – The Sleepy Jackson

#79 Gravity Won’t Get You High – The Grates

#80 (I’m) Stranded – The Saints

#81 Feeler – Pete Murray

#82 Up All Night – The Waifs

#83 Wonder – Lisa Mitchell

#84 16 Lovers Lane – The Go-Betweens

#85 State Of The Art – Hilltop Hoods

#86 This Is The Warning – Dead Letter Circus

#87 A Song Is A City – Eskimo Joe

#88 Imago – The Butterfly Effect

#89 Pnau – Pnau

#90 The Long Now – Children Collide

#91 Gilgamesh – Gypsy & The Cat

#92 A Man’s Not A Camel – Frenzal Rhomb

#93 Moo, You Bloody Choir – Augie March

#94 Everything Is True – Paul Dempsey

#95 Stoneage Romeos – Hoodoo Gurus

#96 Paging Mr. Strike – Machine Gun Fellatio

#97 Begins Here – The Butterfly Effect

#98 The Boatman’s Call – Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds

#99 Thrills, Kills & Sunday Pills – Grinspoon

#100 Two Shoes – The Cat Empire

Check out the industry voted Hottest 100 Australian Albums of All Time list