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Top 50 Australian Albums of the 1990s

Top 50 Australian Albums of the 1990s

Digital radio station Double J are celebrating the 1990s all this month. It was an incredible decade for Australian music which saw an explosion of sounds, scenes, live music and festivals around the country.

As Double J continue the celebrations, they’ve selected the 50 Best Australian Albums of the 90s. While the list is generating lots of discussion, the notable omissions which would have made our list include ‘Not So Tough Now’ (Frenzal Rhomb), ‘Pure Killer’ (Defryme), ‘Ritual Eternal’ (Def FX), ‘Screaming Dolorous’ (Nitocris), and the hugely underrated ‘Self-Titled’ release from Bleutongue.

Check out the full list below:

No. Artist Album
1 Powderfinger Internationalist (1998)
2 Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds Let Love In (1994)
3 The Living End The Living End (1998)
4 Regurgitator Unit (1997)
5 You Am I Hi Fi Way (1995)
6 Crowded House Woodface (1991)
7 Silverchair Neon Ballroom (1999)
8 Grinspoon Guide To Better Living (1997)
9 Spiderbait Ivy And the Big Apples (1996)
10 The Clouds Penny Century (1991)
11 Midnight Oil Blue Sky Mining (1990)
12 Jebediah Slightly Odway (1997)
13 The Cruel Sea The Honeymoon is Over (1993)
14 You Am I Hourly, Daily (1996)
15 The Dirty Three Ocean Songs (1998)
16 Kasey Chambers The Captain (1999)
17 The Whitlams Eternal Nightcap (1997)
18 Something For Kate Beautiful Sharks (1999)
19 Youth Yindi Tribal Voice (1991)
20 Kylie Minogue Impossible Princess (1997)
21 Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds The Boatman’s Call (1997)
22 Died Pretty Doughboy Hollow (1991)
23 Underground Lovers Dream It Down (1994)
24 Paul Kelly & The Messengers Comedy (1991)
25 Silverchair Frogstomp (1995)
26 PNAU Sambanova (1999)
27 Ed Kuepper Honey Steel’s Gold (1991)
28 Baby Animals Baby Animals (1991)
29 Frenzal Rhomb A Man’s Not A  Camel (1999)
30 Archie Roach Charcoal Lane (1990)
31 Alex Lloyd Black The Sun (1999)
32 The Superjesus Sumo (1989)
33 Custard We Have The Technology (1997)
34 TISM Machiavelli and the Four Seasons (1995)
35 Christine Anu Stylin’ Up (1995)
36 Fallings Joy Wishlist (1990)
37 Beasts of Bourbon The Low Road (1991)
38 Crowded House Together Alone (1993)
39 Tiddas Sing About Life (1993)
40 Single Gun Theory Millions, Like Stars In My Hands, Daggers In My Heart, Wage War (1991)
41 Dave Graney & The Coral Snakes Night Of The Wolverine (1993)
42 Ruby Hunter Thoughts Within (1994)
43 Tumbleweed Tumbleweed (1992)
44 Deborah Conway Bitch Epic (1993)
45 INXS X (1990)
46 Mark of Cain III At Ease (1995)
47 Hunters & Collectors Cut (1992)
48 Vika & Linda Vika & Linda (1994)
49 Skunkhour Feed (1995)
50 Frente! Marvin The Album (1992)

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