Top 10 Australian albums
June 2011
Orange and blue: The Necks "Drive By" and Further's "Further!"

Radio station Triple J is currently polling listeners for their “Hottest 100 Australian albums of all time”. Here’s what I voted for:

  1. The Necks – Drive By (2003)
  2. Further – Further! (2005)
  3. You Am I – Hourly, Daily (1996)
  4. You Am I – Hi Fi Way (1995)
  5. Ed Kuepper – Electrical Storm (1985)
  6. The Saints – (I’m) Stranded (1977)
  7. Midnight Oil – 10,9,8,7,6,5,4,3,2,1 (1982)
  8. The Drones – Wait Long by the River and the Bodies of Your Enemies Will Float By (2005)
  9. Dirty Three – Dirty Three (1994)
  10. Died Pretty – Free Dirt (1986)

My 25 word description for choosing Drive By as best overall:

A single 60 minute composition that slowly builds and unravels itself to listeners. Musical elements are introduced and removed in mysterious, tantalising and profound ways.