The 100 Best Australian Albums


Australian music has a proud, colourful and successful history. In 2008, Australian rock & roll turned 50. This book names the best Australian albums of the last 50 years. It places each album in order (from 1 - 100) and discuss why each album deserves its place. It tells the story behind the making of the album, where the album fits in the artist's career and the album's impact on the local and world stage etc. The entries will feature new interviews with the artists and the producers/managers involved in the recording and the release of the album. "It wouldn't be a good list if it didn't polarise people and we hope that this list will. We also hope that it will get people sitting around comparing their favourites and discovering or re-discovering these great albums and others. With 70 years of loving and writing about Australian music between us, we shamelessly believe we've earned the right to write this book. And we think we've got it right. Let the debate begin." - John O'Donnell, April 2010 Finally, here is a much-needed list of argument-starting top 100 seminal/influential/essential Australian albums of all time. Let the fight begin!

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ISBN:

9781740669559

Format:

Hardback

Pages:

256

Dimensions:

26cm x 24cm

Weight:

1390g

RRP:

$49.99

Category:

Art and Photography

Publisher:

Hardie Grant Books

Published:

01 November 2010

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

John O'Donnell

John O’Donnell served time as music editor at Rolling Stone (Australia) and as editor of Juice magazine before crossing to the dark side in the mid ’90s, starting the internationally successful Murmur label (Silverchair, Something For Kate, Jebediah). In 2002, he became CEO of EMI Music Australia/NZ. He jumped ship in 2008 to write this book and pursue other life adventures … and then in 2013 he returned to his old role. His

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Toby Creswell

Toby Creswell has been writing about popular culture for 30 years. After editing the Australian edition of Rolling Stone for 10 years he co-founded the magazine publishing house Terraplanet.  He has written numerous books: 1001 Songs, Love Is in the Air, Notorious Australians, Too Much Ain’t Enough, The Real Thing (with Martin Fabinyi) and 1001 Australians.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Craig Mathieson

Craig Mathieson covers contemporary music and film for The Age, Sunday Age, The Sydney Morning Herald and The Sun-Herald. A former editor of Juice magazine, contributor to London’s New Music Express and film critic for The Bulletin, he has been writing about Australian music since 1989. His previous books on the subject are Hi Fi Days, The Sell-In and Playlisted: Everything You Need to Know About Australian Music Right Now.