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The 20 Best Australian Albums Of 2013
Dec 22nd 2013 | 12:00pm | Dan Condon
Yeah we could have kicked this story off with a trite comment like “2013 has been a great year for Aussie music”, but, let's face it, we've been producing incredible records in this country for decades now so fuck that.
The top ranking Australian album amongst our 100 + writers was a tight contest between The Drones' I See Seaweed and Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds' Push The Sky Away, with the former winning out by a whisker. And before you say anything, yes we do count Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds as an Australian act and we're not entering into any debate about it!
A few surprise dark horses make it in midway through the list; Jae Laffer's When The Iron Glows Red was a big hit with a handful of our writers, while Perth punks Grim Fandango upset plenty of bigger records by scoring a sneaky spot in the top ten.
Check out the full list and go and buy the damn records if you like the sound of them.
1. The Drones – I See Seaweed
2. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – Push The Sky Away
3. Violent Soho – Hungry Ghost
4. Jagwar Ma – Howlin'
5. Dick Diver – Calendar Days
6. Big Scary – Not Art
7. King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – Float Along, Fill Your Lungs
8. Horrorshow – King Amongst Many
9. Grim Fandango – Flicker Noise
10. Boy & Bear – Harlequin Dream
11. Kirin J Callinan – Embracism
12. Jae Laffer – When The Iron Glows Red
13. Standish/Carlyon – Deleted Scenes
14. Adalita – All Day Venus
15. Northlane – Singularity
16. Ngaiire – Lamentations
17. Bed Wettin' Bad Boys – Ready For Boredom
18. Scott & Charlene's Wedding – Any Port In A Storm
19. Ainslie Wills – You Go Your Way, I'll Go Mine
20. Palms – Step Brothers
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