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Australia’s Favorite Albums

Usually when we post these lists it’s a chance for you to sit in judgment of a magazine editorial staff — but how about opening the windows in those glass houses to cast stones at an entire nation? ABC Down Under polled 100,000 Aussies, asking for their record picks. For such a proud country (“Aussie Aussie Aussie! Oy Oy Oy!”), they don’t seem too high on their rock, with a domestic rock album first surfacing at #23 with Midnight Oil’s 10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1. We’ve always been impressed when our Aussie friends have told us just how much that country “gets” Jeff Buckley, and while this list totally backs them up, it seems there’s still folks down under wondering who the hell he is! Anyway, here are the poll results (via ABC):

01. Pink Floyd ? Dark Side Of The Moon
02. Jeff Buckley ? Grace
03. Radiohead ? Ok Computer
04. The Beatles ? Abbey Road
05. The Beatles ? Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band
06. Nirvana ? Nevermind
07. Led Zeppelin ? Led Zeppelin IV
08. Red Hot Chili Peppers ? Blood Sugar Sex Magik
09. Meat Loaf ? Bat Out Of Hell
10. U2 ? The Joshua Tree

The rest of the Aussies’ faves below.

11. Pink Floyd ? Wish You Were Here
12. The Beatles ? The Beatles – White Album
13. The Beatles ? Revolver
14. Pink Floyd ? The Wall
15. Radiohead ? The Bends
16. Neil Diamond ? Hot August Night
17. Neil Young ? Harvest
18. Carole King ? Tapestry
19. Pearl Jam ? Ten
20. Fleetwood Mac ? Rumours
21. Tool ? Aenima
22. Bob Dylan ? Blood On The Tracks
23. Midnight Oil ? 10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1
24. Silverchair ? Diorama
25. AC/DC ? Back In Black
26. The Clash ? London Calling
27. The Whitlams ? Eternal Nightcap
28. Queen ? A night at the Opera
29. The Pixies ? Doolittle
30. Missy Higgins ? The Sound Of White
31. Paul Simon ? Graceland
32. Anthony Callea ? Anthony Callea
33. U2 ? Achtung Baby
34. David Bowie ? Ziggy Stardust and the spiders from Mars
35. Radiohead ? Kid A
36. The Beatles ? Rubber Soul
37. The Stone Roses ? Stone Roses
38. Wolfmother ? Wolfmother
39. Oasis ? What’s The Story Morning Glory
40. Tool ? Lateralus
41. Coldplay ? A Rush of Blood to the Head
42. Bob Dylan ? Highway 61
43. Sex Pistols ? Never Mind the Bollocks
44. Van Morrison ? Astral Weeks
45. The Living End ? The Living End
46. The Strokes ? Is this It?
47. Silverchair ? Neon Ballroom
48. The Eagles ? Hotel California
49. The Smiths ? The Queen Is Dead
50. You Am I ? Hourly Daily
51. The Cure ? Disintegration
52. Bob Dylan ? Blonde On Blonde
53. Lou Reed ? Transformer
54. Bruce Springsteen ? Born To Run
55. Red Hot Chili Peppers ? Californication
56. Metallica ? Master of Puppets
57. Cat Stevens ?Tea for the Tillerman
58. R.E.M ? Automatic For The People
59. Muse ? Absolution
60. Joni Mitchell ? Blue
61. Prince ? Purple Rain
62. ABBA ? Arrival
63. Elton John ? Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
64. Dire Straits ? Brothers In Arms
65. Miles Davis ? Kind of Blue
66. Cold Chisel ? East
67. The Smashing Pumpkins ? Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness
68. The Who ? Who’s Next
69. Yes ? Close To The Edge
70. Deep Purple ? Machine Head
71. Rage Against The Machine ? Rage Against The Machine
72. Green Day ? American Idiot
73. Guns N Roses ? Appetite For Destruction
74. INXS ? Kick
75. David Bowie ? Hunky Dory
76. The Smashing Pumpkins ? Siamese Dream
77. Def Leppard ? Hysteria
78. Foo Fighters ? The Color and The Shape
79. U2 ? Rattle and Hum
80. Delta Goodrem ? Innocent Eyes
81. John Farnham ? Whispering Jack
82. You Am I ? Hi Fi Way
83. Darren Hayes ? The Tension & The Spark
84. Crowded House ? Woodface
85. Live ? Throwing Copper
86. Nine Inch Nails ? The Downward Spiral
87. Massive Attack ? Blue Lines
88. Led Zeppelin ? Led Zeppelin II
89. Mike Oldfield ? Tubular Bells
90. Radio Birdman ? Radios Appear
91. Ben Folds Five ? Whatever and Ever Amen
92. Crowded House ? Crowded House
93. Powderfinger ? Vulture Street
94. The Killers ? Hot Fuss
95. The Rolling Stones ? Sticky Fingers
96. Silverchair ? Frogstomp
97. Queens Of The Stone Age ? Songs For The Deaf
98. Portishead ? Dummy
99. Soundgarden ? Superunknown
100. The Velvet Underground & Nico ? The Velvet Underground & Nico

Aussie readers (we have Aussie readers, right?), if you’re up to it: Care to explain #9?