Fave Debut Albums by Australian Rock Bands

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Roobs321

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i.e. general rock band set-up of singer, guitar, drums and bass, stretch that definition as far as you feel rock-appropriate

I always find myself most partial to these 4 personally:

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La Dispute

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Silverchair - Frogstomp
Karnivool - Themata
Cold Chisel - Cold Chisel
The Jezabels - Prisoner
Paul Dempsey - Everything Is True
The Avalanches - Since I Left You
Cut Copy - Bright Like Neon Love
The Middle Eat - The Recordings of the Middle East
The Living End - S/T
Laura - Mapping Your Dreams
Whitley - The Submarine
 

PieBeast

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Alchemist - Lunasphere
Mouth - Victim Chant
Snowman - Snowman
The Birthday Party - Prayers On Fire
The Mark Of Cain - Battlesick
Love Of Diagrams - The Target Is You
Public Hanging - Mass Black Experiment
Womnal - Stupid Dumb * Sucker Fish
Mr Floppy - The Unbearable Lightness Of Being A Dickhead
DEN - Deep Cell
 

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DEVO

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1. Falling Joys - Wishlist
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2. The Clouds - Penny Century
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3. Def FX - Light Speed Collison
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Icehouse - Flowers
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Hunters & Collectors - Hunters & Collectors
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The first two are my two favourite Aussie albums, there isn't a weak song on either album. The third is an under rated little gem from a band that started promisingly but fell away rapidly. The final three are classic debuts by three legendary 80's bands.
 

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The Living End- S/T
Laura- We are mapping your dreams
Sleepmakeswaves- ..and so we destroyed everything
 

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Plugger35

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Slightly Oddway - Jebediah. Can't recall anything I've liked more.

Good call, you spelt it wrong though.

It's Slightly Odway.

Jebediah were huge in Perth with this song before they went National.




They sold out with Leaving Home.
 

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Boom Crash Opera (self titled album)

 

JackOutback

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Lot of good choices here with Silverchair, Living End, Jebediah. More recently I’ll add Gang of Youths’ The Positions.
 

Plugger35

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Don Walker the great Cold Chisel songwriter started a band called Catfish.

Catfish's debut album - Unlimited Address

One of the best albums of all time imo.

 

stax on the mull

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X - Aspirations (1980)
Terry - Terry HQ (2016)
The Go-Betweens - Send Me A Lullaby (1982)
Big Supermarket - 1800 (2018)
The Moodists - Engine Shudder (*prob a mini-LP) (1983)
Ooga Boogas - Romance And Adventure (2008)
Sleeper & Snake - Junction and High (2019)




 
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