DrCris’ Australian Music picks

// September 25th, 2008 // Links

I have had some requests from my international friends for recommendations of Australian music. So apologies to Aussies who read this blog. Please feel free to disagree with me and post your suggestions in the comments. I know this is a longish list, but the first section is worth working through, in my humble opinion.

As an disclaimer, I listen to a lot of folky-pop. So if you like a different style, you are unlikely to like all of these. I also listen to a lot of international stuff, but that is not what this post is about. I am linking to the artists website where possible. Last.fm will also let you listen to a 30s sample of music, and usually have a link to the itunes store entry.

My current favourite folky pop

And some Aussie standards, classic pub bands

And, according to Last.fm, this aussie band, is my most played.

6 Responses to “DrCris’ Australian Music picks”

  1. rlbates Says:

    September 26th, 2008 at 06:43

    Thanks for sharing. I’m working my way through them.

  2. Cris Says:

    September 26th, 2008 at 09:57

    @rlbates: I’m a bit nervous. I hope you enjoy them.

  3. freelunch Says:

    October 16th, 2008 at 23:58

    a great selection, with several acts I’m not familar with and need to check out soon…

    a couple of suggested additions:
    Mick Thomas
    The Go-Betweens

  4. freelunch Says:

    October 17th, 2008 at 00:01

    don’t you just hate it when you mess up a link and can’t edit it :(

    The Go-Betweens (second attempt)

  5. Cris Says:

    October 17th, 2008 at 09:22

    @freelunch: Yes, I like the Go-Betweens, but I hardly listen to them, as I have none in my itunes library. On your recommendation, I will check them out again.

  6. freelunch Says:

    October 18th, 2008 at 14:18

    @Cris: in particular their final album ( “Ocean’s Apart” ) is brilliant - if you haven’t listened to them in a while it is a good place to start.

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