Friday, June 27, 2008

Age critic poll puts Birdman, Saints near top

Melbourne's daily broadsheet The Age has been running one of those critics' polls you see from time to time, looking to provoke debate around the Top 50 Aussie Albums. Surprisingly, Radio Birdman comes in at number-three with "Radios Appear" with the Saints' "I'm Stranded" LP at four.

It's a shock because the critics are usually too young for anything more than 10 years old to figure. And this being a Melbourne-centric survey, it's even more of a trip to see the Birthday Party/Nick Cave didn't rate higher. At number 32 comes the Beasts of Bourbon but I think the album title's a typo, unless they mean the live album of a few years ago.

Top 50 Album Poll

1 1 Midnight Oil - 10 to 1
2 Skyhooks - Living in the 1970s
3 Radio Birdman - Radios Appear
4 The Saints – I’m Stranded
5 Hoodoo Gurus - Stoneage Romeos
6 You Am I - Hifi Way
7 Paul Kelly and the Coloured Girls - Gossip
8 INXS - Kick
9 Triffids - Born Sandy Devotional
10 AC/DC - Back In Black
11 Midnight Oil - Diesel and Dust
12 Crowded House - Crowded House
13 The Easybeats - Easy
14 Loved Ones - Magic Box
15 AC/DC - Highway To Hell
16 Sunnyboys - Sunnyboys
17 INXS - The Swing
18 Go-Betweens – 16 Lover's Lane
19 Hunters and Collectors - Human Frailty
20 Drones - Wait Long By the River and The Bodies
of Your Enemies Will Float By
21 Archie Roach - Charcoal
22 You Am I - Hourly, Daily
23 Avalanches - Since I Left You
24 AC/DC - High Voltage
25 Saints - Prodigal Son
26 Cold Chisel - East
27 Cold Chisel - Circus Animals
28 Died Pretty - Doughboy Hollow
29 Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds - The Good Son
30 Paul Kelly - Post
31 Richard Clapton - Tiger
32 Beasts of Bourbon - Low Life
33 Daddy Cool - Daddy Who
34 Birthday Party - Prayers on Fire
35 Rose Tattoo - Rose Tattoo
36 Even - Less Is More
37 AC/DC - Let There Be Rock
38 Flowers - Icehouse
39 Chain - Toward The Blues
40 The Easybeats - Anthology
41 Stephen Cummings - Lovetown
42 The Angels - Face to Face
43 Crowded House - Woodface
44 Go-Betweens - Liberty
45 Regurgitator - Tu Plang
46 The Whitlams - Eternal Nightcap
47 Silverchair - Diorama
48 The Church - Starfish
49 Master Apprentices – A Toast to Panama
50 Jet - Get Born

The panel:

Patrick Donovan, Andrew Murfett, Shaun Carney, Katy Steele, Chris Johnston,
Jo Roberts, Kylie Northover, Jeff Glorfeld, Michael Dwyer, Craig Mathieson, Barb Walters, Gary Munro, Larry Schwartz, Khalil Hegarty, Patrick Smithers, Karl Quinn, Mahalia Barnes, Darren Seltmann, Stephen Cummings, Joel Ma, Missy Higgins, Andy Baylor, Dan Warner, Ella Thompson, Phil Gianfriddo, Clinton Walker, Mary Mihelakos, Neil Wedd, Keith Glass, Laura Jean, John Watson, Rae Harvey, Murray Engleheart, Jeff Jenkins, Billy Pinnell, Neil Rogers, Amanda Roff, Dylan Lewis, Clem Bastow, Bruce
Milne, Ella Hooper, Ian McFarlane, Brian Wise, Kath Letch, Ed Nimmervoll, Ed St John, Patti Revson, Stuart Coupe, Michael Gudinski, Sarah Morgan, Craig Kamber, Brian De Courcy, Jane Rocca, Vivian Lees, Warwick Brown, Paul Oldham, Dave Laing, Steve Cross, Steve Tauschke, Michael Coppel, Karen Leng, Kav Temperley, Emily York, Robbie Buck and Glenn A Baker.

1 comment:

Skidmark said...

doughboy hollow is absent