triple j kicks off Hottest 100 Australian Albums of All Time

As well as the station’s annual summer countdown of the previous year’s top 100 songs as voted by the listening and trolling public, triple j has been in the mood of running mid-year polls under their Hottest 100 banner recently including the Hottest 100 Songs of All Time which was predictably scooped by Nirvana the other year. 2011 will find the national youth broadcaster at it again though, with the greatest Australian albums ever made filling this year’s subject matter.

Officially launched today, the Hottest 100 Australian Albums of All Time invites listeners to vote on their 10 favourite LPs from Australian artists to form a definitive countdown in the second week of July (4th-10th). That comes with some stipulations of course; you can only vote for full length albums – so no EPs, mini-albums or greatest hits collections allowed – and, of course, the artists must be Australian. Australian citizens who currently and mainly work overseas are fine as are overseas born musicians who live (or have lived) and have (or have had) a base in Australia, meaning Ladyhawke manages to scrape in.

Whittling down your fave local albums to just 10 is a decidedly difficult task but to help you on your way triple j has canvassed more than 175 ‘industry experts’ including musicians like members of Pnau and Cut Copy and media types like, um, me to put together a starter 100.

Interestingly enough that industry-voted list features some major dance music domination with showings from big guns of the scene like The Presets and Empire of the Sun as well as AWOL sample kings The Avalanches whose Since I Left You takes out the top spot. Perhaps that’ll spur ‘em on to really finish that new album.

Check out the industry list below to get you thinking about your votes and then head over to the Hottest 100 site to vote on your own favourites.

1.Since I Left You – The Avalanches

2.Kick – INXS

3.Back in Black – AC/DC

4.Hourly, Daily – You Am I

5.Woodface – Crowded House

6.Born Sandy Devotional – The Triffids

7.Diesel and Dust – Midnight Oil

8.10,9,8,7,6,5,4,3,2,1 – Midnight Oil

9.Hi Fi Way – You Am I

10.Lovers – The Sleepy Jackson

11.16 Lovers Lane – The Go-Betweens

12.(I’m) Stranded – The Saints

13.Unit – Regurgitator

14.Crowded House – Crowded House

15.Gossip – Paul Kelly and The Coloured Girls

16.Like Drawing Blood – Gotye

17.Sunset Studies – Augie March

18.Innerspeaker – Tame Impala

19.Gala Mill – The Drones

20.Murder Ballads – Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds

21.East – Cold Chisel

22.In Ghost Colours – Cut Copy

23.Let Love In – Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds

24.Wait Long by the River… – The Drones

25.Apocalypso – The Presets

26.The Swing – INXS

27.Highly Evolved – The Vines

28.Starfish – The Church

29.Internationalist – Powderfinger

30.Tu-Plang – Regurgitator

31.As Day Follows Night – Sarah Blasko

32.Diorama – silverchair

33.Highway to Hell – AC/DC

34.Magic Box – The Loved Ones

35.Junkyard – The Birthday Party

36.Radios Appear – Radio Birdman

37.The Boatman’s Call – Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds

38.Havilah – The Drones

39.Stoneage Romeos – Hoodoo Gurus

40.Slightly Odway – Jebediah

41 Teenage Snuff Film – Rowland S. Howard

42 Walking on a Dream – Empire of the Sun

43 Frogstomp – Silverchair

44 Moo, You Bloody Choir – Augie March

45 Odyssey Number Five – Powderfinger

46 Sunnyboys – Sunnyboys

47 Sex – The Necks

48 Dream It Down – Underground Lovers

49 Friends in Danger – Magic Dirt

50 What Rhymes With Cars and Girls – Tim Rogers & The Twin Set

51 Tender Prey – Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds

52 The Living End – The Living End

53 Primary Colours – Eddy Current Suppression Ring

54 The Honeymoon Is Over – The Cruel Sea

55 The Calling – Hilltop Hoods

56 Under the Sun – Paul Kelly and The Coloured Girls

57 Beams – The Presets

58 Horse Stories – Dirty Three

59 Whispering Jack – John Farnham

60 Henry’s Dream – Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds

61 Powerage – AC/DC

62 Wires – Art of Fighting

63 Children of Telepathic Experiences – Gerling

64 No More Shall We Part – Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds

65 Post – Paul Kelly

66 Prayers on Fire – The Birthday Party

67 Personality: One Was a Spider, One Was a Bird – The Sleepy Jackson

68 Dirty Three – Dirty Three

69 Bright Like Neon Love – Cut Copy

70 Charcoal Lane – Archie Roach

71 Easy – The Easybeats

72 Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap – AC/DC

73 Tumbleweed – Tumbleweed

74 Young and Full of the Devil – Magic Dirt

75 Circus Animals – Cold Chisel

76 Ocean Songs – Dirty Three

77 Gurrumul – Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu

78 Your Funeral… My Trial – Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds

79 Calenture – The Triffids

80 Sound as Ever – You Am I

81 Whatever You Love, You Are – Dirty Three

82 The New Normal – Cog

83 Young Modern – Silverchair

84 Eternal Nightcap – The Whitlams

85 The Good Son – Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds

86 Fever – Kylie Minogue

87 X-Aspirations – X

88 T.N.T. – AC/DC

89 Liberty Belle and the Black Diamond Express – The Go-Betweens

90 The Dissociatives – The Dissociatives

91 Knights of the Underground Table – Def Wish Cast

92 Blue Sky Mining – Midnight Oil

93 Colour the Small One – Sia

94 Granddance – Dappled Cities

95 Great Truckin’ Songs of the Renaissance – TISM

96 Blind Love – Ratcat

97 Drowning in the Fountain of Youth – Dan Kelly and The Alpha Males

98 Skeleton Jar – Youth Group

99 Flowers – Icehouse

100 Living in the 70’s – Skyhooks

As a reward for offering up your picks one lucky voter will win triple j’s Green & Golden ticket – free entry for you and a friend to all the Australian artist gigs that station supports for an entire year.