Diesel And Dust (studio album) by Midnight Oil

Diesel And Dust by Midnight Oil
Year: 1987
Overall rank: 973rd   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
76/100 (from 284 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 20 albums of 1987 (18th)
Award Top albums of the 1980s (142nd)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (973rd)
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MIDNIGHT OIL - DIESEL AND DUST (CD Album)
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MIDNIGHT OIL - DIESEL AND DUST - 1987 11 TRACK CD ALBUM
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Diesel And Dust is ranked as the best album by Midnight Oil.

Midnight Oil album bestography « Higher ranked This album (973rd) Lower ranked (2,036th) »
-Diesel And Dust10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1

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76/100 (from 284 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 9% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 75.8/100, a mean average of 74.9/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 75.9/100. The standard deviation for this album is 14.7.

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75/100
From 06/09/2020 10:27
Good album to listen once in a while. Bought it because of Beds are burning. That song is a true classic!
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From 04/19/2020 16:59
I went through a period of loving Aussie rock so much back in the late eighties that I wound up spending my junior year of college in Perth. Of all those Australian bands that I loved back then, Midnight Oil was probably the best, and is the one that has had the most staying power for me. They made a number of good albums, but Diesel and Dust was their best. It brings together the guitar-driven, punk sensibilities of their earlier albums with the more meticulously produced, more obviously political, more mainstream later works. "Beds Are Burning" was the hit single from this album, but I think "The Dead Heart," also released as a single, is even better: a moving, beat-driven meditation on the theft of land from the continent's aboriginal people.
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From 06/27/2019 01:11
A great Australian album that confronts the lack of respect for Indigenous Australians who are the real owners of this great country for thousands of years. Belter tracks throughout from Bed Are Burning to Dreamworld to The Dead Heart and finishing in great fashion with Sometimes. A great album for all.
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90/100
From 06/22/2019 21:49
Has been rated as he best ever Australian album. Whilst it would not be my favourite, it's hard to argue otherwise. In so many ways it is the quintessential Aussie album.
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85/100
From 10/31/2018 16:23
Great album, no bad tracks, Sometimes, Bullroarer and The Dead Heart are classics. What happened to Gunbarrel Highway?
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80/100
From 02/13/2018 20:44
As far as I know, it is the best Australian album. Beds are Burning is still as fantastic a song as it ever was, really one of the best hit singles there's ever been and pretty much every other track is really good.
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95/100
From 09/10/2017 03:42
The greatest Australian album ever made. Period. The band perfectly captures the Australian outback and nails commentary on the Aboriginal genoside and land rights struggles. The Dead Heart is the unabashed jewel in this crown & quite rightly is positioned about halfway through. Sadly this would be the last great Oils album with every release post Diesel middling to poor . Diesel and Dust - unforgettable, powerful, masterful & the greatest Australian album of all time
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From 06/20/2017 06:53
Brimming with finely structured anthemic tracks not dissimilar to the earlier eighties albums. Critically the songs are more polished and acessible for an international audience and the polemic less pronounced especially in relation to the previous album Red Sails in the Sunset. As marvelous as it is I'd argue D and D is the least of the Oils albums from that decade.
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85/100
From 10/14/2016 04:45
This album was hugely influential on myself as a young teenager interested in music at the time, as it was to many other Australians. I found the clean sound production and thematic desert mood and sound so fascinating and absorbing for its time. There are some beautifully crafted songs on this album. This album presents a more polished Midnight Oil sound compared to most of their earlier albums but nobody can deny the positive influences this album promoted at the time it came out. Just my opinion but this album and INXS's Kick album really set a new sound production benchmark in Australia at that time.

85/100 - great sound production for its time / brilliant song writing and lyrics / hugely influential and groundbreaking record in Australia. Powerful, poignant (borrowing this word from the well said comment below) and tongue in cheek lyrics at times: 'put down that weapon, or we'll all be gone!' or, Gunbarrell Highways' 'Sh!t falls like rain on a world that is brown!
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90/100
From 07/29/2015 20:10
@nitro2k11 then don't comment and don't rate the whole album a 7!!!
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Best Albums of 1987
1. The Joshua Tree by U2
2. Appetite For Destruction by Guns N' Roses
3. Sign 'O' The Times by Prince
4. Strangeways, Here We Come by The Smiths
5. You're Living All Over Me by Dinosaur Jr.
6. Document by R.E.M.
7. Bad by Michael Jackson
8. Sister by Sonic Youth
9. Hysteria by Def Leppard
10. Music For The Masses by Depeche Mode
11. Louder Than Bombs by The Smiths
12. Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me by The Cure
13. Substance by New Order
14. Kick by INXS
15. Paid In Full by Eric B. & Rakim
16. Darklands by The Jesus And Mary Chain
17. Come On Pilgrim by Pixies
18. Diesel And Dust by Midnight Oil
19. Tunnel Of Love by Bruce Springsteen
20. Tango In The Night by Fleetwood Mac
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