Diesel And Dust (album) by Midnight Oil

Diesel And Dust
Diesel And Dust by Midnight Oil (1987)
Overall rank: 930th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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75/100 (from 251 votes)
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Award Top 20 albums of 1987 (17th)
Award Top albums of the 1980s (138th)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (930th)

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Diesel And Dust is ranked as the best album by Midnight Oil.

Midnight Oil album bestography « Higher ranked This album (930th) Lower ranked (1,738th) »
-Diesel And Dust10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1

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75/100 (from 251 votes)
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From TerryTezza 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 JayTee 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 Goliath 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 Crumpet 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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Rating:  
95/100
From Brad1770 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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95/100
From stangetzaway 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 Phillip 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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From jhuik 07/29/2015 20:10
@nitro2k11 then don't comment and don't rate the whole album a 7!!!
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From Mirek 06/19/2012 15:56
It's really very good album
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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. Hysteria by Def Leppard
9. Louder Than Bombs by The Smiths
10. Sister by Sonic Youth
11. Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me by The Cure
12. Substance by New Order
13. Music For The Masses by Depeche Mode
14. Kick by INXS
15. Paid In Full by Eric B. & Rakim
16. Darklands by The Jesus And Mary Chain
17. Diesel And Dust by Midnight Oil
18. Tunnel Of Love by Bruce Springsteen
19. Come On Pilgrim by Pixies
20. Within The Realm Of A Dying Sun by Dead Can Dance


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