Top 100 Albums by ABC (2006)

The top 100 albums of all time as voted by ABC viewers.
(Official website: www.abc.net.au)

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1973
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93,676
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1994
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22,789
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1997
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101,249
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1969
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81,273
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1967
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68,554
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1991
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52,881
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1971
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57,937
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1991
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11,050
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1977
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3,330
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1987
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Total albums: 100. Page 1 of 10

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Top 100 Albums composition

Decade Albums %


1930s 0 0%
1940s 0 0%
1950s 1 1%
1960s 10 10%
1970s 28 28%
1980s 18 18%
1990s 28 28%
2000s 15 15%
2010s 0 0%
2020s 0 0%
Artist Albums %


The Beatles 5 5%
U2 3 3%
Pink Floyd 3 3%
Radiohead 3 3%
Bob Dylan 3 3%
Silverchair 3 3%
The Smashing Pumpkins 2 2%
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Country Albums %


United Kingdom 36 36%
United States 34 34%
Australia 21 21%
Mixed Nationality 3 3%
Ireland 3 3%
Canada 2 2%
Sweden 1 1%
Live? Albums %
No 99 99%
Yes 1 1%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 99 99%
Yes 1 1%

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Top 100 Albums ratings

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71/100 (from 67 votes)
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From 07/06/2016 10:15
Pretty decent chart voted by general public with some daggy choices you'd expect in a chart of it's nature. O.K with the hometown bias however disappointed the likes of Go-Betweens, Triffids, Nick Cave/Bad Seeds and the Church were left out in the cold.
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35/100
From 02/21/2016 08:11
Given the fact that my childhood is testimony to the fact that people in suburban Australia are no more knowledgeable about music than a cloistered monk or nun would be, this list is not that bad. There are indeed a few albums that the isolated, risk-averse suburbanites who dominate Australian culture would never have heard, but too much valueless music – like all popular lists – makes this a very questionable list like any “popular” one.
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90/100
From 02/07/2015 14:36
The Aussies have great taste in music. I don't rate PF that highly though.

18 albums in common:
OK Computer by Radiohead (198 points)
The Bends by Radiohead (185 points)
Grace by Jeff Buckley (176 points)
Kid A by Radiohead (160 points)
Nevermind by Nirvana (158 points)
Back In Black by AC/DC (149 points)
Ten by Pearl Jam (143 points)
Absolution by Muse (137 points)
A Rush Of Blood To The Head by Coldplay (127 points)
Rumours by Fleetwood Mac (124 points)
Doolittle by Pixies (124 points)
Led Zeppelin IV by Led Zeppelin (123 points)
Is This It by The Strokes (120 points)
Appetite For Destruction by Guns N' Roses (116 points)
Blue Lines by Massive Attack (96 points)
American Idiot by Green Day (82 points)
Hot Fuss by The Killers (69 points)
Songs For The Deaf by Queens Of The Stone Age (68 points)
21 artists in common:
Nirvana
Radiohead
Coldplay
U2
Pixies
Massive Attack
Fleetwood Mac
Led Zeppelin
Guns N' Roses
The Strokes
Jeff Buckley
AC/DC
Red Hot Chili Peppers
Pearl Jam
Queens Of The Stone Age
Green Day
Metallica
Muse
Foo Fighters
Soundgarden
The Killers
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95/100
From 08/05/2014 14:40
Great list, a couple of lovely surprises included
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From 05/22/2014 04:56
Ha! Only on an ABC list would you find 21 albums by Australian bands. Not that that's a bad thing or anything...but most of the Ozzie choices are rather predictable.
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95/100
From 03/27/2014 03:36
OMG, RHCP IN A TOP 10, JUST UNIQUE
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80/100
From 01/06/2014 21:02
Great leader! The best ever.
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70/100
From 12/17/2013 02:37
Some albums are so out of place like Hot August Night. I do like that they put Grace at number two. Don't know if that's really fair towards the Beatles but the recognition is great.
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From 09/10/2013 15:20
Unique chart. Not to my liking entirely, but still a cool read.
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80/100
From 09/05/2013 23:52
Being an Aussie, I love this list. A lot more even spread of countries than most lists. Need to be an Aussie to understand some of the choices, some "daggy" selections in there, but still a good reflection of Australian tastes.
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Best Ever Artists
1. The Beatles
2. Radiohead
3. Pink Floyd
4. David Bowie
5. Bob Dylan
6. Led Zeppelin
7. The Rolling Stones
8. Arcade Fire
9. The Velvet Underground
10. Nirvana
11. The Smiths
12. Kendrick Lamar
13. Neil Young
14. The Beach Boys
15. Pixies
16. Miles Davis
17. Kanye West
18. Jimi Hendrix
19. Bruce Springsteen
20. R.E.M.
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