22 Dec The 100 Best Australian Tracks 2016

2016 has been a great year for our expanding breadth of artists within the Australian music scene. To accommodate (and celebrate), we have decided to limit our annual Australian Top 100 Tracks list to only one song per artist, and even then some artists we unfortunately couldn’t fit into the list. But after two months of chiselling away at this list, we feel like it best represents what’s happening over here, as we move into 2017. The list doesn’t just feature a diverse range of sub-genres unique to Australia, both old and new, but it is rightfully made up of many people of colour, women, LGBTQIA and non-binary artists. We’re delighted to see such a spectrum of artists receiving the attention they deserve!

Hopefully, this list will help do its little part in pushing the Australian music scene forward into new, exciting and intriguing directions, as it creates timeless tracks that we and the next generation will still enjoy in 20 years. We have put the list into Spotify and SoundCloud playlists, because that’s what’s best to use in 2016 (hello 2036).

Big thanks to everyone who emailed nice compliments, submitted music, liked, shared, retweeted or @tagged at us this year. It means a lot to the whole Ripe team. Let’s do it all again in 2017!


100. Statue – ‘Entrance’

99. Saatsuma – ‘Floating’

98. Alice Ivy ft. Georgia Van Etten – ‘Touch’

97. Take Your Time – ‘Sleep In’

96. HTMLflowers – ‘Fast Car (Mom, Don’t Listen 2 This)’

95. Hi-Tec Emotions – ‘Look Around’

94. András – ‘Poets Day’

93. Smile – ‘Central Business Dickheads’

92. Dan White – ‘Tribla’

91. Body Type – ‘Ludlow’

90. Tyrannamen – ‘You Should Leave Him’

89. Mall Grab – ‘Sun Ra’

88. Lower Plenty – ‘Glory Rats’

87. Major Leagues – ‘Better Off’

86. Cut Copy – ‘January Tape Part 3’

85. Albrecht Labrooy – ‘Hospital Road’

84. Courtney Barnett – ‘Three Packs A Day’

83. Arthur Miles – ‘Jessica’s Place’

82. Sunset Dreams – ‘What’s On Your Mind’

81. The Goods ft. Unkle H – ‘Only One’

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