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21 Dec The best Australian albums of 2015


2015 in Australia has definitely been dominated by guitar bands, with many including The Ocean Party, Dick Diver, Blank Realm, Royal Headaches and Twerps delivering their most mature efforts to date. Other artists originally considered a little bit more left of field, such as Sui Zhen, Kučka and I’lls, found a more accessible middle ground with their releases.

Some young artists like Amateur Dance, Crepes, Gold Class and Good Morning flashed their future potential, and a few debut releases by Jaala, Roland Tings and Sampa The Great might be considered one day to be Australian classics. Meanwhile, Tame Impala and Courtney Barnett demonstrated why they’re clearly the current quality benchmark in Australia and around the world.

If you’re looking for Christmas presents, click on the album images below for links to purchase the albums and support Australian music.

25. Banoffee – Do I Make You Nervous?

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24. Oisima – Nicaragua Nights

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23. Summer Flake – Time Rolls

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22. Sui Zhen – Secretly Susan

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21. King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – Paper Mâché Dream Balloon

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20. Amateur Dance – It’s Really Something

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19. Flowertruck – Dirt

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18. Terrible Truths – Terrible Truths

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17. Crepes – Cold Summers

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16. Gold Class – It’s You

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15. Hiatus Kaiyote – Choose Your Weapon

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14. The Ocean Party – Light Weight

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13. Kučka – Unconditional

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12. I’lls – Can I Go With You To Go Back To My Country

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11. Jaala – Hard Hold

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10. Good Morning – A Vessel / Radiovoice and On The Street / You

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9. Totally Mild – Down Time

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8. Blank Realm – Illegals In Heaven

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7. Dick Diver – Melbourne, Florida

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6. Royal Headaches – High

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5. Roland Tings – Roland Tings

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4. Sampa The Great – The Great Mixtape

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3. Twerps – Range Anxiety

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2. Tame Impala – Currents

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1. Courtney Barnett – Sometimes I Sit and Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit

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Marcus Rimondini
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