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The Best Bands from Australia

The best bands from Australia you'll find on this list come from a variety of different musical genres, including rock, pop, metal, electronic, jam, punk, and acoustic. Sometimes known as "Oz Rock," rock n' roll has prevailed in Australia for the past 50 years.  

Three distinct types of rock made their way to the outback between 1955 - 1975. The first wave in the '50s was influenced by both American and British music. Most of the tunes in this era were fairly clean-cut acts, and often appeared on Bandstand. However, the Beatles swooped in shortly after and changed everything. With them came other pop acts, such as The BeeGees and The Easybeats. The third wave occurred in the early '70s, and influenced a new style of rock called "pub rock." The most famous pub rock band to come out of this decade was of course, AC/DC.  

Music lovers who are looking for new music to listen to can use this list of talented Australian musicians to discover some great new bands and artists. Vote up the best Australian bands, and be sure to let us know what you think in the comment section. 


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    Blues-rock, Boogie rock, Rock music

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    New Wave, Rock music, Dance-rock

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    New Wave, Pop music, Rock music

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    New Wave, Rock music, Pop rock

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    Adult contemporary music, Blue-eyed soul, Disco

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    Rock music, Alternative rock, Progressive rock

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    Pop punk, Pop music

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    Synthpop, New Wave, Pop music

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    Pub rock, Rock music, Rock and roll

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    Pub rock, Punk rock, Hard rock

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    Rock music, Pop rock, Rock and roll

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    New Wave, Rock music, College rock

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    New Wave, Pop music, Rock music

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    Synthpop, Grunge, Pop rock

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    Rock music, Folk rock, Pop rock

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    Blues-rock, Gothic rock, Rock music

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    Rock music

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    Space rock, Neo-psychedelia, Dream pop

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    Jangle pop, New Wave, Rock music

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    Pop music, Rock music, Garage punk

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    Pub rock, Pop music, Rock music

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    New Wave, Pop music, Rock music

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    Blues-rock, Rock music, Neo-psychedelia

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    Indie pop, Synthpop, New Wave

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    New Wave, Rock music, Electro

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    Rock music, Pop rock, Post-grunge

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    New Wave, Rock music, Alternative rock

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    added by PaulCollins

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    Adult contemporary music, Pop music, Pop rock

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    Rock music, Glam rock, Hard rock

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    Country pop, Pop music, Soft rock

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    Synthpop, Rock music, Electronic music

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    Folk music, Folk rock, Acoustic music

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    Pop music, Rock music, Progressive rock

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    Pop punk, Ska punk, Psychobilly

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    Blues-rock, Rock music, Folk music

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    Blues-rock, Rock music, Rhythm and blues

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    Alternative rock, Indie rock

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    Pop music, Rock music, Rock and roll

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    Alternative rock, Indie rock, Post-punk revival

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    Blues-rock, Rock music, Heavy metal

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    New Wave, Pop music, Rock music

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    Rock music, Rock and roll, Progressive rock

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    Country pop, Contemporary Country, Country rock

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    Pub rock, Rock music, Pop rock

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    Melodic Rock, Pop music, Contemporary R&B

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    Blues-rock, Rock music, Rock and roll

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    Rock music

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    Pub rock, Hard rock

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    Glam metal, Synthpop, New Wave

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