The Best Australian Bands, Ranked

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List Criteria: Vote for the best Australian bands and musical groups!

Who are the best Australian bands? 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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    INXS is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Australian Bands, Ranked

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    INXS New Wave, Rock music, Dance-rock

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    AC/DC is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Australian Bands, Ranked


    AC/DC Blues-rock, Boogie rock, Rock music

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    Bee Gees is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Australian Bands, Ranked


    Bee Gees Adult contemporary music, Blue-eyed soul, Disco

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    Men at Work is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Australian Bands, Ranked


    Men at Work New Wave, Pop music, Rock music

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    Crowded House is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Australian Bands, Ranked


    Crowded House New Wave, Rock music, Pop rock

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    Space rock, Neo-psychedelia, Dream pop

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    Jangle pop, New Wave, Rock music

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    5 Seconds of Summer is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Australian Bands, Ranked

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    5 Seconds of Summer Pop punk, Pop music

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    Split Enz is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Australian Bands, Ranked

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    New Wave, Pop music, Rock music

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    Rock music

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    Icehouse is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Australian Bands, Ranked

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    Icehouse Synthpop, New Wave, Pop music

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    Olivia Newton-John is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Australian Bands, Ranked

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    Olivia Newton-John Country pop, Pop music, Soft rock

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    Little River Band is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Australian Bands, Ranked

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    Little River Band Rock music, Folk rock, Pop rock

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    Australian Crawl is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Australian Bands, Ranked

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    Pub rock, Pop music, Rock music

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    Melodic Rock, Pop music, Contemporary R&B

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    Paul Kelly is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Australian Bands, Ranked

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    Folk music, Folk rock, Acoustic music

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    Air Supply is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Australian Bands, Ranked

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    Air Supply Adult contemporary music, Pop music, Pop rock

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    Pop music, Rock music, Garage punk

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    Kylie Minogue is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Australian Bands, Ranked

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    Kylie Minogue Synthpop, Rock music, Electronic music

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    Indie pop, Synthpop, New Wave

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    Rock music, Rock and roll, Progressive rock

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    New Wave, Rock music, Electro

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    Rock music, Alternative rock, Progressive rock

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    The Seekers is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Australian Bands, Ranked

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    Pop music, Folk music, Easy listening

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    Natalie Imbruglia is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Australian Bands, Ranked

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    Natalie Imbruglia Pop music, Rock music, Pop rock

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    Pop punk, Punk blues, Rock music

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    Pop music

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    Pop music, Trip hop, Dance-pop

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    Gotye is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Australian Bands, Ranked


    Gotye Trip hop, Experimental rock, Alternative rock

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    Noiseworks is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Australian Bands, Ranked

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    Pub rock, Rock music, Pop rock

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    Mental As Anything is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Australian Bands, Ranked

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    New Wave, Pop music, Rock music

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    The Veronicas is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Australian Bands, Ranked

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    Pop punk, Synthpop, New Wave

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    Eskimo Joe is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Australian Bands, Ranked

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    Alternative rock, Indie rock

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    Hoodoo Gurus is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Australian Bands, Ranked

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    Hoodoo Gurus New Wave, Rock music, College rock

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    Cold Chisel is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Australian Bands, Ranked

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    Cold Chisel Pub rock, Rock music, Rock and roll

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    Blues-rock, Gothic rock, Rock music

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    The Angels is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Australian Bands, Ranked

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    Pub rock, Punk rock, Hard rock

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    Synthpop, Grunge, Pop rock

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    Divinyls is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Australian Bands, Ranked

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    Divinyls New Wave, Pop music, Rock music

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    Boy & Bear is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Australian Bands, Ranked

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    Folk music, Indie rock

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    Blues-rock, Rock music, Neo-psychedelia

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    Rock music, Pop rock, Rock and roll

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    Spy Vs Spy is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Australian Bands, Ranked

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    Spy Vs Spy Pub rock, Ska

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    1927 is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Australian Bands, Ranked

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    1927 Pop music, Rock music

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    Skyhooks is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Australian Bands, Ranked

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    Rock music, Glam rock, Hard rock

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    New Wave, Rock music, Alternative rock

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    Dragon is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Australian Bands, Ranked

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    Pop music, Rock music, Progressive rock

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    Rock music, Pop rock, Post-grunge

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    Pop music, Rock music, Rock and roll

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    Pop punk, Ska punk, Psychobilly

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