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The Best Midnight Oil Albums of All Time

Updated June 1, 2018 1.7k votes 436 voters 7.8k views12 items

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List of the best Midnight Oil albums, including pictures of the album covers when available. This Midnight Oil discography is ranked from best to worst, so the top Midnight Oil albums can be found at the top of the list. To make it easy for you, we haven't included Midnight Oil singles, EPs, or compilations, so everything you see here should only be studio albums. If you think the greatest Midnight Oil album isn't high enough on the list, then be sure to vote for it so it receives the credit it deserves. Make sure you don't just vote for critically acclaimed albums; if you have a favorite Midnight Oil album, then vote it up, even if it's not necessarily the most popular.

The Australian rock band is best known in the US for the 1987 hit song, "Beds Are Burning," off the Diesel and Dust album. An unlikely hit by improbable frontman Peter Garrett, it contained social commentary about the land rights of the native Pintupi people. 

If you want to know the best Midnight Oil album of all time, or the top Midnight Oil albums, this list will answer your questions. Examples include Head Injuries, Earth and Sun and Moon, and 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1. This list of popular Midnight Oil CDs has been voted on by music fans around the world, so the order isn't just one person's opinion. 

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  • 1. Beds Are Burning
    2. Put Down That Weapon
    3. Dreamworld
    4. Arctic World
    5. Warakurna
    6. The Dead Heart
    7. Whoah
    8. Bullroarer
    9. Sell My Soul
    10. Sometimes
    11. Gunbarrel Highway

    • Release Date: 1987
    • Artist: Midnight Oil
    • Tracks: Dreamworld, Sometimes, Bullroarer
    • Label: Columbia
    • Genres (Music): Alternative rock, Rock music
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    1. Outside World
    2. Only the Strong
    3. Short Memory
    4. Read About It
    5. Scream in Blue
    6. US Forces
    7. Power and the Passion
    8. Maralinga
    9. Tin Legs and Tin Mines
    10. Somebody's Trying to Tell Me Something

    • Release Date: 1982
    • Artist: Midnight Oil
    • Tracks: U.S. Forces, Power and the Passion, Scream in Blue
    • Length (mins): 00:45:58
    • Label: CBS
    • Genres (Music): Rock music, New Wave
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    1. Blue Sky Mine
    2. Stars of Warburton
    3. Bedlam Bridge
    4. Forgotten Years
    5. Mountains of Burma
    6. King of the Mountain
    7. River Runs Red
    8. Shakers and Movers
    9. One Country
    10. Antarctica
    11. You May Not Be Released**

    • Release Date: 1990
    • Artist: Midnight Oil
    • Tracks: Stars of Warburton, Bedlam Bridge, Mountains of Burma
    • Genres (Music): Rock music
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    1. When the Generals Talk
    2. Best of Both Worlds
    3. Sleep
    4. Minutes to Midnight
    5. Jimmy Sharman's Boxers
    6. Bakerman
    7. Who Can Stand in the Way
    8. Kosciusko
    9. Helps Me Helps You
    10. Harrisburg
    11. Bells and Horns in the Back of Beyond
    12. Shipyards of New Zealand

    • Release Date: 1984
    • Artist: Midnight Oil
    • Producer: Nick Launay
    • Tracks: Jimmy Sharman’s Boxers, Harrisburg, Helps Me Helps You
    • Length (mins): 00:50:31
    • Genres (Music): Rock music, New Wave
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