Top 10 Australian Bands That If You Haven't Heard, You Should Definitely Listen To [PHOTOS and VIDEOS]

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Music may take you places and make you feel all kinds of emotions. In no particular order we look at the top 10 Australian bands and musicians that you need to know and see why they are worthy of being on the list. So put your speakers on full blast, tune in and get ready because it's time to rock out.

1.       AC/DC 

Rock icons in their own right, AC/DC made it to the top with hits like "Highway to Hell," "You Shook Me All Night", "Thunderstruck," and "It's a Long Way to the Top if Ya Wanna Rock and Roll." Given that stardom has its ups and downs, AC/DC still proved to be a force to be reckoned with and proved themselves worthy as rock legends.

2.       Powderfinger

Underrated yet very talented, their music is not at all for the mainstream listener. They could have made more beautiful music if they only stayed on longer but sadly they retired too prematurely. So here we are, left with a few great hits to live with but timeless nonetheless. My happiness is arguably their best song to date and here we share it with you, enjoy.

3.       Tame Impala

Formed in 2007, this psychedelic rock band from Perth is making waves in the music industry. Their song "Sundown Syndrome" was included in the soundtrack of the Oscar-nominated film "The Kids Are Alright." Let's see why.

4.       Jet

Jet topped the charts with their hit single "Are you gonna be my girl", and sold 6.5 million records worldwide, with their 2003 debut album "Get Born" accounting for about 3.5 million of that figure. The bands most recent album, "Shaka Rock," was released in 2009. Here's a live performance of the bands hit single, "Are You Gonna Be My Girl?"

5.       Silverchair

Arguably one of the best rock bands out there, Silverchair proved themselves to critics when they debuted their first record "Frog stomp" to the world at the age of 16. They were called "Nirvana wannabees" and Daniel Johns, the lead singer, a Kurt Cobain copycat. Despite all the bad press they showed that they were more than just a few kids following the Nirvana hype. This is one of their best songs, listen and you will understand.

6.       Bee Gees

They started as a pop-act in the 1960's and early '70s then as one of the big acts of the disco era, the world was in disco inferno because of them and their catchy tunes. With hits like "How Deep is Your Love,"  "Staying Alive," and "More Than a Woman," they made hits all over the world and are still one of the best groups to ever come out the land down under.

7.       Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds

From 1983 to present, this alternative rock band from Melbourne has been churning out songs like crazy. From their debut to their latest 2008 album they are one of the heavy hitters who have shown longevity and stayed true to their art.

8.       INXS

Pronounced "In Excess," the Australian rock band was initially known for their new wave/ska/pop style but later developed a much harder pub rock style with had funk and dance elements. Sadly, after years of success, lead singer Michael Hutchence was found dead in his hotel room to the bands' horror. Yet, their music still lives on and in 2004 to 2005 a reality program was launched called "Rock star INXS" which would feature a contest to find a new lead vocalist for the band. This is a band that will be remembered from generations to come.

9.       The Vines

Three kids from Sydney who play a musical hybrid of 1960s garage rock and 1990s alternative music, with a wild style reminiscent that of Nirvana and a solid rock and roll approach to their music, you can count on The Vines to rock out at all times.

10.   Wolfmother

Formed in 2000, the group took some time to release their self-titled debut album, which went out in October 2005. It did take them awhile but it shot up too number 3 in the Australian ARIA album charts which gave them critical acclaim. The follow-up to their 2009 album "Cosmic Egg" is expected to be released sometime before the year ends.



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