An updated version of the highly controversial 100 Best Australian Albums, 110 Best Australian Albums opens up the debate once more, with 10 new albums mixing up the rankings and providing you with the ultimate, most up-to-date list of Australian music.
The book names the best Australian albums of the last 60 years, placing each album in order (from 1 – 110) and discussing why each album deserves its place. It tells the story behind the making of the album, where the album fits in the artist’s career and the album’s impact on the local and world stage.
The entries feature interviews with the artists and the producers/managers involved in the recording and the release of the album.
Craig Mathieson covers contemporary music and film for The Age, Sunday Age, The Sydney Morning Herald and The Sun-Herald.
A former editor of Juice magazine, contributor to London’s New Music Express and film critic for The Bulletin, he has been writing about Australian music since 1989.
His previous books on the subject are Hi Fi Days, The Sell-In and Playlisted: Everything You Need to Know About Australian Music Right Now.
John O’Donnell served time as music editor at Rolling Stone (Australia) and as editor of Juice magazine before crossing to the dark side in the mid ’90s, starting the internationally successful Murmur label (Silverchair, Something For Kate, Jebediah). In 2002, he became CEO of EMI Music Australia/NZ.
He jumped ship in 2008 to write this book and pursue other life adventures, returning to EMI in 2013. His favourite album of all time changes constantly. This week it is either Tonight’s the Night by Neil Young, Tusk by Fleetwood Mac or Neutral Milk Hotel’s In The Aeroplane Over The Sea.
Toby Creswell is a former editor of Rolling Stone and founding editor of Juice and other magazines.
He has written several books including 1001 Songs.
He has written and produced several history and music documentaries and was an executive producer of the film Paul Kelly: Stories of Me.
Music reviews & criticism
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Hardie Grant Books
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