AC/DC’s Back In Black 2nd Best Aussie Album Ever

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acdc AC/DCs Back In Black 2nd Best Aussie Album Ever[lastfm link_type="artist_info"]AC/DC[/lastfm]‘s Back in Black rated 2nd best Aussie Album ever…who on earth could be top them?

AC/DC’s classic 1980 LP Back In Black has come in at the number two spot in The 100 Best Australian Albums, a book which names the best Australian albums of the last 50 years. Back in Black, which features the hit single “You Shook Me All Night Long,” came in just behind the number one album, Midnight Oil’s Diesel and Dust.

Back in Black reached number four on the album charts when it came out and is tied for the number five spot with Billy Joel’s Greatest Hits Vols I & II on the list of the biggest selling albums in the U.S.

The 100 Best Australian Albums is written by Toby Creswell and Craig Mathieson, two of Australia’s most respected rock journalists, and John O’Donnell, the record industry head who famously signed Silverchair.

The book places each album in order (from 1 – 100) and discusses why each album deserves its place.

The book was a massive effort and O’Donnell told the Sydney Morning Herald that he’d been talking about this idea for years.

“Toby and I have been having this argument between ourselves for 22 years,” he remembered. “And Craig joined in on the argument about 15 years ago. We just thought it was time we shared it with everyone else.”

The Top Ten:

1. [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Midnight Oil[/lastfm] – Diesel and Dust

2. AC/DC – Back In Black

3. [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Crowded House[/lastfm] – Woodface

4. [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Cold Chisel[/lastfm] – Circus Animals

5. a[lastfm link_type="artist_info"][/lastfm] – Born Sandy Devotional

6. [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Easybeats[/lastfm] – The Best Of

7. [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Paul Kelly and the Coloured Girls[/lastfm] – Gossip

8. [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]You Am I[/lastfm] – Hi Fi Way

9.[lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Skyhooks[/lastfm] – Living in the 70’s

10. [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Avalanches[/lastfm] – Since I Left You

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