Triple M’s GOAT 100 Albums: Full Regional Countdown List

Music has always played a crucial role in shaping our emotions and connecting us to memories. At Triple M, our commitment has always been to celebrate and honour the grandeur of musical masterpieces. This year, we embarked on an ambitious quest: finding the GOAT – The Greatest Album of All Time. And guess what? YOU played an integral role in this musical odyssey.

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Listener-Powered Rankings

The power was in your hands. Thousands of you cast your votes, picking from B-sides to chart-toppers, helping us to compile this iconic list of albums. Each vote was a testament to the taste, diversity, and passion of Triple M’s dedicated listeners.

The Much-Anticipated Countdown

Starting from the groundbreaking “Hot Fuss” by The Killers at number 100 to the electrifying “Back in Black” by AC/DC claiming the top spot, this list celebrates the finest in music. Between these two extremes, we saw musical giants like Elton John, The Beatles, Nirvana, and Phil Collins, among others, making the cut.

To see the complete list, scroll down.

The Ultimate Prize for the Ultimate Music Lover

The excitement of voting was not just about having a say in the album rankings. Everyone who cast their vote had the chance to win a phenomenal prize: a 5-night trip to the glittering Las Vegas to witness U2: UV Achtung Baby LIVE at the Sphere. Imagine the allure of seeing the world’s greatest rock band inaugurate what’s being touted as the world’s most cutting-edge venue. The hype and energy surrounding this opportunity were truly electric!

U2 performing at The Sphere Las Vegas. Image by Es Devlin. Edited by Kalun Townsend
U2 performing at The Sphere Las Vegas. Image by Es Devlin. Edited by Kalun Townsend

And the moment we’ve all been waiting for… our very own Dangerous Dave had the pleasure of interviewing the lucky winner.


  1. Back In Black by AC/DC
  2. Thriller by Michael Jackson
  3. Bat Out Of Hell by Meatloaf
  4. Whispering Jack by John Farnham
  5. Jagged Little Pill by Alanis Morissette
  6. Brothers In Arms by Dire Straits
  7. 21 by Adele
  8. The Joshua Tree by U2
  9. Rumours by Fleetwood Mac
  10. Born In The USA by Bruce Springsteen
  11. Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band by The Beatles
  12. Funhouse by Pink
  13. East by Cold Chisel
  14. Hotel California by Eagles
  15. Slippery When Wet by Bon Jovi
  16. Yourself Or Someone Like You by Matchbox 20
  17. Kick by Inxs
  18. x (Multiply) by Ed Sheeran
  19. Led Zeppelin IV by Led Zeppelin
  20. Purple Rain by Prince
  21. Throwing Copper by Live
  22. Glass Houses by Billy Joel
  23. Californication by Red Hot Chili Peppers
  24. Crowded House by Crowded House
  25. Tattoo You by The Rolling Stones
  26. Come On Over by Shania Twain
  27. Diesel And Dust by Midnight Oil
  28. I’m Not Dead by Pink
  29. Dark Side Of The Moon by Pink Floyd
  30. No Jacket Required by Phil Collins
  31. Use Your Illusion 2 by Guns n Roses
  32. Like A Prayer by Madonna
  33. Odyssey Number Five by Powderfinger
  34. Reckless by Bryan Adams
  35. Nevermind by Nirvana
  36. Tango In The Night by Fleetwood Mac
  37. A Night At The Opera by Queen
  38. Divide by Ed Sheeran
  39. The Swing by Inxs
  40. Automatic For The People by R.E.M.
  41. Look Sharp by Roxette
  42. There Is Nothing Left To Lose by Foo Fighters
  43. Revenge by Eurythmics
  44. Achtung Baby by U2
  45. Saturday Night Fever by Bee Gees / Various Artists
  46. For The Working Class Man by Jimmy Barnes
  47. A Rush Of Blood To The Head by Coldplay
  48. Whitney Houston by Whitney Houston
  49. Blood Sugar Sex Magik by Red Hot Chili Peppers
  50. Let’s Dance by David Bowie
  51. Songs About Jane by Maroon 5
  52. Appetite For Destruction by Guns n Roses
  53. Diamonds And Pearls by Prince
  54. Abbey Road by The Beatles
  55. Invisible Touch by Genesis
  56. What’s The Story Morning Glory by Oasis
  57. Graceland by Paul Simon
  58. Vulture Street by Powderfinger
  59. Faith by George Michael
  60. Keep The Faith by Bon Jovi
  61. Business As Usual by Men At Work
  62. More Than You Think You Are by Matchbox 20
  63. Listen Like Thieves by Inxs
  64. The Stranger by Billy Joel
  65. Ten by Pearl Jam
  66. IV by Toto
  67. Supernatural by Santana
  68. Primitive Man by Icehouse
  69. Joyride by Roxette
  70. Hysteria by Def Leppard
  71. Goodbye Yellow Brick Road by Elton John
  72. Light Years by Kylie
  73. Rattle & Hum by U2
  74. Hepfidelity by Diesel
  75. Tracy Chapman by Tracy Chapman
  76. By The Way by Red Hot Chili Peppers
  77. An Innocent Man by Billy Joel
  78. Soul Deep by Jimmy Barnes
  79. The Works by Queen
  80. The Truth About Love by Pink
  81. Band On The Run by Paul McCartney & Wings
  82. Savage Garden by Savage Garden
  83. Little Creatures by Talking Heads
  84. + (Plus) by Ed Sheeran
  85. Sirocco by Australian Crawl
  86. Bodyguard Soundtrack by Whitney Houston/Various Artists
  87. Synchronicity by The Police
  88. Something To Be by Rob Thomas
  89. The Wall by Pink Floyd
  90. Make It Big by Wham!
  91. The Colour & The Shape by Foo Fighters
  92. True Colours by Split Enz
  93. Sing When You’re Winning by Robbie Williams
  94. American Fool by John Mellencamp
  95. X by INXS
  96. Face Value by Phil Collins
  97. MTV Unplugged In New York by Nirvana
  98. The Beatles (The White Album) by The Beatles
  99. Too Low For Zero by Elton John
  100. Hot Fuss by The Killers
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Wrapping It Up

This countdown was more than just numbers and names. It was a tribute to the art of music and a celebration of our wonderful Triple M community. Thanks to each one of you who voted, shared, and celebrated with us. Here’s to many more musical adventures together!

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