Airbourne is an Australian hard rock band formed in Warrnambool, Victoria in 2003. Mainstay members are Joel O’Keeffe on lead vocals and lead guitar, and his brother Ryan O’Keeffe on drums. They were later joined by Justin Street on bass guitar and backing vocals. David Roads (rhythm guitar and backing vocals) was also a mainstay member until leaving the band in April 2017 – Harri Harrison was announced as his replacement. The band’s debut album, Runnin’ Wild, was released in 2007 and peaked in the top 30 on the ARIA Albums Chart. It appeared on the United Kingdom Albums Chart and United States Billboard 200. By August 2013, it was certified with the Silver award by BPI. Their second album, No Guts. No Glory. was released in 2010 and reached the top 20 on the ARIA Chart, top 40 in the UK, and also appeared on the Billboard 200. Their third studio album, Black Dog Barking, was released in 2013. In 2016, Airbourne released their fourth album, titled Breakin’ Outta Hell. Boneshaker is the band’s fifth album, released in 2019. Here are all of Airbourne’s albums ranked.
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5. Black Dog Barking (2013)
“‘Black Dog Barking’ is more of the same AC/D-inspired rock. It’s the same style, same song structures etc. It gets off to a really good start: “Ready To Rock”, “Animalize”, “No One Fits Me (Better Than You)”, and “Back in the Game” are all really catchy. There’s some decent songs after this along with some forgettable tracks. It’s a bit short too with the 10 songs only lasting around 35 mins.”
4. Breakin’ Outta Hell (2016)
“There is no denying the fact that Airbourne is hard-wired into AC/DC’s blueprint. Airbourne isn’t the first group to lean hard on the fuse-blowing AC/DC, and they sure as hell will not be the last. But, few groups kick it out with the intensity of Airbourne, as evident by the bitchin’ set of tracks that fill out the Bob Marlette produced Breakin’ Outta Hell.“
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3. Boneshaker (2019)
“I don’t know if I’m just getting used to them or not but to my ears this album doesn’t sound quite as much like AC/DC as most of their previous albums, especially the last one. It’s just another good Airbourne album. It also has a grittier feel and the vocalist is screaming more than usual which actually suits the songs. It’s definitely their heaviest album since their debut as well.”
2. No Guts. No Glory. (2010)
“There will never, ever be a studio album that does Airbourne justice. They will forever be one of those acts that you absolutely must see live to appreciate their musicianship & all-around stage presence. 100% energy…they are Metallica + Dragonforce, add a little Crue & viola, the Airbourne aussies. “No Guts, No Glory” is going to add monstrous vocals & licks to their next tour. Play loudly!”
1. Runnin’ Wild (2007)
“In my opinion this album is a really solid Rock’n Roll album. Heard it many times and it doesn’t get boring, which probably is because of the good songwriting. If you don’t like AC/DC, you will probably find this not good too, but if you are a fan of old school party Rock’n Roll, you will definetly dig this album!”