i know from experience that there are a lot of bad australian bands. Dirty Three are not one of them. the guitar/drums/violin lineup allows the band to go from producing beautiful, sombre tunes to cacophonous rock music. from what i've heard, their earlier albums tend to be the noisier ones, and as the very first they've released their self-titled does not disappoint in that regard. those who have heard Horse Stories would most certainly love this (and vice versa).