Celebrating New Zealand music month: Great Kiwi albums…

My choice of 10 great Kiwi albums

May is New Zealand Music Month, a celebration of Kiwi music.  New Zealand has a rich, vibrant music scene which has led to the creation of many excellent musicians over the years. I thought I would highlight a few great albums from Kiwi artists.

Here is my personal pick of 10 great New Zealand albums in no particular order:

1. Traction, Supergroove, 1994

supergroove

2. Big Canoe, Tim Finn, 1986

BigCanoe

3. Based on a true story, Fat Freddys Drop, 2005

fatfreddys

4. Crowded House, Crowded House, 1986

Crowded+House

5. Revival, Katchafire, 2003

Katchafire

6. Loyal, Dave Dobbyn, 1986

Loyal

7. What to do with fire, Brooke Fraser, 2003

BrookeFraser

8. Broadcast, Strawpeople, 1992

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9. Six 60, Six60, 2011

Six60

10. Natures Best, Various artists, 2002

Nature's_Best_1_CD_cover

 

There are many excellent New Zealand music albums and this is simply a small fraction. All of these albums are worth listening to but if you want an overview of Kiwi musicians find a copy of Natures Own which is a compilation of New Zealand music from the 1960’s-2000’s.

What is your favorite Kiwi album?

Author: jonmoake1968

Senior Library Assistant at Ara Institute of Canterbury.

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