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
2. Big Canoe, Tim Finn, 1986
3. Based on a true story, Fat Freddys Drop, 2005
4. Crowded House, Crowded House, 1986
5. Revival, Katchafire, 2003
6. Loyal, Dave Dobbyn, 1986
7. What to do with fire, Brooke Fraser, 2003
8. Broadcast, Strawpeople, 1992
9. Six 60, Six60, 2011
10. Natures Best, Various artists, 2002
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?