New Zealand Music Award for Album of the Year

Album of the Year is a New Zealand Music Award that honours New Zealand music artists for outstanding album. The award was first awarded in 1973 as part of the Recording Arts Talent Awards (RATA).[1] Singer-songwriter Bic Runga has won the award twice, in 1998 and 2006, while singer-songwriter Dave Dobbyn has won once as a solo artist in 1998 and twice with his band DD Smash in 1982 and 1983.

Bic Runga, has twice won Album of the Year

RecipientsEdit

Year Winner Album Other finalists Ref.
1973 John Donoghue Spirit of Pelorus Jack N/A [2]
1974 No Album of the Year awarded [3]
1975 John Hanlon Higher Trails N/A [4]
1976 New Zealand Symphony Orchestra Symphony #2 [5]
1977 No awards held
1978 Hello Sailor Hello Sailor N/A [6]
1979 Street Talk Street Talk [7]
1980 Sharon O'Neill Sharon O'Neill [8]
1981 Dave McArtney and the Pink Flamingos Dave McArtney and the Pink Flamingos
  • Dennis O'Brien - Still in the Same Dream
  • Hammond Gamble - Hammond Gamble Band
[9]
1982 DD Smash Cool Bananas N/A [10]
1983 DD Smash Live: Deep in the Heart of Taxes [11]
1984 Dance Exponents Prayers Be Answered [12]
1985 Netherworld Dancing Toys Painted Years [13]
1986 Peking Man Peking Man [14]
1987 Herbs Sensitive to a Smile [15]
1988 Dave Dobbyn Loyal [16]
1989 Margaret Urlich Safety In Numbers [17]
1990 The Chills Submarine Bells [18]
1991 No awards held
1992 Headless Chickens Body Blow [19]
1993 The Mutton Birds The Mutton Birds [20]
1994 Straitjacket Fits Blow [21]
1995 Supergroove Traction [22]
1996 Shihad Killjoy [23]
1997 Strawpeople Vicarious [24]
1998 Bic Runga Drive [25]
1999 The Feelers Supersystem [26]
2000 Stellar Mix [27]
2001 Zed Silencer [28]
2002 Che Fu The Navigator [29]
2003 The Datsuns The Datsuns [30]
2004 Scribe The Crusader [31]
2005 Fat Freddy's Drop Based on a True Story [32]
2006 Bic Runga Birds [33]
2007 The Mint Chicks Crazy? Yes! Dumb? No! [34]
2008 Flight of the Conchords Flight of the Conchords [35]
2009 Ladyhawke Ladyhawke [36]
2010 Gin Wigmore Holy Smoke [37]
2011 The Naked and Famous Passive Me, Aggressive You [38]
2012 Kimbra Vows [39]
2013 Aaradhna Treble & Reverb [40]
2014 Lorde Pure Heroine [41]
2015 Broods Evergreen [42]
2016 Broods Conscious [43]
2017 Lorde Melodrama [44]
2018 Marlon Williams Make Way for Love [45]
2019 Avantdale Bowling Club Avantdale Bowling Club [46]

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