ARIA Award for Album of the Year

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ARIA Award for Album of the Year
Country Australia
Presented by Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA)
First awarded 1987
Currently held by Tame Impala, Lonerism (2013)
Official website ariaawards.com.au

The ARIA Music Award for Album of the Year, is an award presented at the annual ARIA Music Awards, which recognises "the many achievements of Aussie artists across all music genres",[1] since 1987. It is handed out by the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA), an organisation whose aim is "to advance the interests of the Australian record industry."[2] The award is handed out to an Australian group or solo artist who have had an album appear in the ARIA Top 100 Albums Chart between the eligibility period, and is voted for by a judging academy, which consists of 1000 members from different areas of the music industry.[3] Powderfinger have won the award the most times with three wins for Internationalist (1999), Odyssey Number Five (2001) and Vulture Street (2003).[4]

Winners and nominees[edit]

In the following table, the winner is highlighted in a separate colour, and in boldface; the nominees are those that are not highlighted or in boldface.[4][5][6][7]

  Winner marked in a separate colour
Year Winner(s) Album Title
1987
(1st)
John Farnham Whispering Jack
Crowded House Crowded House
Hunters & Collectors Human Frailty
Paul Kelly & the Coloured Girls Gossip
Spy vs Spy A.O. Mod. TV. Vers.
1988
(2nd)
Icehouse Man of Colours
1989
(3rd)
Crowded House Temple of Low Men
1990
(4th)
Ian Moss Matchbook
1991
(5th)
Midnight Oil Blue Sky Mining
The Black Sorrows Harley and Rose
John Farnham Chain Reaction
INXS X
Margaret Urlich Safety in Numbers
1992
(6th)
Baby Animals Baby Animals
Crowded House Woodface
Deborah Conway String of Pearls
Died Pretty Doughboy Hollow
Jimmy Barnes Soul Deep
1993
(7th)
Diesel Hepfidelity
Ed Kuepper Black Ticket Day
Hunters & Collectors Cut
Rockmelons Form 1 Planet
Wendy Matthews Lily
1994
(8th)
The Cruel Sea The Honeymoon Is Over
The Badloves Get on Board
Crowded House Together Alone
Diesel The Lobbyist
John Farnham Then Again
1995
(9th)
Tina Arena Don't Ask
Christine Anu Stylin' Up
The Cruel Sea Three Legged Dog
Silverchair Frogstomp
You Am I Hi Fi Way
1996
(10th)
You Am I Hourly, Daily
Finn Finn
John Farnham Romeo's Heart
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds Murder Ballads
Regurgitator Tu-Plang
1997
(11th)
Savage Garden Savage Garden
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds The Boatman's Call
Powderfinger Double Allergic
Silverchair Freak Show
Spiderbait Ivy and the Big Apples
1998
(12th)
Regurgitator Unit
Kylie Minogue Impossible Princess
Natalie Imbruglia Left of the Middle
The Whitlams Eternal Nightcap
You Am I #4 Record
1999
(13th)
Powderfinger Internationalist
Ben Lee Breathing Tornados
The Living End The Living End
Silverchair Neon Ballroom
Spiderbait Grand Slam
2000
(14th)
Killing Heidi Reflector
Alex Lloyd Black the Sun
David Bridie Act of Free Choice
Savage Garden Affirmation
Shihad The General Electric
2001
(15th)
Powderfinger Odyssey Number Five
The Avalanches Since I Left You
Kylie Minogue Kylie Mingoue
Something for Kate Echolalia
You Am I Dress Me Slowly
2002
(16th)
Kasey Chambers Barricades & Brickwalls
Alex Lloyd Watching Angels Mend
George Polyserena
Kylie Minogue Fever
Silverchair Diorama
2003
(17th)
Powderfinger Vulture Street
Delta Goodrem Innocent Eyes
The Sleepy Jackson Lovers
Something for Kate The Official Fiction
The Waifs Up All Night
2004
(18th)
Jet Get Born
The Dissociatives The Dissociatives
Eskimo Joe A Song Is a City
The John Butler Trio Sunrise Over Sea
Kasey Chambers Wayward Angel
2005
(19th)
Missy Higgins The Sound of White
Ben Lee Awake Is the New Sleep
Evermore Dreams
Keith Urban Be Here
Sarah Blasko The Overture & the Underscore
2006
(20th)
Bernard Fanning Tea & Sympathy
Augie March Moo, You Bloody Choir
Eskimo Joe Black Fingernails, Red Wine
The Sleepy Jackson Personality – One Was a Spider, One Was a Bird
Wolfmother Wolfmother
2007
(21st)
Silverchair Young Modern
Gotye Mixed Blood
The John Butler Trio Grand National
Powderfinger Dream Days at the Hotel Existence
Sneaky Sound System Sneaky Sound System
2008
(22nd)
The Presets Apocalypso
Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu Gurrumul
Kasey Chambers and Shane Nicholson Rattlin' Bones
The Living End White Noise
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds Dig, Lazarus, Dig!!!
2009
(23rd)
Empire of the Sun Walking on a Dream
AC/DC Black Ice
Eskimo Joe Inshalla
Sarah Blasko As Day Follows Night
The Temper Trap Conditions
2010
(24th)
Angus & Julia Stone Down the Way
Birds of Tokyo Birds of Tokyo
Sia We Are Born
Tame Impala InnerSpeaker
Washington I Believe You Liar
2011
(25th)
Boy & Bear Moonfire
Cut Copy Zonoscope
Eskimo Joe Ghosts of the Past
Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu Rrakala
Grinderman Grinderman 2
2012
(26th)
Gotye Making Mirrors
360 Falling & Flying
Missy Higgins The Ol' Razzle Dazzle
The Jezabels Prisoner
The Temper Trap The Temper Trap
2013
(27th)
Tame Impala Lonerism
Birds of Tokyo March Fires
Flume Flume
Guy Sebastian Armageddon
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds Push the Sky Away

References[edit]

  1. ^ "ARIA Awards 2011 overview". Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA). Retrieved 13 February 2012. 
  2. ^ "What We Do". Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA). Retrieved 12 February 2012. 
  3. ^ "ARIA 2011 - Eligibility Criteria and Category Definitions". Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA). Retrieved 13 February 2012. 
  4. ^ a b ARIA Award previous winners. "Winners By Award - 25th ARIA Awards 2011". Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA). Retrieved 12 February 2012. 
  5. ^ "Aria Awards/2011 Album of the Year - 25th ARIA Awards 2011". Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA). Retrieved 12 February 2012. 
  6. ^ "ARIA Awards 1987.mov". YouTube. ARIA Official YouTube Account. 13 November 2011. Retrieved 5 December 2013. 
  7. ^ "1991 Australian ARIA Award Nominations". Australian Recording Industry Association. 1991. Retrieved 13 June 2013. 

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