Soundtrack: 118 Great New Zealand Albums

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Soundtrack: 118 Great New Zealand Albums

Postby madzong » Fri Sep 25, 2015 8:01 am

Hi Henrik,

I was looking for some more NZ album lists and found this at the local Library.

This book was published in 2007 (Craig Potton Publishing). It's called 'Soundtrack: 118 Great New Zealand Albums' by Grant Smithies. Grant Smithies is a music critic who reviews albums in the NZ national Sunday Star-Times newspaper and has a radio show on national radio. (I have removed the 8 compilation albums).

http://www.arcadiabookshop.co.nz/produc ... landalbums

He got journalists, music critics, musicians, writers, music academics and music label founders to write an essay on one or more of the albums that they deemed important from his selections. The contributors are; Grant Smithies, Hamish McDoull, Roger Shepherd, Richard Langston, Chad Taylor, Graeme Downes, Gareth Shute, David Eggleton, Chris Price, Nigel Cox, Roy Colbert, Shayne Carter, Damien Wilkins, James Brown, Jon Toogood, Ian Chapman, Gregory O’Brien, Sam Neill, Jolisa Gracewood, Graham Reid and John Campbell.

In some cases, some of the albums were suggested by the contributors.

1. 3Ds - Hellzapoppin 1992
2. 3Ds - The Venus Trail 1993
3. Avotor - Billion 2004
4. Bachelorette - The End Of Things EP 2005
5. Bachelorette - Isolation Loops 2006
6. Bailter Space - Tanker 1988
7. Bailter Space - Thermos 1990
8. The Bats - And Here Is ‘Music For The Fireside’! 1985
9. The Bats - Daddy’s Highway 1987
10. The Bats - At The National Grid 2005
11. Bike - Take In The Sun 1997
12. Bressa Creeting Cake - Bressa Creeting Cake 1997
13. The Brunettes - Holding Hands, Feeding Ducks 2002
14. The Brunettes - Mars Loves Venus 2004
15. Buda, Luke - Special Surprise 2006
16. Cake, Edmund - Downtown Puff 2004
17. Cassette - Cut For Summer 2006
18. The Chills - Submarine Bells 1990
19. Chesterman, Marc - Woodenhead Soundtrack 2004
20. Clay, Darcy - Jesus I Was Evil 2002
21. The Clean - Boodle Boodle Boodle 1981
22. Coco Solid - Denim And Leisure 2005
23. Coco Solid - Denim And Leather 2005
24. Coco Solid - Gentlemen Prefer Bombz 2006
25. The Coolies - The Coolies 2003
26. Crowded House - Woodface 1991
27. Dam Native - Kaupapa Driven Rhymes Uplifted 1997
28. Dei Hamo - First Edition 2005
29. Lloyd, Demarnia - Set Upon A Curve 2002
30. Dimmer - I Believe You Are A Star 2001
31. Dimmer - You’ve Got To Hear The Music 2004
32. Dimmer - There My Dear 2006
33. Ermehn - Samoans Part II 1998
34. Ermehn - The Path Of Blood 2005
35. Fat Freddy’s Drop - Live At The Matterhorn 2001
36. Fat Freddy’s Drop - Based On A True Story 2005
37. Freestyle - Break It To Pieces 2004
38. Gains, Edward - Edweird 2004
39. Ghost Club - Ghostclubbing 2001
40. Ghost Club - Train 2005
41. Ghostplane - Beneath The Sleepy Lagoon 2006
42. The Gordons - Future Shock 1980
43. The Gordons - The Gordons 1981
44. The Haints Of Dean Hall - The Haints Of Dean Hall 2006
45. High Dependency Unit - Cross Channel Multi Tap 1998
46. High Dependency Unit - Fire Works 2001
47. Humphreys And Keen - The Overflow 2006
48. Jakob - Cale: Drew 2003
49. The Jean-Paul Sartre Experience - The Jean –Paul Sartre Experience EP 1986
50. The Jean-Paul Sartre Experience - Love Songs 1987
51. Jet Jaguar - Jet Jaguar Is Love 2004
52. Kilgour, David - A Feather In The Engine 2001
53. Kilgour, David - Frozen Orange 2004
54. Kilgour, David - The Far Now 2007
55. King Kapisi - Savage Thoughts` 2000
56. La De Da’s - La De Da’s 1966
57. Lawrence Arabia - Lawrence Arabia 2006
58. Little Bushman - The Onus Of Sand 2006
59. Mareko - White Sunday 2003
60. The Mint Chicks - Crazy? Yes! Dumb? No! 2006
61. Lanky - Wait 2000
62. Micronism - Inside A Quiet Mind 1998
63. Montano - Montano 2005
64. The Orange - Fruit Salad Lives EP 1986
65. Phase 5 - Space Bar 2001
66. Phelps & Monroe - Slowpoke 2003
67. The Phoenix Foundation - Horse Power 2003
68. The Phoenix Foundation - Pegasus 2005
69. Punches - Punches EP 2006
70. The Reduction Agents - The Dance Reduction Agents 2006
71. Rotor+ - Map Key Window 2004
72. Ryan McPhun And The Ruby Suns - Ryan McPhun And The Ruby Suns 2005
73. Scott, Robert - The Creeping Unknown 2000
74. Scott, Samuel Flynn - The Hunt Brings Us Life 2006
75. Shihad - Killjoy 1995
76. Shihad - The General Electric 1999
77. Pacifier (Shihad) - Live 2004
78. Shihad - Love Is The Hate 2005
79. Shocking Pinks - Dance The Dance Electric 2004
80. Shocking Pinks - Infinity Land 2005
81. Shocking Pinks - Mathematical Warfare 2005
82. Signer - Low Light Dreams 2002
83. Signer - The New Face Of Smiling 2004
84. SJD - Lost Soul Music 2001
85. SJD - Southern Lights 2004
86. SJD - Songs From A Dictaphone 2007
87. Skeptics - Amalgam 1990
88. Sola Rosa - Haunted Out-Takes 2003
89. Space Waltz - Space Waltz 1975
90. Split Enz - Mental Notes 1975
91. Split Enz - True Colours 1980
92. Stagedoor Witchdoctors - Chants R&B 2000
93. The Stereo Bus - The Stereo Bus 1997
94. Straitjacket Fits - Life In One Chord EP 1987
95. Straitjacket Fits - Hail 1988
96. Straitjacket Fits - Melt 1990
97. Straitjacket Fits - Blow 1993
98. The Swingers - Practical Jokers 1981
99. Subliminals - United State 2000
100. Tamaira, Dallas - Better Than Change 2000
101. Tall Dwarfs - Hello Cruel World 1991
102. The Tokey Tones - Caterpillar/Butterfly 2003
103. Toy Love - Toy Love 1980
104. Trinity Roots - True 2002
105. Trinity Roots - Home, Land And Sea 2004
106. Upper Hutt Posse - Against The Flow 1989
107. Urban Disturbance - Triumph Of Time 1994
108. The Verlaines - Bird Dog 1987
109. Waipara, Tama - Triumph Of Time 2003
110. Yetton, Dave - Blow Out Your Candles 2005
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Re: Soundtrack: 118 Great New Zealand Albums

Postby Henrik » Fri Sep 25, 2015 8:47 am

Finally a list with Fat Freddys Drop in it. Eligible. Thanks madzong!
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Re: Soundtrack: 118 Great New Zealand Albums

Postby madzong » Fri Sep 25, 2015 9:05 am

Henrik wrote:Finally a list with Fat Freddys Drop in it. Eligible. Thanks madzong!


I'm glad you are a fan of Fat Freddy's Drop too! If you like them, you might also enjoy other NZ bands with a similar vibe like the Black Seeds (still to appear on a critic's list), Salmonella Dub and Trinity Roots.

It is quite hard finding critics lists of just NZ songs and albums as we don't really have any major music magazines any more since 'Rip It Up' got bought. This list does have a good mix of new NZ music though :P

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Re: Soundtrack: 118 Great New Zealand Albums

Postby Henrik » Fri Sep 25, 2015 9:13 am

madzong wrote:
Henrik wrote:Finally a list with Fat Freddys Drop in it. Eligible. Thanks madzong!


I'm glad you are a fan of Fat Freddy's Drop too! If you like them, you might also enjoy other NZ bands with a similar vibe like the Black Seeds (still to appear on a critic's list), Salmonella Dub and Trinity Roots.

It is quite hard finding critics lists of just NZ songs and albums as we don't really have any major music magazines any more since 'Rip It Up' got bought. This list does have a good mix of new NZ music though :P

Thanks for the recommendations, I will check them out!

You haven't heard about a NZ mag called "Movement", have you? Lists from that magazine were sent to me by email many years ago. They were included on AM for a while, but they were eventually deleted. I think the lists were fake as I could not find any information at all about the magazine on the web, and no one in the forum had heard about it either.
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Re: Soundtrack: 118 Great New Zealand Albums

Postby madzong » Fri Sep 25, 2015 10:09 am

Henrik wrote:You haven't heard about a NZ mag called "Movement", have you? Lists from that magazine were sent to me by email many years ago. They were included on AM for a while, but they were eventually deleted. I think the lists were fake as I could not find any information at all about the magazine on the web, and no one in the forum had heard about it either.


Hi Henrik - sadly 'Movement' magazine doesn't ring a bell. I wonder how old the lists were? There was one called 'Pavement' that became defunct in 2006.


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