ARIA Award For Best Rock Album
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ARIA Award For Best Rock Album

ARIA Award for Best Rock Album
Presented byAustralian Recording Industry Association (ARIA)
First awarded1999
Currently held byCourtney Barnett, Tell Me How You Really Feel (2018)

The ARIA Music Award for Best Rock Album, 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] To be eligible, the recording must be an album in the contemporary rock, modern rock and active rock formats, and cannot be entered in other genre categories. The accolade is voted for by the ARIA Judging Academy, which consists of 1000 members from different areas of the music industry, and is given to a solo artist or group who is either from Australia or an Australian resident.[3]

The award for Best Rock Album has been won by Powderfinger the most time, with three wins, for: Internationalist (1999), Odyssey Number Five (2000) and Vulture Street.[4]

Winners and nominees

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.

  Winner marked in a separate colour
Year Winner(s) Album title
Powderfinger Internationalist
Cold Chisel The Last Wave of Summer
Frenzal Rhomb A Man's Not a Camel
Henry's Anger Personality Test
Silverchair Neon Ballroom
Killing Heidi Reflector
Area-7 Bitter & Twisted
Deadstar Somewhere Over the Radio
Grinspoon Grinspoon
Shihad The General Electric
Powderfinger Odyssey Number Five
The Living End Roll On
The Mark of Cain This is This
Motor Ace Five Star Laundry
The Superjesus Jet Age
Silverchair Diorama
Alex Lloyd Watching Angels Mend
Grinspoon New Detention
Motor Ace Shoot This
The Vines Highly Evolved
Powderfinger Vulture Street
Magic Dirt Tough Love
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds Nocturama
The Sleepy Jackson Lovers
Something for Kate The Official Fiction
Jet Get Born
Dallas Crane Dallas Crane
Eskimo Joe A Song Is a City
The Living End Modern Artillery
Spiderbait Tonight Alright
Grinspoon Thrills, Kills & Sunday Pills
Evermore Dreams
Little Birdy BigBigLove
Shihad Love Is the New Hate
The Cat Empire Two Shoes
Wolfmother Wolfmother
Augie March Moo, You Bloody Choir
Eskimo Joe Black Fingernails, Red Wine
The Living End State of Emergency
You Am I Convicts
Silverchair Young Modern
Airbourne Runnin' Wild
Grinspoon Alibis & Other Lies
Jet Shine On
Powderfinger Dream Days at the Hotel Existence
The Living End White Noise
Eddy Current Suppression Ring Primary Colours
Faker Be the Twilight
Gyroscope Breed Obsession
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds Dig, Lazarus, Dig!!!
AC/DC Black Ice
The Drones Havilah
Eskimo Joe Inshalla
Jet Shaka Rock
The Temper Trap Conditions
Birds of Tokyo Birds of Tokyo
Cloud Control Bliss Release
Eddy Current Suppression Ring Rush to Relax
Powderfinger Golden Rule
Tame Impala Innerspeaker
The Living End The Ending Is Just the Beginning Repeating
Children Collide Theory of Everything
Eskimo Joe Ghosts of the Past
Jebediah Kosciuszko
Papa Vs Pretty United in Isolation
The Temper Trap The Temper Trap
Children Collide Monument
Cold Chisel No Plans
Oh Mercy Deep Heat
The Jezabels Prisoner
Tame Impala Lonerism
Birds of Tokyo March Fires
Boy & Bear Harlequin Dream
The Drones I See Seaweed
The Rubens The Rubens
Dan Sultan Blackbird
Angus & Julia Stone Angus & Julia Stone
Ball Park Music Puddinghead
Jimmy Barnes 30:30 Hindsight
Kingswood Microscopic Wars
Tame Impala Currents
Courtney Barnett Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit
Dead Letter Circus Aesthesis
Gang of Youths The Positions
The Preatures Blue Planet Eyes
Violent Soho Waco
Ball Park Music Every Night the Same Dream
Boy & Bear Limit of Love
Gang of Youths Let Me Be Clear
The Living End Shift
Gang of Youths Go Farther in Lightness
Dan Sultan Killer
Dune Rats The Kids Will Know It's Bullshit
Polish Club Alright Already
The Preatures Girlhood
Courtney Barnett Tell Me How You Really Feel
Camp Cope How to Socialise & Make Friends
DMA's For Now
Luca Brasi Stay
Middle Kids Lost Friends


  1. ^ "ARIA Awards 2011 overview". Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA). Retrieved 2014.
  2. ^ "What We Do". Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA). Archived from the original on 25 January 2012. Retrieved 2014. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  3. ^ "ARIA 2011 - Eligibility Criteria and Category Definitions" (PDF). Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA). Archived from the original (PDF) on 9 October 2014. Retrieved 2014. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  4. ^ ARIA Award previous winners. "Winners By Award - 27th ARIA Awards 2013". Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA). Retrieved 2014.

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