The third studio album for local act Boy & Bear becomes their second successive album to debut at the top of the ARIA Albums Chart, as “Limit of Love” enters at No.1 this week.
“Limit of Love” becomes the 746th No.1 Album in Australia (1965 to 2015) and the 597th for ARIA (1983 to 2015), plus the 393rd to enter at No.1 and the 21st chart-topping album for the Island label, and their second this year after the Florence + the Machine album “How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful” (June 2015). Plus Boy & Bear are equal eighteenth on the list of ‘Accumulated Weeks at No.1: 2010 Albums’ alongside the two acts who have also notched up a total of two weeks for this decade from two albums, Madonna and Hillsong United, with Boy & Bear previously reaching No.1 with “Harlequin Dream” on 26th of August in 2013.
This is the fourteenth album to feature ‘Love’ in its title, but the first with a ‘Limit’ within the albums name, whilst for 2015 this becomes the ninth album for an Australian act, and overall “Limit of Love” is the 188th by an Australian to reach the top, plus also the 349th by a Group (local or overseas).
Last weeks No.1 debut of “Like a Version Vol.11” is a close second this week as it is down one place to No.2 after which the fifth album for pop singer Selena Gomez entitled “Revival” debuts at No.3, becoming her fourth album to chart here, plus her second Top 10 and now her highest charting album, as she previously appeared within the Top 10 with her last album “Stars Dance” (HP-8, peaked late July 2013), and last weeks No.2 debut of “The Perfect Crime” for Cold Chisel is down two places to No.4 this week.
Debuting at No.5 is the third and final Top 10 entry this week, the fifth studio album for City & Colour entitled “If I Should Go Before You”, which becomes their fourth album to chart here and now third consecutive Top 10 debut, as the bands third album “Little Hell” debuted and peaked at No.2 in mid-June of 2011, and then “The Hurry and the Harm” debuted and peaked at No.4 exactly two years later, mid-June of 2013.
Taylor Swift is back up two places to No.6 with her “1989” album as it heads for its one-year anniversary on the charts next week, having only left the Top 10 so far for a single week (in mid-May), Parkway Drive are down four spots to No.7 with “Ire”, which by staying for a third week within the Top 10 becomes their longest run within the Top 10. X-Factor judge James Blunt is down three places to No.8 with his best of compilation “I’ll Take Everything”, The Weeknd holds at No.9 with his set “Beauty Behind the Madness” and thanks to her promo visit to Australia, Jess Glynne blasts back up thirty places to No.10 with her debut album “I Cry When I Laugh” (HP-7) which notches up its second week within the Top 10 now.
UP: Ed Sheeran is back up a couple of places with “x” to No.11 whilst his first album “+” blasts back up fifty-eight spots to return to the Top 50 at No.26. The current Top 5 album for Cold Chisel helps their collection “The Best of–All for You” to rise again this week, up six to No.15 and jumping back up thirteen places to No.21 is The Rubens album “Hoops”. James Bay sees his “Chaos and the Calm” album climb back up eight to No.28, whilst Jarryd James’ album “Thirty One” turns around and is back up twelve places to No.36. The touring Robbie Williams helps his best of “In & Out of Consciousness: Greatest Hits” to climb eight spots to No.41 and returning to the Top 50 is the “Frozen” (52 to 42) soundtrack, “The Gospel Album” for Gurrumul (57 to 47) and another soundtrack in “Guardians of the Galaxy” (73 to 49), which sees a new volume released this week.
DOWN: All four of the Top 10 dropouts this week entered their last week, so they’ve all spent a single week within the ten, firstly Rudimental fall fifteen to No.19 with “We the Generation” (HP-4), “Get Up” (HP-6) for Bryan Adams is down sixteen spots to No.22, Trivium tumble twenty-eight spots to No.35 with “Silence in the Snow” (HP-7) and the second Avicii album “Stories” (HP-10) also tumbles twenty-eight places, down to No.38. Disclosure fall five to No.17 with “Caracal” and David Gilmour is down six to No.24 with “Rattle That Lock”. Don Henley drops seven to No.33 with “Cass County” and tumbling twenty-nine to No.46 is N.W.A. with their album “Straight Outta Compton” and dropping eleven to No.48 is Disturbed with their former No.1 “Immortalized”. Falling into the lower fifty this week are Janet Jackson (11 to 56), Dr. Dre (32 to 62), Clutch (23 to 64), Maroon 5 (GH-38 to 71), Creedence Clearwater Revival Collection (42 to 82) and Eagles of Death Metal (29 to 99), whilst leaving the Top 100 from last weeks fifty are Dylan Joel (#28), Bryan Adams’ “Best of Me” (#39) and Sevendust (#44).
Season 3 winner of X-Factor (2011) Reece Mastin sees his third album “Change Colours” debut at No.12 this week, with his first two albums both reaching the top three. The fifth album for Mayday Parade becomes their highest charting set, as “Black Lines” enters at No.32 also becoming the bands third chart entry and now first to make it into the Top 50. Sydney three-piece female act Little May see their debut album “For the Company” enter at No.40 this week.
The eighteenth studio album for US country artist Toby Keith entitled “35mph Town” which comes in at No.43 and is his fourth album to chart in Australia (3 studios, 1 best of). New Zealand’s classical trio Sol3 Mio see their second album “On Another Note” debut at No.45, their self-titled album making it to No.6 in May 2014, and this new set became their second to hit No.1 in their home country. And the final Top 50 entry is the second album for local dance act Art vs. Science, their new set comes in at No.50 entitled “Off the Edge of Earth and into Forever, Forever”, with the bands debut album “The Experiment” debut and peaking at No.2 back in early March, 2011.
Lower 50: “The Best of” for Chris Isaak jumps up twelve places to No.54 after he performed on the show this past week (and AFL GF the previous week), and Kendrick Lamar and his set “To Pimp a Butterfly” is back up thirty-seven places to No.60. The ARIA Award nominated self-titled album for Angus & Julia Stone is back in at No.66 and ahead of his Melbourne Cup Eve show, David Guetta returns at No.68 with “Listen”. The David Bowie compilation “Nothing Has Changed: The Best of” is back in at No.72 and the Katy Perry “Prism” shines again at No.75, with current tourist Kiss back in at No.83 with the compilation “Kiss 40”. The final four returns are “Higher Truth” for Chris Cornell (#90), “Back to Black” for Amy Winehouse (#92), “Hot Potatoes: The Best of” by The Wiggles (#94) and “My Everything” by Ariana Grande at No.98.
The self-titled debut album for local rock act The Dead Daisies debuted and peaked at No.42 in mid-February of 2014, now their second album “Revolucion” debuts ten places lower at No.52. The third album for UK dance act Hurts entitled “Surrender” enters at No.57 becoming the bands third albums chart entry here and now their highest charting album too.
Local act Slum Sociable see their first albums chart action this week, as their album “TQ” comes in at No.58 as the duo have just wrapped up a tour this past week. One place lower at No.59 is the reggae duo of R. City and their second album “What Dreams are Made of”, which features the current Top 10 single “Locked Away” (TW-9). French acid-jazz artist St. Germain releases his first new album in over fifteen years, this one is self-titled and comes in at No.67, plus this is now his second album to chart as his third release “Tourist”, which first charted in late June of 2000, finally climbed to No.23 for two weeks in mid-February of 2001 eventually spending 77 weeks within the Top 100.
The new UK No.1 album this week is a compilation album for Faithless entitled “Faithless 2.0”, which has a disc of their hits remixed by current DJs such as Avicii, Armin Van Buuren and Eric Prydz amongst the many tracks, and the second disc is a best of collection. The final new entry at No.84 is the self-titled second album for UK four-piece pop act Lawson; this becoming the bands first entry here, as their debut set “Chapman Square” failed to reach our Top 100.
Written, Compiled and Researched by Gavin Ryan.
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