English rock act Bring Me the Horizon see their fifth studio album “That’s the Spirit” become their third successive No.1 album on the ARIA Albums Chart this week.
“That’s the Spirit” becomes the 742nd No.1 album in Australia (1965 to 2015) and the 593rd for ARIA (1983 to 2015), plus the 389th to debut at the top of the Australian Albums chart, plus this is the third week in a row that the Top 3 albums have all been debuts, but this time a rock act won out again (the last were Bring Me the Horizon and Disturbed in the last two weeks of August).
As I mentioned above, this is the third No.1 album for Bring Me the Horizon, as their last two sets debuted and peaked for a week at the chart summit, with their last being their fourth release “Sempiternal” (8-April-2013, TW-93) and prior to that was their third album “There is a Hell, Believe Me I’ve Seen it. There is a Heaven, Let’s Keep it a Secret” (18-Oct-2010), whilst they first charted here with their second album “Suicide Season” (HP-28, Oct 2008).
“That’s the Spirit” becomes the fourth album with ‘Spirit’ in its title to reach the top of the Australian Album charts and the second with ‘That’s’ after Arctic Monkeys (2006) and Shannon Noll (2004), whilst the album becomes the 143rd for an English act to hit the top (fifth this year) and the 347th for a group (ninth for 2015).
The debut album for local singer/songwriter Jarryd James enters at No.2 entitled “Thirty One”, which features the former No.2 single “Do You Remember” (TW-67) and the current song “Regardless” (TW-98) and the single in-between those two “Give Me Something” (HP-59). And coming in at No.3 is California thrash metal act Slayer with their twelfth album “Repentless” which becomes their third Top 10 album and now highest charting, as their previous two tenners both reach No.9, “World Painted Blood” (Nov 2009, LP#11) and “Christ Illusion” (Aug 2006, LP#10).
Taylor Swift is back up three places to No.4 with her “1989” album and two of last weeks top three entries survive for a second week within the Top 10, as Iron Maiden’s “The Book of Souls” is down three places to No.5 and last weeks No.1 debut of the EP “Wild” for Troye Sivan is down six spots to No.7, in-between those two though is former No.1 “Beauty Behind the Madness” for The Weeknd which is down two places to No.6. The “Compton” soundtrack for Dr. Dre is also down two spots this week to No.8, and the set is the only new album certification this week, notching up Gold (●) in sales. Ed Sheeran is down four places to No.9 with his “x” album and returning to the Top 10, up four places to No.10 is Meghan Trainor with her “Title” album.
UP: After debuting at No.18 last week, the Simply Red compilation “Song Book 1985-2010” is up a couple of places to a new peak of No.16 and thanks to the screening of the biopic for Peter Allen, his 2006 compilation “The Ultimate Peter Allen” (former HP-50) returns to the Top 100 at a new peak of No.24 this week. “Wilder Mind” for Mumford & Sons is back up four places to No.31 and now that he is on our screens as an X-Factor judge, the James Blunt best of “I’ll Take Everything” is up seven spots to a new peak of No.32. Neil Diamond leaps forty-six places to a land a new peak of No.38 with his “All Times Greatest Hits” set and back into the Top 50 are Jessie J with her “Sweet Talker” set (62 to 49) and thanks to so many X-Factor covers, the Sia album “1000 Forms of Fear” is back up sixteen places to No.42.
DOWN: The two entries last week for N.W.A. to the Top 10 both drop out this week, with their “Greatest Hits” down two to No.9 and dropping four to No.12 is their debut set “Straight Outta Compton”, whilst last weeks No.3 debut of “Got Your Six” by Five Finger Death Punch is down twelve to No.15, all three albums having spent a single week within the Top 10. The final dropout from last weeks ten is the Jimmy Barnes compilation “Best of the Soul Years” (HP-3, WI10-4) which descends twenty-six spots to No.36, as Father’s Day sales are over now. Vance Joy drop back down eight to No.20 with their re-packaged “Dream Your Life Away” album and falling ten to No.23 is Halsey with her “Badlands” album. “Big Love” for Simply Red drops seven to No.29 and down seventeen to No.33 are Foals with their “What Went Down” album. “Two Strong Hearts” for John and Olivia suffers from the post-Fathers Day drop too, as their album is down twenty places to No.35 and falling twenty-three to No.43 are Bon Jovi with their “Burning Bridges” album. After climbing to No.29 last week, Teddy Tahu Rhodes and his “From Broadway to La Scala” album is down sixteen to No.45 with the “Furious 7” soundtrack dropping fourteen spots to No.46, Alan Jackson’s “Angels & Alcohol” is down twenty-four to No.47 whilst “The Essential” for Van Morrison drops twenty-three to No.50. Falling out of last weeks fifty are Bullet for My Valentine (38 to 51), Rob Thomas (25 to 54), Lee Kernaghan (34 to 66), Ed Sheeran’s “+” (44 to 67), Greta Bradman (42 to 69), Muse (40 to 85) and leaving the hundred from last weeks Top 50 are Fidlar (#28), Travi$ Scott (#30), Maundz (#36) and AC/DC’s “Rock or Bust” (#48).
The second album for British electronic trio Nero debuts at No.13 entitled “Between II Worlds”, which is one place lower than their first entry “Welcome Reality” (HP-12) achieved in late August of 2011. One place lower at No.14 is the debut album for the fourth season winner of ‘The Voice: Australia’ Ellie Drennan, the set entitled “Close Your Eyes” features her performances on the show plus her single “Ghost”.
The fourth studio album for bluesman Gary Clark Jr. debuts at No.18 becoming his first Top 20 entry, the set “The Story of Sonny Boy Slim” is his third chart entry in Australia, as he previously entered with “Blak and Blu” (HP-34 in late Oct 2012) and then his live set “Gary Clark Jr. Live” made it to No.55 in September 2014. Whilst one place lower at No.19 is the fourteenth studio album for Duran Duran entitled “Paper Gods”, which here in Australia becomes their first Top 50 entry in almost eleven years, as their eleventh album “Astronaut” made it to No.22 in late October of 2004, but their last Top 20 appearance was with their seventh set “Duran Duran: The Wedding Album” (HP-20, May 1993).
The fifth studio album for Natalie Imbruglia entitled “Male” comes in at No.25, the album having debuted in the UK Top 20 a few weeks ago, and this becomes her fifth overall chart entry (four studio, 1 best of) with her October 2007 “Glorious: The Singles” (HP-40) being her last Top 50 appearance. A few places lower at No.28 is the latest album for religious act Planetshakers entitled “#Let’s Go”, which becomes their highest charting set here, as their two previous entries both peaked at No.30, “Endless Praise” (March 2014) and “This is Our Time (live)” (Nov 2014).
The Hollywood Vampires are a super-group made up of Alice Cooper, Johnny Depp and Joe Perry (Aerosmith) along with former Guns N’ Roses members Duff McKagan and Matt Sorum, and the name refers to the drinking group that Alice formed with other singers in the early 1970’s alongside Keith Moon (The Who), Nilsson, Micky Dolenz (Monkees), Bernie Taupin and Ringo from The Beatles. The self-titled fourteen track album debuts at No.34 and it features covers of songs by such acts as Led Zeppelin, The Who, 3 Dog Night/Nilsson, T. Rex, Small Faces and John Lennon amongst its tracks.
The final Top 50 entry this week is the new UK No.1 album this week “Keep the Village Alive” for Stereophonics, which enters here at No.39 and has become the bands sixth UK #1 album and is their ninth studio album overall. Here it becomes their eighth albums chart entry (LP#7 didn’t chart here) and it’s also their fifth Top 50 entry, with their last entry being “Graffiti on a Train” (LP#*, HP-42, March 2013).
Lower 50: Leading the lower-chart re-entries this week at No.58 is ABBA with “ABBA Gold & More” at No.58, followed at No.71 by Paul Kelly’s “Songs from the South Vol.1 & 2”, after which London Grammar’s “Strong” return sees their parent album “If You Wait” back in at No.78, whilst Fleetwood Mac are back in at No.79 with “Rumours”, after which “Prism” for Katy Perry returns at No.83 and Linkin Park with their “Hybrid Theory” return at No.87, whilst the self-titled album for Rage Against the Machine is back in at No.88. New 2015 judge for X-Factor Chris Isaak sees his only No.1 album in Australia “Best of” return at No.89 and the new No.1 album for Bring Me the Horizon helps their last album back in at No.93 with “Sempiternal”. Also back in are Hillsong United with “Empires” (#97), “Talk” by Daniel Johns (#99) and the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ “Greatest Hits” is back at #100.
UK act The Libertines (featuring Pete Doherty) return after eleven years with a new album entitled “Anthems for Doomed Youth”, which this week enters at No.55, becoming the bands second chart entry here, as the self-titled second set for the band made it to No.53 in early September of 2004. Coming in at No.63 is US act Beirut with his fourth album “No No No”, which also becomes his second entry here, as his third album “The Riptide” debuted and peaked at No.92 in early September of 2011.
Jewel returns to the ARIA Albums chart at No.75 with her eighth studio album “Picking Up the Pieces” which is her first new album in five years and her first to chart here since fifth set “Goodbye Alice in Wonderland” (HP-17, May 2006), and another act returning for the first time in over five years is Leona Lewis with her fifth studio set “I Am” coming in at No.82, whilst her last entry here was with her second album “Echo” (HP-31, late November, 2009).
Written, Compiled and Researched by Gavin Ryan.
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