US alt-metal act Deftones see their eighth studio album “Gore” become their first No.1 album in Australia, plus the set also debuted at the top in New Zealand, becoming the bands first number ones for an album anywhere in the world.
“Gore” becomes the 763rd No.1 Album in Australia (1965 to 2016) and the 614th for ARIA (1983 to 2016), plus the thirteen so far for 2016 and the fourteenth for the Reprise record label whose last No.1 album is back within the Top 5 this week, “Immortalized” by Disturbed (31-Aug, 2015), which means that Warner have the No.1 single and album in the country this week. This also becomes the Deftones third Top 10 album here too, as their first entry back in late June 2000 with their third album “White Pony” debuted and peaked at No.2, whilst the follow-up self-titled album made it to No.4 in early June of 2003, and whilst they charted their next three studio sets (and a best of), they all reached the Top 30, whilst their last entry “Koi No Yokan” managed to enter and peak at No.16 in mid-November of 2012.
The word “Gore” has not appeared at No.1 on the albums chart prior to this week, or even in an album title that has charted, but we did have one over on the singles chart back in mid-1963 when Lesley Gore took her first single “It’s My Party” to the top for a single week (6th July, 1963). Deftones also become the first US act to hit the top here in Australia for 2016, plus their album is the 271st by an American act (solo or group) to make it to No.1 (the last was Elvis’s “If I Can Dream” set for two weeks from 9th of November, 2015), and the group is the 147th American act (solo or group) to top the Aussie charts, whilst the album is also the 358th Group (local or international) to hit No.1 and the Deftones are the 64th US Group to achieved a No.1 album here, plus not only do Warner have the top on both charts, but the No.1’s are both held by American acts.
The second studio album for The Lumineers entitled “Cleopatra” debuts at No.2 this week (#1 in the UK) and it also becomes their second Top 10 album and highest charting album all in the same week, as their self-titled debut set climbed to No.7 in early April of 2013. Adele drops back down a place to No.3 with her third album “25” and climbing back two places to No.4 is “Immortalized” by Disturbed, whilst down one to No.5 is the TV Soundtrack for “Molly”, which is newly 2x▲Platinum in sales.
Ed Sheeran returned to the Top 10 last week with his second set “x”, and this week it climbs back up four to No.6, whilst current tourists around the country The Hilltop Hoods are down two spots to No.7 with “Drinking… Walking… Restrung”. Last weeks No.1 debut of the self-titled Lukas Graham album drops to No.8 this week and returning to the Top 10, up five to No.9, is Matt Corby with his debut album “Telluric”, whilst “Purpose” for Justin Bieber is back down two to No.10 this week. And over the past couple of weeks we have seen eight of the Top 10 albums all being No.1’s, well this week the ARIA Albums Chart Top 10 has NINE former or current No.1 sets within the Top 10, with only the debut at No.2 being the odd one out.
UP: Not only does the twenty one pilots track “Stressed Out” climb back up to No.10, the bands album “Blurryface” is back up three to No.13 ahead of their tour starting here this coming week, whilst two best of sets leap back into the Top 20, “Essential Michael Jackson” (27 to 17) and “Very Best of Fleetwood Mac” (48 to 19). Ahead of their film opening this coming week entitled “The Odyssey” (the 7 clips from their album), Florence + the Machine see their soundtrack to that film in “How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful” zoom back up forty-two places to No.22 this week. “Title” by Meghan Trainor rises back up ten to No.23 and Ed Sheeran’s first album is also back up, climbing thirteen to No.24 and it is now 6x ▲Platinum certified. “Badlands” for Halsey rises fifteen to No.26 and back up eighteen to No.32 is Bring Me the Horizon and “That’s the Spirit”. Jumping back into the Top 50 are “Blue Neighbourhood” (56 to 34) for Troye Sivan after his national tour announcement this past week, and “Currents” by Tame Impala (69 to 35), possibly due to them picking up second APRA award last week for songwriting. “Walking Under Stars” for The Hilltop Hoods is also back up ten to No.36 and the best of for Birds of Tokyo entitled “Playlist” leaps back up thirty-five to No.43, and three albums return to the chart within the Top 50, “Wilder Mind” for Mumford & Sons (#39), “Run” by Alison Wonderland (#41) and Fleetwood Mac with “Rumours” (#42).
DOWN: There are three albums dropping out of the Top 10 this week, firstly is Zayn with “Mind of Mine” (HP-1×1, WI10-2) which is down twelve to No.15 and the other two both debuted within the ten last week, “Everything You’ve Come to Expect” by The Last Shadow Puppets (9 to 28) and “Metal Resistance” by BabyMetal (7 to 30). “Bloom” by Rufus drops eight to No.31 and down seven to No.33 are Coldplay with “A Head Full of Dreams”, and dropping thirteen to No.37 are Cat Empire and their recent No.1 set “Rising with the Sun”. After leaping back into the Top 100 last week at No.19, the self-titled set for Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats drops down nineteen spots to No.38 and “21” by Adele is down ten to No.40. “Blackstar” by David Bowie drops fourteen to No.45 and is now certified ▲Platinum in sales, whilst last weeks No.11 debut for In Stereo of “She’s Rock N’ Roll” is down thirty-five spots to No.46, and down thirteen places apiece are “All For You–The Best of” by Cold Chisel and “Nine Track Mind” by Charlie Puth to No.47 and No.48 respectively. Falling hard into the lower fifty are Pet Shop Boys (12 to 51), Asking Alexandria (25 to 54), Sam Smith (32 to 55), Elton John’s “Best of” (36 to 58), Kendrick Lamar’s “Butterfly” (39 to 59) and “Untitled” (47 to 66), The Weeknd (49 to 73), Jeff Buckley (38 to 75), Iggy Pop (40 to 83), Amon Amarth (45 to 85), whilst leaving the Top 100 from last weeks fifty are Weezer (#28), Birdy (#42) and Planetshakers (#43).
The 13th studio album for Ben Harper (with the Innocent Criminals) entitled “Call it What it is” enters at No.11 this week, becoming his highest charting album since his 2011 tenth studio set “Give Till it’s Gone” which debuted and peaked at No.9 in late May. One place lower at No.12 is the seventh studio album for French act M83 entitled “Junk”, and it becomes their second album to chart here after their sixth set “Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming” (HP-37, peaked early Feb 2012). The final Top 50 entry this week is the first entry and second solo album for Black Label Society and Ozzy Osbourne guitarist Zakk Wylde entitled “Book of Shadows II”, which debuts at No.44 this week, his first album “Book of Shadows” (1996) did not chart here.
Lower 50: The self-titled Jamie Lawson album is back up twenty-nine places to No.52 and the Lorde set “Pure Heroine” jumps thirty-seven to No.53, with “Have it All (Live)” for Bethel Music back up ten to No.60. “Nevermind” for Nirvana is back in at No.65 and “The Essential” for Billy Joel returns at a new peak of No.67, whilst the Rod Stewart collection “Some Guys Have All the Luck” re-enters at No.68, plus Boy & Bear return at No.71 with their former No.1 set “Limit of Love”. There are further returning albums from Chris Isaak (#78), Urthboy (#80), Enya (#82), Gang of Youths (#82), Tina Arena (#88), Celtic Thunder (#90), Bryan Adams (So Far So Good) (#93), Rachel Platten (#94), twenty one pilots with “Vessel” (#95), Carrie Underwood (#96), Rage Against the Machine (#98), Little River Band (#99) and The Killers’ “Direct Hits” (#100).
Scottish indie-rock band Frightened Rabbit see their fifth studio album “Painting of a Panic Attack” debut at No.56, which is one place lower that their first chart entry and fourth album “Pedestrian Verse” (HP-55) achieved back in February of 2013. The ninth studio set for US act The Dandy Warhols debuts at No.57 entitled “Distortland” and it becomes their seventh set to chart in Australia (#1 & #7 didn’t make it).
Australian group Halfway see their fifth album “The Golden Halfway Record” debut at No.62 and become their first ARIA Albums Chart entry, the set being recorded in Nashville earlier in the year. Coming in at No.63 is “Into the Deep” by Citipointe Live, another church group, this one based in Brisbane, whilst another live album debuts at No.76 for Josh Groban in “Stages (Live)”, which is his Stages album plus live tracks and DVD with some editions. Final entry of the week is new at No.77, “Red Flag” for UK four-piece female vocal group All Saints, the first new material from the girls in ten years, as their last set “Studio 1” (Nov. 2006) failed to chart here, but they did make the ARIA Albums chart with their first two albums “All Saints” (HP-4, entered March 1998, peaked late April) and “Saints & Sinners” (HP-20, peaked Oct 2000).
Written, Compiled and Researched by Gavin Ryan.
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