The sixth studio album for US heavy metal act Disturbed entitled “Immortalized” becomes the acts second No.1 chart-topper on the ARIA Albums chart this week.
“Immortalized” becomes the 739th No.1 album in Australia (1965 to 2015) and the 590th for ARIA (1983 to 2015), plus the 386th to debut at the top of the charts and the thirteenth for the Reprise record label. The acts fourth album “Indestructible” debuted at the top and stayed for a single week back on the 16th of June, 2008 and in-between those two No.1 albums, the Reprise label has had three No.1 albums, all by Michael Buble (although it could be seen as six No.1’s, as his ‘Christmas’ album did go back to the top on four separate occasions).
This is the first time that the word ‘Immortalized’ has appeared in a No.1 album title (and also on the albums chart too) and this new number one becomes the 268th for an American act to reach the top, plus the 346th for a Group, with four of the five last No.1 albums all coming from hard-rock or metal acts, Tame Impala (27-July), Northlane (3-Aug), and last weeks Bullet for My Valentine (24-Aug).
The N.W.A. biopic opens in Australia next week and in anticipation of its release the soundtrack and Dr. Dre album “Compton” are back up two places to No.2, whilst three of the group’s albums return to the chart this week too. Debuting at No.3 is the thirteenth studio album for Bon Jovi entitled “Burning Bridges”, which becomes the acts fourteenth Top 10 album (10 studio, 2 best of, 1 live) in Australia and their first studio album NOT to debut at No.1 since album #11 “The Circle” (HP-4) from November 2009, as eight of their previous albums have all debuted in the top spot.
The third studio album for Matchbox 20 lead singer Rob Thomas debuts at No.4 entitled “The Great Unknown”, which is the same position his previous album “Cradlesong” debuted at back in mid-July 2009 before it climbed to No.3, whilst his first solo entry “…Something to Be” debuted and peaked at No.1 in May 2005. The final Top 10 debut is in at No.5, and is the third album for local act Short Stack called “Homecoming” which becomes their third Top 10 album in the process, as their previous two albums were “This is Bat Country” (LP#2, HP-6, November 2010) and “Stack is the New Black” (LP#1, HP-1×1, August 2009), with both albums having spent a single week in the top ten each.
Holding steady this week are Taylor Swift with “1989” and Ed Sheeran with his “x” album at No.6 and No.7 respectively, whilst the only album from last weeks Top 10 debuts to survive for a second week within the ten this week is Jimmy Barnes’ “Best of The Soul Years”, dropping five places to No.8, after which Meghan Trainor and her “Title” are down a place to No.9 and after last weeks screening on TV of “Two Strong Hearts” for John Farnham and Olivia Newton-John, the album jumps back up nine places to No.10.
UP: Tame Impala climb back up a couple of places to No.13 with “Currents” and after singing her new song “Ain’t Been Done” (TW-47) on ‘The Voice: Semi Final’ last Sunday night, Jessie J sees her album “Sweet Talker” leap back up thirty-two places to No.22 this week. The DVD and Blu-Ray release of ‘Furious 7’ again helps the album to climb, this week it’s back up fourteen places to No.28 and after “Never Tear us Apart” was sung on ‘The Voice’ last Sunday, the INXS collection “The Very Best” is back up fifteen places to No.30. The soundtrack to the just opened film ‘Southpaw’ (HP-13) blasts back into the Top 100 at No.36 and climbing up to a new peak of No.38 is Paul Simon with his “Ultimate Collection” set. With the announcement this past week of a new album plus the release of a new single entitled “Lost”, the Cold Chisel collection “The Best of–All for You” bullets back up thirty-two places to No.41, whilst also blasting back into the Top 50 is the AC/DC set “Rock or Bust”, back up forty-two spots to No.48 this week.
DOWN: Last weeks top two debuting albums both fall ten places this week, with the No.1 debut “Venom” (HP-1×1, WI10-1) for Bullet for My Valentine down to No.11 and “Aesthesis” (HP-2, WI10-1) by Dead Letter Circus falling to No.12, whilst The Waifs’ “Beautiful You” (HP-5, WI10-1) tumbles thirteen spots to No.18 this week. The Rubens’ “Hoops” (HP-2, WI10-2) album is down five to No.14 and after spending two further weeks in the Top 10, “Chaos and the Calm” (HP-3, WI10-5) for James Bay is down six to No.16 now. Josh Groban and his “Stages” album drops fourteen to No.26, Adam Lambert and “The Original High” is down eleven to No.27 and Gurummul sees his “Gospel Album” fall thirteen spots to No.31. Sia drops eighteen places to No.35 with “1000 Forms of Fear” and spiraling down twenty-two spots to No.44 is Kendrick Lamar and his “To Pimp a Butterfly” album. Falling out from last weeks Top 50 are Northlane (31 to 51), Jason DeRulo (32 to 57), Lorde (38 to 63), Major Lazer (50 to 64), Fear Factory (29 to 66), David Bowie (44 to 68), Josh Pyke (40 to 70), the ‘Pitch Perfect (1)’ soundtrack (49 to 72), Shane Nicholson (37 to 86), and leaving the Top 100 from last weeks fifty are Avril Lavigne (#23), Dillon Francis (#25), Melanie Martinez (#27, although with her single ‘Pity Party’ is getting airplay, so this album could return soon), Neck Deep (#28), Andrew Hagger (#43) and Stories (#47).
Swedish heavy metal Ghost (former Ghost BC) debut with their third studio album at No.20 entitled “Meliora” (Latin for ‘the pursuit of something better’), which becomes their first Top 50 entry and second Top 100 berth, as their second album “Infestissumam” made it to No.62 in April 2013. One place lower is the first entry for Newcastle singer/songwriter Szymon Borzestowski who goes by just his first name, and who passed away from depression in December 2012. His family worked to get his music out and now his songs can be found on the album “Tigersapp” which enters at No.21. Adelaide rock band Bad//Dreems see their debut album “Dogs at Bay” come in at No.33 this week and one place lower at No.34 is the first Top 50 appearance of the 1996 compilation for N.W.A. “Greatest Hits”, which originally peaked at No.64 in September of that year, whilst they also return with two more albums in the lower fifty this week.
Carly Rae Jepsen debuts at No.37 with her third album “E.mo.tion” which features the former No.37 single “I Really Like You” and the new track “Run Away with Me” (New TW-100). Her previous album “Kiss” debuted and peaked at No.8 late September 2012 and this is her second chart entry overall. The second album and first chart entry for US country singer Kip Moore entitled “Wild Ones” comes in at No.46, whilst the third entry and second EP for US Christian metalcore act The Devil Wears Prada entitled “Space” comes in at No.47 and the final Top 50 entry is new at fifty, the self-titled album for X-Factor 2014 fifth place-getter Caitlyn Shadbolt.
Lower 50: Returning at No.54 is In Hearts Wake with “Skydancer” and back in at No.58 are Fleetwood Mac with their “Greatest Hits” set. The Queen “Greatest Hits” set is back up seven to No.67 and rising eleven to No.88 are Gang of Youths with “The Positions”. Further returning albums include “21” for Adele (#90), the 40th Anniversary edition of “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road” for Elton John (#95) and Chet Faker with “Built on Glass” (#100), whilst collections for Neil Diamond (#83) and Michael Jackson (#89) also return to the albums chart this week.
I mentioned earlier that N.W.A. and their biopic film ‘Straight Outta Compton’ is released here next week into cinemas and that they have two albums within the lower fifty, the first of which is their breakout/debut album “Straight Outta Compton” which is back in at No.53 this week. The album originally peaked at No.51 back in late July of 1991, and if it climbs up next week it will be spending its first week in the Top 50, just like their first best of set is doing this week at No.34. Further down the chart the band sees their second best of set “The Strength of Street Knowledge: The Best of” (originally released Dec 2006) makes its first chart appearance at No.98 this week.
New Zealand opera singer Teddy Tahu Rhodes debuts at No.59 with “From Broadway to La Scala”, which becomes his third Top 100 chart entry and his first new entry here in over six years, and one place lower at No.60 is the ninth studio album for Wilco entitled “Star Wars” (nothing to do with the movies), becoming the bands ninth (7 studio and 2 collaborations with Billy Bragg) albums chart entry here.
The fifth album for Northern Ireland Christian/experimental/folk rock/worship act Rend Collective becomes their first entry here, with “As Family We Go” debuting at No.71, and another group achieving the same feat are US heavy metal act The Sword with their fifth studio/first entry here “High Country”, which comes in at No.74. The first new entry in over eleven years here for US rapper Method Man comes in at No.80 entitled “The Meth Lab”, with his last entry being the May 2004 set “Tical 0: The Prequel” (HP-81). And the final new entry comes in at No.82, the self-titled album for US act Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats, which is Nathaniel’s fifth album, but first as this line-up.
Written, Compiled and Researched by Gavin Ryan.
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