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Parkway Drive photo by Tim Cashmere

ARIA Albums: Parkway Drive ‘Ire’ Is Australia’s No 1 Album

by Gavin Ryan on October 3, 2015

in New Music,News,Noise Pro

The fifth studio album for Byron Bay metalcore act Parkway Drive entitled “IRE” becomes the acts fourth Top 10 album and first to make it to No.1 on the ARIA Albums Chart.

Ire” becomes the 744th No.1 Album in Australia (1965 to 2015) and the 595th for ARIA (1983 to 2015) {meaning ARIA could score their 600th No.1 album by the second week of November if we keep getting new No.1’s on a weekly basis), plus this is the 391st album to debut at No.1 and the first for the Resist record label, plus the album debut at No.23 in the UK chart this week.

Parkway Drive first charted in September of 2005 with their debut set “Killing with a Smile” (HP-39) followed a couple of years later with their second set “Horizons” (debuted & peaked at #6, 15-Oct-2007), followed by “Deep Blue” (debuted & peaked at #2, July 2010) and then their last set was “Atlas” (debuted & peaked #3, November 2012), with their past two albums spending two weeks within the Top 10, first set was for a single week.

There has been no album simply titled ‘Ire’ that has hit the top before and the album becomes the 187th to hit the top for an Australian act, and Parkway Drive become the 99th Aussie Act to make it to the top here, whilst they are the 56th Australian Group to reach No.1 and the album is also the 348th by a Group to make it to the top, the tenth group this year and the fourth Aussie group for 2015 after Hillsong United, Tame Impala and Northlane.

The second album for UK brother duo Disclosure (Howard and Guy Lawrence) debuts at No.2 entitled “Caracal” (it entered at #1 in the UK this week), beating the No.5 peak that their debut set “Settle” achieved back in June of 2013. And another UK EDM act who are beating their first albums peak with their second set are Chvrches and “Every Eye Open” which also came in at No.3 in the UK, and their first entry here was “The Bones of What You Believe” (HP-13, Sept 2013).

“1989” for Taylor Swift is back up a place to No.4 and last weeks No.1 debut for Lana Del Rey, “Honeymoon”, is down four spots to No.5 giving her a third consecutive single-week No.1 album. The No.1 album from two weeks ago “That’s the Spirit” for Bring Me the Horizon is down three places to No.6 and now becomes the bands longest running Top 10 album, with the chart-topping album from five weeks ago, “Beauty Behind the Madness” by The Weeknd down one spot to No.7.

Ed Sheeran holds at No.8 with his “x” album and last weeks No.2 entry “Rattle That Lock” by David Gilmour drops down seven places to No.9 this week. The fourth and final entry to the ten debuts at No.10, Pierce Brothers with “Into the Dirt”, making it the second EP entry for Jack and Pat Pierce, as their first entry was with “The Night Tree” (EP) which made it to No.21 in early July of 2014.

UP: With James Blunt being a judge on the current season of X-Factor, it continues to help his collection “I’ll Take Everything” to climb again this week, up three to a new peak of No.11, whilst N.W.A. are back up five spots to No.12 with their debut album “Straight Outta Compton”. “In the Lonely Hour” for Sam Smith is back up a couple of places to No.33 and will climb again more-so when his re-packaged album comes out in late October, whilst the Maroon 5 tour helps their recent album “V” back up fifteen places to No.46 this week.

DOWN: “The Book of Souls” (HP-2, WI10-3) for Iron Maiden is down six places to No.16 and three of last weeks new entry to the ten all fall out this week, “What a Time to Be Alive” for Drake & Future (4 to 26), “1989” for Ryan Adams (9 to 28) and “I Cry When I Laugh” for Jess Glynne (7 to 32). “Compton” for Dr Dre is down six to No.18 and after peaking at No.18 last week “The Ultimate” for Peter Allen is back down seven to No.25. James Bay drops ten places to No.29 with “Chaos & the Calm” and Slayer fall fourteen places to No.34 with “Repentless”. All falling ten places are Disturbed, Halsey and The Rubens to No.35, No.36 and No.37 respectively, whilst Jarryd James tumbles eighteen places to No.40 with “Thirty One”. Keith Richards first album this century “Crosseyed Heart” plummets twenty-six spots to No.41 and Five Finger Death Punch are down fifteen places to No.43 with “Got Your Six”. Simply Red’s “Song Book” is down fourteen to No.45 and down ten to No.49 are John Farnham and O.N-J. with “Two Strong Hearts”, whilst dropping hard into the lower fifty this week are Chris Cornell (21 to 58), Foals (44 to 59), Jimmy Barnes (47 to 61, newly certified Gold (●) in sales), Hollywood Vampires (46 to 81), The Waifs (48 to 87), Atreyu (29 to 92) and leaving the hundred from last weeks Top 50 are Mac Miller (#32), Dustin Tebbutt (#34), Shinedown (#37), Gabrielle Aplin (#38), Neil Diamond (#40) and Prince (#50).

The self-titled debut album for US rapper Fetty Wap enters at No.13 this week, featuring the current Top 40 track “Trap Queen” (HP-25, TW-36) and last weeks Top 50 entry “679” (HP-46, TW-54), plus the former chart entries ”Again” (HP-63) and “My Way” (HP-94). And helped by their tour are Maroon 5, who debut at No.19 with their newly released collection “Singles”, which contains twelve of their eighteen chart entries here.

New Order see their tenth studio album “Music Complete” debut at No.20 this week, the set entered at #2 in the UK and here it becomes their eighth Top 20 album and first new entry in over ten years, as their eighth album “Waiting for the Sirens’ Call” (HP-15) was their last chart entry back in April of 2005. One place lower at No.21 is the third album for super-group The Dead Weather (lead singer Jack White) called “Dodge and Burn”, which becomes the bands highest charting album here, as they previously entered with “Horehound” (HP-48, July 2009) and “Sea of Cowards” (HP-28, May 2010).

The Silversun Pickups see their fourth album “Better Nature” debut at No.22, one place higher than their third album “Neck of the Woods” (May 2012) debuted and peaked, with the bands best chart entry being their second set “Swoon” (HP-15, April 2009) and overall this becomes their fourth entry, as their debut set “Carnavas” made it to No.65 in July 2007. The final of five consecutive debuts is at No.23, and is the fifth studio album for The Eagles member Don Henley entitled “Cass County”, his first solo album in over fifteen years and his first albums chart entry here since his third album “The End of the Innocence” (July 1989) made it to No.40.

The sixth solo album for The War on Drugs lead singer Kurt Vile called “B’lieve I’m Goin’ Down” enters at No.27 to become his first albums chart entry here. And landing his second entry to the albums chart this year, coming in at No.31 is “Sugar” for German artist Robin Schulz, which features the current No.3 single “Sugar” and the former No.2 “Headlights”, whilst back in mid-March his debut album “Prayer” made it to No.37.

Lower 50: The “Greatest Hits” for Ice Cube are back up fifteen places to No.51 and the self-titled Hozier album is back up seventeen spots to No.53. Cold Chisel released their new studio album on Friday, and their collection “All for You–The Best of” is back up ten spots this week to No.55, whilst the “Guardians of the Galaxy” soundtrack climbs back up eleven spots to No.57. Another “Greatest Hits”, this one for Queen jumps back up fifteen spots to No.63 and after four years on the chart, the debut album for Ed Sheeran “+” is back up eight to No.64 in its 209th week in the Top 100. Hilltop Hoods leap up twenty-nine spots to No.66 with “Walking Under Stars”, Hermitude rise back up twenty-one to No.69 with “Dark Night Sweet Light” and Kendrick Lamar is up nineteen to No.78 with his set “To Pimp a Butterfly”. Returning albums this week are Seth Sentry with “Strange New Past” (#79), “Cry Baby” for Melanie Martinez (#82), Dead Letter Circus’ with “Aesthesis” (#85), the “Pitch Perfect” Soundtrack (#88), “21” for Adele (#90), Of Monsters & Men with “Beneath the Skin” (#93), Drake and “If You’re Reading this…” (#96) and the previous Kendrick Lamar album “Good Kid, M.A.A.D. City” (#97), whilst best of sets for Bon Jovi (#84) and Australian Crawl (#95) also return to the albums chart.

The ninth studio album for Melbourne artist Ash Grunwald is entitled “Now” and it enters at No.52 this week to become his sixth entry to the ARIA Albums chart, with this being first non-Top 50 debut since his first entry back in September of 2006, his fourth album “Give Signs” (HP-84). The cast recording for the musical “Hamilton” (about Alexander Hamilton) debuts at No.72 and the second album for US country single Thomas Rhett becomes his first chart entry here as “Tangled Up” comes in at No.77 this week.

Written, Compiled and Researched by Gavin Ryan.

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