Another week, another No.1 debut, and another October, another “Like a Version” from radio station Triple J hits the top spot, this time Volume 11 of the popular series enters at the top of the ARIA Albums chart this week, to become the third successive such compilation to debut in the No.1 spot.
“Triple J’s Like a Version Volume 11” becomes the 745th No.1 album in Australia (1965 to 2015) and the 596th for ARIA (1983 to 2015) plus the 392nd to debut at No.1 and the fourth for the ABC record label and the second this year after Lee Kernaghan and “Spirit of the ANZACS” did so back in late March, whilst the two previous No.1 albums for the label were Volume 9 (28-Oct-2013) and Volume 10 (20-Oct-2014) of the ‘Like a Version’ series.
This becomes the 26th Compilation/Various Artists album to hit the top of the Australian charts since the first in 1981 (pre-ARIA), but the eight post-ARIA compilation, whilst the fourth this century, as this time in 2000 the ‘27th Olympiad Opening Ceremony’ album was spending its third and final week at the top, whilst the Vol.9 & 10 of ‘Like a Version’ were the others this century.
The eighth studio album for local legends Cold Chisel is entitled “The Perfect Crime” which comes in at No.2 this week, becoming the fourth successive album associated with the group to debut at No.2 since their 1998 comeback album “The Last Wave of Summer” (12-Oct) debuted and peaked at No.1. In-between we’ve seen the tribute album “Standing on the Outside Looking in” (9-Apr-2007), the compilation “The Best of–All for You” (24-Oct-2011) and their last studio album “No Plans” (16-April-2012) all enter at No.2, plus this becomes the groups fifteenth Top 10 album overall.
Last weeks No.1 debut of “Ire” for Parkway Drive is only down two places to No.3 this week, matching the two weeks within the Top 10 that their past two albums have achieved, so if its able to hold for a third week it will become their longest running Top 10 album. The second album for UK dance act Rudimental debuts at No.4 entitled “We the Generation”, with the album becoming their second No.1 in their home country this week. The bands debut set “Home” debuted and peaked at No.2 here in mid-May of 2013 and the band just leapt thirty-six places to No.11 with the albums new single featuring Ed Sheeran, “Lay it All on Me”.
Current X-Factor judge James Blunt also got a story aired on his history during Channel 7’s ‘Sunday Night’ last weekend, all of which has helped his collection “I’ll Take Everything” to jump up six places to a new peak of No.5, giving him his fifth Top 5 album in Australia (4 studios’ and now 1 best of), whilst one place lower is the headline act for last weekends AFL Grand Final, Bryan Adams, whose thirteenth studio album “Get Up” debuts at No.6 becoming his fifth Top 10 album here and his first for this century, as his last Top 10 set was his seventh album “18 Till I Die” (HP-2, 30-June-1996), with this album being released a couple of weeks earlier in Australia and New Zealand duo to his visit here, where he also announced his upcoming tour for 2016.
The seventh studio album for US heavy metal act Trivium comes in at No.7 entitled “Silence in the Snow” which here becomes their fifth albums chart entry and now fourth Top 10 album, and by debuting at No.7 it becomes their second highest charted album too, the album charting higher here being their second entry and fourth album “Shogun” (HP-4, peaked 6-Oct-2018). Heading for the one-year mark on the charts is Taylor Swift with her “1989” set, which in its fiftieth week on the charts is down four places to No.8 this week, whilst The Weeknd drops two places to No.9 with his “Beauty Behind the Madness” album. The sixth and final new entry to the Top 10 this week comes in at No.10, the second album for Swedish DJ Avicii entitled “Stories”, which also becomes his second Top 10 album in the process, as his debut set “True” entered at No.2 in late September of 2013 and climbed to No.1 in early February 2014.
UP: With the new Cold Chisel album entering so high, plus the band are playing some pre-tour shows at the moment, their collection “The Best of–All for You” is back up thirty-four spots to No.21, whilst the Dr. Dre album “2001” climbs back up six spots to No.32. “Hoops” for The Rubens and “Currents” for Tame Impala move back up to No.34 and No.35 respectively, with “The Best of Me” (HP-18, peaked Jan 2000) by Bryan Adams jumping back into the Top 100 at No.39 thanks to his visit and AFL GF spot. Another act leaping back within the fifty are Creedence Clearwater Revival with “The Ultimate Collection” at No.42 thanks to the remaining members of the band doing interviews with Channel 7’s ‘Sunday Night’ program last weekend, with further best of sets back into the fifty being the “Greatest Hits” for Fleetwood Mac (67 to 43) and back into the hundred at No.49 is Robbie Williams’ “In and Out of Consciousness: Greatest Hits 1990-2010” as he kicked off his national tour in Perth this week.
DOWN: Three of the six dropouts from the Top 10 all debuted their last week, with “Caracal” for Disclosure down ten places to No.12 and “Every Eye Open” by Chvrches down thirteen spots to No.16, with “Into the Dirt” (HP-10) for The Pierce Brothers leaving the Top 100 all together this week. After two weeks within the ten and also leaving this week are Lana Del Rey with “Honeymoon” (HP-1) down ten to No.15 and “Rattle That Look” (HP-2) for David Gilmour is down nine to No.18 and after three weeks in the ten (and now their longest run within the T10) “That’s the Spirit” by Bring Me the Horizon is down eight to No.14. And after 67 weeks within the Top 10, Ed Sheeran and his “x” album are down five places to No.13 having never left the ten until this week. Also dropping this week are Troye Sivan (17 to 24), Iron Maiden (16 to 25), James Bay (29 to 36), Maroon 5’s “Singles” (19 to 38), Jess Glynne (32 to 40), Peter Allen (25 to 42), Fetty Wap (13 to 46) and Slayer (34 to 50). Dropping into the lower fifty is Kurt Vile (27 to 51), Drake & Future (26 to 54), Ryan Adams (28 to 56), Keith Richards (41 to 58), Five Finger Death Punch (43 to 60), Robin Schulz (31 to 62), John & Olivia (49 to 63), New Order (20 to 64), Simply Red (45 to 68), The Dead Weather (21 to 71), Silversun Pickups (22 to 92) and the Maroon 5 album “V” (46 to 94).
The eleventh studio album for Janet Jackson “Unbreakable” actually debuts at No.11, and as it’s her first studio album in almost seven years, it becomes her highest charting album since 2001, as her last set “Discipline” debuted and peaked at No.16 in March 2008. Another act who has just released their eleventh album is US heavy metal act Clutch, and their latest set “Psychic Warfare” comes in at No.23, becoming the bands second entry here, as their tenth album “Earth Rocker” spent a week in the chart at No.82 in April 2013.
Melbourne hip-hop artist Dylan Joel sees his debut album “Authentic Lemonade” coming in at No.28 this week, whilst one place lower at No.29 is “Zipper Down” for Eagles of Death Metal, the bands fourth studio album and entry here, plus their first new album in almost seven years. With the album entering so high it also becomes their third Top 50 album and also their highest charting album in Australia. The final Top 50 entry this week is new at No.44, “Kill the Flaw” for Sevendust, the tenth studio album and first entry here since their fifth album “Next” (HP-60) in November of 2005 and this also becomes their third Top 50 placing.
Lower 50: The only certification on the albums chart this week is the self-titled album Hozier, on hold at No.53 and now ▲Platinum in sales. The first Bryan Adams best of set “So Far So Good” (HP-1×14 from 21-Sept-1993) returns to the Top 100 at No.55, and Gurrumul is back up forty-two places to No.57 with “The Gospel Album”, with further returning albums from X-F judge/AFL GF performer Chris Isaak with “Best of” at No.66 and thanks to her eight ARIA nominations this past week, the debut album for Courtney Barnett, “Sometimes I Sit and Think and Sometimes I Just Sit” is back in at No.67. Further returning albums this week are Pink Floyd’s “Dark Side of the Moon” (#72), “All Time Greatest Hits” by Neil Diamond (#87) and thanks to the Vol.11 scoring the new No.1 spot, the “Like a Version: Volume 10” is back in at No.98., with the final rising album being the Australian Crawl “Greatest Hits” set, up fourteen spots to No.81.
Finnish metal act Children of Bodom debut at No.69 with their eighth studio set entitled “I Worship Chaos”, which becomes their third album to chart here and first to not enter within the Top 50. “Cold Beer Conversation” for country singer George Strait enters at No.74 becoming his 28th studio album and fourth entry in Australia. And the second album for rock super-group The Winery Dogs entitled “Hot Streak” becomes their first entry here at No.79.
Another US rock band making their first entry are Wavves with their fifth studio album “V” entering at No.85, with Play School regular Justine Clarke enters one place lower at No.86 with her kids themed album “Pyjama Jam!” and the final entry coming in at No.91 is the fourth entry here and fifth studio album for UK rock act Editors entitled “In Dream”.
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Written, Compiled and Researched by Gavin Ryan.