The fifth studio album for the American duo twenty one pilots entitled “Trench” debuts in the top spot of the ARIA Albums Chart this week, becoming their first No.1 album in Australia.
“Trench” becomes the 837th No.1 Album in Australia (1965 to 2018), the 688th for ARIA (1983 to 2018), the 479th to debut at No.1 (1976 to 2018) and the fifth No.1 for the record label Fueled by Ramon, and their second for 2018, as back at the start of July Panic! At the Disco spent a week at the top with “Pray for the Wicked”, while this is also the 22nd No.1 album for 2018.
The duo of twenty one pilots have now charted three albums here in Australia in “Vessel” (LP#3, HP-51), then their first Top 10 hit “Blurryface” (LP#4, HP-7, issued May 2015, peaked August 2016) and now they land their second Top 10 entry and first No.1 here. This is the first time that the word ‘Trench’ has appeared in a No.1 album title. The new No.1 album becomes the 295th by an American Act (solo, duo or group) to hit No.1 here and the eighth for the year, and they also become the 153rd American Act to land a No.1 berth in Australia. The last duo to hit No.1 in Australia were local act Busby Marou back in late February of 2017, so twenty one pilots become the 18th Duo to hit the top in Australia, plus they’re also the fifth American duo to land a No.1 album after Simon & Garfunkel, The Carpenters, MKTO and The Madden Brothers.
The “Venom” singles’ return for Eminem helps to push his album back up two places to No.2, while this is followed by the second and final Top 10 debut for the week, the soundtrack to the new Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper film “A Star is Born”, which saw its first singles chart entry this week in “Shallow” at No.25. The previous incarnation of this film in late 1976 with Barbra Streisand and Kris Kristofferson saw their soundtrack also peak at No.3 (late May 1977) fourteen weeks after initially charting in February of 1977, with this new soundtrack featuring Bradley Cooper (who also directed the film, his first) and Lady Gaga performing 17 tracks of the albums 34 (the other tracks are dialogue or extended versions of songs). This new entry also becomes the seventh Top 10 and sixth Top 3 album for Lady Gaga too.
Current national tourist Cher sees her debut from last week in “Dancing Queen” drop down only two spots this week to No.4, while Ed Sheeran is back up two places to No.5 with “÷ (Divide)” and rebounding three places to No.6 is the Drake set “Scorpion”. Last week two albums left the Top 10 for the first time during their long chart runs, and those two albums are back up into the ten this week, with the soundtrack for “The Greatest Showman” up five spots to No.7 (43rd week within the Top 10) and “Beerbongs & Bentleys” for Post Malone up four to No.9 (23rd wk inside Top 10, possibly due to his American Music Award wins this past week). Last weeks returning album to the ten in the Cold Chisel collection “The Best of-All for You” is down three places to No.8 (thanks to its re-packaging) and holding at No.10 for another week is the Ariana Grande set “Sweetener”.
* Taylor Swift starts her national tour next Friday the 19th in Perth, and this week she rises back up with her most recent album “Reputation” (16 to 13) and her older entry “1989” (55 to 51), plus she won four AMA’s this past week too.
* Four weeks ago the Billie Eilish EP “Don’t Smile at Me” debuted at No.20, and now this week it is back up seven spots to a new peak of No.18.
* Panic! At the Disco bullet back up twenty-seven places to No.22 with “Pray for the Wicked” thanks to their current national tour which finished in Melbourne on Saturday night (13th of October), before moving to New Zealand next week, plus they also return at No.87 with their previous album “Death of a Bachelor”.
* Eminem’s “Curtain Call: The Hits” is back up four places to No.24, with further rising collections being for Maroon 5 (48 to 43), The Eagles (Complete Greatest Hits returns at No.75 thanks to their Sunday Night interview and 2019 tour announcement), Cher (78 to 76 thanks her touring here), Red Hot Chili Peppers (98 to 84), Fleetwood Mac (Very Best of 93 to 91) and Elton John (‘Diamonds’ returns at #100).
* George Ezra climbs again with his second album “Staying at Tamara’s” thanks to his current No.1 single, the set is up two places to No.28.
* The soundtrack for ‘Guardians Vol.1’ is back up four places to No.24, with other rising soundtracks being for ‘Black Panther’ (59 to 56) and last TV weeks screened ‘Suicide Squad’ (65 to 58).
* Post Malone not only returns to the Top 10 with his latest album, but his older entry in “Stoney” jumps back up eleven spots this week to No.33.
* Khalid is also back up with older set “American Teen”, rising five to No.36.
* Further returning albums are two for Ariana Grande in “Dangerous Woman” (#95) and “My Everything” (#99) and the self-titled Dua Lipa album (#97).
* All four albums leaving the Top 10 debuted within the ten last week, with last weeks No.1 set for The John Butler Trio and “Home” (HP-1, WI10-1) dropping fourteen spots to No.15, “Tha Carter IV” for Lil’ Wayne (HP-6, WI10-1, the new No.1 album in both America and Canada) is down five to No.11, Logic and his album “YSIV” (HP-8, WI10-1) drops down nineteen spots to No.27 and The Living End plummet seventy-six places to No.79 with “Wunderbar” (HP-3, WI10-1).
* Vance Joy is down four spots to No.23 with “Nation of Two”, while his older entry “Dream Your Life Away” falls ten spots to No.71.
* Both Queen collections fall this week in “Greatest Hits” (31 to 37) and “Platinum Collection” (39 to 48), and also dropping best of’s were for ABBA (Gold 56 to 57, Gold & More 47 to 64), Crowded House (85 to 94) and Guns N’ Roses (91 to 96).
* Rod Stewart debuted at No.15 last week with “Blood Red Roses”, which this week drops down twenty-nine spots to No.44.
* Brockhampton drops down twenty-seven places to No.50 with “Iridescence”.
* After climbing back up the charts for the past four week the Aled Jones set “One Voice: Believe” falls this week twenty-one spots to No.54.
* After her quick visit and performance at the Ute Muster last week, Carrie Underwood this week drops down thirty-nine spots to No.59 with her set “Cry Pretty”.
* Gang of Youths rebounded last week with “Go Farther in Lightness”, which this week falls back down eighteen places to No.61.
* Tash Sultana’s debut set “Flow State” is down fifteen places to No.65.
* The soundtrack for the TV mini-drama “Molly” is back down thirteen spots to No.66, while the “Deadpool 2” soundtrack falls the same amount of chart rungs to No.86, with the ‘Moana’ set down ten to No.67.
* Sigala hold for a second week with their debut set “Brighter Days”, dropping down fourteen places to No.77.
* Slash plummets thirty-eight places to No.80 with his latest album “Living the Dream”.
* Keith Urban is down ten places to No.81 with “Graffiti U”.
* The Hilltop Hoods also drop ten spots to No.89 with “Drinking…Walking…Restrung”.
* Maroon 5’s album “Red Pill Blues” drops down twenty places to No.92 this week.
FURTHER NEW ENTRIES:
* #26 (LP#3) – Yumeno Garden by Last Dinosaurs is third album and entry for the Brisbane band, first charting in March 2012 with “In a Million Years” (LP#1, HP-8) and then three years ago with their second set “Wellness” (LP#2, HP-18).
* #34 (LP#11) – I Loved You at Your Darkest by Behemoth is the eleventh album for the Polish blackened death metal act and now their second to chart here and also their highest charted, as they hit No.71 in February of 2014 with their tenth set “The Satanist” (HP-78).
* #42 (LP#10) – Wanderer by Cat Power is the US singers tenth studio album, and the artist born Charlyn Marie Marshall now has her fourth albums chart entry here, all of which have now debuted and peaked within the Top 50, with her last album being 2012’s “Sun” (HP-26, Sept 2012).
* #45 (Mixtape) – Drip Harder by Lil’ Baby & Gunna is fifth mixtape for Dominique Jones (Lil’ Baby) and the fourth for Sergio Giavanni Kitchens (Gunna) but their first collaborative mixtape and also both acts make their first albums chart appearance here with this set, which apart from the two rappers also features guests artists like Drake and Young Thung.
* #49 (LP#9) – Unheavenly Creatures by Coheed & Cambria is the ninth studio album for the prog-rock act and also the fourth albums chart entry here, having not charted since their seventh set “The Aftermath: Descension” (HP-85, Feb 2013).
* #63 (LP#6) – Desperate Man by Eric Church is the sixth album for the US country singer and now his second entry here, as he last charted with his fourth album “The Outsiders” (HP-23, late February 2014).
* #73 (LP#6) – IV by You Me at Six is the English groups fourth album to chart here and their first NOT to land within the Top 30 first week, their previous entries being “Sinners Never Sleep” (LP#3, HP-28, Oct 2011), “Cavalier Youth” (LP#4, HP-14, Feb 2014) and “Night People” (LP#5, HP-20, Jan 2017).