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Australian Charts – Dune Rats Have The No 1 ARIA Album

by Gavin Ryan on February 13, 2017

in News,Noise Pro

Brisbane three-piece Indie-punk band Dune Rats see their second album “The Kids Will Know it’s Bullshit” debut in the No.1 position on the ARIA Albums Chart this week.

“The Kids Will Know it’s Bullshit” becomes the 796th No.1 Album in Australia (1965 to 2017) and the 647th for ARIA (1983 to 2017), plus the 440th to debut at the top of the Australian Albums chart, whilst it is the first for the bands record label ‘Ratboy Records’ to hit the top, and is the bands second chart entry after their self-titled first album debuted and peaked at No.22 in June of 2014.

All of the words ‘Kids’, ‘Will’, ‘Know’ and ‘Bullshit’ are making their first appearance in the title of a No.1 album, although we did have a ‘Superunknown’ by Soundgarden (6th March, 1994) being the closest ‘Know’ at the top. The new No.1 (the second for an Australian act in 2017) becomes the 212th by an Australian Act (solo, duo or group) to hit the top, and it also becomes the 360th No.1 by a Group (local or overseas), whilst Dune Rats themselves are the 106th Australian Act (solo, duo or group) to reach No.1 and the 60th Australian Group to do so too.

After a third week back at the top of the Albums chart last week, the “Trolls” Soundtrack is back down to No.2, but it has a shiny new ▲Platinum sales certification, whilst the ‘Moana’ soundtrack holds at its No.3 peak for a third non-consecutive week, with last weeks No.4 album “Sing” down four places to No.8, making it three soundtracks within the Top 10 this week. Returning to the Top 10 for the first time since September of 2016 are Human Nature with “Gimme Some Lovin’: Jukebox Vol.II”, which is back up thirteen spots to No.4 thanks to their current national tour, and now the set logs an eighth week within the Top 10.

The second Top 10 debut this week is also for a local Australian act, the Melbourne six-piece called Ocean Grove, whose debut album “The Rhapsody Tapes” enters at No.5, the band having previously charted with their debut EP “Black Label” (HP-50, peaked late June 2015). Ed Sheeran is back up twelve places to No.6 with his second album “x (Multiply)” thanks to his promo tour here this past week, making it 87 weeks within the Top 10 for the album now. “25” by Adele slips down a place to No.7 and former No.1 “Dragonfly” for Kasey Chambers drops seven places to land at No.9. Guns N’ Roses kicked off a national tour in Sydney that past week, and that has helped their “Greatest Hits” (HP-6) set to rebound fourteen places to land at No.10, giving the set its twelfth week within the Top 10 and first appearance in the ten since June 2004, with the album having amassed four broken weeks at its peak of No.6, and has now spent 353 weeks within the Top 100.

* With the third Bruno Mars single from “24k Magic” rising this week, it pulls the album back up four spots to No.12.
* Ed Sheeran’s first album “+ (Positive)” also leaps back up, climbing thirty spots to No.17.
* Bruce Springsteen has four albums within the Top 100 this week thanks to his current national tour here, with “Chapter & Verse” up three to No.18, and then re-entering at No.23 is his first “Greatest Hits” (HP-1×1) set from 1995, his biggest album in “Born in the U.S.A.” is back up nine spots to No.56 and also returning to the chart is “The Essential” (HP-43) at No.64.
* The Super Bowl LI (51) half-time entertainer this year was Lady Gaga, which helps her current album “Joanne” to rebound forty-five places to land at No.25 this week.
* Further current tourists QSP {Suzi Quatro (the Q), Andy Scott (the S) from The Sweet and Don Powell (the P) from Slade} see their self-titled set jump up again this week, climbing twenty-six spots to No.32 for its first berth within the Top 50.
* The Guns N’ Roses tour also helps three of the bands former albums to return to the Top 100 this week, with “Appetite for Destruction” back in at No.40, and the two parts of “Use Your Illusion” are back in at No.59 (Part 1) and No.63 (Part 2).
* That Human Nature tour also helps their first “Jukebox” album to reappear at No.50 too.
* The Roy Orbison “Ultimate Collection” climbs nine spots to No.54.
* Further returning albums this week are Bethel Music with “Have it All (Live)” at No.62, D.D.Dumbo and “Utopia Defeated” (#68), “Elements” by Ludovico Einaudi (#85), “All Time Greatest Hits” for Neil Diamond (#98) and the soundtrack for “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.1” (#100).
* The recently announced Green Day tour helps their current album “Revolution Radio” to rebound six places to No.94 this week.

* Five albums leave the Top 10 this week, with the EP “Notion” (HP-8, WI10-1) by Tash Sultana down three to No.11, followed by the soundtrack to “La La Land” (HP-7, WI10-3) down four to No.13, then Keith Urban and his long-running “Ripcord” (HP-1×2, WI10-26) falling five to No.15 and then last weeks two Top 10 debutees leave this week, the Train set “A Girl, A Bottle, A Boat” (HP-5, WI10-1) is down twenty-two spots to No.27 and the Brian & Jenn Johnson album “After All These Years” (HP-7, WI10-1) plummets forty-six spots to land down at No.53.
* Both “Starboy” single and album fall down from last weeks No.11, with the album down eight to No.19 this week.
* Falling eight places each are The Rolling Stones’ “Blue & Lonesome” and “Endless” for The McClymonts to No.21 and No.22 respectively.
* The Triple J album “Like a Version Vol.12” is back down eleven places to No.30 this week.
* And after his J100 resurgence last week, Flume and his “Skin” set are back down twenty-three places to No.35.
* Both George Michael compilations fall again this week, with “Ladies & Gentlemen” down ten to No.39 and “Twenty Five” falling sixteen spots to No.55.
* The Crowded House “Very Very Best of” tumbles twenty-one places to No.41 this week.
* Further J100 slumps this week go to “WACO” for Violent Soho (36 to 52), “Awaken, My Love!” by Childish Gambino (41 to 65), The Hilltop Hoods with “Drinking… Walking… Restrung” (52 to 67), The Avalanches and their first album “Since I Left You” (15 to 80), Rufus and “Bloom” (51 to 82), The Amity Affliction and “This Could Be Heartbreak” (68 to 90) and Illy with “Two Degrees” (66 to 93).
* Hillsong Worship drop sixteen spots to No.70 with “Let There Be Light”.
* James Arthur is down nineteen places to No.74 with “Back from the Edge”.
* Last weeks No.34 debut for Brantley Gilbert in “The Devil Don’t Sleep” is down a massive forty-two places to No.76.
* The returned Silverchair debut album “Frogstomp” from last week is back down twenty-two spots this week to land at No.79, and it is now 6x▲Platinum in sales.
* Coldplay tumble twenty-one spots to No.83 with “A Head Full of Dreams”.
* Nick Cave’s “Skeleton Tree” falls down forty-nine places to No.86.
* “Run the Jewels 3” for Run the Jewels drops twenty-nine spots to No.89.
* The biggest drop within the Top 100 this week is from 30 to 96 for Kreator and “Gods of Violence”. falling sixty-six places in total.
* Leaving the Top 100 from last weeks Top 50 are Aleyce Simmonds (#25), Migos (#26, the new No.1 in the USA this week), Kehlani (#32) and recent tourists here Panic! at the Disco (#48).

* #14 (LP#4) – I Decided by Big Sean is the US artists fourth studio album, second to chart here in Australia and now his highest charted set too, as his previous entry was with his third album “Dark Sky Paradise” which debuted and peaked at No.28 in early March of 2015.
* #16 (LP#7) – Little Fictions by Elbow becomes the bands second successive No.1 album in the UK this week, and here it becomes their fifth Top 100 chart entry and now third straight Top 20 album, as they previously charted this high with their fifth album “Build a Rocket Boys!” (HP-13, March 2011) and then “The Take off and Landing of Everything” (LP#6, HP-12, March 2014).
* #20 (C#43) – Classic House by Pete Tong & the Heritage Orchestra is the first No.1 album in the UK for Radio DJ and DJ pioneer Pete Tong, with this set containing classic 90’s and 2000’s house tunes, all remixed by Pete live on stage, plus the extra backing of an orchestra.
* #28 (LP#1) – Process by Sampha is the debut for this UK singer, songwriter and record producer, who is a part of the act SBTRKT, and has worked with Kanye West, Drake, Solange and Katy B amongst others.
* #34 (Cast) – Dear Evan Hansen by the Original Broadway Cast saw it debut on Broadway only in December of 2016, and deals with a high-school student with social anxiety disorder trying to fit in.
* #57 (LP#9) – The Garden by Kari Jobe is ninth studio album for this contemporary Christian singer and now her second chart entry in Australia, as her eighth set “Majestic” made it to No.96 in late March of 2014.
* #61 (LP#5) – After the Party by The Mezingers is the first ARIA Albums Chart entry for the four piece Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA punk rock band, and their first new album in almost three years.
* #71 (LP#11) – Campfire by James Blundell is the first time on the ARIA Albums Chart for the Aussie country singer since his fifth album “Earth and Sea” (HP-31, 7th May, 1995), and this becomes his sixth albums chart entry overall. This set contains covers of songs by Cyndi Lauper, John Mellencamp, John Williamson, Paul Kelly, Bob Dylan and Cold Chisel amongst its ten tracks.

Gavin Ryan reports with thanks to



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