Local metalcore act Parkway Drive see their sixth studio album “Reverence” become their second successive No.1 album in Australia, as the new set debuts at the top of the ARIA Albums Chart this week.
“Reverence” becomes the 822nd No.1 Album in Australia (1965 to 2018) and the 673rd for ARIA (1983 to 2018) and also the 465th to debut at the top of the album charts, while it is also the second No.1 for both the record label Resist and also Parkway Drive, whose first No.1 was with their fifth album “Ire” (5th October, 2015, 1 wk). Of the band’s sixth charted albums this becomes not only their second No.1 now but their fifth Top 10 and fourth Top 3 berth too.
The group become the 21st act during this decade to score two No.1 albums alongside other locals act such as Kylie Minogue, Vance Joy, Anthony Callea, Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, The Temper Trap, Jimmy Barnes, Flume, RuFuS, Sia, 5 Seconds of Summer, Boy & Bear and also acts like Madonna, Katy Perry, Kings of Leon, Lorde, The Weeknd, QOTSA and Barbra Streisand. This is the first time that the word ‘Reverence’ has appeared in a No.1 album title and this new No.1 album becomes the fourth by a local act for 2018 after Vance Joy, Kylie Minogue and Gurumul Yunupingu while overall this is the 222nd No.1 album for an Australian act, plus it is also the 367th by a Group (local or overseas) and the first for this year, as the last chart-topping set by a group was back at the start of October for The Killers with “Wonderful Wonderful” (1 wk).
Last weeks No.1 debut of “Beerbongs & Bentleys” for Post Malone is down one spot to No.2 and holds for a second week in New Zealand and takes out No.1 spot in the U.S.A., while back up one spot to No.3 (and returning for a 16th week at the summit in England) thanks to the recent DVD and Blu-Ray release is the soundtrack for “The Greatest Showman”, while the current Canadian No.1 album for Keith Urban with “Graffiti U” is down two spots here to No.4, with Ed Sheeran and his third album ” ÷ (Divide)” stable at No.5.
The third album that debuted within the Top 10 last week that scores a second week within the ten is the new Missy Higgins set “Solastalgia”, which is down three places to No.6, while former No.1 “KOD” by J. Cole is back up one spot to No.7 and with the current cinema release of his documentary for Geoffrey Gurumul Yunupingu, his album “Djarimirri (Child of the Rainbow)” holds for a fourth week within the Top 10 and is stable at No.9. Two further Top 10 debuts this week occur at No.8 for Leon Bridges with his second album “Good Thing” which enters and peaks at the same place his first set “Coming Home” achieved back in late June of 2015, and the debut album for local act Middle Kids entitled “Lost Friends” comes in at No.10, with their previous entry being their self-titled EP from late February of 2017 (HP-26).
* There are six more weeks before the 2018 national tour for Pink, but her most recent album “Beautiful Trauma” jumps back up fifteen places to land at No.14, while her collection of songs in the “Greatest Hits… So Far” is up seventeen spots to No.52.
* The Sam Smith recent live concert sees his second album “The Thrill of it All” rise again this week, up eight to No.16.
* The soundtrack for ‘Black Panther” is back up five to No.18, with the ‘Fifty Shades Freed’ set back up three to No.42 thanks to its recent DVD and Blu-Ray release here.
* Vance Joy are back up eleven places to No.19 with “Nation of Two” (touring in September), while his first album “Dream Your Life Away” rises eleven spots also to No.79.
* Taylor Swift is back up seven to No.20 as “Reputation” his its half-year mark (26 weeks).
* Imagine Dragons kick off their national tour this weekend (12th of May) and their “Evolve” album is up four to No.22.
* With Mother’s Day this weekend in Australia and his just announced October tour the Patrizio Buanne album “Italianissimo” is up fourteen places to a new peak of No.26.
* The Mother Day sales could also be the reason for the rise by Dami Im and her covers album “I Hear a Song”, which leaps back up fifty-six spots to No.35 (it could also be that Eurovision this weekend has awoken her fans).
* Adele’s “25” is back up ten spots to No.51 and her second album “21” is up thirteen places to No.83.
* The Fleetwood Mac “Greatest Hits” set returns to the chart at No.57, with rising collections being for The Wiggles (67 to 58), Cold Chisel (78 to 69), The Foo Fighters (75 to 72) and the “Essential” for Michael Jackson returns at No.93.
* Luke Combs rebounds twenty-six spots to No.74 with “This One’s for You”.
* Another climbing Fleetwood Mac album is their 1978 set “Rumours”, back up eight spots to No.87.
* Drake and his “Views” improve ten places to No.89.
* With the new Top 10 singles chart debut for Childish Gambino his former album “Awaken, My Love!” returns at No.90, with further albums coming back in for Ocean Alley and “Chiaroscuro” (#92) and “Cosmic” by Bazzi (#99).
* The three albums leaving the Top 10 this week are “Campire” for Kasey Chambers & the Fireside Disciples (HP-6, WI10-1) down five to No.11, “x (Multiply)” for Ed Sheeran (HP.1×8, WI10-117a) down two to No.12 and “For Now” by DMA’s (HP-7, WI10-1), plummeting twenty-six spots to No.33.
* Hillsong Worship fall thirteen spots to No.29 with “There is More”.
* A Perfect Circle debuted at No.2 three weeks ago with “Eat the Elephant”, which this week falls seventeen spots to No.30.
* Samantha Jade tumbles twenty-two spots to No.39 with her covers album “Best of My Love”.
* The self-titled Dua Lipa album drops down nine spots to No.40.
* The ‘Moana’ soundtrack is down eight to No.43.
* Anne-Marie’s debut album “Speak Your Mind” falls twenty-eight spots this week to No.46.
* The Eminem collection “Curtain Call: The Hits” is down nine to No.47, with other falling GH’s being for INXS (41 to 48), Fleetwood Mac (Very Best of 42 to 64), Queen (GH 53 to 65, Platinum Collection 88 to 98), Elton John (Diamonds 65 to 73), ABBA (70 to 75), Crowded House (63 to 78), Maroon 5 (76 to 91) and Red Hot Chili Peppers (44 to 94).
* With The Killers tour here over their October 2017 No.1 set “Wonderful Wonderful” is back down twelve spots to No.49.
* Last weeks No.12 debut for Janelle Monae and “Dirty Computer” plummets fifty spots to No.62.
* Greta Bradman and her set “Home” are down sixteen spots to No.63.
* Justin Bieber’s “Purpose” dips down eight places to No.67.
* Both older albums for The Weeknd slip this week with “Starboy” down three to No.77 and “Beauty Behind the Madness” drops nine to No.81.
* Now that his tour is truly over the self-titled Harry Styles album plummets thirty-seven spots to No.80.
* Also down nine places is the latest George Ezra album “Staying at Tamara’s”, to No.82.
* The post tour drop for Halsey also occurs as her second album “hopeless kingdom fountain” plummets thirty-nine spots to No.85, and her debut set “Badlands” leaves from No.81.
* Jason Aldean drops a massive thirty-six spots to No.86 with “Rearview Town”.
* The Hilltop Hoods and “Walking…Drinking… Restrung” drops down seventeen spots to No.96.
* Bruno Mars’ debut set “Doo-Wops and Hooligans” drops twenty places to land at #100.
* Just the Avicii debut album “True” leaves the Top 100 from last weeks Top 50, exiting from No.49.
FURTHER NEW ENTRIES:
* #25 (LP#1) – A Laughing Death in Meatspace by Tropical Fuck Storm is the new band from Drones lead singer Gareth Liddiard, who scored three Top 50 albums from their six released, their highest being March 2016’s “Feelin’ Kinda Free” (HP-12).
* #37 (LP#3) – SR3MM by Rae Sremmurd is the hip-hop duos first Top 50 entry in Australia, and their second to chart as their second album “SremmLife 2” made it to No.83 in August of 2016.
* #44 (LP#5) – Singularity by Jon Hopkins is the fifth studio album for the English producer and musician who has also worked with Imogen Heap, Brian Eno and Coldplay, while this becomes his first charted album in Australia.
* #45 (LP#6) – Attention Attention by Shinedown becomes the Jacksonville, Florida rock bands third albums chart entry here and now second Top 50 entry, as their last album “Threat to Survival” debuted and peaked at No.37 in late September of 2015, while they first charted here with their fourth album “Amaryllis” (HP-78, March 2012).
Gavin Ryan reports with thanks to Australian-Charts.com