America heavy metal act Slipknot sees their sixth studio album “We Are Not Your Kind” become their third consecutive No.1 album in Australia, and it’s the bands first new material in just under five years.
“We Are Not Your Kind” becomes the 853rd No.1 Album in Australia (1965 to 2019), the 703rd for ARIA (1983 to 2019), the 493rd to debut at No.1 (1976 to 2019), the 15th No.1 album for 2019 and the eighth for the record label Roadrunner, with their last being “Misery” for The Amity Affliction (3rd of Sept., 2018), plus the set also enters at the top in England too (#2 in N.Z.).
Slipknot have now had three No.1 albums in a row here in Australia, starting with “All Hope is Gone” (LP#4, 2 weeks from 1-Sept.-2008) and then their last was “5: The Gray Chapter” (LP#5, 1 week on 27-Oct.-2014). With the band now scoring their third No.1 album here they join the list for ‘Most Weeks at No.1: Albums (1965 to 2019) at No.138 alongside Keith Urban and Justin Bieber (4 weeks from 3 No.1 Albums).
This is the first time that the word ‘Kind’ has appeared in a No.1 album title, plus the sixth with ‘Your’ (the last being ‘Dream Your Life Away’ by Vance Joy, 15-Sept., 2014), the eighth “Not” (Bon Jovi were the last in Nov., 2016) and only the third with an ‘Are’ (The 1975 were the last in March of 2016). This new No.1 album becomes the 300th by an American act (solo, duo, group, male or female) and the first NEW chart-topping album by an American act since Bruce Springsteen (24th of June), plus the 378th by an Group (local or overseas) and the fourth by a group this year after Bring Me the Horizon (4-Feb), Hilltop Hoods (4-March) and the last group at the top were BTS (22-April).
After four weeks at the top the Ed Sheeran set “No.6 Collaborations Project” is down a place to No.2 and holds at the top in New Zealand (5th week), while last weeks No.2 debut for The Teskey Brothers is the only one of last weeks Top 10 new entries to remain within the ten, and is down a spot to No.3, followed by a stable No.4 for Billie Eilish and her debut set “When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?”. The two soundtracks within the Top 10 are back-to-back this week, with ‘A Star is Born’ bounding back up five places to No.5 and dropping a single spot to No.6 is ‘The Lion King’ 2019 set.
Fleetwood Mac are currently touring the country, with added Neil Finn taking over for Lindsay Buckingham, and they debut at No.7 with their ninth Greatest Hits collection, the 3 disc set “50 Years – Don’t Stop”, which becomes the bands’ third Top 10 best of sets, and first since “25 Years – The Chain” (HP-2, peaked mid-Sept., 2013), plus overall the bands tenth Top 10 album in Australia.
The fourth studio album for U.S. indie folk band Bon Iver debuts at No.8 called “I,I” and features contributions from James Blake, Bruce Hornsby and Aaron Dessner (from The National), plus it becomes his fourth albums chart entry here and third Top 10, having previously hit the Top 10 with their self titled second album “Bon Iver” (LP#2, HP-2, late June 2011) and “22, A Million” (LP#3, HP-2, mid-October 2016). Returning to the Top 10 are “Diamonds” for Elton John (11 to 9, an overall eleventh week inside the Top 10) and recent tourist here Conrad Sewell with “LIFE” (overall fourth week within the T10), which rebounds a massive fifteen places to land at No.10.
* With Hugh Jackman touring the country with his live musical shows, the soundtrack to his long charting film ‘The Greatest Showman’ (88 weeks) is back up three spots to No.12, while the only rising soundtrack this week is for the Queen biopic ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ (22 to 15), with the ‘Yesterday’ set stable at No. 61.
* Dean Lewis’ debut album “A Place We Knew” has climbed in certification this week from Gold to now 2x▲Platinum in sales, plus he had two certified singles this week too.
* The Hilltop Hoods’ latest set “The Great Expanse” rebounds nineteen places this week to No.22, while they also climb fifteen spots to No.56 with their set “Drinking… Walking… Restrung”.
* With Lewis Capaldi climbing back into the Top 10 singles this week, his debut album “Divinely Uninspired to a Hellish Extent” is back up six places to No.27.
* Not only does the soundtrack to the Queen film rise, but they also rise with their two collections in their “Greatest Hits” (40 to 30) and “The Platinum Collection” (returns at #77), while other best of sets to rise are from Eminem (stable at #47), Maroon 5 (60 to 54), The Wiggles (78 to 72), The Beatles (86 to 73), Jason Derulo (94 to 82) and The Bee Gees (“Timeless” returns at No.98).
* The Fleetwood Mac tour also helps their older charting items to rise this week too, with their 1977 eight broken-weeks running No.1 Album “Rumours” back up twenty places to No.39 and they re-enter at No.71 with the title holder of ‘Longest Charted Album: Ever’ at 508 weeks for “The Very Best of” (when it gets to 520 weeks it will have charted for 10 years).
* This past week was the 50th anniversary of The Beatles album “Abbey Road” being released (in England), and it returns at No.55 this week, while originally it first charted here in Australia on the 25th of October, 1969, spending 18 weeks at No.1 upon debut and was the last chart-topping album in Australia for the decade of the 1960’s.
* After three (of five) weeks of falling down the charts, this week Dope Lemon rise back up six spots to No.58 with their second album “Smooth Big Cat”.
* Jimmy Barnes also rebound six places to No.59 with his latest album “My Criminal Record”.
* Amy Shark rises back up three chart-rungs to No.60 with her “Love Monster” set, which is newly certified this week ▲Platinum in sales.
* Local rapper ChillinIt rises back up five places to No.64 with “Women, Weed & Wordplay”.
* “Caress Your Soul” by Sticky Fingers rises back up nine places this week to No.87.
* The fourth and final returning album this week is the Rufus Du Sol set “Solace” at No.88.
* All of the Tool albums and two of the debut’s from last week’s Top 10 all leave in dramatic fashion this week, falling down between the Top 30 and Top 50. “A1IEN” (HP-3, WI10-1) by locals Northlane falls thirty-nine spots to No.43 and the new American and Canadian No.1 album in the Drake back catalogue collection “Care Package” (HP-7, WI10-1) plummets forty-three places to No.50. The three Tool Top 10 dropouts were “Ænima” (HP-6×2, WI10-6, 6 to No.33), “Lateralus” (HP-1, WI10-4, 8 to No.38) and “10,000 Days” (HP-1, WI10-6, 9 to No.43), while Tool also plunges with “Undertow” (21 to 74) and their EP “Opiate” (departs from #43).
* The NF album “The Search” drops down eight spots to No.21,.
* Drake’s newer entry “Care Package” might have plummeted forty-three spots this week from 7 to No.50, it’s a far worse decline that his 59 week old entry “Scorpion” which dips only five places to No.31.
* While the second Teskey Brothers album is only down one spot this week to No.3, their returned debut set from last week in “Half Mile Harvest” tumbles down seventeen places to No.44.
* The INXS collection “The Very Best” is only down two spots to No.46, while other falling best of sets are by Green Day (80 to 81), Foo Fighters (88 to 97) and Bon Jovi (92 to 99).
* Pink’s “Beautiful Trauma” set declines nineteen places to No.65.
* Thelma Plum sees her first album “Better in Blak” drop down sixteen places to No.66.
* J. Cole and Dreamville slide down twelve places to No.67 with “Revenge of the Dreamers III”.
* The debut last weeks for the TV Soundtrack to ‘Descendants 3’ is this week down thirty-three places to No.69, with other falling soundtracks being for BTS World (67 to 76), ‘Moana’ (76 to 85) and also for ‘Rocketman’ (75 to 86).
* Adele’s “25” set falls back down twenty-one spots (the name of her previous album) to No.75.
* Two three week old albums to fall again this week are “Salt” by Angie McMahon (35 to 80) and “The Lost Boy” for YBN Cordae (58 to 90), while the Chance the Rapper set “The Big Day” (HP-7) leaving the Top 100 from last weeks No.37 position.
* Bruce Springsteen’s “Western Stars” album is down twenty-eight places this week to No.83, while next week it could be joined on the charts by the soundtrack to the new film ‘Blinded by the Light’, which contains mostly Springsteen songs from the 1970’s and 80’s.
* DJ Khaled and his set “Father of Asahd” falls sixteen spots this week to No.84.
* The last surviving second week album within the Top 100 this week is for the Holy Holy set “My Own Pool of Light”, which plummets from last weeks No.14 entry to No.89 this week (down 75 spots), while those albums which didn’t last for a second week were by Skillet (#31, highest dropout), Mabel (#70), Clairo (#73) and Rich Brian (#77).
FURTHER NEW ENTRIES:
* #13 (LP#2) – Story’s Start or End by Safia is the second album for the Canberra based trio whose first album “Interna” debuted and peaked at No.2 in mid-September of 2016, and this new album will be supported by a national tour which kicks off next week (August 24th in Canberra) and runs until September (21st in Brisbane).
* #14 (LP#2) – Wild Seeds by Seeker, Lover, Keeper is also the second album for the three-woman band made up of Sarah Blasko, Sally Seltmann and Holly Throsby, whose debut self-titled album debuted and peaked at No.3 in mid-June of 2011, so this second album has taken over eight years to materialize, while their debut set was just re-issued on vinyl on Friday.
* #24 (LP#2) – ! by Trippie Redd is the second studio album and now third overall entry for the US rapper, whose debut set “Life’s a Trip” made it to No.14 here in late August of 2018 (51 weeks ago), while in mid-November he also reached No.36 with his third mixtape called “A Love Letter to You 3”.
* #25 (mix#1) – Soul Searching by Bazzi is the first mixtape released by the US singer/songwriter and it contains two of his current chart entries in the newer track “I.F.L.Y.” (No.41) and older entry “Paradise” (HP-37, TW-86), while this becomes his second entry in Australia as his debut album “Cosmic” made it to No.41 in late April of 2018 and is currently sitting at No.93 this week thanks to his recent tour here almost a month ago.
* #26 (LP#1) – Coro Drive by Route 33 is the first entry the local Queensland country sounding duo, the pair recently playing shows to promote their new album, which also contains their song “Hands of Time” with Sarah McLeod (Superjesus).
* #37 (Strk) – Palm Beach Soundtrack is the new Australian film starring Bryan Brown, Sam Neill, Jacqueline McKenzie and Richard E. Grant, while the soundtrack features seven tracks by The Teskey Brothers plus older tracks from The Easybeats, The Troggs, Renee Geyer, Frank Sinatra, Steppenwolf, Otis Redding, Donovan, Dynamic Hepnotics, Marvin Gaye, Etta James, Martha Reeves and Ella Fitzgerald, plus newer songs for the film by James Reyne and Dami Im.
* #79 (LP#10) – Port of Miami 2 by Rick Ross is now the fourth albums chart entry for the U.S. rapper who last made it onto our charts with “Rather You Than Me” (LP#9, HP-56, March 2017) and has also charted with “Mastermind” (LP#6, HP-49, March 2014) and “God Forgives, I Don’t” (LP#5, HP-41, August 2012).
Gavin Ryan reports with thanks to Australian-Charts.com