English metalcore band Bring Me the Horizon take their fourth album “Sempiternal” into the No.1 spot in Australia, their second such occurrence, as their October 2010 set “There is a Hell, Believe Me I’ve Seen it…” debuted at the top, with Australia being the only country in the world so far to give the band ANY No.1 albums.
“Sempiternal” becomes the 668th No.1 album in Australia (1965 to 2013) and the 527th for ARIA (1983 to 2013), whilst it also becomes the seventh consecutive No.1 debut since Foals with “Holy Fire” on 18-Feb-13, the last time we had such a streak was between April and October 2009 when eleven albums debuted at the top with no interruptions.
Also occurring this week is an RCA act being knocked off by another RCA artist, as Bring Me the Horizon knock off Justin Timberlake. This hasn’t happened since April 1988 when the “Dirty Dancing” soundtrack was taken over at No.1 by Rick Astley’s “Whenever You Need Somebody”. There have been no previous No.1 albums entitled “Sempiternal”, whilst the word is an archaic English word denoting the concept of “everlasting time” that can never actually come to pass. It stems from the Latin word “sempiternus” (a concatenation of root “semper” and suffix “aeternum”); the album’s cover art is a depiction of the Flower of Life.
Passenger holds at No.2 with his album “All the Little Lights”, with Pink rebounding two places to No.3 with “The Truth About Love”. Justin Timberlake’s “The 20/20 Experience” drops down to No.4, pushing Ed Sheeran’s “+” album down a place to No.5. The Lumineers self-titled album originally peaked at No.10 in February, but this week it rebounds seventeen places to a new peak of No.7, “The Heist” for Macklemore and Ryan Lewis is back up one place to No.8 and also returning to the Top 10 is Bruno Mars with “Unorthodox Jukebox” at No.9. Lastly Russell Morris lands his first Top 10 placing ever, as his latest set “Sharkmouth” jumps up six places to No.10. You can read more about it here.
The second Top 10 debut is also from a metalcore band, this time from America. Killswitch Engage land their first Top 10 entry by debuting at No.6 with their sixth album “Disarm the Descent”, becoming their fourth album to chart here in Australia. In May 2004 they reached No.39 with their third set “The End of Heartache”, followed in November of 2006 with “As Daylight Dies” (HP-29), whilst their self-titled fifth album debuted and peaked at No.12 in July 2009.
NEW PEAKS & MOVERS: With the Rodriguez tour of Australia rolling on, the “Searching for Sugar Man” soundtrack is up eight places to No.17, giving the man his first ever Top 20 album position in Australia. The “Pitch Perfect” soundtrack rebound’s twenty-five places to No.20 thanks to the DVD and Blu-Ray being released this past week, and the anniversary edition of “Rumours” by Fleetwood Mac is back up eight places to No.25. Paul Simon’s “Graceland” was at No.1 this week in 1987 (6-Apr-87), and thanks to his current tour, its rebounds forty-six places to No.31 this week. Bruce Springsteen’s “Born in the USA” is back up eight places to No.39, with The XX taking their current album “Coexist” back into the Top 50 at No.49, up forty-two places from last week.
DOWN DOWN: Bruce Springsteen’s “Collection 1973-2012” drops down five places to No.11, with Bon Jovi’s “What About Now” falling seven places to No.15. David Bowie’s “The Next Day” is down nine places to No.23, and The Strokes tumble twenty-three places to No.30 with “Comedown Machine” from No.7. Eric Clapton’s “Old Sock” is down twelve places to No.34, but falling thirty places to No.40 is British India with “Controller” from No.10. Suffering the most though is Northlane who debuted at No.3 last week, and are down forty-three places to No.46 this week with “Singularity”. Behind them Emma Louise has fallen thirty-five places to No.47 with “vs. Head vs. Heart”, whilst Nick Cave’s “Push the Sky Away” is down twenty-seven places to No.65 with “Push the Sky Away”.
The thirteenth studio album and first new material in four years for Depeche Mode debuts at No.16 entitled “Delta Machine”. It becomes their tenth studio album to chart here, and their twelfth chart entry overall, plus their first Top 20 album in twelve years here. The bands Australian discography is listed below…
A01|15-Feb-82|28|16|Speak & Spell
A06|02-Nov-87|60|11|Music for the Masses
L01|24-Apr-89|77|06|Depeche Mode 101
A08|11-Apr-93|14|13|Songs of Faith and Devotion
A08|06-Feb-94|27|10|Songs of Faith and Devotion (Tour Pack)
G02|11-Oct-98|42|03|Singles 86 – 98
A11|24-Oct-05|45|02|Playing the Angel
A12|27-Apr-09|32|02|Sounds of the Universe
The third studio album for rapper Tyler, The Creator debuts at No.19 entitled “Wolf”. His second album was his first to chart here, “Goblin” reaching No.66 in May 2011. And in at No.35 is Australian rap-core band Deez Nuts with their third studio album “Bout it!”, instantly becoming their highest charting album, as they have previously entered the ARIA Album Charts with “Stay True” (HP-80, Oct 2008) and “This One’s For You” (HP-44, May 2010).
Blake Shelton sees his seventh studio album become his second to chart in Australia and it becomes his first Top 50 entry, as he debuts at No.38 with “Based on a True Story…” with his sixth album “Red River Blue” reaching No.100 in September of 2011. And the final Top 50 debut is in at No.41, from recent tourist here the Steve Miller Band and “Complete Greatest Hits”. His last item to chart here in Australia was “The Very Best of” in November 1992, where it reached No.31, later re-charting in September 1993 and scoring a new peak of No.24.
Lower 50: With Robert Plant touring at the moment the Led Zeppelin reunion album “Celebration Day” is back up eleven places to No.52, and now that they’ve landed their second Top 10 hit, Little Mix see their “DNA” album rise back up fourteen places to No.54 this week. “#3” for The Script returns at No.61, and Ben Howard is up to a new peak of No.69 with his “Every Kingdom” album. Carole King returns at No.73 with “Tapestry”, Coldplay’s “Mylo Xyloto” is back up eighteen places to No.77, and further returnees include “Get Up” for Ben Harper and Charlie Musslewhite at No.79, “19” for Adele at No.84 and “Overexposed” for Maroon 5 at No.86.
US soul singer Allen Stone recently toured Australia, also playing at Bluesfest, and this has helped his self-titled second album to debut at No.80, becoming his first chart entry here. Also playing around the country recently was Paul Simon, who enters at No.88 with “The Essential” compilation album, and new at No.94 is the Coldplay “Catalogue Set” containing four of their albums, with the final new entry coming in at No.99, “Early in the Morning” for James Vincent McMorrow, his debut album containing the current No.40 song “Higher Love”, as featured in the Pure Blonde beer ads.