Thanks to the multiple Triple J Hottest 100 for 2012 placements, local electro-lad Flume sees his self-titled album jump up fifteen places to No.1 this week.
It is only the second week inside the Top 10 for the album, as it debuted at No.2 (19-Nov-12) and fell to No.15 the following week, having been as low as No.30 at the turn of the new-year.
Flume took the #67 “On Top” (TW-75), #12 “Sleepless” (TW-53) and #4 “Holdin’ On” (TW-25) spots in the Triple J countdown which was broadcast last weekend (26-Jan) , and those track are all up this week, plus the album also becomes the 31st self-titled album to hit the top, the first since “Birdy” last September.
It’s the first No.1 album on Flume’s record label ‘Future Classic’, and the album also becomes the 660th No.1 in Australia (1965 to 2013) and the 519th for ARIA (1983 to 2013). “Flume” is the 155th Australian performed album at the top, and Flume himself is the 81st Australian artist to hit the top spot. “Flume” is also the 183rd No.1 by a Solo Male artist and he is the nineteenth Australian Solo Male artist to reach the Albums chart pinnacle.
Debuting at No.2 is Justin Bieber with “Believe Acoustic”, a redo of his July 2012 album “Believe” (TW-67) which thirty-three weeks debuted at No.1. This new set is Justin and a guitar doing acoustic versions of the songs on the album. And talking of former No.1’s, after three weeks at the top of the ARIA Albums chart, Bruno Mars is down two places to No.3 this week with “Unorthodox Jukebox” set.
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis are pushed down two places to No.4 with “The Heist” thanks to the two albums jumping in ahead of them. But up one place to a new peak of No.5 are Of Monsters and Men with “My Head is an Animal”, swapping places with Pink’s “The Truth about Love”, down a place to No.6. Ed Sheeran’s “+” album drops four places to No.7, as too does the “Les Miserables” Soundtrack, down to No.8, but up one place from last week to No.9 are Mumford & Sons with “Babel”, and the third new peak within the Top 10 this week comes from another self-titled album for The Lumineers, up four places to No.10 this week.
NEW PEAKS & MOVERS: Riding a ten place swell are Alt-J with “An Awesome Wave”, up to a new peak of No.12 this week, also scoring a new chart height is Frank Ocean with “CHANNEL Orange” (former HP-18), up thirteen places to No.17 this week. Keith Urban is touring nationally at the moment, plus his appearance as a judge on American Idol this year all helps his former No.1 set “The Story So Far” to jump up twenty-three places to No.19, and also touring are Swedish House Mafia (Melbourne & Sydney only), whose album “Until Now” (HP-12) is back eleven places to No.20, whilst Triple J 2012 Top 10 place makers (#7 & #9) Tame Impala see their “Lonerism” (HP-4) album jump back up twelve places to No.21.
The Rubens self-titled album is up sixteen places to No.23, “The Best of – All for You” by Cold Chisel is up twelve places to No.24, and Triple J’s “Like a Version Volume 8” is up nineteen places to No.25 this week. “El Camino” for The Black Keys jumps fifteen spots to No.31, and landing their first Top 50 placement (thus a new peak also) are Alabama Shakes with “Boys & Girls”, up sixteen places to No.36, and returning to the Top 50 are The Temper Trap whose self-titled album is back up twelve places to No.42.
DOWN DOWN: Guy Sebastian’s “Armageddon” leaves the Top 10 this week, dropping four places to No.13 after fourteen weeks inside the Top 10, one of those weeks at the top, whilst also departing the Top 10 is “Red” for Taylor Swift, which also spent 14 weeks in the Top 10, three of those weeks at No.1 from it’s initial debut.
The Red Hot Chili Peppers’ “Greatest Hits” is down nine places to No.28 this week after their Big Day Out Festival appearances are now over, with last weeks new entry of “It’s On” for The Wolfe Brothers down sixteen places to No.34. “One + One” for O’Shea which debuted at No.24 last week drops out of the Top 100 all-together (this is their fourth single week chart entry from their two albums, their first album entered three times, staying for a single chart week each time).
Last weeks highest new entry at No.7 for “Long Live A$AP” by A$AP Rocky tumbles to No.39 this week, with Emeli Sandi’s re-entry of No.17 last week for “Our Version of Events” dropping twenty-four places to No.41 this week. Reece Mastin’s “Beautiful Nightmare” and “Wild Ones” for Flo Rida are both down twenty places each to No.46 and No.48 respectively, and Samantha Jade sees her debut self-titled album leave the Top 50 for the first time, dropping nineteen places to No.53 this week.
The fourteenth studio album (23rd overall) for Andrea Bocelli debuts at No.33 entitled “Passione”, which is sung in Italian, Spanish, English, Portuguese and Neapolitan with guest appearances by Jennifer Lopez, Nelly Furtado and Edith Piaf (virtual duet). It’s his fifteenth charting album in Australia, and it also becomes his 13th Top 50 appearance, plus his first chart entry since December 2011’s “Concerto: One Night in Central Park” (HP-77).
The third and final Top 50 debut of the week is the twelfth studio album for Ben Harper entitled “Get Up” debuting at No.44, and featuring blues player Charlie Musselwhite, his first chart entry in Australia. This is Ben’s eleventh Top 50 appearance, and thirteenth Top 100 chart entry.
Lower 50: Chet Faker jumps up eleven places to No.60 with his “Thinking in Textures” album, a new peak for that album, whilst current tourist Bat for Lashes sees her album “The Haunted Man” (HP-21) jump up twenty places to No.63. Seth Sentry’s “This Was Tomorrow” is up eleven places to No.65, and “Born to Die – Paradise” for Lana Del Rey jumps up twelve places to No.70.
“The Very Best of” for INXS is back up twenty-two places to No.78, and Coldplay’s “Mylo Xyloto” is back up twelve spots to No.80. Returning albums this week include “Beacon” (HP-4) for Two Door Cinema Club at No.82, “Broken Brights” (HP-2) for Angus Stone at No.84, “Pacifica” (HP-3) by The Presets at No.87, “Blunderbuss” (HP-2) by Jack White at No.91 and collections for Paul Kelly and Elton John return at No.96 and No.99 respectively.
Because They Can see their first ARIA Albums chart entry at No.54 with their “Alive” EP, whilst Bad Religion make their seventh ARIA LP entry with their sixteenth studio album “True North” which enters at No.59, the same place that their 14th album “New Maps of Hell” debuted and peaked at in July 2007.
Tim McGraw releases his twelfth studio album next week (8-Feb) with his newly signed deal on Big Machine records, but in the meantime his former label Curb last week released the compilation album “Tim McGraw and Friends” a collection of duets Tim performed over the years with such acts as Lionel Richie, Kenny Rogers, Randy Travis, Tony Bennett and Faith Hill amongst the eleven tracks, the album debuting at No.68 this week. The final entry for the week is from New York based duo High Highs, who are touring Australia at the moment, and their album “Open Season” debuts at No.71.
Gavin Ryan reports with thanks to Australian-Charts.com