INXS hold for a third week at No.1 with their “Very Best of” collection, becoming their second longest running chart-topping album behind “The Swing” (TW-34) which stayed atop for five weeks from April 1984.
INXS also climb from 50th to 45th on the list of ‘Accumulated Weeks at No.1: Albums 1965 to 2014’, alongside the twelve accumulated week by Red Hot Chili Peppers (5 albums), Billy Joel, Pink Floyd, Robbie Williams (4 albums) and Meat Loaf (2 albums). Plus it’s the longest run at the top for a Best of collection since Pink spent thirteen weeks at No.1 from mid-November 2010. The group occupied the top two spots last week, this week “Kick” is back down to No.3, having now had three runs at No.2, totaling twelve weeks (six weeks in 1987, five weeks in 1988 and one week last week).
At the end of November in 2013, Robbie Williams debuted at No.5 with his tenth studio album “Swings Both Ways”, and this week that set leaps back up sixteen places to a new peak of No.2, helped by Robbie’s recent promo visit and November tour announcement. The “Frozen” Soundtrack is back up a place to No.4, whilst the highest new entry of the week is new at No.5, Beck with “Morning Phase”. It’s his twelfth studio album, first new material in six years and it becomes the first ever Top 10 album in Australia for Beck, with his last album “Modern Guilt” (July 2008) being his previous highest charting album at No.13.
The rest of the Top 10 albums are made up of current or future tourists, with current visitors Bruce Springsteen with “High Hopes” and Eminem with “The Marshall Mathers LP 2” sitting at No.6 and No.7 respectively. John Butler Trio start their national tour at the end of March in Fremantle, and their “Flesh and Blood” album falls down five places to No.8, whilst Katy Perry just announced her tour here for November (she’ll also be in the country next week for a visit), thus her “Prism” album is back up six places to No.9, whilst Dolly Parton is down three places to No.10 with her current album (helped by her tour) “Blue Smoke”.
NEW PEAKS & MOVERS: Rufus halve their position from last week, by jumping up nineteen places to No.19 with their “Atlas” album, but jumping up thirty-seven spots to No.22 are A Day to Remember with “Common Courtesy”, which has just been re-packaged. Lady GaGa announced her August tour of the country this week too, and that has helped her recent album “ArtPop” (HP-2) to jump back into the Top 100 at No.23, whilst the Eminem tour also helps his older material back onto the charts, with “Curtain Call: The Hits” (HP-1), returning at No.26, “The Eminem Show” (HP-1) at No.48 and “Recovery” (HP-1) at No.86. Disclosure are back up fourteen places to No.30 with “Settle”, and the Kendrick Lamar album “Good Kid, M.A.A.D. City” (HP-23) is back up nine places to No.49 helped by his shows alongside Eminem.
DOWN DOWN: For the first time, “Pure Heroine” by Lorde falls out of the Top 10 after spending the past 21 weeks within the ten, one week at No.1, and another one-week-at-the-top album also drops out of the Top 10, “True” for Avicii, which is down six places to No.16 after fourteen weeks (from three runs) inside the ten. The other dropout is last weeks highest new entry, “Beloved” (HP-6) for I Killed the Prom Queen, which is down twenty-seven places to No.33 this week. “Love in the Future” for John Legend drops eight places to No.28 and “The Swing” for INXS falls back nine spots to No.34. Australian Crawl see their “Greatest Hits” set tumble eleven places to No.38 and the self-titled MKTO album drops sixteen places to No.40. “The Brink” for The Jezabels falls eleven places to No.42 and Neil Finn falls thirteen spots to No.45 with his latest set “Dizzy Heights”. INXS also fall with their 1982 set “Shabooh Shoobah”, down thirteen places to No.46 and albums to fall out of the Top 50 include “Triple K Like a Version 9” (40 to 55), “Days are Gone” by Haim (37 to 56), The Bones of What You Believe” by Chvrches (16 to 59), “After the Disco” for Broken Bells (30 to 60), the self-titled album for +++[Crosses] (43 to 95) and the two albums that drop out from last weeks Top 50 are “The Outsiders” for Eric Church from No.23 and the self-titled album for Issues from No.50.
The new six track EP for Adelaide hip-hop group Funkoars is entitled “Dawn of the Head (EP)”, and it debuts at No.18 this week, becoming their third albums chart entry, and now second Top 20 placing. They previously charted with “The Hangover” (HP-57, Dec 2008) and “The Quickening” (HP-11, Sept 2011).
The fourth album for The Fray debuts at No.21 entitled “Helios”, which features the single “Love Don’t Die” (HP-44, Dec 2013) and follows on from their previous entries “How to Save a Life” (HP-1×2, peaked March 2007), “The Fray” (HP-3, Feb 2009), and their last album was “Scars & Stories” (HP-18, February 2012).
The soundtrack to the new Channel 9 TV series “Love Child” is new at No.31 and the final Top 50 entry for the week is in at No.35, “White Deer Park” for Papa vs. Pretty, the bands second album and entry, as they debuted and peaked at No.40 in June 2011 with their first set “United in Isolation”.
Lower 50: The current Bruce Springsteen tour helps his collection “The Essential” (HP-43) with The E-Street Band to jump back up ten places to No.68, and it’s the only album to achieve a new certification this week of 2x▲ Platinum. Albums returning to the Top 100 include “English Rain” (HP-22, May 2013) by Gabrielle Aplin at No.71, “Hail to the King” (HP-2) for Avenged Sevenfold at No.72, “The Blessed Unrest” (HP-73, July 2013) for Sara Bareilles at No.89, “We Are Young & Free” (HP-6) for Hillsong Young & Free at No.93, “Reset” (HP-4) for Tina Arena at No.94 and thanks to his promo tour, Robbie Williams’ best of “In and Out of Consciousness: Greatest Hits 1990-2010” (HP-3) is back in at No.96.
Annie Erin Clark is better known by her stage name St. Vincent, and her fifth self-titled album becomes her first chart entry in Australia, new at No.54 this week, whilst the only other new lower fifty entries is at No.63, “Real Feel” for Sydney band The Holidays, their second release, but first to chart.
Gavin Ryan reports with thanks to Australian-Charts.com
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