The second studio album for Sydney band 5 Seconds of Summer debuts at the top of the ARIA Albums chart this week, entitled “Sounds Good Feels Good”, the album becomes the bands second No.1 album in Australia.
“Sounds Good Feels Good” becomes the 748th No.1 album in Australia (1965 to 2015) and the 599th for ARIA (1983 to 2015), plus the 395th to debut at No.1, in fact the past twelve weeks have seen a new No.1 each successive week, and this new number one album becomes the seventeenth for the Capitol record label, and as I mentioned the second for 5 Seconds of Summer, as their debut self-titled album came in at No.1 on the 7th of July, 2014. The new album has also (so far) entered at the top of the English albums chart too, becoming their first to hit the top there, and it sold twice as much as their #2 this week.
This new No.1 becomes the second album to feature the words ‘Sounds’ (as opposed to just ‘sound’) and ‘Good’, the previous one being the ‘Good Morning Vietnam’ soundtrack (6-June-1988) and it is the first ‘Feels’, the previous closest being the Pete Murray album “Feeler” (8-March-2004). The new chart-topping album also becomes the 190th No.1 for an Australian Act and the third consecutive for a local act, plus the album is also the 351st for a Group (local or international), and this is also the third Top 10 album for 5SOS, as their late December 2014 live set “LiveSOS” debuted and peaked at No.7.
The eleventh studio album (12th if you include the Xmas album) for Chris Isaak debuts at No.2 entitled “First Comes the Night”, which is partly helped by his current appearance as a judge/mentor on X-Factor, and it becomes his sixth Top 10 album in Australia and his equal second highest charting, as his fifth album “Forever Blue” climbed to No.2 for two weeks in August of 1995, whilst his “Best of” collection became his only No.1 here in June 2006.
“Like a Version Volume 11” is only down one spot to No.3 this week and is the only album to survive from last weeks Top 5 for another week, because two further albums enter within the five, coming in at No.4 is Carrie Underwood with her fifth studio album “Storyteller”, which becomes her fourth album to chart here (3 studio and 1 best of) and is her equal highest charting album, as her previous album “Blown Away” also reached No.4 back in May 2012, and right behind at No.6 is the debut album for local singer Nathaniel entitled “Yours”, helped by his appearance on X-Factor this past week too.
“1989” for Taylor Swift is on hold at No.6 again this week, whilst last weeks No.1 debut for Hillsong Worship “Open Heaven/River Wild” drops down seven places to No.8 this week. In-between those two is the fifth of six Top 10 debuts this week, classical singer Andrea Bocelli with his tribute to the movies entitled “Cinema” coming in at No.7. This is his fifteenth studio album and contains collaborations with such artists as Ariana Grande and Nicole Scherzinger, whilst it also becomes his sixth Top 10 album in Australia. The final new entry to the Top 10 comes in at No.9, “Another Country” for Rod Stewart, which contains all original material and this is his 29th studio album and now his 21st Top 10 album here in Australia, and finally holding onto the No.10 spot for another week is Ed Sheeran with his “x” album.
UP: The newly re-packaged James Bay album “Chaos & the Calm” is back up thirteen places to No.16, whilst the biggest leap of the week goes to Adele and her second album “21”, which leaps up eighty places to No.17 this week thanks to her new No.1 song “Hello”. Fleetwood Mac started their latest Australian tour last week in Sydney, and this helps a heap of their albums to climb and re-enter this week, with their “Greatest Hits” album back up ten to No.18, “The Very Best of” returns at No.27, “25 Years – The Chain” is back in at No.47, and “Rumours” (No.1 at the this time in 1978) is back in at No.64 too. The recently released documentary ‘Amy’ about Amy Winehouse helps her album “Back to Black” jumps back up twenty-two spots to No.40 and also back into the Top 50 are Mumford & Sons with “Wilder Mind”, back up ten places to No.46.
DOWN: With six new entries to the Top 10 this week, the six dropouts are from Cold Chisel with “The Perfect Crime” (HP-2, WI10-3) down three to No.11, The Weeknd with “Beauty Behind the Madness” (HP-1×1, WI10-8) dropping four to No.13, “Limit of Love” (HP-1×1, WI10-2) by Boy & Bear down seven to No.14, and after all debuting within the ten last week, dropping out are Demi Lovato with “Confident” (3 to 23), the self-titled Jamie Lawson set (4 to 25) and the self-titled Pentatonix album (5 to 34). Two former hard-rock No.1 albums both fall seven places apiece, “Ire” by Parkway Drive and “That’s the Spirit” by Bring Me the Horizon to No.19 and No.20 respectively. Jess Glynne falls twelve to No.26, Lana Del Rey falls eleven to No.30, INXS is back down fourteen places to No.31, Selena Gomez drops seventeen to No.32, N.W.A.’s “Greatest Hits” is down eleven to No.33, Disclosure, Chvrches and Dr. Dre’s “Compton” soundtrack all drop down twelve places each to No.35, No.36 and No.37 respectively. “In the Lonely Hour” by Sam Smith drops to its lowest position ever, down seven to No.41 and “Hoops” for The Rubens are down sixteen to No.42, Robbie’s “In & Out of Consciousness” compilation is back down eight to No.43, David Gilmour drops sixteen to No.48 and Tame Impala’s “Currents” fall ten places to No.49. Dropping into the lower fifty are Iron Maiden (42 to 57), Rudimental (36 to 59), Sia (48 to 60), Bryan Adams (45 to 62), Ed Sheeran’s “+” (18 to 74), and leaving the Top 100 from last weeks fifty are Nothing But Thieves (#27), State Champs (#31), OMI (#37), Machine Gun Kelly (#38), Matchbox 20 (#41), Lorde (#44), Raury (#46) and Foals (#47).
New Zealand act Fat Freddy’s Drop see their fourth studio album “Bays” come in at No.12 this week, becoming the bands third entry here and now second highest charting, as the last album “Blackbird” debuted and peaked at No.11 in early July of 2013, and their first entry here was “Dr. Boondigga & the BW” which made it to No.45 in June of 2009.
The third in the latest blues albums for local singer/songwriter Russell Morris is entitled “Red Dirt Red Heart” and it debuts at No.21 this week, becoming his seventh album to chart in Australia, with the two recent albums for Russell having both reached the Top 10, Sharkmouth” (HP-6, peaked April 2013) and “Van Diemen’s Land (HP-4, debuted 7 peaked April 2014). And the final Top 50 entry this week is the second studio album and first entry here for Canadian indie-rock act Half Moon Run, the album is “Sun Leads Me on”, which comes in at No.39 this week.
Lower 50: The Waifs blast back up twenty-three places to No.53 with “Beautiful You” and Avicii’s “Stories” are back up sixteen to No.54. The first album for Adele “19” is back in at No.55 and current tourist Neil Diamond is back in at No.61 with “All Time Greatest Hits”. Hozier’s self-titled album has just been released on Friday as a re-packaged album, but for this week it is back up thirteen places to No.65 and Years & Years’ “Communion” returns to the Top 100 at No.71, with the recent self-titled Lawson album back in at a new peak of No.76 (it entered at #84 on the 19-Oct chart for a single week), and with AC/DC starting their tour in Sydney on the 4th of November, their latest album “Rock or Bust” is back in at No.77, “The Best of” for Chris Isaak returns at No.86, “The Essential” by Michael Jackson reappears at No.89, “A.L.L.A.” by A$AP Rock is back in at No.90, “Abba Gold & More” returns at No.91 (‘Mamma Mia’ screened on Channel 7 last weekend), “The Eminem Show” for Eminem is back in at No.94 and the final returning album is at No.98, The Hilltop Hoods with “Walking Under Stars”.
UK crooner Daniel O’Donnell debuts at No.5 in his home countries’ chart, but here he debuts at No.51 with his latest album “The Hank Williams Songbook”, and the fourth album for Canadian pop/rock group Marianas Trench entitled “Astoria” comes in at No.56 and is their first albums chart entry in Australia. The fourth album for California singer/songwriter Joanna Newsom debuts at No.63 entitled “Divers” and is her third entry here, with her last set “Have One on Me” debuting and peaking at No.62 in March 2010. The final entry at No.99 is the second solo album for local country singer Drew McAlister entitled “Black Sky”, whilst he has appeared on three previous entries for his other project, the duo McAlister Kemp, and this is his first solo chart appearance.
Written, Compiled and Researched by Gavin Ryan.