Paramore land their second consecutive No.1 album in Australia, as their fourth, self-titled album debuts at the top of the ARIA Albums Chart becoming the eighth consecutive No.1 debut at the top.
“Paramore” becomes the 32nd self-titled album to top the Aussie charts (1965 to 2013) and the last one was ten number ones ago, when Flume took his album to the top (4-Feb-2013), whilst the album also becomes the 669th No.1 Album in Australia (1965 to 2013) and the 528th for ARIA (1983 to 2013). Paramore were last on the charts with “Brand New Eyes” (#600) which entered at the top on the 5th October in 2009, eventually totaling 62 weeks within the Top 100. So “Paramore” also becomes the second No.1 album here for the Fueled by Ramon record label, and the album is also the 243rd performed by American act, and the 318th by a Group.
Passenger holds for a third week at No.1 on the singles chart, and also at No.2 for a third week on the Albums chart, as “All the Little Lights” also picks up a Gold (●) sales accreditation. And with Bruno Mars in the country at the moment, his former No.1 “Unorthodox Jukebox” jumps back up six places to No.3, whilst Russell Morris jumps up four places to a new peak of No.6 for “Sharkmouth”.
After which four former No.1 albums all take a tumble; Pink’s “The Truth About Love” is down four places to No.7 (its lowest position ever), “+” for Ed Sheeran is down three spots to No.8, “The 20/20 Experience” for Justin Timberlake falls five places to No.9 and last weeks No.1 debut of “Sempiternal” for Bring Me the Horizon is down nine spots to No.10, not as bad a fall as their previous No.1 (There is a Hell…), which fell to No.20 in it’s second week on the charts back in October of 2010.
Stone Sour score their highest chart position in Australia this week as their fifth album “House of Gold & Bones Part 2” debuts at No.4 becoming their fourth album to chart in Australia and their second Top 10 hit. Part 1 of the album debuted and peaked at No.13 in October 2012, whilst their September 2010 set “Audio Secrecy” debuted at No.6; previously their second album “Come What(ever) May” made it to No.21 in August 2006.
Two years ago English artist James Blake took his self-titled debut album to No.32 in February of 2011, and now this week his second album “Overgrown” debuts at No.5 to become his first Top 10 chart hit here in Australia. Current single from the album “Retrograde” (HP-56) is at No.90 this week, having been charting for the past eight weeks.
NEW PEAKS & MOVERS: With the ‘Pitch Perfect” DVD and BR out; it helps the soundtrack from the film to climb back up eight places to No.12 this week. The XX are touring here at the moment, and their second album “Coexist” leaps up thirty-two places to No.16, whilst their self-titled set sneaks back in at No.96. The Script finished their tour here last week, and with a new single on the rise, their “#3” album zooms back up forty-four places to No.17, whilst another tourist Steve Miller Band see their “Complete Greatest Hits” jump up twenty-two places to No.19.
Olly Murs did a Logies performance and lots of promoting around the country, which has helped his third set “Right Place Right Time” to leap this week from No.72 to a new peak of No.27, and right behind him (also doing Logies and promos) is Bruno Mars’ first album “Doo-Wops and Hooligans”, up twenty-five places to No.28. Lastly Birdy’s self-titled album is back up sixteen places to No.38 thanks to her current tour here.
DOWN DOWN: After leaping back into the Top 10 last week thanks to their shows here, The Lumineers self-titled set drops back eight places to No.15, whilst Killswitch Engage see their No.6 debut for “Disarm the Descent” drop nineteen places to No.25 this week. Bruce Springsteen’s “Collection 1973-2012” is down twelve places to No.23, whilst his “Wrecking Ball” drops fifty-nine places to No.81 and “Born in the USA” falls out of the Top 100 from No.39.
“What About Now” for Bon Jovi halves itself, dropping fifteen places to No.30, and also halving itself is “Searching for Sugar Man”, down seventeen places to No.34. Fleetwood Mac sees their “Rumours” fall sixteen places to No.41, with The Strokes down nineteen places to No.49 with “Comedown Machine”. Big drops into the lower fifty include “Old Socks” for Eric Clapton (34 to 52), “Global Warming” for Pitbull (37 to 56), “Controller” by British India (40 to 65), “Wild Ones” by Flo Rida (50 to 73), “Singularity” by Northlane (46 to 82), the biggest drop of the week for Depeche Mode and “Delta Machine” (16 to 83), and Lil’ Wayne’s “I Am Not a Human Being II” (44 to 97), whilst falling out of the Top 100 from within last weeks Top 50 are “Graceland” by Paul Simon (from #31), “Bout it!” for Deez Nuts (from #35, plus all three of their albums have now lasted only ONE week inside the Top 100) and “vs Head vs Heart” for Emma Louise from No.47.
Melbourne independent rapper Allday sees his debut EP “Loners are Cool” debut at No.18 this week, whilst also entering with their debut album is Austin, Texas industrial metal band Device with their self-titled album at No.26. Lead singer David Draiman was formerly with the group Disturbed.
The Band Perry (Kimberly, Neil and Reid Perry) see their second album “Pioneer” debut at No.37, becoming their first album to chart in Australia, whilst scoring their fourth consecutive chart entry are Cold War Kids, who debut at No.48 with “Dear Miss Lonely Hearts”, with their third album “Mine is Yours” (Feb 2011) becoming their highest charting so far, debuting and peaking at No.9. Lastly Swedish electronic duo The Knife debut at No.50 with “Shaking the Habitual” their fourth album but first to chart in Australia.
Lower 50: Josh Groban returns at No.51 with “All That Echoes” (HP-11) and Pete Murray’s “Blue Sky Blue – The Byron Sessions” is back up twenty places to No.54. The Beatles return at No.68 with “Let it Be… Naked” (HP-11) with the Crowded House “The Very Very Best of” back up eighteen places to No.69. Emeli Sande’s “Our Version of Events” jumps up sixteen places to No.74, Coldplay’s “4CD Catalogue Set” is up nineteen places to a new peak of No.75, and also returning to the Top 100 are “Girl on Fire” for Alicia Keys at No.76, “Drinking from the Sun” for The Hilltop Hoods at No.77, “Gravel & Wine” for Gin Wigmore at No.87 (she appeared on Ellen last week), The Drones with “I See Seaweed” at No.90 and Samantha Jade’s self-titled album is back in at No.91. “Born to Die” for Lana Del Rey is back in at No.93 and Led Zeppelin’s “Mothership” is back in at No.99 helped by Robert Plants recent shows here.
New Kids on the Block debut at No.59 with their sixth studio album entitled “10”, which is so named because it’s their tenth album (6 studio, 4 compilations) to be released. And way down at the bottom of the hundred we see Sarah Brightman enter at No.98 with “Dreamchaser”, her eleventh studio album and first to chart here in almost five years, as she last charted in April 2008 with “Symphony” (HP-31, peaked in May). And lastly the debut album for Irish hip-hop trio The Original Rudeboys entitled “This Life” enters at No.100.
Gavin Ryan reports with thanks to Australian-Charts.com