Taylor Swift holds for a third week at No.1 with her “Red” album, and turning around and climbing back up to No.2 is P!nk and “The Truth About Love”, whilst last weeks No.2 debut of “Child of the Universe” for Delta Goodrem is down one place to No.3, giving us an all female Top 3 on the ARIA Albums Chart this week.
Gavin Ryan reports that Robbie Williams’ ninth studio album “Take the Crown” scores the highest new entry and debuts at No.4 this week. The album’s lead single “Candy” returns to the Top 100 this week at No.59, and Robbie’s second Greatest Hits set “In and Out of Consciousness” returns at No.19, with his Australian album discography listed below…
C01|24-May-99|20|13|The Ego Has Landed (first two albums combined)
A03|11-Sep-00|07|128|Sing When You’re Winning
A04|03-Dec-01|03|151|Swing When You’re Winning
L01|06-Oct-03|03|60|Live Summer 2003
G01|25-Oct-04|01|137|Greatest Hits (9 weeks at No.1)
A06|31-Oct-05|01|51|Intensive Care (1 week at No.1)
A01|11-Sep-06|34|09|Life Thru a Lens
A07|30-Oct-06|01|20|Rudebox (1 week at No.1)
A08|15-Nov-09|01|18|Reality Killed the Video Star (1 week at No.1)
G02|18-Oct-10|03|13|*In and Out of Consciousness: Greatest Hits 1990 – 2010
A09|12-Nov-12|04|01|*Take the Crown
Another UK artist debuts right behind Robbie, Scottish born DJ Calvin Harris is in at No.5 with his third album entitled “18 Months”, which has already seen six singles released from the album, “Bounce” (feat Kelis HP-7, peaked Sept 2011), “We Found Love” (Rihanna featuring Calvin, HP-2, Oct 2011) “Feel So Close” (HP-7, peaked Nov 2011), “Let’s Go” (feat Ne-Yo, HP-13, April 2012), “We’ll Be Coming Back” (feat Example, HP-8, TW-46, August 2012) and current single “Sweet Nothing” (feat Florence Welch, HP-2, TW-5). This is Calvin’s first Top 10, and his second album to chart in Australia, his second set “Ready for the Weekend” debuted and peaked at No.39 in August 2009.
Mumford & Sons’ “Babel” is down one spot (again) this week to No.6, but after debuting at No.3 last week Parkway Drive see their “Atlas” album drop five places to No.8. “Birdy” for Birdy holds onto a Top 10 position at No.9 this week, its eleventh week inside the Top 10.
Midnight Oil debut at No.7 with their second best of compilation entitled “Essential Oils”, their first collection being “20,000 Watt RSL” which debuted at No.1 (and spent one week at the top) at the end of October back in 1997. The fourth and final Top 10 debut of the week is in at No.10, Rod Stewart with his first Christmas album “Merry Christmas, Baby”, becoming Rod’s eighteenth Top 10 album since his first entry back in October 1971, “Every Picture Tells a Story” (HP-1×5).
NEW PEAKS & MOVERS: There are NO new peaks for albums this week, but climbing to a new height since returning to the albums chart in late September, Mumford & Sons “Sigh No More” (HP-1×3) is up to a return-height of No.17. The Rubens (HP-3) self-titled album is back up eight places to No.27, and returning to the Top 50 at No.39 (up 32 places) is Bruno Mars with his first album “Doo-Wops and Hooligans” (HP-2).
INXS are the support act for the current Matchbox 20 national tour, and their “The Very Best” (HP-39) collection is up forty-one places to No.41. Also returning to the Top 50 is “A is for Alpine” (HP-11) by Alpine, back into the Top 100 at No.44, “Blunderbuss” (HP-2) for Jack White leaps up thirty-nine places to No.47, and jumping thirty-six places to No.48 is “The Very Very Best of” (HP-11) for Crowded House.
DOWN DOWN: Sarah Blasko falls fourteen places to No.23 with “I Awake” (HP-9) and also falling out of the Top 10 after debuting in their last week is Kylie Minogue’s “The Abbey Road Sessions” (HP-7), down seventeen places to No.24. “Spring & Fall” (HP-8) for Paul Kelly drops twelve places to No.26 and after their tour The Black Keys see their “El Camino” (HP-3) album falls twelve places to No.28. Stone Sour’s “House of Gold & Bones Part 1” (HP-13) tumbles twenty places to No.42 and after debuting at No.28 last week, Neil Young’s “Psychedelic Pill” is down seventeen places to No.45.
Sydney’s Emcee Kerser sees his second album “No Rest for the Sickest” debut at No.15 this week, his first ARIA Albums chart entry. And Adelaide’s The Mark of Cain release their first album in eleven years entitled “Songs of the Third & Fifth”, which debuts at No.38 this week. Their last chart entry being 2001’s “This is This…” (HP-26, June 2001).
Lower 50: Amy Winehouse returns at No.51 with her compilation “Lioness: Hidden Treasures” (HP-8), whilst Train leap up thirty-seven places to No.57 with “California 37” (HP-9). “Moonfire” (HP-2) for Boy & Bear is back in at No.59, the Foo Fighters “Greatest Hits” (HP-1) is up thirty places to No.61. “Stronger” (HP-3) by Kelly Clarkson leaps back up thirty-four places to No.63 and Usher’s “Looking 4 Myself” (HP-3) is up thirty-two places to No.64.
Guy Sebastian’s “Twenty-Ten” (HP-4) is back in at No.70 and “Planet Pitbull” (HP-5) for Pitbull back in at No.84. “Elvis by Request” (HP-4) is back at No.87, “Fortune” (HP-2) returns at No.89 and Alan Jackson’s “34 Numbers Ones” (HP-7) is back at No.91, whilst Ball Park Music drop thirty-seven places to No.95 with their second album “Museum” (HP-9), their first album “Happiness & Surrounding Suburbs” (HP-36) returns at No.99.
Lower new albums come from Twelve Foot Ninja at No.53 with his album “Silent Machine”, Chance Waters at No.54 with “Infinity”, Lady Antebellum and their Christmas album entitled “On This Winter’s Night” coming in at No.71. The 16th studio album for US Country singer Toby Keith debuts at No.80 entitled “Hope on the Rocks”, and is his first album to chart here. The two final entries are both best of collections, with Garbage in at No.88 with “The Absolute Collection”, and new at No.92 is “The Essential” for the Electric Light Orchestra.
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