ARIA Chart: Daft Punk Tops Album Chart For 2nd Week -
Daft Punk photo by Tim Cashmere, Noise11, photo

Daft Punk. Photo by Tim Cashmere.

ARIA Chart: Daft Punk Tops Album Chart For 2nd Week

by Gavin Ryan on June 1, 2013

in News,Noise Pro

Daft Punk holds for a second week at No.1 with their fifth album “Random Access Memories”.

Daft Punk photo by Tim Cashmere, Noise11, photo

Daft Punk. Photo by Tim Cashmere.

Making a jump up three places to a new peak of No.2 is “The Great Gatsby” Soundtrack, with the film having a gala red-carpet opening in Sydney this past week, and the film opening in cinemas around the country on Thursday. So with a full week of cinema ticket sales as of next week, it could possibly become Baz’s third No.1 album here (after Romeo & Juliet and Moulin Rouge).

Bruno Mars’ “Unorthodox Jukebox” is back up three places to No.3, thanks to the album having a third Top 10 single from it here now in “Treasure” (TW-10), whilst last weeks No.2 debut for The National, “Trouble Will Find Me” is down a couple of places to No.4 this week. Rudimental and “Home” are back up again this week to No.5; having been high and dropped hard it’s now recovering (2-10-8-5), as too does Passenger who is up five places to No.6 with “All the Little Lights”.

Michael Buble holds at No.7 with “To Be Loved” and Pink is back up two spots to No.8 with “The Truth about Love”, whilst The Cat Empire are down six places to No.9 with “Steal the Light”. The highest new entry of the week lands at No.10, the fifth album from Alice in Chains entitled “The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here” becoming their third Top 10 hit here and first this century, as their previous two were “Jar of Flies” (HP-2 Feb 94) and “Alice in Chains” (HP-5, Nov 95).

NEW PEAKS & MOVERS: Lee Kernaghan returns to the Top 100 at No.17 with “Beautiful Noise” (HP-9), now repackaged as a bonus tour edition as he is touring the country from May 31st through until mid August. Calvin Harris’ “18 Months” is back up fourteen places to No.28 and Alt-J climb nine spots to No.31 with “An Awesome Wave”. Thanks to his performance on The Voice with Delta Goodrem last Monday night (27-May) Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu sees his two previous albums return to the Top 100 this week, with “Gurrumul” (HP-3) back in at No.35 and “Rrakala” (HP-3) returning at No.71.

DOWN DOWN: “A” for Agnetha Faltskog is down four places to No.13 after two weeks inside the Top 10, and after a single week at No.4 inside the Top 10, 30 Seconds to Mars fall fourteen places to No.18 this week with “Love Lust Faith + Dreams”. Vampire Weekend are down eleven places to No.23 with “Modern Vampires of the City”, Airbourne tumble twenty places to No.37 with “Black Dog Barking”, whilst the Eurovision 2013 album is down twenty-five places to No.41. The self-titled Jinja Safari album tumbles twenty-five places to No.52, “Demi” for Demi Lovato falls twenty-eight places to No.58, and Rachael Leahcar tumbles forty-nine spots to No.87 with “Romantique”. Escape the Fate are down sixty places to No.94 with “Ungrateful” and falling out from the Top 50 are “One of us is the Killer” for Dillinger Escape Plan from No.45, “This was Tomorrow” for Seth Sentry from No.46 and “Didn’t it Rain” for Hugh Laurie from No.48.

The fourth album for Laura Marling becomes her third Top 20 entry as “Once I Was an Eagle” debuts at No.12. Her first set “Alas, I Cannot Swim” peaked at No.98 (Aug 2008), whilst her second album “I Speak Because I Can” (March 2010) debuted and peaked at No.7. In September 2011 her third album “A Creature I Don’t Know” landed where today’s new album debuted, at No.12.

The sixth album for English performer Jamie Cullum debuts at No.34 entitled “Momentum”, becoming his fourth album to chart here and third Top 50 hit. His third album (first to chart here) “Twenty Something” (2004) reached No.2 whilst his next set “Catching Tales” (Oct 2005) debuted and peaked at No.26. Last time we saw him on our charts was back in April 2010 with “The Pursuit” (HP-60).

The sixth Fast & Furious film soundtrack debuts at No.43 this one basically entitled “Fast & Furious 6”. The previous five have all charted here #1 “The Fast & The Furious” HP-33 Oct 2001, #2 “2 Fast 2 Furious” HP-25 June 2003, #3 “Fast & The Furious: Tokyo Drift” HP-77 June 2006, #4 “Fast & Furious 4” HP-37 April 2009, and #5 “Fast & Furious 5: Rio Heist” HP-39 May 2011, so this new set becomes the series’ fifth Top 50 entry.

Lower 50: “Ceremonials” for Florence + the Machine is back up twenty-five places to No.53, “DNA” for Little Mix is up thirteen places to No.55, “El Camino” for The Black Keys jumps back up thirty-four spots to No.59 and up thirty-nine spots to No.61 is “The Very Best of The Eagles”.

Rodriguez sees his “Searching for Sugar Man” soundtrack back up twenty-six places to No.72 and Kelly Clarkson’s “Greatest Hits – Chapter One” is back up fourteen spots to No.75. Other than the Lee Kernaghan and Gurrumul returning albums, we also have re-entries from Armin van Buuren and “Intense” (HP-72) at No.78, “The Very Best of” for The Doors at No.86 after the recent death of keyboardist Ray Manzarek, and also best off’s for Red Hot Chili Peppers and INXS at No.88 and No.89 respectively. The last two returning albums is the soundtrack for “Sound City – Real to Reel” at No.99 and “Global Warming” for Pitbull at 100.

The third album for local hip-hop artists Dialectrix becomes his first chart entry, debuting at No.70 with “The Cold Light of Day”, and tourist Julie Andrews lands her second albums chart entry at No.77 with “Classic Julie”. She charted previously in 1983 with an album entitled “Love Me Tender” (HP-41).

Gavin Ryan reports with thanks to

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