Last week the latest Michael Buble album “To Be Loved” debuted at the top of the ARIA Albums chart with Gold sales. This week the album holds for a second week at No.1 and is now newly certified Platinum (▲) in sales.
Jumping back up two places to No.2 is Bruno Mars with “Unorthodox Jukebox” whilst Passenger holds at No.3 with “All the Little Lights”. Flume and his self-titled album are back up two places to No.4, whilst Phoenix see their fifth album “Bankrupt!” become not only the highest new entry of the week, but also their first Top 10 entry, as their third album (first to chart here) “It’s Never Been Like That” made it to No.81 in April 2007, then album number four “Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix” debuted and peaked at No.13 in June of 2009.
Russell Morris’ “Sharkmouth” is back up four places to its former peak of No.6 this week, and also up four places to No.7 are Macklemore and Ryan Lewis with “The Heist” Ricky Martin’s “Greatest Hits” is down one place to No.8 and falling one place in it’s 32nd consecutive week inside the Top 10 is Pink and “The Truth About Love”. Debuting in-between at No.9 is Will.i.am with “#WillPower”, this also becomes his first Top 10 album and his highest charting (solo) album. His third album (first to chart here) “Songs About Girls” debuted and peaked at No.58 in October of 2007.
NEW PEAKS & MOVERS: For a third week the Steve Miller Band hold at No.19 with their “Complete Greatest Hits” collection. Up nine places to No.30 are Alt-J with “An Awesome Wave”, but jumping up thirty-two places to No.33 is the Coldplay boxset “4CD Catalogue Set”. Frank Ocean and “Channel Orange” (HP-9) are up twenty-one places to No.37 and Calvin Harris’ “18 Months” (HP-5) rebounds twenty-two spots to No.38. Also back into the Top 50 are Florence + The Machine with “Ceremonials”, up eleven places to No.42 this week.
DOWN DOWN: Paramore land their first Top 10 single this week, but the self-titled album it’s from is down three places to No.11 after two weeks inside the Top 10. Last weeks No.2 debut of “Save Rock and Roll” for Fall Out Boy drops thirteen places to No.15 this week and last weeks No.5 debut of “Free the Universe” by Major Lazer is down fifteen places to No.20. Guy Sebastian’s “Armageddon” drops eleven places to No.27 and also down eleven is Stone Sour with “House of Gold & Bones Part 2” to No.31 this week.
The Yeah Yeah Yeahs fall twenty-three places to No.40 with “Mosquito” and The Rubens’ self-titled set is back down nineteen spots to No.45. After scoring his first Top 50 entry last week by debuting at No.28, Kid Cudi is down twenty places to No.48 with “Indicud” and also down twenty is The Script with “#3” to No.50. Biggest fall for the week is Brad Paisley with “Wheelhouse”, tumbling fifty-eight places to No.85.
The passing of Divinyls lead singer Chrissie Amphlett this past week sees “The Essential” collection for the group debut at No.14 this week, whilst current tourist Bryan Adams debuts at No.18 with “His Greatest Hits”. Entering at No.22 is Renee Geyer with “Swing”, her third highest charting album in Australia so far. She has had two No.11 albums, “Moving Along” (peaked late June 1977) and “Tenderland” (peaked late August 2003), whilst in January 1976 she spent three weeks at No.21 with the album “Ready to Deal”.
Melbourne act Owl Eyes debut at No.28 with “Nightswim”, and coming in at No.36 is Rob Zombie with “Venomous Rat Regeneration Vendor”. It’s Rob’s fifth solo album, all of which have reached the Top 50. This becomes his second highest charting set behind his last album from February 2010, “Hellbilly Deluxe 2” which debuted and peaked at No.23.
Lower 50: The DVD/BR release of “Les Miserables” this past week helps the soundtrack back up twelve places to No.57, whilst returning at No.58 is the “Greatest Hits” (HP-41) collection for Good Charlotte. Joel Madden was on 60 Minutes last Sunday (21-April) and now that he’s back on The Voice his bands music returns to the Top 100. Another Voice judge in Seal sees his “Hits” (HP-4) set re-enter at No.83. The two other returnees for the week are “Heartthrob” (HP-14) for Tegan & Sara at No.93 and “Triple J’s Like a Version 8” (HP-3) at No.97.
Andre Rieu debuts at No.68 with his 43rd album entitled “Mother & Child – Lullabies the Whole World Loves”, just in time for Mothers Day, and entering at No.75 is the soundtrack “More from Pitch Perfect”, with the original “Pitch Perfect” (HP-9) soundtrack holding at No.13 this week.
Gavin Ryan reports with thanks to Australian-Charts.com