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Doc Neeson’s Death Propels Two Angels Albums Back Into Top 30

The late Doc Neeson
Jun 7th 2014 | 7:00pm | Staff Writer
The passing of the legendary Doc Neeson, frontman for The Angels, has seen two of the band's albums land in the ARIA Albums Chart top 30 this week.

Their compilations 40 Years Of Rock – Vol 1: 40 Greatest Studio Hits and Greatest Hits re-entered the chart at 20 and 26 respectively. Neeson died last week after battling a brain tumour since late 2012.

One again, pending Aussie tourists Coldplay held onto the top spot with Ghost Stories for a third week, while the Frozen soundtrack pushed back into two, edging out Brit singer Sam Smith and In The Lonely Hour, who moved down to three after last week's second place debut.

Songstress Ellie Goulding enjoyed a move back into the top albums as a result of her current Aus tour. The singer's Halcyon Days re-entered at four this week, pushing Michael Jackson's posthumous release Xscape down to five. Country star Keith Urban also enjoyed a bump thanks to his upcoming headline tour – his latest record Fuse moved from 39 to six.

Headline-grabbing South African hip hop duo Die Antwoord scored the highest debut of the week as their new album Donker Mag landed at 11 - it becomes their biggest charting album to date in Australia. And, US rapper 50 Cent scored the next best debut at 16 with Animal Ambition: An Untamed Desire To Win.

Two Aussies scored impressive debuts as well in the shape of Melbourne act Pierce Brothers and Brisbane trio Dune Rats. The Pierce Brothers came in at 21 with The Night Tree, while Dune Rats were a spot behind them at 22 with their self-titled debut.

The action in the ARIA Singles Chart was dominated again by local urban collective Justice Crew, whose single Que Sera landed at number one for the fifth week. Norwegian duo Nico & Vinz moved into second spot with their current radio hit Am I Wrong?, pushing Milky Chance's Stolen Dance into third. Waves and Mr Probz (four), along with Iggy Azalea and her Charli XCX collab Fancy rounded out the top five (it's top of the Streaming Tracks Chart though).

Sibling duo Angus & Julia Stone ventured into the 50 with their new single Heart Beats Slow up from 56 to 37 - they were last here in 2010 with Big Jet PlaneDebuts came from local boy band The CollectiveBurn The Bright Lights (34)  - and Keith Urban – Shame (35).


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