While Brisbane singer-songwriter Jarryd James debuts at #2.
It can be a risky move to shake up your style, but for UK post-metal heavyweights Bring Me The Horizon, a change of pace has seen them debut at #1 on the ARIA Albums Chart.
The band’s fifth record, That’s The Spirit, which you’ve probably heard a lot of on triple j the past week, saw them venture into unknown territory to mixed reviews, but dominating the charts is a clear sign of success. It gives them their third number one album here.
The Soundwave-bound five piece were up against Aussie singer-songwriter Jarryd James and fellow heavy music juggernauts Slayer, who came in #2 and #3 respectively.
The Brisbane troubadour’s new record, Thirty One, earned our Album Of The Week and is a record that sees him “blend naturalistic sounds with electronic undertones” to perfection. It beat out veteran act Slayer’s 11th LP, Repentless, which is an impressive feat.
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Last week saw Troye Sivan take on and beat legends Iron Maiden to first place, but the Aussie muso couldn’t maintain a position about them for long, with his EP Wild this week sitting at #7, while Iron Maiden’s The Book Of Souls sits at #5.
Duran Duran debuted at #19 with Paper Gods, proving that there’s still a strong following for the genre, which we discovered at an ‘80s revival gig this week.
Other debuts included Nero’s Between II Worlds (13), Ellie Drennan’s Close Your Eyes (14), Gary Clark Jr’s The Story Of Sonny Boy Slim (18) and Natalie Imbruglia landed at #25 with Male.
The soundtrack for NWA’s massive biopic Straight Outta Compton remains in the charts, along with the band’s greatest hits, sitting at #11 and #12 respectively.