Debuts for Matt Corby, Barbra Streisand, King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard and more!
It’s week three at #1 on the ARIA Albums Chart for the soundtrack to A Star Is Born. As well as lead single ‘Shallow’ holding #1 for a third week, its two other current hits remain in the Top 20.
The soundtrack to Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody sits at #2 for a second week. It has been joined in the Top 5 this week by the British band’s compilations Greatest Hits (#3) and The Platinum Collection (#5). Another collection, Greatest Hits II has re-entered the chart at #26.
Amy Shark’s ARIA Award-nominated album Love Monster has jumped 14 spots to #22.
As we get closer to the festive season, Human Nature’s The Christmas Album re-enters the Top 50 at #45. John Farnham and Olivia Newton-John’s also returns at #48.
#4: Matt Corby ‘Rainbow Valley’ – Matt Corby returns with second album Rainbow Valley. The follow-up to Telluric (#1 Mar. ’16) sees the Sydney singer-songwriter playing every instrument on the album. It was co-produced by recent ARIA Award winner Dann Hume.
#7: Barbra Streisand ‘Walls’ – The legendary Barbra Streisand releases her 36th studio album, Walls. The album sees Streisand performing originals, as well as tracks originally made famous by the likes of John Lennon, Louis Armstrong and Bacharach & David. The American artist topped the chart in recent years with Partners (#1 Sept. ’14) and Encore: Movie Partners Sing Broadway (#1 Sept. ’16).
#10: King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard ‘Eyes Like The Sky’ – Melbourne’s King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard hold five spots in the Top 20 on the Albums Chart this week. It comes following vinyl reissues of their first four albums – Eyes Like The Sky (#10), Float Along – Fill Your Lungs (#12), Oddments (#13), 12 Bar Bruise (#14) – and early EP, Willoughby’s Beach (#15). All five releases are making their Top 50 debuts.
#18: Metro Boomin ‘Not All Heroes Wear Capes’ – Metro Boomin makes his first solo appearance on the ARIA Albums Chart with Not All Heroes Wear Capes. The American producer’s debut solo album comes a year on from the collaborative album Without Warning (#39 Nov. ’17), released with 21 Savage, Offset. The new album features contributions from his former collaborators, as well as Gucci Mane, Travis Scott, Young Thug, Drake and more.
#19: The Prodigy ‘Walls’ – British electronic band The Prodigy score a seventh entry in the ARIA Top 50 with No Tourists. The trio’s seventh studio album comes three years on from The Day Is My Enemy (#8 Apr. ’15). The Prodigy spent one week at #1 in July 1997 with The Fat Of The Land.
#25: Bob Dylan ‘More Blood, More Tracks: The Bootleg Series Vol. 14’ – Bob Dylan opens his archives again for More Blood, More Tracks: The Bootleg Series Vol. 14. The set features recordings made during the sessions for Dylan’s 15th studio album, Blood On The Tracks, which was released in 1975. To date, the highest-charting collection in the Bob Dylan Bootleg Series has been Another Self Portrait: The Bootleg Series Vol. 10 (#20 Sept. ’13).
#47: Vince Staples ‘FM!’ – American rapper Vince Staples hits the chart with third album, FM! Coming a year on from second album, Big Fish Theory (#17 Jul. ’17), the new release incudes contributions from Tyga, Earl Sweatshirt, Kehlani, Ty Dolla Sign and more.