Debuts for Courtney Barnett And Kurt Vile, Beck, St Vincent and more!
This week’s ARIA Albums Chart sees American star P!nk take out her fifth #1 with her seventh studio album Beautiful Trauma. The compilation Greatest Hits...So Far!!! jumps back into the top ten at #9; it’s the album’s 28th week in the top ten.
With their tour in full swing, Midnight Oil has moved up five more spots to #11 with Essential Oils: The Great Circle Gold Tour Edition.
In the week their classic album Kick celebrates its 30th anniversary, INXS’ The Very Best jumps from #33 to #12.
#1: P!nk ‘Beautiful Trauma’ – Returning with Beautiful Trauma, her first album in five years, P!nk scores her fifth #1 on the ARIA Albums Chart. The American artist’s seventh studio album includes the singles ‘What About Us’ (#1 Aug. ’17), ‘Beautiful Trauma’ (#27 Oct. ’17), ‘Whatever You Want’ (#44 Oct. ‘17) and the Eminem-featured ‘Revenge’ (#21 Oct. ’17). Between solo albums, P!nk teamed up with Canadian singer-songwriter Dallas Green (better known as City and Colour) under the moniker You+Me, releasing the album Rose Ave. (#2 Oct. ’14). P!nk’s previously topped the ARIA Albums Chart with I'm Not Dead (#1 Oct. ’06), Funhouse (#1 Nov. ’08), Greatest Hits...So Far!!! (#1 Nov. ’10) and The Truth About Love (#1 Nov. ’12).
#5: Courtney Barnett And Kurt Vile ‘Lotta Sea Lice’ – Singer-songwriters Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile team up for the collaborative album Lotta Sea Lice. Recorded in Melbourne in eight days, spread over 15 months, the album also includes contributions from members of Warpaint and The Dirty Three, among others. It’s Melburnian Barnett’s first chart appearance since Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit (#4 Mar. ’15) and American Vile’s first since B'lieve I'm Goin' Down (#27 Oct. ’15).
#14: Beck ‘Colors’ – American alt-rock icon Beck picks up his sixth top 20 album with Colors. Beck’s thirteenth studio album comes three years on from 2015 Grammy Album Of The Year winner Morning Phase (#5 Mar. ’14).
#16: Robert Plant ‘Carry Fire’ – Led Zeppelin frontman Robert Plant returns with his eleventh solo studio album Carry Fire. The follow-up to Lullaby And... The Ceaseless Roar (#22 Sept. ’14) is Plant’s twelfth post-Zeppelin release to hit the ARIA top 50.
#19: St Vincent ‘Masseduction’ – The fifth studio album from St Vincent gives the American artist her first top 50 on the ARIA Albums Chart. Masseduction is the follow-up to St Vincent (aka Annie Clark)’s self-titled fourth album of 2014.
#49: Gucci Mane ‘Mr. Davis’ – Gucci Mane picks up his first appearance in the ARIA top 50 with Mr. Davis. It’s the American rapper’s eleventh studio album and features guest slots from Nicki Minaj, Monica, Migos, The Weeknd, ASAP Rocky, Ty Dolla Sign, Schoolboy Q and more.
#50: David Gilmour ‘Live At Pompeii’ – Pink Floyd’s David Gilmour releases his second solo live album, Live At Pompeii. Gilmour and band returned to the site where his former band recorded their legendary concert film in 1971 as part of the world tour in support of the guitarist’s fourth solo album Rattle That Lock (#2 Sept. ’15). Gilmour previously charted with the live album Live In Gdansk (#30 Oct. ’08).