News 11 February 2017

Dune Rats score #1 debut

Debuts for Ocean Grove, Big Sean, Elbow and more!

Dune Rats score #1 debut

Debuts for Ocean Grove, Big Sean, Elbow and more!

Brisbane band Dune Rats has become the second Australian act to hit #1 on the ARIA Albums Chart in 2017, debuting in the top spot with their second album The Kids Will Know It's Bullshit (see below).

Human Nature’s former #1 Gimme Some Lovin': Jukebox Vol. II jumps back up 13 spots to #4 this week as the quartet’s national tour begins. Jukebox re-enters at #50.

In its 133rd week in the top 50, X returns to the top ten at #6 for an 87th week. Its resurgence comes on the back of Sheeran’s promo visit to Australia this week.

With Guns N’ Roses Australian tour up and running, Greatest Hits jumps 14 spots to #10, grabbing a twelfth week in the top ten. Their debut album Appetite For Destruction has re-entered the top 50 at #40.

Bruce Springsteen, another current tourist, has moved up three spots to #18 with Chapter And Verse. His Greatest Hits has also re-entered the chart at #23.

Following her performance at the Super Bowl, Lady Gaga’s Joanne re-enters the top 50 at #25.


#1: Dune Rats ‘The Kids Will Know It's Bullshit’ – With their second studio album, Brisbane trio Dune Rats have scored their first #1 on the ARIA Albums Chart. The Kids Will Know It's Bullshit is the follow-up to the band’s self-titled debut (#22 Jun. ’14). Two of the album’s tracks, 'Bullshit' and 'Scott Green', placed at #33 and #34 respectively in the recent Triple J Hottest 100.

The Kids Will Know It's Bullshit is the second Australian #1 album on the ARIA Charts in 2017.

#5: Ocean Grove ‘The Rhapsody Tapes’ – Melbourne metalcore band Ocean Grove make their debut on the ARIA Albums Chart with The Rhapsody Tapes. The band’s first album was written, recorded and produced in the bedroom of drummer Sam Bassal.

#14: Big Sean ‘I Decided.’ – The fourth studio album from Big Sean gives the American rapper a new peak on the ARIA Albums Chart. The follow-up to Dark Sky Paradise (#28 Mar. 15) becomes his second top 50 in Australia and features appearances by Eminem, Migos and more.

#16: Elbow ‘Little Fictions’ – Elbow’s seventh studio album becomes their third to chart in the ARIA top 50. Little Fictions comes three years on from The Take Off and Landing of Everything (#12 Mar. ’14)

#20: Pete Tong, The Heritage Orchestra, Jules Buckley ‘Classic House’ – British DJ/producer Pete Tong teams up with The Heritage Orchestra and conductor Jules Buckley to re-imagine classic dance music tracks in a classical setting. Tracks performed include takes on Fat Boy Slim’s ‘Right Here, Right Now’ and Faithless’ ‘Insomnia’.

#28: Sampha ‘Process’ – The debut album from British electronic soul artist Sampha. Prior to the release of Process, Sampha has worked with the likes of Solange, Drake, Frank Ocean, Kanye West, SBTRKT and more.

#32: QSP ‘QSP’ – The debut album from glam rock supergroup QSP. The trio features Suzi Quatro, Andy Scott (Sweet) and Don Powell (Slade). The album’s debut comes as the band completes the first week of its Australian tour.

#34: Original Broadway Cast ‘Dear Evan Hansen’ – The soundtrack to the Broadway musical Dear Evan Hansen. The show’s composers Pasek and Paul have previously written tracks for La La Land, TV series Smash and the musical version of James And The Giant Peach.