Debuts for Slash, Brockhampton, Thundamentals and more!
Kamikaze, Eminem’s ninth #1 in the ARIA Albums Chart, holds the top spot for a fourth consecutive week.
Ed Sheeran’s ÷ jumps up two spots to #3. It’s the album’s 60th week in the Top Three.
Ahead of Taylor Swift’s Australian tour, which begins on 19 October, Reputation jumps up four spots to #22.
#4: Slash ‘Living The Dream’ – Guitar hero Slash releases his third collaboration with Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators, Living The Dream. The album becomes the third consecutive Top Ten debut for the Guns N’ Roses guitarist and the group, having previously charted with Apocalyptic Love (#2 May ’12) and World On Fire (#2 Sept. ’14).
#6: Brockhampton ‘Iridescence’ – American hip hop collective Brockhampton make their Top 50 debut with Iridescence. It’s their fourth studio album, having released the first three – Saturation, Saturation II and Saturation III – all in 2017. The group played a number of shows in Australia this week.
#9: Thundamentals ‘I Love Songs’ – Blue Mountains trio Thundamentals take out a third Top Ten with fifth album I Love Songs. The hip hop group previously hit the Top Ten with So We Can Remember (#3 May ’14) and Everyone We Know (#2 Feb. ’17)
#10: Dead Letter Circus ‘Dead Letter Circus’ – Brisbane’s Dead Letter Circus score a sixth Top 50 entry with their self-titled fourth album. The album is the group’s fourth Top Ten and comes three years on from Aesthesis (#2 Aug. ’15). Between studio albums, Dead Letter Circus released the acoustic album The Endless Mile (#17 May ’17).
#14: Josh Groban ‘Bridges’ – Josh Groban returns to the chart with Bridges. The American baritone’s eighth studio album and first in three years is the follow-up to Stages (#2 May ’15) and includes duets with Andrea Bocelli, Jennifer Nettles, Sarah McLachlan and more. It’s Groban’s twelfth entry in the ARIA Top 50; his first came with his self-titled debut (#28 Jul. ’02).
#33: Prince ‘Piano & A Microphone 1983’ – The archives of the late, great Prince get opened with posthumous release Piano & A Microphone 1983. Recorded at his home studio in Chanhassen, Minnesota, the album includes run-throughs of then-unreleased tracks ’17 Days’, ‘Purple Rain’ and ‘Strange Relationship’, as well as a cover of Joni Mitchell’s ‘A Case Of You’. The last Prince release to chart was the compilation 4Ever (#36 Dec. ’16).
#48: The Paper Kites ‘On The Corner Where You Live’ – Melbourne’s The Paper Kites notch up a third Top 50 entry with On The Corner Where You Live. It’s the folk-rock band’s fourth album and second in 2018, coming five months on from On the Train Ride Home. The Paper Kites’ best chart peak to date was been with Twelvefour (#8 Sept. ’15).