News 15 August 2020

Folklore gives Taylor Swift third week at #1

Debuts for In Hearts Wake, Bronson, Stand Atlantic and more!

Folklore gives Taylor Swift third week at #1

Debuts for In Hearts Wake, Bronson, Stand Atlantic and more!

For the third straight week, Taylor Swift holds #1 on the ARIA Albums Chart with folklore. The third week at #1 coincides with the album’s release on CD. It becomes the only ARIA #1 album of 2020 to hold the top spot for more than two weeks.

This weeks ARIA Albums Chart debuts

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Born Here Live Here Die Here

Luke Bryan
Luke Bryan scores his third Top Ten on the ARIA Albums Chart as he releases Born Here Live Here Die Here. The American country star’s seventh studio album comes three years on from What Makes You Country (#6 Dec. ’17). It takes over from Kill The Lights (#4 Aug. ’15) as Bryan’s highest-charting album.
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In Hearts Wake
Byron Bay’s In Hearts Wake take out their fourth career Top Ten with Kaliyuga. Coming three years on from Ark (#3 Jun. ’17), it’s the metalcore band’s fifth studio album. Kaliyuga features guest appearances by Jamie Hails of fellow metalcore band Polaris, Randy Reimann of Sydney hardcore veterans Massappeal and Australian actress Georgia Flood. To date, In Hearts Wake’s highest chart appearance was with Skydancer (#2 May ’15). Kaliyuga tops this week’s Vinyl Albums and Australian Artist Albums charts.
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Glass Animals
British band Glass Animals return with Dreamland, their first album in four years. The third album from the group becomes their first appearance in the ARIA Top Ten, having previously charted with How To Be A Human Being (#11 Sept. ’16) and Zaba (#12 Jun. ’14). The single ‘Tokyo Drifting’ features American rapper Denzel Curry.
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Deep Purple
Hard rock icons Deep Purple release their 21st studio album Whoosh! The album is the follow-up to Infinite (#20 Apr. ’17) and is the fifth album by the band’s current line-up, also known as Deep Purple Mark VIII. It features a re-working of the track ‘And the Address’, which featured on the band’s 1968 debut album Shades Of Deep Purple.


Australian deep house DJ/producer Golden Features and American electronic music duo Odesza join forces as Bronson and release their debut self-titled album. After sharing tracks over the internet, the trio recorded the album in Berry, NSW over a week in 2018. Golden Features previously charted with SECT (#11 Aug. ’18) and Odesza charted with A Moment Apart (#13 Sept. ’17).
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Pink Elephant

Stand Atlantic
Sydney pop punk band Stand Atlantic make their ARIA Albums Chart debut with Pink Elephant. The second studio album from the four-piece comes two years on from their debut Skinny Dipping. It has debuted at #3 on this week’s ARIA Vinyl Albums Chart.
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these are not your dreams

Sydney’s sleepmakeswaves bring together their three most recent EPs for These Are Not Your Dreams. The collection includes tracks released on No Safe Place (May), Out Of Hours (June) and Not An Exit (July). It’s the post-rock band’s first chart entry since Made of Breath Only (#15 Apr. ’17).
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Thoughtful Songs For Little People

Teeny Tiny Stevies
The Teeny Tiny Stevies hit the Albums Chart Top 50 for the first time with Thoughtful Songs For Little People. The third album from the Melbourne children’s music duo is the follow-up to 2018’s Helpful Songs For Little People, which was nominated for an ARIA Award in the same year.