News 8 August 2020

Second week at #1 for Taylor Swift's folklore

Debuts for Hockey Dad, Paul Kelly & Paul Grabowsky, Travis Collins and more!

Second week at #1 for Taylor Swift's folklore

Taylor Swift maintains the #1 spot on the ARIA Albums Chart for a second straight week with folklore. Of the American’s six #1 albums, 1989 has spent the most time in the top spot with nine weeks.

Following the release of the album on vinyl, The Weeknd’s After Hours (#1 Mar. ’20) jumps up eleven spots to #13. It also claims #4 on the Vinyl Albums Chart this week.

The fifth studio album from ARIA Hall Of Fame members Split Enz re-enters the Top 50 at #19 on the back of a reissue to mark 40 years since its release. The new edition of True Colours features a new mix by band member Eddie Rayner. Like with the original release, the album cover comes in a number of different colour combinations; there are also four different colours of vinyl available (it’s #2 on the Vinyl Albums Chart). True Colours hit #1 on the Albums Chart in Australia in 1980, the first of three Enz albums to do so.

This weeks ARIA Albums Chart debuts

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Brain Candy

Hockey Dad
Wollongong duo Hockey Dad score their second Top Ten album and a new peak as they release Brain Candy. It’s their third LP, coming just over two years since Blend Inn (#6 Feb. ’18). One of the album’s singles, ‘I Missed Out’, was #60 in this year’s Triple J Hottest 100. Brain Candy debuts at #1 on the ARIA Vinyl Albums Chart this week.
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Please Leave Your Light On

Paul Kelly & Paul Grabowsky
ARIA winners Paul Kelly and Paul Grabowsky team up for the new album Please Leave Your Light On. The album features newly arranged versions of nine songs from Kelly’s catalogue, as well as the previously unreleased ‘True to You’ and a cover of Cole Porter’s ‘Every Time We Say Goodbye’. It’s the second album from ARIA Hall Of Fame member Kelly in 2020, having released the digital-only Forty Days in June. For Grabowsky it’s the follow-up to Tryst, 2019’s ARIA-winning collaboration with Kate Ceberano.
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Wreck Me

Travis Collins
Country singer-songwriter Travis Collins hits the ARIA Top Ten for the first time with Wreck Me. Collins’s seventh album comes two years on from Brave And The Broken (#15 Aug. ’18), which was the previous highest chart peak for the six-time Golden Guitar winner.
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Such Pretty Forks In The Road

Alanis Morissette
Alanis Morissette returns with her first album in eight years, Such Pretty Forks In The Road. The follow-up to Havoc And Bright Lights (#22 Sept. ’12) is the Canadian singer-songwriter’s ninth studio album and the first to appear in the Top Ten since Under Rug Swept (#1 Mar. ’02). It includes the single ‘Smiling’, which is one of the two new tracks written for the stage musical based on Morissette’s mega-hit Jagged Little Pill (#1 May ’96).
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I'm Doing It

Australian indie pop artist E^ST makes her Top 50 debut with I’m Doing It. The first album from Melissa Bester under the E^ST moniker comes after she released four EPs between 2014 and 2018. The single ‘Talk Deep’ was #70 in the Hottest 100 of 2019.
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A Hero's Death

Fontaines D.C.
Fontaines D.C. hit the ARIA Charts for the first time with A Hero's Death. The second album from the Irish post-punk band comes just over a year on from their debut Dogrel, which was a Top Ten on the UK and Irish charts.
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What Could Possibly Go Wrong

Dominic Fike
More than a year on from scoring a Top Ten hit with ‘3 Nights’ (#3 Apr. ’19), American artist Dominic Fike releases his debut album What Could Possibly Go Wrong. Originally slated for release in early July, the album was pushed back due to the Black Lives Matter protests in the US.
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Nothing In Common But Us

Thundamentals member Tuka releases Nothing In Common But Us. It’s his fourth solo album and the first since the Top Ten hit Life Death Time Eternal (#6 Jul. ’15), which was nominated for Best Urban Album at the 2015 ARIAs. Between Tuka’s solo albums, Thundamentals released both Everyone We Know (#2 Feb. ’17) and I Love Songs (#9 Oct. ’18).