Debuts for Bon Iver, Opeth, Banks and more!
With their third studio album, Westway (The Glitter & The Slums), Sydney quintet Sticky Fingers pick up the seventeenth Australian #1 album on the ARIA Charts in 2016 (see below).
Following his NRL Grand Final performance, Keith Urban has moved eleven spots to #3 with Ripcord.
On the back of his appearance at the AFL Grand Final, Vance Joy has jumped from #41 to #17 with Dream Your Life Away.
#1: Sticky Fingers ‘Westway (The Glitter & The Slums)’ – With their third album, Westway (The Glitter & The Slums), Sydney band Sticky Fingers pick up their first #1 on the ARIA Albums Chart. The follow-up to Land Of Pleasure (#3 Aug. ’14) was recorded in Thailand with producer Dann Hume (Lisa Mitchell, Matt Corby).
#2: Bon Iver ‘22, A Million’ – American indie-folk band Bon Iver returns from hiatus with their first album in five years, 22, A Million. It’s the group’s third studio album and second in a row to debut at #2, following on from Bon Iver (#2 Jun. ’11).
#7: Opeth ‘Sorceress’ – With their twelfth studio album, Swedish metal mainstays Opeth have picked up a new Albums Chart peak. Coming two years on from Pale Communion (#17 Sept. ’14), Sorceress is Opeth’s fifth album to hit the top 50 and equals Watershed (#7 Jun. ’08) as the band’s highest peak.
#8: Banks ‘The Altar’ – The debut top ten appearance for Californian artist Banks. The Altar is the singer-songwriter’s second studio album, following on from Goddess (#17 Sept. ’14).
#11: Van Morrison ‘Keep Me Singing’ – Just over a year on from Duets: Re-Working The Catalogue (#10 Apr. ’15), veteran singer-songwriter Van Morrison returns with his 36th studio album. It’s Morrison’s first release of originals since Born To Sing: No Plan B (#65 Oct. ’12).
#13: The Sunny Cowgirls ‘Here We Go’ – Victorian sisters Sophie and Celeste Clabburn, aka The Sunny Cowgirls, score their fourth top 50 album with Here We Go. It’s The Sunny Cowgirls’ eighth studio album and overtakes Summer (#33 Jan. ’10) as their highest peak.
#14: Yellowcard ‘Yellowcard’ – Yellowcard’s tenth and final studio album gives the Florida band their sixth top 50 on the Albums Chart. Following a tour in support of the album, the band intend on splitting. Their highest peak was with Lights And Sounds (#6 Feb. ’06).
#20: Regina Spektor ‘Remember Us To Life’ – The first album in four years from American singer-songwriter Regina Spektor. Remember Us To Life is the follow-up to What We Saw From The Cheap Seats (#9 Jun. ’12), Spektor’s best peak on the ARIA Charts.
#21: Solange ‘A Seat At The Table’ – With her first full-length album in eight years, Solange picks up her first top 50 appearance on the ARIA Albums Chart. A Seat At The Table features collaborations with Lil Wayne, Sampha, The-Dream, Q-Tip and Kelly Rowland, among others and is Solange’s first new material since 2012’s True EP.
#23: Pixies ‘Head Carrier’ – The second album of new material from indie legends Pixies to be released since their reformation in 2004. The follow-up to Indie Cindy (#21 May ’14) is the band’s first album to feature bassist Paz Lenchantin as a member.
#25: Planetshakers ‘Overflow’ – The fifth top 50 album for worship group Planetshakers. It’s their second album to chart in 2016, following on from Momentum (Live In Manila) (#20 Apr. ’16).
#29: Craig David ‘Following My Intuition’ – Craig David’s sixth studio album returns the UK R&B star to the top 50 for the first time since Signed Sealed Delivered (#24 May ’10). Following My Intuition includes collaborations with Sigala, Kaytranada and Hardwell.
#32: Melissa Helser & Jonathan David ‘Beautiful Surrender’ – The ARIA Charts debut for American duo Melissa Helser & Jonathan David. Beautiful Surrender is the Christian folk pair’s eighth album.
#44: Amber Lawrence ‘Happy Ever After’ – The third top 50 appearance for Australian country singer-songwriter Amber Lawrence. Happy Ever After comes two years on from Superheroes (#43 Sept. ’14).
#46: Epica ’The Holographic Principle’ – Dutch symphonic metal band Epica make their ARIA Top 50 debut with The Holographic Principle. It’s the group’s seventh studio album since forming in 2002.
#48: Danny Brown ‘Atrocity Exhibition’ – With his fourth studio album, Atrocity Exhibition, American rapper Danny Brown scores his top 50 debut. Brown’s previous album, Old, gave him his first top 100 appearance.
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