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On the Charts: Aussie Debuts Dominate Another Top Ten Shake-Up


On the Charts: Aussie Debuts Dominate Another Top Ten Shake-Up

In and out then and while last week's #1, Busby Marou, slipped back to #14, for the second week running, an Aussie folk-based band have debuted at the top spot on the album chart, with The Waif's eighth studio release, Ironbark, topping the album chart.

The Waifs' first ever #1 pipped out other new entries from a string of local acts, including King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard's Flying Microtonal Banana (#2), Horrorshow's Bardo State (#4) and Holy Holy's Paint (#7). Paint is Holy Holy's first ever top ten appearance, with previous LP, 2015's When The Storms Would Come, peaking at #11. Similarly, King Gizzard and The Waifs both go one better than their own previous chart  bests.

Elsewhere, Adele, buoyed by her current national tour now has all three of her full-lengths in the top 20, with 25 currently at #3, 21 at #10 and 19 jumping up 25 spots to #20.

It's a similar story for chart mainstayer, Ed Sheeran, who currently has both of his previous LPs, x and +, in the top 20 (#6 and #14 respectively), in anticipation of new album ÷, released March 3rd. The lead track from ÷, "Shape Of You", as now been at #1 on the ARIA singles chart for eight consecutive weeks.


Topics: On the Charts   The Waifs   King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard   Horrorshow   Holy Holy


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