"Last spurt", they said. And evidently, far from fact, as the summer movie soundtracks held strong for another week on the album charts — Trolls returning to top spot, while Moana and Sing swapped positions to come in at #3 and #4. Sandwiched between, last week's chart-topper Kasey Chambers, who had a solid second week with Dragonfly only falling back as far as #2.
The week's debuts include U.S. rock vets Train coming in at #5, hip-hop trio Migos at #26 with their second album, Culture, and R&B singer-songwriter Kehlani making her first ever ARIA album chart appearance at #32, with debut LP SweetSexySavage.
Alongside some expected re-entries - Avalanches' critically-acclaimed 2000 debut, Since I Left You, charting at #15 on the back of its vinyl reissue and Guns N Roses Greatest Hits climbing to #24 in anticipation of this weeks' commencement of their Australian tour — there was also a surprising second-wind from Melbourne singer-songwriter Tash Sultana (pictured) who landed at #8 this week with her EP Notion which, although originally released back in October, finally got a physical release.
Meanwhile, guess-who continues his dominance of the singles chart, with Ed Sheeran spending his fourth consecutive week hogging the top two spots. Pity those trying to make an impact on the album chart come March, when ÷ (Divide) is released