Six new entries have landed in the top ten on this week's ARIA album chart, as last week's chart-topper Lana Del Rey slips down to #7 and the recently de-throned 2017 dominator, Ed Sheeran's Divide, reclaims the top spot for an 18th week.
Arcade Fire's Everything Now was the highest new entry, landing at #2 — their best ever chart result — one spot ahead of recent The Voice winner Judah Kelly's Count On Me, with Alice Cooper's 27th studio LP, Paranormal, and Dan Sultan's Killer rounding out the top five. For Sultan (pictured) his #5 result falls just one short of his previous peak — 2014's Blackbird climbing as high as #4.
Further back, Passenger's eighth LP, The Boy Who Cried Wolf — the follow-up to his chart-topping 2016 album, Young As The Morning Old As The Sea — starts at #8, Melbourne garage-rockers The Murlocs make their chart debut at #15 with their third full-length, Old Locomotive, while country singer-songwriter Shane Nicholson debuts at #28 with his sixth solo album Love and Blood.
Next week, new challengers for the throne look few and far between and, short of a trend-breaking second week spurt from Kelly, Arcade Fire, Cooper or Sultan, it looks as though Sheeran will be on his way to a 20th week in the top spot.
Watch Passenger perform 'Anywhere' live at the Rolling Stone Office: