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On The Charts: Foo Fighters Strike Gold


On The Charts: Foo Fighters Strike Gold

Foo Fighters have landed at number one this week on the ARIA album chart with new album, Concrete and Gold. It's the band's seventh chart-topping LP, with all five studio releases since 2002's One By One — as well as their 2009 Greatest Hits compilation — all reaching the peak.

The Foos pipped Angus & Julia Stone for the top spot, with the brother/sister folkers starting at #2 with new LP Snow one of only three debuts to crack the top ten (South Korean boy band BTS making their first chart appearance at #8). Further back, supergroup Prophets of Rage start at #11 with their self-titled debut, ahead of a re-released Elvis Presley compilation at #14, The 50 Greatest Hits, and Madonna's new Rebel Heart Tour live album at #20.

Aside from the Stones, Aussies debuts were few and far between this week, with the next highest being Perth grunge-rockers Tired Lion who make their first ever ARIA chart appearance at #21 with debut full-length Dumb Days. On the flipside, previous chart-topping local releases performed well, with recent Rolling Stone cover-story subjects, Gang of Youths, bouncing back up to #4 for their fifth week on the chart, while Paul Kelly's Life Is Fine slipped only as far as #7 in the sixth week since release.

This week, the Foos will fend off new entries from The Killers, Macklemore and our left-field long shot — King Parrot.


Topics: Foo Fighters   Angus and Julia Stone   On the Charts   Tired Lion


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