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On The Charts: Smith Street Band Land Their Highest Ever Album Position


On The Charts: Smith Street Band Land Their Highest Ever Album Position

While former-One Direction vocalist, Harry Styles, has able to end Ed Sheeran's thirteen week number-one lock on the singles chart, none were so successful on the album end, with Sheeran's third LP, Divide, spending its sixth straight week in the top spot.

The album fended off a trio of top-five debuts, with Tina Arena's new Greatest Hits collection at #2 and The Chainsmokers' debut Memories...Do Not Open at #4, and sandwiched between the pair — The Smith Street Band's fourth full-length, More Scared Of You Than You Are Of Me, arriving at #3. It's the highest ever placement from the Melbourne-based punks (pictured) — going a massive 15 spots better than previous peak, 2014's Throw Me In The River, their only other album to chart.

Further back, Father John Misty's new LP, Pure Comedy, came in at #14, Joey Bada$$'s second effort, All-AmerikkkanBada$$, debuting at #19 and Deep Purple returning to the charts with Infinite, their 20th full LP fittingly slotted in at #20 (apologies, you'll likely now have the riff from "Smoke On The Water" stuck in your head for the rest of the day).

Watch the Smith Street Band's Wil Wagner perform "Laughing (Or Pretending to Laugh)" live at the Rolling Stone office:


Topics: The Smith Street Band   Ed Sheeran   Tina Arena   The Chainsmokers   On the Charts   Father John Misty   Joey Bada$$


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