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On The Charts: Vance Joy Is Back, But Sheeran Is Back On Top


On The Charts: Vance Joy Is Back, But Sheeran Is Back On Top

Big debuts over the past three weeks (first from Paul Kelly, then Gang of Youths, then Queens of the Stone Age) has kept Ed Sheeran's Divide from its twentieth week at the top. But no longer, as Sheeran leaps Kelly (remaining at #2 for the third consecutive week) to reclaim the crown, while last week's #1, QOTSA's Villains, slips only as far as #3 and Gang of Youths' Go Farther in Lightness creeps up one spot to #6 off the back of their recently commenced national tour.

For debuts, new entries from The Script (#5), LCD Soundsystem (#10) and Neil Finn (#12) land the highest, fitting around 2017's familiar faces — Lorde, Lamar, Imagine Dragons and Guardians of the Galaxy and Moana soundtracks — and resurfacing stayers — Sheeran's X, Swift's 1989 and Carole King's Tapestry. The latter legged-up by a new musical that's set to open in Sydney later this month.

The big surprise of the week is the resurface of Vance Joy's 2014 chart-topping debut, Dream Your Life Away, re-entering the chart at #8, following the release of his new single "Lay It On Me", which jumped up from #40 to #25 on the singles chart. While a new album from Joy (pictured) is yet to be announced he will perform a pair of headline shows this summer — at Melbourne's The Forum on November 22nd and at the Enmore Theatre in Sydney on November 23rd, alongside an appearance at Canberra's Spilt Milk Festival on November 25th.


Topics: Vance Joy   On the Charts   LCD Soundsystem   Neil Finn   The Script


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