To land the country’s best-selling album Down Under, “honestly, it’s mind-blowing,” comments drummer James Hunt.
“Having been styled to the pole and debuting at No. 2 with their latest album, that makes that debut No. 1 even sweeter,” adds Dan Rosen, President of Warner Music Australasia. This leader “consolidates this incredible group as one of the great Australian groups of the modern era”, continues Rosen. “We look forward to seeing the band back in the country soon for their incredible live show.”
The Sydney outfit, currently based in the United States, has shaped Abandonment during periods of confinement between Joshua Tree and Los Angeles.
North American tour dates in support of the new album kicked off last weekend and, in the coming weeks, will include a pair of flagship shows at Banc of California Stadium in LA.
Thanks to the hot start of Rüfüs Du Sol, Elton John arrives at n ° 2 with his collaborative project Containment sessions (Mercury / Universal).
It was Rocket Man’s most successful debut album in nearly 30 years, since The one also upgraded to # 2 in 1992.
Meanwhile, Lana Del Rey wins her seventh album ARIA Top 10, and second this year, as The blue ramps (Interscope / Universal) tilts at # 3.
Local rockers The Screaming Jets roar in the graphic with All for one (rooArt), returning to # 4 after the release of its 30th anniversary edition.
Finally, British pop-rock veterans Duran Duran are making their highest debuts in over 35 years, as Future Past (BMG) enters at n ° 16. Following Paper gods (n ° 19 in September 2015), Future Past is Duran Duran’s 15th studio album and features a production from Erol Alkan, Giorgio Moroder and Mark Ronson, as well as assistants from Blur’s Graham Coxon, David Bowie pianist Mike Garson and Japanese band Chai.
Duran Duran hasn’t appeared as high on the ARIA Albums chart since Arena, a live album that included a single studio cut, “The Wild Boys”. Arena peaked at No.8 in December 1984.
On the ARIA Singles Rankings, Adele’s (Columbia / Sony) ‘Easy On Me’ gets a second week at No.1, while Swedish House Mafia and The Weeknd take the final top entry in the frame, with ‘Moth To A Flame “(Universal). This is new at No. 8 for the first entry in the ARIA singles ranking of the EDM group gathered in nearly a decade.