Midweek U.K. Albums Chart: Slipknot on Track for First Title In 13 Years

Slipknot snare top spot on Australia’s albums tally with We Are Not Your Kind (Roadrunner/Warner), their first album in five years, while Tones And I’s “Dance Monkey” (Bad Batch/Sony) is still swinging at the top of the national singles survey. 

Bowing at No. 1 on the latest ARIA Albums Chart, We Are Not Your Kind is the masked metal act’s third leader in these parts, after All Hope Is Gone (September 2008) and .5: The Gray Chapter (October 2014), their most recent set.

We Are Not Your Kind also starts at the top of the Billboard 200 (their third in the U.S.) and the Official U.K. Albums Chart (their second in that territory).

With Slipknot’s latest LP enjoying a strong start, Ed Sheeran’s reign over the Australian chart comes to an end after four weeks as No.6 Collaborations Project (Atlantic/Warner) dips to No. 2. 

Homegrown folk-rock outfit The Teskey Brothers see their sophomore album Run Home Slow (Ivy League/Universal) dip 2-3, while Billie Eilish’s former chart-leader When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? (Interscope/Universal) holds at No. 4.

The A Star Is Born (Interscope/Universal) soundtrack shines bright on this week’s chart, thanks to the premiere of the movie on the Netflix platform in Australia. Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper’s double-platinum certified set rises 10-5 in its 45th week on the list. 

Rock And Roll Hall of Famers Fleetwood Mac return to Australian arenas this week with a touring lineup featuring Crowded House and Split Enz co-founder Neil Finn on guitar. The band also returns to the national albums survey as their retrospective collection 50 Years – Don’t Stop (Warner) starts at No. 7.

And there’s a third top 10 entry for Bon Iver, the indie folk artist whose new release i,i, (Jagjaguwar/Inertia) opens at No. 8, while Canberra trio Safia (Story’s Start Or End at No. 13 via Warner) and homegrown “supergroup” Seeker Lover Keeper (Wild Seeds at No. 14 via Liberation/Universal) enjoy top 20 debuts.

On the ARIA Singles Chart, Tones And I’s “Dance Monkey” enters its third week at No. 1. More than a decade has passed since an Australian female solo artist has spent at least three weeks at the top of the ARIA Singles Chart, according to ARIA. The last? Gabriella Cilmi with “Sweet About Me,” which logged four weeks at the summit in 2008.

Tones And I has two other singles on the Australian chart, “Johnny Run Away,” down 17-18, and “Never Seen The Rain,” up 24-22. “Dance Monkey” is also climbing the U.K. chart, where it improves 82-60 in its second week.

Finally, the highest new entry on the Australian singles tally this week comes from Lil Tecca, the teenage U.S. rapper whose “Ransom” (Republic/Universal) starts at No. 15.

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