Chock-full of the Aussie punk-rock goodness we know The Smith Street Band for, Don’t Waste Your Anger has been announced to be their first-ever #1 album on the ARIA Chart, leading in front of massive names like Dua Lipa with Future Nostalgia, The Weeknd’s After Hours, Harry Styles with Fine Line, and Billie Eilish’s When We Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?.
Dan Rosen, the CEO of ARIA, had nothing but praise for the chart-topping outfit, saying “it is a brilliant achievement for this local band, and a testament to their loyal and passionate fanbase.”
“It is so heartening to see another Australian act top the ARIA Chart, showing how our Australian artists and music fans around the country are connecting during this challenging time.”
The band themselves were gobsmacked, to say the least, about their charting, stating: “We’re all very shocked! Thank you so much to everyone who listened to the album!”
Alongside their charting as the #1 album of the week, they also filled the #1 slot for the Top 5 Vinyl Albums leading the pack ahead of Gang Of Youths, Chillinit, Niall Horan, and Denzel Curry with Kenny Beats.
Even though this is their first time topping the charts, they’ve had a glimpse of the limelight before, as their fourth studio album claimed, More Scared Of You Than You Are Of Me charted as #3 back in April of 2017, as well as their digital-only Live At The Triffid marked at #4 earlier this year.
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Similarly, it’s also been a good year, so far, for Aussie musicians, seeing as The Smith Street Band’s newest achievement is the fifth time an Australian album has been at the top of the ARIA Chart, as Dune Rats, Tame Impala, 5 Seconds Of Summer, and Violent Soho have also hit the #1 slot.