Aussie fans seem to be getting excited for the new Tool album, with every one of the band’s albums now making an appearance on the ARIA charts this week.
Just over a week ago, Tool finally answered the prayers of their most dedicated fans and made their long-awaited debut on streaming services.
Almost instantly, this news seemed to overwhelm listeners in North America, with every one of the band’s albums (and lone EP) hitting the top 10 in the iTunes charts. While it didn’t quite have the same affect on the Aussie iTunes charts, some of the band’s songs did make a bit of a re-emergence along the way.
Now, following a week of continuous listening, the effect of Tool’s appearance on streaming services in Australia has finally become known, with the band’s discography storming the ARIA charts this week.
With Saturday’s announcement that this week’s ARIA charts saw Tone And I’s ‘Dance Monkey’ top the singles chart again, and Ed Sheeran’s No.6 Collaborations Project remain as this week’s most popular record, a closer look spelled out a rather intriguing story for fans of metal.
Check out this week’s top ten albums on the ARIA charts:
At #6, slotted nicely between The Lion King soundtrack and Drake’s Care Package, sits Tool’s 1996 album, Ænima, appearing in the charts for the first time since 1997, and celebrating its 48th total week in the charts by matching its debut position from back in late 1996.
Meanwhile, #8 sees Lateralus appearing for the first time since 2001, while #9 features 10,000 Days charting for the first time since it fell out of the albums chart in 2007.
Finally though, we manage to see a couple of Tool’s releases making their debut on the Aussie charts, with their 1993 album Undertow reaching #21, and their 1992 Opiate EP appearing at #43.
While this is undoubtedly good news for fans of the band, it seems as though this week’s release of ‘Fear Inoculum’ – their first single since 2006 – was not quite enough to see the band enter the Aussie singles chart for the first time.
Whatever the case, Tool will be releasing their long-awaited fifth studio album on August 30th. If history is anything to go by, we might just be seeing the band hit #1 for the third time, in early September.