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AC/DC's 'Power Up' Plugs In For Second Week Atop Australia's Albums Chart

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Brian Johnson (L) and musician Angus Young of AC/DC perform at Dodger Stadium on Sept. 28, 2015 in Los Angeles.

AC/DC are fully charged on the ARIA Albums Chart as Power Up repeats at No. 1.

Power Up equals the effort of the Aussie rock heroes 1992 album Live, which also spent two weeks at the chart summit.

With AC/DC plugged in at the top, BTS debut at No. 2 with BE, for their fourth Top 50 entry on the Australian chart this calendar year.

BE features the track “Fly To My Room,” produced and co-written with Sydney electronic duo Cosmo’s Midnight, while album track “Life Goes On” is the highest new entry on the Australian singles survey, at No. 27.

Homegrown artist, comedian and playwright Tim Minchin bows at No. 3 with Apart Together, his debut solo studio album. It’s not Minchin first appearance on an ARIA chart. He appeared on the singles survey at No. 11 with “Come Home (Cardinal Pell)” in February 2016.

Reunited Melbourne trio Something For Kate return to the albums tally with The Modern Medieval, their first LP in eight years. The follow-up to Leave Your Soul To Science (No. 5 in October 2012), Medieval is new at No. 4

It’s the group’s seventh studio album and their sixth Top Ten on the ARIA Albums Chart.

Rounding out the Top 5 is Nick Cave’s companion album to his Idiot Prayer solo concert at London’s Alexandra Palace. Recorded in June during the lockdown, Nick Cave Alone At Alexandra Palace bows at No. 5. The ARIA Hall of Famer’s live album drops in at No. 18 on the Official U.K. Albums chart this week.

There’s a notable climb for Taylor Swift’s former leader folklore, which leaps 21-6 following its release on vinyl. Folklore logged four successive weeks at No. 1 in August and is the album with the longest streak at the summit this year.

Meanwhile, Aussie garage rockers Skegss score a second chart entry in 2020 with Holiday Food / Everyone Is Good At Something, new at No. 17. The new set compiles two of the Byron Bay band’s early EPs. Skegss hit No. 4 just last month with the vinyl reissue of 50 Push Ups For A Dollar EP.

Elsewhere on the chart, the prolific psychedelic rock outfit King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard earn another chart impression, this time with K.G. It’s the Melbourne band’s seventh Top 50 entry in 2020. Last week at the 2020 ARIA Awards, King Gizzard took out best hard rock/heavy metal album for Chunky Shrapnel, a No. 2 entry on the chart in July 2020.

Over on the ARIA Singles Chart, 24kGoldn’s “Mood” featuring Iann Dior enters a seventh week at No. 1, ahead of pop hits by Ariana Grande (“Positions”) and Billie Eilish (“Therefore I Am”), respectively.