Mayday Parade Black Lines

Cover art for Mayday Parade's album "Black Lines."

Courtesy of Fearless Records

After four tries, the fifth is a charm: Mayday Parade lands its first No. 1 on Billboard's Top Rock Albums and Alternative Albums charts (dated Oct. 31) with fifth entry Black Lines. The set starts with first-week sales of 16,000, according to Nielsen Music.

The band previously reached No. 4 on both Top Rock Albums (with 2013's Monsters in the Closet) and Alternative Albums (with Monsters and 2011's self-titled LP), although the new set's opening sales are roughly half of Monsters' 30,000 first-week sum.

Black Lines also debuts at No. 21 on the Billboard 200, the band's third-best showing on the chart; Monsters debuted and peaked at No. 10, and its eponymous 2011 set, No. 12.

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The Tallahassee, Fla., rockers are joined in the Top Rock Albums top 10 by three other debuting acts. City and Colour, the acoustic/folk alias of Alexisonfire frontman Dallas Green (City and Colour is a play on his real name), with fifth LP If I Should Go Before You (No. 2, 12,000 sold). It's the act's top rank on the chart, besting 2013's No. 8-peaking The Hurry and the Harm. The new set also bows atop Folk Albums, as did The Hurry and the Harm.

A Skylit Drive's fifth full-length, ASD, starts at No. 6 on Top Rock Albums (7,000 sold). The post-hardcore the band previously charted as high as No. 12 with 2013's Rise. Meanwhile, the Decemberists enter at No. 9 (7,000) with new EP Florasongs, featuring five tracks that didn't make the cut for the Portland folk-rockers' No. 2-charting What a Terrible World, What a Beautiful World, which debuted and peaked at No. 2 in February.