◎澳洲唱片業協會ARIA剛發布了他們的首次黑膠唱片專輯榜，該榜單是對澳洲音樂愛好者的實體購買習慣的一種觀察。之前ARIA就宣布將透過發布他們的第一個黑膠唱片專輯銷售榜來慶祝唱片行日（Record Store Day）。
◎首週的黑膠唱片專輯榜是一個有趣的新舊收藏組合，顯然是與澳洲大眾有共鳴的作品。拿下冠軍的是加拿大龐克搖滾樂團PUP的第三張專輯《Morbid Stuff》，該專輯在整體專輯排行榜上排名第29位，可以看出黑膠愛好者和被認為受歡迎的東西之間存在明顯的差距。Queen樂團的《Greatest Hits》精選輯排名第2，這張專輯是ARIA的2018年度黑膠專輯榜的冠軍；電影《波希米亞狂想曲》的成功顯然仍在持續，Queen樂團在榜單前十名中佔據三個位置，包括該電影的原聲帶在第6名和《Greatest Hits II》精選輯在第8名。Billie Eilish的首張專輯《WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO?》排在第3位，而Hilltop Hoods的《The Great Expanse》在第4名。
The Australian Recording Industry Association have just released their first-ever vinyl albums chart, and it's a fascinating look into the physical buying habits of Aussie music-lovers.
Late last week, it was announced that ARIA were set to celebrate Record Store Day by unleashing their first-ever chart for vinyl album sales.
"The renewed love affair of Australian music fans with vinyl albums has been a phenomenon over the last few years," explained Dan Rosen, Chief Executive of ARIA.
"There is a major sense of nostalgia to the experience of vinyl. The format is tangible and collectable, often with original and numbered artworks."
"Artists are increasingly using physical formats such as vinyl as a way to give their fans a substantial way of showing their fandom, often working hand in hand with the digital and streaming version for the artist."
Now, with Record Store Day taking place yesterday, ARIA have released their first chart, and it's an intriguing mix of old and new favourites that are clearly resonating with the Aussie public.
Kicking off this inaugural chart is Morbid Stuff, the third album by Canadian punk-rockers PUP. Currently at #29 on the overall albums chart, it's rather interesting to see the clear gap between what vinyl-lovers are buying and what is deemed to be popular.
Going down the list, Queen's Greatest Hits sits nicely at #2, not far off from the #1 position the group scored in ARIA's year-end list of vinyl albums for 2018 (and #4 in the weekly albums chart).
The success of Bohemian Rhapsody is clearly continuing, with the band holding three positions in the top ten, including #6 for the film's soundtrack, and #8 with Greatest Hits II.
Billie Eilish's debut, WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO?, charts at #3, not too far from the #1 position she currently holds on the weekly albums chart, while the Hilltop Hoods' The Great Expanse reaches #4, five higher than their #9 placing on the weekly chart.
The rest of the top ten clearly shows a strong affinity for many of the classic acts, with the likes of Nirvana and Amy Winehouse featuring with some of their most famous albums as well.
Topping off this week's list is the reissue of Sticky Fingers' Land Of Pleasure/Caress Your Soul, serving as one of only four releases in the vinyl chart not to feature in the overall albums chart for the week.
Of course, with Record Store Day having just taken place this weekend, it definitely appears that next week's chart might be an entirely different set of records altogether. However, given past trends, we reckon you can rely on Queen making the top five once again.
ARIA Vinyl Albums Chart:
1. Morbid Stuff – PUP (#29 on albums chart)
2. Greatest Hits – Queen (#3 on albums chart)
3. WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO? – Billie Eilish (#1 on albums chart)
4. The Great Expanse – Hilltop Hoods (#9 on albums chart)
5. Nevermind – Nirvana
6. Bohemian Rhapsody (The Original Soundtrack) – Queen (#6 on albums chart)
7. Back To Black – Amy Winehouse
8. Greatest Hits II – Queen
9. Guardians Of The Galaxy: Awesome Mix Vol. 1 – Soundtrack (#24 on albums chart)
10. Land Of Pleasure/Caress Your Soul – Sticky Fingers
The Industry Observer