Chart Analysis October 2, 2019

Can Boy & Bear’s new album become their third straight ARIA #1?

Can Boy & Bear’s new album become their third straight ARIA #1?

Aussie folk-rockers look set for a high ARIA Chart debut for their fourth studio album.

According to midweek data, Suck On Light could crack the Top 5 in its first charting week, potentially joining compatriot Tones And I in the upper echelons (currently #5 with The Kids Are Coming).

Boy & Bear have an impressive streak of form on the ARIA Albums Chart. If their latest offering goes on to reach chart’s summit, it will be their third consecutive chart-topper in Australia (while 2011 debut Moonfire peaked at #2).

They could also be joined by in the high positions, with the singer’s debut album A Place We Knew set to rise back into the Top 10. It previously peaked at #1 and has spent 27 weeks on the chart.

Meanwhile, ’s new record Pollyanarchy is eyeing a Top 20 debut this week. It’s the group’s first record since 2015’s Dark Night Sweet Light, which topped the chart.

Over on the ARIA Singles Chart, ’s latest release ‘Rushing Back’ featuring fellow Aussie Vera Blue is primed for a Top 25 debut.

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