Sorry Ed, it’s over. Put your acoustic guitar back in the travel case adorned with stickers from all the countries you’ve dominated, go back to your village mansion, make a lovely cup of lukewarm tea, and start working on the next album. Kendrick Lamar’s latest album Damn looks almost certain to take over the #1 spot of the ARIA Albums chart, ending a six-week run which also saw Ed completely destroy the singles chart and all it used to be.
The Top 5 is in for a shake-up this weekend, with two other debuts fairly likely to enter the high reaches: Mark Vincent’s absolute banger A Tribute To Mario Lanza and John Mayer — or Whispering Jack as I call him, given his objection to singing above a whisper — and his album-which-is-actually-two-EPs-slammed-together The Search For Everything.
Last week’s chart also saw three albums debut in the Top 5; all three will drop significantly this week. Adele’s 25 is likely to hop back into the Top 5 this week, along with Ed and the aforementioned debuts.
Albums likely to debut in the Top 20 this week are The Fate Of The Furious: The Album (really though?) and Spit Syndicate’s One Good Shirt Had Us All Fly. The rest is all fairly uneventful – but that’s okay, isn’t it?