Tame Impala have earned their second consecutive number one album on the ARIA Albums Chart with ‘The Slow Rush’ this week.
The album, which arrived on February 14, made its debut at the top of the charts today (February 24). It marks the second straight number one by Kevin Parker and co., who also clinched the top spot in 2015 with ‘Currents’.
‘The Slow Rush’ also blocked Justin Bieber from the number one position with his first album in five years, ‘Changes’.
‘The Slow Rush’ also broke the band’s personal best on the US Billboard 200. The record scored the band their highest-ever position on the chart at number three. They were beaten out by Bieber and rapper A Boogie Wit da Hoodie’s ‘Artist 2.0’, at number one and two respectively.
In an interview with NME, Parker explained why it took so long to make the follow up to ‘Currents’.
“I think two years ago people were starting to go, ‘So, Kevin, how about a new album?’ he said. “And of course, the rebel of me was like, ‘Fuck off – I’m not going to do an album just because you want me to’.”
Tame Impala scored two wins at the NME Awards 2020 earlier this year, one for ‘Best Australian Band’ and one for ‘Best Australian Song’ with ‘Borderline’.
The band are about to embark on their first Australian tour in five years this coming April. Tickets are still available here.