Rush’s “Clockwork Angels” reached heavenly heights on the charts this week.
The legendary Toronto prog-rockers' 20th studio album debuted at No. 1 with sales of 20,000, according to data provided by Nielsen SoundScan.
“Angels” is the Holy Trinity’s first studio album since “Snakes & Arrows,” which went gold in Canada back in 2007.
Another T.O. band, indie-rock darlings Metric, debuted fifth disc “Synthetica” in the second spot selling 16, 000 copies.
After charting a disappointing sixth place last week, Neil Young’s “Americana”, rebounded and climbed up three notches to land in at No. 3, selling an impressive 12,000 albums.
Quebec separatist hip-hop group Loco Locass scored a fourth place ranking with “Le Québec est mort, Vive le Québec!", nestled next to folk singer Ed Sheeran’s debut album, oddly titled “+” in fifth place.
Adele’s chart juggernaut “21” plummeted out of the top spot to land at No. 6 just ahead of another debut, Usher’s “Looking 4 Myself” at a lacklustre seventh place.
One Direction’s “Up All Night”, Quebec reality TV disc “Mixmania” and “The Rock of Ages” movie soundtrack rounded out the bottom of the charts.
Stateside, fans showed Usher some love at No. 1, Rush landed in the second spot, Adele was in third ahead of Josh Turner’s “Punching Bag” at No. 4 and Ed Sheeran in fifth place.