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In its first week of release, State Of The Art, by the Hilltop Hoods has gone gold, selling 35000 or more units. State Of The Art has rocketed to the top of the ARIA charts, relegating The E.N.D. – Black Eyed Peas to second spot and Pink – Funhouse to 3rd. Check the ARIA site for a full run down of the top 50 here.

An interview with the lads just dropped on the Certified Scribe blog here. The guys had this to say about the album;

“The three of us are definitely more proud of State Of The Art than any other record. Having said that, you always say that about your new record, but I really feel that this time. I really feel that this is the album that I can carry in my backpack and hand to any artist and be really proud having it represent us as a group. I think that we do best with the heavier tracks for sure.”