Proof that England is entering a recession: AC/DC tops the album charts for the first time in 28 years. It seems that the rock group has become the official band of economic doom. After forming in the midst of the 1973 oil crisis, AC/DC's first No. 1 record was in 1980, when inflation reached 20 percent and unemployment almost topped 2 million. As The Guardian put it, the band's appeal is that “people crave something uncomplicated and dependable in a time of uncertainty.” As fans know, AC/DC is nothing if not uncomplicated and dependable.