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Bombay Bicycle Club lead this week’s albums chart race

05/02/2014

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Bombay Bicycle Club lead this week’s albums chart race

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Bombay Bicycle Club look set to score their first ever Number 1 album this weekend, while Within Temptation are on track for their highest charting UK album to date.

Bombay Bicycle Club could be on course for their first ever Number 1 album this weekend. The London-based indie rockers are in pole position on today’s Official Albums Chart Update with their fourth studio album, So Long, See You Tomorrow.

Since making their Official Albums Chart debut in 2009 with I Had The Blues But I Shook Them Loose, which peaked at 46, the quartet have steadily climbed up the chart with each successive release: 2010’s Flaws peaked at Number 8, while 2011’s A Different Kind Of Fix reached Number 6.

Meanwhile, Within Temptation are set to debut one place behind them today with their sixth album, Hydra. Should the Dutch symphonic metallers maintain their momentum though to Saturday night’s final whistle, it will be their highest charting UK album to date.

Avicii slides one place to Number 3 with True, while today’s Top 5 is completed by Ellie Goulding’s Halcyon (4) and Beyonce’s self-titled album (5).

New Entries

In addition to Bombay Bicycle Club’s So Long, See You Tomorrow (Number 1) and Within Temptation’s Hydra (2), there are seven other new entries on today’s Official Albums Chart Update.

Newcastle’s Maximo Park are on course for their third Top 10 album this weekend with Too Much Information (6), while Broken Bells (AKA Gnarls Barkley’s Danger Mouse and The Shins’ James Mercer are one place behind them today with After The Disco (7). Dartmoor folk singer Seth Lakeman is also heading for the Top 10 on Sunday with his new album, Word Of Mouth (9).

After a seven year hiatus, Suzanne Vega looks set to return to the Official Albums Chart this weekend with her eighth album, Tales From The Realm Of The Queen Of Pentacles (22). Brooklyn’s Augustines (formerly We Are Augustines) enter at Number 30 today with their self-titled second album, while Tina Turner’s new Best Of collection, Love Songs, is at 34. Polish extreme metallers Behemoth complete this week’s new entries with their tenth studio album, The Satanist (36).

The Official Albums Chart Update Top 40 is as follows. The Official Albums Chart Top 100 will be posted in full, here, on Sunday at 7pm.

1 SO LONG SEE YOU TOMORROW BOMBAY BICYCLE CLUB
2 HYDRA WITHIN TEMPTATION
3 TRUE AVICII
4 HALCYON ELLIE GOULDING
5 BEYONCE BEYONCE
6 TOO MUCH INFORMATION MAXIMO PARK
7 AFTER THE DISCO BROKEN BELLS
8 CAVALIER YOUTH YOU ME AT SIX
9 WORD OF MOUTH SETH LAKEMAN
10 WANDERLUST SOPHIE ELLIS-BEXTOR
11 IF YOU WAIT LONDON GRAMMAR
12 BAD BLOOD BASTILLE
13 PURE HEROINE LORDE
14 AM ARCTIC MONKEYS
15 FEELS LIKE HOME SHERYL CROW
16 MOON LANDING JAMES BLUNT
17 UNORTHODOX JUKEBOX BRUNO MARS
18 HIGH HOPES BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN
19 TRIBUTE JOHN NEWMAN
20 THE 1975 1975
21 SINCE I SAW YOU LAST GARY BARLOW
22 TALES FROM THE REALM OF THE QUEEN OF SUZANNE VEGA
23 MIDNIGHT MEMORIES ONE DIRECTION
24 OUR VERSION OF EVENTS EMELI SANDE
25 IN A PERFECT WORLD KODALINE
26 THE MARSHALL MATHERS LP 2 EMINEM
27 HOME RUDIMENTAL
28 SHANGRI LA JAKE BUGG
29 NIGHT VISIONS IMAGINE DRAGONS
30 AUGUSTINES AUGUSTINES
31 PRISM KATY PERRY
32 SETTLE DISCLOSURE
33 SWINGS BOTH WAYS ROBBIE WILLIAMS
34 LOVE SONGS TINA TURNER
35 NATIVE ONEREPUBLIC
36 THE SATANIST BEHEMOTH
37 RED TAYLOR SWIFT
38 DEMONSTRATION TINIE TEMPAH
39 SOUND CITY - REAL TO REEL - OST SOUND CITY
40 DAYS ARE GONE HAIM

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