Congratulations Disclosure! The Reigate brothers come out victorious following one of the closest, most exhilarating chart battles of the year, coming from behind to finish the week some 7,000 copies ahead of Josh Homme’s Queens Of The Stone Age.
Disclosure’s Guy and Howard Lawrence told OfficialCharts.com:
"We're absolutely delighted with the result. Proudest moment of our lives. We want to say a massive thank you to everyone who has bought the record."
With Settle, the debut album of British electronica duo Disclosure facing off against …Like Clockwork, the much anticipated return of veteran stoner rockers Queens Of The Stone Age, this week saw an invigorating race for the Official Albums Chart Number 1.
As the week began, Josh Homme and the rest of QOTSA had a comfortable lead and looked set for a career first Official Albums Chart Number 1. But with a surge in sales for Disclosure, all was still to play for come Wednesday’s Official Chart Update, and by Thursday only 50 copies separated QOTSA’s sixth album and Disclosure’s debut. By Friday, Disclosure were ahead by 2000 copies, and the rest they say..is chart history.
Queens Of The Stone Age secure their highest charting album to date, as …Like Clockwork finishes two places higher than both 2002’s Songs For The Deaf and 2005’s Lullabies To Paralyze.
After two weeks as the Official Albums Chart Number 1, Daft Punk’s Random Access Memories is bumped down to Number 3, while Rod Stewart’s Time drops two to Number 4. Passenger rounds off this week’s Official Albums Chart Top 5 with All The Little Lights.
In addition to Disclosure and Queens Of The Stone Age, there are five new entries on this week’s Official Albums Chart.
Miles Kane secures his highest charting solo album as the former Rascals and Last Shadow Puppets frontman’s sophomore release Don’t Forget Who You Are finishes the week at Number 8. Supercollider, the fourteenth studio album from Dave Mustaine’s Megadeth ends the week at Number 22 - their highest charting album since 1994’s Number 6 entry Youthanasia.
City & Colour enter the Official Albums Chart at Number 32 with The Hurry And The Harm, while rockers Sleeping With Sirens are at Number 36 with Feel. Indie folksters Camera Obscura rounds off this week’s new entries with Desire Lines coming in at Number 39.
|2||LIKE CLOCKWORK||QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE|
|3||RANDOM ACCESS MEMORIES||DAFT PUNK|
|5||ALL THE LITTLE LIGHTS||PASSENGER|
|8||DON'T FORGET WHO YOU ARE||MILES KANE|
|9||RIGHT PLACE RIGHT TIME||OLLY MURS|
|10||THE SHOCKING MISS EMERALD||CARO EMERALD|
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