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Elbow and Paloma Faith battle it out in albums midweeks

12/03/2014

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Elbow and Paloma Faith battle it out in albums midweeks

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Could Elbow be on track for their first ever Number 1 album this weekend? Or will Paloma Faith take the top spot on Sunday?

Pharrell Williams’ reign at the top of the Official Albums Chart looks set to come to an end after just one week. The US singer/songwriter and producer has been usurped by Guy Garvey and co who lead this week’s albums race with their latest works - The Take Off And Landing Of Everything, while Paloma Faith's A Perfect Contradiction snaps at their heels in second place on today’s Official Chart Update.

Elbow are currently ahead by a margin of nearly 6,500 copies over Paloma Faith (Number 2) at this midway stage.  Despite being a household name here in the UK, with several Mercury Music Prize, Ivor Novello, NME and BRIT Awards under their collective belt, as well as writing and performing the BBC’s official theme song to the London 2012 Olympic Games, surprisingly, this would be Elbow’s first ever Number 1 album on our shores, should they maintain their lead through to Sunday. The group’s previous highest charting album was 2011’s Build A Rocket Boys!, which peaked at Number 2.

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Pharrell WilliamsG I R L slides to Number 3 today, while Arctic Monkey’s AM climbs one place to Number 4.  Metronomy round off today’s Top 5 with their fourth album Love Letters, which is new in at Number 5.

New Entries

In addition to Elbow’s The Take Off And Landing Of Everything (Number 1), Paloma Faith’s A Perfect Contradiction (2) and Metronomy’s Love Letters (5) there are eight other new entries on today’s Official Albums Chart Update.

Dr Hook’s new Best Of collection, Timeless, enters at Number 12, while Brighton-based metallers Architects are on course to score their highest charting album to date with Lost Forever/Lost Together (13).

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There are a cluster of acts set to make their Official Albums Chart debuts this weekend: after several well-received mix tapes, East London MC Ghetts is new in at Number 17 today with Rebel With A Cause. Pop rockers Room 94 (not to be confused with last week’s Official Singles Chart-topper Route 94) are at 18 with No Strings Attached, while Staffordshire singer/songwriter Dan Croll is at 19 with Sweet Disarray.

This week’s new entries are completed by The Classic by Joan As Police Woman (27), Neontwang by The Twang (31), and Ronnie Lane and Slim Chance’s retrospective collection, Ooh La La: An Island Harvest (33).

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 THE TAKE OFF AND LANDING OF EVERYTHING ELBOW
2 A PERFECT CONTRADICTION PALOMA FAITH
3 GIRL PHARRELL WILLIAMS
4 AM ARCTIC MONKEYS
5 LOVE LETTERS METRONOMY
6 PURE HEROINE LORDE
7 HALCYON ELLIE GOULDING
8 THE HEIST MACKLEMORE & RYAN LEWIS
9 IF YOU WAIT LONDON GRAMMAR
10 BAD BLOOD BASTILLE
11 BEYONCE BEYONCE
12 TIMELESS DR HOOK
13 LOST FOREVER/LOST TOGETHER ARCHITECTS
14 LOVE IN THE FUTURE JOHN LEGEND
15 SETTLE DISCLOSURE
16 TRUE AVICII
17 REBEL WITH A CAUSE GHETTS
18 NO STRINGS ATTACHED ROOM 94
19 SWEET DISARRAY DAN CROLL
20 HOME RUDIMENTAL
21 DAYS ARE GONE HAIM
22 NIGHT VISIONS IMAGINE DRAGONS
23 LITTLE RED KATY B
24 THE 1975 1975
25 MORNING PHASE BECK
26 TRIBUTE JOHN NEWMAN
27 THE CLASSIC JOAN AS POLICE WOMAN
28 MIDNIGHT MEMORIES ONE DIRECTION
29 PRISM KATY PERRY
30 MOON LANDING JAMES BLUNT
31 NEONTWANG TWANG
32 RANDOM ACCESS MEMORIES DAFT PUNK
33 OOH LA LA - AN ISLAND HARVEST RONNIE LANE & SLIM CHANCE
34 UNORTHODOX JUKEBOX BRUNO MARS
35 OUR VERSION OF EVENTS EMELI SANDE
36 SHANGRI LA JAKE BUGG
37 MASTERMIND RICK ROSS
38 SO LONG SEE YOU TOMORROW BOMBAY BICYCLE CLUB
39 IS THERE ANYBODY OUT THERE A GREAT BIG WORLD
40 SINCE I SAW YOU LAST GARY BARLOW

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