By Dan Lane
Mumford And Sons return to Number 1 on the Official Albums Chart today with their second full-length, Babel.
The London-based folk band, who were knocked off the top spot last Sunday by Muse’s The 2nd Law, have surged ahead of mid-week leader, Halcyon by Ellie Goulding, to reclaim pole position.
When it first topped the Official Albums Chart two weeks ago, Babel became the fastest selling album of 2012 so far, overtaking both Lana Del Rey’s Born To Die and Emeli Sande’s Our Version Of Events. Today, the Official Charts Company can reveal that Babel has now broken into the Top 10 biggest selling albums of 2012 at Number 9, surging ahead of One Direction’s Up All Night and Olly Murs’ In Case You Didn’t Know with sales of nearly 275,000 copies.
Meanwhile, Ellie Goulding scores her second Top 5 album today with new full-length release, Halcyon, debuting at Number 2. Muse slide two places to Number 3 with The 2nd Law, and P!nk’s The Truth About Love is down one to Number 4. Emeli Sande’s Our Version Of Events completes this week’s Top 5, holding firm at Number 5.
In addition to Ellie Goulding’s Halcyon (Number 2), there are seven other new entries in today’s Official Albums Chart.
ELO mainman / Traveling Wilburys co-founder Jeff Lynne is new in at Number 7 with his second solo album, Long Wave, while ELO’s latest Greatest Hits collection, Mr Blue Sky – The Very Best Of ELO, is one place behind it at Number 8.
US pop punks All Time Low score their highest charting UK album to date with their fifth studio album, Don’t Panic, debuting it Number 9. Australian psychedelic rockers Tame Impala are at Number 14 with their second album, Lonerism, and veteran American shock rockers Kiss are at Number 21 with their 20th studio album, Monster.
This week’s new entries are completed by Mika’s long-awaited third album, The Origin Of Love at 24, and Barbra Streisand’s unreleased tracks collection, Release Me, at 31.
The Official Albums Chart Top 10 is as follows:
|01||BABEL||MUMFORD & SONS|
|03||THE 2ND LAW||MUSE|
|04||THE TRUTH ABOUT LOVE||P!NK|
|05||OUR VERSION OF EVENTS||EMELI SANDE|
|07||LONG WAVE||JEFF LYNNE|
|08||MR BLUE SKY - THE VERY BEST OF||ELO|
|09||DON'T PANIC||ALL TIME LOW|
|10||ALL OVER THE WORLD - THE VERY BEST OF||ELO|
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