By Tom Lane
The Official Record Store Chart was launched in April of this year by the Official Charts Company and the organizers of Record Store Day UK to reflect sales of the UK’S coolest and most vibrant independent record shops.
Last week's chart topper, Mumford And Sons’ Babel, now sits at Number 2, Jake Bugg’s self-titled debut continues to sell well and is at Number 3. Lonerism, the second album from Australian rockers Tame Impala is at Number 4, and the top five is completed by award winning album An Awesome Wave by Alt J, who climb ten places in the wake of their Mercury Prize success last week.
Rock supergroup Back Country Communion – featuring Deep Purple’s Glenn Hughes, blues guitarist Joe Bonamassa, Alice Cooper and Kiss keyboard player Derek Sherinian, and Jason Bonham, son of the late Led Zeppelin drummer, John Bonham – are the second highest new entry of the week, debuting at Number 7 with their third album, Afterglow. Madness are close behind reaching Number 8 with their tenth studio album, Oui Oui Si Si Ja Ja Da Da.
Calvin Harris may be perched at the top of the Official Album Chart, but 18 months enters this week’s Official Record Store Chart at Number 11. Australian pop princess Kylie Minogue debuts at Number 18 with The Abbey Road Sessions. The pint size singer is accompanied by a full orchestra for stripped-down versions of her biggest hits - spanning all of her 25-year career.
Former Simply Red frontman Mick Hucknell releases his first album since his group disbanded in 2010. American Soul occupies Number 19 on the chart. American indie pop band Fun. make their debut on the Official Record Store Chart with their hugely successful second album, Some Nights (Number 20). Other new entries on this week’s Official Record Store Chart include Cody Chesnutt's Landing On A Hundred (28), The Velvet Underground And Nico is new in at Number 37, and finally Jessie J sneaks into the top 40 of the Official Record Store Chart for the first time with Who You Are (Number 38).
See the Official Record Store Chart in full here.Back