By Dan Lane
The Vaccines and Two Door Cinema Club are going head-to-head in the race to Number 1 on this week’s Official Albums Chart.
According to today’s Official Chart Update, The Vaccines have taken an early lead with their newly released second album, Come Of Age, currently sat in pole position. Meanwhile County Down trio Two Door Cinema Club’s Beacon, which is also their second album, is just 5,000 copies behind the London indie rockers at Number 2.
If both bands can maintain their current chart leads, Come Of Age and Beacon will be their highest charting releases to date (The Vaccines’ 2011 album, What Did You Expect From The Vaccines?, and Two Door Cinema Club’s 2010 album, Tourist History, previously reached Number 4 and Number 24, respectively, on the Official Albums Chart).
Reigning Official Albums Chart queen Rita Ora slips from number 1 to Number 3 with her debut album, ORA, while Ronan Keating’s ninth studio album, Fires, looks set to debut at Number 4. Emeli Sande’s Our Version Of Events (5), which last week overtook Adele’s 21 to become the biggest selling album of 2012 so far, completes this week’s Official Albums Chart Update Top 5.
In addition to The Vaccines (1), Two Door Cinema Club (2) and Ronan Keating (4) there are six other new entries in today’s Official Albums Chart Update. Dire Straits frontman Mark Knopfler’s latest solo album, Privateering, is currently at Number 6, while Scouting For Girls also look set to go Top 10 with their third album, The Light Between Us (8).
US rockers Matchbox Twenty are at Number 11 with North, Essex’s self-proclaimed ‘new soul rebels’ The Milk are at 19 with Tales From The Thames Delta, while Cat Power’s Sun (25) and Animal Collective’s Centipede HZ (33) completes this week’s Official Albums Chart Update’s new entries.
This week’s highest climber is Paul Simon’s Graceland, up 26 places from to 34, while Coldplay’s Mylo Xyloto climbs 18 places to Number 26. Both Twin Atlantic’s Free and David Guetta’s Nothing But The Beat are currently up five places to Number 36 and 38, respectively.
The Official Albums Chart Update Top 40 is as follows:
|01||COME OF AGE||VACCINES|
|02||BEACON||TWO DOOR CINEMA CLUB|
|05||OUR VERSION OF EVENTS||EMELI SANDE|
|07||ILL MANORS - OST||PLAN B|
|08||THE LIGHT BETWEEN US||SCOUTING FOR GIRLS|
|09||FALL TO GRACE||PALOMA FAITH|
|10||MY HEAD IS AN ANIMAL||OF MONSTERS & MEN|
|12||EL CAMINO||BLACK KEYS|
|15||DEAD IN THE BOOT||ELBOW|
|17||TALK THAT TALK||RIHANNA|
|18||UP ALL NIGHT||ONE DIRECTION|
|19||TALES FROM THE THAMES DELTA||MILK|
|20||EVERY KINGDOM||BEN HOWARD|
|21||CEREMONIALS||FLORENCE & THE MACHINE|
|23||NOEL GALLAGHER'S HIGH FLYING BIRDS||NOEL GALLAGHER'S HIGH FLYING BIRDS|
|24||LIFE IN A BEAUTIFUL LIGHT||AMY MACDONALD|
|27||WHO YOU ARE||JESSIE J|
|29||NEED YOU NOW||LADY ANTEBELLUM|
|30||THE SELDOM SEEN KID||ELBOW|
|31||PINK FRIDAY - ROMAN RELOADED||NICKI MINAJ|
|32||BORN TO DIE||LANA DEL REY|
|33||CENTIPEDE HZ||ANIMAL COLLECTIVE|
|35||GREATEST HITS||FOO FIGHTERS|
|37||IN CASE YOU DIDN'T KNOW||OLLY MURS|
|38||NOTHING BUT THE BEAT||DAVID GUETTA|
|39||TOURIST HISTORY||TWO DOOR CINEMA CLUB|
|40||SORRY FOR PARTY ROCKING||LMFAO|
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