It’s an all-indie showcase at the top of the Official Albums Chart this week. The Vaccines and Two Door Cinema Club both secure themselves the highest chart positions of their careers with their sophomore albums Come Of Age and Beacon.
The Vaccines took an early lead on Wednesday’s Official Chart Update with their newly released second album, Come Of Age, ahead of the competition by 5,000 copies at the halfway point. At Sunday’s final whistle The Vaccines seal victory with a lead of 11,000 copies clinching their first Official Number 1 album.
It is a celebration for both bands though today as they each bag personal bests.
County Down trio Two Door Cinema Club’s Beacon is their highest charting release to date, their 2010 debut album, Tourist History, reached Number 24 on the Official Albums Chart while The Vaccines’ 2011 album, What Did You Expect From The Vaccines? peaked at Number 4.
Last week’s albums queen Rita Ora slips from number 1 to Number 3 with her debut album, ORA, Emeli Sande is at Number 4 with Our Version Of Events which that last week overtook Adele’s 21 to become the biggest selling album of 2012 so far. Ronan Keating’s Fires completes this week’s Official Albums Chart Top 5.
In addition to The Vaccines (1), Two Door Cinema Club (2) and Ronan Keating (5) there are five other new entries this week. Dire Straits frontman Mark Knopfler’s latest solo album, Privateering, is at Number 8, while Scouting For Girls also claim a Top 10 with their third album, The Light Between Us (10).
US rockers Matchbox Twenty enter at Number 11 with North, Essex’s self-proclaimed ‘new soul rebels’ The Milk are at 31 with Tales From The Thames Delta, while Cat Power’s Sun (33) completes this week’s Official Albums Chart new entries.
The week’s highest climber comes courtesy of The xx whose Mercury Prize-winning, eponymously titled 2009 debut album climbs 35 places to re-enter the Top 40 in its 106th week on chart. Anticipation has been building this week ahead of the release of the London trio’s follow-up album Coexist, on sale tomorrow.
The Official Albums Chart Top 10 is as follows. Click here to see the Top 100 in full after 7PM.
|01||COME OF AGE||THE VACCINES|
|02||BEACON||TWO DOOR CINEMA CLUB|
|04||OUR VERSION OF EVENTS||EMELI SANDE|
|06||ILL MANORS - OST||PLAN B|
|07||FALL TO GRACE||PALOMA FAITH|
|09||MY HEAD IS AN ANIMAL||OF MONSTERS & MEN|
|10||THE LIGHT BETWEEN US||SCOUTING FOR GIRLS|
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