Arcade Fire score fifth Irish Number 1 album with WE, as John Gallen and Rowan enter the chart

Canadian alt-rock group Arcade Fire lead a host of new entries - including Irish exports John Gallen and Rowan

Arcade Fire celebrate their fifth Number 1 on the Irish Albums Chart with WE. 

The Canadian alt-rock group, comprising Win Butler, Régine Chassagne, Richard Reed Parry, Tom Kingsbury and Jeremy Gara, previously topped the charts in Ireland with 2007’s Neon Bible, 2010 release The Suburbs, 2013 LP Reflektor and 2017 album Everything Now.

Louisville rapper Jack Harlow enjoys a new entry at Number 3 with Come Home The Kids Miss You, his first-ever appearance on the Official Irish Albums Chart. Meanwhile, 51-year-old Balbriggan native John Gallen also scores his first Top 5 with independently-released debut LP 1970s. 

Scandinavian pop export Sigrid lands at Number 11 with her second studio album How to Let Go. Meanwhile, Cork-born band Rowan enter at Number 23 with Does It Make You Happy? The group, made up of Fionn Hennessy-Hayes, Kevin Herron and Dylan Howe, formed in lockdown last year when the three musicians were forced to take a break from session work, and are rapidly becoming one of Ireland’s most exciting acts.

Finally, Bad Bunny’s Un Verano Sin Ti is a new entry at Number 26, marking the Puerto Rican star’s first-ever Official Irish Albums Chart Top 40.

See the full Official Irish Albums Chart Top 50 here.

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All of these new albums are complete garbage.