Cinematic Orchestra claim Number 1 on the Official Vinyl Albums Chart, Tom Russell scores top Americana album

We take a look at this week's biggest compilation album, Americana record, cassette and more.

The Cinematic Orchestra celebrate their strongest week on the Official Chart as their new album, To Believe, claims the Number 1 spot on the Official Vinyl Albums Chart. 

The British electronic/jazz group, formed in 1999 by Jason Swinscoe, bag the top seller on wax this week, heading up an all-new Top 4 on the vinyl albums chart. The band's fifth album and first in 12 years is their first to reach the Top 40 on the main Official Albums Chart, and also tops this week's Official Dance Albums Chart.  

Looking at this week's other Official Charts, Joanne Shaw Taylor takes pole position on the Official Jazz & Blues Albums Chart with her sixth record Reckless Heart, her first released via Sony subsidiary Silvertone.

The bestselling cassette this week goes to Infinity by Wolverhampton trap metal rapper Scarlxrd, formerly known as YouTuber Mazzi Max, while the top selling vinyl single goes to New Order's Everything's Gone Green - remastered and reissued on 12" vinyl in 2018.  

Elsewhere, Sing Your Heart Out 2019 claims the Number 1 spot on this week's Official Compilation Albums Chart, and American troubadour Tom Russell tops the Official Americana Albums Chart with The Railroad Earth. The record comprises of ten original songs, including the title track from the Irish film Small Engine Repair. Or as Tom describes it: "Jack Kerouac meets Johnny Cash...in Bakersfield".