It’s all to play for on this week’s Official Albums Chart as British electronica veterans Faithless take on US singer-songwriter John Grant.
With four sales days remaining, Faithless’ Faithless 2.0 – a retrospective of their biggest hits remixed by the likes of Avicii, Armin Van Buuren and Eric Prydz - currently leads the race, just 1,200 copies ahead of Grant’s Grey Tickles, Black Pressure (2).
If its sales momentum continues, Faithless 2.0 will mark the group’s third UK Number 1 album, following 2004’s No Roots and 2005’s Forever Faithless – The Greatest Hits. See all of Faithless' UK charting singles and albums here.
Elsewhere, The Game enters today’s Official Albums Chart Update Top 5 at Number 3 with The Documentary 2, trailed by former chart-toppers Jess Glynne’s I Cry When I Laugh (4) and Ed Sheeran’s x (5).
New entries and high climbers
British synthpop duo Hurts are heading for their third Top 10 album this week with Surrender (6), followed by Selena Gomez who is on track for her highest charting UK album to date with Revival (7).
Sheffield-based Reverend & The Makers are set for a fifth Top 20 with Mirrors (9), as indie rockers The Enemy head for a fourth with It’s Automatic (14).
Tom Jones’ Long Lost Suitcase starts at 15 this week, while Lemar’s The Letter begins at 21.
Following her appearance on Graham Norton, Gabrielle Aplin’s Light Up The Dark (30) rockets 76 places to re-enter the midweek Top 40, followed by City & Colour’s If I Should Go Before You (37).