IDLES secure second Number 1 album with TANGK

"It's a beautiful feeling!"

IDLES celebrate their second Official Number 1 album with TANGK this week. 

The Bristol-formed five-piece, comprising Adam Devonshire, Joe Talbot, Mark Bowen, Lee Kiernan and Jon Beavis, reach the summit with their fifth studio collection, with 85% of its opening week figure made up of physical sales. 

Prior to this, IDLES enjoyed Official Albums Chart success with 2018’s Joy As An Act Of Resistance. (5), 2019’s A Beautiful Thing: IDLES Live At Le Bataclan (59), 2020 chart-topper Ultra Mono and 2021 release CRAWLER (3). Their 2017 debut Brutalism made its chart debut in 2022 following a limited edition reissue (65).

TANGK also tops the Official Vinyl Albums Chart, and lands at Number 1 on the Official Record Store Chart, making it the best-selling LP of the past seven days in UK independent record shops.  

Speaking exclusively to Official Charts, IDLES say: 

“Thank you very much to all of you that’ve supported us, bought our album and got us to Number 1. It’s a beautiful feeling. We know, without any doubt, that it’s you that got us here.” 


MORE: See where every IDLES song and album has charted in the UK

Paloma Faith earns a sixth Top 10 LP with her latest studio collection The Glorification of Sadness (2). The record, which chronicles the London-born singer-songwriter’s divorce, joins 2009’s Do You Want The Truth Or Something Beautiful? (9), 2012’s Fall To Grace (2), 2014 release A Perfect Contradiction (2), 2017 chart-topper The Architect, and 2020’s Infinite Things (4) in Faith’s Top 10 tally. 

Following the release of biopic Bob Marley: One Love, starring Kingsley Ben-Adir as the inimitable icon, in UK cinemas, Bob Marley & The WailersLegend compilation vaults 12 spots back into the Top 10 (6). The 1984 release has accumulated an incredible 1122 weeks on the Official Albums Chart so far, 12 of which spent at Number 1 non-consecutively. 

This marks the first time Legend has charted inside the Top 10 since 2020; a phenomenal start to the record’s 40th anniversary year. 

Bob Marley & The Wailers’ 1977 release Exodus also experiences huge week-on-week uplift, up 93 to return to the Top 40 (36). The record peaked at Number 8 in its fourth week on chart. 

Congratulations are in order for Liverpool-formed indie rock outfit Crawlers, who score their first-ever Top 10 album with debut The Mess We Seem To Make (7). Previously, their 2022 EP Loud Without Noise reached Number 22.

The group, comprising Harry Breen, Liv May, Holly Minto and Amy Woodall, spoke exclusively to Official Charts at Banquet Records, Kingston, saying: 

“We did it! This is f*cking crazy and a bit silly, but this is all because of, obviously the art and our amazing team, but the fans. 

"We’re a little band, built of sheer amazing fans who want to support the cause and the community. This feels mad!” 

Watch IDLES accept their Official Number 1 Album Award for TANGK:

MORE: Crawlers on their first-ever Top 10 album The Mess We Seem To Make

It’s an Official Albums Chart first for PET NEEDS. Brothers Johnny and George Marriott secure their first Top 20 LP with third full-length release Intermittent Fast Living (17).

Cast’s Love Is The Call earns the Liverpudlian rockers a fourth Top 40 album, and their first in 25 years (22). It joins 1995’s All Change (7), 1997’s Mother Nature Calls (3) and 1999 release Magic Hour (6) in the group’s Top 40 tally. 

American rapper and singer Yeat, born Noah Olivier Smith, bags his second Official Top 40 album with 2093 (24), and it’s a 14th solo Top 40 record for former Genesis guitarist Steve Hackett with The Circus And The Nightwhale (30).  

Atlanta-formed country rockers Blackberry Smoke earn a seventh Top 40 LP with Be Right Here (31), as Huddersfield rapper Booter Bee secures his first with True Stories (34). 

See the Official Albums Chart Top 100 in full here from 5.45pm.

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