Justin Timberlake holds off Depeche Mode’s Delta Machine

Justin Timberlake holds onto Number 1 on the Official Albums Chart for a second week running with The 20/20 Experience.

Justin Timberlake holds onto Number 1 on the Official Albums Chart for a second week running with The 20/20 Experience.

Depeche Mode’s Delta Machine is held off the top of the Official Albums Chart as Justin Timberlake makes it a second week at Number 1 with The 20/20 Experience.

With just 4,000 copies separating the two acts on Wednesday’s Official Chart Update, it was looking like a closely fought battle for this week’s Official Albums Chart crown, but Timberlake’s The 20/20 Experience eventually pulled away to end the week almost two copies to one ahead of the competition.

Returning electro-pop pioneers Depeche Mode’s thirteenth studio album, Delta Machine finishes the week in second place, equalling the chart position of their last studio album - 2009’s Sounds Of The Universe.

This week’s Official Albums Chart Top 5 is completed by David Bowie’s The Next Day (Number 3), Emeli Sande’s Our Version Of Events (Number 4), and Bruno Mars Unorthodox Jukebox (Number 5).

New Entries

In addition to Depeche Mode (Number 2) there are eight other new entries on this week’s Official Albums Chart.

New York indie rockers The Strokes’ are back with their fifth consecutive Top 10 album, Comedown Machine (Number 10). Veteran guitar legend Eric Clapton debuts at Number 13 with his 20th solo album, Old Sock while Worcester indie four-piece Peace enter at Number 16 with their debut album In Love.

Simple Minds’ new Greatest Hits collection, Celebrate, is at Number 19, and Joe Bonamassa is new in at 23 with his latest release, An Acoustic Evening At The Vienna Opera.

The week’s new entries are completed by Lil Wayne’s I Am Not A Human Being 2 (29), British heavy metal legends Iron Maiden’s Maiden England ’88 (30), and OneRepublic’s Native (35).

The Official Albums Chart Top 10 is as follows. Click here to see the Official Albums Chart Top 100 in full after 7pm.

1 THE 20/20 EXPERIENCE JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE
2 DELTA MACHINE DEPECHE MODE
3 THE NEXT DAY DAVID BOWIE
4 OUR VERSION OF EVENTS EMELI SANDE
5 UNORTHODOX JUKEBOX BRUNO MARS
6 THE TRUTH ABOUT LOVE P!NK
7 BAD BLOOD BASTILLE
8 THE LUMINEERS THE LUMINEERS
9 LES MISERABLES MOTION PICTURE CAST RECORDING
10 COMEDOWN MACHINE THE STROKES

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