Kings of Leon eye seventh UK Number 1 album with Can We Please Have Fun

The Nashville rockers will have to take on Taylor Swift to make it all the way on Friday.
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Kings of Leon start the week with a lead to top the Official Albums Chart with their ninth studio album, Can We Please Have Fun.  

It would be the seventh total UK Number 1 album for the Nashville rockers, comprising brothers Caleb, Nathan, and Jared Followill and cousin Matthew Followill.  

Keane could celebrate the 20 years of their debut album Hopes and Fears with Top 3 re-entry as the record receives a deluxe anniversary reissue (3). The 2004 LP contained the hit singles Somewhere Only We Know, Everybody’s Changing, and Bedshaped and This Is The Last Time, and peaked at Number 1 for five weeks in 2004 and 2005. 

US rapper Gunna is looking to score his fourth Top 10 album with fifth record One Of Wun (5), while chart icons Queen could see their 2007 live album Rock Montreal enter the Top 10 for the first time (6) following a reissue and the arrival of its concert film on streaming service Disney+. 

Gabrielle is heading for a Top 20 debut with eighth album A Place In Your Heart (11), while Scottish indie-rockers Arab Strap approach a third Top 40 collection with I’m totally fine with it don’t give a f*ck anymore (14). 

Punk duo BIG SPECIAL approach their Official Chart debut with first album POSTINDUSTRIAL HOMETOWN BLUES (15), as Bugzy Malone’s The Great British Dream could become his sixth entry in the Official Albums Chart Top 40 (16). 

US hardcore punk band Knocked Loose are looking to gain their first-ever Official Albums Chart entry with third album You Won’t Go Before You’re Supposed To (18), while rising British singer-songwriter Jordan Rakei approaches his first Top 40 album with The Loop (20).  

Irish indie-folk group Villagers’ That Golden Time heads for a debut at Number 30 and, finally, English synth-pop outfit Blancmange could be our final new entry of the week with their career retrospective Everything Is Connected – The Best Of Blancmange, at Number 36 midweek. 

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