Noel Gallagher flies straight in at Number 1 on this week’s Official Albums Chart with his greatest hits album Back The Way We Came: Vol 1 (2011-2021), earning him an impressive 12th chart-topper across his career.
The best-of, which chronicles his post-Oasis career under Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, lands at the summit with 28,000 chart sales. 9,300 of that figure is vinyl sales, including a limited edition release for Record Store Day, which took place last Saturday.
With a cardboard cut-out of his pal, Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola, at his side, Gallagher told OfficialCharts.com: “What? I’m Number 1? Again?! Thanks very much for this, I’m running out of Manc-lepiece space for these things, but it’s an absolute honour. Thank you very much.”
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Back The Way We Came is Gallagher's fourth chart-topper with the High Flying Birds, and 12th when you add in his eight Number 1 albums with Oasis.
Meanwhile, Olivia Rodrigo’s Sour holds at Number 2 and is the UK's most-streamed album for a fourth consecutive week, while US rapper Polo G is new at 3 with his third album Hall Of Fame.
Last week’s Number 1 album Blue Weekend by Wolf Alice slips to 4, and Garbage close out the Top 5 with No Gods No Masters, their highest charting record since 2005’s Bleed Like Me.
Comedian Bo Burnham enters at 6 with Inside (The Songs), a collection of comedic tracks that appear in his new Netflix stand-up special, while a deluxe Platinum Pleasure edition of Jessie Ware’s What’s Your Pleasure? sends the album back into the Top 10 at 7. Rap trio Migos land at 9 with their fourth collection Culture III.
Further down, Marina claims her fifth Top 20 album with Ancient Dreams In A Modern Land at 17, and Maroon 5 open at 19 with their seventh record Jordi.
Following limited edition releases from last week’s Record Store Day, Little Mix’s Confetti rebounds 11 places to Number 23, and Linkin Park’s chart-topping 2003 album Meteora re-enters at Number 30.