Josh Homme's QOTSA and the Disclosure brothers go head-to-head in nail-biting race for Number 1.
The gloves are off!
It’s USA vs UK / Californa vs Surrey / veterans vs rookies / rock vs electronica / man vs machine as Palm Desert’s Queens Of The Stone Age go head-to-head with Reigate duo Disclosure in the race for Number 1 on the Official Album Chart.
…Like Clockwork, the sixth album from US rock veterans QOTSA snatches a nail-biting lead on Disclosure’s debut album Settle of only a few thousand copies in today’s Official Chart Update, but the gap is steadily narrowing with all still to play for.
Josh Homme’s band of merry men have yet to secure a UK Number 1 album. 2002’s Songs For The Deaf and 2005’s Lullabies To Paralyze both peaked at Number 4.
Meanwhile, Disclosure brothers Guy and Howard Lawrence, who have boasted a string of hit singles in recent months, spearheaded by the Number 2-peaking White Noise FT AlunaGeorge, should by no means rule themselves out of a debut chart topper this weekend. With Disclosure currently enjoying no less than three tracks riding in today’s Top 50 over on the Official Singles Chart Update, the UK public are clearly keen - could an albums upset be on the cards come Sunday’s final whistle?
Daft Punk look set to lose their two-week hold on Number 1 as Random Access Memories falls down two to Number 3, while Rod Stewart’s Time slips to Number 4.
Miles Kane is on course for his highest charting solo album to date, as the former Rascals and Last Shadow Puppets singer’s second release Don’t Forget Who You Are is at Number 5 in this week’s Official Chart Update.
Rock super veterans Megadeth are on course for their highest charting album in almost a decade as their fourteenth studio album Supercollider is at Number 14 midweek. At Number 20 is Mutation’s Error 500, followed by City & Colour at Number 21 with The Hurry And The Harm.
This week’s new entries are rounded off by Sleeping With Sirens’ third album Feel at Number 28 and Camera Obscura’s Desire Lines (30).
The Official Albums Chart Update Top 40 is as follows:
|1||LIKE CLOCKWORK||QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE|
|3||RANDOM ACCESS MEMORIES||DAFT PUNK|
|5||DON'T FORGET WHO YOU ARE||MILES KANE|
|6||ALL THE LITTLE LIGHTS||PASSENGER|
|9||RIGHT PLACE RIGHT TIME||OLLY MURS|
|11||OUR VERSION OF EVENTS||EMELI SANDE|
|12||THE SHOCKING MISS EMERALD||CARO EMERALD|
|13||UNORTHODOX JUKEBOX||BRUNO MARS|
|15||TO BE LOVED||MICHAEL BUBLE|
|16||18 MONTHS||CALVIN HARRIS|
|17||ONCE I WAS AN EAGLE||LAURA MARLING|
|18||LONDON WITH THE LIGHTS ON||STOOSHE|
|19||NIGHT VISIONS||IMAGINE DRAGONS|
|21||THE HURRY AND THE HARM||CITY & COLOUR|
|22||GRAFFITI ON THE TRAIN||STEREOPHONICS|
|23||ENGLISH RAIN||GABRIELLE APLIN|
|24||BEST OF - DECADE IN THE SUN||STEREOPHONICS|
|25||LES MISERABLES||MOTION PICTURE CAST RECORDING|
|26||THE TRUTH ABOUT LOVE||PINK|
|27||JAKE BUGG||JAKE BUGG|
|28||FEEL||SLEEPING WITH SIRENS|
|29||EVERY KINGDOM||BEN HOWARD|
|30||DESIRE LINES||CAMERA OBSCURA|
|32||MODERN VAMPIRES OF THE CITY||VAMPIRE WEEKEND|
|35||THE HEIST||MACKLEMORE & RYAN LEWIS|
|36||NOTHING BUT THE BEAT||DAVID GUETTA|
|37||TROUBLE WILL FIND ME||NATIONAL|
|40||BABEL||MUMFORD & SONS|
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