Electronic dance veterans The Chemical Brothers could be landing their sixth Number 1 on this week’s Official Albums Chart.
Born In The Echoes - the duo’s eighth studio album and first record in five years - has taken early lead on today’s Official Albums Chart Update. The LP, which includes the singles Go and Under Neon Lights, is their first album chart entry since 2008’s Brotherhood – The Definitive Singles, which peaked at Number 11.
Meanwhile, Years and Years’ two-week reign at the top with Communion could be coming to end this week, currently at Number 2, and Ed Sheeran’s X is at Number 3.
Rounding off today’s Update Top 5 are James Bay’s Chaos And The Calm (4) and Sam Smith’s In The Lonely Hour (5).
New entries and high climbers
Manchester MC Bugzy Malone lands at Number 6 with his new collection Walk With Me, and US heavy metal band Lamb Of God are on track to score their highest charting album in the UK yet this week with their eighth record Sturm und Drang, currently at Number 7. The band’s previous best was the Number 19 peak of 2012’s Resolution.
Elsewhere in the Top 10, Pink Floyd co-founder Roger Waters is new at 8 with a reissue of his 1992 album Amused To Death, and electro hip-hop duo Sleaford Mods start at Number 10 with their eighth album Key Markets.
Rock guitarist Joe Satriani debuts at Number 12 with his 15th album Shockwave Supernova, John Legend’s 2004 debut album Get Lifted re-enters at Number 14, and Jamie xx’s In Colour rebounds 16 places back into the Top 40 at 29.