The Maccabees score first Number 1 album: “Thank you for staying with us all these years”

Plus new entries from Lianne La Havas and Joss Stone.

Congratulations to The Maccabees, who claim their first Official Albums Chart Number 1 today with fourth studio album Marks To Prove It.

After an incredibly close battle this week with Lianne La Havas’ Blood (Number 2 today), the London-based indie rock group finish the week ahead by 1,300 combined chart sales.

“We are very proud that our fourth album has given us our first Number 1,” guitarist Felix White told, “Thank you so much to everyone that bought it and for staying with us all these years.”

Down one place to Number 3 today is Years & Years’ Communion, followed by Ed Sheeran’s x (4) and Sam Smith’s In The Lonely Hour (5).

New entries

Led Zeppelin score three entries in this week’s Official Albums Chart Top 40 with the deluxe reissues of 1982’s Coda (9), 1976’s Presence (10) and 1979’s In Through The Out Door (12).

Joss Stone scores her sixth UK Top 40 with Water For Your Soul (13), while Cilla Black’s The Very Best Of (14) scores its highest ever chart position as fans pay tribute following the star’s passing last weekend. Full story here.

The Clash’s 1979 release London Calling re-enters the Top 40 at Number 21 this week, and Foo Fighters’ Greatest Hits climbs 19 place to 22.

Country pop duo The Shires score this week’s highest climber with their debut Brave, up 48 places to Number 24.

Bob Marley & The Wailers’ Legend (31), Queen’s Greatest Hits (36) and Drake’s If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late (39) all also re-enter the Top 40 today.

See the full Official Albums Chart Top 100 here (at 5.45pm)