Congratulations to The Prodigy, who earn their sixth Number 1 on the Official Albums Chart this week.
The band land straight in at the top with The Day Is My Enemy; their first studio album in six years. The electronic music group’s previous chart-toppers in their 25-year career include Music For The Jilted Generation (1994), The Fat Of The Land (1997), Always Outnumbered, Never Outgunned (2004), Their Law: The Singles 1990-2005 (2005) and Invaders Must Die (2009).
Last week’s Number 1 Chaos And The Calm by James Bay slips to 2, and Sam Smith’s In The Lonely Hour is at 3.
Ed Sheeran’s X is down a place to Number 4 this week, and rounding off the Top 5 is Sia, who jumps 19 places to 5 with 1000 Forms Of Fear, marking the first Top 10 entry for the album since its release last July. The record’s previous chart peak was Number 11.
US singer-songwriter Sufjan Stevens earns his first UK Top 10 album with Carrie & Lowell, which enters at 6, Liverpool band Circa Waves land at 10 with their debut album Young Chasers, and Finnish metal band Nightwish are new at Number 12 with Endless Forms Most Beautiful.
Further down the chart, Irish sibling duo Hudson Taylor enter at Number 24 with their debut album Singing For Strangers, Death Cab For Cutie score their third Top 40 album with Kintsugi (28), and French electropop artist Madeon makes his UK chart debut with Adventure (30).
Finally, Steve Hackett’s Wolflight (31), Hollywood Undead’s Day Of The Dead (34) and Godspeed You Black Emperor’s Asunder Sweet And Other Distress (37) each earn a place on this week’s Official Albums Chart Top 40.
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