The Vaccines and Two Door Cinema Club in Number 1 album race

The Vaccines and Two Door Cinema Club are going head-to-head in the race to Number 1 on this week’s Official Albums Chart. Plus: See the Official Albums Chart Update Top 40 in full!

The Vaccines and Two Door Cinema Club are going head-to-head in the race to Number 1 on this week’s Official Albums Chart.

According to today’s Official Chart Update, The Vaccines have taken an early lead with their newly released second album, Come Of Age, currently sat in pole position. Meanwhile County Down trio Two Door Cinema Club’s Beacon, which is also their second album, is just 5,000 copies behind the London indie rockers at Number 2.

If both bands can maintain their current chart leads, Come Of Age and Beacon will be their highest charting releases to date (The Vaccines’ 2011 album, What Did You Expect From The Vaccines?, and Two Door Cinema Club’s 2010 album, Tourist History, previously reached Number 4 and Number 24, respectively, on the Official Albums Chart).

Reigning Official Albums Chart queen Rita Ora slips from number 1 to Number 3 with her debut album, ORA, while Ronan Keating’s ninth studio album, Fires, looks set to debut at Number 4. Emeli Sande’s Our Version Of Events (5), which last week overtook Adele’s 21 to become the biggest selling album of 2012 so far, completes this week’s Official Albums Chart Update Top 5.

New Entries And High Climbers

In addition to The Vaccines (1), Two Door Cinema Club (2) and Ronan Keating (4) there are six other new entries in today’s Official Albums Chart Update. Dire Straits frontman Mark Knopfler’s latest solo album, Privateering, is currently at Number 6, while Scouting For Girls also look set to go Top 10 with their third album, The Light Between Us (8).

US rockers Matchbox Twenty are at Number 11 with North, Essex’s self-proclaimed ‘new soul rebels’ The Milk are at 19 with Tales From The Thames Delta, while Cat Power’s Sun (25) and Animal Collective’s Centipede HZ (33) completes this week’s Official Albums Chart Update’s new entries.

This week’s highest climber is Paul Simon’s Graceland, up 26 places from to 34, while Coldplay’s Mylo Xyloto climbs 18 places to Number 26. Both Twin Atlantic’s Free and David Guetta’s Nothing But The Beat are currently up five places to Number 36 and 38, respectively.

The Official Albums Chart Update Top 40 is as follows:

01 COME OF AGE VACCINES
02 BEACON TWO DOOR CINEMA CLUB
03 ORA RITA ORA
04 FIRES RONAN KEATING
05 OUR VERSION OF EVENTS EMELI SANDE
06 PRIVATEERING MARK KNOPFLER
07 ILL MANORS - OST PLAN B
08 THE LIGHT BETWEEN US SCOUTING FOR GIRLS
09 FALL TO GRACE PALOMA FAITH
10 MY HEAD IS AN ANIMAL OF MONSTERS & MEN
11 NORTH MATCHBOX TWENTY
12 EL CAMINO BLACK KEYS
13 SOME NIGHTS FUN
14 + ED SHEERAN
15 DEAD IN THE BOOT ELBOW
16 OVEREXPOSED MAROON 5
17 TALK THAT TALK RIHANNA
18 UP ALL NIGHT ONE DIRECTION
19 TALES FROM THE THAMES DELTA MILK
20 EVERY KINGDOM BEN HOWARD
21 CEREMONIALS FLORENCE & THE MACHINE
22 21 ADELE
23 NOEL GALLAGHER'S HIGH FLYING BIRDS NOEL GALLAGHER'S HIGH FLYING BIRDS
24 LIFE IN A BEAUTIFUL LIGHT AMY MACDONALD
25 SUN CAT POWER
26 MYLO XYLOTO COLDPLAY
27 WHO YOU ARE JESSIE J
28 CALIFORNIA 37 TRAIN
29 NEED YOU NOW LADY ANTEBELLUM
30 THE SELDOM SEEN KID ELBOW
31 PINK FRIDAY - ROMAN RELOADED NICKI MINAJ
32 BORN TO DIE LANA DEL REY
33 CENTIPEDE HZ ANIMAL COLLECTIVE
34 GRACELAND PAUL SIMON
35 GREATEST HITS FOO FIGHTERS
36 FREE TWIN ATLANTIC
37 IN CASE YOU DIDN'T KNOW OLLY MURS
38 NOTHING BUT THE BEAT DAVID GUETTA
39 TOURIST HISTORY TWO DOOR CINEMA CLUB
40 SORRY FOR PARTY ROCKING LMFAO

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