In a tightly fought battle for the top spot on this week’s Album Chart Iceland’s Of Monsters And Men are the winners with their debut album ‘My Head Is An Animal’ claiming the No1 prize by just a handful of sales. Rita Ora has to settle for No2 with ‘Ora’ - also a debut release.
Emeli Sandé drops a place to No3 with ‘Our Version Of Events’ while Ryan O’Shaughnessy drops to No4 from last weeks No1. Ed Sheeran completes the Top 5 with ‘+’ down from last week’s No3. Alanis Morissette takes the third new entry in the Top 10 with her eighth studio release ‘Havoc And Bright Lights’ - her first album release for over four years. This is her best debut position since 2002’s ‘Under Rug Swept’ which entered at No1 and she still holds third place in the rankings for most weeks at No1 in the last twenty years with her hugely successful ‘Jagged Little Pill’ that spent 18 weeks at No1 back in 1996. Elbow complete the new entries in the Top 10 this week with ‘Dead In The Boot’ – their B-sides collection – entering at No10 – not quite a match for last year’s ‘Build A Rocket Boys’ which debuted at No2.
The Singles Chart also gets a change at the top this week as Little Mix get their second No1 single of the year with ‘Wings’ – the first track to be taken from their forthcoming debut album. Of Monsters And Men drop to No2 with ‘Little Talks’ after two weeks at No1 and Rita Ora also drops a place to No3 with ‘How We Do (Party). Sam And The Womp make good progress up the chart taking ‘Bom Bom’ into the Top 10 at No6 from last week’s No22, while Cover Drive get their fourth Top 30 entry of the year as ‘Explode’ is a new entry at No27.