Mumfords Tower Over Opposition


In another week of big name releases Mumford & Sons come out on top taking their second album ‘Babel’ straight into this week’s Album Chart at No1. Their three year old previous release ‘Sigh No More’, which reached No1 in 2010, also gets a sales boost this week climbing back into the Top 10 for the first time in a year, up to No7 from last week’s No25.

The Script’s ‘#3’ holds steady at No2 for a second week while Green Day have the next new entry at No3 with their eleventh studio album ¡Uno! – not quite a match for their last two albums – 2009’s ‘21st Century Breakdown’ and 2004’s ‘American Idiot’ which both debuted at No2. Last week’s No1 - The Killers’ ‘Battle Born’ - drops to No4 as Pink drops two places to take up the Top 5 spot with ‘The Truth About Love’. Deadmau5 completes the trio of new entries in this week’s Top 10 with his seventh studio album ‘>Album Title Goes Here<’ entering the Chart at No6 – by far his best performance on this Chart to date and his first Top 10 appearance. Other notable new entries in this week’s Top 30 include Roisin O’s debut album ‘The Secret Life Of Blue’ which enters at No21 and No Doubt’s new release ‘Push And Shove’ entering at No23.

This week’s Singles Chart sees no change at the top as The Script hold at No1 for a fourth week with ‘Hall Of Fame’, giving them their longest running No1 to date, while Lykke Li’s ‘I Follow Rivers’ is also steady at No2. Psy continues his climb up the chart with ‘Gangnam Style’ leaping sixteen places to No3 while former Rev’s frontman Rory Gallagher achieves this week’s highest climber taking his song of last summer ‘Jimmy’s Winning Matches’ back into the chart at No11 - benefitting from its adoption by the Donegal fans as their team anthem at last weekend’s All Ireland GAA Football final where they triumphed over Mayo. The highest new entry this week is for Rihanna whose ‘Diamonds’ enters the chart at No17 on the strength of just two days sales.

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