Killer Queens


Queens of the Stone Age debut at No1 on this week’s Album Chart with their sixth studio album ‘…Like Clockwork’, their first new material in six years and their first Irish No1, although the previous three all made the Top 20 – ‘Songs for the Deaf’ No11 (2002), ‘Lullabies to Paralyze’ No2 (2005) and ‘Era Vulgaris’ No6 in 2007.

Daft Punk slip to No2 after two weeks on top with ‘Random Access Memories’, ahead of Little Green Cars ‘Absolute Zero’ at No3 and The National ‘Trouble Will Find Me’ at No4. There are two other new entries in this week’s Top 30: UK sibling duo Disclosure take their debut release ‘Settle’ in at No10 despite their poor form on the Singles Chart where their best showing to-date is No51 for ‘White Noise’, while Miles Kane lands at No29 with his second album ‘Don’t Forget Who You Are’ – an improvement on 2011’s ‘Colour Of The Trap’ which debuted and peaked at No48.

Robin Thicke takes a fourth week at No1 on the Singles Chart with ‘Blurred Lines’ (feat. T.I and Pharrell Williams), ahead of non-movers Daft Punk at No2 and Macklemore & Lewis at No3. The highest of four new entries in this week’s Top 20 is at No7 for Avril Lavigne with ‘Here’s To Never Growing Up’. It’s eleven years since her debut single ‘Complicated’ reached No1 and since then she’s made another ten appearances in the Irish Top 30, including a second No1 with ‘Girlfriend’ in 2007. A week ahead of the release of their debut album ‘In a Perfect World’, Kodaline are new at No8 with ‘Love Like This’ – their fourth hit single in Ireland (including one performing as 21 Demands), two of which made No1. The third new entry of the week is at No12 for 2012 X Factor contestants Union J with their debut single ‘Carry You’ and the fourth and final newcomer is at No20 – Afrojack with ‘As Your Friend’ (feat. Chris Brown).

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