There’s no change at the top of the Albums Chart as Coldplay take a second week at No1 with ‘X&Y’, but they’re chased this week by the Foo Fighters’ fifth album in 10 years ‘In Your Honour’ which is new at No2. Their previous album ‘One By One’ entered the chart at No1 in October 2002, although it sold fewer copies than ‘In Your Honour’ in its debut week.
Exactly 10 years after his death in June 1995, Rory Gallagher’s ‘Big Guns: The Very Best Of’ is the second highest new entry in the chart at No3, his highest position on this chart since ‘Wheels Within Wheels’ reached No18 in April 2003. Amongst the chart veterans there are two newcomers making an impact with their debut albums this week: James Blunt up from No15 to No8 with ‘Back To Bedlam’ and The Magic Numbers, who have the third highest new entry at No12 with their album of the same name. The top 4 titles in the Singles Chart remain unchanged for a third week: Crazy Frog’s ‘Axel F’ at No1, Akon’s ‘Lonely’ at No2, Tony Christie’s ‘Amarillo’ at No3 and Gwen Stefani’s ‘Hollaback Girl’ at No4. Nelly’s ‘N Dey Say’ is this week’s highest new entry at No11, his 13th Top 30 placing on this chart in 5 years, including 2 Number Ones (‘Dilemma’ and ‘Over & Over’) and a No2 (‘My Place/Flap Your Wings’).