Bob Dylan debuts at No1 on the Album Chart this week with his 44th album ‘Modern Times’, his first since 2001’s ‘Love & Theft’ which came in at No3 five years ago.
He leads a trio of new entries in this week’s Top 5, ahead of Kasabian’s ‘Empire’ at No3 and Iron Maiden’s ‘A Matter Of Life And Death’ at No5. ‘Empire’ is the follow-up to Kasabian’s self-titled debut album which entered the chart at No29 two years ago but never made the Top 20 despite selling consistently since release, peaking at No22. As for Iron Maiden, this is their 14th studio album, improving on the No6 debut for ‘Dance Of Death’ in September 2003 and the No21 entry for ‘Brave New World’ in June 2000. After debuting at No15 on digital sales alone last week, Justin Timberlake climbs to No1 this week on the Singles Chart with ‘Sexyback’, his 6th solo release and the first to make No1. ‘Rock Your Body’ was his previous best solo hit, reaching No4 in May 2003. Cascada’s ‘Everytime We Touch’ dips to No2 after 2 weeks at the top, ahead of Chamillionaire’s ‘Ridin’ at No3 (up from No4) and Shakira’s ‘Hips Don’t Lie’ (down from No2). The Scissor Sisters have the next new entry at No11 with ‘I Don’t Feel Like Dancin’ – with the physical release today (Friday 1st Sep), this is purely on digital sales. It’s their fifth Irish Top 30 single and the first from their second album ‘Ta-Dah’, due out later this month.