In the week of the Oxegen Festival, performers Interpol take the No1 spot in the Album Chart with their new release ‘Our Love To Admire’, by far their best showing on the Album Chart to date: 2004’s ‘Antics’ debuted and peaked at No 10 while 2002’s ‘Turn On The Bright Lights’ has never charted.
Rihanna’s ‘Good Girl Gone Bad’ drops to No2 after just one week at the top, ahead of The Kings Of Leon who also receive a boost from their Oxegen performance as ‘Because Of The Times’ climbs from No12 to No3 – their best position for a couple of months. This week’s second highest new entry goes to the re-formed (if slightly changed) Smashing Pumpkins who release their first album since 2000 in the week they played the Live Earth Concert. ‘Zeitgeist’ enters the Chart at No5 a little short of 2000’s ‘Machina/The Machines Of God’ which debuted at No3. The Singles Chart remains unchanged at the top as Rihanna’s ‘Umbrella’ takes an eighth week at No1 – now claiming the most weeks at No1 this year as she surpasses Mika’s 7-week reign with ‘Grace Kelly’. Fergie continues her rise up the chart, moving from No6 to take this week’s No2 spot with ‘Big Girls Don’t Cry’, while Enrique Iglesias ‘Do You Know?’ drops one place from No2 to No3.