English singer-songwriter Tom Baxter climbs from No4 to the top of this week’s Album Chart with his second album ‘Skybound’, the follow-up to ‘Feather & Stone’ which debuted and peaked at No45 on release back in August 2004. After splitting with Sony in 2007, Tom recorded ‘Skybound’ independently for his own Sylvan label, before it was picked up by Charisma/EMI and released 3 months ago.
Amy Winehouse narrowly misses out on a return to No1 with ‘Back To Black’, holding at No2 ahead of this week’s highest new entry, sometimes described as ‘The New Amy Winehouse’ - Adele at No3 with her debut album ‘19’. There’s one other new entry in this week’s Top10 from Welsh rockers Bullet For My Valentine with their second album ‘Scream Aim Fire’ at No10, their first appearance in this chart, with their debut album 2005’s ‘The Poison’ failing to yet breach the Top 75. DJ Basshunter has a second week at No1 on the Singles Chart with ‘Now You’re Gone’ (feat. DJ Mental Theo’s Bazzheadz), ahead of Nickelback’s ‘Rockstar’ which climbs to No2, their best showing on the chart since ‘How You Remind Me’ spent five weeks at No1 in Spring 2002. Glen Hansard & Markéta Irglová leap from No22 to No9 with the Oscar-nominated ‘Falling Slowly’, from their soundtrack to the film ‘Once’. In the same week that his album makes it to No1, Tom Baxter gets his first Top 10 single in Ireland with ‘Better’, climbing from No12 to No10.