Radiohead take a second week at No1 on the Album Chart with their ‘Best Of’ compilation, ahead of Damien Dempsey who has this week’s highest new entry at No2 with ‘The Rocky Road’. This is his fifth Irish Top 10 album, matching the No2 debut for ‘To Hell Or Barbados’ a year ago but failing to reach the dizzy heights of ‘Shots’ which spent a week at the top on release in March 2005.
The Fratellis have the next new entry at No13 with ‘Here We Stand’, the follow-up to ‘Costello Music’ which was a fixture in last year’s album charts, despite never rising higher than No16. Dublin band Jape have the third and final Top 20 new entry at No16 with their third album ‘Ritual’ - their first to be released on a major label (V2/Universal) and their first to make the chart. Once again there’s no significant movement at the top end of the Singles Chart, with Rihanna clear at No1 for a fourth consecutive week with ‘Take A Bow’ and The Ting Tings ‘That’s Not My Name’ at No2 for a fifth week. Mint Royale climb from No5 to No3 with ‘Singin’ In The Rain’, ahead of Coldplay’s ‘Viva La Vida’ at No4 on the strength of downloads and Usher’s ‘Love In This Club’ at No5. Californian singer-songwriter Sara Bareilles continues her steady ascent of the chart with ‘Love Song’ up to No7 this week, following a path from 55-32-30-20-10-7.