Three years on from their last studio album Oasis release their seventh album of original material ‘Dig Out Your Soul’ which enters this week’s Album Chart at No2 - only the second of all seven not to enter the Chart at No1. Their debut 1994 release ‘Definitely Maybe’ never made it to the top, peaking at No8 in the Chart, though their 1995 follow-up ‘(What’s The Story) Morning Glory’ held onto the No1 spot for an amazing 20 weeks giving it the second longest spell at the top after the ‘A Woman’s Heart’ compilation. Their last release - 2006’s greatest hits package ‘Stop The Clocks’ - peaked at No2.
Despite the strong challenge from Oasis, The Kings Of Leon hold onto their crown as ‘Only By The Night ‘ takes a third week at No1. Bob Dylan sees his eighth official bootleg instalment ‘Tell Tale Signs’ enter the Top 10 at No5, while Jack L’s new release ‘Burn On’ – an album of Randy Newman songs – slips into the Top 10 at No9 – bettering his 2006 album ‘Broken Songs’ which peaked at No11. The Singles Chart sees no change at the top as Pink takes a second week at No1 with ‘So What’. The Kings Of Leon also remain unmoved at No2 while Boyzone’s ‘Love You Anyway’ move up three places from last week’s No6 to this week’s No3. A week ahead of its physical release Snow Patrol’s ‘Take Back The City’ is this week’s highest new entry, coming in at No14 on download only.