The album is at the top across physical copies and streams, and if it holds up, it will earn its fifth total week at the top this Friday. Close behind, however, is Lorde’s long-awaited third studio album, Solar Power at Number 2, which leads to digital downloads. Lorde’s previous albums Pure Heroine (2013) and Melodrama (2017) reached number 4 and 5 on the Official Albums Chart respectively.
Jake Bugg’s fifth studio album Saturday Night, Sunday Morning, is currently at number 3, set to be his fifth Top 10 album, and top Brentford MCs Kurupt FM are also eyeing a Top 5 debut with their debut album The Greatest Hits (Part 1) at number 4, released alongside their new feature People Just Do Nothing: Big In Japan.
Irish indie-folk band Villagers complete the Top 5 midweek with their sixth studio album Fever Dreams (5), which will be their first Top 10 album in the UK if it holds up.
Other albums heading for a high chart this week include Jane McDonald’s Let The Light In (6), the debut album by Irish singer, songwriter and musician Orla Gartland, Woman On The Internet (8), author -British singer-songwriter Jim Bob’s Who Do We Hate Today (11) and Chrissie Hynde’s Bob Dylan cover album Standing In The Doorway (12). American rapper and singer Trippie Redd is also set to make his Top 20 debut with his fourth album Trip At Knight (17).
Happy Mondays frontman Shaun William Ryder’s second solo effort, Visits From Future Technology, is at number 23; a reissue of Paul Weller’s 2010 album Wake Up The Nation could return the album to the Top 40 at 27, and Newton Faulkner’s seventh studio album Interference (Of Light) is at number 31 midweek.
San Franciscan post-black metal band Deafheaven currently sits at number 34 with Infinite Granite, and finally, Scottish alternative rock band Vistas sits at number 38 midweek with second album What Were You Hopeing To Find? .