Sea Power leads tight race for this week’s No. 1 album E! News UK

Sea Power could be heading for their first number 1 album with Everything Was Forever, as they lead a very tight Top 5 on the official album chart update.

Everything Was Forever is the eighth studio album by the band – formerly known as British Sea Power – and the first under their new moniker, and is the most physically purchased album of the week so far. To date, the group has accumulated five Top 40 albums on the Official Albums Chart. If it reaches No. 1, it would be the first No. 1 for Townsend Music’s recently launched D2C Plus model.

However, it’s all to play for, with Ed Sheeran’s former number 2 Equals hot on their heels, while London rock band White Lies are at number 3 with their sixth album As I Try Not To Fall Apart, potentially their fourth Top 10. album.

Bradford collective Bad Boy Chiller Crew are set to debut in the Top 5 with their new mixtape, Disrespectful (4), which is just ahead of British electronic band Metronomy’s Small World (5), which could be their best album yet. day.

As it stands, there are only 1,000 card sales between the Top 5 – and plenty of time for the card to change shape over the week.

Meanwhile, metalcore outfit Architects are at number 7 midweek with Live At The Royal Albert Hall, which was recorded during their tour supporting 2021 album For Those Who Wish To Exist, their first-ever LP in top of the charts.

Texas Moon, a collaborative album between musically fluid trio Khruangbin and soul singer Leon Bridges could enter the chart at number 9, which will be the two groups’ second album in the UK Top 10 if it hangs together.

Outside the Top 10, Tennessee rock band Goodbye June are heading for their top spot in the UK Top 40 with their third studio album See Where The Night Goes, a new midweek entry at number 11.

At number 20 midweek is JP Cooper with his highly anticipated second record She, and finally Liverpudlian rockers Echo & The Bunnymen are on course to score their 11th Top 40 album with Songs To Learn And Sing (30).

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