Foals lead album race with ‘Life is Yours’ E! News UK

The Colts lead the race for official albums this week, with their seventh studio album Life is Yours currently debuting at number 1.

The Oxford-formed rock band – consisting of Yannis Philippakis, Jack Bevan and Jimmy Smith – could score their second UK charts this week, following 2019’s Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost – Part 2. Foals’ debut Antidotes also seems ready to return to the Top 20 at number 14 after its limited release on colored vinyl. The record peaked at number 3 on its original release in 2008.

But the colts face stiff competition from Drake, who currently sits at number 2 after just a weekend of sales. The Canadian singer and rapper surprisingly released his seventh studio album digitally on just six hours’ notice; Honestly, Nevermind is currently in second place 6,000 units behind.

It’s all to play for midweek – could Drake overtake Foals and secure his fifth UK number 1 album?

British rock band The Smile, made up of Radiohead members Thom Yorke and Jonny Greenwood alongside Sons of Kemet drummer Tom Skinner, could break into the Top 5 for the first time. A Light To Attract Attention is aiming for a new peak at Number 3 with its physical release. The album already debuted at number 19 earlier this year on streaming and download only.

Elsewhere in the Top 10, a mastered mid-speed 50th anniversary LP reissue of David Bowie’s seminal The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars for entry number 7. The late singer’s fifth studio album, it peaked at number 5 in 1972.

Oscar-nominated actress and singer Jessie Buckley teams up with former Suede guitarist Bernard Butler on the duo’s first collaborative work For All Our Days that Tear the Heart. Their debut is aiming for a number 9 entry this week.

London-born rock duo Nova Twins of Amy Love and Georgia South are set to score their first-ever UK Top 20 album with second studio LP Supernova (11).

A deluxe pressing of Prince The Gold Experience’s LP, exclusively available as part of the June 2022 Record Store Day release, is set to return to the Top 20 this week (15), having reached number 5 in 1995.

After its record climb to number 1 on the Official Singles Chart with Running Up That Hill last week, Kate Bush’s greatest hits compilation The Whole Story could climb six spots to its highest peak of the year. so far (18).

This week’s Top 40 could also see a new entry from Example, with their eighth studio album We May Grow Old But We Never Grow Up (23), and a return for Tears for Fears with The Tipping Point, courtesy of an HMV. 1921 Centenary Edition vinyl version (29).

The Beach Boys are kicking off their 60th anniversary celebrations with a reissue of The Sound of Summer hit collection at number 30 midweek. The Extended Edition, also available in Spatial Audio, is expected to exceed the disc’s initial peak of 46.

Calum Scott’s second studio release, Bridges, could become the Beverley-born singer-songwriter’s second Top 40 collection, at number 37 midweek, and finally Best Of: Decade In The Sun. Stereophonics could return to the Top 40 at number 39 after two nights at Cardiff’s Principality Stadium over the weekend.

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