Glass Animals and Deep Purple fight Taylor Swift for number 1 album


Taylor Swift is on track for a third week at No. 1 on the official albums chart this Friday, but two new entries from Glass Animals and Deep Purple don’t miss out on top spot without a fight.Taylor’s eighth album, Folklore, is the most released album so far this week and has a 600-sales lead on the charts to be able to sit on the chart throne again.

Meanwhile, Glass Animals is number 2 with Dreamland, currently the biggest seller of the week in physical formats. Oxford psychedelic pop group could get their first Top 10 this week; they previously peaked at number 23 with their second album How To Be A Human Being in 2016.

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In the middle of week number 3 are rock veterans Deep Purplest Whoosh! studio album. The album is the most downloaded of the last three days and could become their best chart in 40 years, since Deepest Purple topped the official charts in July 1980.

Korean group BTS’s fourth Japanese album, Map of the Soul: 7 – The Journey, has been on track since its Top 40 debut, currently at number 16, following its CD release. The Beloved dance duo starts at number 18 with the 30e Happiness anniversary edition – the band’s debut album peaked at number 14 when it was released in February 1990. The Pixies also have a 30e anniversary outing; the reissue of their third album Bossa Nova is at number 25.

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Other albums that could impact this Friday’s Top 40 include: Twin Heavy by indie pop artist Willie J Healey (26); Joe Bonamassa with the A New Day Now reissue (29); Elgar / Violin Concerto by violinist Nicola Benedetti with the London Philharmonic Orchestra and Vladimir Jurowski (31), and Essential, a new collection of hits by Diana Ross and The Supremes (32).

Finally, alternative band Another Sky’s debut album, I Slept On The Floor, opens at number 34 midweek.

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