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Elbow Snags U.K. No. 1 With ‘Audio Vertigo’

Elbow pushes its way to the top of the U.K albums chart with Audio Vertigo (via Polydor).

The Bury band blasts to No. 1 on debut with Audio Vertigo, their 10th studio album and the market’s best-seller on wax.

The leader at the midweek stage, Audio Vertigo is Elbow’s fourth leader on the all-genres survey – joining previous No. 1s The Take Off And Landing Of Everything (from 2014), Little Fictions (2017) and Giants Of All Sizes (2019).

The veteran British alternative rock act beats Future and Metro Boomin‘s first collaborative album We Don’t Trust You (Epic/Freebandz), new at No. 2. That effort matches Future’s previous chart peak, set with 2022’s I Never Liked You; and gives Metro Boomin a new career best, eclipsing the No. 3 peak for 2022’s Heroes & Villains. Three tracks from We Don’t Trust You crack the top 40 on the national singles survey, led by “Like That” at No. 6.

Completing the podium on the latest Official U.K. Albums Chart, published Friday, March 29, is Olivia Rodrigo’s former leader GUTS (Geffen), which rebounds 15-3 following the release of the deluxe “Spilled” edition. The reissue includes one brand-new track, “So American,” which debuts in the U.K. top 40, at No. 24; plus a further four songs previously available across vinyl releases, including the track “Obsessed,” new at No. 10 on the singles tally.

Scottish alternative rock favorites The Jesus and Mary Chain bag their highest-charting album in 37 years this week with Glasgow Eyes (Fuzz Club), new at No. 7 on the Official Albums Chart. It’s the band’s third U.K. top 10 after 1987’s Darklands (No. 5) and 1988’s Barbed Wire Kisses (No. 9).

Johannesburg, South Africa breakout star Tyla ties up her first U.K. top 20 album with her eponymously titled debut. Tyla (Since 93/RCA) starts at No. 19. The Billboard cover star won the 2024 Grammy Award for best African music performance, for her amapiano hit “Water.”

British indie rock act Starsailor glides into the chart with Where The Wild Things Grow (Starsailor), their first full-length release in seven years. It’s new at No. 25 for the Warrington, England formed band’s and sixth U.K. top 40.

Finally, new releases from FLETCHER (In Search Of The Antidote at No. 26 via Capitol), The Staves (All Now at No. 32 via Communion) and Big Thief band member Adrianne Lenker (Bright Future at No. 35 via 4AD) and Waxahatchee (Tigers Blood at No. 38 via Anti) enter the top 40 on debut.

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