Irish band the Script have scored their fourth U.K. No. 1 album, as Freedom Child (Columbia/Sony) goes straight in at the top. Taylor Swift starts a second week atop the singles chart with “Look What You Made Me Do” (EMI/Universal).
Starting with their self-titled 2008 debut, the Script have made the summit with all their studio releases except for 2012's Number 3, which peaked in runner-up spot. According to the Official Charts Company, their new release moved twice the combined units of Ed Sheeran's ÷ (Asylum/Warner), which holds at No. 2.
LCD Soundsystem arrive at a career-best No. 3 with American Dream (DFA/Columbia), while electronic pioneers Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark start at No. 4 with The Punishment of Luxury (100 Percent), extending their album chart career to 37 years and giving them their best ranking since Sugar Tax reached No. 3 in 1991. Last week's new entry at No. 1, Villains (Matador) by Queens of the Stone Age, falls to No. 5.