The Killers Enjoy 'Wonderful' Lead on Midweek U.K. Albums Chart

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Brandon Flowers of The Killers performs onstage during Global Citizen Festival 2017 at Central Park on Sept. 23, 2017 in New York City.  

The Killers are killing it on the U.K. midweek albums chart.

The Las Vegas pop-rock outfit's Wonderful Wonderful (EMI) has opened up a huge lead on the Official Albums Chart Update with more than 40,000 combined chart sales, some four times the sum of Foo Fighters second-placed Concrete and Gold (Columbia), according to the Official Charts Company. 

Each of The Killers' previous four albums have hit the top (Hot Fuss, Sam's Town, Day & Age and Battleborn) and the U.S. outfit will keep their streak going if Wonderful Wonderful stays put when the weekly chart is published this Friday (Sept. 29). 

In a big week for new releases, British alternative rock outfit Enter Shikari's The Spark (PIAS) opens at No. 3, veteran singer-songwriter Van Morrison’s Roll With The Punches (Exile) starts at No. 4 and Black Country Communion’s BCCIV (Mascot) begins at No. 5, while fresh recordings from Horrors, Marc Almond and Reverend & The Makers are poised for top 10 debuts. 

Meanwhile, Sam Smith's comeback single “Too Good At Goodbyes” (Capitol) is on track for a third week at the summit of the singles tally. Its No. 1 on the Official Singles Chart Update, ahead of Dua Lipa's former chart-topper “New Rules” (Warner Bros) and Post Malone’s “Rockstar” (Republic) featuring 21 Savage