Fontaines D.C. Push Taylor Swift From Midweek U.K. Albums Chart Summit

Taylor Swift
Beth Garrabrant

Taylor Swift

Move over Taylor Swift, Fontaines D.C. is ready for the chart crown.

The Irish pop-punk outfit leads the midweek U.K. sales chart with A Hero’s Death (Partisan), their sophomore album.

A Hero’s Death is at No. 1 on the Official Chart Update, racking up more than half its sales in vinyl, according to the Official Charts Company.

Almost certainly, A Hero’s Death will eclipse the rockers' personal best, a No. 9 peak for their 2019 debut LP Dogrel.

Coming in at No. 2 on the chart blast is Southampton punk outfit Creeper with Sex, Death & the Infinite Void (Roadrunner), their second album. It’s the followup to 2017’s Eternity In Your Arms, which went no higher than No. 18 on the U.K. survey.

After a lightning start, Taylor Swift’s Folklore (EMI) drops 1-3, but continues to lead all albums in streams. Folklore is not yet widely available in physical formats.

Meanwhile, iconic Canadian singer-songwriter Alanis Morissette returns to the chart with Such Pretty Forks In The Road (RCA), her first album since 2012. It’s new at No. 4 on the midweek chart.

The Psychedelic Furs have made their fans wait even longer between albums. Their latest, Made Of Rain (Cooking Vinyl), comes almost 30 years after their last, 1991's World Outside. It starts at No. 5.

Over in the U.K. singles chart race, Joel Corry and MNEK’s “Head & Heart” (Asylum/Perfect Havoc) maintains its lead over “Savage Love (Laxed - Siren Beat)” (RCA) by New Zealand producer Jawsh 685 and Jason Derulo, and is on track for a third consecutive week at No. 1, while Billie Eilish looks to add another top 10 to her resume with “My Future” (Interscope). It’s at No. 4 on the Official Singles Chart Update.

The Official U.K. Singles and Albums Charts are published late Friday local time.

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