The London band will hope to go one better than their previous albums. Their 2015 freshman set My Love Is Cool and 2017 followup Visions of a Life both reached No. 2 on the Official U.K. Albums Chart, missing out to releases from Florence + The Machine and Shania Twain, respectively, after leading at the hallway mark.
Coming in at No. 2 on the Official Chart Update is veteran Manchester band James with All The Colours (Nothing But Love Music), while last week’s leader, Olivia Rodrigo’s Sour (Geffen), dips 1-3.
Neil Finn’s reunited Crowded House could snag their highest-charting album in 14 years with Dreamers Are Waiting (EMI), the followup to 2010’s Intriguer. It’s new at No. 4. The ARIA Hall of Fame-inducted band has four U.K. Top 10s, including a No. 1 for 1996’s career retrospective Recurring Dream.
American punk rock act Rise Against is aiming for a first Top 10 with Nowhere Generation (Loma Vista), new at No. 6; ZZ Top’s Billy F Gibbons is targeting a second solo Top 20 with Hardware (Concord), new at No. 7; while The Voice of the Heroes (Motown/Quality Control), Lil Baby & Lil Durk’s collaborative LP, bows at No. 8.
Meanwhile, Olivia Rodrigo stays on track for a third week atop the U.K. Singles Chart with “Good 4 U”. It leads the singles chart blast, ahead of The Weeknd’s “Save Your Tears” (Republic Records/XO) and Doja Cat’s “Kiss Me More” (Ministry of Sound) featuring SZA.
The Official U.K. Singles and Albums Charts are published late Friday, local time.