Kasabian on track for sixth UK number 1 album, topping rest of combined Top 5 – Reuters

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Kasabian is on track to earn his sixth UK number 1 album with The Alchemist’s Euphoria.

The Leicester band’s seventh album, and their first in five years, The Alchemist’s Euphoria is the first to feature Sergio Pizzorno on lead vocals. As of mid-week, Kasabian is currently outselling the rest of the Top 5 on the Official Albums Chart combined.

Their previous chart topping LPs are; Empire (2006), West Ryder Pauper Lunatic Asylum (2009), Velociraptor (2011), 48:13 (2014) and For Crying Out Loud (2017). See Kasabian’s full official chart history here.

Manchester-based indie rock quartet Pale Waves are aiming for their highest UK chart position with their third album Unwanted. Currently on track for their debut at number 2, Pale Waves reached the Top 10 with previous albums My Mind Makes Noises (Number 8) and Who Am I? (3).

There could also be two other new Top 10 entries this week; Synth-pop legends Erasure could land their eleventh Top 10 record with Day-Glo (Based On A True Story) (6), while eight-piece ska band The Dualers could land their first with Voices From The Sun (8).

Elsewhere, US super-producer Danger Mouse and Philadelphia-based hip-hop collective Black Thought’s debut collaborative Cheat Codes have their eyes set on a first Top 20 (16) and Swedish death metal band Arch Enemy could get his highest record to date with Deceivers (25).

Following the start of their sold-out six-night Wembley tour, former Coldplay chart leader Music Of The Spheres could return to the Top 40 (29).

Last year, Scottish rockers Del Amitri scored their first UK Top 10 album in 23 years with Fatal Mistakes, and now their companion album featuring previously unreleased material, Fatal Mistakes: Outtakes & B-Sides, is on the close to debuting at Number 31 – potentially their eighth Top 40 album.

And finally, the famed Compton rapper’s tenth LP, Drillmatic: Heart vs Mind, could become his eighth UK Top 40 entry (38).

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