It would be hard to catch Blur in the UK chart race.
The legendary Britpop group sets a sizzling beat on the midweek chart with Darren’s song (via Parlophone), which is currently ahead of the rest of the top ten combined, the Official Charts Company reports.
Falls last Friday, July 21st, Darren’s song It is likely to rank seventh in the UK for the group, which includes their most recent effort, 2015 The magic whip.
The quartet, which includes Damon Albarn, Graham Cookson, Alex James and Dave Rowntree, also claimed pole position with Parklife (1994), The Great Escape (1995), blur (1997), 13 (1999) and Think tank (2003) (2015).
Of their previous eight studio LPs, only their first effort, 1991’s emptiness (No. 7 peak) and the 1993 sophomore release Modern life is nonsense (No. 15), had failed at the summit.
Frontman Albarn has already lifted the crown this year, with Gorillaz, who Cracker Island It started atop the Official UK Albums Chart in March, the second leader for the “virtual” act.
Meanwhile, Michigan rocker Greta Van Fleet soared higher in the latest chart explosion star hunter (EMI), their third studio album. It’s a fresh second, and Greta Van Fleet is set to break new ground in a career that tops 2018. Peaceful army anthem (No. 12 Peak) and 2021 The battle at the garden gate (number 8).
The all-new midweek top three is completed by Nottingham, alternative rock band As December Falls’ Join the club (ADF). It’s fresh at number three on the Official Chart Update, and should give the indie outfit its number one chart look.
Moreover, K-pop girl group NewJeans could sneak into the top 10 in their midweek tally, I wake up (Polydor). Featuring the viral single “Super Shy” I wake up On track to start #7.
All will be revealed when the official UK Albums Chart is published late Friday, July 28th.