UK Top 10 Albums
Yuck. The Script is awful and their album cover is worse, Babs is just as bad, Catfish & The Bottlemen are predictable UK rockers, and only Chris Brown is both new and good and, well, he is Chris Brown. You need a shower after listening to him.
I didn’t much care for the first single “Rainbow” and didn’t pursue the new Robert Plant album but I have heard it now and it is a very strong. Incidentally, I just read about ten reviews and nobody knows how to describe the sound. Let me help: the words are folk rock. Sam Smith at the top of the charts again!
Sam Smith back at the top and congrats to him of course, it’s a great album, but over at # 7 is Pierces excellent new album, not out here yet but it might break big once it is. They look the role and they sound it. Kate Bush all over the place…
A not untypical UK chart, made whole by the two Kate Bush albums, an obvious relection of her return to performing after a 35 year absence. The reviews were overwhelmingly positive but what on earth does that prove, right? Otherwise, Royal Blood are like a lively Black keys or a Jack white not tripping over his ego, But not as good as that sounds.
This is, how you say, lame. The Saturdays are lame, Gaslight Anthem is lame, Paloma Faith is lame and ONEREPUBLIC stink to high heaven and are lame. Let’s pass on this week right now.
This is a real rarity, a better album than a single chart. From Coldplay to Clapton to Petty to,,, Guetta? The album is two years old!!! Still there isn’t one, well maybe “X” but no more than one, bad album in the lot, and Ed is more disappointing than lousy.
Ed Sheeran’s fifth week at the top of the UK charts with an amazing 400K units moved and more power to him even if I don’t like the album as much as all those folks, the best moments have grown on me. By the way, quite why Dolly Paton called her new album and a greatest hits collection is well out of my pay bracket.
What is Halycon doing back on the charts? Those English are crazy. Also, Morrissey deserves to be number one, and I ashamed, yes shame on the English for letting Ed win the battle. Ed is a nice bloke but Moz is an institution.
So, English rock bands, what’s the story? we haven’t gotten Kasabian yet which is bad, but we haven’t gotten one of the UK’s great rock bands Manic Street Preachers, and that’s worse. I once saw MSP from the fourth row of Jones Beach between Screaming Trees and Oasis, and of the three they came… what’s before first?
If I had more time to offer it the Ed Sheeran might prove to have depths that are lost on me right this moment, maybe three good song doesn’t not an album make. 5 Seconds of Summer got held off the top spot by Ed, so I’m shocked.And David Grant? Didn’t realize he was that big and this is a good album that might be great if I had the time to offer it
No one shocked to see this list, though I wonder if Ed Sheeran can maintain. He is a huge star in the UK, and this is the best selling first week of the year so far, but there is only one “Thinking Out Loud Here”, and I wonder if it will be enough.
Hank Marvin still has a beautiful tone to his guitar and these instrumental versions of early 60s to late 70s hits is pretty wonderful, meanwhile at the top of the charts Kasabian are probably the best English rock group ion the world today.
The Led Zeppelin remasters-deluxe editions feel like they are a little too late however great they might be; the thing is we are in the post making money through records period and while these will sell, imagine how it would have sold in 1994.
Here is a true rarity, a better album chart than the single chart. Headed by the great Sam Smith and followed by Coldplay’s best album to date, Paolo is quite good, Paolma is alright and Pharrell, eaton and London Grammar maintain the quality.
Screw Coldplay and Michael Jackson, the thrill here is the return of Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbott, otherwise known as the Beautiful South. I saw the Beautiful South in the 1990s at the tiny Supper Club and they were terrific. My fave band at the time (I never remember them when I am considering greatest bands of the 1990s) I am very very excited to hear there is a new album though I have only heard one song off it, “DIY”. I sure wish they’d release it here and then tour. So good to have these guys back. very very thrilling.
What does it mean when the leftover scraps fallen off Michael Jackson’s dinner tape and tossed into a stew with roadkill is the # 1 album in the UK. It means better the leftover scraps you know than the warmed over TV dinners you don’t know.
Paolo Nutini is the male Amy Winehouse without the US breakthrough, though this excellent retro soul album should do the trick for him. Not sure when it is released Stateside but it is a goodie.
Less movement on the UK album charts than the hyper kinetic US but the real question is will the will we get this literally last in a lifetime opportunity to see the duo perform together. If the video of their performance is anything to go by, it will be the show of the year if they do.
We’ve seen worse, Wilco and Daltrey alone makes the chart not total write off. And if you add to that a Johnny Cash album, even if it is one I’m not crazy about, plus Pharrell and my favorite band in the world this minute Elbow, not a band night out.
Boatloads more energy than Roger showed on last years Who tour, this farewell to the terminally ill Wilko Johnson, one last tour, one last album, stands head and shoulders above most stuff that passes for rock and roll.
This is pretty damn lame, second lame chart from the UK, the singles was better though very EDM heavy, meanwhile the albums chart is moldy MOR headed by the Westlife guy Kian Egan.
Much better than the singles collection, elbow is growing on me and growing on me. The band broke through a couple of years but never really made it all the way for me till now. Indeed, qute the opposite. But I went back to some of their earlier material and it may have been my ears letting me down. Whatever, this is definitely a keep.
Why are the singles charts in the UK so much better than their album charts? Jess Glynne is back with a Chicago House DJ Route 94 (geddit) and is excellent, which gives her two great songs on these charts neither of which have hit the US yet. But they will!
Imagine if you will, Oasis meets Primal Scream and you’ll have Reverend And The Makers, whose third album is really good and who have continued the gradation from opening for Oasis on their final tour to becoming a phenom in their own rights.
The Brit Awards effect, not unlike the Grammys. see one lousy album after another reach the top of the charts. And look at that, four of these albums could certainly be considered modern soul UK-EDM style; what Rudimental and Disclosure have brought together…
I don’t mind being manipulated by music, but I don’t enjoy being taken for a fool. Westlife and rebecca Ferguson are just the absolute worse: moribund pathos for people who have o be dragged through their emotional landscape by a nose righ. God, I pray they never crossover here.
Yup, still Christmas for Buble, but the surprise is Coldplay, riding hit single “Paradise” for an increase of, dig it, 113% in sales. Otherwise, the usual UK mish mash of local greatest hits and Yanke pop plus Ed Sheeran of course.
Hugely successful, straight in at # 1, but so sad that Amy’s third album is this cobbled together piece of product.. It will be a huge hit but still a mere shadow.
Olly at the top (#2 in the singles charts) with Buble close behind. And, while I don’t know about the UK, Buble has a Christmas special on Tuesday over here.
I am going back and forth on the new Rihanna, not what I hoped for what but what I like I love; the problem is she sounds so distance from time to time, the New York mag review was plenty good
From Scott Weiland to Justin Bieber I haven’t thought much of any of them. Buble’s the best of a bad lot because Buble is made of the same cloth as any of the greats, of a Sinatra or a Bennet. Meaning, he is used to covering well known songs.
don’t see why they had to give Susan a makeover, she is who she is, why not leave her alone. If Susan is the picture of what we consider physical perfection , so what? Have you ever heard Scarlett Johansen sing?
Florence Welch has made an album of immense beauty and power and it makes sense the British impressed its own, though the question on my mind is what will the US make of it?
you can fool all the people all the time
: Noel sold double Liam’s debut album
Like Abba without Abba
James Morrison overdoes it
makes sense if you’re English
credible white boy rap
Example is an English rapper and you know what that’s worth
music to loot by
not much happening here
the UK is in mourning
Why this pix? Wait till next week.
Skying for fun and profit
That album ain’t dead, two more hit singles and it will be a smash