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Idles’ ‘Tangk’ Blasts to No. 1 In U.K.

By Michael Feb 26, 2024

IdlesTangk rolls to the summit of the U.K. chart, for the British rock outfit’s second leader.

The best-seller at the midweek point, Tangk (via Partisan) completes its mission to the top with physical sales accounting for 85% of its opening week result, including a market-leading volume on vinyl, the Official Charts Company reports.

Formed in Bristol, England, Tangk is Idles’ fifth studio album and fifth U.K. top 10 appearance, including a leader with 2020’s Ultra Mono.

It’s been a fine start to the year for Idles, whose five members attended the 2024 Grammy Awards, where the group snagged nominations for best rock album for Crawler and best rock performance for “Crawl!”.

Meanwhile, Paloma Faith nabs a sixth U.K. top 10 with The Glorification of Sadness (RCA), new at No. 2. The London-born singer-songwriter has once led the Official Chart, with 2017’s The Architect, and now has three albums with a No. 2 peak, following 2012’s Fall To Grace and 2014’s A Perfect Contradiction.

Noah Kahan‘s Stick Season (Republic Records) completes the podium, down 1-3 after a single week at the top.

The late, great Bob Marley is surging on the Official U.K. Albums Chart, published Friday, Feb. 23, following the release in U.K. cinemas of the biopic Bob Marley: One Love.

Bob Marley & The Wailers’ evergreen collection Legend (Tuff Gong) rises 18-2. Forty years after its release, the LP has now logged a staggering 1,122 weeks on the Official Albums Chart, including 12 non-consecutive at No. 1. Only one album has racked-up more weeks on the tally — ABBA’s Gold with 1,138 weeks, and counting.

According to the Official Charts Company, this marks the first time Legend has charted inside the top 10 since 2020. Further down the list, Bob Marley & The Wailers’ classic LP from 1977 Exodus vaults 93-36.

Liverpool indie rock act Crawlers earn a first-ever U.K. top 10 with The Mess We Seem To Make (Polydor), their debut LP. It’s new at No. 7. Crawlers earned a top 40 spot with their 2022 EP Loud Without Noise, which reached No. 22.

Finally, new releases from Pet Needs (Intermittent Fast Living at No. 17 via Xtra Mile), Cast (Love Is The Call at No. 22 via Cast Recordings), Yeat (2093 at No. 24 via EMI), Steve Hackett (Circus and the Nightwhale at No. 30 via Inside Out), Blackberry Smoke (Be Right Here at No. 31 via 3 Legged) and Booter Bee (True Stories at No. 34 via Zeromileage) crack the top 40.

By Michael

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