Bruce Springsteen leads busy week of new releases on UK Record Store Chart

Danny Clinch

Danny Clinch

Bruce Springsteen leads a busy week of new releases on the UK Record Store Chart.

The Boss’ latest studio record Western Stars is at number one ahead of more Top 10 new entries from the likes of Kate Tempest, Madonna, Bastille and Buzzcocks, with Richard Hawley, The Divine Comedy, Lewis Capaldi and Pink Floyd the only acts to hold on to Top 20 positions from last week.

It was in 2012 when the Official Charts Company began acknowledging the comeback of vinyl which first started over a decade ago with Record Store Day by publishing a weekly Record Store Chart compiled from the best selling albums at 100 of Britain’s leading independent music shops.

UK Record Store Chart, Top 20:

1 – (new) Bruce Springsteen – Western Stars
2 – Joy Division – Unknown Pleasures
3 – (new) Kate Tempest – The Book Of Traps And Lessons
4 – (new) Bill Callahan – Shepherd In A Sheepskin Vest
5 – (new) Neil Young & Stray Gators – Tuscaloosa
6 – (new) Madonna – Madame X
7 – (new) Buzzcocks – Singles Going Steady
8 – (new) Jordan Rakei – Origin
9 – (new) Calexico And Iron & Wine – Years To Burn
10 – (new) Mattiel – Satis Factory
11 – Richard Hawley – Further
12 – The Divine Comedy – Office Politics
13 – (new) Yeasayer – Erotic Reruns
14 – (new) Baroness – Gold & Grey
15 – (new) Buzzocks – A Different Kind Of Tension
16 – (new) Shellac – The End Of Radio
17 – (new) Stephen Duffy – I Love My Friends
18 – (new) Ian Broudie – Tales Told
19 – Lewis Capaldi – Divinely Uninspired To A Hellish Extent
20 – Pink Floyd – The Division Bell

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