The Vamps, The Struts, Matt Berninger among new entries on UK Record Store Chart

The National live at Manchester Apollo. September 2017. (Gary Mather / Live4ever)

Matt Berninger with The National live at Manchester Apollo. September 2017. (Gary Mather / Live4ever)

New entries from the likes of The Vamps, The Struts and Matt Berninger have given another fresh look to the UK Record Store Chart.

In a time of weekly flux, Idles are a rare constant and keep their place at #4 with Ultra Mono, while Michael Kiwanuka returns again to the Top 20 with his Mercury winning album KIWANUKA.

The Official Charts Company launched the UK Record Store Chart in 2012 to reflect the last decade’s drive to support independent music outlets and the concurrent surge in vinyl sales. It is compiled from the best selling albums at 100 of Britain’s leading independent music shops.

UK Record Store Chart, Top 20:

1 – (new) The Vamps – Cherry Blossom
2 – (new) The Struts – Strange Days
3 – (new) Matt Berninger – Serpentine Prison
4 – Idles – Ultra Mono
5 – (new) Dub Pistols – Addict
6 – Frankie & The Witch Fingers – Monsters Eating People Eating Monsters
7 – (new) Kevin Morby – Sundowner
8 – (new) BADBADNOTGOOD – III
9 – (new) Tom Petty – Wildflowers & All The Rest
10 – (new) Nik Kershaw – Oxymoron
11 – (new) Beabadoobee – Fake It Flowers
12 – Black Pumas – Black Pumas
13 – (new) Surprise Chef – Daylight Savings
14 – (new) Autechre – SIGN
15 – (new) Phoenix Foundation – Friend Ship
16 – Michael Kiwanuka – KIWANUKA
17 – Future Islands – As Long As You Are
18 – Working Men’s Club – Working Men’s Club
19 – (new) Catherine Anne Davies/Butler – In Memory Of My Feelings
20 – Sufjan Stevens – The Ascension

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