The Cribs lead UK Record Store Chart with Night Network

The Cribs Night Network artwork

The Cribs replace AC/DC at the top of the independent chart.

Night Network from The Cribs is new number on the UK Record Store Chart, leading four more new entries in the Top 5.

Two striking new live albums from Nick Cave and The War On Drugs are immediately behind, with the reissue of Parachutes from Coldplay at #4.

Further back, Bruce Springsteen has jumped a couple of places this week courtesy of Letter To You, while its recent re-release has put the excellent debut album from Chubby & The Gang back in the Top 20.

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 Cribs – Night Network
2/ (new) Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – Idiot Prayer
3/ (new) The War On Drugs – LIVE DRUGS
4/ (new) Coldplay – Parachutes
5/ AC/DC – Power Up
6/ (new) UFO – Strangers In The Night
7/ (new) King Gizzard & Lizard Wizard – Live In San Francisco ’16
8/ (new) Cabaret Voltaire – Shadow Of Fear
9/ (new) Luke Abbott – Translate
10/ (new) Pink Floyd – Delicate Sound Of Thunder
11/ Taylor Swift – Folklore
12/ Olafur Arnalds – Some Kind Of Peace
13/ (new) Devendra Banhart – Smokey Rolls Down Thunder Canyon
14/ (new) Jamie Cullum – The Pianoman At Christmas
15/ Bruce Springsteen – Letter To You
16/ Katy J Pearson – Return
17/ (new) Chubby & The Gang – Speed Kills
18/ Kylie Minogue – Disco
19/ (new) The Specials – More Specials
20/ Brian Eno – Film Music 1976 – 2020

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