With 5 days of sales to go here is the top 30
1. The Twilight Sad – No One Can Ever Know
2. Meursault – Something for The Weakened
3. Leonard Cohen – Old Ideas
4. Godspeed You! Black Emperor – Allelujah Don’t Bend Ascend
5. Admiral Fallow – Tree Bursts In Snow
6. Olympic Swimmers – No Flags Will Fly
7. Randolph’s Leap – Introducing …..
8. Kevin MacNeil & Willie Campbell – Visible From Space
9. Paul Buchanan – Mid Air
10. Rob St John – Weald
11. The XX – Coexist
12. Jack White – Blunderbus
13. Django Django – Django Django
14. Unwinding Hours – Afterlives
15. Human Don’t Be Angry – Human Don’t Be Angry
16. Grizzly Bear – Shields
17. Cancel The Astronauts – Animal Love Match
18. Trapped Mice – Winter Sun
19. RM Hubbert – Thirteen Lost & Found
20. James Yorkston – I Was A Cat From A Book
21. Cat Power – Sun
22. Errors – Have Some Faith In Magic
23. Tango In The Attic – Sellotape
24. Vaccines – Come Of Age
25. Jo Mango – Murmuration
26. Errors – New Relics
27. Mogwai – A Wrenched Virile Lore
28. Dinosaur Jr – I Bet On Sky
29. PAWS – Cokefloat!
30. Flying Lotus – Until The Quiet Comes
So the Twilight Sad are holding off Meursault just ! Godspeed are on the verge of overtaking Mr Cohen. Olympic Swimmers were snapping at the heels of their more experienced tour mates only for Admiral Fallow to pull away again in the last couple of days. Into the Top 20 are Grizzly Bear possibly following the posters Warp very kindly put up around Edinburgh and label mates Flying lotus have also made the top 30.
Tango In The Attic bigger than the Vaccines isn’t a headline you will see anywhere else and Dinosaur Jr are holding off whippersnappers PAWS. If Errors care at all about dropping out of the Top 20 (and I’m sure they don’t) they should be consoled by pipping label mates Mogwai with their second album of the year. Olive Grove’s Jo Mango enters at a very respectable 25.
However probably the biggest surprise is the Trapped Mice album Winter Sun going straight into the Top 20 at 18. Still selling well it probably just doesn’t have enough time to catch Cancel The Astronauts especially as that too is still selling strongly.
The final top 40 will be posted in a week’s time.