Manic Street Preachers go head to head with Phil Collins in UK albums chart

Welsh trio look to score their first Number One since 1998

Manic Street Preachers are currently readying the 'sequel' to their classic 1994 album 'The Holy Bible'. As NME revealed, the band have been working with legendary lo-fi producer Steve Albini (Pixies, Nirvana) on a collection of lyrics left behind my missing guitarist Richey Edwards. The band have told fans the album, set for release this spring, will be "a record that celebrates the genius of his words".
Manic Street Preachers are battling it out with Phil Collins for Number One in the UK albums chart this Sunday (September 26).

The Welsh trio are leading their way with their new studio album, 'Postcards From A Young Man', but have sold just 10 per cent more copies than Collins' 'Going Back' in the midweek figures.

If the Welsh trio take the top spot it will be the first time they have shot to the summit of the UK albums chart since 1998's 'This Is My Truth Tell Me Yours'.

In the UK singles chart, Bruno Mars looks set knock to Alexandra Burke off the Number One spot with 'The Way You Are (Amazing)'.

Check NME this Sunday at 7pm (BST) to see the results of both of this week's charts
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