June 5, 2013 16:48

Queens Of The Stone Age face 'nail-biting' battle with Disclosure for UK Number One album

The band's new album '...Like Clockwork' is 'only a few thousand copies' ahead of Disclosure's debut set

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Queens Of The Stone Age are on course to score their first ever UK Number One album this Sunday (June 9).

However, Josh Homme's band are embroiled in a "nail-biting" battle for the top spot, the Official Chart Company reports. The band's new album '... Like Clockwork' is currently in the lead but "only a few thousand copies" ahead of Disclosure's debut album 'Settle' - and the gap is "steadily narrowing".

Daft Punk's 'Random Access Memories', Number One for the past fortnight, looks set to slip to third, while Miles Kane is on course for a Top Five debut with his second solo album 'Don't Forget Who You Are'.

Over on the singles chart, Robin Thicke is set for a second week at Number One with his Pharrell Williams collaboration 'Blurred Lines', trailed by Naughty Boy and Sam Smith's former chart-topper 'La La La', which it's outselling by nearly two to one. The highest new entry is likely to come from X Factor boyband Union J, whose debut single 'Carry You' currently sits in third.

Meanwhile, The Goo Goo Dolls's deathless hit 'Iris' looks set to re-enter the Top 40 following an appearance on BBC One's The Voice over the weekend. The track was originally released in 1998 and peaked at Number 50, but climbed as high as Number Three in 2011 after being covered on another TV talent show, The X Factor.

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