Compiled by the Official Charts Company, here are the 40 best-selling albums of 2011, so far, starting with JLS, ‘Jukebox’. X Factor losers JLS just scrape into the Top 40 with their third record. Despite the fact that the promised us collabs with the likes of Rihanna, Craig David and Bruno Mars, none of those appeared on the album.
29. Caro Emerald, ‘Deleted Scenes From The Cutting Room Floor’
29. Caro Emerald, ‘Deleted Scenes From The Cutting Room Floor’ Despite the fact that you’ve probably never heard of Dutch singer Caro Emerald, her debut album managed to peak at No. 4 (from No. 140) in the UK and achieve Platinum certification.
28. Ceremonials, ‘Florence And The Machine’
28. Ceremonials, ‘Florence And The Machine’ “Florence has made a near-great pop record that should afford her the creative freedom to do whatever the hell she wants next time around,” we wrote about this record, scoring it an 8/10. And apparently many of you agreed.
16. Foo Fighters, ‘Wasting Light’
16. Foo Fighters, ‘Wasting Light’ You don’t really need us to tell you how great the Foos are, but here’s a reminder. NME said: “It’s both broad and focused enough to appeal to casuals and longhairs alike, and it’s doubtless their best record since ‘The Colour And The Shape’.”
14. Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, ‘Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds’
14. Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, ‘Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds’ When the brothers Gallagher parted ways (again) and formed their own bands, we had high hopes, but didn’t know what to expect from either side. Well, considering Beady Eye didn’t even make this list, looks like we’ve found the winning side.