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The Canadian collective shot straight to the top of the album chart and the vinyl albums chart, with their latest record beating Sigrid‘s ‘How To Let Go’ into second place, according to the Official Charts Company.
“The seeds of everything that we’re ever going to do are within us,” he explained. “Reading that Zamyatin novel connected this dot in my childhood, then to Orwell, and then allowed me to be inspired by its own merits.
“I didn’t know what ‘WE’ was, but I knew that it was in there and that I’d use it at some point. I think conceptually within ‘WE’, there’s a universe that connects the dots between everything we’ve ever done.”
The record was awarded four stars by NME and was described as the band’s “most focussed record since ‘The Suburbs’.”
Soft Cell also made their return with their first album in 20 years, ‘Happiness Not Included’ at Number Seven while Belle & Sebastian‘s ‘A Bit Of Previous’, went in at eight and Halestorm landed at nine with ‘Back From The Dead’.