Disclosure beat New Order and Chvrches to UK Albums Chart top spot

UK electronic duo score Number One for second consecutive time

UK electronic duo Disclosure have reached the Number One spot in the UK Albums Chart for the second time following the release of second album ‘Caracal’.

‘Caracal’ follows 2013 debut ‘Settle’ and was released last week (September 25). The album features guests including The Weeknd, Lorde, Miguel and Sam Smith.

Disclosure managed to top the charts ahead of New Order, whose new LP ‘Music Complete’ features Iggy Pop, Brandon Flowers and La Roux. ‘Music Complete’ – the first record from the group since bassist Peter Hook left in 2007 – is at Number Two this week.


Meanwhile, Pink Floyd’s David Gilmour dropped to Number Three, while new entry Chvrches debuted at Number Four. The Scottish trio’s second album, ‘Every Open Eye’, follows their 2013 debut ‘The Bones of What You Believe’.

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In the UK Singles Chart, Sam Smith has become the first artist in UK Single Chart history to reach Number One with a Bond theme.

Smith is Number One this week with ‘Writing’s On The Wall’, taken from new 007 film Spectre. Despite artists including Madonna, Adele, Duran Duran and Shirley Bassey having recorded theme tunes for the film franchise in the past, only Smith has been able to reach the top spot.

Smith told OfficialCharts.com: “It was such an honour to be asked to write and record ‘Writing’s On The Wall’ and it’s incredible that it’s become the first Number One Bond theme song.”