Disclosure‘s debut album ‘Settle’ has gone straight to the top of the UK Album Chart.
They faced stiff competition from Queens Of The Stone Age, who released their sixth album ‘…Like Clockwork’ on the same day, and despite being behind on sales earlier in the week, and only 50 copies separating the two albums by Thursday, the dance duo emerged almost 7,000 copies ahead of Josh Homme’s band by Saturday’s sales deadline.
Disclosure – Guy and Howard Lawrence – told OfficialCharts.com: “We’re absolutely delighted with the result. Proudest moment of our lives. We want to say a massive thank you to everyone who has bought the record.”
Queens Of The Stone Age may have missed out on a Number One, but second place still marks the band’s highest-ever chart placing, two places higher than both 2002’s ‘Songs For The Deaf’ and 2005’s ‘Lullabies To Paralyze’. Miles Kane also secured his highest-ever chart placing, with his second album ‘Don’t Forget Who You Are’ entering the charts at Number Eight, three places up on debut ‘Colour Of The Trap’, which peaked at Number 11.
Over in the single chart, Robin Thicke scored the year’s highest one-week sales figures to remain at Number One with ‘Blurred Lines’. He sold almost 200,000 copies to secure a second week at the top of the chart. ‘La La La’ by Naughty Boy feat Sam Smith and Daft Punk‘s ‘Get Lucky’ remain at Number Two and Three respectively.