Duran Duran, Slayer & Richard Hawley in British Top Ten at Midweek; Drifters in Top Twenty

Britain's mid-week chart is full of new releases by veteran artists.

Leading the way at number 5 is Duran Duran's new album Paper Gods. With great reviews, production by Mark Ronson, Nile Rodgers and Mr. Hudson and guest appearance by the producers along with Keisza, Janelle Monae, John Frusciante and Lindsey Lohan, the set is looking to be the group's first top ten album in over a decade.

At 6 is Slayer's Repentless, a position that, if it holds, will be the best showing of their career in the U.K. Their previous high was 1994's Divine Intervention (#15).

Richard Hawley of Longpigs and Pulp is at 7 with Hollow Meadows, his fifth charting solo album and, potentially, his third to make the top ten.

Iron Maiden's Book of Souls is currently in number 8, down from the top of the chart from last week.

Further down the chart at 17 is the debut of the Drifter's Stand By Me: The Very Best of the Drifters, the Hollywood Vampires (Alice Cooper, Joe Perry, Johnny Depp) at 23, Low's Ones and Sixes at 27 and Ben Folds' So There at 39.

The final numbers and positions will be announced on Friday.

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