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Blur Drops 1 to 2 in Britain to Make Way For Mumford and Sons

Blur's album The Magic Whip has dropped from the top spot after just one week, ending up for the week at number 2. Against almost any other artist, they most likely would have stayed at 1 for the week but not against Mumford and Sons whose last album, Babel, was a multi-million seller.

The highest debut by as veteran artist is all the way down at 41 with Magic of the Violin by Andre Rieu and the Johnann Strauss Orchestra. Rieu has proven to be an extremely popular artist for the classical genre, including six top ten albums over the last five years. His last non-holiday album, Love in Venice, went to number 4 which is why the starting position on the new set must be a bit of a disappointment.

The 40th anniversary edition of Jethro Tull's Minstrel in the Gallery debuts at 59, the first time the band has been in the top 100 in Britain since J-Tull Dot Com in 1999. Ian Anderson has had a number of releases make the charts in the year since.

Minstrel in the Gallery went to number 20 upon its original release in 1975.

Finally, Grace Jones premiers at 99 with Disco, a compilation of her albums from the mid-to-late 70's.

This week's top five albums:
  1. Wilder Mind - Mumford & Sons
  2. The Magic Whip - Blur
  3. In the Lonely Hour - Sam Smith
  4. X - Sam Smith
  5. 1000 Forms of Fear - Sia
Top five singles:
  1. Cheerleader (Felix Jaehn Remix) - OMI
  2. See You Again - Wiz Khalifa Featuring Charlie Pluth
  3. I Really Like You - Carly Rae Jepsen
  4. All Cried Out - Blonde Featuring Alex Newell
  5. Lean On - Major Lazer Featuring Mo & DJ Snake
Veteran artists at the top of other British charts:
  • Albums
    • Indie Albums - Chasing Yesterday - Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds
    • Country Compilation Albums - Blue Smoke / The Best of Dolly Parton - Dolly Parton
  • Tracks/Singles
    • Physical Singles Sales - I Do Not Like Being Good - Ryan Adams
    • Vinyl Singles Sales - I Do Not Like Being Good - Ryan Adams
  • Video
    • Music Video - Cobain: Montage of Heck - Kurt Cobain