Pet Shop Boys in Position For Second Straight Top 3 Start in Britain, Aled Jones Also In Top Ten

It's looking like a banner week for new releases on the British Albums chart, both for veteran and modern artists alike.

After a number of relatively quiet turns, the mid-week chart has 28 debuts in the top 100 including two from veteran artists in the top ten.

At the top of the mid-week chart is Everything You've Come to Expect by the Last Shadow Puppets followed by the self-titled debut by Lukas Graham. In third, is Super by the Pet Shop Boys which, if the position holds, will be their second straight debut at number 3.

Over the band's thirty year career, they have released thirteen studio albums with every one going to number 9 or better. Only one, 1993's Very, topped the chart but they have had three go to number 2, three (counting Pop) to number 3, two to number 4, two to number 7 and their lowest charting set, 2012's Elysium, peaking at number 9. Quite an impressive record.

At number 6 midweek is One Voice by Aled Jones. The Welsh born singer has released over 25 albums and fifteen had previously made the charts including his only previous top ten, All Through the Night (1985 / #2).

Other veteran artists debuting on the mid-week British Albums chart includes Mogwai at number 14 with the Original Soundtrack to Atomic, Weezer at 16 with Weezer (White Album), Teddy Thompson (son of Richard & Linda Thompson) and Kelly Jones (Stereophonics) at 53 with Little Windows, King Crimson at 70 with Live in Toronto: November 20th 2015 at 70 and Cheap Trick with Bang, Zoom, Crazy ... Hello at 74.

The final chart will be out Friday.

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