Jamiroquai Debuts at 4 in the U.K.; Dylan Misses Top Ten For First Time Since 1993

by VVN Music

Jamiroquai's first album in seven years, Automaton, gets a big start on the British Albums chart, debuting at number 4.

The band's eighth studio album, it continues their string of top ten sets that started with their debut in 1993. Since then, only one album, Rock Dust Light Star (2010 / #7), has failed to make the top five. This is in drastic contrast to the group's U.S. performance where only four albums have charted at all and their biggest was 1996's Traveling Without Moving which peaked at 24.

Bob Dylan starts at 17 with Triplicate, his three-CD set of standards from the American Song Book. This is his first studio album to not make the top ten in Britain in 24 years going back to 1993's World Gone Wrong. Since then, he has had:
  • Time Out of Mind (1997 / #10)
  • Love and Theft (2001 / #3)
  • Modern Times (2006 / #3)
  • Together Through Life (2009 / #1)
  • Tempest (2012 / #3)
  • Shadows in the Night (2015 / #1)
  • Fallen Angels (2016 / #5)
  • Triplicate (2017 / #17)
It's doubtful that Dylan pays too much attention to his chart success but it might be a good idea for him to return to original material from standards for future endeavors. 

At 53 is the premier of Aimee Mann's Mental Illness, her sixth charting album in the U.K. and highest since 1995's I'm With Stupid peaked at 51. Her debut, Whatever, did the best, going to 39. 

Fairport Convention returns to the British top 100 for the first time in 22 years with the collection Who Knows Where the Time Goes? which starts at 68. Their last charting album was Jewel in the Crown (1995 / #86).  The last time the band was as high as 68 in Britain was 1975 when Rising of the Moon went to 52. 

Finally, the band Wire starts at 96 with Silver/Lead. It is their third album in three years to chart in Britain after 28 years between top 100 sets. 

Ed Sheeran tops the British Albums chart once again with Divide followed by Human by Rag'N'Bone Man, More Life by Drake, Jamiroquai and Wonderland by Take That. 

Sheeran makes it three months at the top of the Singles chart with Shape of You followed by his Galway Girl, Clean Bandit Featuring Zara Larsson with Symphony, Drake's Passionfruit and the Chainsmokers and Coldplay with Something Just Like This

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