Blur are back at the top of the album charts, 12 years after 'Think Tank'.
No - this isn't a repeat. Blur are back at No.1 on the UK Album Chart with their sixth studio effort The Magic Whip. Last week, the record was outselling the rest of the top five combined.
Damon Albarn wrote a whole host of new songs for The Magic Whip
The Magic Whip is the band's first record since Think Tank, which also topped the charts some 12 years ago. The rest of the top five includes Taylor Swift's 1989, James May, Josh Groban and Meghan Trainor.
Over on the singles chart, Felix Jaehn's remix of Cheerleader by OMI moved from No.2 to No.1, while Carly Rae Jepen's I Really Like You entered at No.3. Completing the top five are Wiz Khalifa, Major Lazer, DJ Snake and Jess Glynne.
Speaking in an interview with the Metro, Blur guitarist Graham Coxon described the new album as "a really good Blur album", adding, "At the moment this is my favourite because it's poignant - a lot of what Damon [Albarn]'s saying with the lyrics would maybe resonate with someone who's my age, feeling dislocated by technology but also slightly enslaved by it, and worried about where it's all going to end up. I feel like he's saying the stuff that I feel."
Bassist Alex James said the band are sitting on enough material to release another record, having only used half of the songs they wrote for The Magic Whip.
"If you get the four of us in the studio in the right frame of mind, we'll always make new music," he said.
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