'FOUR' blasts into the charts

Bloc Party have reached the Top Ten with their long awaited new album 'FOUR'.

Bloc Party are back. The band's new album 'FOUR' is their fourth to date, and was crafted as a group with each of their four members having equal input.

Sadly, the album didn't quite reach number four on the charts. Instead, Bloc Party went one better - 'FOUR' reached number three, fighting off some big name pop competition in the process.

Emili Sande retained the top spot with new album 'Our Version Of Events' with Paloma Faith snapping at her heels. Bloc Party trailed in third place, but enjoy their fourth consecutive Top Ten album following 2005’s 'Silent Alarm', 2007’s 'A Weekend In The City' and 2008’s 'Intimacy'.

Elsewhere, The Darkness reach number four with new album 'Hot Cakes' while Jessie Ware storms straight into the Top Ten with 'Devotion'.

Lauded by critics, Jessie Ware teamed up with The Invisible's Dave Okumu to focus on her debut full length. Doffing her cap towards developments in UK bass, the record is a thoughtful, addictive introduction.

Hitting number five, it's heartening to see the mainstream open itself up to Jessie Ware's insightful, magpie like touch.

The current UK Top Ten albums are:

1. Emilie Sande - Our Version Of Events
2. Paloma Faith - Fall To Grace
3. Bloc Party - FOUR
4. The Darkness - Hot Cakes
5. Jessie Ware - Devotion
6. Ed Sheeran - +
7. Black Keys - El Camino
8. Rihanna - Talk That Talk
9. Maroon 5 - Overexposed
10. Trey Songz - Chapter 5

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