In its first week of release
Battle Born cover art

The Killers have raced straight to the top of the charts with their fourth studio album ‘Battle Born’.

After so long on the sidelines, fans must have doubted if The Killers could regain their previous stature. After all, it’s been more than three years since the Las Vegas group released new material in any shape or form. In the end, though, it was all too easy for the American group. Announcing plans for a British tour, tickets for the forthcoming dates sold out almost instantly.

Released last Monday (September 20th) new album ‘Battle Born’ picks up exactly where The Killers left off. Bold, brassy, epic it has now flown straight into the British charts at number one in its first week of release. (via Official Chart Company) Pink sits at number two, while The Script make do with third place. Last week’s chart topper ‘Coexist’ by The xx slides to four, with the 25th anniversary edition of Michael Jackson’s ‘Bad’ taking the late singer to number six.

Bob Dylan rests in eight place with new album ‘Tempest’ while Plan B pushes his way to number ten with ‘iLL Manors’. Outside the Top Ten, Grizzly Bear and Band Of Horses score their highest charting UK albums to date with ‘Shields’ (17) and ‘Mirage Rock’ (20) respectively.

The current UK Top Ten albums are:

1. The Killers – Battle Born

2. Pink – The Truth About Love

3. The Script – Number Three

4. The xx – Coexist

5. Emili Sande – Our Version Of Events

6. Michael Jackson – Bad

7. Coldplay – Mylo Xyloto

8. Bob Dylan – Tempest

9. Carly Rae Jepsen – Kiss

10. Plan B – iLL Manors


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