Green Day Hit Number One

Dylan knocked off top spot

Millionaire punk types Green Day have soared into the British album charts at number one with their new album ’21st Century Breakdown’.

Green Day are now, officially, back. After five years of waiting, countless rumours and a well prepared policy of hype ’21st Century Breakdown’ is now available in the shops. Released on Friday (May 15th) the album has proved to be a massive commercial success with fans flocking in their droves to purchase the album.

The follow up to 2004’s ‘American Idiot’ set, the new album is a rock opera split into three parts. Part dissection of post-Millennial America and part love story, ’21st Century Breakdown’ nonetheless contains enough uncomplicated punk thrills to keep their most cynical fans happy.

Well, most of them. ClashMusic recently published our review of the album, which immediately encountered a storm of controversy and provoked a furious response from the band’s eyeliner clad fan base.

Read what the fuss is all about by clicking HERE!

Up until Friday (May 15th) Maximo Park has been occupying the number one slot. The returning Geordie punk funk types released ‘Quicken The Heart’ to acclaim from critics who viewed it as one of their finest to date.

However the early momentum couldn’t be sustained and the record eventually charted at number six. Lily Allen can always be relied on to provoke tabloid furore, and recent naughty but nice single ‘Not Fair’ has pushed its parent album ‘Its Not Me Its You’ back up the charts to a thoroughly respectable number two.

Over on the singles chart, those with ears can rejoice now that Tichy Stryder and N-Dubz have fallen from pole position. Their single ‘Number One’ has slid down one slot, making way for the Black Eyed Peas.

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