Biffy Clyro racing towards third UK Number 1 album with’A Celebration of Endings’

Close behind at Number 4 will be Brighton folk-punk outfit Levellers with Peace, their first album in eight years.

Indie musician Jim Bob is on course to land his first Top 40 album with Pop Up (comprising a 26-second song titled 2020 WTF!) At Number 12, and 3 classic albums reissued on vinyl this week could re-enter the Top 40: Queen’s Greatest Hits II (15), David Bowie’s Let’s Dance (17), and Madness’ One Step Beyond (33).

Biffy have previously scored two Number 1s on the Official Albums Deal with 2013’s Opposites and 2016’s Ellipsis.

Biffy Clyro lead an all-new Measure 4 on today’s Official Chart Update, with the Scottish group gunning for their third UK Number 1 album.

Exotic rock band Sea Ladies are at Number 2 midweek using their debut album Open Your Head, while Manic Street Preachers’ lead singer James Dean Bradfield is at Number 3 with his first solo studio album in 14 decades Even in Exile. It could become James’ first Top 10 as a soloist, along with his 14th including his career with the Manics.

Three more new releases could secure a Top 10 debut this week; British folk singer Kate Rusby is eyeing her first Top 10 with Hand Me at 6, Nigerian rapper and singer Burna Boy is at 8 with his fifth studio album back as Tall, also Rumer’s first country album Nashville Tears is at 9, maybe her very first UK Top 10 album in eight decades.

Also reissued on vinyl this past week, Goldfrapp’s 2005 album Supernature could return to the Top 40 at 23 and finally, Ursa Major, the debut album from self-described”upbeat Potter matches dirty pop” group Marsicans, reaches 35.

The alt-rock group’s eighth studio album A Celebration of Endings is now outperforming the rest of the best 5 united, notching up the most physical and download sales so far this week.