HITS Daily Double


Arcade Fire's WE (Columbia) leads the way on the Official Albums Chart at mid-week, with an all-new Top 5 possible come Friday. At singles, it’s still Harry's world (we just live here).

Win Butler and company’s WE (Columbia) looks set to become their fourth U.K. #1, following 2017’s Everything Now, 2013’s Reflektor and 2010’s The Suburbs.

Behind them at #2 is Sigrid’s second album, How to Let Go (Island), Soft Cell’s first album in more than 20 years, *Happiness Not Included (BMG), at #3, London rapper KnucksAlpha Place (Nodaysoff) at #4 and, finally, Halestorm’s Back From the Dead (Parlophone).

Another three titles are eyeing Top 10 debuts: Belle & Sebastian’s 10th studio album, A Bit of Previous (Matador), at #6, Jack Harlow’s Come Home the Kids Miss You (Atlantic) and Warpaint’s first album in six years, Radiate Like This (Heirlooms).

Sharon Van Etten’s We’ve Been Going About This All Wrong (Jagjaguwar) is #11, and a limited-edition vinyl release of Kylie Minogue’s Infinite Disco (BMG) could enter the Top 40 for the first time; it’s #12. At #13, Emeli Sandé may nab her fourth Top 40 album with Let’s Say for Instance (Chrysalis). Boyzlife’s Old School is #15.

Three releases from Neil Young's Official Bootleg Series (Warner) could wind up in the Top 40: Citizen Kane Jr. Blues, Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, 1971, and Royce Hall, 1971.

At singles, Harry Styles is again racing ahead of the competition, looking to secure a massive sixth consecutive week at #1 with “As It Was” (Columbia).

Lizzo’s “About Damn Time” (Nice Life/Atlantic) is poised to be this week’s big climber, up 11 to #4. Taylor Swift’s surprise release “This Love (Taylor’s Version)” (EMI), currently #12, is angling to become this week’s highest new entry. Harlow may secure two new berths in the Top 40: “Churchill Downs” f/Drake and “Dua Lipa.”