Insanity is hoping 13 proves to be their fortunate quantity as Theatre of the Absurd presents C’est La Vie (through BMG) strikes into title rivalry in the U.K.
Theatre of the Absurd is the British ska and pop band’s thirteenth studio album, and, if it holds its course, would mark their eleventh high 10 and first-ever U.Okay. No. 1 studio album, following chart-topping profession retrospectives Full Insanity (from 1982) and Divine Insanity (1992).
Led by Graham “Suggs” McPherson, the north London band has acquired near the U.Okay. chart’s holy grail on multiple event. Their 1979 debut album One Step Past peaked at No. 2 on the Official U.Okay. Albums Chart, as did their sophomore set from 1980, Completely.
Taylor Swift’s present chart champion 1989 (Taylor’s Model) (through EMI) is a clear-and-present contender, shut behind at No. 2.
In the meantime, Dolly Parton may snag her fourth U.Okay. high 10 with Rockstar (Massive Machine), her features-stacked assortment of covers. It’s new at No. 3 on the Official Chart Replace, and is forecast to be be the nation legend’s greatest performing studio effort since 2016’s Pure & Easy peaked at No. 2.
Additionally flying on the chart blast is the deluxe Scary Hours version of Drake’s former chief For All of the Canines (OVO/Republic Data). It’s set to bounce 32-4.
U.S. different rock favorites the Nationwide may rating their second high 5 album of 2023, with Snicker Observe (4AD), set for a No. 5 begin. It’s the followup to First Two Pages of Frankenstein, which entered the nationwide chart at No. 4 in Might of this yr.
Lastly, Dutch violinist and conductor André Rieu may bag his 14th high U.Okay. 10 LP with Jewels of Romance (Decca), recorded with the Johann Strauss Orchestra. It’s new at No. 8 on the Official Chart Replace.
All shall be revealed when the Official U.Okay. Albums Chart is revealed late Friday, Nov. 24.