The death of the download

Formats are usually usurped by other formats. Sometimes that is down to a clear and simple advancement in quality, sometimes convenience plays a part and sometimes the industry itself accelerates the process according to its own agenda, drunkenly rushing towards ...

International Charts Analysis: Biffy Clyro still making noise on global charts

Falling 1-6 in the UK, 1-10 in Ireland and 1-11 in Germany, Scots band Biffy Clyro's seventh album Ellipsis now ...

Official Charts Analysis: Drake equals Wet Wet Wet's 15-week stint at No. 1

Drake ducks the challenge and remains top of the pecking order for a barely believable 15th consecutive week at No.1 ...
Official Charts Analysis: Michael Kiwanuka's new album Love & Hate debuts at No.1

London R&B/soul singer/songwriter Michael Kiwanuka effects the 17th change of leadership on the album chart in as many weeks, debuting atop the list with his second album, Love ...

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It's official: California is Blink 182's most successful album ever. The veteran pop/punk act's seventh album returns them to the top of the chart in their US homeland ...

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