Official Charts Analysis: Ball & Boe triumph in tight chart race

With just eight sales between the first week tallies of their last albums, it always looked as though there would be little to choose between Stereophonics' new album Scream Above The Sounds and tenor twosome Michael Ball & Alfie Boe's latest collaboration, Together Again, this week – and so it proved.

After opening up a commanding lead in early trading, Stereophonics' advantage dwindled consistently throughout the week, descending from 11,925 after two days on release to a deficit of 35 in ...

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