Pop battles indie for the albums charts crown

The girl band's new studio set has shifted almost 26,000 copies in its first day of release, while Slipway Fires sold nearer 17,000, putting it behind both Girls Aloud and Pink, whose Funhouse (LaFace) last Sunday topped the charts ahead of Snow Patrol's A Hundred Million Suns (Fiction).

Greatest hits sets from Enrique Iglesias, Cliff Richard and Status Quo are also set for new entries within the top twenty, while Grace Jones' comeback album Hurricane (Wall Of Sound) should make ...

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