Idles outselling the rest of the Top 5 combined in the race for the UK's Number 1 album

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Idles have stormed into the lead for this Friday's UK Number 1 album, outselling the rest of the Top 5 combined on the midweek Official Albums Chart Update.
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Powered heavily by physical sales, if the Bristolian post-punk band's maintain their momentum with third studio album Ultra Mono, it'll mark their first chart-topping album. 2018's Hyundai Mercury Prize nominated album Joy as an Act of Resistance peaked at Number 5.

In at Number 2 midweek is Prince's Sign O' The Times. The 1987 collection has been reissued with 45 unreleased tracks and is set to surpass its original Official Albums Chart peak of Number 4. We recently got the inside story on the album's creation from Prince's engineer Susan Rogers.

Fresh from winning the 2020 Hyundai Mercury Prize, Michael Kiwanuka's KIWANUKA is on course for a return to the Top 40, currently riding high at Number 3. The most downloaded album of the week so far, Michael's third studio effort reached Number 2 last November.

Geoff Taylor, Chief Executive BPI, which is also home to the Hyundai Mercury Prize, said:

"It was…
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