The dream for No. 5 is very much alive for Foo Fighters, as the rockers take a massive lead in the U.K. chart race with Medicine at Midnight (Columbia).
The Foos’ latest studio album dropped last Friday (Feb. 5), and by midweek it’s outselling the rest of the U.K. Top 10 combined, according to the Official Charts Company
Medicine has chalked up the most physical and digital sales in the week so far, to lead the Official Chart Update. If it keeps its momentum, it’ll be the Foos’ fifth No. 1 in the U.K., following One By One (2002), Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace (2007), Wasting Light (2011) and Concrete & Gold (2017).
Coming in at No. 2 on the midweek chart is Fleet Foxes’ Shore (Anti), which spikes 68-2 following its release in physical formats last Friday. The Seattle outfit’s latest LP was a surprise-release last September, and is on track to be the folk-rockers’ third Top 3 album.
Also new and flying high is Black Country, New Road’s For The First Time (Ninja Tune). It’s the seven-piece London alternative act’s debut collection, and it starts at No. 3.
Following his spectacular halftime performance at the Super Bowl, The Weeknd’s hits release The Highlights (Republic Records/XO) bolts in at No. 5.
Also chasing Top 10 berths are folk sister act The Staves, with Good Woman (Atlantic) at No. 6; and Scottish pop/rock veterans Deacon Blue with Riding on the Tide of Love (Ear Music), new at No. 7.
Over in the U.K. singles chart race, Olivia Rodrigo maintains her lead with “Drivers License” (Interscope), which is racing to a fifth consecutive week at No. 1.
The Official U.K. Singles and Albums Charts are published late Friday local time.