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“All Quiet On The Eastern Esplanade” Chart Triumph: The Libertines Claim Their First UK Number 1 Album in Two Decades

by Jonathan Currinn
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The Libertines are back on top with their latest album “All Quiet On The Eastern Esplanade”, landing their first Number 1 spot on the UK Official Albums Chart in two decades. This achievement marks a significant milestone for the London-formed rock outfit, which consists of Carl Barât, Pete Doherty, John Hassall, and Gary Powell.

“All Quiet On The Eastern Esplanade” joins the ranks of The Libertines’ chart-topping albums, alongside their 2004 release “The Libertines”. The band has also seen success with previous albums like “Up The Bracket” (2002), “Time For Heroes – The Best Of The Libertines” (2007), and “Anthems For Doomed Youth” (2015), all of which contributed to their enduring popularity.

In addition to claiming the top spot on the Official Albums Chart, The Libertines’ latest work also dominated in other chart categories. It emerged as the top-selling vinyl album of the week, leading the Official Vinyl Albums Chart, and garnered significant support from UK independent record stores, securing the Number 1 position on the Official Record Store Chart.

Reflecting on their achievement, The Libertines shared their excitement and gratitude exclusively with the Official Charts Company, stating, “We are all of us in the gutter, but today we’re looking at the stars! Thanks for the love. We need it.”

This week’s chart also saw other notable placements. Beyoncé’s “COWBOY CARTER”, which made history last week as the first country album by a black artist to top the Official Albums Chart, slipped to Number 2. Meanwhile, breakout band The K’s made a strong debut at Number 3 with their album “I Wonder If The World Knows?”, expressing heartfelt appreciation to their fans for their support.

Further down the Top 10, Conan Gray achieved a career milestone with “Found Heaven” at Number 4, J. Cole secured his fourth Top 10 album with “Might Delete Later” at Number 7, and Feeder’s “Black/Red” entered at Number 8, marking their 11th Top 10 album.

Official album artwork for The Libertines' album "All Quiet On The Eastern Esplanade" which shows a woman in a blue dress and a white cardigan that matches her hat, standing on a side street with various other women around her, from different walks of life.

Among other new entries in the Top 40, Vampire Weekend’s “Only God Was Above Us” debuted at Number 11, The Black Keys’ “Ohio Players” landed at Number 13, and Benson Boone’s debut album “Fireworks & Rollerblades” arrived at Number 16.

Texan trio Khruangbin and British grime-punk duo Bob Vylan also saw success with their albums “A LA SALA” at Number 18 and “Humble As The Sun” at Number 22, respectively. Bryson Tiller rounded off the new entries with his self-titled album at Number 34, marking his third UK Top 40 record.

You can view the full UK Official Albums Chart on the Official Charts Company website. Who will top the chart next?

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