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Madness Attains Third UK Number 1 Album with “Theatre of the Absurd Presents C’est La Vie”

by Jonathan Currinn
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British legends Madness have clinched their third UK Number 1 album with the release of “Theatre of the Absurd Presents C’est La Vie”. This accomplishment marks a significant milestone for the group, showcasing their enduring appeal, musical prowess, and longevity within the music industry.

The album’s ascent to the top spot on the Official Albums Chart witnessed the displacement of Taylor Swift’s “1989 (Taylor’s Version)”, which held the throne for three consecutive weeks. Notably, “Theatre of the Absurd Presents C’est La Vie” signifies Madness’ first studio album to claim the coveted Number 1 position, distinguishing itself from their prior chart-topping compilations, 1982’s “Complete Madness” and 1992’s “Divine Madness”. With this achievement, the band adds yet another feather to their cap, tallying their 20th Top 40 album and 11th Top 10 placement.

Moreover, “Theatre of the Absurd Presents C’est La Vie” also secured the top spots on both the Official Vinyl Albums Chart and the Official Record Store Chart, underscoring its resonance among music fans across various formats.

In a jubilant celebration coinciding with the reopening of HMV’s iconic flagship store on 363 Oxford Street in London – which we can’t be more ecstatic about the store returning, Madness extended their heartfelt gratitude, stating, “Thank you so much to everyone who worked with us, our record company, our management, and especially you, the fans, for making us Number 1!”

Elsewhere in the charts, Drake’s “For All the Dogs” catapulted 21 places to secure the Number 3 position after unveiling its deluxe “Scary Hours Edition” last week. Meanwhile, music icon Dolly Parton achieved her fifth Top 10 album with “Rockstar”, a compilation of rock cover versions featuring collaborations with the likes of Miley Cyrus, Sting, Paul McCartney, and Ringo Starr. Parton’s impressive debut at number 5 on the UK Albums Chart solidifies her enduring musical legacy but also continues her reign of never achieving a UK Number 1 album.

Madness’ resounding success with “Theatre of the Absurd Presents C’est La Vie” serves as a testament to their enduring influence and unwavering connection with fans, marking yet another triumphant chapter in their storied career.

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