This week, The Killers frontman dominated the chart all on his own.
After taking over London in a series of gigs this week, Brandon Flowers has also conquered the UK Charts. His second solo album, The Desired Effect, now sits pretty at the top of the album chart. It was a close race between Flowers and fellow indie frontman Paul Weller, but eventually Flowers’ album finished 5,000 combined chart sales ahead of the rock veteran.
Flowers and his shiny jacket took over the UK charts this week.
Flowers played one date in Dublin and two at London’s O2 Academy in the past week. In the next few days, the tour will hit Edinburgh, Leeds and Birmingham.
Paul Weller’s Saturns Pattern, this week’s No 2, becomes the former Jam frontman’s 16th top 10 album. For Flowers, The Desired Effect is his sixth number 1, including albums with The Killers. It’s his second solo win since 2010’s Flamingo.
Last week’s No 1, Wilder Mind by Mumford & Sons, is down two places to No 3, Taylor Swift’s 1989, reaping the rewards of her a-list video for Bad Blood, is at No 4, while Sam Smith’s In The Lonely Hour completes the top 5. And that’s the UK chart this week – seriously pop dominated. It already looks like the poppy, summery tunes are moving in. And we can’t wait.