New Entries 20th January 2008

by MV

Next Big Thing’ Adele can now confidently remove the ‘Next’ from her epithet, as Chasing Pavements is the week’s highest new entry, arriving at number 2 a week before its physical release. It’s probably worth getting used to this, as she’s likely to be a fixture at the top end of the charts for the foreseeable future. Review to follow with this week’s physical releases shortly.

Basshunter holds on at the top for a second week, but expect that to change in seven days time. Lupe Fiasco moves up to 4, in a strong week for new releases which sees Kanye West up to 9, and Robyn‘s fantastic Be Mine! at 10. Previous single With Every Heartbeat also makes a welcome return at 39, as a consequence.

It’s also a strong week for solid indie-rock, as the Wombats move up to 13 with Moving To New York, and newcomers Courteeners make an impressive showing at 20.

Madness‘s NW5 debuts at a respectable 24, while Radiohead‘s new one disappoints (in more than one way) at 30. Probably because everyone who wants it already has it for free?

Jack Johnson’s struggles to number 60, which proves that people have at least some taste. Lightspeed Champion hits 72, and everything else fails to register.

On download watch, Kelly Rowland makes the biggest impact at 31 with upcoming release Work. Bubbling under are likely future hits from Mary J Blige, Reverend & the Makers and Duffy.