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Arctic Monkeys pip The Strypes to number one

Cavan outfit just miss out on the top spot...

The Hot Press Newsdesk, 13 Sep 2013

Having drawn comparisons to the Arctic Monkeys thanks in part to their youthful musical prowess, The Strypes finally rumbled with the Sheffield crew as debut album Snapshot went head to head with latest Monkeys' effort AM.

It was a close battle but there can only be one winner in the Irish Album Chart and that honour goes to the Arctic Monkeys with AM sitting pretty at the top of the charts. Snapshot goes in straight in at #2, a fine return for a band who continue to turn heads with each passing week.

That exchange knocks Kodaline's In A Perfect World down two places to #3 while One Direction extend their hold on the top five with Up All Night and Take Me Home.

Elsewhere, Janelle Monáe's superb The Electric Lady stands out as the third-highest new entry at #7 while Nathan Carter, Ellie Goulding, Hot Press cover star Emeli Sandé and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis round out the top ten. For the full chart, click here.

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