- 24 Oct 14
High entries for Slipknot and Ben Howard, but they haven't outsold the Irish.
A familiar sight at the top of the Irish Albums Chart this week, as Hozier sits at No. 1 for the fifth week running.
U2's Songs Of Innocence is in third position, continuing to sell remarkably well considering the mammoth iTunes giveaway that proceeded the release. It's helping their back catalogue, too, as U218 Singles places at No. 32.
With Ed Sheeran pretty much an adopted Irishman at this stage, we're calling it a homegrown Top 3 – his x is wedged between Hozier and U2 at No. 2.
Proving their fanbase is as loyal as ever, Iowan metallers Slipknot debut at No. 4 with .5: The Gray Chapter.
Ben Howard's I Forget Where We Are rounds off the Top 5.
Plenty of new entries elsewhere: Neil Diamond's Melody Road is at No. 8, while just below the Brill Building legend is our own Paddy Casey, with his Songbook.
Jhn Spillane sees his The Man Who Came In From The Dark enters the charts at No. 14, whilst Mary Black's Down The Crooked Road is at No. 19.
For the full chart rundown, click here.