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UK album chart

NEVER MIND THE BOLLOCKS: The three additions to this week’s U.K. album chart were the chart-topping Lana Del Rey, another debut in Linkin Park and Ed Sheeran’s three-year-old first album, returning to the Top 10 on the eve of the release of his sophomore set, x. Sam Smith stayed at #3 following two week’s at #1, while Dolly Parton held onto #6, where it bowed a week ago.

Lana Del Rey, Ultraviolence (Polydor)
Linkin Park, The Hunting Party (WB)
Sam Smith
, In the Lonely Hour (Capitol)
Coldplay, Ghost Stories (Parlophone)
Kasabian, 48:13 (Columbia)
Dolly Parton, Blue Smoke: The Best of ... (Masterworks)
Paolo Nutini, Caustic Love (Atlantic)
Paloma Faith, A Perfect Contradiction (RCA)
Ed Sheeran, + (Asylum)
Passenger, Whispers (Black Crow)

Just missing the big board was last week’s #5, Jack White’s Lazaretto (XL). On the singles side, Ella Henderson’s “Ghost” (SYCO) remained at #1, followed by 5 Seconds of Summer’s debuting “Don’t Stop” (Capitol) and Sheeran’s lead single “Sing.” (6/23a)

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