UK alternative album downloads chart // 26th March 2012

Top 10 UK alternative music albums chart – hit list published on Monday 26th March 2012 compiled according to iTunes downloads data:

1
Artist: Coldplay
Album: Mylo Xyloto iTunes Download
Label Copyright:
2011 The copyright in this sound recording is owned by EMI Records Ltd
2
Artist: Lana Del Rey
Album: Born to Die iTunes Download
Label Copyright:
Lana Del Rey, under exclusive license to Polydor, a division of Universal Music Operations Ltd
3
Artist: The Black Keys
Album: El Camino iTunes Download
Label Copyright:
Nonesuch Records
4
Artist: Gotye
Album: Making Mirrors iTunes Download
Label Copyright:
Samples ‘n’ Seconds Records, under exclusive license to Universal Island Records, a division of Universal Music Operations Limited
5
Artist: Florence + The Machine
Album: Ceremonials iTunes Download
Label Copyright:
Universal Island Records, a division of Universal Music Operations Limited

Featuring majestic, theatrical arrangements centered on Florence Welch’s remarkable vocals, this is a bolder and more dramatic offering than their debut, Lungs. Booming percussion, strings, echoing keyboards, and big guitars create a towering platform of sound from which Welch emotes with a fury.

6
Artist: The Vaccines
Album: What Did You Expect from The Vaccines? iTunes Download
Label Copyright:
1 & 4 (P) 2010; all other tracks (P) 2011 Sony Music Entertainment UK Limited

Their brand of post-punk-rooted commercial rock fits in nicely with bands like the Strokes and Arctic Monkeys, though the Vaccines’ occasional foray into a big, fist-pumping guitar sound  might put off some stalwart indie-rockers.

7
Artist: Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds
Album: Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds iTunes Download
Label Copyright:
2011 The copyright in this sound recording is owned by Sour Mash Records Ltd

Brass, strings, Mellotron, a choir; whatever it takes is brought to sonic perfection by Gallagher’s longtime producer Dave Sardy

8
Artist: The Shins
Album: Port of Morrow iTunes Download
Label Copyright:
Columbia Records, a Division of Sony Music Entertainment

The Shins’ first studio album in five years is the first to be released through James Mercer’s own Aural Apothecary label.

9
Artist: Snow Patrol
Album: Fallen Empires iTunes Download
Label Copyright:
Polydor Ltd. (UK)

After failing to secure an international audience for nearly ten years, Snow Patrol broke into the mainstream with 2003’s Final Straw, a mega-selling album that showcased the band’s fondness for epic, melancholic rock. The group had originally stuck closer to the pop realm, releasing quirky albums that took more cues from Belle & Sebastian than Coldplay.

10
Artist: Maverick Sabre
Album: Lonely Are the Brave iTunes Download
Label Copyright:
Mercury Records Limited

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