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The chart has reported today (August 16) that the band’s latest record is outselling the rest of the top five combined. ‘Hot Fuss‘ (2005), ‘Sam’s Town‘ (2006), ‘Day & Age‘ (2008), ‘Battle Born‘ (2012), ‘Wonderful Wonderful‘ (2017) and last year’s ‘Imploding The Mirage‘ have all reached the UK top spot.
Jungle, meanwhile, are currently sat behind The Killers at Number Two for their third album ‘Loving In Stereo‘, which is their highest position to date. ‘Loving In Stereo’ is also the biggest album of the week on vinyl at present.
Elsewhere, Olivia Rodrigo’s ‘SOUR‘ is at Number Three, Billie Eilish’s ‘Happier Than Ever‘ is at Number Four, and last week’s Number One ‘We’re All Alone In This Together‘ by Dave is now at Number Five.
He told NME in this week’s Big Read cover story that a surprise, heated debate emerged in 2012 when Flowers, a devout Mormon, made an appearance on Swedish TV talk show Skavlan alongside Dawkings, Ulrika Johnson and Abba‘s Björn Ulvaeus.
A debate soon erupted in which Flowers described his faith as “a beautiful thing” and said that he “took offence” after The God Delusion writer Dawkins called Mormon Church founder Joseph Smith “a charlatan” and the religious text The Book Of Mormon “an obvious fake” before Flowers told the author to “do his research” and said his comments were “all falsehoods”.