Slowdive score top 20 place in UK album charts

Slowdive

Almost three years to the day after their comeback gig, Slowdive have scored their first top 20 album.

The band released their fourth album last week and today it’s entered the UK album charts at number 16, matching the position of The Jesus and Mary Chain’s recent album.

The album has been universally acclaimed by critics, not only is this incredibly impressive as it’s the bands first album in 22 years but also because their highest chart position previously was number 32 with Just For A Day in 1991. I can’t think of any band that has achieved this before which tells you what a great album it is.

Slowdive are currently heading to Chile to play at Fauna OtoƱo this weekend followed by a string of festival dates keeping them busy until September.

If you want more Slowdive releases, this week saw the release of two remixes of Sugar For The Pill from the album, one by Slowdive drummer Simon Scott and the other by Avalon Emerson. You can listen to both below.

You can order the album below.

Order the vinyl version here
Order the CD version here