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Elbow soar into the charts at 2

The midweek chart update has shown that Adele's number 1 album, '21', has some tough competition with a massive 4 new entries in the top 10.

Shooting straight in at number 2 is Elbow, with their new record 'Build A Rocket Boys!'. Frontman Guy Garvey told the Chronicle Live that this is possibly their most honest and least stressful album to date:

"This is the first record we’ve made without some sort of financial spectre hanging over us. We weren’t writing with a collapsing record label behind us, or without a record deal, or doubts about our future."

"We’ve made all our other albums shrouded in instability, but this time we were as safe as houses and we made enough money on the last album that we’re OK for at least another couple of years."

Garvey also added:

"Whether people love it or hate it, the album’s got a platform that we’ve never had before."

Also smashing into the top ten albums chart were R.E.M. with 'Collapse Into Now' at 4, Noah And The Whale's 'Last Night On Earth' at 6 and Avril Lavigne's 'Goodbye Lullaby' at 7. Watch Elbow perform 'Open Arms' live from Blueprint Studios here: