Man­ics set to top charts for first time in 20 years

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WELSH rock band Manic Street Preach­ers could claim their first num­ber one on the UK al­bum chart in nearly two decades.

Their lat­est of­fer­ing, Re­sis­tance Is Fu­tile, looks set to claim the top spot, ac­cord­ing to the Of­fi­cial Charts Com­pany.

If the band’s al­bum, their 13th to date, can lead the way through to Fri­day, it would be their first num­ber one al­bum since This Is My Truth Tell Me Yours reached the top po­si­tion on the al­bum chart in 1998.

The Of­fi­cial Charts Com­pany says that ac­cord­ing to their lat­est “sales flash”, the Man­ics – who formed in Black­wood – are 4,000 com­bined sales ahead of The Great­est Show­man sound­track.

Aus­tralian pop star Kylie Minogue, who was last week’s num­ber one al­bum place­holder with Golden, has moved down into third po­si­tion on the al­bum chart.

> James Dean Brad­field of Manic Street Preach­ers

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