The Foo Fighters and Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, find themselves in a neck-and-neck competition for the top position on the UK album charts this week and fans on both sides are torn because every fan of either band seems to also love the other.
Last Friday (June 2), both acts released their latest albums, ‘But Here We Are’ by Foo Fighters and ‘Council Skies’ by Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds. As the midweek mark arrived, the race for the number one spot was too close to call, intensifying the anticipation surrounding which album will ultimately claim the peak position on the Official Album Chart.
At the midway point, as reported by NME, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds has surged ahead, claiming the title of the UK’s best-selling album with his fourth solo release. However, the gap between them is razor-thin, with a mere 200 units separating the two contenders. For Foo Fighters, securing the number one position would be a significant milestone in their career. Their album ‘But Here We Are’ marks their first full-length LP since the tragic loss of drummer Taylor Hawkins last year.
A triumph in this chart battle would not only symbolize their triumphant return as a full-out band, but also bolster their impressive track record of chart-topping albums, which currently stands at five, with their most recent success being 2021’s ‘Medicine At Midnight’.
If the Foo can’t pull this off, could it be symbolic of the band falling behind musically? That might be a bit of a reach, but we surely felt it would have been a landslide between the two with the Foo Fighters being the clear winner, but Noel Gallagher has also ensured to keep himself extremely relevant with the ongoing feud with his brother Liam Gallagher both on social media and on any talk show that he gets a chance to voice his opinion on.