Extremely Mono by IDLES not solely delivered the Bristol band their first #1 on the Official Albums Chart upon its launch in October, but it surely grew to become the fastest-selling vinyl launch of the yr too, and a agency favorite for indie report retailer customers, ending simply forward of Yungblud to high the end-of-year Official File Retailer Chart of 2020. (See full Prime 10 beneath)
The weekly Official File Retailer Chart was launched in 2012 in partnership with File Retailer Day UK, polling 100+ of the UK’s high impartial report retailers, counting gross sales of CDs, vinyl and different codecs throughout seven days. In 2021, the Official Charts Firm reacted swiftly to arrange monitoring of residence supply gross sales for these impartial shops when many have been pressured to pivot their companies on-line in the course of the pandemic.
IDLES’ Mark Bowen reacts to the information with a video message of help for indie report retailers:
“Simply need to thank the Official Charts Firm for recognising Extremely Mono as the best album of the 21st century…that’s not true, solely joking…we’re #1 on the Official File Retailer Chart 2020 which implies that a number of those who did exit and purchase the album did so supporting their native report retailer which is one thing that’s actually essential on the minute. In case you’re going to purchase a report, help impartial native companies, they want it as a lot as doable. Due to the followers, shout out to impartial report shops. We’re high of the pops, #1 within the retailers, a wop bop a bathroom bop a lop bam increase!”