The first official chart placing for Faith No More’s album Sol Invictus and it goes in at number 10 in Ireland on the IRMA album charts. It is quite an achievement for the album as there has been literally no promo of the record in  – no interviews, no album reviews, no scheduled concerts.

Faith No More are also number two on the independent albums chart behind Irish act Fight Like Apes.

Public broadcaster RTE reported today: “New on the album chart this week are Irish act Fight Like Apes with their self-titled release, Killers’ frontman Brandon Flowers with The Desired Effect, Paul Weller with Saturns Pattern and rap metal pioneers Faith No More with Sol Invictus.” Number one is the latest poster boy for Ireland’s own peculiar genre of faux-country, adopted Irishman Nathan Carter.

Ireland, vote yes.

Full chart

LW TW Title Artist Label W-o-C
1 1 BEAUTIFUL LIFE NATHAN CARTER DECCA 2
2 THE DESIRED EFFECT BRANDON FLOWERS VERTIGO 1
3 FIGHT LIKE APES FIGHT LIKE APES ALCOPOP 1
4 4 1989 TAYLOR SWIFT BIG MACHINE 30
2 5 WILDER MIND MUMFORD & SONS ISLAND 3
3 6 HOZIER HOZIER ISLAND 35
8 7 X ED SHEERAN ASYLUM 48
7 8 COMING UP FOR AIR KODALINE B-UNIQUE 15
9 SATURNS PATTERN PAUL WELLER PARLOPHONE 1
10     SOL INVICTUS FAITH NO MORE RECLAMATION/IPECAC 1

Indie chart

LW TW Title Artist Label W-o-C
1 FIGHT LIKE APES FIGHT LIKE APES ALCOPOP 1
2     SOL INVICTUS FAITH NO MORE RECLAMATION/IPECAC 1
3 AFTER THE SHERRY WENT ROUND ESKIES PAROCHIAL DANCEHALL 1
4 THE COLOUR OF FREEDOM KILKENNYS BEAUMEX 1
5 WHY MAKE SENSE? HOT CHIP DOMINO 1
1 6 DARLING ARITHMETIC VILLAGERS DOMINO 6
4 7 THE VICAR ST. SESSIONS VOL. 1 PAUL BRADY PROPER 4
5 8 CHASING YESTERDAY NOEL GALLAGHER’S HIGH FLYING BIRDS SOUR MASH 12
3 9 STORIES FROM THE SURFACE HAM SANDWICH ROUTE 109A 5
2 10 HAIRLESS TOYS ROISIN MURPHY PLAY IT AGAIN SAM 2