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Bastille debut tops UK album chart

Dido
Image caption Dido's last album Safe Trip Home was released in 2008

Bad Blood, the debut album by Bastille, has topped the UK album chart in a week that sees four new entries in the Top 10.

The London-based four-piece edged out competition from Graffiti on the Train by Welsh rockers Stereophonics and last week's chart-topper, Emeli Sande.

Singer-songwriter Dido's album Girl Who Got Away - her first in five years - went in at number five.

Laura Mvula, who came fourth in the BBC's Sound of 2013, charted at nine.

The Birmingham Conservatoire graduate's vocals on her debut album Sing to the Moon were described in The Guardian's review as being "between dreaminess and righteousness".

People, Hell and Angels, rock legend Jimi Hendrix's posthumous album, sneaked into the Top 40 at number 39.

In the singles chart, Justin Timberlake has hung on to the top spot for the second week running with Mirrors.

Hawaiian singer Bruno Mars - whose album Unorthodox Jukebox climbed to number four - took the second spot with his ballad, When I Was Your Man.

Album chart-toppers Bastille - formed from a solo project by singer-songwriter Dan Smith in 2010 - saw their single Pompeii fall one place to three.

Smith said his band's number one album had left him "completely blown away", adding, "it's the most ridiculous thing I've ever heard".

Pink's Just Give Me a Reason, featuring Nate Ruess, climbed six places to four, while Macklemore and Ryan Lewis's Thrift Shop fell one place to five.

The highest new entry went to Disney Channel star Bridgit Mendler with her debut single, Ready Or Not, which entered the chart at seven.

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