The band's fourth studio album became the third-fastest seller of 2012 so far, after Lana Del Rey's Born To Die and Emeli Sandé's Our Version of Events, shifting 94,000 copies in the past week.
Pink sold just under 80,000 copies of her latest LP The Truth About Love to enter at number two.
The Script fall one place to three with #3, while last week's chart-toppers The xx fall three to four with Coexist. Emeli Sandé is a non-mover at five.
Michael Jackson's posthumous 25th anniversary edition of Bad enters at six.
Coldplay's long-runner Mylo Xyloto drops three to seven, with Bob Dylan's latest The Tempest falling five to eight.
Carly Rae Jepsen's debut album Kiss is a new entry at nine. Plan B is a non-mover at ten with his iLL Manors soundtrack.
Grizzly Bear score their highest UK chart placing to date with Shields at 17, as do Band of Horses with Mirage Rock at 20.
Mumford & Sons leap 12 places to 21 with Sigh No More, ahead of the release of their second LP Babel on Monday.
Blues band Rival Sons enter at 31 with Head Down, while Bon Jovi's Richie Sambora grabs a new entry at 35 with Aftermath of the Lowdown.
Ben Folds Five scrape in at 40 with their comeback album The Sound of the Life of the Mind.
Nelly Furtado's latest album The Spirit Indestructible fails to make it into the Top 40, having been at number 34 in the midweek chart.
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Source: Official Charts Company
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