No news is good news for the Decemberists, which, once again, is No. 1. Nos. 2, 3 and 4 (Iron And Wine, Deerhoof and Destroyer, respectively) follow suit and remain the same this week as well. Continuing in sameness news, Hip-Hop and Jazz are once again topped by Gangrene and Joe Lovano Us Five.


But the seemingly impenetrable Daft Punk was finally knocked out of RPM’s No. 1 spot, making way for the Aussies Cut Copy and the young Garifuna Aurelio, after spending two weeks in No. 2 limbo, overtakes Afrocubism atop New World. And the one-week honeymoon is over for Stratovarius, who gets knocked from the peak of Mt. Loud Rock by Abysmal Dawn. Cutesy New York dream-poppers Asobi Seksu makes a strong showing as most added.


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