Attack of the killer Strokes! In one fell, uh, stroke, Angles sweeps aside Lykke Li’s Wounded Rhymes to take the No. 1 seat at Radio 200. Brooklyn’s Crystal Stilts claim the top debut as In Love With Oblivion lands neatly and No. 3 and Vivian Girls doesn’t mess around; its Polyvinyl debut, Share The Joy, climb 114 places and nestles into the No. 14 spot.
At RPM, on which Aussie band Cut Copy has dominated for an outstanding eight consecutive week, U.K. electro mastermind Bibio finally overthrows the king and takes up the helm. But this week’s cover artist, Femi Kuti reigns on high at New World. The Lagos native and son of afrobeat pioneer Fela Kuti’s album Africa For Africa moves into the top spot in just its second week at Radio. Hip-Hop, Jazz and Loud Rock don’t experience the same rumbles; Zion I And The Grouch, Tirtha and Amon Amarth remain on top.