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- Posted on Mar 28th 2007 11:00AM by Spinner
After 25 years of making music, most notably throwing his career away with such U.S. chart nonstarters like Morrissey, former Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr finally scores a No. 1 in the States with Modest Mouse. The Mouse took the top spot on this week's Top 200 album chart, selling an appropriately modest 128,564 copies of 'We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank.'
Spinner's favorite drinking buddy Amy Winehouse dropped only 6% this week, selling 47,667 (versus last week's 50,888). It's a strong sign for the British neo-soul chanteuse, as her earliest U.S. supporters already owned 'Back to Black' on import for months.
With no mainstream promotion whatsoever, and releasing their 'Tempest' album on their own label, Insane Clown Posse managed to debut at No. 20 with a respectable 33,297. Maybe now they can afford to upgrade from Faygo to store brand soda pop.
If that blogger with the campaign to destroy Peter Bjorn & John was sincere about taking them down, it didn't work, as the Swedish trio's 'Writer's Block' burst onto the chart at a respectable No. 200. But if it was all just a marketing ploy, it didn't work, as the Swedish trio's 'Writer's Block' scraped the bottom of the chart at a lowly No. 200.