Three Imaginary Girls

Seattle's Indie-Pop Press – Music Reviews, Film Reviews, and Big Fun

Here's your weekly dose of what the rest of the planet is listening to these days, and boy, it's fun!

Our friends in Maroon 5 have supplanted Linkin Park at #1, selling nearly half-a-million copies of their new collection of song It Can't be Soon for Long (oh those clever boys!). Does anyone else think that Maroon 5 sometime very stealthily became this popular? I mean I remember they had a hit, but seriously? Ah well.

I can better understand the Blizzard of Oz coming in at #3 with Black Rain. Good ol' Ozzy, still churning them out. However, what really got me excited was seeing the U.S. Department of Agriculture landing an album at #4. Yes, the U.S.D.A. has taken it to the Top 5 and now we can remember our four groups and even the food pyramid!

Some other fun things I noticed: People like the Bravery for some reason (#24), the Beach Boys are back! (#40). Dashboard Confessional is making a big chart resurgence with their now sort-of-old new album Dusk and Summer jumping from waaaay down to #53 … Any idea why this Dashboard revival folks? Did you know that Tim Armstrong (of Rancid) has a solo album? He does and it's called A Poet's Life and people bought enough copies to put it at #59 and finally, the critical favorites (well, at least right now), the National made it in all the way at #68 with Boxer. Go team!