Well, Modest Mouse's reign of terror at the top of the Billboard Album charts was brief. We were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank did it's own sinking to #11 in its second week, getting bumped out of the way by, among others, the new #1 Tim McGraw, NOW 24, Good Charlotte, J-Lo, Young Buck (who?), and Mims (what?). The best indie/alt could show for was the Kaiser Chiefs entering at #45 with Yours Truly, Angry Mob (am I the only one lacking enthusiasm toward this album?)
Of course, this still leaves us two weeks until we can enjoy Conor Oberst perched at the top, staring down at all of creation.