What would you say if somebody told you Dave Matthews Band's newest album outsold Bob Dylan's newest offering? Well, anything other than "that's an accurate statement" would be wrong. According to Billboard, Dave Matthews Band's Away From The World sold 156,000 more copies than Dylan's Tempest.
Away From The World is the sixth straight Dave Matthews Band album to debut at the top of the charts, but as Yahoo's Chart Watch blog notes, there are cracks in the armor. Away From The World sold 266,000 copies during its first week, a let down after the band's Big Whiskey and the GrooGrux King sold 424,000 in 2009. On the plus side, Away From The World moved more digital copies than GrooGrux King.
As for Tempest, it becomes the fifth straight Dylan album to debut in the top ten. Not that anyone should be too surprised: The 71-year-old rock star was all over the news in recent weeks thanks to a controversial interview he gave to Rolling Stone magazine. In the interview, Dylan -- who has been accused in the past of using old folk songs and hymns without crediting the original artists -- said "wussies and pussies" complain about plagiarism. He also said that America would be forever shamed because it was "founded on the backs of slaves."
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Johnny and June Carter - "It Ain't Me Babe"
All Along the Watchtower - The Jimi Hendrix Experience
Fairport Convention - "Percy's Song"
The White Stripes - "One More Cup of Coffee"
Jim James & Calexico - "Goin' To Acapulco"
The Band "When I Paint My Masterpiece"
Van Morrison and Them - "It's All Over Now Baby Blue"
Shawn Colvin - "You're Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go"
Jerry Garcia Band - "Simple Twist of Fate"
Cat Power - "Stuck Inside Mobile with the Memphis Blues Again"
George Harrison - "If Not For You"
Susan Tedeschi - "Lord Protect My Child"
Rage Against the Machine - "Maggie's Farm"
Antony & The Johnsons - "Knockin' On Heaven's Door"
The Byrds - "You Ain't Goin' Nowhere"
Buddy Miller - "With God On Our Side"
Beck - "Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat"
Patti LaBelle - "Forever Young"
Indigo Girls - "Tangled Up in Blue"
Joe Cocker - "I Shall Be Released"
The Band - "This Wheel's on Fire"
The Rolling Stones - "Like a Rolling Stone"
Elvis Costello - "I Threw It All Away"
Sixteen Horsepower - "Nobody 'Cept You"
P.J. Harvey - "Highway 61 Revisited"
Tracy Chapman - "The Times They Are A-Changin'"
Jason and the Scorchers - "Absolutely Sweet Marie"
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - "Wanted Man"
Nico - "I'll Keep It With Mine"
Doc and Merle Watson - "Don't Think Twice, It's Alright"
Sinead Lohan - "To Ramona"
Mitch Ryder - "Like a Rolling Stone"
Nina Simone "The Ballad of Hollis Brown"
Iron & Wine - "Dark Eyes"
Sam Cooke - "Blowing in the Wind"
The Black Keys - "Wicked Messenger"
Pearl Jam - "Masters of War"
Joan Baez - "Farewell Angelina"
Stephen Malkmus and The Million Dollar Bashers - "Ballad of a Thin Man"
Yo La Tengo - "Fourth Time Around"
Norah Jones - "I'll Be Your Baby Tonight"
M. Ward, Conor Oberst & Jim James "Girl From the North Country"
Bryan Ferry - "Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues"
Nick Drake - "Tomorrow Is A Long Time"
Ani DiFranco - "Hurricane"
Sufjan Stevens - "Ring Them Bells"
The Ramones - "My Back Pages"
Cowboy Junkies - "If You Gotta Go, Go Now"
The Byrds - "Mr. Tambourine Man"
Manfred Mann - "Mighty Quinn"
Rick Nelson - "She Belongs To Me"