Meanwhile, Gorillaz proved they weren’t monkeying around with their newie, Plastic Beach. The cartoon pop band’s album debuted at No. 2 after shifting 112,000 units. Jimi Hendrix’s Valleys of Neptune CD claimed fourth place with sales of 95,000. Remarkably, that is the guitar icon’s 34th posthumous album to make the charts, though it is Hendrix’s highest position since 1971’s The Cry of Love hit no. 3.
Country star Gary Allan entered at no. 5 with 65,000 sales of his CD Get Off on the Pain, while the eponymous debut from the Danger Mouse- and James Mercer-featuring Broken Bells hit the No. 7 spot after moving 49,000 copies.
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