Thom Yorke’s don’t-call-it-a-solo-project album, The Eraser, debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard Top 200 chart this week, moving 90,000 copies. Pretty impressive, but Yorke couldn’t topple this week’s biggest chart debut: the 22nd installment Now That’s What I Call Music, which sold about 398,000 copies. Yorke’s latest had better luck on the Top Rock Albums chart, though, where it bowed at No. 1. Elsewhere on the Top 200, Pimp C debuted at No. 3 with Pimpalation, which sold 87,000 copies, and epic U.K. rockers Muse impacted the list, opening at No. 9 with 48,000 copies.
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