Billboard Rewards Good Music

John Prine‘s new album, Fair & Square, debuted at #2 on Billboard‘s Indie Chart and #55 on the all-encompassing Top 200 Chart. Billboard’s album charts, which include a variety of lists, are comprised from CD sales throughout the US. Prine’s album – released by his own Oh Boy label – sits on the Independent Album Chart among a whole lot of hip hop and alternative rock.

As for the Top 200 Chart, Bruce Springsteen‘s new acoustic set, Devil’s & Dust, is on top, an encouraging sign that people really would rather listen to music with substance. Unless they’re shopping at Starbuck’s. The coffee giant has banned the album from their caffeine palaces, mostly because of a content advisory earned by sexual references in the song Reno.

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