On the “official” album charts this week, Kid Rock kicked and punched his way to No. 1. But Radiohead’s In Rainbows, which allegedly moved 1.2 million copies in its first week on e-shelves, is steamrolling the charts both in the hearts of burn-the-music-industry-down nerds and on the music-networking Web site last.fm:
To compare, the No. 11 song, “Stronger” by Kanye West, garnered 49,293 plays from 20,402 listeners in that time period. Vampire Weekend and Black Kids–this is what you, as new Internet darlings, have to measure up to! Can you handle it?