Oh, let's go with some music even though it's not Friday. This is a good one and it's not even house music.
Mumford & Sons. Babel, the roots-rock superstars' follow-up to 2010's Sigh No More (2 million in sales and counting), isn't out for another month and a half, but its pre-orders launched it to Number One this week on iTunes. We have no sales numbers, since Billboard only counts albums that are, you know, actually out, and iTunes doesn't make its weekly numbers public, but this still indicates superb demand. The band is setting up the album nicely, too; Babel's first single, "I Will Wait," made its debut at Number Four on the digital-songs chart (and Number Three on iTunes), selling 153,000. Can Babel, due out on September 25th, be the rare rock album that starts high on the charts and manages to stay there over a long period of time, Adele-style? It has a chance.