After sitting back and letting the critics handle their PR, the art rockers of Radiohead will ride a wave of critical praise to the top of the "Billboard" album chart next week.
According to sales figures released by SoundScan on Wednesday, the group's "Kid A" sold more than 207,000 copies in its first week in stores to debut at number one on next week's album chart.
Venerable singer/songwriter Paul Simon also makes a bit of a splash next week, as his first album in three years, "You're The One," sold more than 59,000 copies to debut at number 19, one notch above the latest offering from new age kingpin Yanni.
The week's other notable debuts include Guru's "Jazzmatazz, Vol. 3: Streetsoul" at 32, Travis Tritt's "Down The Road I Go" at 51, the second soundtrack CD from "Dawson's Creek" at 59, Luis Miguel's "Vivo" at 93, Robbie Williams' "Sing When You're Winning" at 110, Paul Oakenfold's "Perfecto Presents Another World" at 114, Kenny Rogers' "There
You Go Again" at 121, Indigo Girls' "Retrospective" at 128, Van Morrison and Linda Gail Lewis' "You Win Again" at 161, Death Row Records' "Too Gangsta For Radio" collection at 171, and Soul Assassins' "Soul Assassins Chapter II" at 178.