Andrew Bird and Animal Collective’s first-week sales: 25,471 and 24,684, respectively — good enough for No. 12 and 13 on the albums chart, but it seems the salad days of the Shins dropping at No. 2 are over. Still, 25K for Andy is what his label, Fat Possum, was looking for; it seems spending money on marketing still works, even in 2009. (That Bon Iver schmuck sold a bunch of copies of his new EP, too. Can he go away now?)