It was a slow week on the Billboard 200, where not a single album debuted in the top 10. That said, Mumford & Sons' "Babel" held on to the No. 1 slot for a fifth non-consecutive week, making it the longest-running No. 1 album by a group since 2002.
Outside the top 10 there were of some interesting movers and debuts. Let's take a look at some of them.
-- Imagine Dragons: The group's latest album, "Night Visions," keeps on profiting from its deluxe reissue on Feb. 12, as it rises 10 slots to No. 12 with 24,000 sold -- despite a 14% decline in sales. With the overall album market down by 20% this week, it still earns a bullet, as does any title with a decline of 15% or less.
-- Florida Georgia Line: As the country duo's single "Get Your Shine On" rises 20-15 on Hot Country Songs, its album "Here's to the Good Times" continues to sell well. It surpassed 300,000 in total sales a week ago and moves another 19,000 this week (down 18%). Because its sales decline is relatively small, compared to the rest of the chart, it actually moves up 29-19.
-- Buckcherry: This week, the Hot Shot Debut on the chart (the highest debut) belongs to rock band Buckcherry's "Confessions." The last time the chart welcomed a Hot Shot Debut this low (outside of the always slow post-Christmas frame) was just more than a year ago (March 3, 2012). That week, the highest debut started at No. 67.
-- Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds: The group celebrates its highest-charting album ever as "Push the Sky Away" arrives at No. 29. The band also score its best sales week (15,000). The act’s previous high water mark came with 2008's "Dig, Lazarus, Dig!!!," which debuted and peaked at No. 64 with 10,000.
-- "100 Hits 60's”: The incredibly low-priced, 100-song collection is selling for $5.99 at iTunes and $3.99 at Amazon MP3. The October 2012 release arrives with 4,000 sold at No. 98. The indie compilation (and a fairly unfamiliar label: Jb Production) seems too good to be true, as it licensed everyone from Elvis Presley, Roy Orbison and Ray Charles.
-- Eagles: Following the Showtime premiere of its documentary "History of the Eagles - Part One" (Feb. 15 and 16), two of the band’s greatest hits albums re-enter to the list. "The Very Best Of" (No. 104, up 54%) and its “Greatest Hits 1971-1975" (No. 143, up 34%) fly back this week.
-- "Sofia the First": The soundtrack to the Disney Junior animated series, featuring its star, Ariel Winter (of ABC's "Modern Family"), debuts at No. 149 with 3,000 sold. It also bows at No. 2 on Kid Albums.
-- TLC: Absent from the chart since the Jan. 11, 1997, issue, the trio's longest-charting album "CrazySexyCool" re-enters the chart at No. 176 (up 10%). The title has been discounted and promoted at mass merchants since last year. This week, it sees its best sales week (3,000; up 10%) since Christmas.