They didn't quite bail out the genre, but Fall Out Boy did their part to give it a shot in the arm with the #1 debut of their comeback album, Save Rock and Roll. The reunited emo popsters will score their second chart-topper, and first since 2007's Infinity On High, thanks to sales of 154,000, according to figures provided by Nielsen SoundScan.
The week's other big debuts came from former G.O.O.D. Music member Kid Cudi, whose Indicud had a solid bow at #2 (136,000) and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, who notched their best chart debut to date with Mosquito (#5, 38,000).
Elsewhere, Justin Timberlake's The 20/20 Experience held steady at #3 (76,000), Macklemore & Ryan Lewis jumped up seven spots to #9 with The Heist (30,000) and Paramore dropped 11 spots to #12 as sales of their self-titled album slid 77 percent in week two to 27,000.
Next week will bring new titles from Phoenix, Fantasia, Michael Buble, "X Factor" winner Tate Stevens and will.i.am.Billboard 200 charts:
1) Fall Out Boy, Save Rock &Roll (154,000)
2) Kid Cudi, Indicud (136,000)
3) Justin Timberlake, The 20/20 Experience (76,000)
4) Blake Shelton, Based on a True Story (42,000)
5) Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Mosquito (38,000)
6) The Band Perry, Pioneer (37,000)
7) Brad Paisley, Wheelhouse (34,000)
8) Lil Wayne, I Am Not a Human Being II (31,000)
9) Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, The Heist (30,000)
10) Pink, The Truth About Love (28,000)