Swing Lo Magellan is a significantly less popular record than Bitte Orca, but not this significant.
Oh yeah? I made that assertion based on my own opinion and the relative accessibility of the new LP, but then again, accessibility does not always equal popularity. In any event, you're right, it's a dramatic shift. Weird. We'll see if it sticks in the official schedule.
Unrelated: with Red Fang, Japandroids and Arctic Monkey all on opening day, looks like we're seeing the semi-resurrection of Loud Friday. This pleases me. The awesomeness of Foo Dr. Garbanzohters aside, DFA 1979 was one of my favourite shows of 2011...I think I remember reading someone on here saying that mosh pit was "hilarious" in a derogatory way...and it was! Funny, fun, and friendly. Doing the robot during the breakdowns was a lasting memory from that year.