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POLLY, UNSATURATED ROCK

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This week, thanks to the Fourth of July holiday, we cannot give you Billboard’s pop-music chart. Instead, we’re touring pop music’s nether regions, where Mom, Dad, and Michael Bolton fear to tread. The alternative universe has an angry queen this week: Polly Harvey, whose go-for-the-throat band, PJ Harvey, is No. 1 in the CMJ New Music Report. Here, she has bested Primus, those Lollapalooza headliners who, in the safer world of Billboard, have far outdistanced our not-so-pretty-sounding Polly. College Music Albums 1 1 PJ Harvey Rid of Me, Island/PLG 9 2 3 Porno for pyros Porno for Pyros, Warner Bros. 10 3 2 Primus Pork Soda, Interscope 12 4 7 Front 242 06:21:03:11 Up Evil, Epic 5 5 4 The Fall The Infotainment Scan, Matador/Atlantic 8 6 6 Mighty Mighty Bosstones Don’t Know How to Party, Mercury 6 7 18 Paul Westerberg 14 Songs, Sire/Reprise 3 8 13 Mercury Rev Boces, Columbia 5 9 23 Fugazi In On the Killtaker, Dischord 3 10 10 The Muffs The Muffs, Warner Bros. 8 Hard Music Albums 1 2 Stone Temple Pilots Core, Atlantic/AG 32 2 – Ozzy Osbourne Live & Loud, Epic, 1 3 1 Soundtrack Last Action Hero, Columbia 2 4 3 Anthrax Sound of White Noise, Elektra 4 5 4 Porno for Pyros Porno for Pyros, Warner Bros. 8 6 5 Aerosmith Get a Grip, Geffen 9 7 6 Soul Asylum Grave Dancers Union, Columbia 37 8 7 Pearl Jam Ten, Epic Associated 47 9 – Suicidal Tendencies Still Cyco After All These Years, Epic 1 10 10 Primus Pork Soda, Interscope 9

Jazz Albums 1 1 Joe Sample Invitation, Warner Bros. 14 2 2 Keith Jarrett Trio Bye Bye Blackbird, ECM 7 3 7 Natalie Cole Take a Look, Elektra 2 4 5 Dave Grusin Homage to Duke, GRP 5 5 3 Dianne Schuur Love Songs, GRP 7 6 4 Joe Henderson So Near, So Far, Verve 19 7 9 Roy Hargrove Of Kindred Souls, Novus 7 8 6 Joshua Redman Joshua Redman, Warner Bros. 15 9 13 Michel Camilo Rendezvous, Columbia 7 10 12 Branford Marsalis Bloomington, Columbia 5