”June-tallica” may not have the same ring as ”May-tallica,” but the vet metalists still busted out all over with St. Anger. The opening sales for their CD/DVD set were 418,000 — in a short sales week, after the release date was bumped up four days (or five, at some early-bird retailers) to help beat the Internet-leak rush. After a full week in stores, Jewel’s 0304 came in at No. 02, moving 144,000 jewel cases. Train’s work was not in vain, as My Private Nation chugged in at No. 6 with 87,000. At No. 7, Lonestar scored a not-quite-Texas-size debut with 86,000 hits CDs sold.
LAST WEEKS WEEK ON CHART
1 — METALLICA St. Anger, Elektra 1 2 — JEWEL 0304, Atlantic 1 3 2 50 CENT Get Rich or Die Tryin’, Shady/Aftermath/Interscope 18 4 3 EVANESCENCE Fallen, Wind-up 14 5 8 VARIOUS ARTISTS 2 Fast 2 Furious soundtrack, Def Jam South 2 6 — TRAIN My Private Nation, Columbia 1 7 — LONESTAR From There to Here: Greatest Hits, BNA 1 8 6 VARIOUS ARTISTS Lizzie McGuire Movie soundtrack, Walt Disney 7 9 1 LED ZEPPELIN How the West Was Won, Atlantic 2 10 4 KELLY CLARKSON Thankful, RCA/19 8 11 5 NORAH JONES Come Away With Me, Blue Note 67 12 9 CHER The Very Best of Cher, Rhino 10 13 12 LINKIN PARK Meteora, Warner Bros. 11 14 7 STAIND 14 Shades of Grey, Flip/Elektra 3 15 16 SEAN PAUL Dutty Rock, VP/Atlantic 30
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IN STORES JUNE 24
IN STORES JUNE 24
BEYONCE Dangerously In Love (Columbia) The Destiny’s Child star wrote and produced most of her solo debut. Throw your hands up at her.
MICHELLE BRANCH Hotel Paper (Maverick) Sheryl Crow is among the guests on the follow-up to 2001’s platinum The Spirit Room.
DA BRAT Limelite, Luv & Niteclubz (So So Def/Arista) The rapper covers life’s three essentials with trademark cockiness.
VARIOUS ARTISTS Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle soundtrack (Columbia) Sunny nostalgia (”I Just Want to Be Your Everything”), kitschy funk (”Wild Thing”), and a cover (Kid Rock and Nickelback do ”Saturday Night’s Alright for Fighting”).
IF YOU LIKE…
Mope-rock masters AMERICAN MUSIC CLUB and the tzoura and zourna, sip some ouzo to the strangely compelling import The Ugly American, on which ex — AMC singer MARK EITZEL reimagines his hits with Greek musicians.
THE STROKES and their New York ilk, nod your trucker-hat-wearing head along to Yes New York, a new set of tunes from NYC notables like INTERPOL, RADIO 4, the WALKMEN, and, yes, the Strokes.