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By Tom Sinclair
Updated September 20, 2002 at 04:00 AM EDT

CMJ’S ADULT ALBUM ALTERNATIVE

1 BETH ORTON Daybreaker (Heavenly/Astralwerks) 2 MORCHEEBA Charango (Reprise) 3 FLAMING LIPS Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots (Warner Bros.) 4 spoon KILL THE MOONLIGHT (MERGE) 5 Bruce springsteen The Rising (Columbia) 6 RHETT MILLER The Instigator (Elektra) 7 KARL DENSON’S TINY UNIVERSE The Bridge (Relaxed) 8 LINDA THOMPSON Fashionably Late (Rounder) 9 KOOP Waltz for Koop (Quango/Palm Pictures) 10 BLIND BOYS OF ALABAMA Higher Ground (RealWorld)

Source: Copyright 2002 Used with permission of CMJ/CMJ.com

TOP 10 VIDEOS ON ”MTV HITS” CHANNEL

1 ”COMPLICATED” Avril Lavigne 2 ”CLEANIN OUT MY CLOSET” Eminem 3 ”ORDINARY DAY” Vanessa Carlton 4 ”LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT” Kylie Minogue 5 ”HOT IN HERRE” Nelly 6 ”JUST LIKE A PILL” Pink 7 ”I DO” 3LW 8 ”Just A Little Girl” Amy Studt 9 ”HAPPY” Ashanti 10 ”OUT OF MY HEART” BBMak

For the week of 9/02/02

WRTI (90.1 FM, PHILADELPHIA) TOP 10 JAZZ PLAYLIST

1 ”JUST FOR YOU” Charles Earland with Najee (High Note) 2 ”Block Party” Orbert Davis (3 Sixteen) 3 ”ALTER EGO” Kenny Barron Trio (Sunnyside) 4 ”THE WORLD IS A GHETTO” Sweet Baby J’ai (Sunset) 5 ”LANDMARKS LOST” Bobby Watson (Palmetto) 6 ”TWO WORLDS” El Eco (Dreambox) 7 ”TEARS OF A CLOWN” Kevin Mahogany (Telarc Jazz) 8 ”ASIA MINOR” Tom Harrell (RCA) 9 ”ANDRE’S TURN” Eric Alexander with Nicholas Payton (Milestone) 10 ”ACKNOWLEDGEMENT” Branford Marsalis (Rounder)

Week of 9/02/02

L2T ON THE ROAD: SEATTLE, WA.

EASY STREET RECORDS & COMPACT DISCS With two locations, this shop is just what you’d expect from a Pacific Northwest record store. At their flagship, in the West Seattle Junction district, customers — surprise, surprise — sip java and sample more than 600 CDs at listening stations, while the new downtown spot hosts in-stores with faves like Elvis Costello. Advertising and promotions director Matthew Gaine has a soft spot for smooth soloist Norah Jones, No. 3 on this list of Easy Street’s 10 current best-sellers: ”Her music’s all across the board and all over the place.” Much like the current Seattle scene itself.

1 LET GO Avril Lavigne (Arista) 2 ONE BEAT Sleater-Kinney (Kill Rock Stars) 3 COME AWAY WITH ME Norah Jones (Blue Note) 4 YOSHIMI BATTLES THE PINK ROBOTS The Flaming Lips (Warner Bros.) 5 THE RISING Bruce Springsteen (Columbia) 6 FROM HERE ON IN South (Kinetic) 7 20TH CENTURY BOY: THE ULTIMATE COLLECTION Marc Bolan & T. Rex (Hip-O) 8 OCTOBER ROAD James Taylor (Columbia) 9 BLACKLISTED Neko Case (Bloodshot) 10 DAYBREAKER Beth Orton (Heavenly/Astralwerks)

Week ending 7/20/02

POLLSTAR’S TOP 10 GROSSING TOURS (PER-SHOW AVERAGE GROSS)

1 EAGLES $1,169,813 2 DAVE MATTHEWS BAND $1,122,295 3 CHER $1,023,684 4 BRITNEY SPEARS $902,490 5 JOHN MELLENCAMP $568,108 6 (EMINEM) ANGER MANAGEMENT TOUR $537,050 7 CREED $521,204 8 GREEN DAY/BLINK-182 $506,214 9 RUSH $495,566 10 TOM PETTY AND THE HEARTBREAKERS $451,676

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