Billboard 200 Decoder: Rise Against, Metallica, Robin Thicke


Hot Right Now: RISE AGAINST The hardcore punk band from Chicago currently occupies the number three slot on the top albums chart with their new release APPEAL TO REASON.

This proves that JOHN MCCAIN is right about one thing: Americans are angry.

So Five Minutes Ago: METALLICA Their new album DEATH MAGNETIC bowed at number one on the Billboard 200 five weeks back, giving the heavy metal rockers their fifth consecutive chart-topping debut.

This week they’re still sitting pretty at number two.

Totally Over: ROBIN THICKE The pretty boy’s SOMETHING ELSE fell out of the top 10 after spending only two weeks on the charts, suggesting that perhaps we would not be so lost without him or his annoying refusal to spell out the words in his song titles.