Alternative Albums

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ALTERNATIVE ALBUMS

Year-End top-selling alternative albums, ranked by sales data as compiled by Nielsen Music.

2011
1

SIGH NO MORE

Mumford & Sons

Time Machine

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2

MYLO XYLOTO

Coldplay

3

WASTING LIGHT

Foo Fighters

8

HOT SAUCE COMMITTEE PART TWO

Beastie Boys

9

COME AROUND SUNDOWN

Kings Of Leon

10

BON IVER

Bon Iver

11

THE SUBURBS

Arcade Fire

12

A THOUSAND SUNS

Linkin Park

13

THE KING IS DEAD

The Decemberists

14

HELPLESSNESS BLUES

Fleet Foxes

16

DANGER DAYS: THE TRUE LIVES OF THE FABULOUS KILLJOYS

My Chemical Romance

17

NEIGHBORHOODS

Blink-182

18

EVANESCENCE

Evanescence

19

THE KING OF LIMBS

Radiohead

21

AMERICAN TRAGEDY

Hollywood Undead

22

HOLDING ONTO STRINGS BETTER LEFT TO FRAY

Seether

25

UKULELE SONGS

Eddie Vedder

26

WHAT SEPARATES ME FROM YOU

A Day To Remember

28

THE WHOLE LOVE

Wilco

29

"IF NOT NOW, WHEN?"

Incubus

31

TIME OF MY LIFE

3 Doors Down

34

WAKING UP

OneRepublic

36

COLLAPSE INTO NOW

R.E.M.

37

ALL AMERICAN NIGHTMARE

Hinder

38

THANK YOU HAPPY BIRTHDAY

Cage The Elephant

40

MY DARKEST DAYS

My Darkest Days

41

THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN: PART 1

Soundtrack

42

SHOWROOM OF COMPASSION

Cake

43

UNTIL WE HAVE FACES

Red

44

STAIND

Staind

45

SUCKER PUNCH

Soundtrack

46

HARD TIMES AND NURSERY RHYMES

Social Distortion

47

VICE VERSES

Switchfoot

50

THE SOUND OF MADNESS

Shinedown