Alternative Albums

Year-End Charts

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ALTERNATIVE ALBUMS

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

2013

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2

NIGHT VISIONS

Imagine Dragons

3

THE LUMINEERS

The Lumineers

4

SOME NIGHTS

fun.

5

THE GREAT GATSBY: MUSIC FROM BAZ LUHRMANN'S FILM

Soundtrack

8

SIGH NO MORE

Mumford & Sons

9

SAVE ROCK AND ROLL

Fall Out Boy

10

PURE HEROINE

Lorde

11

MODERN VAMPIRES OF THE CITY

Vampire Weekend

12

HAIL TO THE KING

Avenged Sevenfold

13

BOYS & GIRLS

Alabama Shakes

15

THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN: PART 2

Soundtrack

16

LIGHTNING BOLT

Pearl Jam

17

PARAMORE

Paramore

18

THE 2ND LAW

Muse

19

FROM HERE TO NOW TO YOU

Jack Johnson

20

PARADISE (EP)

Lana Del Rey

22

MECHANICAL BULL

Kings Of Leon

23

HESITATION MARKS

Nine Inch Nails

25

KING ANIMAL

Soundgarden

26

TROUBLE WILL FIND ME

The National

28

THE NEXT DAY

David Bowie

30

KOI NO YOKAN

Deftones

31

TOO WEIRD TO LIVE, TOO RARE TO DIE!

Panic! At The Disco

32

AN AWESOME WAVE

alt-J

33

THE DEVIL PUT DINOSAURS HERE

Alice In Chains

34

HEARTTHROB

Tegan And Sara

38

DOGS EATING DOGS (EP)

Blink-182

40

DELTA MACHINE

Depeche Mode

41

RELEASE THE PANIC

Red

43

BANKRUPT!

Phoenix

45

MEGALITHIC SYMPHONY

AWOLNATION

46

MAGPIE AND THE DANDELION

The Avett Brothers

47

NOTES FROM THE UNDERGROUND

Hollywood Undead

49

THE PARADIGM SHIFT

Korn