The band’s ninth studio album also crowns Alternative Albums and Vinyl Albums.
Death Cab for Cutie debuts at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Rock Albums and Alternative Albums charts with Thank You For Today, which crowns the Sept. 1-dated tallies with 27,000 equivalent album units earned in the week ending Aug. 23, according to Nielsen Music.
Of that sum, 22,000 were in traditional album sales.
The album is the fourth to top both charts for the five-piece, led by frontman Ben Gibbard. Each of the band’s last four albums have ruled both rankings, starting with Narrow Stairs (May 31, 2008) and followed by Codes and Keys (June 18, 2011) and Kintsugi (April 18, 2015) prior to the arrival of Today.