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Alternative Albums ranks the most popular alternative rock albums of the week, as compiled by Nielsen Music, based on multi-metric consumption (blending traditional album sales, track equivalent albums, and streaming equivalent albums).

ALTERNATIVE ALBUMS

The week of
3
WEEKS AT NO. 1
3
WEEKS ON CHART
The Fray
Imprint/Promotion Label
Epic | Sony Music

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1
The Fray The Fray Billboard Alternative Albums
The Fray
Last
Peak
Weeks
1
LAST WEEK
1
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Epic | Sony Music
2
Nickelback Dark Horse Billboard Alternative Albums
Dark Horse
Last
Peak
14  Weeks
3
LAST WEEK
2
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
14
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum x3
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Roadrunner
3
Morrissey Years Of Refusal Billboard Alternative Albums
Years Of Refusal
Last
Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
3
PEAK POSITION
1
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Attack | Lost Highway
4
Coldplay Viva La Vida or Death And All His Friends Billboard Alternative Albums
Viva La Vida or Death And All His Friends
Last
Peak
36  Weeks
2
LAST WEEK
9
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
36
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum x2
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Capitol
5
Soundtrack Twilight Billboard Alternative Albums
Twilight
Last
Peak
16  Weeks
5
LAST WEEK
4
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
16
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum x2
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Summit/Chop Shop/Atlantic | AG
6
Kings Of Leon Only By The Night Billboard Alternative Albums
Only By The Night
Last
Peak
22  Weeks
7
LAST WEEK
7
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
22
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum x2
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
RCA | RMG
7
M. Ward Hold Time Billboard Alternative Albums
Hold Time
Last
Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
7
PEAK POSITION
1
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Merge
8
Kid Rock Rock N Roll Jesus Billboard Alternative Albums
Rock N Roll Jesus
Last
Peak
72  Weeks
6
LAST WEEK
6
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
72
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum x3
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Top Dog/Atlantic | AG
9
Red Innocence & Instinct Billboard Alternative Albums
Innocence & Instinct
Last
Peak
Weeks
4
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
4
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Essential
10
Katy Perry One Of The Boys Billboard Alternative Albums
One Of The Boys
Last
Peak
36  Weeks
8
LAST WEEK
8
TWO WEEKS AGO
3
PEAK POSITION
36
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Capitol
11
The All-American Rejects When The World Comes Down Billboard Alternative Albums
When The World Comes Down
Last
Peak
10  Weeks
9
LAST WEEK
10
TWO WEEKS AGO
4
PEAK POSITION
10
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Doghouse/DGC/Interscope | IGA
12
Various Artists Dark Was The Night: A Red Hot Compilation Billboard Alternative Albums
Dark Was The Night: A Red Hot Compilation
Last
12  Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
12
PEAK POSITION
1
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Red Hot/4AD | Beggars Group
13
Hollywood Undead Swan Songs Billboard Alternative Albums
Swan Songs
11  Last
Peak
24  Weeks
11
LAST WEEK
11
TWO WEEKS AGO
5
PEAK POSITION
24
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
A&M/Octone | IGA
14
Thursday Common Existence Billboard Alternative Albums
Common Existence
Last
14  Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
14
PEAK POSITION
1
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Epitaph
15
Theory Of A Deadman Scars & Souvenirs Billboard Alternative Albums
Scars & Souvenirs
13  Last
Peak
31  Weeks
13
LAST WEEK
17
TWO WEEKS AGO
8
PEAK POSITION
31
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
604 | Roadrunner
16
Metallica Death Magnetic Billboard Alternative Albums
Death Magnetic
10  Last
Peak
24  Weeks
10
LAST WEEK
12
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
24
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum x2
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Warner Bros.
17
The Killers Day & Age Billboard Alternative Albums
Day & Age
12  Last
Peak
13  Weeks
12
LAST WEEK
13
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
13
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Island | IDJMG
18
Hinder Take It To The Limit Billboard Alternative Albums
Take It To The Limit
15  Last
Peak
16  Weeks
15
LAST WEEK
16
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
16
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Republic | UMRG
19
Franz Ferdinand Tonight: Franz Ferdinand Billboard Alternative Albums
Tonight: Franz Ferdinand
Last
Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
14
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Domino/Epic | Sony Music
20
Slipknot All Hope Is Gone Billboard Alternative Albums
All Hope Is Gone
16  Last
Peak
26  Weeks
16
LAST WEEK
18
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
26
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Roadrunner
21
Fall Out Boy Folie A Deux Billboard Alternative Albums
Folie A Deux
17  Last
Peak
10  Weeks
17
LAST WEEK
15
TWO WEEKS AGO
3
PEAK POSITION
10
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Decaydance/Fueled By Ramen/Island | IDJMG
22
Shinedown The Sound Of Madness Billboard Alternative Albums
The Sound Of Madness
23  Last
Peak
30  Weeks
23
LAST WEEK
19
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
30
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum x2
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Atlantic | AG
23
Saving Abel Saving Abel Billboard Alternative Albums
Saving Abel
22  Last
10  Peak
30  Weeks
22
LAST WEEK
21
TWO WEEKS AGO
10
PEAK POSITION
30
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Skiddco/Virgin | Capitol
24
Disturbed Indestructible Billboard Alternative Albums
Indestructible
24  Last
Peak
38  Weeks
24
LAST WEEK
23
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
38
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Reprise | Warner Bros.
25
MGMT Oracular Spectacular Billboard Alternative Albums
Oracular Spectacular
25  Last
11  Peak
22  Weeks
25
LAST WEEK
20
TWO WEEKS AGO
11
PEAK POSITION
22
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Columbia | Sony Music
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