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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
New
1
WEEKS ON CHART
Sounds Of The Universe
Imprint/Promotion Label
Mute/Virgin | Capitol
Gains in performance

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1
Depeche Mode Sounds Of The Universe Billboard Alternative Albums
Sounds Of The Universe
Last
Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
1
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Mute/Virgin | Capitol
2
Soundtrack Twilight Billboard Alternative Albums
Twilight
Last
Peak
25  Weeks
1
LAST WEEK
1
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
25
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum x2
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Summit/Chop Shop/Atlantic | AG
3
Nickelback Dark Horse Billboard Alternative Albums
Dark Horse
Last
Peak
23  Weeks
3
LAST WEEK
2
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
23
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum x3
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Roadrunner
4
Kings Of Leon Only By The Night Billboard Alternative Albums
Only By The Night
Last
Peak
31  Weeks
5
LAST WEEK
5
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
31
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Platinum x2
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
RCA | RMG
5
U2 No Line On The Horizon Billboard Alternative Albums
No Line On The Horizon
Last
Peak
Weeks
4
LAST WEEK
3
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Island/Interscope | IGA
6
Theory Of A Deadman Scars & Souvenirs Billboard Alternative Albums
Scars & Souvenirs
Last
Peak
40  Weeks
9
LAST WEEK
6
TWO WEEKS AGO
6
PEAK POSITION
40
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
604 | Roadrunner
7
Silversun Pickups Swoon Billboard Alternative Albums
Swoon
Last
Peak
Weeks
2
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
dangerbird
8
Manchester Orchestra Mean Everything To Nothing Billboard Alternative Albums
Mean Everything To Nothing
Last
Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
8
PEAK POSITION
1
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Favorite Gentleman/Canvasback/Columbia | Sony Music
9
The Fray The Fray Billboard Alternative Albums
The Fray
Last
Peak
12  Weeks
7
LAST WEEK
4
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
12
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Epic | Sony Music
10
Yeah Yeah Yeahs It's Blitz! Billboard Alternative Albums
It's Blitz!
Last
Peak
Weeks
6
LAST WEEK
7
TWO WEEKS AGO
4
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Dress Up/DGC/Interscope | IGA
11
Hollywood Undead Swan Songs Billboard Alternative Albums
Swan Songs
10  Last
Peak
33  Weeks
10
LAST WEEK
13
TWO WEEKS AGO
5
PEAK POSITION
33
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
A&M/Octone | IGA
12
Shinedown The Sound Of Madness Billboard Alternative Albums
The Sound Of Madness
11  Last
Peak
39  Weeks
11
LAST WEEK
12
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
39
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Platinum x2
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Atlantic | AG
13
Seether Finding Beauty In Negative Spaces Billboard Alternative Albums
Finding Beauty In Negative Spaces
21  Last
Peak
41  Weeks
21
LAST WEEK
23
TWO WEEKS AGO
4
PEAK POSITION
41
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Wind-up
14
Kid Rock Rock N Roll Jesus Billboard Alternative Albums
Rock N Roll Jesus
15  Last
Peak
81  Weeks
15
LAST WEEK
9
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
81
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum x3
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Top Dog/Atlantic | AG
15
Coldplay Viva La Vida or Death And All His Friends Billboard Alternative Albums
Viva La Vida or Death And All His Friends
16  Last
Peak
45  Weeks
16
LAST WEEK
15
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
45
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum x2
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Capitol
16
The All-American Rejects When The World Comes Down Billboard Alternative Albums
When The World Comes Down
13  Last
Peak
19  Weeks
13
LAST WEEK
10
TWO WEEKS AGO
4
PEAK POSITION
19
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Doghouse/DGC/Interscope | IGA
17
Papa Roach Metamorphosis Billboard Alternative Albums
Metamorphosis
12  Last
Peak
Weeks
12
LAST WEEK
8
TWO WEEKS AGO
3
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
DGC/Interscope | IGA
18
Metallica Death Magnetic Billboard Alternative Albums
Death Magnetic
14  Last
Peak
33  Weeks
14
LAST WEEK
11
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
33
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum x2
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Warner Bros.
19
Katy Perry One Of The Boys Billboard Alternative Albums
One Of The Boys
18  Last
Peak
45  Weeks
18
LAST WEEK
14
TWO WEEKS AGO
3
PEAK POSITION
45
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Capitol
20
Death Cab For Cutie TheOpenDoor EP Billboard Alternative Albums
TheOpenDoor EP
Last
Peak
Weeks
8
LAST WEEK
17
TWO WEEKS AGO
8
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Barsuk/Atlantic | AG
21
Camera Obscura My Maudlin Career Billboard Alternative Albums
My Maudlin Career
Last
21  Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
21
PEAK POSITION
1
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
4AD | Beggars Group
22
Mastodon Crack The Skye Billboard Alternative Albums
Crack The Skye
17  Last
10  Peak
Weeks
17
LAST WEEK
16
TWO WEEKS AGO
10
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Relapse/Sire/Reprise | Warner Bros.
23
Saving Abel Saving Abel Billboard Alternative Albums
Saving Abel
Last
10  Peak
36  Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
10
PEAK POSITION
36
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Skiddco/Virgin | Capitol
24
Neko Case Middle Cyclone Billboard Alternative Albums
Middle Cyclone
20  Last
Peak
Weeks
20
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Anti- | Epitaph
25
Disturbed Indestructible Billboard Alternative Albums
Indestructible
25  Last
Peak
46  Weeks
25
LAST WEEK
25
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
46
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Reprise | Warner Bros.
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