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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
21st Century Breakdown
Imprint/Promotion Label
Warner Bros. | Reprise
Gains in performance

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1
Green Day 21st Century Breakdown Billboard Alternative Albums
21st Century Breakdown
Last
Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
1
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Warner Bros. | Reprise
2
Soundtrack Twilight Billboard Alternative Albums
Twilight
Last
Peak
28  Weeks
2
LAST WEEK
1
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
28
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum x2
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
AG | Summit/Chop Shop/Atlantic
3
Nickelback Dark Horse Billboard Alternative Albums
Dark Horse
Last
Peak
26  Weeks
3
LAST WEEK
2
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
26
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
34  Weeks
4
LAST WEEK
3
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
34
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Platinum x2
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
RMG | RCA
5
Theory Of A Deadman Scars & Souvenirs Billboard Alternative Albums
Scars & Souvenirs
Last
Peak
43  Weeks
5
LAST WEEK
5
TWO WEEKS AGO
5
PEAK POSITION
43
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Roadrunner | 604
6
Shinedown The Sound Of Madness Billboard Alternative Albums
The Sound Of Madness
Last
Peak
42  Weeks
8
LAST WEEK
8
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
42
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Platinum x2
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
AG | Atlantic
7
Ben Harper And Relentless7 White Lies For Dark Times Billboard Alternative Albums
White Lies For Dark Times
Ben Harper And Relentless7
Last
Peak
Weeks
1
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Capitol | Virgin
8
The Fray The Fray Billboard Alternative Albums
The Fray
10  Last
Peak
15  Weeks
10
LAST WEEK
9
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
15
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Sony Music | Epic
9
U2 No Line On The Horizon Billboard Alternative Albums
No Line On The Horizon
Last
Peak
11  Weeks
6
LAST WEEK
6
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
11
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
IGA | Island/Interscope
10
Hollywood Undead Swan Songs Billboard Alternative Albums
Swan Songs
12  Last
Peak
36  Weeks
12
LAST WEEK
10
TWO WEEKS AGO
5
PEAK POSITION
36
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
IGA | A&M/Octone
11
Katy Perry One Of The Boys Billboard Alternative Albums
One Of The Boys
18  Last
Peak
48  Weeks
18
LAST WEEK
12
TWO WEEKS AGO
3
PEAK POSITION
48
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Capitol
12
Depeche Mode Sounds Of The Universe Billboard Alternative Albums
Sounds Of The Universe
Last
Peak
Weeks
7
LAST WEEK
4
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Capitol | Mute/Virgin
13
Better Than Ezra Paper Empire Billboard Alternative Albums
Paper Empire
Last
13  Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
13
PEAK POSITION
1
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Ezra Dry Goods
14
Silversun Pickups Swoon Billboard Alternative Albums
Swoon
13  Last
Peak
Weeks
13
LAST WEEK
11
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
dangerbird
15
Coldplay Viva La Vida or Death And All His Friends Billboard Alternative Albums
Viva La Vida or Death And All His Friends
14  Last
Peak
48  Weeks
14
LAST WEEK
16
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
48
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum x2
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Capitol
16
Daughtry Daughtry Billboard Alternative Albums
Daughtry
11  Last
Peak
76  Weeks
11
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
76
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum x6
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
RMG | 19/RCA
17
Kid Rock Rock N Roll Jesus Billboard Alternative Albums
Rock N Roll Jesus
15  Last
Peak
84  Weeks
15
LAST WEEK
14
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
84
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum x3
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
AG | Top Dog/Atlantic
18
Yeah Yeah Yeahs It's Blitz! Billboard Alternative Albums
It's Blitz!
16  Last
Peak
Weeks
16
LAST WEEK
13
TWO WEEKS AGO
4
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
IGA | Dress Up/DGC/Interscope
19
Talking Heads Same As It Ever Was Billboard Alternative Albums
Same As It Ever Was
Last
19  Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
19
PEAK POSITION
1
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Starbucks | Rhino Custom Products
20
Phoenix Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix Billboard Alternative Albums
Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix
Last
20  Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
20
PEAK POSITION
1
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Glassnote | Loyaute
21
Seether Finding Beauty In Negative Spaces Billboard Alternative Albums
Finding Beauty In Negative Spaces
19  Last
Peak
44  Weeks
19
LAST WEEK
17
TWO WEEKS AGO
4
PEAK POSITION
44
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Wind-up
22
The All-American Rejects When The World Comes Down Billboard Alternative Albums
When The World Comes Down
17  Last
Peak
22  Weeks
17
LAST WEEK
15
TWO WEEKS AGO
4
PEAK POSITION
22
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
IGA | Doghouse/DGC/Interscope
23
Conor Oberst And The Mystic Valley Band Outer South Billboard Alternative Albums
Outer South
Last
Peak
Weeks
9
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
9
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Merge
24
Aiden Knives Billboard Alternative Albums
Knives
Last
24  Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
24
PEAK POSITION
1
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Victory
25
Disturbed Indestructible Billboard Alternative Albums
Indestructible
23  Last
Peak
49  Weeks
23
LAST WEEK
20
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
49
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Warner Bros. | Reprise
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