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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
Nothing Personal
Imprint/Promotion Label
Hopeless
Highest ranking debut
Gains in performance

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1
All Time Low Nothing Personal Billboard Alternative Albums
Nothing Personal
Last
Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
1
WEEKS ON CHART

Awards
Highest ranking debut
Gains in performance

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Hopeless
2
Wilco Wilco (The Album) Billboard Alternative Albums
Wilco (The Album)
Last
Peak
Weeks
1
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Warner Bros. | Nonesuch
3
Kings Of Leon Only By The Night Billboard Alternative Albums
Only By The Night
Last
Peak
42  Weeks
4
LAST WEEK
4
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
42
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum x2
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
RMG | RCA
4
Green Day 21st Century Breakdown Billboard Alternative Albums
21st Century Breakdown
Last
Peak
Weeks
6
LAST WEEK
5
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Warner Bros. | Reprise
5
Nickelback Dark Horse Billboard Alternative Albums
Dark Horse
Last
Peak
34  Weeks
7
LAST WEEK
6
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
34
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum x3
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Roadrunner
6
Dave Matthews Band Big Whiskey And The GrooGrux King Billboard Alternative Albums
Big Whiskey And The GrooGrux King
Last
Peak
Weeks
5
LAST WEEK
1
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
RMG | Bama Rags/RCA
7
Killswitch Engage Killswitch Engage Billboard Alternative Albums
Killswitch Engage
Last
Peak
Weeks
2
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Roadrunner
8
Soundtrack Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen: The Album Billboard Alternative Albums
Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen: The Album
Last
Peak
Weeks
3
LAST WEEK
2
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Warner Bros. | Reprise
9
Shinedown The Sound Of Madness Billboard Alternative Albums
The Sound Of Madness
Last
Peak
50  Weeks
9
LAST WEEK
8
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
50
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Platinum x2
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
AG | Atlantic
10
Soundtrack Twilight Billboard Alternative Albums
Twilight
10  Last
Peak
36  Weeks
10
LAST WEEK
7
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
36
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum x2
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
AG | Summit/Chop Shop/Atlantic
11
Theory Of A Deadman Scars & Souvenirs Billboard Alternative Albums
Scars & Souvenirs
11  Last
Peak
51  Weeks
11
LAST WEEK
11
TWO WEEKS AGO
5
PEAK POSITION
51
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Roadrunner | 604
12
Son Volt American Central Dust Billboard Alternative Albums
American Central Dust
Last
12  Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
12
PEAK POSITION
1
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Rounder
13
The Fray The Fray Billboard Alternative Albums
The Fray
13  Last
Peak
23  Weeks
13
LAST WEEK
12
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
23
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Sony Music | Epic
14
Various Artists Vans Warped Tour: 2009 Tour Compilation Billboard Alternative Albums
Vans Warped Tour: 2009 Tour Compilation
14  Last
14  Peak
Weeks
14
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
14
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
SideOneDummy
15
Incubus Monuments And Melodies Billboard Alternative Albums
Monuments And Melodies
12  Last
Peak
Weeks
12
LAST WEEK
9
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Sony Music | Immortal/Epic
16
Hollywood Undead Swan Songs Billboard Alternative Albums
Swan Songs
15  Last
Peak
44  Weeks
15
LAST WEEK
14
TWO WEEKS AGO
5
PEAK POSITION
44
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
IGA | A&M/Octone
17
Katy Perry One Of The Boys Billboard Alternative Albums
One Of The Boys
17  Last
Peak
56  Weeks
17
LAST WEEK
15
TWO WEEKS AGO
3
PEAK POSITION
56
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Capitol
18
Kid Rock Rock N Roll Jesus Billboard Alternative Albums
Rock N Roll Jesus
18  Last
Peak
91  Weeks
18
LAST WEEK
18
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
91
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum x3
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
AG | Top Dog/Atlantic
19
Moby Wait For Me Billboard Alternative Albums
Wait For Me
Last
Peak
Weeks
8
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
8
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Mute | Little Idiot
20
The Jayhawks Music From The North Country: The Jayhawks Anthology Billboard Alternative Albums
Music From The North Country: The Jayhawks Anthology
Last
20  Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
20
PEAK POSITION
1
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Sony Music | American
21
Phoenix Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix Billboard Alternative Albums
Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix
19  Last
Peak
Weeks
19
LAST WEEK
17
TWO WEEKS AGO
9
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Glassnote | Loyaute
22
Coldplay Viva La Vida or Death And All His Friends Billboard Alternative Albums
Viva La Vida or Death And All His Friends
22  Last
Peak
56  Weeks
22
LAST WEEK
22
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
56
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum x2
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Capitol
23
Cage The Elephant Cage The Elephant Billboard Alternative Albums
Cage The Elephant
23  Last
23  Peak
Weeks
23
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
23
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Awards
Greatest gainer this week
Gains in performance

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Jive | DSP
24
Seether Finding Beauty In Negative Spaces Billboard Alternative Albums
Finding Beauty In Negative Spaces
20  Last
Peak
51  Weeks
20
LAST WEEK
21
TWO WEEKS AGO
4
PEAK POSITION
51
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Wind-up
25
U2 No Line On The Horizon Billboard Alternative Albums
No Line On The Horizon
Last
Peak
17  Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
17
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
IGA | Island/Interscope
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