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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
4
WEEKS AT NO. 1
47
WEEKS ON CHART
Only By The Night
Imprint/Promotion Label
RCA | RMG

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1
Kings Of Leon Only By The Night Billboard Alternative Albums
Only By The Night
Last
Peak
47  Weeks
1
LAST WEEK
1
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
47
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum x2
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
RCA | RMG
2
Nickelback Dark Horse Billboard Alternative Albums
Dark Horse
Last
Peak
39  Weeks
3
LAST WEEK
2
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
39
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum x3
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Roadrunner
3
Green Day 21st Century Breakdown Billboard Alternative Albums
21st Century Breakdown
Last
Peak
14  Weeks
4
LAST WEEK
4
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
14
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Reprise | Warner Bros.
4
Shinedown The Sound Of Madness Billboard Alternative Albums
The Sound Of Madness
Last
Peak
55  Weeks
5
LAST WEEK
5
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
55
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum x2
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Atlantic | AG
5
The Fray The Fray Billboard Alternative Albums
The Fray
14  Last
Peak
28  Weeks
14
LAST WEEK
12
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
28
WEEKS ON CHART

Awards
Greatest gainer this week
Gains in performance

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Epic | Sony Music
6
Modest Mouse No One's First, And You're Next (EP) Billboard Alternative Albums
No One's First, And You're Next (EP)
Last
Peak
Weeks
2
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Epic | Sony Music
7
Dave Matthews Band Big Whiskey And The GrooGrux King Billboard Alternative Albums
Big Whiskey And The GrooGrux King
Last
Peak
11  Weeks
6
LAST WEEK
3
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
11
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Bama Rags/RCA | RMG
8
Soundtrack (500) Days Of Summer Billboard Alternative Albums
(500) Days Of Summer
Last
Peak
Weeks
9
LAST WEEK
13
TWO WEEKS AGO
8
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Fox/Sire | Warner Bros.
9
Soundtrack Twilight Billboard Alternative Albums
Twilight
Last
Peak
41  Weeks
7
LAST WEEK
6
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
41
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Platinum x2
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Summit/Chop Shop/Atlantic | AG
10
Cavo Bright Nights Dark Days Billboard Alternative Albums
Bright Nights Dark Days
Last
10  Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
10
PEAK POSITION
1
WEEKS ON CHART

Awards
Highest ranking debut
Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Reprise | Warner Bros.
11
Thrice Beggars Billboard Alternative Albums
Beggars
Last
11  Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
11
PEAK POSITION
1
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Vagrant
12
Theory Of A Deadman Scars & Souvenirs Billboard Alternative Albums
Scars & Souvenirs
Last
Peak
56  Weeks
8
LAST WEEK
8
TWO WEEKS AGO
5
PEAK POSITION
56
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
604 | Roadrunner
13
All Time Low Nothing Personal Billboard Alternative Albums
Nothing Personal
10  Last
Peak
Weeks
10
LAST WEEK
11
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Hopeless
14
Hollywood Undead Swan Songs Billboard Alternative Albums
Swan Songs
16  Last
Peak
49  Weeks
16
LAST WEEK
15
TWO WEEKS AGO
5
PEAK POSITION
49
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
A&M/Octone | IGA
15
Soundtrack Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen: The Album Billboard Alternative Albums
Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen: The Album
11  Last
Peak
Weeks
11
LAST WEEK
10
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Reprise | Warner Bros.
16
Phoenix Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix Billboard Alternative Albums
Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix
13  Last
Peak
13  Weeks
13
LAST WEEK
17
TWO WEEKS AGO
9
PEAK POSITION
13
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Loyaute | Glassnote
17
Katy Perry One Of The Boys Billboard Alternative Albums
One Of The Boys
17  Last
Peak
61  Weeks
17
LAST WEEK
14
TWO WEEKS AGO
3
PEAK POSITION
61
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Capitol
18
The Dead Weather Horehound Billboard Alternative Albums
Horehound
18  Last
Peak
Weeks
18
LAST WEEK
9
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Third Man | Warner Bros.
19
Wilco Wilco (The Album) Billboard Alternative Albums
Wilco (The Album)
12  Last
Peak
Weeks
12
LAST WEEK
7
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Nonesuch | Warner Bros.
20
Owl City Ocean Eyes Billboard Alternative Albums
Ocean Eyes
19  Last
Peak
Weeks
19
LAST WEEK
16
TWO WEEKS AGO
8
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Republic
21
Sick Puppies Tri-Polar Billboard Alternative Albums
Tri-Polar
24  Last
Peak
Weeks
24
LAST WEEK
21
TWO WEEKS AGO
9
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
RMR/Virgin | Capitol
22
U2 No Line On The Horizon Billboard Alternative Albums
No Line On The Horizon
25  Last
Peak
21  Weeks
25
LAST WEEK
23
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
21
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Island/Interscope | IGA
23
Cage The Elephant Cage The Elephant Billboard Alternative Albums
Cage The Elephant
22  Last
22  Peak
Weeks
22
LAST WEEK
22
TWO WEEKS AGO
22
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
DSP | Jive
24
Various Artists Vans Warped Tour: 2009 Tour Compilation Billboard Alternative Albums
Vans Warped Tour: 2009 Tour Compilation
15  Last
14  Peak
Weeks
15
LAST WEEK
19
TWO WEEKS AGO
14
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
SideOneDummy
25
Incubus Monuments And Melodies Billboard Alternative Albums
Monuments And Melodies
21  Last
Peak
Weeks
21
LAST WEEK
20
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Immortal/Epic | Sony Music
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