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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
Ursa Major
Imprint/Promotion Label
Mega Collider
Highest ranking debut
Gains in performance

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1
Third Eye Blind Ursa Major Billboard Alternative Albums
Ursa Major
Last
Peak
Weeks
-
PREVIOUS WEEK
-
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
1
WEEKS ON CHART

Awards
Highest ranking debut
Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Mega Collider
2
Kings Of Leon Only By The Night Billboard Alternative Albums
Only By The Night
Last
Peak
48  Weeks
1
PREVIOUS WEEK
1
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
48
WEEKS ON CHART

Awards
Greatest gainer this week
Gains in performance

Platinum x2
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
RMG | RCA
3
MuteMath Armistice Billboard Alternative Albums
Armistice
Last
Peak
Weeks
-
PREVIOUS WEEK
-
LAST WEEK
3
PEAK POSITION
1
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Warner Bros. | Teleprompt
4
Nickelback Dark Horse Billboard Alternative Albums
Dark Horse
Last
Peak
40  Weeks
3
PREVIOUS WEEK
2
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
40
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum x3
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Roadrunner
5
Shinedown The Sound Of Madness Billboard Alternative Albums
The Sound Of Madness
Last
Peak
56  Weeks
5
PREVIOUS WEEK
4
LAST WEEK
2
PEAK POSITION
56
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum x2
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
AG | Atlantic
6
Green Day 21st Century Breakdown Billboard Alternative Albums
21st Century Breakdown
Last
Peak
15  Weeks
4
PREVIOUS WEEK
3
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
15
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Warner Bros. | Reprise
7
Dave Matthews Band Big Whiskey And The GrooGrux King Billboard Alternative Albums
Big Whiskey And The GrooGrux King
Last
Peak
12  Weeks
6
PREVIOUS WEEK
7
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
12
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
RMG | Bama Rags/RCA
8
Breathe Carolina Hello Fascination Billboard Alternative Albums
Hello Fascination
Last
Peak
Weeks
-
PREVIOUS WEEK
-
LAST WEEK
8
PEAK POSITION
1
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Fearless
9
Soundtrack (500) Days Of Summer Billboard Alternative Albums
(500) Days Of Summer
Last
Peak
Weeks
9
PREVIOUS WEEK
8
LAST WEEK
8
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Warner Bros. | Fox/Sire
10
Soundtrack Twilight Billboard Alternative Albums
Twilight
Last
Peak
42  Weeks
7
PREVIOUS WEEK
9
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
42
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
12  Last
Peak
57  Weeks
8
PREVIOUS WEEK
12
LAST WEEK
5
PEAK POSITION
57
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Roadrunner | 604
12
Coldplay Viva La Vida or Death And All His Friends Billboard Alternative Albums
Viva La Vida or Death And All His Friends
Last
Peak
60  Weeks
23
PREVIOUS WEEK
-
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
60
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Platinum x2
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Capitol
13
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
PREVIOUS WEEK
6
LAST WEEK
2
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Sony Music | Epic
14
The Fray The Fray Billboard Alternative Albums
The Fray
Last
Peak
29  Weeks
14
PREVIOUS WEEK
5
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
29
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Sony Music | Epic
15
All Time Low Nothing Personal Billboard Alternative Albums
Nothing Personal
13  Last
Peak
Weeks
10
PREVIOUS WEEK
13
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Hopeless
16
Wilco Wilco (The Album) Billboard Alternative Albums
Wilco (The Album)
19  Last
Peak
Weeks
12
PREVIOUS WEEK
19
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Warner Bros. | Nonesuch
17
Hollywood Undead Swan Songs Billboard Alternative Albums
Swan Songs
14  Last
Peak
50  Weeks
16
PREVIOUS WEEK
14
LAST WEEK
5
PEAK POSITION
50
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
IGA | A&M/Octone
18
Owl City Ocean Eyes Billboard Alternative Albums
Ocean Eyes
20  Last
Peak
Weeks
19
PREVIOUS WEEK
20
LAST WEEK
8
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Republic
19
Phoenix Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix Billboard Alternative Albums
Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix
16  Last
Peak
14  Weeks
13
PREVIOUS WEEK
16
LAST WEEK
9
PEAK POSITION
14
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Glassnote | Loyaute
20
Sick Puppies Tri-Polar Billboard Alternative Albums
Tri-Polar
21  Last
Peak
Weeks
24
PREVIOUS WEEK
21
LAST WEEK
9
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Capitol | RMR/Virgin
21
Katy Perry One Of The Boys Billboard Alternative Albums
One Of The Boys
17  Last
Peak
62  Weeks
17
PREVIOUS WEEK
17
LAST WEEK
3
PEAK POSITION
62
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Capitol
22
Soundtrack Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen: The Album Billboard Alternative Albums
Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen: The Album
15  Last
Peak
Weeks
11
PREVIOUS WEEK
15
LAST WEEK
2
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Warner Bros. | Reprise
23
The Dead Weather Horehound Billboard Alternative Albums
Horehound
18  Last
Peak
Weeks
18
PREVIOUS WEEK
18
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Warner Bros. | Third Man
24
U2 No Line On The Horizon Billboard Alternative Albums
No Line On The Horizon
22  Last
Peak
22  Weeks
25
PREVIOUS WEEK
22
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
22
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
IGA | Island/Interscope
25
Cage The Elephant Cage The Elephant Billboard Alternative Albums
Cage The Elephant
23  Last
22  Peak
Weeks
22
PREVIOUS WEEK
23
LAST WEEK
22
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Jive | DSP
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