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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
Sci-Fi Crimes
Imprint/Promotion Label
Sony Music | Epic
Highest ranking debut
Gains in performance

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1
Chevelle Sci-Fi Crimes Billboard Alternative Albums
Sci-Fi Crimes
Last
Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
1
WEEKS ON CHART

Awards
Highest ranking debut
Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Sony Music | Epic
2
Kings Of Leon Only By The Night Billboard Alternative Albums
Only By The Night
Last
Peak
50  Weeks
2
LAST WEEK
2
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
50
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum x2
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
RMG | RCA
3
The Used Artwork Billboard Alternative Albums
Artwork
Last
Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
3
PEAK POSITION
1
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Warner Bros. | Reprise
4
Skillet Awake Billboard Alternative Albums
Awake
Last
Peak
Weeks
1
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum x2
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
AG | Ardent/Fair Trade/Atlantic
5
Nickelback Dark Horse Billboard Alternative Albums
Dark Horse
10  Last
Peak
42  Weeks
10
LAST WEEK
4
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
42
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum x3
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Roadrunner
6
Imogen Heap Ellipse Billboard Alternative Albums
Ellipse
Last
Peak
Weeks
3
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
3
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
RMG | Megaphonic/RCA
7
Shinedown The Sound Of Madness Billboard Alternative Albums
The Sound Of Madness
11  Last
Peak
58  Weeks
11
LAST WEEK
5
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
58
WEEKS ON CHART

Awards
Greatest gainer this week
Gains in performance

Platinum x2
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
AG | Atlantic
8
Dave Matthews Band Big Whiskey And The GrooGrux King Billboard Alternative Albums
Big Whiskey And The GrooGrux King
12  Last
Peak
14  Weeks
12
LAST WEEK
7
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
14
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
RMG | Bama Rags/RCA
9
Arctic Monkeys Humbug Billboard Alternative Albums
Humbug
Last
Peak
Weeks
4
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
4
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Domino
10
Green Day 21st Century Breakdown Billboard Alternative Albums
21st Century Breakdown
14  Last
Peak
17  Weeks
14
LAST WEEK
6
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
17
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Warner Bros. | Reprise
11
Soundtrack Twilight Billboard Alternative Albums
Twilight
15  Last
Peak
44  Weeks
15
LAST WEEK
10
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
44
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum x2
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
AG | Summit/Chop Shop/Atlantic
12
Theory Of A Deadman Scars & Souvenirs Billboard Alternative Albums
Scars & Souvenirs
18  Last
Peak
59  Weeks
18
LAST WEEK
11
TWO WEEKS AGO
5
PEAK POSITION
59
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Roadrunner | 604
13
Matisyahu Light Billboard Alternative Albums
Light
Last
Peak
Weeks
6
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
6
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Sony Music | JDub/Or/Epic
14
Owl City Ocean Eyes Billboard Alternative Albums
Ocean Eyes
22  Last
Peak
Weeks
22
LAST WEEK
18
TWO WEEKS AGO
8
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Republic
15
NEEDTOBREATHE The Outsiders Billboard Alternative Albums
The Outsiders
Last
Peak
Weeks
7
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
7
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
AG | Atlantic
16
Soundtrack (500) Days Of Summer Billboard Alternative Albums
(500) Days Of Summer
19  Last
Peak
Weeks
19
LAST WEEK
9
TWO WEEKS AGO
8
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Warner Bros. | Fox/Sire
17
Third Eye Blind Ursa Major Billboard Alternative Albums
Ursa Major
13  Last
Peak
Weeks
13
LAST WEEK
1
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Mega Collider
18
The Fray The Fray Billboard Alternative Albums
The Fray
21  Last
Peak
31  Weeks
21
LAST WEEK
14
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
31
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Sony Music | Epic
19
Hollywood Undead Swan Songs Billboard Alternative Albums
Swan Songs
24  Last
Peak
52  Weeks
24
LAST WEEK
17
TWO WEEKS AGO
5
PEAK POSITION
52
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
IGA | A&M/Octone
20
Ingrid Michaelson Everybody Billboard Alternative Albums
Everybody
Last
Peak
Weeks
5
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
5
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
UMRG | Cabin 24/Original Signal/Universal Motown
21
Collective Soul Collective Soul Billboard Alternative Albums
Collective Soul
Last
Peak
Weeks
8
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
8
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Roadrunner | El/Loud & Proud
22
Wilco Wilco (The Album) Billboard Alternative Albums
Wilco (The Album)
17  Last
Peak
10  Weeks
17
LAST WEEK
16
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
10
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Warner Bros. | Nonesuch
23
Modest Mouse No One's First, And You're Next (EP) Billboard Alternative Albums
No One's First, And You're Next (EP)
23  Last
Peak
Weeks
23
LAST WEEK
13
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Sony Music | Epic
24
Katy Perry One Of The Boys Billboard Alternative Albums
One Of The Boys
Last
Peak
63  Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
21
TWO WEEKS AGO
3
PEAK POSITION
63
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Capitol
25
Cage The Elephant Cage The Elephant Billboard Alternative Albums
Cage The Elephant
Last
22  Peak
10  Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
25
TWO WEEKS AGO
22
PEAK POSITION
10
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Jive | DSP
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