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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
Full Circle
Imprint/Promotion Label
Wind-up
Highest ranking debut
Gains in performance

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1
Creed Full Circle Billboard Alternative Albums
Full Circle
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:
Wind-up
2
Soundtrack The Twilight Saga: New Moon Billboard Alternative Albums
The Twilight Saga: New Moon
Last
Peak
Weeks
1
LAST WEEK
1
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
AG | Summit/Chop Shop/Atlantic
3
Jack Johnson En Concert Billboard Alternative Albums
En Concert
Last
Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
3
PEAK POSITION
1
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
UMRG | Brushfire
4
The Swell Season Strict Joy Billboard Alternative Albums
Strict Joy
Last
Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
4
PEAK POSITION
1
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Epitaph | Anti-
5
Wolfmother Cosmic - Egg Billboard Alternative Albums
Cosmic - Egg
Last
Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
5
PEAK POSITION
1
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
IGA | Modular/DGC/Interscope
6
Owl City Ocean Eyes Billboard Alternative Albums
Ocean Eyes
Last
Peak
16  Weeks
2
LAST WEEK
7
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
16
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Republic
7
Tegan And Sara Sainthood Billboard Alternative Albums
Sainthood
Last
Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
7
PEAK POSITION
1
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Warner Bros. | Vapor/Sire
8
Breaking Benjamin Dear Agony Billboard Alternative Albums
Dear Agony
Last
Peak
Weeks
3
LAST WEEK
3
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Hollywood
9
Kings Of Leon Only By The Night Billboard Alternative Albums
Only By The Night
Last
Peak
58  Weeks
5
LAST WEEK
6
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
58
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum x2
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
RMG | RCA
10
Alice In Chains Black Gives Way To Blue Billboard Alternative Albums
Black Gives Way To Blue
Last
Peak
Weeks
6
LAST WEEK
5
TWO WEEKS AGO
3
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Capitol | Virgin
11
Paramore Brand New Eyes Billboard Alternative Albums
Brand New Eyes
Last
Peak
Weeks
7
LAST WEEK
4
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
AG | Fueled By Ramen
12
Pearl Jam Backspacer Billboard Alternative Albums
Backspacer
Last
Peak
Weeks
8
LAST WEEK
8
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Monkeywrench
13
Three Days Grace Life Starts Now Billboard Alternative Albums
Life Starts Now
Last
Peak
Weeks
9
LAST WEEK
10
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
RCA | Jive
14
Nickelback Dark Horse Billboard Alternative Albums
Dark Horse
11  Last
Peak
50  Weeks
11
LAST WEEK
14
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
50
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum x3
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Roadrunner
15
Muse The Resistance Billboard Alternative Albums
The Resistance
10  Last
Peak
Weeks
10
LAST WEEK
11
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Warner Bros. | Helium-3
16
Skillet Awake Billboard Alternative Albums
Awake
16  Last
Peak
10  Weeks
16
LAST WEEK
13
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
10
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum x2
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
AG | Ardent/Fair Trade/Atlantic
17
Soundtrack Twilight Billboard Alternative Albums
Twilight
15  Last
Peak
52  Weeks
15
LAST WEEK
17
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
52
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum x2
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
AG | Summit/Chop Shop/Atlantic
18
Shinedown The Sound Of Madness Billboard Alternative Albums
The Sound Of Madness
18  Last
Peak
66  Weeks
18
LAST WEEK
18
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
66
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum x2
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
AG | Atlantic
19
Kutless 77 Billboard Alternative Albums
77
12  Last
12  Peak
Weeks
12
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
12
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
EMI CMG | BEC
20
Flight Of The Conchords I Told You I Was Freaky (Soundtrack) Billboard Alternative Albums
I Told You I Was Freaky (Soundtrack)
Last
Peak
Weeks
4
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
4
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Sub Pop | HBO
21
Theory Of A Deadman Scars & Souvenirs Billboard Alternative Albums
Scars & Souvenirs
20  Last
Peak
65  Weeks
20
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
5
PEAK POSITION
65
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Roadrunner | 604
22
Cage The Elephant Cage The Elephant Billboard Alternative Albums
Cage The Elephant
23  Last
22  Peak
12  Weeks
23
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
22
PEAK POSITION
12
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Jive | DSP
23
Karen O And The Kids Where The Wild Things Are (Soundtrack) Billboard Alternative Albums
Where The Wild Things Are (Soundtrack)
13  Last
10  Peak
Weeks
13
LAST WEEK
12
TWO WEEKS AGO
10
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
IGA | DGC/Interscope
24
R.E.M. Live At The Olympia: In Dublin Billboard Alternative Albums
Live At The Olympia: In Dublin
Last
24  Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
24
PEAK POSITION
1
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Warner Bros.
25
The Flaming Lips Embryonic Billboard Alternative Albums
Embryonic
14  Last
Peak
Weeks
14
LAST WEEK
2
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Warner Bros.
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