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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
Memento Mori
Imprint/Promotion Label
IGA | A&M/Octone
Highest ranking debut
Gains in performance

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1
Flyleaf Memento Mori Billboard Alternative Albums
Memento Mori
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:
IGA | A&M/Octone
2
Soundtrack The Twilight Saga: New Moon Billboard Alternative Albums
The Twilight Saga: New Moon
Last
Peak
Weeks
2
LAST WEEK
2
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum
RIAA Certification

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

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
AG | lowercase people/Atlantic
4
Owl City Ocean Eyes Billboard Alternative Albums
Ocean Eyes
Last
Peak
18  Weeks
5
LAST WEEK
6
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
18
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Republic
5
Dashboard Confessional Alter The Ending Billboard Alternative Albums
Alter The Ending
Last
Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
5
PEAK POSITION
1
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
IGA | Vagrant/DGC/Interscope
6
Creed Full Circle Billboard Alternative Albums
Full Circle
Last
Peak
Weeks
4
LAST WEEK
1
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Wind-up
7
Foo Fighters Greatest Hits Billboard Alternative Albums
Greatest Hits
Last
Peak
Weeks
3
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
3
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Legacy | Roswell/RCA
8
Hollywood Undead Desperate Measures Billboard Alternative Albums
Desperate Measures
Last
Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
8
PEAK POSITION
1
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
IGA | A&M/Octone
9
Weezer Raditude Billboard Alternative Albums
Raditude
Last
Peak
Weeks
1
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
IGA | DGC/Interscope
10
Kings Of Leon Only By The Night Billboard Alternative Albums
Only By The Night
Last
Peak
60  Weeks
6
LAST WEEK
9
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
60
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum x2
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
RMG | RCA
11
Breaking Benjamin Dear Agony Billboard Alternative Albums
Dear Agony
Last
Peak
Weeks
9
LAST WEEK
8
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Hollywood
12
The Swell Season Strict Joy Billboard Alternative Albums
Strict Joy
Last
Peak
Weeks
8
LAST WEEK
4
TWO WEEKS AGO
4
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Epitaph | Anti-
13
Paramore Brand New Eyes Billboard Alternative Albums
Brand New Eyes
14  Last
Peak
Weeks
14
LAST WEEK
11
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
AG | Fueled By Ramen
14
Nickelback Dark Horse Billboard Alternative Albums
Dark Horse
16  Last
Peak
52  Weeks
16
LAST WEEK
14
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
52
WEEKS ON CHART

Awards
Greatest gainer this week
Gains in performance

Platinum x3
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Roadrunner
15
Alice In Chains Black Gives Way To Blue Billboard Alternative Albums
Black Gives Way To Blue
13  Last
Peak
Weeks
13
LAST WEEK
10
TWO WEEKS AGO
3
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Capitol | Virgin
16
Tori Amos Midwinter Graces Billboard Alternative Albums
Midwinter Graces
Last
16  Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
16
PEAK POSITION
1
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
UMRG | Republic
17
Pearl Jam Backspacer Billboard Alternative Albums
Backspacer
15  Last
Peak
Weeks
15
LAST WEEK
12
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Monkeywrench
18
Muse The Resistance Billboard Alternative Albums
The Resistance
19  Last
Peak
Weeks
19
LAST WEEK
15
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Warner Bros. | Helium-3
19
Jack Johnson En Concert Billboard Alternative Albums
En Concert
12  Last
Peak
Weeks
12
LAST WEEK
3
TWO WEEKS AGO
3
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
UMRG | Brushfire
20
Three Days Grace Life Starts Now Billboard Alternative Albums
Life Starts Now
17  Last
Peak
Weeks
17
LAST WEEK
13
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
RCA | Jive
21
Soundtrack Twilight Billboard Alternative Albums
Twilight
22  Last
Peak
54  Weeks
22
LAST WEEK
17
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
54
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum x2
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
AG | Summit/Chop Shop/Atlantic
22
Skillet Awake Billboard Alternative Albums
Awake
21  Last
Peak
12  Weeks
21
LAST WEEK
16
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
12
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum x2
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
AG | Ardent/Fair Trade/Atlantic
23
Shinedown The Sound Of Madness Billboard Alternative Albums
The Sound Of Madness
24  Last
Peak
68  Weeks
24
LAST WEEK
18
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
68
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum x2
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
AG | Atlantic
24
Kutless 77 Billboard Alternative Albums
77
25  Last
12  Peak
Weeks
25
LAST WEEK
19
TWO WEEKS AGO
12
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
EMI CMG | BEC
25
Nirvana Live At Reading Billboard Alternative Albums
Live At Reading
11  Last
11  Peak
Weeks
11
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
11
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
UMe | DGC/Geffen
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