ALTERNATIVE ALBUMS

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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).

The week of
New
1
WEEKS ON CHART
Plastic Beach
Highest ranking debut
Gains in performance
Play
1
Gorillaz Plastic Beach Billboard Alternative Albums
Plastic Beach
Awards
Highest ranking debut
Gains in performance
2
Broken Bells Broken Bells Billboard Alternative Albums
Broken Bells
Gains in performance
3
Soundtrack Alice In Wonderland: Almost Alice Billboard Alternative Albums
Alice In Wonderland: Almost Alice
1
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART
6
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
5
Owl City Ocean Eyes Billboard Alternative Albums
Ocean Eyes
3
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
35
WEEKS ON CHART
6
Four Year Strong Enemy Of The World Billboard Alternative Albums
Enemy Of The World
Gains in performance
7
Kings Of Leon Only By The Night Billboard Alternative Albums
Only By The Night
5
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
77
WEEKS ON CHART
8
Nickelback Dark Horse Billboard Alternative Albums
Dark Horse
4
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
69
WEEKS ON CHART
9
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club Beat The Devil's Tattoo Billboard Alternative Albums
Beat The Devil's Tattoo
Gains in performance
10
Skillet Awake Billboard Alternative Albums
Awake
9
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
29
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
11
Soundtrack Twilight Billboard Alternative Albums
Twilight
12
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
71
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
12
Breaking Benjamin Dear Agony Billboard Alternative Albums
8
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
24
WEEKS ON CHART
13
Soundtrack The Twilight Saga: New Moon Billboard Alternative Albums
The Twilight Saga: New Moon
20
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
22
WEEKS ON CHART

Awards
Greatest gainer this week
Gains in performance
14
Frightened Rabbit Winter Of Mixed Drinks Billboard Alternative Albums
Winter Of Mixed Drinks
Gains in performance
15
Muse The Resistance Billboard Alternative Albums
The Resistance
10
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
26
WEEKS ON CHART
16
Shinedown The Sound Of Madness Billboard Alternative Albums
The Sound Of Madness
11
LAST WEEK
2
PEAK POSITION
85
WEEKS ON CHART
17
Pearl Jam Backspacer Billboard Alternative Albums
Backspacer
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LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
23
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
18
Flogging Molly Live At The Greek Theatre Billboard Alternative Albums
Live At The Greek Theatre
2
LAST WEEK
2
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART
19
Phoenix Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix Billboard Alternative Albums
Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix
7
LAST WEEK
4
PEAK POSITION
35
WEEKS ON CHART
20
Isles & Glaciers The Hearts Of Lonely People Billboard Alternative Albums
The Hearts Of Lonely People
Gains in performance
21
Flyleaf Memento Mori Billboard Alternative Albums
Memento Mori
19
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
18
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
22
Alice In Chains Black Gives Way To Blue Billboard Alternative Albums
Black Gives Way To Blue
13
LAST WEEK
3
PEAK POSITION
24
WEEKS ON CHART
23
Ted Leo And The Pharmacists The Brutalist Bricks Billboard Alternative Albums
The Brutalist Bricks
Gains in performance
24
Paramore Brand New Eyes Billboard Alternative Albums
Brand New Eyes
16
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
23
WEEKS ON CHART
25
Them Crooked Vultures Them Crooked Vultures Billboard Alternative Albums
Them Crooked Vultures
15
LAST WEEK
2
PEAK POSITION
17
WEEKS ON CHART
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