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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
Blue Sky Noise
Imprint/Promotion Label
AG | Atlantic
Highest ranking debut
Gains in performance

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1
Circa Survive Blue Sky Noise Billboard Alternative Albums
Blue Sky Noise
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:
AG | Atlantic
2
Sevendust Cold Day Memory Billboard Alternative Albums
Cold Day Memory
Last
Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
1
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Warner Bros. | 7Bros/ILG/Asylum
3
MGMT Congratulations Billboard Alternative Albums
Congratulations
Last
Peak
Weeks
1
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Sony Music | Columbia
4
Kottonmouth Kings Long Live The Kings Billboard Alternative Albums
Long Live The Kings
Last
Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
4
PEAK POSITION
1
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Suburban Noize
5
Gorillaz Plastic Beach Billboard Alternative Albums
Plastic Beach
Last
Peak
Weeks
3
LAST WEEK
3
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Capitol | Virgin
6
Coheed And Cambria Year Of The Black Rainbow Billboard Alternative Albums
Year Of The Black Rainbow
Last
Peak
Weeks
2
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Sony Music | Columbia
7
Original Broadway Cast Recording American Idiot Billboard Alternative Albums
American Idiot
Last
Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
7
PEAK POSITION
1
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Warner Bros. | Reprise
8
Nickelback Dark Horse Billboard Alternative Albums
Dark Horse
Last
Peak
75  Weeks
6
LAST WEEK
5
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
75
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum x3
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Roadrunner
9
Broken Bells Broken Bells Billboard Alternative Albums
Broken Bells
Last
Peak
Weeks
5
LAST WEEK
4
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Sony Music | Columbia
10
Kate Nash My Best Friend Is You Billboard Alternative Albums
My Best Friend Is You
Last
10  Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
10
PEAK POSITION
1
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
IGA | Fiction/Geffen
11
She & Him Volume Two Billboard Alternative Albums
Volume Two
Last
Peak
Weeks
4
LAST WEEK
2
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Merge
12
Skillet Awake Billboard Alternative Albums
Awake
Last
Peak
35  Weeks
7
LAST WEEK
8
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
35
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum x2
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
AG | Ardent/Fair Trade/Atlantic
13
Owl City Ocean Eyes Billboard Alternative Albums
Ocean Eyes
Last
Peak
41  Weeks
9
LAST WEEK
9
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
41
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Republic
14
Muse The Resistance Billboard Alternative Albums
The Resistance
13  Last
Peak
32  Weeks
13
LAST WEEK
14
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
32
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Warner Bros. | Helium-3
15
Kings Of Leon Only By The Night Billboard Alternative Albums
Only By The Night
10  Last
Peak
83  Weeks
10
LAST WEEK
11
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
83
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum x2
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
RMG | RCA
16
Breaking Benjamin Dear Agony Billboard Alternative Albums
Dear Agony
12  Last
Peak
30  Weeks
12
LAST WEEK
15
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
30
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Hollywood
17
Phoenix Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix Billboard Alternative Albums
Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix
16  Last
Peak
41  Weeks
16
LAST WEEK
18
TWO WEEKS AGO
4
PEAK POSITION
41
WEEKS ON CHART

Awards
Greatest gainer this week
Gains in performance

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Glassnote | Loyaute
18
Caribou Swim Billboard Alternative Albums
Swim
Last
18  Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
18
PEAK POSITION
1
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Merge
19
Soundtrack The Twilight Saga: New Moon Billboard Alternative Albums
The Twilight Saga: New Moon
Last
Peak
28  Weeks
8
LAST WEEK
7
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
28
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
AG | Summit/Chop Shop/Atlantic
20
Vampire Weekend Contra Billboard Alternative Albums
Contra
14  Last
Peak
15  Weeks
14
LAST WEEK
12
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
15
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
XL
21
Shinedown The Sound Of Madness Billboard Alternative Albums
The Sound Of Madness
17  Last
Peak
91  Weeks
17
LAST WEEK
16
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
91
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum x2
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
AG | Atlantic
22
Gogol Bordello Trans-Continental Hustle Billboard Alternative Albums
Trans-Continental Hustle
Last
22  Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
22
PEAK POSITION
1
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
American
23
Jonsi Go Billboard Alternative Albums
Go
11  Last
Peak
Weeks
11
LAST WEEK
1
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
XL
24
The xx xx Billboard Alternative Albums
xx
22  Last
21  Peak
Weeks
22
LAST WEEK
25
TWO WEEKS AGO
21
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Young Turks
25
Soundtrack Twilight Billboard Alternative Albums
Twilight
18  Last
Peak
77  Weeks
18
LAST WEEK
17
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
77
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum x2
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
AG | Summit/Chop Shop/Atlantic
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