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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
High Violet
Imprint/Promotion Label
4AD
Highest ranking debut
Gains in performance

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1
The National High Violet Billboard Alternative Albums
High Violet
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:
4AD
2
The Dead Weather Sea Of Cowards Billboard Alternative Albums
Sea Of Cowards
Last
Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
1
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Warner Bros. | Third Man
3
Godsmack The Oracle Billboard Alternative Albums
The Oracle
Last
Peak
Weeks
1
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Republic
4
Tenth Avenue North The Light Meets The Dark Billboard Alternative Albums
The Light Meets The Dark
Last
Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
4
PEAK POSITION
1
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
PLG | Reunion
5
Deftones Diamond Eyes Billboard Alternative Albums
Diamond Eyes
Last
Peak
Weeks
2
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Warner Bros. | Reprise
6
Bullet For My Valentine Fever Billboard Alternative Albums
Fever
Last
Peak
Weeks
4
LAST WEEK
1
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Jive
7
We Are The Fallen Tear The World Down Billboard Alternative Albums
Tear The World Down
Last
Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
7
PEAK POSITION
1
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
UMRG | Republic
8
Sleigh Bells Treats Billboard Alternative Albums
Treats
Last
Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
8
PEAK POSITION
1
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Mom + Pop | N.E.E.T.
9
Nickelback Dark Horse Billboard Alternative Albums
Dark Horse
Last
Peak
78  Weeks
7
LAST WEEK
5
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
78
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum x3
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Roadrunner
10
The New Pornographers Together Billboard Alternative Albums
Together
Last
Peak
Weeks
3
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
3
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Matador
11
Skillet Awake Billboard Alternative Albums
Awake
12  Last
Peak
38  Weeks
12
LAST WEEK
10
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
38
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Platinum x2
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
AG | Ardent/Fair Trade/Atlantic
12
MGMT Congratulations Billboard Alternative Albums
Congratulations
Last
Peak
Weeks
9
LAST WEEK
4
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Sony Music | Columbia
13
The Hold Steady Heaven Is Whenever Billboard Alternative Albums
Heaven Is Whenever
Last
Peak
Weeks
5
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
5
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Vagrant
14
Gorillaz Plastic Beach Billboard Alternative Albums
Plastic Beach
12  Last
Peak
10  Weeks
12
LAST WEEK
6
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
10
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Capitol | Virgin
15
Broken Bells Broken Bells Billboard Alternative Albums
Broken Bells
16  Last
Peak
10  Weeks
16
LAST WEEK
11
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
10
WEEKS ON CHART

Awards
Greatest gainer this week
Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Sony Music | Columbia
16
Broken Social Scene Forgiveness Rock Record Billboard Alternative Albums
Forgiveness Rock Record
Last
Peak
Weeks
6
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
6
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Arts & Crafts
17
She & Him Volume Two Billboard Alternative Albums
Volume Two
13  Last
Peak
Weeks
13
LAST WEEK
12
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Merge
18
Kings Of Leon Only By The Night Billboard Alternative Albums
Only By The Night
15  Last
Peak
86  Weeks
15
LAST WEEK
18
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
86
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum x2
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
RMG | RCA
19
Mumford & Sons Sigh No More Billboard Alternative Albums
Sigh No More
Last
19  Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
19
PEAK POSITION
1
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Platinum x3
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Glassnote | Gentlemen Of The Road
20
Paramore Brand New Eyes Billboard Alternative Albums
Brand New Eyes
21  Last
Peak
30  Weeks
21
LAST WEEK
25
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
30
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
AG | Fueled By Ramen
21
Muse The Resistance Billboard Alternative Albums
The Resistance
22  Last
Peak
35  Weeks
22
LAST WEEK
16
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
35
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Warner Bros. | Helium-3
22
Shinedown The Sound Of Madness Billboard Alternative Albums
The Sound Of Madness
20  Last
Peak
94  Weeks
20
LAST WEEK
19
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
94
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum x2
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
AG | Atlantic
23
Breaking Benjamin Dear Agony Billboard Alternative Albums
Dear Agony
18  Last
Peak
33  Weeks
18
LAST WEEK
17
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
33
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Hollywood
24
Owl City Ocean Eyes Billboard Alternative Albums
Ocean Eyes
17  Last
Peak
44  Weeks
17
LAST WEEK
15
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
44
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Republic
25
Phoenix Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix Billboard Alternative Albums
Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix
25  Last
Peak
44  Weeks
25
LAST WEEK
21
TWO WEEKS AGO
4
PEAK POSITION
44
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Glassnote | Loyaute
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