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
9
WEEKS AT NO. 1
42
WEEKS ON CHART
Sigh No More
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1
Mumford & Sons Sigh No More Billboard Alternative Albums
Sigh No More
1
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
42
WEEKS ON CHART
2
Dropkick Murphys Going Out In Style Billboard Alternative Albums
Going Out In Style
Awards
Highest ranking debut
Gains in performance
3
LAST WEEK
2
PEAK POSITION
33
WEEKS ON CHART
4
Beady Eye Different Gear, Still Speeding Billboard Alternative Albums
Different Gear, Still Speeding
Gains in performance
5
Forever The Sickest Kids Forever The Sickest Kids Billboard Alternative Albums
Forever The Sickest Kids
Gains in performance
6
The Black Keys Brothers Billboard Alternative Albums
4
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
42
WEEKS ON CHART
7
Lykke Li Wounded Rhymes Billboard Alternative Albums
Wounded Rhymes
Gains in performance
8
Arcade Fire The Suburbs Billboard Alternative Albums
The Suburbs
2
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
31
WEEKS ON CHART
9
Trent Reznor And Atticus Ross The Social Network (Soundtrack) Billboard Alternative Albums
The Social Network (Soundtrack)
Trent Reznor And Atticus Ross
17
LAST WEEK
3
PEAK POSITION
11
WEEKS ON CHART

Awards
Greatest gainer this week
Gains in performance
10
Linkin Park A Thousand Suns Billboard Alternative Albums
A Thousand Suns
9
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
25
WEEKS ON CHART
11
The Decemberists The King Is Dead Billboard Alternative Albums
The King Is Dead
8
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART
12
Devotchka 100 Lovers Billboard Alternative Albums
100 Lovers
Gains in performance
13
Go Radio Lucky Street Billboard Alternative Albums
Lucky Street
Gains in performance
14
Cage The Elephant Thank You Happy Birthday Billboard Alternative Albums
Thank You Happy Birthday
13
LAST WEEK
2
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
15
Eisley The Valley Billboard Alternative Albums
The Valley
Gains in performance
16
Red Until We Have Faces Billboard Alternative Albums
Until We Have Faces
10
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART
17
Bright Eyes The People's Key Billboard Alternative Albums
The People's Key
7
LAST WEEK
3
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART
18
Sick Puppies Polar Opposite (EP) Billboard Alternative Albums
Polar Opposite (EP)
Gains in performance
19
PJ Harvey Let England Shake Billboard Alternative Albums
Let England Shake
12
LAST WEEK
6
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART
20
Kings Of Leon Come Around Sundown Billboard Alternative Albums
Come Around Sundown
14
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
20
WEEKS ON CHART
21
Alexander Alexander Billboard Alternative Albums
Alexander
Gains in performance
22
Florence + The Machine Lungs: The B-Sides (EP) Billboard Alternative Albums
Lungs: The B-Sides (EP)
Gains in performance
23
Avenged Sevenfold Nightmare Billboard Alternative Albums
19
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
32
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance
24
Skillet Awake Billboard Alternative Albums
Awake
16
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
79
WEEKS ON CHART
25
My Darkest Days My Darkest Days Billboard Alternative Albums
My Darkest Days
15
LAST WEEK
9
PEAK POSITION
24
WEEKS ON CHART
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