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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
2
WEEKS AT NO. 1
2
WEEKS ON CHART
Wasting Light
Imprint/Promotion Label
RCA | Roswell

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1
Foo Fighters Wasting Light Billboard Alternative Albums
Wasting Light
Last
Peak
Weeks
1
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
RCA | Roswell
2
Mumford & Sons Sigh No More Billboard Alternative Albums
Sigh No More
Last
Peak
49  Weeks
2
LAST WEEK
3
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
49
WEEKS ON CHART

Awards
Greatest gainer this week
Gains in performance

Platinum x3
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Glassnote | Gentlemen Of The Road
3
Gorillaz The Fall Billboard Alternative Albums
The Fall
Last
Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
3
PEAK POSITION
1
WEEKS ON CHART

Awards
Highest ranking debut
Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Capitol | Virgin
4
Hollywood Undead American Tragedy Billboard Alternative Albums
American Tragedy
Last
Peak
Weeks
4
LAST WEEK
2
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
IGA | A&M/Octone
5
Radiohead The King Of Limbs Billboard Alternative Albums
The King Of Limbs
Last
Peak
Weeks
5
LAST WEEK
1
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
TBD | XL/Ticker Tape
6
Florence + The Machine Lungs Billboard Alternative Albums
Lungs
Last
Peak
40  Weeks
9
LAST WEEK
7
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
40
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Platinum x2
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Republic
7
TV On The Radio Nine Types Of Light Billboard Alternative Albums
Nine Types Of Light
Last
Peak
Weeks
3
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
3
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
IGA | Interscope
8
The Black Keys Brothers Billboard Alternative Albums
Brothers
12  Last
Peak
49  Weeks
12
LAST WEEK
10
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
49
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum x2
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Warner Bros. | Nonesuch
9
The Strokes Angles Billboard Alternative Albums
Angles
Last
Peak
Weeks
8
LAST WEEK
5
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
RCA
10
Rise Against Endgame Billboard Alternative Albums
Endgame
11  Last
Peak
Weeks
11
LAST WEEK
8
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
IGA | DGC/Interscope
11
Arcade Fire The Suburbs Billboard Alternative Albums
The Suburbs
14  Last
Peak
38  Weeks
14
LAST WEEK
13
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
38
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Merge
12
Skillet Awake Billboard Alternative Albums
Awake
18  Last
Peak
86  Weeks
18
LAST WEEK
14
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
86
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Platinum x2
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
AG | Ardent/Fair Trade/Atlantic
13
Panic! At The Disco Vices & Virtues Billboard Alternative Albums
Vices & Virtues
17  Last
Peak
Weeks
17
LAST WEEK
9
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
AG | Decaydance/Fueled By Ramen
14
Foo Fighters Greatest Hits Billboard Alternative Albums
Greatest Hits
Last
Peak
22  Weeks
7
LAST WEEK
12
TWO WEEKS AGO
3
PEAK POSITION
22
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Legacy | Roswell/RCA
15
Panda Bear Tomboy Billboard Alternative Albums
Tomboy
Last
Peak
Weeks
6
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
6
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Paw Tracks
16
Wye Oak Civilian Billboard Alternative Albums
Civilian
Last
16  Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
16
PEAK POSITION
1
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Merge
17
Soundtrack Sucker Punch Billboard Alternative Albums
Sucker Punch
15  Last
Peak
Weeks
15
LAST WEEK
6
TWO WEEKS AGO
4
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
WaterTower
18
The Decemberists The King Is Dead Billboard Alternative Albums
The King Is Dead
20  Last
Peak
14  Weeks
20
LAST WEEK
18
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
14
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Capitol
19
tUnE-YaRdS W H O K I L L Billboard Alternative Albums
W H O K I L L
Last
19  Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
19
PEAK POSITION
1
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
4AD
20
The Kills Blood Pressures Billboard Alternative Albums
Blood Pressures
16  Last
Peak
Weeks
16
LAST WEEK
4
TWO WEEKS AGO
4
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Domino
21
Linkin Park A Thousand Suns Billboard Alternative Albums
A Thousand Suns
22  Last
Peak
32  Weeks
22
LAST WEEK
15
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
32
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Warner Bros. | Machine Shop
22
Kings Of Leon Come Around Sundown Billboard Alternative Albums
Come Around Sundown
21  Last
Peak
27  Weeks
21
LAST WEEK
16
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
27
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
RCA
23
Avenged Sevenfold Nightmare Billboard Alternative Albums
Nightmare
24  Last
Peak
37  Weeks
24
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
37
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Warner Bros. | Hopeless/Sire
24
The Head And The Heart The Head And The Heart Billboard Alternative Albums
The Head And The Heart
Last
24  Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
24
PEAK POSITION
1
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Sub Pop
25
R.E.M. Collapse Into Now Billboard Alternative Albums
Collapse Into Now
19  Last
Peak
Weeks
19
LAST WEEK
11
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Warner Bros.
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