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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
3
WEEKS AT NO. 1
3
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
1
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
3
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
50  Weeks
2
LAST WEEK
2
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
50
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum x3
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Glassnote | Gentlemen Of The Road
3
Explosions In The Sky Take Care, Take Care, Take Care Billboard Alternative Albums
Take Care, Take Care, Take Care
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:
Temporary Residence
4
The Airborne Toxic Event All At Once Billboard Alternative Albums
All At Once
Last
Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
4
PEAK POSITION
1
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
IDJMG | Majordomo/Island
5
Hollywood Undead American Tragedy Billboard Alternative Albums
American Tragedy
Last
Peak
Weeks
4
LAST WEEK
4
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
IGA | A&M/Octone
6
Silverstein Rescue Billboard Alternative Albums
Rescue
Last
Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
6
PEAK POSITION
1
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Hopeless
7
Florence + The Machine Lungs Billboard Alternative Albums
Lungs
Last
Peak
41  Weeks
6
LAST WEEK
9
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
41
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Platinum x2
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Republic
8
Radiohead The King Of Limbs Billboard Alternative Albums
The King Of Limbs
Last
Peak
Weeks
5
LAST WEEK
5
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
TBD | XL/Ticker Tape
9
The Black Keys Brothers Billboard Alternative Albums
Brothers
Last
Peak
50  Weeks
8
LAST WEEK
12
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
50
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum x2
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Warner Bros. | Nonesuch
10
Gorillaz The Fall Billboard Alternative Albums
The Fall
Last
Peak
Weeks
3
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
3
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Capitol | Virgin
11
TV On The Radio Nine Types Of Light Billboard Alternative Albums
Nine Types Of Light
Last
Peak
Weeks
7
LAST WEEK
3
TWO WEEKS AGO
3
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
IGA | Interscope
12
The Strokes Angles Billboard Alternative Albums
Angles
Last
Peak
Weeks
9
LAST WEEK
8
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
RCA
13
Arcade Fire The Suburbs Billboard Alternative Albums
The Suburbs
11  Last
Peak
39  Weeks
11
LAST WEEK
14
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
39
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Merge
14
Rise Against Endgame Billboard Alternative Albums
Endgame
10  Last
Peak
Weeks
10
LAST WEEK
11
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
IGA | DGC/Interscope
15
Yellowcard When You're Through Thinking, Say Yes Billboard Alternative Albums
When You're Through Thinking, Say Yes
Last
Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
5
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Hopeless
16
Skillet Awake Billboard Alternative Albums
Awake
12  Last
Peak
87  Weeks
12
LAST WEEK
18
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
87
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum x2
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
AG | Ardent/Fair Trade/Atlantic
17
The Decemberists The King Is Dead Billboard Alternative Albums
The King Is Dead
18  Last
Peak
15  Weeks
18
LAST WEEK
20
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
15
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Capitol
18
Memphis May Fire The Hollow Billboard Alternative Albums
The Hollow
Last
18  Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
18
PEAK POSITION
1
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Rise
19
Panic! At The Disco Vices & Virtues Billboard Alternative Albums
Vices & Virtues
13  Last
Peak
Weeks
13
LAST WEEK
17
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
AG | Decaydance/Fueled By Ramen
20
The Downtown Fiction Let's Be Animals Billboard Alternative Albums
Let's Be Animals
Last
20  Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
20
PEAK POSITION
1
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Photo Finish
21
Panda Bear Tomboy Billboard Alternative Albums
Tomboy
15  Last
Peak
Weeks
15
LAST WEEK
6
TWO WEEKS AGO
6
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Paw Tracks
22
Foo Fighters Greatest Hits Billboard Alternative Albums
Greatest Hits
14  Last
Peak
23  Weeks
14
LAST WEEK
7
TWO WEEKS AGO
3
PEAK POSITION
23
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Legacy | Roswell/RCA
23
Avenged Sevenfold Nightmare Billboard Alternative Albums
Nightmare
23  Last
Peak
38  Weeks
23
LAST WEEK
24
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
38
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Warner Bros. | Hopeless/Sire
24
tUnE-YaRdS W H O K I L L Billboard Alternative Albums
W H O K I L L
19  Last
19  Peak
Weeks
19
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
19
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
4AD
25
Linkin Park A Thousand Suns Billboard Alternative Albums
A Thousand Suns
21  Last
Peak
33  Weeks
21
LAST WEEK
22
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
33
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Warner Bros. | Machine Shop
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