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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
Hot Sauce Committee Part Two
Imprint/Promotion Label
Capitol | Brooklyn Dust
Highest ranking debut
Gains in performance

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1
Beastie Boys Hot Sauce Committee Part Two Billboard Alternative Albums
Hot Sauce Committee Part Two
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:
Capitol | Brooklyn Dust
2
Fleet Foxes Helplessness Blues Billboard Alternative Albums
Helplessness Blues
Last
Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
1
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Sub Pop
3
Mumford & Sons Sigh No More Billboard Alternative Albums
Sigh No More
Last
Peak
51  Weeks
2
LAST WEEK
2
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
51
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum x3
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Glassnote | Gentlemen Of The Road
4
Foo Fighters Wasting Light Billboard Alternative Albums
Wasting Light
Last
Peak
Weeks
1
LAST WEEK
1
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
RCA | Roswell
5
Florence + The Machine Lungs Billboard Alternative Albums
Lungs
Last
Peak
42  Weeks
7
LAST WEEK
6
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
42
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum x2
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Republic
6
Hollywood Undead American Tragedy Billboard Alternative Albums
American Tragedy
Last
Peak
Weeks
5
LAST WEEK
4
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
IGA | A&M/Octone
7
Radiohead The King Of Limbs Billboard Alternative Albums
The King Of Limbs
Last
Peak
Weeks
8
LAST WEEK
5
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
TBD | XL/Ticker Tape
8
The Black Keys Brothers Billboard Alternative Albums
Brothers
Last
Peak
51  Weeks
9
LAST WEEK
8
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
51
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum x2
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Warner Bros. | Nonesuch
9
Shinedown Somewhere In The Stratosphere Billboard Alternative Albums
Somewhere In The Stratosphere
Last
Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
9
PEAK POSITION
1
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
AG | Atlantic
10
Explosions In The Sky Take Care, Take Care, Take Care Billboard Alternative Albums
Take Care, Take Care, Take Care
Last
Peak
Weeks
3
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
3
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Temporary Residence
11
The Airborne Toxic Event All At Once Billboard Alternative Albums
All At Once
Last
Peak
Weeks
4
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
4
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
IDJMG | Majordomo/Island
12
Arcade Fire The Suburbs Billboard Alternative Albums
The Suburbs
13  Last
Peak
40  Weeks
13
LAST WEEK
11
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
40
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Merge
13
Rise Against Endgame Billboard Alternative Albums
Endgame
14  Last
Peak
Weeks
14
LAST WEEK
10
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
IGA | DGC/Interscope
14
The Strokes Angles Billboard Alternative Albums
Angles
12  Last
Peak
Weeks
12
LAST WEEK
9
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
RCA
15
TV On The Radio Nine Types Of Light Billboard Alternative Albums
Nine Types Of Light
11  Last
Peak
Weeks
11
LAST WEEK
7
TWO WEEKS AGO
3
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
IGA | Interscope
16
Skillet Awake Billboard Alternative Albums
Awake
16  Last
Peak
88  Weeks
16
LAST WEEK
12
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
88
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum x2
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
AG | Ardent/Fair Trade/Atlantic
17
Avenged Sevenfold Nightmare Billboard Alternative Albums
Nightmare
23  Last
Peak
39  Weeks
23
LAST WEEK
23
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
39
WEEKS ON CHART

Awards
Greatest gainer this week
Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Warner Bros. | Hopeless/Sire
18
Gorillaz The Fall Billboard Alternative Albums
The Fall
10  Last
Peak
Weeks
10
LAST WEEK
3
TWO WEEKS AGO
3
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Capitol | Virgin
19
Panic! At The Disco Vices & Virtues Billboard Alternative Albums
Vices & Virtues
19  Last
Peak
Weeks
19
LAST WEEK
13
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
AG | Decaydance/Fueled By Ramen
20
Dredg Chuckles And Mr. Squeezy Billboard Alternative Albums
Chuckles And Mr. Squeezy
Last
20  Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
20
PEAK POSITION
1
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Century Media | Superball
21
Silverstein Rescue Billboard Alternative Albums
Rescue
Last
Peak
Weeks
6
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
6
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Hopeless
22
The Decemberists The King Is Dead Billboard Alternative Albums
The King Is Dead
17  Last
Peak
16  Weeks
17
LAST WEEK
18
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
16
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Capitol
23
Linkin Park A Thousand Suns Billboard Alternative Albums
A Thousand Suns
25  Last
Peak
34  Weeks
25
LAST WEEK
21
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
34
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Warner Bros. | Machine Shop
24
Panda Bear Tomboy Billboard Alternative Albums
Tomboy
21  Last
Peak
Weeks
21
LAST WEEK
15
TWO WEEKS AGO
6
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Paw Tracks
25
Shinedown The Sound Of Madness Billboard Alternative Albums
The Sound Of Madness
Last
Peak
126  Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
126
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Platinum x2
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
AG | Atlantic
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