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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
Holding Onto Strings Better Left To Fray
Imprint/Promotion Label
Wind-up
Highest ranking debut
Gains in performance

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1
Seether Holding Onto Strings Better Left To Fray Billboard Alternative Albums
Holding Onto Strings Better Left To Fray
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:
Wind-up
2
Mumford & Sons Sigh No More Billboard Alternative Albums
Sigh No More
Last
Peak
53  Weeks
3
LAST WEEK
3
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
53
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum x3
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Glassnote | Gentlemen Of The Road
3
Beastie Boys Hot Sauce Committee Part Two Billboard Alternative Albums
Hot Sauce Committee Part Two
Last
Peak
Weeks
1
LAST WEEK
1
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Capitol | Brooklyn Dust
4
Fleet Foxes Helplessness Blues Billboard Alternative Albums
Helplessness Blues
Last
Peak
Weeks
2
LAST WEEK
2
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Sub Pop
5
Danger Mouse & Daniele Luppi Starring Jack White & Norah Jones Rome Billboard Alternative Albums
Rome
Danger Mouse & Daniele Luppi Starring Jack White & Norah Jones
Last
Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
5
PEAK POSITION
1
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Capitol
6
Foo Fighters Wasting Light Billboard Alternative Albums
Wasting Light
Last
Peak
Weeks
4
LAST WEEK
4
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
RCA | Roswell
7
Florence + The Machine Lungs Billboard Alternative Albums
Lungs
Last
Peak
44  Weeks
7
LAST WEEK
5
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
44
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum x2
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Republic
8
Hollywood Undead American Tragedy Billboard Alternative Albums
American Tragedy
Last
Peak
Weeks
8
LAST WEEK
6
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
IGA | A&M/Octone
9
Moby Destroyed Billboard Alternative Albums
Destroyed
Last
Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
9
PEAK POSITION
1
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Mute | Little Idiot
10
Radiohead The King Of Limbs Billboard Alternative Albums
The King Of Limbs
Last
Peak
Weeks
9
LAST WEEK
7
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
TBD | XL/Ticker Tape
11
The Black Keys Brothers Billboard Alternative Albums
Brothers
10  Last
Peak
53  Weeks
10
LAST WEEK
8
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
53
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum x2
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Warner Bros. | Nonesuch
12
Company Of Thieves Running From A Gamble Billboard Alternative Albums
Running From A Gamble
Last
12  Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
12
PEAK POSITION
1
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Wind-up
13
Manchester Orchestra Simple Math Billboard Alternative Albums
Simple Math
Last
Peak
Weeks
5
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
5
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Sony Music | Favorite Gentleman/Columbia
14
Face To Face Laugh Now...Laugh Later Billboard Alternative Albums
Laugh Now...Laugh Later
Last
14  Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
14
PEAK POSITION
1
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
People Like You
15
Rise Against Endgame Billboard Alternative Albums
Endgame
14  Last
Peak
10  Weeks
14
LAST WEEK
13
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
10
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
IGA | DGC/Interscope
16
Skillet Awake Billboard Alternative Albums
Awake
16  Last
Peak
90  Weeks
16
LAST WEEK
16
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
90
WEEKS ON CHART

Awards
Greatest gainer this week
Gains in performance

Platinum x2
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
AG | Ardent/Fair Trade/Atlantic
17
Avenged Sevenfold Nightmare Billboard Alternative Albums
Nightmare
18  Last
Peak
41  Weeks
18
LAST WEEK
17
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
41
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Warner Bros. | Hopeless/Sire
18
Arcade Fire The Suburbs Billboard Alternative Albums
The Suburbs
15  Last
Peak
42  Weeks
15
LAST WEEK
12
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
42
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Merge
19
The Airborne Toxic Event All At Once Billboard Alternative Albums
All At Once
17  Last
Peak
Weeks
17
LAST WEEK
11
TWO WEEKS AGO
4
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
IDJMG | Majordomo/Island
20
Okkervil River I Am Very Far Billboard Alternative Albums
I Am Very Far
Last
Peak
Weeks
6
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
6
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Jagjaguwar
21
Kings Of Leon Come Around Sundown Billboard Alternative Albums
Come Around Sundown
23  Last
Peak
29  Weeks
23
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
29
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
RCA
22
The Antlers Burst Apart Billboard Alternative Albums
Burst Apart
13  Last
13  Peak
Weeks
13
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
13
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Frenchkiss
23
The Strokes Angles Billboard Alternative Albums
Angles
19  Last
Peak
Weeks
19
LAST WEEK
14
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
RCA
24
Panic! At The Disco Vices & Virtues Billboard Alternative Albums
Vices & Virtues
24  Last
Peak
Weeks
24
LAST WEEK
19
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
AG | Decaydance/Fueled By Ramen
25
OneRepublic Waking Up Billboard Alternative Albums
Waking Up
Last
Peak
25  Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
3
PEAK POSITION
25
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
IGA | Mosley/Interscope
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