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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
Torches
Imprint/Promotion Label
Columbia | StarTime Int'l
Highest ranking debut
Gains in performance

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1
Foster The People Torches Billboard Alternative Albums
Torches
Last
Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
1
WEEKS ON CHART

Awards
Highest ranking debut
Gains in performance

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Columbia | StarTime Int'l
2
Mumford & Sons Sigh No More Billboard Alternative Albums
Sigh No More
Last
Peak
54  Weeks
2
LAST WEEK
3
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
54
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum x3
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Glassnote | Gentlemen Of The Road
3
Seether Holding Onto Strings Better Left To Fray Billboard Alternative Albums
Holding Onto Strings Better Left To Fray
Last
Peak
Weeks
1
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Wind-up
4
Beastie Boys Hot Sauce Committee Part Two Billboard Alternative Albums
Hot Sauce Committee Part Two
Last
Peak
Weeks
3
LAST WEEK
1
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Capitol | Brooklyn Dust
5
Fleet Foxes Helplessness Blues Billboard Alternative Albums
Helplessness Blues
Last
Peak
Weeks
4
LAST WEEK
2
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Sub Pop
6
Foo Fighters Wasting Light Billboard Alternative Albums
Wasting Light
Last
Peak
Weeks
6
LAST WEEK
4
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
RCA | Roswell
7
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
5
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
5
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

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

Awards
Greatest gainer this week
Gains in performance

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
IGA | A&M/Octone
9
Florence + The Machine Lungs Billboard Alternative Albums
Lungs
Last
Peak
45  Weeks
7
LAST WEEK
7
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
45
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Platinum x2
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Republic
10
The Black Keys Brothers Billboard Alternative Albums
Brothers
11  Last
Peak
54  Weeks
11
LAST WEEK
10
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
54
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Platinum x2
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Warner Bros. | Nonesuch
11
Radiohead The King Of Limbs Billboard Alternative Albums
The King Of Limbs
10  Last
Peak
Weeks
10
LAST WEEK
9
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
TBD | XL/Ticker Tape
12
Skillet Awake Billboard Alternative Albums
Awake
16  Last
Peak
91  Weeks
16
LAST WEEK
16
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
91
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum x2
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
AG | Ardent/Fair Trade/Atlantic
13
Arcade Fire The Suburbs Billboard Alternative Albums
The Suburbs
18  Last
Peak
43  Weeks
18
LAST WEEK
15
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
43
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Merge
14
Rise Against Endgame Billboard Alternative Albums
Endgame
15  Last
Peak
11  Weeks
15
LAST WEEK
14
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
11
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
IGA | DGC/Interscope
15
Avenged Sevenfold Nightmare Billboard Alternative Albums
Nightmare
17  Last
Peak
42  Weeks
17
LAST WEEK
18
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
42
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Warner Bros. | Hopeless/Sire
16
David Bazan Strange Negotiations Billboard Alternative Albums
Strange Negotiations
Last
16  Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
16
PEAK POSITION
1
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Barsuk
17
Thurston Moore Demolished Thoughts Billboard Alternative Albums
Demolished Thoughts
Last
17  Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
17
PEAK POSITION
1
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Matador | Ecstatic Peace!
18
Friendly Fires Pala Billboard Alternative Albums
Pala
Last
18  Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
18
PEAK POSITION
1
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
XL
19
She Wants Revenge Valleyheart Billboard Alternative Albums
Valleyheart
Last
19  Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
19
PEAK POSITION
1
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
E7LG | PerfectKiss
20
OneRepublic Waking Up Billboard Alternative Albums
Waking Up
25  Last
Peak
26  Weeks
25
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
3
PEAK POSITION
26
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
IGA | Mosley/Interscope
21
Panic! At The Disco Vices & Virtues Billboard Alternative Albums
Vices & Virtues
24  Last
Peak
10  Weeks
24
LAST WEEK
24
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
10
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
AG | Decaydance/Fueled By Ramen
22
Kings Of Leon Come Around Sundown Billboard Alternative Albums
Come Around Sundown
21  Last
Peak
30  Weeks
21
LAST WEEK
23
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
30
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
RCA
23
The Airborne Toxic Event All At Once Billboard Alternative Albums
All At Once
19  Last
Peak
Weeks
19
LAST WEEK
17
TWO WEEKS AGO
4
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
IDJMG | Majordomo/Island
24
A Day To Remember What Separates Me From You Billboard Alternative Albums
What Separates Me From You
Last
Peak
14  Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
14
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Victory
25
My Darkest Days My Darkest Days Billboard Alternative Albums
My Darkest Days
Last
Peak
30  Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
9
PEAK POSITION
30
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
IDJMG | MVR/604/Mercury
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