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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
Mylo Xyloto
Imprint/Promotion Label
Capitol
Highest ranking debut
Gains in performance

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1
Coldplay Mylo Xyloto Billboard Alternative Albums
Mylo Xyloto
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:
Capitol
2
She & Him A Very She & Him Christmas Billboard Alternative Albums
A Very She & Him Christmas
Last
Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
1
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Merge
3
Evanescence Evanescence Billboard Alternative Albums
Evanescence
Last
Peak
Weeks
1
LAST WEEK
1
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Wind-up
4
Foster The People Torches Billboard Alternative Albums
Torches
Last
Peak
23  Weeks
3
LAST WEEK
2
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
23
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Columbia | StarTime Int'l
5
Mumford & Sons Sigh No More Billboard Alternative Albums
Sigh No More
Last
Peak
76  Weeks
7
LAST WEEK
8
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
76
WEEKS ON CHART

Awards
Greatest gainer this week
Gains in performance

Platinum x3
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Glassnote | Gentlemen Of The Road
6
Blink-182 Neighborhoods Billboard Alternative Albums
Neighborhoods
Last
Peak
Weeks
9
LAST WEEK
4
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
IGA | DGC/Interscope
7
Red Hot Chili Peppers I'm With You Billboard Alternative Albums
I'm With You
Last
Peak
Weeks
8
LAST WEEK
7
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Warner Bros.
8
Wilco The Whole Love Billboard Alternative Albums
The Whole Love
Last
Peak
Weeks
6
LAST WEEK
3
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Epitaph | dBpm/Anti-
9
M83. Hurry Up, We're Dreaming. Billboard Alternative Albums
Hurry Up, We're Dreaming.
Last
Peak
Weeks
4
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
4
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Mute | M83
10
Deer Tick Divine Providence Billboard Alternative Albums
Divine Providence
Last
10  Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
10
PEAK POSITION
1
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Partisan
11
Jane's Addiction The Great Escape Artist Billboard Alternative Albums
The Great Escape Artist
Last
Peak
Weeks
2
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Capitol
12
Mumford & Sons Live From Shepherd's Bush Empire Billboard Alternative Albums
Live From Shepherd's Bush Empire
Last
12  Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
12
PEAK POSITION
1
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Glassnote | Gentlemen Of The Road
13
Puscifer Conditions Of My Parole Billboard Alternative Albums
Conditions Of My Parole
Last
Peak
Weeks
5
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
5
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Puscifer
14
Switchfoot Vice Verses Billboard Alternative Albums
Vice Verses
14  Last
Peak
Weeks
14
LAST WEEK
10
TWO WEEKS AGO
3
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
AG | lowercase people/Atlantic
15
The Black Keys Brothers Billboard Alternative Albums
Brothers
Last
Peak
71  Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
71
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Platinum x2
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Warner Bros. | Nonesuch
16
Staind Staind Billboard Alternative Albums
Staind
16  Last
Peak
Weeks
16
LAST WEEK
12
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
AG | Flip/Atlantic
17
Foo Fighters Wasting Light Billboard Alternative Albums
Wasting Light
19  Last
Peak
29  Weeks
19
LAST WEEK
17
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
29
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
RCA | Roswell
18
Bjork Biophilia Billboard Alternative Albums
Biophilia
15  Last
Peak
Weeks
15
LAST WEEK
5
TWO WEEKS AGO
5
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Warner Bros. | One Little Indian/Nonesuch
19
Theory Of A Deadman The Truth Is... Billboard Alternative Albums
The Truth Is...
21  Last
Peak
16  Weeks
21
LAST WEEK
18
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
16
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Roadrunner | 604
20
Bon Iver Bon Iver Billboard Alternative Albums
Bon Iver
Last
Peak
18  Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
22
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
18
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Jagjaguwar
21
AWOLNATION Megalithic Symphony Billboard Alternative Albums
Megalithic Symphony
22  Last
16  Peak
Weeks
22
LAST WEEK
21
TWO WEEKS AGO
16
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Red Bull
22
Mastodon The Hunter Billboard Alternative Albums
The Hunter
20  Last
Peak
Weeks
20
LAST WEEK
14
TWO WEEKS AGO
4
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Warner Bros. | Reprise
23
Skillet Awake Billboard Alternative Albums
Awake
Last
Peak
107  Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
25
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
107
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Platinum x2
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
AG | Ardent/Fair Trade/Atlantic
24
Everlast Songs Of The Ungrateful Living Billboard Alternative Albums
Songs Of The Ungrateful Living
10  Last
10  Peak
Weeks
10
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
10
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Martyr
25
Peter Gabriel New Blood Billboard Alternative Albums
New Blood
17  Last
Peak
Weeks
17
LAST WEEK
6
TWO WEEKS AGO
6
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Real World
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