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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
Ceremonials
Imprint/Promotion Label
Republic
Highest ranking debut
Gains in performance

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1
Florence + The Machine Ceremonials Billboard Alternative Albums
Ceremonials
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:
Republic
2
Coldplay Mylo Xyloto Billboard Alternative Albums
Mylo Xyloto
Last
Peak
Weeks
1
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Capitol
3
Foster The People Torches Billboard Alternative Albums
Torches
Last
Peak
24  Weeks
4
LAST WEEK
3
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
24
WEEKS ON CHART

Awards
Greatest gainer this week
Gains in performance

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Columbia | StarTime Int'l
4
Evanescence Evanescence Billboard Alternative Albums
Evanescence
Last
Peak
Weeks
3
LAST WEEK
1
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Wind-up
5
Angels & Airwaves Love Album Part Two Billboard Alternative Albums
Love Album Part Two
Last
Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
5
PEAK POSITION
1
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
To The Stars...
6
She & Him A Very She & Him Christmas Billboard Alternative Albums
A Very She & Him Christmas
Last
Peak
Weeks
2
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Merge
7
Lou Reed & Metallica Lulu Billboard Alternative Albums
Lulu
Lou Reed & Metallica
Last
Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
7
PEAK POSITION
1
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Warner Bros.
8
Mumford & Sons Sigh No More Billboard Alternative Albums
Sigh No More
Last
Peak
77  Weeks
5
LAST WEEK
7
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
77
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum x3
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Glassnote | Gentlemen Of The Road
9
The Decemberists Long Live The King (EP) Billboard Alternative Albums
Long Live The King (EP)
Last
Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
9
PEAK POSITION
1
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Capitol
10
Angels & Airwaves Love Album Part One Billboard Alternative Albums
Love Album Part One
Last
10  Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
10
PEAK POSITION
1
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
To The Stars...
11
Red Hot Chili Peppers I'm With You Billboard Alternative Albums
I'm With You
Last
Peak
10  Weeks
7
LAST WEEK
8
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
10
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Warner Bros.
12
M83. Hurry Up, We're Dreaming. Billboard Alternative Albums
Hurry Up, We're Dreaming.
Last
Peak
Weeks
9
LAST WEEK
4
TWO WEEKS AGO
4
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Mute | M83
13
Blink-182 Neighborhoods Billboard Alternative Albums
Neighborhoods
Last
Peak
Weeks
6
LAST WEEK
9
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
IGA | DGC/Interscope
14
Wilco The Whole Love Billboard Alternative Albums
The Whole Love
Last
Peak
Weeks
8
LAST WEEK
6
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Epitaph | dBpm/Anti-
15
Angels & Airwaves Love Albums Parts One & Two Billboard Alternative Albums
Love Albums Parts One & Two
Last
15  Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
15
PEAK POSITION
1
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Rocket Science Ventures | To The Stars...
16
Phantogram Nightlife (EP) Billboard Alternative Albums
Nightlife (EP)
Last
16  Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
16
PEAK POSITION
1
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Barsuk
17
U2 Achtung Baby (Super Deluxe) Billboard Alternative Albums
Achtung Baby (Super Deluxe)
Last
17  Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
17
PEAK POSITION
1
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
UMe | Island/Interscope
18
Theory Of A Deadman The Truth Is... Billboard Alternative Albums
The Truth Is...
19  Last
Peak
17  Weeks
19
LAST WEEK
21
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
17
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Roadrunner | 604
19
Switchfoot Vice Verses Billboard Alternative Albums
Vice Verses
14  Last
Peak
Weeks
14
LAST WEEK
14
TWO WEEKS AGO
3
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
AG | lowercase people/Atlantic
20
Chris Cornell Songbook (EP) Billboard Alternative Albums
Songbook (EP)
Last
20  Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
20
PEAK POSITION
1
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
UMe | Hip-O
21
The Black Keys Brothers Billboard Alternative Albums
Brothers
15  Last
Peak
72  Weeks
15
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
72
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum x2
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Warner Bros. | Nonesuch
22
Foo Fighters Wasting Light Billboard Alternative Albums
Wasting Light
17  Last
Peak
30  Weeks
17
LAST WEEK
19
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
30
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
RCA | Roswell
23
AWOLNATION Megalithic Symphony Billboard Alternative Albums
Megalithic Symphony
21  Last
16  Peak
Weeks
21
LAST WEEK
22
TWO WEEKS AGO
16
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Red Bull
24
Staind Staind Billboard Alternative Albums
Staind
16  Last
Peak
Weeks
16
LAST WEEK
16
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
AG | Flip/Atlantic
25
Skillet Awake Billboard Alternative Albums
Awake
23  Last
Peak
108  Weeks
23
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
108
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum x2
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
AG | Ardent/Fair Trade/Atlantic
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