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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
The Next Day
Imprint/Promotion Label
Columbia | ISO
Highest ranking debut
Gains in performance

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1
David Bowie The Next Day Billboard Alternative Albums
The Next Day
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:
Columbia | ISO
2
Soundtrack Sound City -- Real To Reel Billboard Alternative Albums
Sound City -- Real To Reel
Last
Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
1
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
RCA | Roswell
3
Mumford & Sons Babel Billboard Alternative Albums
Babel
Last
Peak
25  Weeks
1
LAST WEEK
2
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
25
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum x2
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Glassnote | Gentlemen Of The Road
4
Imagine Dragons Night Visions Billboard Alternative Albums
Night Visions
Last
Peak
28  Weeks
2
LAST WEEK
6
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
28
WEEKS ON CHART

Awards
Greatest gainer this week
Gains in performance

Platinum x2
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
IGA | KIDinaKORNER/Interscope
5
fun. Some Nights Billboard Alternative Albums
Some Nights
Last
Peak
56  Weeks
4
LAST WEEK
5
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
56
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Platinum x3
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
AG | Fueled By Ramen
6
The Lumineers The Lumineers Billboard Alternative Albums
The Lumineers
Last
Peak
37  Weeks
3
LAST WEEK
3
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
37
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum x3
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Dualtone
7
Alabama Shakes Boys & Girls Billboard Alternative Albums
Boys & Girls
Last
Peak
44  Weeks
5
LAST WEEK
8
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
44
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
ATO
8
Of Monsters And Men My Head Is An Animal Billboard Alternative Albums
My Head Is An Animal
Last
Peak
50  Weeks
6
LAST WEEK
12
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
50
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Republic
9
Soundtrack The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn: Part 2 Billboard Alternative Albums
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn: Part 2
Last
Peak
13  Weeks
9
LAST WEEK
16
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
13
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
AG | Summit/Chop Shop/Atlantic
10
Mumford & Sons Sigh No More Billboard Alternative Albums
Sigh No More
10  Last
Peak
148  Weeks
10
LAST WEEK
11
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
148
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum x3
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Glassnote | Gentlemen Of The Road
11
Atoms For Peace Amok Billboard Alternative Albums
Amok
Last
Peak
Weeks
7
LAST WEEK
1
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
XL
12
The Black Keys El Camino Billboard Alternative Albums
El Camino
11  Last
Peak
67  Weeks
11
LAST WEEK
9
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
67
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum x2
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Warner Bros. | Nonesuch
13
Lana Del Rey Born To Die Billboard Alternative Albums
Born To Die
15  Last
Peak
58  Weeks
15
LAST WEEK
21
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
58
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
IGA | Polydor/Interscope
14
Red Release The Panic Billboard Alternative Albums
Release The Panic
18  Last
Peak
Weeks
18
LAST WEEK
17
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Essential
15
Muse The 2nd Law Billboard Alternative Albums
The 2nd Law
14  Last
Peak
24  Weeks
14
LAST WEEK
4
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
24
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Warner Bros. | Helium-3
16
Soundtrack The Walking Dead: AMC Original Soundtrack - Vol. 1 (EP) Billboard Alternative Albums
The Walking Dead: AMC Original Soundtrack - Vol. 1 (EP)
Last
16  Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
16
PEAK POSITION
1
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Republic | AMC
17
Tegan And Sara Heartthrob Billboard Alternative Albums
Heartthrob
22  Last
Peak
Weeks
22
LAST WEEK
7
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Warner Bros. | Vapor
18
Dropkick Murphys Signed And Sealed In Blood Billboard Alternative Albums
Signed And Sealed In Blood
Last
Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
3
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Born & Bred
19
WALK THE MOON Walk The Moon Billboard Alternative Albums
Walk The Moon
Last
Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
8
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
RCA
20
Wild Belle Isles Billboard Alternative Albums
Isles
Last
20  Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
20
PEAK POSITION
1
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Columbia
21
The Airborne Toxic Event The Secret (EP) Billboard Alternative Albums
The Secret (EP)
Last
21  Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
21
PEAK POSITION
1
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
IDJMG | Majordomo/Island
22
Bullet For My Valentine Temper Temper Billboard Alternative Albums
Temper Temper
19  Last
Peak
Weeks
19
LAST WEEK
15
TWO WEEKS AGO
4
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
RCA
23
alt-J An Awesome Wave Billboard Alternative Albums
An Awesome Wave
20  Last
15  Peak
10  Weeks
20
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
15
PEAK POSITION
10
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
AG | Infectious/Canvasback/Atlantic
24
AWOLNATION Megalithic Symphony Billboard Alternative Albums
Megalithic Symphony
24  Last
16  Peak
53  Weeks
24
LAST WEEK
23
TWO WEEKS AGO
16
PEAK POSITION
53
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Red Bull
25
Devendra Banhart Mala Billboard Alternative Albums
Mala
Last
25  Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
25
PEAK POSITION
1
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Warner Bros. | Nonesuch
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