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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
Save Rock And Roll
Imprint/Promotion Label
Island | Decaydance
Highest ranking debut
Gains in performance

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1
Fall Out Boy Save Rock And Roll Billboard Alternative Albums
Save Rock And Roll
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:
Island | Decaydance
2
Yeah Yeah Yeahs Mosquito Billboard Alternative Albums
Mosquito
Last
Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
1
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
IGA | Dress Up/Interscope
3
Paramore Paramore Billboard Alternative Albums
Paramore
Last
Peak
Weeks
1
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
AG | Fueled By Ramen
4
Imagine Dragons Night Visions Billboard Alternative Albums
Night Visions
Last
Peak
33  Weeks
3
LAST WEEK
1
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
33
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum x2
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
IGA | KIDinaKORNER/Interscope
5
Mumford & Sons Babel Billboard Alternative Albums
Babel
Last
Peak
30  Weeks
5
LAST WEEK
3
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
30
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum x2
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Glassnote | Gentlemen Of The Road
6
The Flaming Lips The Terror Billboard Alternative Albums
The Terror
Last
Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
6
PEAK POSITION
1
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Warner Bros. | Lovely Sorts Of Death
7
fun. Some Nights Billboard Alternative Albums
Some Nights
Last
Peak
61  Weeks
4
LAST WEEK
4
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
61
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum x3
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
AG | Fueled By Ramen
8
The Lumineers The Lumineers Billboard Alternative Albums
The Lumineers
Last
Peak
42  Weeks
6
LAST WEEK
6
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
42
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Platinum x3
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Dualtone
9
Iron And Wine Ghost On Ghost Billboard Alternative Albums
Ghost On Ghost
Last
Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
9
PEAK POSITION
1
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Warner Bros. | Nonesuch
10
Stone Sour House Of Gold & Bones: Part 2 Billboard Alternative Albums
House Of Gold & Bones: Part 2
Last
Peak
Weeks
2
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
AG | Roadrunner
11
Alabama Shakes Boys & Girls Billboard Alternative Albums
Boys & Girls
13  Last
Peak
49  Weeks
13
LAST WEEK
13
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
49
WEEKS ON CHART

Awards
Greatest gainer this week
Gains in performance

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
ATO
12
Depeche Mode Delta Machine Billboard Alternative Albums
Delta Machine
Last
Peak
Weeks
7
LAST WEEK
5
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Columbia | Venusnote/Mute
13
Mumford & Sons Sigh No More Billboard Alternative Albums
Sigh No More
Last
Peak
153  Weeks
9
LAST WEEK
10
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
153
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum x3
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Glassnote | Gentlemen Of The Road
14
Of Monsters And Men My Head Is An Animal Billboard Alternative Albums
My Head Is An Animal
11  Last
Peak
55  Weeks
11
LAST WEEK
14
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
55
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Republic
15
alt-J An Awesome Wave Billboard Alternative Albums
An Awesome Wave
18  Last
15  Peak
14  Weeks
18
LAST WEEK
22
TWO WEEKS AGO
15
PEAK POSITION
14
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
AG | Infectious/Canvasback/Atlantic
16
Muse The 2nd Law Billboard Alternative Albums
The 2nd Law
14  Last
Peak
29  Weeks
14
LAST WEEK
19
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
29
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Warner Bros. | Helium-3
17
The Black Keys El Camino Billboard Alternative Albums
El Camino
17  Last
Peak
72  Weeks
17
LAST WEEK
16
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
72
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Platinum x2
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Warner Bros. | Nonesuch
18
David Bowie The Next Day Billboard Alternative Albums
The Next Day
12  Last
Peak
Weeks
12
LAST WEEK
8
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Columbia | ISO
19
Lana Del Rey Born To Die Billboard Alternative Albums
Born To Die
16  Last
Peak
63  Weeks
16
LAST WEEK
17
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
63
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
IGA | Polydor/Interscope
20
Bring Me The Horizon Sempiternal Billboard Alternative Albums
Sempiternal
10  Last
Peak
Weeks
10
LAST WEEK
2
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Epitaph
21
The Strokes Comedown Machine Billboard Alternative Albums
Comedown Machine
15  Last
Peak
Weeks
15
LAST WEEK
9
TWO WEEKS AGO
3
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
RCA
22
AWOLNATION Megalithic Symphony Billboard Alternative Albums
Megalithic Symphony
19  Last
16  Peak
58  Weeks
19
LAST WEEK
20
TWO WEEKS AGO
16
PEAK POSITION
58
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Red Bull
23
Halestorm The Strange Case Of... Billboard Alternative Albums
The Strange Case Of...
Last
Peak
12  Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
6
PEAK POSITION
12
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
AG | Atlantic
24
Tegan And Sara Heartthrob Billboard Alternative Albums
Heartthrob
Last
Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Warner Bros. | Vapor
25
The xx Coexist Billboard Alternative Albums
Coexist
Last
Peak
14  Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
14
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Young Turks
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