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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
Sway
Imprint/Promotion Label
Brando | Up Down
Highest ranking debut
Gains in performance

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1
Blue October Sway Billboard Alternative Albums
Sway
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:
Brando | Up Down
2
blessthefall Hollow Bodies Billboard Alternative Albums
Hollow Bodies
Last
Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
1
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Fearless
3
Imagine Dragons Night Visions Billboard Alternative Albums
Night Visions
Last
Peak
51  Weeks
1
LAST WEEK
1
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
51
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum x2
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
IGA | KIDinaKORNER/Interscope
4
Lana Del Rey Born To Die Billboard Alternative Albums
Born To Die
Last
Peak
81  Weeks
2
LAST WEEK
3
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
81
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
IGA | Polydor/Interscope
5
The Lumineers The Lumineers Billboard Alternative Albums
The Lumineers
Last
Peak
60  Weeks
6
LAST WEEK
4
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
60
WEEKS ON CHART

Awards
Greatest gainer this week
Gains in performance

Platinum x3
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Dualtone
6
Mumford & Sons Babel Billboard Alternative Albums
Babel
Last
Peak
48  Weeks
4
LAST WEEK
2
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
48
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum x2
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Glassnote | Gentlemen Of The Road
7
Soundtrack The Great Gatsby: Music From Baz Luhrmann's Film Billboard Alternative Albums
The Great Gatsby: Music From Baz Luhrmann's Film
Last
Peak
16  Weeks
5
LAST WEEK
9
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
16
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
IGA | WaterTower/Interscope
8
Fall Out Boy Save Rock And Roll Billboard Alternative Albums
Save Rock And Roll
11  Last
Peak
19  Weeks
11
LAST WEEK
10
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
19
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Island | Decaydance
9
Skillet Rise Billboard Alternative Albums
Rise
Last
Peak
Weeks
8
LAST WEEK
5
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
AG | Atlantic
10
Vampire Weekend Modern Vampires Of The City Billboard Alternative Albums
Modern Vampires Of The City
12  Last
Peak
15  Weeks
12
LAST WEEK
8
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
15
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
XL
11
fun. Some Nights Billboard Alternative Albums
Some Nights
15  Last
Peak
79  Weeks
15
LAST WEEK
13
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
79
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Platinum x3
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
AG | Fueled By Ramen
12
Washed Out Paracosm Billboard Alternative Albums
Paracosm
Last
Peak
Weeks
3
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
3
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Sub Pop | Weird World
13
Superchunk I Hate Music Billboard Alternative Albums
I Hate Music
Last
13  Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
13
PEAK POSITION
1
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Merge
14
Of Monsters And Men My Head Is An Animal Billboard Alternative Albums
My Head Is An Animal
Last
Peak
73  Weeks
9
LAST WEEK
7
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
73
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Republic
15
Mumford & Sons Sigh No More Billboard Alternative Albums
Sigh No More
10  Last
Peak
171  Weeks
10
LAST WEEK
6
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
171
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum x3
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Glassnote | Gentlemen Of The Road
16
The Neighbourhood I Love You. Billboard Alternative Albums
I Love You.
13  Last
Peak
10  Weeks
13
LAST WEEK
12
TWO WEEKS AGO
9
PEAK POSITION
10
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Columbia | [r]evolve
17
Paramore Paramore Billboard Alternative Albums
Paramore
14  Last
Peak
19  Weeks
14
LAST WEEK
14
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
19
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
AG | Fueled By Ramen
18
Lana Del Rey Paradise (EP) Billboard Alternative Albums
Paradise (EP)
16  Last
Peak
19  Weeks
16
LAST WEEK
24
TWO WEEKS AGO
4
PEAK POSITION
19
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
IGA | Polydor/Interscope
19
Travis Where You Stand Billboard Alternative Albums
Where You Stand
Last
19  Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
19
PEAK POSITION
1
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Red Telephone Box
20
Capital Cities In A Tidal Wave Of Mystery Billboard Alternative Albums
In A Tidal Wave Of Mystery
19  Last
15  Peak
Weeks
19
LAST WEEK
15
TWO WEEKS AGO
15
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Capitol | Lazy Hooks
21
AWOLNATION Megalithic Symphony Billboard Alternative Albums
Megalithic Symphony
18  Last
16  Peak
67  Weeks
18
LAST WEEK
16
TWO WEEKS AGO
16
PEAK POSITION
67
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Red Bull
22
Queens Of The Stone Age ...Like Clockwork Billboard Alternative Albums
...Like Clockwork
21  Last
Peak
12  Weeks
21
LAST WEEK
17
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
12
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Matador
23
alt-J An Awesome Wave Billboard Alternative Albums
An Awesome Wave
20  Last
15  Peak
27  Weeks
20
LAST WEEK
18
TWO WEEKS AGO
15
PEAK POSITION
27
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
AG | Infectious/Canvasback/Atlantic
24
Andrew Belle Black Bear Billboard Alternative Albums
Black Bear
Last
24  Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
24
PEAK POSITION
1
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Elm City Music
25
The National Trouble Will Find Me Billboard Alternative Albums
Trouble Will Find Me
22  Last
Peak
13  Weeks
22
LAST WEEK
21
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
13
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
4AD
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