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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
Pure Heroine
Imprint/Promotion Label
Republic | Lava
Highest ranking debut
Gains in performance

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1
Lorde Pure Heroine Billboard Alternative Albums
Pure Heroine
Last
Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
1
WEEKS ON CHART

Awards
Highest ranking debut
Gains in performance

Platinum x3
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Republic | Lava
2
HAIM Days Are Gone Billboard Alternative Albums
Days Are Gone
Last
Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
1
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Columbia
3
Kings Of Leon Mechanical Bull Billboard Alternative Albums
Mechanical Bull
Last
Peak
Weeks
1
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
RCA
4
Jack Johnson From Here To Now To You Billboard Alternative Albums
From Here To Now To You
Last
Peak
Weeks
2
LAST WEEK
1
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Republic | Brushfire
5
Imagine Dragons Night Visions Billboard Alternative Albums
Night Visions
Last
Peak
57  Weeks
5
LAST WEEK
6
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
57
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum x2
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
IGA | KIDinaKORNER/Interscope
6
Avenged Sevenfold Hail To The King Billboard Alternative Albums
Hail To The King
Last
Peak
Weeks
4
LAST WEEK
4
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Warner Bros.
7
All Time Low Don't Panic Billboard Alternative Albums
Don't Panic
Last
Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
3
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Hopeless
8
Lana Del Rey Born To Die Billboard Alternative Albums
Born To Die
Last
Peak
87  Weeks
9
LAST WEEK
10
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
87
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
IGA | Polydor/Interscope
9
CHVRCHES Bones Of What You Believe Billboard Alternative Albums
Bones Of What You Believe
Last
Peak
Weeks
3
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
3
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Glassnote | Goodbye
10
Dr. Dog B-Room Billboard Alternative Albums
B-Room
Last
10  Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
10
PEAK POSITION
1
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Epitaph | Anti-
11
Mumford & Sons Babel Billboard Alternative Albums
Babel
12  Last
Peak
54  Weeks
12
LAST WEEK
13
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
54
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum x2
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Glassnote | Gentlemen Of The Road
12
Arctic Monkeys AM Billboard Alternative Albums
AM
11  Last
Peak
Weeks
11
LAST WEEK
8
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Domino
13
Nine Inch Nails Hesitation Marks Billboard Alternative Albums
Hesitation Marks
13  Last
Peak
Weeks
13
LAST WEEK
9
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Columbia | The Null Corporation
14
Bastille Bad Blood Billboard Alternative Albums
Bad Blood
14  Last
Peak
Weeks
14
LAST WEEK
11
TWO WEEKS AGO
4
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Capitol | Virgin
15
Lorde The Love Club (EP) Billboard Alternative Albums
The Love Club (EP)
Last
15  Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
15
PEAK POSITION
1
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Republic | Lava
16
The Lumineers The Lumineers Billboard Alternative Albums
The Lumineers
17  Last
Peak
66  Weeks
17
LAST WEEK
17
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
66
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum x3
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Dualtone
17
Soundtrack The Great Gatsby: Music From Baz Luhrmann's Film Billboard Alternative Albums
The Great Gatsby: Music From Baz Luhrmann's Film
18  Last
Peak
22  Weeks
18
LAST WEEK
19
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
22
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
IGA | WaterTower/Interscope
18
Mazzy Star Seasons Of Your Day Billboard Alternative Albums
Seasons Of Your Day
Last
Peak
Weeks
8
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
8
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Rhymes Of An Hour
19
The Neighbourhood I Love You. Billboard Alternative Albums
I Love You.
22  Last
Peak
16  Weeks
22
LAST WEEK
21
TWO WEEKS AGO
9
PEAK POSITION
16
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Columbia | [r]evolve
20
Elvis Costello And The Roots Wise Up Ghost And Other Songs 2013 Billboard Alternative Albums
Wise Up Ghost And Other Songs 2013
Elvis Costello And The Roots
16  Last
Peak
Weeks
16
LAST WEEK
3
TWO WEEKS AGO
3
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Blue Note
21
Neko Case The Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight... Billboard Alternative Albums
The Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight...
21  Last
Peak
Weeks
21
LAST WEEK
16
TWO WEEKS AGO
5
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Epitaph | Anti-
22
Fall Out Boy Save Rock And Roll Billboard Alternative Albums
Save Rock And Roll
Last
Peak
24  Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
24
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
24
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Island | Decaydance
23
Paramore Paramore Billboard Alternative Albums
Paramore
Last
Peak
22  Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
22
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
AG | Fueled By Ramen
24
Of Monsters And Men My Head Is An Animal Billboard Alternative Albums
My Head Is An Animal
Last
Peak
78  Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
22
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
78
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Republic
25
The National Trouble Will Find Me Billboard Alternative Albums
Trouble Will Find Me
Last
Peak
15  Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
15
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
4AD
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