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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
Ghost Stories
Imprint/Promotion Label
AG | Parlophone/Atlantic
Highest ranking debut
Gains in performance

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1
Coldplay Ghost Stories Billboard Alternative Albums
Ghost Stories
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:
AG | Parlophone/Atlantic
2
The Black Keys Turn Blue Billboard Alternative Albums
Turn Blue
Last
Peak
Weeks
1
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Warner Bros. | Nonesuch
3
Soundtrack The Fault In Our Stars Billboard Alternative Albums
The Fault In Our Stars
Last
Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
3
PEAK POSITION
1
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
AG | Fox/Atlantic
4
Imagine Dragons Night Visions Billboard Alternative Albums
Night Visions
Last
Peak
90  Weeks
4
LAST WEEK
2
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
90
WEEKS ON CHART

Awards
Greatest gainer this week
Gains in performance

Platinum x2
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
IGA | KIDinaKORNER/Interscope
5
Lorde Pure Heroine Billboard Alternative Albums
Pure Heroine
Last
Peak
34  Weeks
3
LAST WEEK
1
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
34
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Platinum x3
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Republic | Lava
6
Conor Oberst Upside Down Mountain Billboard Alternative Albums
Upside Down Mountain
Last
Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
6
PEAK POSITION
1
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Warner Bros. | Nonesuch
7
R.E.M. Unplugged 1991 & 2001: The Complete Sessions Billboard Alternative Albums
Unplugged 1991 & 2001: The Complete Sessions
Last
Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
7
PEAK POSITION
1
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Rhino | MTV/Warner Bros.
8
Paramore Paramore Billboard Alternative Albums
Paramore
15  Last
Peak
40  Weeks
15
LAST WEEK
11
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
40
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
AG | Fueled By Ramen
9
Arctic Monkeys AM Billboard Alternative Albums
AM
Last
Peak
37  Weeks
8
LAST WEEK
6
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
37
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Domino
10
Bastille Bad Blood Billboard Alternative Albums
Bad Blood
Last
Peak
38  Weeks
6
LAST WEEK
3
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
38
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Capitol | Virgin
11
Lana Del Rey Born To Die Billboard Alternative Albums
Born To Die
11  Last
Peak
120  Weeks
11
LAST WEEK
9
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
120
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
IGA | Polydor/Interscope
12
St. Vincent St. Vincent Billboard Alternative Albums
St. Vincent
21  Last
Peak
Weeks
21
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
3
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Republic | Seven Four/Loma Vista
13
Tori Amos Unrepentant Geraldines Billboard Alternative Albums
Unrepentant Geraldines
Last
Peak
Weeks
2
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Universal Music Classics | Mercury Classics/Decca
14
The 1975 The 1975 Billboard Alternative Albums
The 1975
18  Last
Peak
18  Weeks
18
LAST WEEK
13
TWO WEEKS AGO
7
PEAK POSITION
18
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
IGA | Dirty Hit/Vagrant/Interscope
15
Beck Morning Phase Billboard Alternative Albums
Morning Phase
12  Last
Peak
13  Weeks
12
LAST WEEK
7
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
13
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Capitol | Fonograf Records
16
NEEDTOBREATHE Rivers In The Wasteland Billboard Alternative Albums
Rivers In The Wasteland
13  Last
Peak
Weeks
13
LAST WEEK
8
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
AG | Atlantic
17
Avenged Sevenfold Hail To The King Billboard Alternative Albums
Hail To The King
24  Last
Peak
39  Weeks
24
LAST WEEK
14
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
39
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Warner Bros.
18
The Pretty Reckless Going To Hell Billboard Alternative Albums
Going To Hell
23  Last
Peak
10  Weeks
23
LAST WEEK
19
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
10
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Razor & Tie | Goin' Down
19
KONGOS Lunatic Billboard Alternative Albums
Lunatic
Last
19  Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
22
TWO WEEKS AGO
19
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Epic | Tokoloshe
20
Chevelle La Gargola Billboard Alternative Albums
La Gargola
25  Last
Peak
Weeks
25
LAST WEEK
17
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Epic
21
Swans To Be Kind Billboard Alternative Albums
To Be Kind
Last
Peak
Weeks
7
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
7
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Young God
22
Kishi Bashi Lighght Billboard Alternative Albums
Lighght
10  Last
10  Peak
Weeks
10
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
10
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Joyful Noise
23
twenty one pilots Vessel Billboard Alternative Albums
Vessel
Last
10  Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
20
TWO WEEKS AGO
10
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Platinum x2
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
EMG | Fueled By Ramen
24
Fall Out Boy Save Rock And Roll Billboard Alternative Albums
Save Rock And Roll
Last
Peak
50  Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
50
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Island | Decaydance
25
The War On Drugs Lost In The Dream Billboard Alternative Albums
Lost In The Dream
Last
Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
6
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Secretly Canadian
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