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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
3
LAST WEEK
27
WEEKS ON CHART
Morning Phase
Imprint/Promotion Label
Capitol | Fonograf Records
Greatest gainer this week
Gains in performance

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1
Beck Morning Phase Billboard Alternative Albums
Morning Phase
Last
Peak
27  Weeks
3
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
27
WEEKS ON CHART

Awards
Greatest gainer this week
Gains in performance

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Capitol | Fonograf Records
2
Hozier Hozier Billboard Alternative Albums
Hozier
Last
Peak
19  Weeks
2
LAST WEEK
3
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
19
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Platinum x2
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Columbia | Rubyworks
3
Father John Misty I Love You, Honeybear Billboard Alternative Albums
I Love You, Honeybear
Last
Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
3
PEAK POSITION
1
WEEKS ON CHART

Awards
Highest ranking debut
Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Sub Pop
4
Fall Out Boy American Beauty / American Psycho Billboard Alternative Albums
American Beauty / American Psycho
Last
Peak
Weeks
1
LAST WEEK
1
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Island | DCD2
5
Marilyn Manson The Pale Emperor Billboard Alternative Albums
The Pale Emperor
Last
Peak
Weeks
5
LAST WEEK
5
TWO WEEKS AGO
3
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Concord | HELL, ETC./Cooking Vinyl/Seven Four/Loma Vista
6
Nickelback No Fixed Address Billboard Alternative Albums
No Fixed Address
Last
Peak
13  Weeks
9
LAST WEEK
11
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
13
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Republic
7
The Decemberists What A Terrible World, What A Beautiful World Billboard Alternative Albums
What A Terrible World, What A Beautiful World
Last
Peak
Weeks
4
LAST WEEK
4
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Capitol
8
Arctic Monkeys AM Billboard Alternative Albums
AM
10  Last
Peak
75  Weeks
10
LAST WEEK
10
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
75
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Domino
9
Vance Joy Dream Your Life Away Billboard Alternative Albums
Dream Your Life Away
13  Last
Peak
23  Weeks
13
LAST WEEK
13
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
23
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
AG | F-Stop/Atlantic
10
WALK THE MOON TALKING IS HARD Billboard Alternative Albums
TALKING IS HARD
18  Last
Peak
11  Weeks
18
LAST WEEK
15
TWO WEEKS AGO
3
PEAK POSITION
11
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
RCA
11
The New Basement Tapes Lost On The River Billboard Alternative Albums
Lost On The River
Last
Peak
14  Weeks
8
LAST WEEK
9
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
14
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Harvest | Electromagnetic Sounds
12
Foo Fighters Sonic Highways (Soundtrack) Billboard Alternative Albums
Sonic Highways (Soundtrack)
14  Last
Peak
14  Weeks
14
LAST WEEK
12
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
14
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
RCA | Roswell
13
Sleater-Kinney No Cities To Love Billboard Alternative Albums
No Cities To Love
12  Last
Peak
Weeks
12
LAST WEEK
8
TWO WEEKS AGO
4
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Sub Pop
14
Papa Roach F.E.A.R. Billboard Alternative Albums
F.E.A.R.
Last
Peak
Weeks
7
LAST WEEK
2
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
E7LG | Eleven Seven
15
The Black Keys Turn Blue Billboard Alternative Albums
Turn Blue
23  Last
Peak
39  Weeks
23
LAST WEEK
22
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
39
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Warner Bros. | Nonesuch
16
Coldplay Ghost Stories Billboard Alternative Albums
Ghost Stories
17  Last
Peak
38  Weeks
17
LAST WEEK
21
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
38
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
AG | Parlophone/Atlantic
17
alt-J This Is All Yours Billboard Alternative Albums
This Is All Yours
15  Last
Peak
21  Weeks
15
LAST WEEK
16
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
21
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
AG | Infectious/Canvasback/Atlantic
18
Lorde Pure Heroine Billboard Alternative Albums
Pure Heroine
19  Last
Peak
72  Weeks
19
LAST WEEK
17
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
72
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum x3
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Republic | Lava
19
Jack White Lazaretto Billboard Alternative Albums
Lazaretto
24  Last
Peak
32  Weeks
24
LAST WEEK
25
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
32
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Columbia | Third Man
20
Bastille Bad Blood Billboard Alternative Albums
Bad Blood
21  Last
Peak
76  Weeks
21
LAST WEEK
20
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
76
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Capitol | Virgin
21
The Lone Bellow Then Came The Morning Billboard Alternative Albums
Then Came The Morning
20  Last
Peak
Weeks
20
LAST WEEK
6
TWO WEEKS AGO
6
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Descendant
22
Milky Chance Sadnecessary Billboard Alternative Albums
Sadnecessary
25  Last
Peak
16  Weeks
25
LAST WEEK
19
TWO WEEKS AGO
3
PEAK POSITION
16
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Republic | Lichtdicht/Neon
23
Chadwick Stokes The Horse Comanche Billboard Alternative Albums
The Horse Comanche
Last
23  Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
23
PEAK POSITION
1
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Ruff Shod
24
Belle And Sebastian Girls In Peacetime Want To Dance Billboard Alternative Albums
Girls In Peacetime Want To Dance
Last
Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
14
TWO WEEKS AGO
7
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Matador
25
I Prevail Heart vs Mind (EP) Billboard Alternative Albums
Heart vs Mind (EP)
Last
Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
6
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Fearless
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