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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
Post Pop Depression
Imprint/Promotion Label
Concord | Rekords Rekords/IGHO/Loma Vista
Highest ranking debut
Gains in performance

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1
Iggy Pop Post Pop Depression Billboard Alternative Albums
Post Pop Depression
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:
Concord | Rekords Rekords/IGHO/Loma Vista
2
twenty one pilots Blurryface Billboard Alternative Albums
Blurryface
Last
Peak
45  Weeks
3
LAST WEEK
3
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
45
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Platinum x4
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
EMG | Fueled By Ramen
3
Shinedown Threat To Survival Billboard Alternative Albums
Threat To Survival
15  Last
Peak
26  Weeks
15
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
26
WEEKS ON CHART

Awards
Greatest gainer this week
Gains in performance

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
AG | Atlantic
4
Disturbed Immortalized Billboard Alternative Albums
Immortalized
Last
Peak
31  Weeks
6
LAST WEEK
8
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
31
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Warner Bros. | Reprise
5
Panic! At The Disco Death Of A Bachelor Billboard Alternative Albums
Death Of A Bachelor
Last
Peak
10  Weeks
8
LAST WEEK
6
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
10
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Platinum x2
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
EMG | DCD2/Fueled By Ramen
6
The Word Alive Dark Matter Billboard Alternative Albums
Dark Matter
Last
Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
6
PEAK POSITION
1
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Fearless
7
3 Doors Down Us And The Night Billboard Alternative Albums
Us And The Night
Last
Peak
Weeks
1
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Republic
8
Coldplay A Head Full Of Dreams Billboard Alternative Albums
A Head Full Of Dreams
10  Last
Peak
16  Weeks
10
LAST WEEK
9
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
16
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
AG | Parlophone/Atlantic
9
David Bowie Blackstar Billboard Alternative Albums
Blackstar
11  Last
Peak
11  Weeks
11
LAST WEEK
7
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
11
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Columbia | ISO
10
The 1975 I Like It When You Sleep, For You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware Of It Billboard Alternative Albums
I Like It When You Sleep, For You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware Of It
Last
Peak
Weeks
9
LAST WEEK
4
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
IGA | Dirty Hit/Interscope
11
Silversun Pickups Better Nature Billboard Alternative Albums
Better Nature
Last
Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
3
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
New Machine
12
newsboys Love Riot Billboard Alternative Albums
Love Riot
Last
Peak
Weeks
7
LAST WEEK
1
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
PLG | Fair Trade
13
Melanie Martinez Cry Baby Billboard Alternative Albums
Cry Baby
16  Last
Peak
27  Weeks
16
LAST WEEK
21
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
27
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
AG | Atlantic
14
Halsey Badlands Billboard Alternative Albums
Badlands
17  Last
Peak
30  Weeks
17
LAST WEEK
16
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
30
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Astralwerks
15
Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats Billboard Alternative Albums
Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats
18  Last
Peak
31  Weeks
18
LAST WEEK
15
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
31
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Concord | Bottleneck/Stax
16
James Bay Chaos And The Calm Billboard Alternative Albums
Chaos And The Calm
19  Last
Peak
32  Weeks
19
LAST WEEK
18
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
32
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Republic
17
Alabama Shakes Sound & Color Billboard Alternative Albums
Sound & Color
20  Last
Peak
43  Weeks
20
LAST WEEK
19
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
43
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
ATO
18
Ray LaMontagne Ouroboros Billboard Alternative Albums
Ouroboros
14  Last
Peak
Weeks
14
LAST WEEK
2
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
RCA | Stone Dwarf
19
Elle King Love Stuff Billboard Alternative Albums
Love Stuff
22  Last
Peak
50  Weeks
22
LAST WEEK
11
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
50
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
RCA
20
Brian Fallon Painkillers Billboard Alternative Albums
Painkillers
Last
Peak
Weeks
2
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Island
21
Fall Out Boy American Beauty / American Psycho Billboard Alternative Albums
American Beauty / American Psycho
25  Last
Peak
61  Weeks
25
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
61
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Island | DCD2
22
Hozier Hozier Billboard Alternative Albums
Hozier
Last
Peak
75  Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
75
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Platinum x2
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Columbia | Rubyworks
23
Jeff Buckley You And I Billboard Alternative Albums
You And I
Last
Peak
Weeks
4
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
4
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Legacy | Columbia
24
Red Of Beauty And Rage Billboard Alternative Albums
Of Beauty And Rage
Last
Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Essential
25
Esperanza Spalding Emily's D+Evolution Billboard Alternative Albums
Emily's D+Evolution
Last
10  Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
10
TWO WEEKS AGO
10
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Concord
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