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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
A Moon Shaped Pool
Imprint/Promotion Label
XL
Highest ranking debut
Gains in performance

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1
Radiohead A Moon Shaped Pool Billboard Alternative Albums
A Moon Shaped Pool
Last
Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
1
WEEKS ON CHART

Awards
Highest ranking debut
Gains in performance

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
XL
2
Andy Black The Shadow Side Billboard Alternative Albums
The Shadow Side
Last
Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
1
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Republic | Lava
3
The Lumineers Cleopatra Billboard Alternative Albums
Cleopatra
Last
Peak
Weeks
2
LAST WEEK
2
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Dualtone
4
Panic! At The Disco Death Of A Bachelor Billboard Alternative Albums
Death Of A Bachelor
Last
Peak
17  Weeks
1
LAST WEEK
5
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
17
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum x2
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
EMG | DCD2/Fueled By Ramen
5
twenty one pilots Blurryface Billboard Alternative Albums
Blurryface
Last
Peak
52  Weeks
3
LAST WEEK
3
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
52
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum x4
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
EMG | Fueled By Ramen
6
Disturbed Immortalized Billboard Alternative Albums
Immortalized
Last
Peak
38  Weeks
4
LAST WEEK
4
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
38
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Warner Bros. | Reprise
7
Melanie Martinez Cry Baby Billboard Alternative Albums
Cry Baby
Last
Peak
34  Weeks
5
LAST WEEK
10
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
34
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
AG | Atlantic
8
ANOHNI HOPELESSNESS Billboard Alternative Albums
HOPELESSNESS
Last
Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
8
PEAK POSITION
1
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Secretly Canadian
9
James Bay Chaos And The Calm Billboard Alternative Albums
Chaos And The Calm
13  Last
Peak
39  Weeks
13
LAST WEEK
12
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
39
WEEKS ON CHART

Awards
Greatest gainer this week
Gains in performance

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Republic
10
Deftones Gore Billboard Alternative Albums
Gore
Last
Peak
Weeks
8
LAST WEEK
7
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Warner Bros. | Reprise
11
Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats Billboard Alternative Albums
Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats
12  Last
Peak
38  Weeks
12
LAST WEEK
13
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
38
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Concord | Bottleneck/Stax
12
Halsey Badlands Billboard Alternative Albums
Badlands
10  Last
Peak
37  Weeks
10
LAST WEEK
11
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
37
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Astralwerks
13
David Bowie Blackstar Billboard Alternative Albums
Blackstar
18  Last
Peak
18  Weeks
18
LAST WEEK
19
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
18
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Columbia | ISO
14
Death Grips Bottomless Pit Billboard Alternative Albums
Bottomless Pit
Last
14  Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
14
PEAK POSITION
1
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Harvest | Third Worlds
15
Soundtrack RWBY, Volume 3: Original Soundtrack & Score Billboard Alternative Albums
RWBY, Volume 3: Original Soundtrack & Score
Last
Peak
Weeks
6
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
6
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Rooster Teeth
16
Coldplay A Head Full Of Dreams Billboard Alternative Albums
A Head Full Of Dreams
16  Last
Peak
23  Weeks
16
LAST WEEK
17
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
23
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
AG | Parlophone/Atlantic
17
Elle King Love Stuff Billboard Alternative Albums
Love Stuff
20  Last
Peak
57  Weeks
20
LAST WEEK
18
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
57
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
RCA
18
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
19  Last
Peak
Weeks
19
LAST WEEK
16
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
IGA | Dirty Hit/Interscope
19
Weezer Weezer (White Album) Billboard Alternative Albums
Weezer (White Album)
15  Last
Peak
Weeks
15
LAST WEEK
15
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
AG | Weezer/Crush Music
20
Alabama Shakes Sound & Color Billboard Alternative Albums
Sound & Color
22  Last
Peak
49  Weeks
22
LAST WEEK
20
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
49
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
ATO
21
Blue October Home Billboard Alternative Albums
Home
11  Last
Peak
Weeks
11
LAST WEEK
1
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Brando | Up Down
22
Shinedown Threat To Survival Billboard Alternative Albums
Threat To Survival
23  Last
Peak
30  Weeks
23
LAST WEEK
22
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
30
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
AG | Atlantic
23
newsboys Love Riot Billboard Alternative Albums
Love Riot
Last
Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
14
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
PLG | Fair Trade
24
Fall Out Boy American Beauty / American Psycho Billboard Alternative Albums
American Beauty / American Psycho
Last
Peak
63  Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
63
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Island | DCD2
25
The Cars Moving In Stereo: The Best Of The Cars Billboard Alternative Albums
Moving In Stereo: The Best Of The Cars
Last
25  Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
25
PEAK POSITION
1
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Rhino | Elektra
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