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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
True Sadness
Imprint/Promotion Label
Republic | American
Highest ranking debut
Gains in performance

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1
The Avett Brothers True Sadness Billboard Alternative Albums
True Sadness
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:
Republic | American
2
Red Hot Chili Peppers The Getaway Billboard Alternative Albums
The Getaway
Last
Peak
Weeks
1
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Warner Bros.
3
twenty one pilots Blurryface Billboard Alternative Albums
Blurryface
Last
Peak
59  Weeks
5
LAST WEEK
5
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
59
WEEKS ON CHART

Awards
Greatest gainer this week
Gains in performance

Platinum x4
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
EMG | Fueled By Ramen
4
Radiohead A Moon Shaped Pool Billboard Alternative Albums
A Moon Shaped Pool
Last
Peak
Weeks
2
LAST WEEK
17
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
XL
5
Broods Conscious Billboard Alternative Albums
Conscious
Last
Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
5
PEAK POSITION
1
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Capitol
6
Panic! At The Disco Death Of A Bachelor Billboard Alternative Albums
Death Of A Bachelor
Last
Peak
24  Weeks
9
LAST WEEK
10
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
24
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Platinum x2
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
EMG | DCD2/Fueled By Ramen
7
The Lumineers Cleopatra Billboard Alternative Albums
Cleopatra
Last
Peak
12  Weeks
6
LAST WEEK
8
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
12
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Dualtone
8
Various Artists 2016 Warped Tour Compilation Billboard Alternative Albums
2016 Warped Tour Compilation
Last
Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
8
PEAK POSITION
1
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
SideOneDummy
9
Mumford & Sons With Baaba Maal, The Very Best & Beatenberg Johannesburg (EP) Billboard Alternative Albums
Johannesburg (EP)
Mumford & Sons With Baaba Maal, The Very Best & Beatenberg
Last
Peak
Weeks
3
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
3
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Glassnote | Gentlemen Of The Road
10
Case/Lang/Veirs Case/Lang/Veirs Billboard Alternative Albums
Case/Lang/Veirs
Case/Lang/Veirs
Last
Peak
Weeks
4
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
4
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Epitaph | Anti-
11
Disturbed Immortalized Billboard Alternative Albums
Immortalized
Last
Peak
45  Weeks
8
LAST WEEK
9
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
45
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Warner Bros. | Reprise
12
Melanie Martinez Cry Baby Billboard Alternative Albums
Cry Baby
11  Last
Peak
41  Weeks
11
LAST WEEK
11
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
41
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
AG | Atlantic
13
Kaleo A / B Billboard Alternative Albums
A / B
16  Last
Peak
Weeks
16
LAST WEEK
3
TWO WEEKS AGO
3
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
AG | Elektra/Atlantic
14
Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats Billboard Alternative Albums
Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats
18  Last
Peak
45  Weeks
18
LAST WEEK
13
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
45
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Concord | Bottleneck/Stax
15
Halsey Badlands Billboard Alternative Albums
Badlands
22  Last
Peak
44  Weeks
22
LAST WEEK
18
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
44
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Astralwerks
16
Band Of Horses Why Are You OK Billboard Alternative Albums
Why Are You OK
15  Last
Peak
Weeks
15
LAST WEEK
2
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
IGA | American/Interscope
17
Blood Orange Freetown Sound Billboard Alternative Albums
Freetown Sound
Last
17  Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
17
PEAK POSITION
1
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Domino
18
Nice As F*#k Nice As F*#k Billboard Alternative Albums
Nice As F*#k
Last
18  Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
18
PEAK POSITION
1
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Loves Way
19
Kings Kaleidoscope Beyond Control Billboard Alternative Albums
Beyond Control
Last
19  Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
19
PEAK POSITION
1
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Tooth & Nail | Gospel Song/BEC
20
Marian Hill Act One Billboard Alternative Albums
Act One
Last
20  Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
20
PEAK POSITION
1
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Republic | Photo Finish
21
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
13  Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
13
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
IGA | Dirty Hit/Interscope
22
Fitz And The Tantrums Fitz And The Tantrums Billboard Alternative Albums
Fitz And The Tantrums
17  Last
Peak
Weeks
17
LAST WEEK
4
TWO WEEKS AGO
4
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
AG | dangerbird/Elektra
23
Pierce The Veil Misadventures Billboard Alternative Albums
Misadventures
21  Last
Peak
Weeks
21
LAST WEEK
14
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Fearless
24
Garbage Strange Little Birds Billboard Alternative Albums
Strange Little Birds
13  Last
Peak
Weeks
13
LAST WEEK
1
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
BMG | Stun Volume
25
Coldplay A Head Full Of Dreams Billboard Alternative Albums
A Head Full Of Dreams
12  Last
Peak
30  Weeks
12
LAST WEEK
23
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
30
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
AG | Parlophone/Atlantic
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