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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
California
Imprint/Promotion Label
BMG | Viking Wizard Eyes
Highest ranking debut
Gains in performance

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1
Blink-182 California Billboard Alternative Albums
California
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:
BMG | Viking Wizard Eyes
2
twenty one pilots Blurryface Billboard Alternative Albums
Blurryface
Last
Peak
60  Weeks
3
LAST WEEK
5
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
60
WEEKS ON CHART

Awards
Greatest gainer this week
Gains in performance

Platinum x4
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
EMG | Fueled By Ramen
3
Red Hot Chili Peppers The Getaway Billboard Alternative Albums
The Getaway
Last
Peak
Weeks
2
LAST WEEK
1
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Warner Bros.
4
Radiohead A Moon Shaped Pool Billboard Alternative Albums
A Moon Shaped Pool
Last
Peak
Weeks
4
LAST WEEK
2
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
XL
5
The Avett Brothers True Sadness Billboard Alternative Albums
True Sadness
Last
Peak
Weeks
1
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Republic | American
6
American Authors What We Live For Billboard Alternative Albums
What We Live For
Last
Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
6
PEAK POSITION
1
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Island | Dirty Canvas
7
Panic! At The Disco Death Of A Bachelor Billboard Alternative Albums
Death Of A Bachelor
Last
Peak
25  Weeks
6
LAST WEEK
9
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
25
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum x2
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
EMG | DCD2/Fueled By Ramen
8
The Lumineers Cleopatra Billboard Alternative Albums
Cleopatra
Last
Peak
13  Weeks
7
LAST WEEK
6
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
13
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Dualtone
9
Disturbed Immortalized Billboard Alternative Albums
Immortalized
11  Last
Peak
46  Weeks
11
LAST WEEK
8
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
46
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Warner Bros. | Reprise
10
Melanie Martinez Cry Baby Billboard Alternative Albums
Cry Baby
12  Last
Peak
42  Weeks
12
LAST WEEK
11
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
42
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
AG | Atlantic
11
Various Artists 2016 Warped Tour Compilation Billboard Alternative Albums
2016 Warped Tour Compilation
Last
Peak
Weeks
8
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
8
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
SideOneDummy
12
Case/Lang/Veirs Case/Lang/Veirs Billboard Alternative Albums
Case/Lang/Veirs
Case/Lang/Veirs
10  Last
Peak
Weeks
10
LAST WEEK
4
TWO WEEKS AGO
4
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Epitaph | Anti-
13
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
9
LAST WEEK
3
TWO WEEKS AGO
3
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Glassnote | Gentlemen Of The Road
14
House Of Heroes Colors Billboard Alternative Albums
Colors
Last
14  Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
14
PEAK POSITION
1
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
BC Music
15
Kaleo A / B Billboard Alternative Albums
A / B
13  Last
Peak
Weeks
13
LAST WEEK
16
TWO WEEKS AGO
3
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
AG | Elektra/Atlantic
16
Halsey Badlands Billboard Alternative Albums
Badlands
15  Last
Peak
45  Weeks
15
LAST WEEK
22
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
45
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Astralwerks
17
Bat For Lashes The Bride Billboard Alternative Albums
The Bride
Last
17  Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
17
PEAK POSITION
1
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Warner Bros. | The Echo Label/Parlophone
18
Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats Billboard Alternative Albums
Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats
14  Last
Peak
46  Weeks
14
LAST WEEK
18
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
46
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Concord | Bottleneck/Stax
19
Coldplay A Head Full Of Dreams Billboard Alternative Albums
A Head Full Of Dreams
25  Last
Peak
31  Weeks
25
LAST WEEK
12
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
31
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
AG | Parlophone/Atlantic
20
Blood Orange Freetown Sound Billboard Alternative Albums
Freetown Sound
17  Last
17  Peak
Weeks
17
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
17
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Domino
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
21  Last
Peak
14  Weeks
21
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
14
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
IGA | Dirty Hit/Interscope
22
Fall Out Boy American Beauty / American Psycho Billboard Alternative Albums
American Beauty / American Psycho
Last
Peak
66  Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
66
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Island | DCD2
23
Pierce The Veil Misadventures Billboard Alternative Albums
Misadventures
23  Last
Peak
Weeks
23
LAST WEEK
21
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Fearless
24
Band Of Horses Why Are You OK Billboard Alternative Albums
Why Are You OK
16  Last
Peak
Weeks
16
LAST WEEK
15
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
IGA | American/Interscope
25
James Bay Chaos And The Calm Billboard Alternative Albums
Chaos And The Calm
Last
Peak
45  Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
45
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Republic
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