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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
Sleep Well Beast
Imprint/Promotion Label
4AD
Highest ranking debut
Gains in performance

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1
The National Sleep Well Beast Billboard Alternative Albums
Sleep Well Beast
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:
4AD
2
Imagine Dragons Evolve Billboard Alternative Albums
Evolve
Last
Peak
12  Weeks
2
LAST WEEK
3
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
12
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum x2
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
IGA | KIDinaKORNER/Interscope
3
Tori Amos Native Invader Billboard Alternative Albums
Native Invader
Last
Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
3
PEAK POSITION
1
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
VLG | Decca
4
Portugal. The Man Woodstock Billboard Alternative Albums
Woodstock
Last
Peak
13  Weeks
4
LAST WEEK
6
TWO WEEKS AGO
3
PEAK POSITION
13
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
AG | Atlantic
5
LCD Soundsystem American Dream Billboard Alternative Albums
American Dream
Last
Peak
Weeks
1
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Columbia | DFA
6
twenty one pilots Blurryface Billboard Alternative Albums
Blurryface
Last
Peak
122  Weeks
6
LAST WEEK
7
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
122
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum x4
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
EMG | Fueled By Ramen
7
Queens Of The Stone Age Villains Billboard Alternative Albums
Villains
Last
Peak
Weeks
3
LAST WEEK
1
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Matador
8
Soundtrack Twin Peaks: Music From The Limited Event Series Billboard Alternative Albums
Twin Peaks: Music From The Limited Event Series
Last
Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
8
PEAK POSITION
1
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Rhino | Rancho Rosa
9
Alvvays Antisocialites Billboard Alternative Albums
Antisocialites
Last
Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
9
PEAK POSITION
1
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Polyvinyl
10
The War On Drugs A Deeper Understanding Billboard Alternative Albums
A Deeper Understanding
Last
Peak
Weeks
5
LAST WEEK
2
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
AG | Atlantic
11
Lana Del Rey Lust For Life Billboard Alternative Albums
Lust For Life
Last
Peak
Weeks
7
LAST WEEK
9
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
IGA | Polydor/Interscope
12
Imagine Dragons Night Visions Billboard Alternative Albums
Night Visions
Last
Peak
147  Weeks
9
LAST WEEK
11
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
147
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum x2
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
IGA | KIDinaKORNER/Interscope
13
Lorde Melodrama Billboard Alternative Albums
Melodrama
Last
Peak
13  Weeks
8
LAST WEEK
8
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
13
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Republic | Lava
14
MuteMath Play Dead Billboard Alternative Albums
Play Dead
Last
14  Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
14
PEAK POSITION
1
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Wojtek
15
Panic! At The Disco Death Of A Bachelor Billboard Alternative Albums
Death Of A Bachelor
11  Last
Peak
86  Weeks
11
LAST WEEK
17
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
86
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum x2
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
EMG | DCD2/Fueled By Ramen
16
Paramore After Laughter Billboard Alternative Albums
After Laughter
Last
Peak
12  Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
15
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
12
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
EMG | Fueled By Ramen
17
Linkin Park One More Light Billboard Alternative Albums
One More Light
10  Last
Peak
15  Weeks
10
LAST WEEK
12
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
15
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Warner Bros. | Machine Shop
18
Soundtrack Suicide Squad: The Album Billboard Alternative Albums
Suicide Squad: The Album
13  Last
Peak
58  Weeks
13
LAST WEEK
19
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
58
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum x2
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
AG | DC/Atlas/WaterTower/Atlantic
19
Halsey Badlands Billboard Alternative Albums
Badlands
16  Last
Peak
107  Weeks
16
LAST WEEK
20
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
107
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Astralwerks
20
Coldplay Kaleidoscope EP Billboard Alternative Albums
Kaleidoscope EP
12  Last
Peak
Weeks
12
LAST WEEK
14
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
AG | Parlophone/Atlantic
21
The Lumineers Cleopatra Billboard Alternative Albums
Cleopatra
15  Last
Peak
75  Weeks
15
LAST WEEK
18
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
75
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Dualtone
22
Linkin Park [Hybrid Theory] Billboard Alternative Albums
[Hybrid Theory]
14  Last
Peak
16  Weeks
14
LAST WEEK
16
TWO WEEKS AGO
3
PEAK POSITION
16
WEEKS ON CHART

Diamond
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Warner
23
Alter Bridge Live At The O2 Arena + Rarities Billboard Alternative Albums
Live At The O2 Arena + Rarities
Last
23  Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
23
PEAK POSITION
1
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Napalm
24
Melanie Martinez Cry Baby Billboard Alternative Albums
Cry Baby
17  Last
Peak
100  Weeks
17
LAST WEEK
22
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
100
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
AG | Atlantic
25
U2 The Joshua Tree Billboard Alternative Albums
The Joshua Tree
21  Last
Peak
10  Weeks
21
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
3
PEAK POSITION
10
WEEKS ON CHART

Awards
Greatest gainer this week
Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
UMe | Island/Interscope
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