Best Alternative Rock Albums of 2002


01
Thomas Dybdahl
...That Great October Sound

4.43
30 votes
02
The Eighties Matchbox B-Line Disaster
Horse of the Dog

4.41
16 votes
03
Coaltar Of The Deepers
Newave

4.4
20 votes
04
Sigur Ros
( )

4.32
2235 votes
05
Wilco
Yankee Hotel Foxtrot

4.24
2178 votes
06
Interpol
Turn on the Bright Lights

4.23
1713 votes
07
Nine Inch Nails
Still

4.23
306 votes
08
Queens of the Stone Age
Songs for the Deaf

4.22
3063 votes
09
dredg
El Cielo

4.22
1469 votes
10
Yann Tiersen
Le Phare

4.22
23 votes
11
The Mountain Goats
All Hail West Texas

4.22
438 votes
12
Hopesfall
No Wings To Speak Of

4.21
296 votes
13
Carissa's Wierd
Songs About Leaving

4.19
460 votes
14
Hopesfall
The Satellite Years

4.19
503 votes
15
Songs: Ohia
Didn't It Rain

4.19
27 votes
16
The Paper Chase
Hide the Kitchen Knives

4.18
33 votes
17
Joseph Arthur
Redemption's Son

4.18
20 votes
18
Against Me!
Reinventing Axl Rose

4.17
902 votes
19
Aimee Mann
Lost in Space

4.15
23 votes
20
Glifted
Under and In

4.14
14 votes
21
Azure Ray
Burn and Shiver

4.13
16 votes
22
Grandaddy
The Sophtware Slump

4.12
141 votes
23
Broken Social Scene
You Forgot It In People

4.12
1430 votes
24
Bright Eyes
Lifted or the Story is in the Soil...

4.11
1330 votes
25
Bad Astronaut
Houston: We Have a Drinking Problem

4.1
90 votes
26
Interpol
Interpol EP

4.1
55 votes
27
The Delgados
Hate

4.1
15 votes
28
Pedro the Lion
Control

4.1
232 votes
29
Nadja
Touched

4.09
80 votes
30
Idlewild
The Remote Part

4.09
88 votes
31
Coheed and Cambria
The Second Stage Turbine Blade

4.08
1984 votes
32
Okkervil River
Don't Fall In Love With Everyone You See

4.08
206 votes
33
The Butterfly Effect
The Butterfly Effect

4.08
78 votes
34
Cog
Just Visiting - Part 2

4.07
21 votes
35
Cog
Just Visiting - Part 1

4.07
21 votes
36
Jerry Cantrell
Degradation Trip Volumes 1 & 2

4.06
186 votes
37
Number Girl
NUM-HEAVYMETALLIC

4.06
68 votes
38
Thrice
The Illusion of Safety

4.06
3822 votes
39
Butch Walker
Left of Self-Centered

4.05
51 votes
40
Against Me!
The Disco Before the Breakdown

4.05
139 votes
41
Eyedea & Abilities
First Born

4.05
87 votes
42
Taking Back Sunday
Tell All Your Friends

4.04
1655 votes
43
Martin Grech
Open Heart Zoo

4.03
16 votes
44
Colossal
Brave The Elements EP

4.03
16 votes
45
Beck
Sea Change

4.03
1452 votes
46
Hot Rod Circuit
Sorry About Tommorow

4.02
21 votes
47
Muse
Dead Star/In Your World

4.02
22 votes
48
Neko Case
Blacklisted

4.02
60 votes
49
Karate
Some Boots

4.02
30 votes
50
Codeseven
The Rescue

4.01
36 votes
51
Cage
Movies for the Blind

4.01
87 votes
52
...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead
Source Tags & Codes

4.01
372 votes
53
The Mountain Goats
Tallahassee

4.01
458 votes
54
Nada Surf
Let Go

4.01
170 votes
55
Minus the Bear
Highly Refined Pirates

4
1660 votes
56
ASIAN KUNG-FU GENERATION
Houkai Amplifier EP

4
44 votes
57
The Mountain Goats
Devil In the Shortwave

4
42 votes
58
Dishwalla
Opaline

4
38 votes
59
Logh
Every Time A Bell Rings an Angel Gets His Wings

4
20 votes
60
QueenAdreena
Drink Me

4
13 votes
61
Desaparecidos
Read Music/Speak Spanish

4
140 votes
62
Silverchair
Diorama

4
702 votes
63
Spoon
Kill The Moonlight

3.99
588 votes
64
Frou Frou
Details

3.98
141 votes
65
The Gathering
Black Light District

3.98
28 votes
66
mewithoutYou
A to B: Life

3.98
1448 votes
67
Sleater-Kinney
One Beat

3.97
78 votes
68
Pulse Ultra
Headspace

3.97
58 votes
69
Cooper Temple Clause
See This Through And Leave

3.97
19 votes
70
Ben Kweller
Sha Sha

3.97
106 votes
71
Biffy Clyro
Blackened Sky

3.97
259 votes
72
Augie March
Strange Bird

3.96
14 votes
73
Stella Luna
Stargazer

3.96
48 votes
74
Early Day Miners
Let Us Garlands Bring

3.95
22 votes
75
Vex Red
Start With A Strong & Persistant Desire

3.95
29 votes
76
Rilo Kiley
The Execution of All Things

3.94
145 votes
77
Iron & Wine
The Creek Drank the Cradle

3.94
700 votes
78
Jerry Cantrell
Degradation Trip

3.93
218 votes
79
Sigur Ros
Untitled 1

3.93
28 votes
80
Starflyer 59
Can't Stop Eating EP

3.93
14 votes
81
Autumn's Grey Solace
Within the Depths of a Darkened Forest

3.92
26 votes
82
Supercar
HIGHVISION

3.92
26 votes
83
Sinch
Sinch

3.92
54 votes
84
The Mercury Program
A Data Learn the Language

3.91
51 votes
85
Local H
Here Comes the Zoo

3.91
54 votes
86
The Libertines
Up The Bracket

3.91
333 votes
87
Chevelle
Wonder What's Next

3.9
1401 votes
88
Oceansize
Relapse

3.9
24 votes
89
Do Make Say Think
& Yet & Yet

3.9
139 votes
90
Blindside
Silence

3.89
269 votes
91
Sonic Youth
Murray Street

3.89
335 votes
92
Low
Trust

3.88
117 votes
93
Wonderland Falling Yesterday
Enchanted Landscape Escape

3.88
17 votes
94
Piebald
We Are the Only Friends We Have

3.88
46 votes
95
Godspeed You! Black Emperor
Yanqui U.X.O.

3.88
1216 votes
96
Enon
High Society

3.88
16 votes
97
Noyes
Noyes

3.88
16 votes
98
Penfold
Our First Taste of Escape

3.87
23 votes
99
Blindspott
Blindspott

3.87
34 votes
100
Jimmy Eat World
Bleed American

3.86
1453 votes
101
Bad Religion
The Process of Belief

3.86
436 votes
102
Newsboys
Thrive

3.86
28 votes
103
Skycamefalling
To Forever Embrace The Sun

3.86
28 votes
104
Pleymo
Episode 2: Medicine Cake

3.85
24 votes
105
The Casket Lottery
Survival Is For Cowards

3.85
20 votes
106
The Walkmen
Everyone Who Pretended To Like Me Is Gone

3.84
75 votes
107
Sharks Keep Moving
Pause And Clause EP

3.84
25 votes
108
Ugly Casanova
Sharpen Your Teeth

3.84
143 votes
109
Ozma
The Doubble Donkey Disc

3.83
24 votes
110
Pele
Enemies

3.83
24 votes
111
My Chemical Romance
Like Phantoms, Forever

3.83
24 votes
112
Oceansize
A Very Still Movement

3.83
21 votes
113
Regina Spektor
Songs

3.83
260 votes
114
The Black Heart Procession
Amore Del Tropico

3.82
51 votes
115
The Coral
The Coral

3.82
42 votes
116
Doves
The Last Broadcast

3.81
200 votes
117
Tori Amos
Scarlet's Walk

3.8
112 votes
118
Funeral for a Friend
Between Order And Model EP

3.8
64 votes
119
World's End Girlfriend
Dream's End Come True

3.8
52 votes
120
Northstar
Is This Thing Loaded?

3.79
46 votes
121
Xiu Xiu
Knife Play

3.79
52 votes
122
Mono
One Step More and You Die

3.78
160 votes
123
The Used
The Used

3.78
1152 votes
124
Funeral Diner
Difference Of Potential

3.78
71 votes
125
The Red Paintings
Cinema Love

3.78
32 votes
126
Maserati
The Language Of Cities

3.78
16 votes
127
Pop Unknown
The August Division

3.78
18 votes
128
Sparta
Wiretap Scars

3.78
305 votes
129
Engine Down
Demure

3.78
20 votes
130
Alexisonfire
Alexisonfire

3.77
1165 votes
131
Tocotronic
Tocotronic

3.77
13 votes
132
Owen
No Good for No One Now

3.77
80 votes
133
Steve Earle
Jerusalem

3.77
15 votes
134
Norah Jones
Come Away with Me

3.77
205 votes
135
Kent
Vapen & ammunition

3.76
50 votes
136
toe
Songs, Ideas We Forgot

3.76
35 votes
137
Coldplay
A Rush of Blood to the Head

3.75
2100 votes
138
Brendan Benson
Lapalco

3.75
26 votes
139
The Black Keys
The Big Come Up

3.75
598 votes
140
Sophie Ellis-Bextor
Read My Lips

3.75
13 votes
141
CKY
Infiltrate Destroy Rebuild

3.74
292 votes
142
The Starting Line
Say It Like You Mean It

3.74
203 votes
143
Pretty Girls Make Graves
Good Health

3.74
38 votes
144
Apoptygma Berzerk
Harmonizer

3.74
19 votes
145
Sam Roberts Band
The Inhuman Condition

3.73
15 votes
146
Box Car Racer
Box Car Racer

3.73
468 votes
147
Bonnie 'Prince' Billy
Master And Everyone

3.73
33 votes
148
Bright Eyes
There Is No Beginning To The Story EP

3.73
128 votes
149
No Knife
Riot For Romance!

3.72
38 votes
150
Something Corporate
Leaving Through The Window

3.72
190 votes
151
The Microphones
Little Bird Flies Into a Big Cloud

3.71
28 votes
152
God Is An Astronaut
The End of the Beginning

3.71
243 votes
153
Archive
You All Look The Same To Me

3.71
56 votes
154
Red Hot Chili Peppers
By the Way

3.7
2355 votes
155
The Early November
For All of This EP

3.7
192 votes
156
Jets to Brazil
Perfecting Loneliness

3.69
140 votes
157
N.E.R.D.
In Search Of

3.68
116 votes
158
Finch (US)
What It Is to Burn

3.68
642 votes
159
Kevin Devine
Circle Gets the Square

3.68
68 votes
160
Antimatter
Saviour

3.68
34 votes
161
Say Anything
Menorah/Majora

3.67
143 votes
162
Gomez
In Our Gun

3.67
24 votes
163
New Found Glory
Sticks and Stones

3.65
536 votes
164
Unwritten Law
Elva

3.65
94 votes
165
Pinback
Some Voices

3.64
18 votes
166
Cave In
Tides of Tomorrow

3.64
92 votes
167
The Tragically Hip
In Violet Light

3.63
26 votes
168
Filter
The Amalgamut

3.63
183 votes
169
Badly Drawn Boy
Have You Fed The Fish?

3.63
68 votes
170
The Velvet Teen
Out of the Fierce Parade

3.63
16 votes
171
The Good Life
Black Out

3.62
52 votes
172
Audioslave
Audioslave

3.62
1520 votes
173
Mudvayne
The End of All Things to Come

3.62
878 votes
174
They Might Be Giants
No!

3.61
36 votes
175
Sum 41
Motivation

3.6
42 votes
176
Brand New and Safety In Numbers
Split

3.59
87 votes
177
The Music
The Music

3.58
110 votes
178
System of a Down
Steal This Album!

3.58
2750 votes
179
Thursday
Five Stories Falling

3.58
209 votes
180
Jucifer
I Name You Destroyer

3.57
14 votes
181
Joanna Newsom
Walnut Whales

3.57
15 votes
182
Devendra Banhart
Oh Me Oh My ...

3.56
54 votes
183
Ladytron
Light & Magic

3.55
41 votes
184
Yellowcard
The Underdog EP

3.55
58 votes
185
Death Cab for Cutie
Stability

3.55
104 votes
186
Sum 41
Does This Look Infected?

3.54
1011 votes
187
Madrugada
Grit

3.53
15 votes
188
The Beautiful Mistake
Light a Match, for I Deserve To Burn

3.52
25 votes
189
The Vines
Highly Evolved

3.51
540 votes
190
Tegan and Sara
If It Was You

3.5
226 votes
191
Deerhoof
Reveille

3.5
40 votes
192
Beatsteaks
Living Targets

3.5
27 votes
193
Supergrass
Life On Other Planets

3.5
21 votes
194
Dashboard Confessional
Summers Kiss EP

3.48
60 votes
195
Ryan Adams
Demolition

3.48
61 votes
196
Guided by Voices
Universal Truths and Cycles

3.47
32 votes
197
The Apex Theory
Topsy-Turvy

3.45
57 votes
198
My Morning Jacket
Chocolate and Ice

3.44
18 votes
199
Dave Matthews Band
Busted Stuff

3.44
147 votes
200
Stone Sour
Stone Sour

3.42
690 votes



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