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

4.36
22 votes
04
Peter Murphy
Dust

4.35
13 votes
05
Sigur Ros
( )

4.32
2290 votes
06
Paysage d'Hiver
Winterkaelte

4.29
163 votes
07
Wilco
Yankee Hotel Foxtrot

4.24
2234 votes
08
Interpol
Turn on the Bright Lights

4.23
1766 votes
09
The Mountain Goats
All Hail West Texas

4.23
458 votes
10
Queens of the Stone Age
Songs for the Deaf

4.23
3127 votes
11
Nine Inch Nails
Still

4.22
318 votes
12
Yann Tiersen
Le Phare

4.22
25 votes
13
Songs: Ohia
Didn't It Rain

4.22
32 votes
14
dredg
El Cielo

4.22
1494 votes
15
Carissa's Wierd
Songs About Leaving

4.2
482 votes
16
Hopesfall
The Satellite Years

4.19
511 votes
17
Joseph Arthur
Redemption's Son

4.19
21 votes
18
The Delgados
Hate

4.16
16 votes
19
Glifted
Under and In

4.14
14 votes
20
City of Caterpillar
City of Caterpillar

4.14
680 votes
21
Aimee Mann
Lost in Space

4.13
24 votes
22
Azure Ray
Burn and Shiver

4.13
16 votes
23
Broken Social Scene
You Forgot It In People

4.12
1456 votes
24
Grandaddy
The Sophtware Slump

4.12
149 votes
25
Bright Eyes
Lifted or the Story is in the Soil...

4.11
1342 votes
26
Nadja
Touched

4.11
84 votes
27
The Flaming Lips
Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots

4.11
1296 votes
28
Number Girl
NUM-HEAVYMETALLIC

4.11
33 votes
29
Pedro the Lion
Control

4.09
246 votes
30
Interpol
Interpol EP

4.09
57 votes
31
Bad Astronaut
Houston: We Have a Drinking Problem

4.09
92 votes
32
The Paper Chase
Hide the Kitchen Knives

4.09
35 votes
33
Coheed and Cambria
The Second Stage Turbine Blade

4.08
2020 votes
34
Okkervil River
Don't Fall In Love With Everyone You See

4.08
212 votes
35
Idlewild
The Remote Part

4.08
93 votes
36
Cog
Just Visiting - Part 2

4.07
21 votes
37
Cog
Just Visiting - Part 1

4.07
21 votes
38
ASIAN KUNG-FU GENERATION
Houkai Amplifier EP

4.07
46 votes
39
Enon
High Society

4.06
16 votes
40
Butch Walker
Left of Self-Centered

4.06
50 votes
41
Thrice
The Illusion of Safety

4.06
3864 votes
42
Jerry Cantrell
Degradation Trip Volumes 1 & 2

4.06
192 votes
43
Taking Back Sunday
Tell All Your Friends

4.05
1696 votes
44
The Butterfly Effect
The Butterfly Effect

4.04
80 votes
45
Beck
Sea Change

4.03
1510 votes
46
Karate
Some Boots

4.03
31 votes
47
Colossal
Brave The Elements EP

4.03
16 votes
48
Martin Grech
Open Heart Zoo

4.03
16 votes
49
Neko Case
Blacklisted

4.03
60 votes
50
Hot Rod Circuit
Sorry About Tommorow

4.02
22 votes
51
Eyedea & Abilities
First Born

4.02
94 votes
52
The Mountain Goats
Tallahassee

4.02
470 votes
53
Silverchair
Diorama

4
716 votes
54
...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead
Source Tags & Codes

4
383 votes
55
Minus the Bear
Highly Refined Pirates

4
1696 votes
56
Early Day Miners
Let Us Garlands Bring

4
20 votes
57
Logh
Every Time A Bell Rings an Angel Gets His Wings

4
20 votes
58
QueenAdreena
Drink Me

4
13 votes
59
Desaparecidos
Read Music/Speak Spanish

4
146 votes
60
Nada Surf
Let Go

3.99
176 votes
61
Codeseven
The Rescue

3.99
37 votes
62
Frou Frou
Details

3.99
144 votes
63
Spoon
Kill The Moonlight

3.98
608 votes
64
Sleater-Kinney
One Beat

3.98
92 votes
65
Muse
Dead Star/In Your World

3.98
25 votes
66
The Mountain Goats
Devil In the Shortwave

3.98
46 votes
67
mewithoutYou
A to B: Life

3.98
1514 votes
68
Cooper Temple Clause
See This Through And Leave

3.97
19 votes
69
Cage
Movies for the Blind

3.97
93 votes
70
Biffy Clyro
Blackened Sky

3.97
267 votes
71
Pulse Ultra
Headspace

3.97
59 votes
72
Augie March
Strange Bird

3.96
14 votes
73
Ben Kweller
Sha Sha

3.96
110 votes
74
Stella Luna
Stargazer

3.96
54 votes
75
Dishwalla
Opaline

3.95
42 votes
76
The Gathering
Black Light District

3.95
31 votes
77
Rilo Kiley
The Execution of All Things

3.95
147 votes
78
Vex Red
Start With A Strong & Persistant Desire

3.95
29 votes
79
Autumn's Grey Solace
Within the Depths of a Darkened Forest

3.94
27 votes
80
Iron & Wine
The Creek Drank the Cradle

3.93
704 votes
81
Starflyer 59
Can't Stop Eating EP

3.93
14 votes
82
Jerry Cantrell
Degradation Trip

3.92
226 votes
83
The Mercury Program
A Data Learn the Language

3.91
52 votes
84
Oceansize
Relapse

3.91
23 votes
85
Local H
Here Comes the Zoo

3.91
64 votes
86
The Libertines
Up The Bracket

3.91
692 votes
87
Chevelle
Wonder What's Next

3.9
1435 votes
88
Sinch
Sinch

3.9
56 votes
89
Penfold
Our First Taste of Escape

3.9
25 votes
90
Sigur Ros
Untitled 1

3.9
29 votes
91
Sonic Youth
Murray Street

3.9
343 votes
92
Do Make Say Think
& Yet & Yet

3.89
143 votes
93
Noyes
Noyes

3.89
18 votes
94
Blindside
Silence

3.89
269 votes
95
Wonderland Falling Yesterday
Enchanted Landscape Escape

3.88
17 votes
96
Piebald
We Are the Only Friends We Have

3.88
46 votes
97
Oceansize
A Very Still Movement

3.88
20 votes
98
Jimmy Eat World
Bleed American

3.87
1483 votes
99
Blindspott
Blindspott

3.87
34 votes
100
Godspeed You! Black Emperor
Yanqui U.X.O.

3.87
1296 votes
101
Newsboys
Thrive

3.86
29 votes
102
Skycamefalling
To Forever Embrace The Sun

3.86
28 votes
103
The Casket Lottery
Survival Is For Cowards

3.86
21 votes
104
Pleymo
Episode 2: Medicine Cake

3.85
24 votes
105
My Chemical Romance
Like Phantoms, Forever

3.85
26 votes
106
The Six Parts Seven
Things Shaped In Passing

3.85
13 votes
107
Ugly Casanova
Sharpen Your Teeth

3.84
147 votes
108
Sharks Keep Moving
Pause And Clause EP

3.84
25 votes
109
The Walkmen
Everyone Who Pretended To Like Me Is Gone

3.84
77 votes
110
Low
Trust

3.84
129 votes
111
Supercar
HIGHVISION

3.83
24 votes
112
Ozma
The Doubble Donkey Disc

3.83
24 votes
113
Pele
Enemies

3.83
24 votes
114
Regina Spektor
Songs

3.83
266 votes
115
Hundred Reasons
Ideas Above Our Station

3.82
79 votes
116
Doves
The Last Broadcast

3.81
204 votes
117
The Black Heart Procession
Amore Del Tropico

3.81
54 votes
118
Northstar
Is This Thing Loaded?

3.8
48 votes
119
The Coral
The Coral

3.8
42 votes
120
Tori Amos
Scarlet's Walk

3.8
116 votes
121
World's End Girlfriend
Dream's End Come True

3.79
52 votes
122
The Used
The Used

3.78
1175 votes
123
Mono
One Step More and You Die

3.78
163 votes
124
The Red Paintings
Cinema Love

3.78
32 votes
125
Funeral for a Friend
Between Order And Model EP

3.78
68 votes
126
Funeral Diner
Difference Of Potential

3.78
73 votes
127
Sparta
Wiretap Scars

3.78
309 votes
128
Alexisonfire
Alexisonfire

3.78
1195 votes
129
Pop Unknown
The August Division

3.78
18 votes
130
Engine Down
Demure

3.78
20 votes
131
Owen
No Good for No One Now

3.77
81 votes
132
Tocotronic
Tocotronic

3.77
39 votes
133
Steve Earle
Jerusalem

3.77
15 votes
134
Kent
Vapen & ammunition

3.76
53 votes
135
Pretty Girls Make Graves
Good Health

3.76
40 votes
136
Norah Jones
Come Away with Me

3.76
208 votes
137
CKY
Infiltrate Destroy Rebuild

3.76
299 votes
138
Brendan Benson
Lapalco

3.75
26 votes
139
Coldplay
A Rush of Blood to the Head

3.75
2149 votes
140
Sophie Ellis-Bextor
Read My Lips

3.75
13 votes
141
The Black Keys
The Big Come Up

3.74
618 votes
142
toe
Songs, Ideas We Forgot

3.74
35 votes
143
Box Car Racer
Box Car Racer

3.74
488 votes
144
Apoptygma Berzerk
Harmonizer

3.74
19 votes
145
The Starting Line
Say It Like You Mean It

3.74
208 votes
146
Bonnie 'Prince' Billy
Master And Everyone

3.74
36 votes
147
Maserati
The Language Of Cities

3.74
17 votes
148
Sam Roberts Band
The Inhuman Condition

3.73
15 votes
149
Bright Eyes
There Is No Beginning To The Story EP

3.73
130 votes
150
God Is An Astronaut
The End of the Beginning

3.72
247 votes
151
No Knife
Riot For Romance!

3.72
38 votes
152
Archive
You All Look The Same To Me

3.72
58 votes
153
Something Corporate
Leaving Through The Window

3.72
194 votes
154
Red Hot Chili Peppers
By the Way

3.7
2395 votes
155
The Early November
For All of This EP

3.7
202 votes
156
Jets to Brazil
Perfecting Loneliness

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

3.68
117 votes
158
Say Anything
Menorah/Majora

3.67
144 votes
159
Finch (US)
What It Is to Burn

3.67
657 votes
160
Kevin Devine
Circle Gets the Square

3.67
66 votes
161
Gomez
In Our Gun

3.67
24 votes
162
New Found Glory
Sticks and Stones

3.65
547 votes
163
Antimatter
Saviour

3.65
40 votes
164
The Good Life
Black Out

3.65
54 votes
165
Unwritten Law
Elva

3.64
93 votes
166
Pinback
Some Voices

3.64
18 votes
167
The Tragically Hip
In Violet Light

3.63
26 votes
168
Cave In
Tides of Tomorrow

3.63
93 votes
169
Filter
The Amalgamut

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

3.63
16 votes
171
Mudvayne
The End of All Things to Come

3.62
899 votes
172
Badly Drawn Boy
Have You Fed The Fish?

3.61
70 votes
173
Audioslave
Audioslave

3.61
1537 votes
174
The Music
The Music

3.58
108 votes
175
System of a Down
Steal This Album!

3.58
2814 votes
176
Death Cab for Cutie
Stability

3.58
104 votes
177
Ladytron
Light & Magic

3.58
42 votes
178
Thursday
Five Stories Falling

3.57
212 votes
179
Jucifer
I Name You Destroyer

3.57
14 votes
180
Feeder
Comfort In Sound

3.57
184 votes
181
Joanna Newsom
Walnut Whales

3.57
15 votes
182
Sum 41
Motivation

3.57
46 votes
183
Murder by Death
Like the Exorcist, but More Breakdancing

3.56
108 votes
184
Brand New/Safety In Numbers
Split

3.56
87 votes
185
Devendra Banhart
Oh Me Oh My ...

3.55
56 votes
186
Sum 41
Does This Look Infected?

3.54
1038 votes
187
Madrugada
Grit

3.53
15 votes
188
Yellowcard
Underdog

3.53
59 votes
189
The Beautiful Mistake
Light a Match, for I Deserve To Burn

3.52
25 votes
190
Deerhoof
Reveille

3.51
42 votes
191
Tegan and Sara
If It Was You

3.5
228 votes
192
They Might Be Giants
No!

3.5
38 votes
193
The Microphones
Little Bird Flies Into a Big Cloud

3.5
32 votes
194
Supergrass
Life On Other Planets

3.5
21 votes
195
The Vines
Highly Evolved

3.5
546 votes
196
Ryan Adams
Demolition

3.48
61 votes
197
Dashboard Confessional
Summers Kiss EP

3.48
30 votes
198
Beatsteaks
Living Targets

3.48
28 votes
199
Lifehouse
Stanley Climbfall

3.45
82 votes
200
My Morning Jacket
Chocolate and Ice

3.44
18 votes



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