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
( )

4.31
2191 votes
05
Wilco
Yankee Hotel Foxtrot

4.24
2134 votes
06
Yann Tiersen
Le Phare

4.23
22 votes
07
Queens of the Stone Age
Songs for the Deaf

4.22
2993 votes
08
Hopesfall
No Wings To Speak Of

4.22
286 votes
09
Interpol
Turn on the Bright Lights

4.22
1646 votes
10
dredg
El Cielo

4.21
1438 votes
11
State Radio
Flag of the Shiners

4.21
12 votes
12
The Mountain Goats
All Hail West Texas

4.2
424 votes
13
Songs: Ohia
Didn't It Rain

4.2
25 votes
14
Hopesfall
The Satellite Years

4.2
483 votes
15
earthtone9
Omega

4.18
11 votes
16
Glifted
Under and In

4.17
12 votes
17
Carissa's Wierd
Songs About Leaving

4.17
424 votes
18
Against Me!
Reinventing Axl Rose

4.16
886 votes
19
Joseph Arthur
Redemption's Son

4.16
19 votes
20
Aimee Mann
Lost in Space

4.15
23 votes
21
The Delgados
Hate

4.14
14 votes
22
Stella Luna
Stargazer

4.13
30 votes
23
Azure Ray
Burn and Shiver

4.13
16 votes
24
Broken Social Scene
You Forgot It In People

4.12
1404 votes
25
Interpol
Interpol EP

4.12
51 votes
26
Idlewild
The Remote Part

4.11
83 votes
27
Bad Astronaut
Houston: We Have a Drinking Problem

4.11
88 votes
28
Bright Eyes
Lifted or the Story is in the Soil...

4.11
1310 votes
29
Martin Grech
Open Heart Zoo

4.11
14 votes
30
Grandaddy
The Sophtware Slump

4.11
137 votes
31
McLusky
McLusky Do Dallas

4.1
144 votes
32
The Paper Chase
Hide the Kitchen Knives

4.09
32 votes
33
Pedro the Lion
Control

4.09
222 votes
34
Coheed and Cambria
The Second Stage Turbine Blade

4.08
1933 votes
35
The Butterfly Effect
The Butterfly Effect

4.08
76 votes
36
Dishwalla
Opaline

4.08
38 votes
37
Hot Rod Circuit
Sorry About Tommorow

4.08
19 votes
38
Jerry Cantrell
Degradation Trip Volumes 1 & 2

4.08
194 votes
39
Thrice
The Illusion of Safety

4.06
1872 votes
40
Against Me!
The Disco Before the Breakdown

4.06
136 votes
41
Okkervil River
Don't Fall In Love With Everyone You See

4.05
198 votes
42
The Mountain Goats
Devil In the Shortwave

4.05
40 votes
43
The Fucking Champs
V

4.05
11 votes
44
Beck
Sea Change

4.03
1428 votes
45
Number Girl
NUM-HEAVYMETALLIC

4.03
31 votes
46
Colossal
Brave The Elements EP

4.03
16 votes
47
Cooper Temple Clause
See This Through And Leave

4.03
18 votes
48
Eyedea & Abilities
First Born

4.02
83 votes
49
Neko Case
Blacklisted

4.02
58 votes
50
Codeseven
The Rescue

4.01
35 votes
51
Pulse Ultra
Headspace

4.01
56 votes
52
Minus the Bear
Highly Refined Pirates

4
1634 votes
53
...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead
Source Tags & Codes

4
357 votes
54
Local H
Here Comes the Zoo

4
52 votes
55
ASIAN KUNG-FU GENERATION
Houkai Amplifier EP

4
38 votes
56
The Gathering
Black Light District

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

4
20 votes
58
QueenAdreena
Drink Me

4
14 votes
59
Aloha
Sugar

4
12 votes
60
The Mountain Goats
Tallahassee

4
434 votes
61
Nada Surf
Let Go

3.99
162 votes
62
Desaparecidos
Read Music/Speak Spanish

3.99
137 votes
63
Silverchair
Diorama

3.99
690 votes
64
Tom Waits
Alice

3.99
239 votes
65
Sleater-Kinney
One Beat

3.98
62 votes
66
Spoon
Kill The Moonlight

3.98
560 votes
67
mewithoutYou
A to B: Life

3.98
1414 votes
68
Autumn's Grey Solace
Within the Depths of a Darkened Forest

3.97
19 votes
69
Ben Kweller
Sha Sha

3.97
106 votes
70
Frou Frou
Details

3.97
138 votes
71
Biffy Clyro
Blackened Sky

3.97
256 votes
72
Karate
Some Boots

3.97
30 votes
73
Augie March
Strange Bird

3.96
14 votes
74
Vex Red
Start With A Strong & Persistant Desire

3.96
27 votes
75
Voltaire
Boo Hoo

3.95
11 votes
76
Early Day Miners
Let Us Garlands Bring

3.95
20 votes
77
Jerry Cantrell
Degradation Trip

3.95
226 votes
78
Sigur Ros
Untitled 1

3.94
27 votes
79
The Casket Lottery
Survival Is For Cowards

3.94
18 votes
80
Rilo Kiley
The Execution of All Things

3.94
142 votes
81
Iron & Wine
The Creek Drank the Cradle

3.93
696 votes
82
Penfold
Our First Taste of Escape

3.93
21 votes
83
Enon
High Society

3.93
14 votes
84
Starflyer 59
Can't Stop Eating EP

3.93
14 votes
85
Oneida
Each One Teach One

3.92
12 votes
86
The Libertines
Up The Bracket

3.92
324 votes
87
Sinch
Sinch

3.9
52 votes
88
The Mercury Program
A Data Learn the Language

3.9
50 votes
89
Chevelle
Wonder What's Next

3.9
1366 votes
90
Sonic Youth
Murray Street

3.9
318 votes
91
Do Make Say Think
& Yet & Yet

3.89
276 votes
92
Muse
Dead Star/In Your World

3.89
14 votes
93
Piebald
We Are the Only Friends We Have

3.89
45 votes
94
Blindside
Silence

3.88
265 votes
95
Blindspott
Blindspott

3.88
32 votes
96
Noyes
Noyes

3.88
16 votes
97
Wonderland Falling Yesterday
Enchanted Landscape Escape

3.88
16 votes
98
Skycamefalling
To Forever Embrace The Sun

3.87
27 votes
99
Godspeed You! Black Emperor
Yanqui U.X.O.

3.87
1176 votes
100
Jimmy Eat World
Bleed American

3.87
1419 votes
101
Bad Religion
The Process of Belief

3.86
427 votes
102
Low
Trust

3.85
111 votes
103
Oceansize
Relapse

3.85
23 votes
104
The Black Heart Procession
Amore Del Tropico

3.84
32 votes
105
Kent
Vapen & ammunition

3.84
50 votes
106
Ugly Casanova
Sharpen Your Teeth

3.83
142 votes
107
Sharks Keep Moving
Pause And Clause EP

3.83
48 votes
108
Supercar
HIGHVISION

3.83
24 votes
109
Oceansize
A Very Still Movement

3.83
21 votes
110
Regina Spektor
Songs

3.83
125 votes
111
The Coral
The Coral

3.83
41 votes
112
Pleymo
Episode 2: Medicine Cake

3.83
23 votes
113
Tom Waits
Blood Money

3.82
210 votes
114
The Six Parts Seven
Things Shaped In Passing

3.82
11 votes
115
Funeral for a Friend
Between Order And Model EP

3.81
62 votes
116
Pop Unknown
The August Division

3.81
16 votes
117
Doves
The Last Broadcast

3.81
194 votes
118
The Walkmen
Everyone Who Pretended To Like Me Is Gone

3.81
73 votes
119
Northstar
Is This Thing Loaded?

3.81
44 votes
120
Pele
Enemies

3.8
20 votes
121
Mono
One Step More and You Die

3.8
152 votes
122
Sophie Ellis-Bextor
Read My Lips

3.79
12 votes
123
ZOX
Take Me Home

3.79
12 votes
124
The Red Paintings
Cinema Love

3.78
32 votes
125
Maserati
The Language Of Cities

3.78
16 votes
126
Newsboys
Thrive

3.78
27 votes
127
Funeral Diner
Difference Of Potential

3.78
67 votes
128
toe
Songs, Ideas We Forgot

3.78
29 votes
129
Engine Down
Demure

3.78
20 votes
130
The Used
The Used

3.77
1124 votes
131
Sparta
Wiretap Scars

3.77
301 votes
132
My Chemical Romance
Like Phantoms, Forever

3.77
22 votes
133
Ozma
The Doubble Donkey Disc

3.77
22 votes
134
Tori Amos
Scarlet's Walk

3.77
110 votes
135
Archive
You All Look The Same To Me

3.77
53 votes
136
Owen
No Good for No One Now

3.77
75 votes
137
Steve Earle
Jerusalem

3.77
15 votes
138
Norah Jones
Come Away with Me

3.77
203 votes
139
Bonnie 'Prince' Billy
Master And Everyone

3.77
32 votes
140
World's End Girlfriend
Dream's End Come True

3.77
49 votes
141
Brendan Benson
Lapalco

3.76
25 votes
142
The Black Keys
The Big Come Up

3.75
578 votes
143
Tocotronic
Tocotronic

3.75
14 votes
144
Denali
Denali

3.75
12 votes
145
Coldplay
A Rush of Blood to the Head

3.75
2052 votes
146
No Knife
Riot For Romance!

3.74
39 votes
147
The Starting Line
Say It Like You Mean It

3.74
202 votes
148
CKY
Infiltrate Destroy Rebuild

3.74
290 votes
149
Apoptygma Berzerk
Harmonizer

3.74
19 votes
150
Sam Roberts Band
The Inhuman Condition

3.73
15 votes
151
Box Car Racer
Box Car Racer

3.72
456 votes
152
Pretty Girls Make Graves
Good Health

3.72
38 votes
153
God Is An Astronaut
The End of the Beginning

3.72
234 votes
154
Something Corporate
Leaving Through The Window

3.72
188 votes
155
Bright Eyes
There Is No Beginning To The Story EP

3.71
126 votes
156
Gomez
In Our Gun

3.7
20 votes
157
Red Hot Chili Peppers
By the Way

3.7
2297 votes
158
The Early November
For All of This EP

3.69
190 votes
159
Pinback
Some Voices

3.69
18 votes
160
Xiu Xiu
Knife Play

3.69
44 votes
161
Antimatter
Saviour

3.69
35 votes
162
N.E.R.D.
In Search Of

3.68
115 votes
163
Kevin Devine
Circle Gets the Square

3.68
66 votes
164
Sixpence None the Richer
Divine Discontent

3.68
11 votes
165
Finch (US)
What It Is to Burn

3.68
628 votes
166
Jets to Brazil
Perfecting Loneliness

3.67
142 votes
167
Say Anything
Menorah/Majora

3.66
140 votes
168
They Might Be Giants
No!

3.66
32 votes
169
Beth Orton
Daybreaker

3.65
11 votes
170
New Found Glory
Sticks and Stones

3.65
526 votes
171
Filter
The Amalgamut

3.64
179 votes
172
Cave In
Tides of Tomorrow

3.63
89 votes
173
The Tragically Hip
In Violet Light

3.63
26 votes
174
Unwritten Law
Elva

3.63
93 votes
175
The Microphones
Little Bird Flies Into a Big Cloud

3.63
36 votes
176
The Velvet Teen
Out of the Fierce Parade

3.63
16 votes
177
Bleach
Again, For The First Time

3.63
12 votes
178
Audioslave
Audioslave

3.62
1497 votes
179
Mudvayne
The End of All Things to Come

3.61
856 votes
180
The Good Life
Black Out

3.6
50 votes
181
Sum 41
Motivation

3.6
42 votes
182
Brand New and Safety In Numbers
Split

3.59
87 votes
183
Badly Drawn Boy
Have You Fed The Fish?

3.59
68 votes
184
Devendra Banhart
Oh Me Oh My ...

3.58
52 votes
185
System of a Down
Steal This Album!

3.57
2704 votes
186
Joanna Newsom
Walnut Whales

3.57
15 votes
187
Death Cab for Cutie
Stability

3.56
144 votes
188
Murder by Death
Like the Exorcist, but More Breakdancing

3.56
106 votes
189
Ladytron
Light & Magic

3.54
39 votes
190
Yellowcard
The Underdog EP

3.54
57 votes
191
Sum 41
Does This Look Infected?

3.53
993 votes
192
The Music
The Music

3.53
106 votes
193
Deerhoof
Reveille

3.53
40 votes
194
The Beautiful Mistake
Light a Match, for I Deserve To Burn

3.52
25 votes
195
Tegan and Sara
If It Was You

3.51
224 votes
196
The Vines
Highly Evolved

3.51
536 votes
197
Beatsteaks
Living Targets

3.5
27 votes
198
Supergrass
Life On Other Planets

3.5
20 votes
199
Madrugada
Grit

3.5
14 votes
200
Demon Hunter
Demon Hunter

3.49
270 votes



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