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
Sigur Ros
( )

4.31
2213 votes
05
Wilco
Yankee Hotel Foxtrot

4.24
2154 votes
06
Yann Tiersen
Le Phare

4.23
22 votes
07
Interpol
Turn on the Bright Lights

4.23
1690 votes
08
Queens of the Stone Age
Songs for the Deaf

4.22
3031 votes
09
Hopesfall
No Wings To Speak Of

4.22
289 votes
10
dredg
El Cielo

4.21
1458 votes
11
The Mountain Goats
All Hail West Texas

4.21
434 votes
12
Hopesfall
The Satellite Years

4.19
494 votes
13
Songs: Ohia
Didn't It Rain

4.19
27 votes
14
Carissa's Wierd
Songs About Leaving

4.18
446 votes
15
Joseph Arthur
Redemption's Son

4.18
20 votes
16
Against Me!
Reinventing Axl Rose

4.17
902 votes
17
Aimee Mann
Lost in Space

4.15
23 votes
18
Azure Ray
Burn and Shiver

4.13
16 votes
19
The Paper Chase
Hide the Kitchen Knives

4.12
33 votes
20
Grandaddy
The Sophtware Slump

4.12
140 votes
21
Broken Social Scene
You Forgot It In People

4.11
1420 votes
22
Bright Eyes
Lifted or the Story is in the Soil...

4.11
1320 votes
23
Nadja
Touched

4.1
78 votes
24
Bad Astronaut
Houston: We Have a Drinking Problem

4.1
90 votes
25
The Delgados
Hate

4.1
15 votes
26
Martin Grech
Open Heart Zoo

4.1
15 votes
27
Interpol
Interpol EP

4.1
52 votes
28
Idlewild
The Remote Part

4.09
86 votes
29
Pedro the Lion
Control

4.09
232 votes
30
Coheed and Cambria
The Second Stage Turbine Blade

4.09
1960 votes
31
The Butterfly Effect
The Butterfly Effect

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

4.07
204 votes
33
Jerry Cantrell
Degradation Trip Volumes 1 & 2

4.07
192 votes
34
Thrice
The Illusion of Safety

4.05
1887 votes
35
Against Me!
The Disco Before the Breakdown

4.05
137 votes
36
Stella Luna
Stargazer

4.05
44 votes
37
Taking Back Sunday
Tell All Your Friends

4.04
1643 votes
38
Neko Case
Blacklisted

4.03
59 votes
39
Beck
Sea Change

4.03
1442 votes
40
Colossal
Brave The Elements EP

4.03
16 votes
41
Eyedea & Abilities
First Born

4.03
85 votes
42
Number Girl
NUM-HEAVYMETALLIC

4.03
70 votes
43
ASIAN KUNG-FU GENERATION
Houkai Amplifier EP

4.02
42 votes
44
Hot Rod Circuit
Sorry About Tommorow

4.02
21 votes
45
Codeseven
The Rescue

4.01
36 votes
46
Minus the Bear
Highly Refined Pirates

4
1650 votes
47
Local H
Here Comes the Zoo

4
52 votes
48
The Mountain Goats
Devil In the Shortwave

4
42 votes
49
Dishwalla
Opaline

4
38 votes
50
The Gathering
Black Light District

4
27 votes
51
Logh
Every Time A Bell Rings an Angel Gets His Wings

4
20 votes
52
QueenAdreena
Drink Me

4
13 votes
53
The Mountain Goats
Tallahassee

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

4
369 votes
55
Silverchair
Diorama

4
700 votes
56
Nada Surf
Let Go

3.99
162 votes
57
Sleater-Kinney
One Beat

3.99
69 votes
58
Tom Waits
Alice

3.99
245 votes
59
Desaparecidos
Read Music/Speak Spanish

3.99
141 votes
60
Pulse Ultra
Headspace

3.98
58 votes
61
Spoon
Kill The Moonlight

3.98
582 votes
62
mewithoutYou
A to B: Life

3.98
1426 votes
63
Frou Frou
Details

3.97
139 votes
64
Cooper Temple Clause
See This Through And Leave

3.97
19 votes
65
Ben Kweller
Sha Sha

3.97
106 votes
66
Karate
Some Boots

3.97
31 votes
67
Augie March
Strange Bird

3.96
14 votes
68
Biffy Clyro
Blackened Sky

3.96
259 votes
69
Autumn's Grey Solace
Within the Depths of a Darkened Forest

3.96
24 votes
70
Early Day Miners
Let Us Garlands Bring

3.95
22 votes
71
Vex Red
Start With A Strong & Persistant Desire

3.95
29 votes
72
Jerry Cantrell
Degradation Trip

3.95
226 votes
73
Muse
Dead Star/In Your World

3.94
17 votes
74
Rilo Kiley
The Execution of All Things

3.94
144 votes
75
Iron & Wine
The Creek Drank the Cradle

3.93
698 votes
76
Enon
High Society

3.93
14 votes
77
Starflyer 59
Can't Stop Eating EP

3.93
14 votes
78
Sigur Ros
Untitled 1

3.93
27 votes
79
Sinch
Sinch

3.92
54 votes
80
The Libertines
Up The Bracket

3.91
327 votes
81
Chevelle
Wonder What's Next

3.9
1383 votes
82
Sonic Youth
Murray Street

3.9
327 votes
83
The Mercury Program
A Data Learn the Language

3.89
51 votes
84
Do Make Say Think
& Yet & Yet

3.89
278 votes
85
Blindside
Silence

3.89
268 votes
86
Supercar
HIGHVISION

3.88
26 votes
87
Wonderland Falling Yesterday
Enchanted Landscape Escape

3.88
17 votes
88
Noyes
Noyes

3.88
16 votes
89
Piebald
We Are the Only Friends We Have

3.87
47 votes
90
Godspeed You! Black Emperor
Yanqui U.X.O.

3.87
1199 votes
91
Skycamefalling
To Forever Embrace The Sun

3.87
27 votes
92
Penfold
Our First Taste of Escape

3.87
23 votes
93
The Casket Lottery
Survival Is For Cowards

3.87
19 votes
94
Blindspott
Blindspott

3.87
34 votes
95
Jimmy Eat World
Bleed American

3.86
1440 votes
96
Low
Trust

3.86
120 votes
97
Bad Religion
The Process of Belief

3.86
437 votes
98
Pleymo
Episode 2: Medicine Cake

3.85
24 votes
99
Oceansize
Relapse

3.85
23 votes
100
Ugly Casanova
Sharpen Your Teeth

3.84
143 votes
101
Sharks Keep Moving
Pause And Clause EP

3.83
24 votes
102
Oceansize
A Very Still Movement

3.83
21 votes
103
Regina Spektor
Songs

3.83
127 votes
104
My Chemical Romance
Like Phantoms, Forever

3.83
23 votes
105
The Black Heart Procession
Amore Del Tropico

3.82
51 votes
106
The Coral
The Coral

3.82
42 votes
107
Tom Waits
Blood Money

3.82
215 votes
108
The Walkmen
Everyone Who Pretended To Like Me Is Gone

3.82
73 votes
109
Doves
The Last Broadcast

3.81
200 votes
110
Northstar
Is This Thing Loaded?

3.81
44 votes
111
Funeral for a Friend
Between Order And Model EP

3.8
64 votes
112
Kent
Vapen & ammunition

3.8
49 votes
113
Pele
Enemies

3.79
24 votes
114
World's End Girlfriend
Dream's End Come True

3.79
52 votes
115
Newsboys
Thrive

3.79
28 votes
116
Mono
One Step More and You Die

3.78
160 votes
117
Tori Amos
Scarlet's Walk

3.78
113 votes
118
The Red Paintings
Cinema Love

3.78
32 votes
119
Maserati
The Language Of Cities

3.78
16 votes
120
The Used
The Used

3.78
1141 votes
121
Pop Unknown
The August Division

3.78
18 votes
122
Engine Down
Demure

3.78
20 votes
123
Ozma
The Doubble Donkey Disc

3.77
22 votes
124
Sparta
Wiretap Scars

3.77
302 votes
125
Alexisonfire
Alexisonfire

3.77
1159 votes
126
Funeral Diner
Difference Of Potential

3.77
69 votes
127
Steve Earle
Jerusalem

3.77
15 votes
128
Norah Jones
Come Away with Me

3.76
204 votes
129
toe
Songs, Ideas We Forgot

3.76
33 votes
130
Owen
No Good for No One Now

3.75
79 votes
131
Coldplay
A Rush of Blood to the Head

3.75
2074 votes
132
Brendan Benson
Lapalco

3.75
26 votes
133
Tocotronic
Tocotronic

3.75
14 votes
134
The Starting Line
Say It Like You Mean It

3.75
204 votes
135
The Black Keys
The Big Come Up

3.74
588 votes
136
Archive
You All Look The Same To Me

3.74
54 votes
137
CKY
Infiltrate Destroy Rebuild

3.74
290 votes
138
Pretty Girls Make Graves
Good Health

3.74
38 votes
139
Apoptygma Berzerk
Harmonizer

3.74
19 votes
140
Sam Roberts Band
The Inhuman Condition

3.73
15 votes
141
Box Car Racer
Box Car Racer

3.73
461 votes
142
Bonnie 'Prince' Billy
Master And Everyone

3.73
33 votes
143
God Is An Astronaut
The End of the Beginning

3.73
240 votes
144
No Knife
Riot For Romance!

3.72
38 votes
145
Something Corporate
Leaving Through The Window

3.72
189 votes
146
Bright Eyes
There Is No Beginning To The Story EP

3.71
126 votes
147
Sixpence None the Richer
Divine Discontent

3.71
24 votes
148
Red Hot Chili Peppers
By the Way

3.7
2317 votes
149
The Early November
For All of This EP

3.7
192 votes
150
Xiu Xiu
Knife Play

3.7
48 votes
151
N.E.R.D.
In Search Of

3.68
114 votes
152
Pinback
Some Voices

3.68
19 votes
153
Finch (US)
What It Is to Burn

3.68
637 votes
154
Kevin Devine
Circle Gets the Square

3.68
66 votes
155
Gomez
In Our Gun

3.68
22 votes
156
Say Anything
Menorah/Majora

3.68
142 votes
157
Antimatter
Saviour

3.68
34 votes
158
Jets to Brazil
Perfecting Loneliness

3.67
142 votes
159
New Found Glory
Sticks and Stones

3.65
533 votes
160
They Might Be Giants
No!

3.65
34 votes
161
The Tragically Hip
In Violet Light

3.63
26 votes
162
Unwritten Law
Elva

3.63
93 votes
163
Filter
The Amalgamut

3.63
179 votes
164
The Microphones
Little Bird Flies Into a Big Cloud

3.63
36 votes
165
The Velvet Teen
Out of the Fierce Parade

3.63
16 votes
166
Cave In
Tides of Tomorrow

3.62
91 votes
167
Audioslave
Audioslave

3.62
1514 votes
168
The Good Life
Black Out

3.62
52 votes
169
Mudvayne
The End of All Things to Come

3.61
867 votes
170
Sum 41
Motivation

3.6
42 votes
171
Brand New and Safety In Numbers
Split

3.59
87 votes
172
Badly Drawn Boy
Have You Fed The Fish?

3.59
68 votes
173
Death Cab for Cutie
Stability

3.58
150 votes
174
System of a Down
Steal This Album!

3.57
2726 votes
175
Joanna Newsom
Walnut Whales

3.57
15 votes
176
Murder by Death
Like the Exorcist, but More Breakdancing

3.56
106 votes
177
The Music
The Music

3.56
108 votes
178
Devendra Banhart
Oh Me Oh My ...

3.56
54 votes
179
Yellowcard
The Underdog EP

3.55
59 votes
180
Ladytron
Light & Magic

3.54
39 votes
181
Madrugada
Grit

3.53
15 votes
182
Sum 41
Does This Look Infected?

3.53
1003 votes
183
The Beautiful Mistake
Light a Match, for I Deserve To Burn

3.52
25 votes
184
The Vines
Highly Evolved

3.51
536 votes
185
Tegan and Sara
If It Was You

3.5
222 votes
186
Deerhoof
Reveille

3.5
40 votes
187
Beatsteaks
Living Targets

3.5
27 votes
188
Supergrass
Life On Other Planets

3.5
20 votes
189
Dashboard Confessional
Summers Kiss EP

3.48
60 votes
190
Guided by Voices
Universal Truths and Cycles

3.47
32 votes
191
Jucifer
I Name You Destroyer

3.46
13 votes
192
Ryan Adams
Demolition

3.46
62 votes
193
The Apex Theory
Topsy-Turvy

3.45
57 votes
194
My Morning Jacket
Chocolate and Ice

3.44
18 votes
195
Dave Matthews Band
Busted Stuff

3.44
145 votes
196
Stone Sour
Stone Sour

3.42
686 votes
197
The Get Up Kids
On a Wire

3.42
108 votes
198
Matchbox Twenty
More Than You Think You Are

3.4
200 votes
199
Minus the Bear
Bands Like It When You Yell YAR at Them

3.39
226 votes
200
Breaking Benjamin
Saturate

3.39
1632 votes



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