Best Alternative Rock Albums of 2002


01
Thomas Dybdahl
...That Great October Sound

4.43
30 votes
02
Coaltar of the Deepers
Newave

4.34
32 votes
03
The Eighties Matchbox B-Line Disaster
Horse of the Dog

4.34
19 votes
04
Sigur Ros
( )

4.32
2407 votes
05
Interpol
Turn on the Bright Lights

4.25
1908 votes
06
Wilco
Yankee Hotel Foxtrot

4.25
2434 votes
07
Queens of the Stone Age
Songs for the Deaf

4.24
3338 votes
08
The Mountain Goats
All Hail West Texas

4.23
530 votes
09
Nine Inch Nails
Still

4.23
336 votes
10
Carissa's Wierd
Songs About Leaving

4.22
828 votes
11
dredg
El Cielo

4.21
1548 votes
12
Lambchop
Is a woman

4.21
17 votes
13
Hopesfall
The Satellite Years

4.19
533 votes
14
Songs: Ohia
Didn't It Rain

4.18
36 votes
15
Yann Tiersen
Le Phare

4.18
25 votes
16
Against Me!
Reinventing Axl Rose

4.18
964 votes
17
Joseph Arthur
Redemption's Son

4.17
21 votes
18
Azure Ray
Burn and Shiver

4.17
15 votes
19
The Delgados
Hate

4.16
19 votes
20
Glifted
Under and In

4.14
14 votes
21
Aimee Mann
Lost in Space

4.14
25 votes
22
City of Caterpillar
City of Caterpillar

4.14
719 votes
23
Broken Social Scene
You Forgot It in People

4.13
1550 votes
24
Bright Eyes
Lifted or the Story is in the Soil...

4.11
1390 votes
25
The Paper Chase
Hide the Kitchen Knives

4.11
32 votes
26
Damien Rice
O

4.1
1320 votes
27
Pedro the Lion
Control

4.09
268 votes
28
Nadja
Touched

4.08
90 votes
29
Enon
High Society

4.08
24 votes
30
Interpol
Interpol EP

4.08
62 votes
31
Idlewild
The Remote Part

4.08
200 votes
32
Coheed and Cambria
The Second Stage Turbine Blade

4.08
2096 votes
33
Cog
Just Visiting - Part 2

4.07
21 votes
34
Cog
Just Visiting - Part 1

4.07
21 votes
35
Hot Rod Circuit
Sorry About Tommorow

4.06
24 votes
36
Martin Grech
Open Heart Zoo

4.06
17 votes
37
Thrice
The Illusion of Safety

4.05
4038 votes
38
Number Girl
NUM-HEAVYMETALLIC

4.05
41 votes
39
Okkervil River
Don't Fall In Love With Everyone You See

4.05
228 votes
40
Taking Back Sunday
Tell All Your Friends

4.04
1769 votes
41
Asian Kung-Fu Generation
Houkai Amplifier

4.04
50 votes
42
Bad Astronaut
Houston: We Have a Drinking Problem

4.04
104 votes
43
Keelhaul
Keelhaul II

4.03
15 votes
44
Augie March
Strange Bird

4.03
15 votes
45
Lucero
Tennessee

4.03
33 votes
46
Beck
Sea Change

4.03
1616 votes
47
Muse
Dead Star/In Your World

4.03
37 votes
48
The Mountain Goats
Tallahassee

4.02
518 votes
49
Against Me!
The Disco Before the Breakdown

4.02
148 votes
50
Silverchair
Diorama

4.02
732 votes
51
...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead
Source Tags & Codes

4.02
410 votes
52
The Butterfly Effect
The Butterfly Effect

4.02
83 votes
53
Sigur Ros
Untitled 1

4.02
31 votes
54
Codeseven
The Rescue

4
38 votes
55
The Cooper Temple Clause
See This Through And Leave

4
23 votes
56
Early Day Miners
Let Us Garlands Bring

4
22 votes
57
Flunk
For Sleepyheads Only

4
13 votes
58
Minus the Bear
Highly Refined Pirates

4
1752 votes
59
Ben Kweller
Sha Sha

3.99
114 votes
60
Frou Frou
Details

3.99
158 votes
61
The Gathering
Black Light District

3.98
33 votes
62
Spoon
Kill the Moonlight

3.98
327 votes
63
The Mountain Goats
Devil In the Shortwave

3.98
46 votes
64
Nada Surf
Let Go

3.98
190 votes
65
Desaparecidos
Read Music/Speak Spanish

3.98
169 votes
66
Sleater-Kinney
One Beat

3.97
112 votes
67
Karate
Some Boots

3.97
34 votes
68
Vex Red
Start With A Strong & Persistant Desire

3.97
32 votes
69
mewithoutYou
A to B: Life

3.97
1638 votes
70
QueenAdreena
Drink Me

3.96
14 votes
71
Oneida
Each One Teach One

3.96
13 votes
72
Neko Case
Blacklisted

3.96
63 votes
73
Biffy Clyro
Blackened Sky

3.96
283 votes
74
Steve Von Till
If I Should Fall to the Field

3.96
47 votes
75
Cage
Movies for the Blind

3.95
99 votes
76
Rilo Kiley
The Execution of All Things

3.95
152 votes
77
Dishwalla
Opaline

3.95
40 votes
78
Wonderland Falling Yesterday
Enchanted Landscape Escape

3.94
18 votes
79
Iron & Wine
The Creek Drank the Cradle

3.93
738 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
33 votes
82
Oceansize
Relapse

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

3.92
53 votes
84
Supercar
HIGHVISION

3.91
34 votes
85
Jerry Cantrell
Degradation Trip

3.9
236 votes
86
Chevelle
Wonder What's Next

3.9
1505 votes
87
Pulse Ultra
Headspace

3.9
68 votes
88
Do Make Say Think
& Yet & Yet

3.89
149 votes
89
The Libertines
Up The Bracket

3.89
754 votes
90
Local H
Here Comes the Zoo

3.89
64 votes
91
Sinch
Sinch

3.89
59 votes
92
Noyes
Noyes

3.89
18 votes
93
Blindside
Silence

3.89
277 votes
94
Sonic Youth
Murray Street

3.88
380 votes
95
Jimmy Eat World
Bleed American

3.88
1573 votes
96
Godspeed You! Black Emperor
Yanqui U.X.O.

3.87
1396 votes
97
Oceansize
A Very Still Movement

3.87
46 votes
98
Blindspott
Blindspott

3.87
34 votes
99
Penfold
Our First Taste of Escape

3.86
29 votes
100
Stella Luna
Stargazer

3.86
56 votes
101
Sharks Keep Moving
Pause And Clause EP

3.85
27 votes
102
Piebald
We Are the Only Friends We Have

3.85
46 votes
103
The Casket Lottery
Survival Is For Cowards

3.85
23 votes
104
Newsboys
Thrive

3.84
29 votes
105
My Chemical Romance
Like Phantoms, Forever

3.84
25 votes
106
Pop Unknown
The August Division

3.83
18 votes
107
Hundred Reasons
Ideas Above Our Station

3.83
83 votes
108
Sixpence None the Richer
Divine Discontent

3.82
17 votes
109
The Six Parts Seven
Things Shaped In Passing

3.82
14 votes
110
Ugly Casanova
Sharpen Your Teeth

3.82
161 votes
111
Regina Spektor
Songs

3.82
288 votes
112
Doves
The Last Broadcast

3.81
218 votes
113
Pleymo
Episode 2: Medicine Cake

3.81
26 votes
114
Northstar
Is This Thing Loaded?

3.81
49 votes
115
Tori Amos
Scarlet's Walk

3.81
121 votes
116
Mono
One Step More and You Die

3.81
175 votes
117
Pretty Girls Make Graves
Good Health

3.8
46 votes
118
The Roots
Phrenology

3.8
375 votes
119
The Walkmen
Everyone Who Pretended To Like Me Is Gone

3.8
79 votes
120
The Coral
The Coral

3.8
43 votes
121
Owen
No Good for No One Now

3.79
95 votes
122
The Warlocks
Pheonix Album

3.79
24 votes
123
The Black Heart Procession
Amore Del Tropico

3.79
57 votes
124
Low
Trust

3.79
141 votes
125
The Used
The Used

3.79
1217 votes
126
Funeral Diner
Difference Of Potential

3.79
82 votes
127
Curve
The New Adventures Of Curve

3.79
14 votes
128
toe
Songs, Ideas We Forgot

3.78
41 votes
129
World's End Girlfriend
Dream's End Come True

3.78
54 votes
130
CKY
Infiltrate Destroy Rebuild

3.78
314 votes
131
Logh
Every Time A Bell Rings an Angel Gets His Wings

3.77
22 votes
132
Sparta
Wiretap Scars

3.77
328 votes
133
Pele
Enemies

3.77
26 votes
134
The Red Paintings
Cinema Love

3.77
30 votes
135
Norah Jones
Come Away with Me

3.76
217 votes
136
Kent
Vapen & ammunition

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

3.76
2304 votes
138
Bonnie 'Prince' Billy
Master And Everyone

3.76
37 votes
139
Funeral for a Friend
Between Order And Model EP

3.76
69 votes
140
Brendan Benson
Lapalco

3.75
26 votes
141
The Black Keys
The Big Come Up

3.74
329 votes
142
Maserati
The Language Of Cities

3.74
19 votes
143
The Starting Line
Say It Like You Mean It

3.73
216 votes
144
Archive
You All Look The Same To Me

3.73
63 votes
145
Sam Roberts Band
The Inhuman Condition

3.73
15 votes
146
Funeral Diner
The Wicked

3.73
41 votes
147
Box Car Racer
Box Car Racer

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

3.73
130 votes
149
God Is an Astronaut
The End of the Beginning

3.73
264 votes
150
No Knife
Riot For Romance!

3.72
39 votes
151
Apoptygma Berzerk
Harmonizer

3.71
19 votes
152
Say Anything
Menorah/Majora

3.71
151 votes
153
Something Corporate
Leaving Through The Window

3.7
206 votes
154
The Early November
For All of This EP

3.7
212 votes
155
Red Hot Chili Peppers
By the Way

3.69
2499 votes
156
Jets to Brazil
Perfecting Loneliness

3.69
154 votes
157
Q and Not U
Different Damage

3.68
65 votes
158
N.E.R.D.
In Search Of

3.67
127 votes
159
Kevin Devine
Circle Gets the Square

3.67
66 votes
160
Ra
From One

3.67
122 votes
161
Finch
What It Is to Burn

3.66
679 votes
162
The Tragically Hip
In Violet Light

3.65
26 votes
163
Engine Down
Demure

3.65
23 votes
164
The Good Life
Black Out

3.65
54 votes
165
New Found Glory
Sticks and Stones

3.65
568 votes
166
Unwritten Law
Elva

3.64
93 votes
167
Pinback
Some Voices

3.64
54 votes
168
Gomez
In Our Gun

3.64
22 votes
169
Antimatter
Saviour

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

3.63
16 votes
171
Filter
The Amalgamut

3.62
199 votes
172
Cave In
Tides of Tomorrow

3.62
96 votes
173
Plain White T's
Stop

3.62
13 votes
174
Mudvayne
The End of All Things to Come

3.61
932 votes
175
Badly Drawn Boy
Have You Fed The Fish?

3.61
70 votes
176
Audioslave
Audioslave

3.61
1620 votes
177
Death Cab for Cutie
Stability

3.61
110 votes
178
Supergrass
Life On Other Planets

3.6
24 votes
179
Jucifer
I Name You Destroyer

3.6
15 votes
180
Yellowcard
Underdog

3.6
62 votes
181
Brand New/Safety In Numbers
Split

3.59
87 votes
182
Ladytron
Light & Magic

3.59
42 votes
183
System of a Down
Steal This Album!

3.59
2960 votes
184
Sum 41
Motivation

3.59
47 votes
185
Lacuna Coil
Comalies

3.58
479 votes
186
Deerhoof
Reveille

3.58
44 votes
187
Murder by Death
Like the Exorcist, but More Breakdancing

3.58
109 votes
188
Feeder
Comfort In Sound

3.58
194 votes
189
The Music
The Music

3.57
108 votes
190
MUCC
Homura Uta

3.57
14 votes
191
Tocotronic
Tocotronic

3.56
48 votes
192
Thursday
Five Stories Falling

3.56
214 votes
193
Devendra Banhart
Oh Me Oh My ...

3.55
56 votes
194
Ozma
The Doubble Donkey Disc

3.53
30 votes
195
Madrugada
Grit

3.53
15 votes
196
Joanna Newsom
Walnut Whales

3.53
18 votes
197
Sum 41
Does This Look Infected?

3.53
1109 votes
198
Beatsteaks
Living Targets

3.52
28 votes
199
Ryan Adams
Demolition

3.49
66 votes
200
Tegan and Sara
If It Was You

3.49
236 votes



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