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
2201 votes
05
Wilco
Yankee Hotel Foxtrot

4.24
2142 votes
06
Yann Tiersen
Le Phare

4.23
22 votes
07
Interpol
Turn on the Bright Lights

4.22
1657 votes
08
Queens of the Stone Age
Songs for the Deaf

4.22
3007 votes
09
Hopesfall
No Wings To Speak Of

4.22
288 votes
10
dredg
El Cielo

4.21
1446 votes
11
The Mountain Goats
All Hail West Texas

4.21
424 votes
12
Songs: Ohia
Didn't It Rain

4.2
25 votes
13
Hopesfall
The Satellite Years

4.2
486 votes
14
Against Me!
Reinventing Axl Rose

4.17
896 votes
15
Carissa's Wierd
Songs About Leaving

4.16
432 votes
16
Joseph Arthur
Redemption's Son

4.16
19 votes
17
Aimee Mann
Lost in Space

4.15
23 votes
18
The Delgados
Hate

4.14
14 votes
19
Stella Luna
Stargazer

4.13
30 votes
20
Azure Ray
Burn and Shiver

4.13
16 votes
21
Broken Social Scene
You Forgot It In People

4.12
1408 votes
22
Interpol
Interpol EP

4.12
51 votes
23
Bright Eyes
Lifted or the Story is in the Soil...

4.11
1314 votes
24
Idlewild
The Remote Part

4.11
85 votes
25
Grandaddy
The Sophtware Slump

4.1
137 votes
26
Bad Astronaut
Houston: We Have a Drinking Problem

4.1
89 votes
27
Martin Grech
Open Heart Zoo

4.1
15 votes
28
McLusky
McLusky Do Dallas

4.1
146 votes
29
The Paper Chase
Hide the Kitchen Knives

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

4.09
1949 votes
31
Pedro the Lion
Control

4.08
224 votes
32
The Butterfly Effect
The Butterfly Effect

4.08
76 votes
33
Dishwalla
Opaline

4.08
38 votes
34
Hot Rod Circuit
Sorry About Tommorow

4.08
20 votes
35
Jerry Cantrell
Degradation Trip Volumes 1 & 2

4.07
192 votes
36
Thrice
The Illusion of Safety

4.06
1880 votes
37
Against Me!
The Disco Before the Breakdown

4.05
137 votes
38
Okkervil River
Don't Fall In Love With Everyone You See

4.05
198 votes
39
Number Girl
NUM-HEAVYMETALLIC

4.05
33 votes
40
Taking Back Sunday
Tell All Your Friends

4.04
1624 votes
41
Beck
Sea Change

4.03
1440 votes
42
Colossal
Brave The Elements EP

4.03
16 votes
43
Eyedea & Abilities
First Born

4.02
83 votes
44
Neko Case
Blacklisted

4.02
59 votes
45
Codeseven
The Rescue

4.01
36 votes
46
Minus the Bear
Highly Refined Pirates

4
1646 votes
47
Local H
Here Comes the Zoo

4
52 votes
48
The Mountain Goats
Devil In the Shortwave

4
42 votes
49
ASIAN KUNG-FU GENERATION
Houkai Amplifier EP

4
38 votes
50
Logh
Every Time A Bell Rings an Angel Gets His Wings

4
20 votes
51
QueenAdreena
Drink Me

4
14 votes
52
...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead
Source Tags & Codes

4
360 votes
53
Silverchair
Diorama

3.99
698 votes
54
Nada Surf
Let Go

3.99
162 votes
55
The Mountain Goats
Tallahassee

3.99
436 votes
56
Desaparecidos
Read Music/Speak Spanish

3.99
137 votes
57
Spoon
Kill The Moonlight

3.99
572 votes
58
Tom Waits
Alice

3.99
240 votes
59
Sleater-Kinney
One Beat

3.98
63 votes
60
The Gathering
Black Light District

3.98
26 votes
61
mewithoutYou
A to B: Life

3.98
1418 votes
62
Cooper Temple Clause
See This Through And Leave

3.97
19 votes
63
Autumn's Grey Solace
Within the Depths of a Darkened Forest

3.97
19 votes
64
Ben Kweller
Sha Sha

3.97
106 votes
65
Frou Frou
Details

3.97
139 votes
66
Karate
Some Boots

3.97
31 votes
67
Biffy Clyro
Blackened Sky

3.97
256 votes
68
Augie March
Strange Bird

3.96
14 votes
69
Vex Red
Start With A Strong & Persistant Desire

3.96
27 votes
70
Early Day Miners
Let Us Garlands Bring

3.95
20 votes
71
Jerry Cantrell
Degradation Trip

3.95
224 votes
72
Sigur Ros
Untitled 1

3.94
27 votes
73
The Casket Lottery
Survival Is For Cowards

3.94
18 votes
74
Rilo Kiley
The Execution of All Things

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

3.93
348 votes
76
Penfold
Our First Taste of Escape

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

3.93
14 votes
78
Enon
High Society

3.93
14 votes
79
The Libertines
Up The Bracket

3.92
324 votes
80
Chevelle
Wonder What's Next

3.9
1374 votes
81
The Mercury Program
A Data Learn the Language

3.9
50 votes
82
Muse
Dead Star/In Your World

3.9
15 votes
83
Sonic Youth
Murray Street

3.9
323 votes
84
Sinch
Sinch

3.9
53 votes
85
Do Make Say Think
& Yet & Yet

3.89
276 votes
86
Wonderland Falling Yesterday
Enchanted Landscape Escape

3.88
17 votes
87
Blindside
Silence

3.88
266 votes
88
Piebald
We Are the Only Friends We Have

3.88
46 votes
89
Blindspott
Blindspott

3.88
32 votes
90
Noyes
Noyes

3.88
16 votes
91
Skycamefalling
To Forever Embrace The Sun

3.87
27 votes
92
Godspeed You! Black Emperor
Yanqui U.X.O.

3.87
1183 votes
93
Jimmy Eat World
Bleed American

3.87
1428 votes
94
Bad Religion
The Process of Belief

3.86
436 votes
95
Low
Trust

3.85
111 votes
96
Oceansize
Relapse

3.85
23 votes
97
The Black Heart Procession
Amore Del Tropico

3.84
48 votes
98
Supercar
HIGHVISION

3.83
24 votes
99
Sharks Keep Moving
Pause And Clause EP

3.83
24 votes
100
Oceansize
A Very Still Movement

3.83
21 votes
101
Ugly Casanova
Sharpen Your Teeth

3.83
143 votes
102
Regina Spektor
Songs

3.83
127 votes
103
Pleymo
Episode 2: Medicine Cake

3.83
23 votes
104
The Coral
The Coral

3.82
42 votes
105
Tom Waits
Blood Money

3.82
210 votes
106
Pele
Enemies

3.82
22 votes
107
Pop Unknown
The August Division

3.81
16 votes
108
Doves
The Last Broadcast

3.81
196 votes
109
Northstar
Is This Thing Loaded?

3.81
44 votes
110
The Walkmen
Everyone Who Pretended To Like Me Is Gone

3.8
74 votes
111
Kent
Vapen & ammunition

3.79
48 votes
112
Funeral for a Friend
Between Order And Model EP

3.79
63 votes
113
Newsboys
Thrive

3.79
28 votes
114
Mono
One Step More and You Die

3.78
155 votes
115
The Red Paintings
Cinema Love

3.78
32 votes
116
Maserati
The Language Of Cities

3.78
16 votes
117
World's End Girlfriend
Dream's End Come True

3.78
50 votes
118
The Used
The Used

3.78
1135 votes
119
Tori Amos
Scarlet's Walk

3.78
112 votes
120
Funeral Diner
Difference Of Potential

3.78
67 votes
121
toe
Songs, Ideas We Forgot

3.78
29 votes
122
Engine Down
Demure

3.78
20 votes
123
Sparta
Wiretap Scars

3.77
301 votes
124
Ozma
The Doubble Donkey Disc

3.77
22 votes
125
My Chemical Romance
Like Phantoms, Forever

3.77
22 votes
126
Archive
You All Look The Same To Me

3.77
53 votes
127
Norah Jones
Come Away with Me

3.77
204 votes
128
Steve Earle
Jerusalem

3.77
15 votes
129
Bonnie 'Prince' Billy
Master And Everyone

3.77
32 votes
130
Owen
No Good for No One Now

3.76
76 votes
131
Brendan Benson
Lapalco

3.76
25 votes
132
The Black Keys
The Big Come Up

3.75
582 votes
133
Coldplay
A Rush of Blood to the Head

3.75
2064 votes
134
Tocotronic
Tocotronic

3.75
14 votes
135
The Starting Line
Say It Like You Mean It

3.74
202 votes
136
CKY
Infiltrate Destroy Rebuild

3.74
290 votes
137
Pretty Girls Make Graves
Good Health

3.74
38 votes
138
Apoptygma Berzerk
Harmonizer

3.74
19 votes
139
Sam Roberts Band
The Inhuman Condition

3.73
15 votes
140
Box Car Racer
Box Car Racer

3.72
458 votes
141
No Knife
Riot For Romance!

3.72
38 votes
142
God Is An Astronaut
The End of the Beginning

3.72
235 votes
143
Something Corporate
Leaving Through The Window

3.72
188 votes
144
Bright Eyes
There Is No Beginning To The Story EP

3.71
126 votes
145
Gomez
In Our Gun

3.7
20 votes
146
Red Hot Chili Peppers
By the Way

3.7
2302 votes
147
The Early November
For All of This EP

3.69
190 votes
148
Pinback
Some Voices

3.69
18 votes
149
Xiu Xiu
Knife Play

3.69
44 votes
150
Antimatter
Saviour

3.69
35 votes
151
N.E.R.D.
In Search Of

3.68
114 votes
152
Kevin Devine
Circle Gets the Square

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

3.68
633 votes
154
Jets to Brazil
Perfecting Loneliness

3.67
142 votes
155
Say Anything
Menorah/Majora

3.66
140 votes
156
New Found Glory
Sticks and Stones

3.65
531 votes
157
They Might Be Giants
No!

3.65
34 votes
158
Filter
The Amalgamut

3.64
180 votes
159
Cave In
Tides of Tomorrow

3.63
89 votes
160
The Tragically Hip
In Violet Light

3.63
26 votes
161
Unwritten Law
Elva

3.63
93 votes
162
The Microphones
Little Bird Flies Into a Big Cloud

3.63
36 votes
163
The Velvet Teen
Out of the Fierce Parade

3.63
16 votes
164
Audioslave
Audioslave

3.61
1500 votes
165
Mudvayne
The End of All Things to Come

3.61
862 votes
166
The Good Life
Black Out

3.6
50 votes
167
Sum 41
Motivation

3.6
42 votes
168
Brand New and Safety In Numbers
Split

3.59
87 votes
169
Badly Drawn Boy
Have You Fed The Fish?

3.59
68 votes
170
Devendra Banhart
Oh Me Oh My ...

3.58
52 votes
171
System of a Down
Steal This Album!

3.57
2717 votes
172
Death Cab for Cutie
Stability

3.57
147 votes
173
Joanna Newsom
Walnut Whales

3.57
15 votes
174
Murder by Death
Like the Exorcist, but More Breakdancing

3.56
106 votes
175
Yellowcard
The Underdog EP

3.55
59 votes
176
Ladytron
Light & Magic

3.54
39 votes
177
Sum 41
Does This Look Infected?

3.53
996 votes
178
The Music
The Music

3.53
106 votes
179
Deerhoof
Reveille

3.53
40 votes
180
The Beautiful Mistake
Light a Match, for I Deserve To Burn

3.52
25 votes
181
Tegan and Sara
If It Was You

3.51
224 votes
182
The Vines
Highly Evolved

3.5
538 votes
183
Beatsteaks
Living Targets

3.5
27 votes
184
Supergrass
Life On Other Planets

3.5
20 votes
185
Madrugada
Grit

3.5
14 votes
186
Demon Hunter
Demon Hunter

3.49
269 votes
187
Dashboard Confessional
Summers Kiss EP

3.48
60 votes
188
Jucifer
I Name You Destroyer

3.46
13 votes
189
Ryan Adams
Demolition

3.46
62 votes
190
The Apex Theory
Topsy-Turvy

3.45
56 votes
191
My Morning Jacket
Chocolate and Ice

3.44
18 votes
192
Dave Matthews Band
Busted Stuff

3.44
144 votes
193
Stone Sour
Stone Sour

3.42
683 votes
194
The Get Up Kids
On a Wire

3.42
107 votes
195
Matchbox Twenty
More Than You Think You Are

3.42
196 votes
196
Sia
Healing is difficult

3.41
17 votes
197
Breaking Benjamin
Saturate

3.39
1628 votes
198
Minus the Bear
Bands Like It When You Yell YAR at Them

3.39
226 votes
199
Anathallo
Sparrows

3.39
36 votes
200
Counting Crows
Hard Candy

3.39
103 votes



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