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
2421 votes
05
Wilco
Yankee Hotel Foxtrot

4.25
2448 votes
06
Interpol
Turn on the Bright Lights

4.25
1918 votes
07
The Mountain Goats
All Hail West Texas

4.24
538 votes
08
Queens of the Stone Age
Songs for the Deaf

4.24
3359 votes
09
Nine Inch Nails
Still

4.23
338 votes
10
Carissa's Wierd
Songs About Leaving

4.22
837 votes
11
dredg
El Cielo

4.21
1554 votes
12
Lambchop
Is a woman

4.21
17 votes
13
Joseph Arthur
Redemption's Son

4.19
21 votes
14
Hopesfall
The Satellite Years

4.19
538 votes
15
Yann Tiersen
Le Phare

4.18
25 votes
16
Against Me!
Reinventing Axl Rose

4.18
964 votes
17
Songs: Ohia
Didn't It Rain

4.18
37 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
City of Caterpillar
City of Caterpillar

4.14
727 votes
22
Aimee Mann
Lost in Space

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

4.13
1556 votes
24
Bright Eyes
Lifted or the Story is in the Soil...

4.11
1404 votes
25
Damien Rice
O

4.11
1326 votes
26
Pedro the Lion
Control

4.1
272 votes
27
The Paper Chase
Hide the Kitchen Knives

4.09
33 votes
28
Enon
High Society

4.08
24 votes
29
Interpol
Interpol EP

4.08
62 votes
30
Idlewild
The Remote Part

4.08
200 votes
31
Coheed and Cambria
The Second Stage Turbine Blade

4.08
2104 votes
32
Cog
Just Visiting - Part 1

4.07
21 votes
33
Cog
Just Visiting - Part 2

4.07
21 votes
34
Hot Rod Circuit
Sorry About Tommorow

4.06
24 votes
35
Martin Grech
Open Heart Zoo

4.06
17 votes
36
Thrice
The Illusion of Safety

4.05
2037 votes
37
Okkervil River
Don't Fall In Love With Everyone You See

4.05
232 votes
38
Number Girl
NUM-HEAVYMETALLIC

4.05
41 votes
39
Bad Astronaut
Houston: We Have a Drinking Problem

4.04
104 votes
40
Taking Back Sunday
Tell All Your Friends

4.04
1776 votes
41
Augie March
Strange Bird

4.03
15 votes
42
Lucero
Tennessee

4.03
33 votes
43
Beck
Sea Change

4.03
811 votes
44
The Mountain Goats
Tallahassee

4.02
526 votes
45
Against Me!
The Disco Before the Breakdown

4.02
148 votes
46
...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead
Source Tags & Codes

4.02
412 votes
47
The Butterfly Effect
The Butterfly Effect

4.02
83 votes
48
Sigur Ros
Untitled 1

4.02
31 votes
49
Silverchair
Diorama

4.01
736 votes
50
Muse
Dead Star/In Your World

4.01
36 votes
51
Asian Kung-Fu Generation
Houkai Amplifier

4
52 votes
52
Codeseven
The Rescue

4
39 votes
53
The Cooper Temple Clause
See This Through And Leave

4
23 votes
54
Early Day Miners
Let Us Garlands Bring

4
22 votes
55
Flunk
For Sleepyheads Only

4
13 votes
56
Minus the Bear
Highly Refined Pirates

4
1762 votes
57
Ben Kweller
Sha Sha

3.99
114 votes
58
Frou Frou
Details

3.99
158 votes
59
The Gathering
Black Light District

3.98
33 votes
60
The Mountain Goats
Devil In the Shortwave

3.98
46 votes
61
Sleater-Kinney
One Beat

3.98
112 votes
62
Nada Surf
Let Go

3.98
192 votes
63
Desaparecidos
Read Music/Speak Spanish

3.98
171 votes
64
Spoon
Kill the Moonlight

3.98
329 votes
65
Karate
Some Boots

3.97
34 votes
66
Vex Red
Start With A Strong & Persistant Desire

3.97
33 votes
67
Neko Case
Blacklisted

3.97
64 votes
68
mewithoutYou
A to B: Life

3.97
1648 votes
69
QueenAdreena
Drink Me

3.96
14 votes
70
Oneida
Each One Teach One

3.96
13 votes
71
Biffy Clyro
Blackened Sky

3.96
283 votes
72
Steve Von Till
If I Should Fall to the Field

3.96
47 votes
73
Cage
Movies for the Blind

3.95
99 votes
74
Rilo Kiley
The Execution of All Things

3.95
151 votes
75
Dishwalla
Opaline

3.95
40 votes
76
Wonderland Falling Yesterday
Enchanted Landscape Escape

3.94
18 votes
77
Autumn's Grey Solace
Within the Depths of a Darkened Forest

3.94
33 votes
78
Iron & Wine
The Creek Drank the Cradle

3.93
744 votes
79
Starflyer 59
Can't Stop Eating EP

3.93
14 votes
80
The Mercury Program
A Data Learn the Language

3.92
54 votes
81
Oceansize
Relapse

3.92
48 votes
82
Supercar
HIGHVISION

3.91
34 votes
83
Jerry Cantrell
Degradation Trip

3.91
242 votes
84
Local H
Here Comes the Zoo

3.91
66 votes
85
Pulse Ultra
Headspace

3.91
70 votes
86
Chevelle
Wonder What's Next

3.9
1517 votes
87
Blindside
Silence

3.89
278 votes
88
The Libertines
Up The Bracket

3.89
758 votes
89
Sinch
Sinch

3.89
59 votes
90
Noyes
Noyes

3.89
18 votes
91
Do Make Say Think
& Yet & Yet

3.89
151 votes
92
Aloha
Sugar

3.88
13 votes
93
Sonic Youth
Murray Street

3.88
382 votes
94
Jimmy Eat World
Bleed American

3.88
1581 votes
95
Godspeed You! Black Emperor
Yanqui U.X.O.

3.87
1402 votes
96
Oceansize
A Very Still Movement

3.87
46 votes
97
Blindspott
Blindspott

3.87
34 votes
98
Penfold
Our First Taste of Escape

3.86
29 votes
99
Stella Luna
Stargazer

3.86
56 votes
100
Sharks Keep Moving
Pause And Clause EP

3.85
27 votes
101
Piebald
We Are the Only Friends We Have

3.85
46 votes
102
The Casket Lottery
Survival Is For Cowards

3.85
23 votes
103
Newsboys
Thrive

3.84
29 votes
104
Hundred Reasons
Ideas Above Our Station

3.83
84 votes
105
Pop Unknown
The August Division

3.83
18 votes
106
Sixpence None the Richer
Divine Discontent

3.82
17 votes
107
The Six Parts Seven
Things Shaped In Passing

3.82
14 votes
108
Regina Spektor
Songs

3.82
288 votes
109
Ugly Casanova
Sharpen Your Teeth

3.82
163 votes
110
Doves
The Last Broadcast

3.81
218 votes
111
Pleymo
Episode 2: Medicine Cake

3.81
26 votes
112
Mono
One Step More and You Die

3.81
178 votes
113
The Roots
Phrenology

3.81
377 votes
114
Pretty Girls Make Graves
Good Health

3.8
46 votes
115
The Walkmen
Everyone Who Pretended To Like Me Is Gone

3.8
79 votes
116
Owen
No Good for No One Now

3.8
96 votes
117
Northstar
Is This Thing Loaded?

3.8
49 votes
118
The Coral
The Coral

3.8
44 votes
119
Tori Amos
Scarlet's Walk

3.8
122 votes
120
The Warlocks
Pheonix Album

3.79
24 votes
121
The Black Heart Procession
Amore Del Tropico

3.79
57 votes
122
Funeral Diner
Difference Of Potential

3.79
83 votes
123
My Chemical Romance
Like Phantoms, Forever

3.79
26 votes
124
Low
Trust

3.79
141 votes
125
The Used
The Used

3.79
1222 votes
126
Kent
Vapen & ammunition

3.78
55 votes
127
CKY
Infiltrate Destroy Rebuild

3.78
317 votes
128
World's End Girlfriend
Dream's End Come True

3.77
55 votes
129
Logh
Every Time A Bell Rings an Angel Gets His Wings

3.77
22 votes
130
Sparta
Wiretap Scars

3.77
332 votes
131
Norah Jones
Come Away with Me

3.77
220 votes
132
Pele
Enemies

3.77
26 votes
133
The Red Paintings
Cinema Love

3.77
30 votes
134
toe
Songs, Ideas We Forgot

3.76
42 votes
135
Coldplay
A Rush of Blood to the Head

3.76
2319 votes
136
Bonnie 'Prince' Billy
Master And Everyone

3.76
37 votes
137
Funeral for a Friend
Between Order And Model EP

3.76
69 votes
138
Brendan Benson
Lapalco

3.75
26 votes
139
The Black Keys
The Big Come Up

3.74
331 votes
140
Maserati
The Language Of Cities

3.74
19 votes
141
Archive
You All Look The Same To Me

3.73
63 votes
142
Sam Roberts Band
The Inhuman Condition

3.73
15 votes
143
Funeral Diner
The Wicked

3.73
41 votes
144
Bright Eyes
There Is No Beginning To The Story EP

3.73
130 votes
145
The Starting Line
Say It Like You Mean It

3.73
217 votes
146
Box Car Racer
Box Car Racer

3.73
507 votes
147
God Is an Astronaut
The End of the Beginning

3.72
265 votes
148
No Knife
Riot For Romance!

3.72
39 votes
149
Apoptygma Berzerk
Harmonizer

3.71
19 votes
150
The Early November
For All of This EP

3.71
214 votes
151
Say Anything
Menorah/Majora

3.71
151 votes
152
Something Corporate
Leaving Through The Window

3.7
207 votes
153
Red Hot Chili Peppers
By the Way

3.69
2522 votes
154
Jets to Brazil
Perfecting Loneliness

3.69
154 votes
155
Q and Not U
Different Damage

3.68
65 votes
156
N.E.R.D.
In Search Of

3.67
129 votes
157
Finch
What It Is to Burn

3.66
681 votes
158
Ra
From One

3.66
125 votes
159
The Tragically Hip
In Violet Light

3.65
26 votes
160
Engine Down
Demure

3.65
23 votes
161
The Good Life
Black Out

3.65
54 votes
162
New Found Glory
Sticks and Stones

3.65
569 votes
163
Kevin Devine
Circle Gets the Square

3.65
68 votes
164
Unwritten Law
Elva

3.64
93 votes
165
Pinback
Some Voices

3.64
54 votes
166
Gomez
In Our Gun

3.64
22 votes
167
Antimatter
Saviour

3.63
40 votes
168
The Velvet Teen
Out of the Fierce Parade

3.63
16 votes
169
Filter
The Amalgamut

3.62
199 votes
170
Cave In
Tides of Tomorrow

3.62
96 votes
171
Death Cab for Cutie
Stability

3.62
112 votes
172
Mudvayne
The End of All Things to Come

3.62
940 votes
173
Plain White T's
Stop

3.62
13 votes
174
Badly Drawn Boy
Have You Fed The Fish?

3.61
70 votes
175
Audioslave
Audioslave

3.61
1634 votes
176
Supergrass
Life On Other Planets

3.6
24 votes
177
Yellowcard
Underdog

3.6
63 votes
178
MUCC
Homura Uta

3.6
15 votes
179
Brand New/Safety In Numbers
Split

3.59
87 votes
180
Ladytron
Light & Magic

3.59
42 votes
181
System of a Down
Steal This Album!

3.59
2971 votes
182
Sum 41
Motivation

3.59
47 votes
183
Feeder
Comfort In Sound

3.58
196 votes
184
Lacuna Coil
Comalies

3.58
485 votes
185
Murder by Death
Like the Exorcist, but More Breakdancing

3.58
109 votes
186
Deerhoof
Reveille

3.58
45 votes
187
The Music
The Music

3.57
108 votes
188
Tocotronic
Tocotronic

3.56
48 votes
189
Ozma
The Doubble Donkey Disc

3.56
32 votes
190
Thursday
Five Stories Falling

3.56
216 votes
191
Beatsteaks
Living Targets

3.53
29 votes
192
Madrugada
Grit

3.53
15 votes
193
Jucifer
I Name You Destroyer

3.53
16 votes
194
Joanna Newsom
Walnut Whales

3.53
18 votes
195
Sum 41
Does This Look Infected?

3.52
1115 votes
196
Devendra Banhart
Oh Me Oh My ...

3.52
60 votes
197
Tegan and Sara
If It Was You

3.49
236 votes
198
Dashboard Confessional
Summers Kiss EP

3.48
64 votes
199
The Beautiful Mistake
Light a Match, for I Deserve To Burn

3.48
26 votes
200
The Vines
Highly Evolved

3.48
840 votes



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