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
17 votes
03
Coaltar Of The Deepers
Newave

4.4
20 votes
04
Peter Murphy
Dust

4.35
13 votes
05
Sigur Ros
( )

4.32
2254 votes
06
Wilco
Yankee Hotel Foxtrot

4.24
2188 votes
07
Interpol
Turn on the Bright Lights

4.23
1723 votes
08
Nine Inch Nails
Still

4.23
311 votes
09
Queens of the Stone Age
Songs for the Deaf

4.22
3078 votes
10
dredg
El Cielo

4.22
1472 votes
11
The Mountain Goats
All Hail West Texas

4.22
440 votes
12
Yann Tiersen
Le Phare

4.22
23 votes
13
Songs: Ohia
Didn't It Rain

4.21
29 votes
14
Carissa's Wierd
Songs About Leaving

4.19
466 votes
15
Joseph Arthur
Redemption's Son

4.19
21 votes
16
Hopesfall
The Satellite Years

4.19
503 votes
17
Against Me!
Reinventing Axl Rose

4.17
910 votes
18
Azure Ray
Burn and Shiver

4.17
15 votes
19
Aimee Mann
Lost in Space

4.15
23 votes
20
Glifted
Under and In

4.14
14 votes
21
City of Caterpillar
City of Caterpillar

4.13
666 votes
22
Broken Social Scene
You Forgot It In People

4.12
1436 votes
23
Bright Eyes
Lifted or the Story is in the Soil...

4.11
1330 votes
24
Nadja
Touched

4.11
81 votes
25
Interpol
Interpol EP

4.11
56 votes
26
Number Girl
NUM-HEAVYMETALLIC

4.11
66 votes
27
Grandaddy
The Sophtware Slump

4.1
143 votes
28
Bad Astronaut
Houston: We Have a Drinking Problem

4.1
89 votes
29
The Delgados
Hate

4.1
15 votes
30
Pedro the Lion
Control

4.09
236 votes
31
Idlewild
The Remote Part

4.09
90 votes
32
Coheed and Cambria
The Second Stage Turbine Blade

4.09
1999 votes
33
The Paper Chase
Hide the Kitchen Knives

4.09
35 votes
34
Okkervil River
Don't Fall In Love With Everyone You See

4.08
212 votes
35
The Butterfly Effect
The Butterfly Effect

4.08
78 votes
36
Cog
Just Visiting - Part 2

4.07
21 votes
37
Cog
Just Visiting - Part 1

4.07
21 votes
38
Enon
High Society

4.06
16 votes
39
Thrice
The Illusion of Safety

4.06
3838 votes
40
Jerry Cantrell
Degradation Trip Volumes 1 & 2

4.05
188 votes
41
Butch Walker
Left of Self-Centered

4.05
50 votes
42
Eyedea & Abilities
First Born

4.05
87 votes
43
Taking Back Sunday
Tell All Your Friends

4.05
1672 votes
44
Against Me!
The Disco Before the Breakdown

4.04
138 votes
45
Beck
Sea Change

4.03
1486 votes
46
Martin Grech
Open Heart Zoo

4.03
16 votes
47
Colossal
Brave The Elements EP

4.03
16 votes
48
Neko Case
Blacklisted

4.03
59 votes
49
Hot Rod Circuit
Sorry About Tommorow

4.02
21 votes
50
Stella Luna
Stargazer

4.02
50 votes
51
Karate
Some Boots

4.02
30 votes
52
Codeseven
The Rescue

4.01
36 votes
53
...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead
Source Tags & Codes

4.01
374 votes
54
The Mountain Goats
Tallahassee

4.01
460 votes
55
Cage
Movies for the Blind

4.01
86 votes
56
Minus the Bear
Highly Refined Pirates

4
1668 votes
57
Desaparecidos
Read Music/Speak Spanish

4
140 votes
58
ASIAN KUNG-FU GENERATION
Houkai Amplifier EP

4
44 votes
59
The Mountain Goats
Devil In the Shortwave

4
42 votes
60
Dishwalla
Opaline

4
38 votes
61
Muse
Dead Star/In Your World

4
23 votes
62
Early Day Miners
Let Us Garlands Bring

4
20 votes
63
Logh
Every Time A Bell Rings an Angel Gets His Wings

4
20 votes
64
QueenAdreena
Drink Me

4
13 votes
65
Silverchair
Diorama

4
704 votes
66
Nada Surf
Let Go

3.99
172 votes
67
Spoon
Kill The Moonlight

3.99
598 votes
68
Frou Frou
Details

3.99
142 votes
69
Sleater-Kinney
One Beat

3.99
82 votes
70
mewithoutYou
A to B: Life

3.98
1454 votes
71
Pulse Ultra
Headspace

3.97
58 votes
72
Cooper Temple Clause
See This Through And Leave

3.97
19 votes
73
Ben Kweller
Sha Sha

3.97
106 votes
74
Biffy Clyro
Blackened Sky

3.97
262 votes
75
The Gathering
Black Light District

3.96
28 votes
76
Augie March
Strange Bird

3.96
14 votes
77
Vex Red
Start With A Strong & Persistant Desire

3.95
29 votes
78
Rilo Kiley
The Execution of All Things

3.95
147 votes
79
Iron & Wine
The Creek Drank the Cradle

3.94
700 votes
80
Jerry Cantrell
Degradation Trip

3.93
220 votes
81
Starflyer 59
Can't Stop Eating EP

3.93
14 votes
82
Autumn's Grey Solace
Within the Depths of a Darkened Forest

3.92
26 votes
83
Supercar
HIGHVISION

3.92
26 votes
84
Sinch
Sinch

3.92
54 votes
85
The Mercury Program
A Data Learn the Language

3.91
51 votes
86
The Libertines
Up The Bracket

3.91
337 votes
87
Local H
Here Comes the Zoo

3.91
56 votes
88
Do Make Say Think
& Yet & Yet

3.91
139 votes
89
Chevelle
Wonder What's Next

3.9
1408 votes
90
Sonic Youth
Murray Street

3.9
341 votes
91
Sigur Ros
Untitled 1

3.9
29 votes
92
Oceansize
Relapse

3.9
24 votes
93
Blindside
Silence

3.89
270 votes
94
Low
Trust

3.89
120 votes
95
Piebald
We Are the Only Friends We Have

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

3.88
1236 votes
97
Noyes
Noyes

3.88
16 votes
98
Blindspott
Blindspott

3.87
34 votes
99
Bad Religion
The Process of Belief

3.87
438 votes
100
Jimmy Eat World
Bleed American

3.87
1464 votes
101
Newsboys
Thrive

3.86
29 votes
102
Skycamefalling
To Forever Embrace The Sun

3.86
28 votes
103
The Casket Lottery
Survival Is For Cowards

3.86
21 votes
104
Penfold
Our First Taste of Escape

3.85
24 votes
105
Pleymo
Episode 2: Medicine Cake

3.85
24 votes
106
The Six Parts Seven
Things Shaped In Passing

3.85
13 votes
107
Ugly Casanova
Sharpen Your Teeth

3.84
143 votes
108
The Walkmen
Everyone Who Pretended To Like Me Is Gone

3.84
75 votes
109
Sharks Keep Moving
Pause And Clause EP

3.84
25 votes
110
Regina Spektor
Songs

3.84
262 votes
111
Pele
Enemies

3.83
24 votes
112
My Chemical Romance
Like Phantoms, Forever

3.83
24 votes
113
Ozma
The Doubble Donkey Disc

3.83
24 votes
114
Oceansize
A Very Still Movement

3.83
21 votes
115
The Black Heart Procession
Amore Del Tropico

3.82
51 votes
116
The Coral
The Coral

3.82
42 votes
117
Doves
The Last Broadcast

3.81
200 votes
118
Wonderland Falling Yesterday
Enchanted Landscape Escape

3.81
18 votes
119
Funeral for a Friend
Between Order And Model EP

3.8
65 votes
120
Tori Amos
Scarlet's Walk

3.8
113 votes
121
World's End Girlfriend
Dream's End Come True

3.8
52 votes
122
The Used
The Used

3.79
1159 votes
123
Mono
One Step More and You Die

3.78
160 votes
124
Northstar
Is This Thing Loaded?

3.78
46 votes
125
Xiu Xiu
Knife Play

3.78
55 votes
126
The Red Paintings
Cinema Love

3.78
32 votes
127
Maserati
The Language Of Cities

3.78
16 votes
128
Funeral Diner
Difference Of Potential

3.78
73 votes
129
Pop Unknown
The August Division

3.78
18 votes
130
Engine Down
Demure

3.78
20 votes
131
Sparta
Wiretap Scars

3.77
305 votes
132
Alexisonfire
Alexisonfire

3.77
1169 votes
133
Tocotronic
Tocotronic

3.77
13 votes
134
Owen
No Good for No One Now

3.77
80 votes
135
Steve Earle
Jerusalem

3.77
15 votes
136
Norah Jones
Come Away with Me

3.77
205 votes
137
The Black Keys
The Big Come Up

3.75
604 votes
138
Coldplay
A Rush of Blood to the Head

3.75
2102 votes
139
Kent
Vapen & ammunition

3.75
52 votes
140
Brendan Benson
Lapalco

3.75
26 votes
141
CKY
Infiltrate Destroy Rebuild

3.75
294 votes
142
Sophie Ellis-Bextor
Read My Lips

3.75
13 votes
143
The Starting Line
Say It Like You Mean It

3.74
203 votes
144
Box Car Racer
Box Car Racer

3.74
477 votes
145
Pretty Girls Make Graves
Good Health

3.74
38 votes
146
Apoptygma Berzerk
Harmonizer

3.74
19 votes
147
toe
Songs, Ideas We Forgot

3.74
36 votes
148
Sam Roberts Band
The Inhuman Condition

3.73
15 votes
149
Bonnie 'Prince' Billy
Master And Everyone

3.73
33 votes
150
Bright Eyes
There Is No Beginning To The Story EP

3.73
128 votes
151
God Is An Astronaut
The End of the Beginning

3.72
243 votes
152
No Knife
Riot For Romance!

3.72
38 votes
153
Something Corporate
Leaving Through The Window

3.72
191 votes
154
Archive
You All Look The Same To Me

3.71
57 votes
155
The Early November
For All of This EP

3.7
192 votes
156
Red Hot Chili Peppers
By the Way

3.7
2357 votes
157
Kevin Devine
Circle Gets the Square

3.69
68 votes
158
N.E.R.D.
In Search Of

3.69
116 votes
159
Finch (US)
What It Is to Burn

3.68
647 votes
160
Jets to Brazil
Perfecting Loneliness

3.67
140 votes
161
Say Anything
Menorah/Majora

3.67
144 votes
162
Gomez
In Our Gun

3.67
24 votes
163
Unwritten Law
Elva

3.65
94 votes
164
Antimatter
Saviour

3.65
37 votes
165
New Found Glory
Sticks and Stones

3.65
535 votes
166
Pinback
Some Voices

3.64
18 votes
167
Cave In
Tides of Tomorrow

3.64
92 votes
168
The Tragically Hip
In Violet Light

3.63
26 votes
169
Badly Drawn Boy
Have You Fed The Fish?

3.63
68 votes
170
Filter
The Amalgamut

3.63
182 votes
171
The Velvet Teen
Out of the Fierce Parade

3.63
16 votes
172
The Good Life
Black Out

3.62
52 votes
173
Mudvayne
The End of All Things to Come

3.61
886 votes
174
Audioslave
Audioslave

3.61
1524 votes
175
They Might Be Giants
No!

3.61
36 votes
176
Brand New and Safety In Numbers
Split

3.59
87 votes
177
The Music
The Music

3.58
110 votes
178
System of a Down
Steal This Album!

3.58
2765 votes
179
Ladytron
Light & Magic

3.58
42 votes
180
Thursday
Five Stories Falling

3.57
211 votes
181
Jucifer
I Name You Destroyer

3.57
14 votes
182
Sum 41
Motivation

3.57
43 votes
183
Murder by Death
Like the Exorcist, but More Breakdancing

3.57
108 votes
184
Joanna Newsom
Walnut Whales

3.57
15 votes
185
The Microphones
Little Bird Flies Into a Big Cloud

3.56
32 votes
186
Feeder
Comfort In Sound

3.56
180 votes
187
Devendra Banhart
Oh Me Oh My ...

3.55
56 votes
188
Yellowcard
The Underdog EP

3.55
58 votes
189
Death Cab for Cutie
Stability

3.55
104 votes
190
Sum 41
Does This Look Infected?

3.54
1022 votes
191
Madrugada
Grit

3.53
15 votes
192
The Beautiful Mistake
Light a Match, for I Deserve To Burn

3.52
25 votes
193
The Vines
Highly Evolved

3.5
542 votes
194
Tegan and Sara
If It Was You

3.5
226 votes
195
Deerhoof
Reveille

3.5
40 votes
196
Beatsteaks
Living Targets

3.5
27 votes
197
Supergrass
Life On Other Planets

3.5
21 votes
198
Dashboard Confessional
Summers Kiss EP

3.48
30 votes
199
Ryan Adams
Demolition

3.48
61 votes
200
Guided by Voices
Universal Truths and Cycles

3.47
32 votes



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