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
Peter Murphy
Dust

4.35
13 votes
05
Sigur Ros
( )

4.32
2276 votes
06
Paysage d'Hiver
Winterkaelte

4.28
160 votes
07
Wilco
Yankee Hotel Foxtrot

4.24
2210 votes
08
Interpol
Turn on the Bright Lights

4.23
1745 votes
09
Yann Tiersen
Le Phare

4.23
24 votes
10
Queens of the Stone Age
Songs for the Deaf

4.23
3107 votes
11
Nine Inch Nails
Still

4.23
313 votes
12
The Mountain Goats
All Hail West Texas

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

4.22
32 votes
14
dredg
El Cielo

4.22
1486 votes
15
Joseph Arthur
Redemption's Son

4.19
21 votes
16
Hopesfall
The Satellite Years

4.19
507 votes
17
Carissa's Wierd
Songs About Leaving

4.19
480 votes
18
Against Me!
Reinventing Axl Rose

4.17
922 votes
19
The Delgados
Hate

4.16
16 votes
20
Glifted
Under and In

4.14
14 votes
21
City of Caterpillar
City of Caterpillar

4.14
677 votes
22
Aimee Mann
Lost in Space

4.13
24 votes
23
Azure Ray
Burn and Shiver

4.13
16 votes
24
Broken Social Scene
You Forgot It In People

4.12
1452 votes
25
Grandaddy
The Sophtware Slump

4.12
146 votes
26
Nadja
Touched

4.11
83 votes
27
Bright Eyes
Lifted or the Story is in the Soil...

4.11
1340 votes
28
The Flaming Lips
Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots

4.11
1279 votes
29
Number Girl
NUM-HEAVYMETALLIC

4.11
33 votes
30
Interpol
Interpol EP

4.1
56 votes
31
Pedro the Lion
Control

4.1
240 votes
32
Bad Astronaut
Houston: We Have a Drinking Problem

4.09
91 votes
33
The Paper Chase
Hide the Kitchen Knives

4.09
35 votes
34
Coheed and Cambria
The Second Stage Turbine Blade

4.08
2011 votes
35
Okkervil River
Don't Fall In Love With Everyone You See

4.08
212 votes
36
Idlewild
The Remote Part

4.08
92 votes
37
Cog
Just Visiting - Part 1

4.07
21 votes
38
Cog
Just Visiting - Part 2

4.07
21 votes
39
The Butterfly Effect
The Butterfly Effect

4.07
79 votes
40
ASIAN KUNG-FU GENERATION
Houkai Amplifier EP

4.07
44 votes
41
Enon
High Society

4.06
16 votes
42
Butch Walker
Left of Self-Centered

4.06
50 votes
43
Thrice
The Illusion of Safety

4.06
3860 votes
44
Jerry Cantrell
Degradation Trip Volumes 1 & 2

4.05
192 votes
45
Taking Back Sunday
Tell All Your Friends

4.05
1686 votes
46
Against Me!
The Disco Before the Breakdown

4.04
142 votes
47
Beck
Sea Change

4.03
1500 votes
48
Colossal
Brave The Elements EP

4.03
16 votes
49
Martin Grech
Open Heart Zoo

4.03
16 votes
50
Neko Case
Blacklisted

4.03
60 votes
51
Hot Rod Circuit
Sorry About Tommorow

4.02
22 votes
52
Eyedea & Abilities
First Born

4.02
90 votes
53
The Mountain Goats
Tallahassee

4.02
470 votes
54
Muse
Dead Star/In Your World

4.02
25 votes
55
Karate
Some Boots

4.02
30 votes
56
...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead
Source Tags & Codes

4
379 votes
57
Silverchair
Diorama

4
714 votes
58
Minus the Bear
Highly Refined Pirates

4
1684 votes
59
Early Day Miners
Let Us Garlands Bring

4
20 votes
60
Logh
Every Time A Bell Rings an Angel Gets His Wings

4
20 votes
61
QueenAdreena
Drink Me

4
13 votes
62
Nada Surf
Let Go

3.99
176 votes
63
Desaparecidos
Read Music/Speak Spanish

3.99
141 votes
64
Codeseven
The Rescue

3.99
37 votes
65
Sleater-Kinney
One Beat

3.99
86 votes
66
Frou Frou
Details

3.99
143 votes
67
Stella Luna
Stargazer

3.98
52 votes
68
Spoon
Kill The Moonlight

3.98
604 votes
69
The Mountain Goats
Devil In the Shortwave

3.98
46 votes
70
Cage
Movies for the Blind

3.98
90 votes
71
Pulse Ultra
Headspace

3.97
58 votes
72
mewithoutYou
A to B: Life

3.97
1482 votes
73
Cooper Temple Clause
See This Through And Leave

3.97
19 votes
74
The Gathering
Black Light District

3.97
29 votes
75
Biffy Clyro
Blackened Sky

3.96
266 votes
76
Augie March
Strange Bird

3.96
14 votes
77
Ben Kweller
Sha Sha

3.96
110 votes
78
Dishwalla
Opaline

3.95
42 votes
79
Rilo Kiley
The Execution of All Things

3.95
147 votes
80
Vex Red
Start With A Strong & Persistant Desire

3.95
29 votes
81
Iron & Wine
The Creek Drank the Cradle

3.93
704 votes
82
Starflyer 59
Can't Stop Eating EP

3.93
14 votes
83
Jerry Cantrell
Degradation Trip

3.93
228 votes
84
Autumn's Grey Solace
Within the Depths of a Darkened Forest

3.92
26 votes
85
Local H
Here Comes the Zoo

3.92
60 votes
86
Sinch
Sinch

3.92
54 votes
87
The Mercury Program
A Data Learn the Language

3.91
52 votes
88
Oceansize
Relapse

3.91
23 votes
89
The Libertines
Up The Bracket

3.91
338 votes
90
Chevelle
Wonder What's Next

3.9
1421 votes
91
Sigur Ros
Untitled 1

3.9
29 votes
92
Penfold
Our First Taste of Escape

3.9
24 votes
93
Sonic Youth
Murray Street

3.89
342 votes
94
Do Make Say Think
& Yet & Yet

3.89
143 votes
95
Noyes
Noyes

3.89
18 votes
96
Blindside
Silence

3.88
270 votes
97
Wonderland Falling Yesterday
Enchanted Landscape Escape

3.88
17 votes
98
Piebald
We Are the Only Friends We Have

3.88
46 votes
99
Oceansize
A Very Still Movement

3.88
20 votes
100
Godspeed You! Black Emperor
Yanqui U.X.O.

3.87
1279 votes
101
Jimmy Eat World
Bleed American

3.87
1476 votes
102
Blindspott
Blindspott

3.87
34 votes
103
Newsboys
Thrive

3.86
29 votes
104
Skycamefalling
To Forever Embrace The Sun

3.86
28 votes
105
The Casket Lottery
Survival Is For Cowards

3.86
21 votes
106
Pleymo
Episode 2: Medicine Cake

3.85
24 votes
107
The Six Parts Seven
Things Shaped In Passing

3.85
13 votes
108
Ugly Casanova
Sharpen Your Teeth

3.84
147 votes
109
Sharks Keep Moving
Pause And Clause EP

3.84
25 votes
110
Low
Trust

3.84
129 votes
111
The Walkmen
Everyone Who Pretended To Like Me Is Gone

3.84
76 votes
112
Ozma
The Doubble Donkey Disc

3.83
24 votes
113
Supercar
HIGHVISION

3.83
24 votes
114
Pele
Enemies

3.83
24 votes
115
Regina Spektor
Songs

3.83
266 votes
116
The Coral
The Coral

3.82
41 votes
117
Doves
The Last Broadcast

3.82
202 votes
118
The Black Heart Procession
Amore Del Tropico

3.81
54 votes
119
My Chemical Romance
Like Phantoms, Forever

3.8
25 votes
120
Northstar
Is This Thing Loaded?

3.8
47 votes
121
Tori Amos
Scarlet's Walk

3.8
115 votes
122
World's End Girlfriend
Dream's End Come True

3.79
51 votes
123
The Used
The Used

3.79
1168 votes
124
Mono
One Step More and You Die

3.78
160 votes
125
Funeral for a Friend
Between Order And Model EP

3.78
66 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
Sparta
Wiretap Scars

3.78
309 votes
130
Xiu Xiu
Knife Play

3.78
58 votes
131
Engine Down
Demure

3.78
20 votes
132
Alexisonfire
Alexisonfire

3.77
1186 votes
133
Owen
No Good for No One Now

3.77
81 votes
134
Tocotronic
Tocotronic

3.77
13 votes
135
Steve Earle
Jerusalem

3.77
15 votes
136
Kent
Vapen & ammunition

3.76
53 votes
137
Norah Jones
Come Away with Me

3.76
207 votes
138
Pretty Girls Make Graves
Good Health

3.76
39 votes
139
CKY
Infiltrate Destroy Rebuild

3.75
299 votes
140
Coldplay
A Rush of Blood to the Head

3.75
2125 votes
141
Brendan Benson
Lapalco

3.75
26 votes
142
Sophie Ellis-Bextor
Read My Lips

3.75
13 votes
143
The Black Keys
The Big Come Up

3.74
610 votes
144
toe
Songs, Ideas We Forgot

3.74
35 votes
145
Box Car Racer
Box Car Racer

3.74
484 votes
146
Apoptygma Berzerk
Harmonizer

3.74
19 votes
147
Bonnie 'Prince' Billy
Master And Everyone

3.74
36 votes
148
The Starting Line
Say It Like You Mean It

3.73
206 votes
149
Sam Roberts Band
The Inhuman Condition

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

3.73
130 votes
151
No Knife
Riot For Romance!

3.72
38 votes
152
God Is An Astronaut
The End of the Beginning

3.72
247 votes
153
Archive
You All Look The Same To Me

3.71
57 votes
154
Something Corporate
Leaving Through The Window

3.71
193 votes
155
Red Hot Chili Peppers
By the Way

3.7
2381 votes
156
The Early November
For All of This EP

3.7
192 votes
157
N.E.R.D.
In Search Of

3.69
117 votes
158
Jets to Brazil
Perfecting Loneliness

3.68
142 votes
159
Say Anything
Menorah/Majora

3.67
144 votes
160
Finch (US)
What It Is to Burn

3.67
653 votes
161
Kevin Devine
Circle Gets the Square

3.67
66 votes
162
Antimatter
Saviour

3.67
39 votes
163
Gomez
In Our Gun

3.67
24 votes
164
New Found Glory
Sticks and Stones

3.65
539 votes
165
The Good Life
Black Out

3.65
54 votes
166
Unwritten Law
Elva

3.64
93 votes
167
Pinback
Some Voices

3.64
18 votes
168
The Tragically Hip
In Violet Light

3.63
26 votes
169
Cave In
Tides of Tomorrow

3.63
93 votes
170
Filter
The Amalgamut

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

3.63
16 votes
172
Mudvayne
The End of All Things to Come

3.62
892 votes
173
Badly Drawn Boy
Have You Fed The Fish?

3.61
70 votes
174
Audioslave
Audioslave

3.61
1529 votes
175
They Might Be Giants
No!

3.61
36 votes
176
Brand New and Safety In Numbers
Split

3.59
86 votes
177
The Music
The Music

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

3.58
2790 votes
179
Death Cab for Cutie
Stability

3.58
104 votes
180
Ladytron
Light & Magic

3.58
42 votes
181
Jucifer
I Name You Destroyer

3.57
14 votes
182
Thursday
Five Stories Falling

3.57
211 votes
183
Joanna Newsom
Walnut Whales

3.57
15 votes
184
Murder by Death
Like the Exorcist, but More Breakdancing

3.56
108 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
Sum 41
Motivation

3.56
45 votes
188
Devendra Banhart
Oh Me Oh My ...

3.55
56 votes
189
Yellowcard
Underdog

3.54
59 votes
190
Sum 41
Does This Look Infected?

3.53
1031 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
Deerhoof
Reveille

3.51
42 votes
194
The Vines
Highly Evolved

3.5
540 votes
195
Tegan and Sara
If It Was You

3.5
226 votes
196
Supergrass
Life On Other Planets

3.5
21 votes
197
Dashboard Confessional
Summers Kiss EP

3.48
30 votes
198
Beatsteaks
Living Targets

3.48
28 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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