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

4.36
22 votes
04
Sigur Ros
( )

4.31
2227 votes
05
Wilco
Yankee Hotel Foxtrot

4.24
2164 votes
06
Interpol
Turn on the Bright Lights

4.23
1701 votes
07
Queens of the Stone Age
Songs for the Deaf

4.22
3043 votes
08
Hopesfall
No Wings To Speak Of

4.22
291 votes
09
Yann Tiersen
Le Phare

4.22
23 votes
10
dredg
El Cielo

4.22
1460 votes
11
The Mountain Goats
All Hail West Texas

4.21
436 votes
12
Hopesfall
The Satellite Years

4.19
497 votes
13
Carissa's Wierd
Songs About Leaving

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

4.19
27 votes
15
Joseph Arthur
Redemption's Son

4.18
20 votes
16
Against Me!
Reinventing Axl Rose

4.17
904 votes
17
Aimee Mann
Lost in Space

4.15
23 votes
18
Glifted
Under and In

4.14
14 votes
19
Interpol
Interpol EP

4.13
52 votes
20
Azure Ray
Burn and Shiver

4.13
16 votes
21
The Paper Chase
Hide the Kitchen Knives

4.12
33 votes
22
Broken Social Scene
You Forgot It In People

4.12
1434 votes
23
Grandaddy
The Sophtware Slump

4.12
142 votes
24
Bright Eyes
Lifted or the Story is in the Soil...

4.11
1328 votes
25
Bad Astronaut
Houston: We Have a Drinking Problem

4.1
91 votes
26
The Delgados
Hate

4.1
15 votes
27
Martin Grech
Open Heart Zoo

4.1
15 votes
28
Nadja
Touched

4.09
79 votes
29
Idlewild
The Remote Part

4.09
86 votes
30
Pedro the Lion
Control

4.09
232 votes
31
Coheed and Cambria
The Second Stage Turbine Blade

4.08
1967 votes
32
The Butterfly Effect
The Butterfly Effect

4.08
78 votes
33
Cog
Just Visiting - Part 2

4.07
21 votes
34
Cog
Just Visiting - Part 1

4.07
21 votes
35
Okkervil River
Don't Fall In Love With Everyone You See

4.07
206 votes
36
Stella Luna
Stargazer

4.07
46 votes
37
Jerry Cantrell
Degradation Trip Volumes 1 & 2

4.06
188 votes
38
Thrice
The Illusion of Safety

4.06
3786 votes
39
Against Me!
The Disco Before the Breakdown

4.05
138 votes
40
Eyedea & Abilities
First Born

4.05
87 votes
41
Number Girl
NUM-HEAVYMETALLIC

4.04
35 votes
42
Taking Back Sunday
Tell All Your Friends

4.04
1645 votes
43
Neko Case
Blacklisted

4.03
59 votes
44
Colossal
Brave The Elements EP

4.03
16 votes
45
Beck
Sea Change

4.03
1446 votes
46
ASIAN KUNG-FU GENERATION
Houkai Amplifier EP

4.02
42 votes
47
Hot Rod Circuit
Sorry About Tommorow

4.02
21 votes
48
Codeseven
The Rescue

4.01
36 votes
49
...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead
Source Tags & Codes

4
371 votes
50
Minus the Bear
Highly Refined Pirates

4
1656 votes
51
Silverchair
Diorama

4
700 votes
52
The Mountain Goats
Tallahassee

4
452 votes
53
Nada Surf
Let Go

4
164 votes
54
Local H
Here Comes the Zoo

4
52 votes
55
The Mountain Goats
Devil In the Shortwave

4
42 votes
56
Dishwalla
Opaline

4
38 votes
57
The Gathering
Black Light District

4
27 votes
58
Logh
Every Time A Bell Rings an Angel Gets His Wings

4
20 votes
59
Muse
Dead Star/In Your World

4
18 votes
60
QueenAdreena
Drink Me

4
13 votes
61
Sleater-Kinney
One Beat

3.99
69 votes
62
Desaparecidos
Read Music/Speak Spanish

3.99
140 votes
63
Tom Waits
Alice

3.99
249 votes
64
Spoon
Kill The Moonlight

3.98
582 votes
65
mewithoutYou
A to B: Life

3.98
1436 votes
66
Frou Frou
Details

3.97
139 votes
67
Pulse Ultra
Headspace

3.97
58 votes
68
Cooper Temple Clause
See This Through And Leave

3.97
19 votes
69
Ben Kweller
Sha Sha

3.97
106 votes
70
Karate
Some Boots

3.97
31 votes
71
Biffy Clyro
Blackened Sky

3.97
259 votes
72
Augie March
Strange Bird

3.96
14 votes
73
Autumn's Grey Solace
Within the Depths of a Darkened Forest

3.96
24 votes
74
Early Day Miners
Let Us Garlands Bring

3.95
22 votes
75
Vex Red
Start With A Strong & Persistant Desire

3.95
29 votes
76
Rilo Kiley
The Execution of All Things

3.94
144 votes
77
Iron & Wine
The Creek Drank the Cradle

3.94
700 votes
78
Jerry Cantrell
Degradation Trip

3.93
222 votes
79
Enon
High Society

3.93
14 votes
80
Starflyer 59
Can't Stop Eating EP

3.93
14 votes
81
Sigur Ros
Untitled 1

3.93
27 votes
82
Sinch
Sinch

3.92
54 votes
83
The Libertines
Up The Bracket

3.91
329 votes
84
Chevelle
Wonder What's Next

3.9
1386 votes
85
The Mercury Program
A Data Learn the Language

3.9
50 votes
86
Sonic Youth
Murray Street

3.9
331 votes
87
Do Make Say Think
& Yet & Yet

3.89
276 votes
88
Blindside
Silence

3.89
268 votes
89
Low
Trust

3.88
117 votes
90
Supercar
HIGHVISION

3.88
26 votes
91
Wonderland Falling Yesterday
Enchanted Landscape Escape

3.88
17 votes
92
Piebald
We Are the Only Friends We Have

3.88
46 votes
93
My Chemical Romance
Like Phantoms, Forever

3.88
24 votes
94
Noyes
Noyes

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

3.87
1203 votes
96
Skycamefalling
To Forever Embrace The Sun

3.87
27 votes
97
Penfold
Our First Taste of Escape

3.87
23 votes
98
The Casket Lottery
Survival Is For Cowards

3.87
19 votes
99
Blindspott
Blindspott

3.87
34 votes
100
Jimmy Eat World
Bleed American

3.86
1440 votes
101
Bad Religion
The Process of Belief

3.86
436 votes
102
Pleymo
Episode 2: Medicine Cake

3.85
24 votes
103
Oceansize
Relapse

3.85
23 votes
104
Sharks Keep Moving
Pause And Clause EP

3.83
24 votes
105
Ozma
The Doubble Donkey Disc

3.83
24 votes
106
Oceansize
A Very Still Movement

3.83
21 votes
107
Ugly Casanova
Sharpen Your Teeth

3.83
144 votes
108
Regina Spektor
Songs

3.83
254 votes
109
The Black Heart Procession
Amore Del Tropico

3.82
51 votes
110
The Coral
The Coral

3.82
42 votes
111
The Walkmen
Everyone Who Pretended To Like Me Is Gone

3.82
73 votes
112
Tom Waits
Blood Money

3.81
216 votes
113
Doves
The Last Broadcast

3.81
200 votes
114
Funeral for a Friend
Between Order And Model EP

3.8
64 votes
115
Kent
Vapen & ammunition

3.8
49 votes
116
Northstar
Is This Thing Loaded?

3.79
46 votes
117
Pele
Enemies

3.79
24 votes
118
World's End Girlfriend
Dream's End Come True

3.79
52 votes
119
Newsboys
Thrive

3.79
28 votes
120
Mono
One Step More and You Die

3.78
160 votes
121
Tori Amos
Scarlet's Walk

3.78
113 votes
122
The Red Paintings
Cinema Love

3.78
32 votes
123
Maserati
The Language Of Cities

3.78
16 votes
124
The Used
The Used

3.78
1141 votes
125
Pop Unknown
The August Division

3.78
18 votes
126
Engine Down
Demure

3.78
20 votes
127
Sparta
Wiretap Scars

3.77
304 votes
128
Alexisonfire
Alexisonfire

3.77
1163 votes
129
Funeral Diner
Difference Of Potential

3.77
69 votes
130
Steve Earle
Jerusalem

3.77
15 votes
131
toe
Songs, Ideas We Forgot

3.76
34 votes
132
Norah Jones
Come Away with Me

3.76
204 votes
133
Owen
No Good for No One Now

3.75
79 votes
134
Coldplay
A Rush of Blood to the Head

3.75
2084 votes
135
Brendan Benson
Lapalco

3.75
26 votes
136
Tocotronic
Tocotronic

3.75
14 votes
137
The Starting Line
Say It Like You Mean It

3.74
203 votes
138
Archive
You All Look The Same To Me

3.74
54 votes
139
The Black Keys
The Big Come Up

3.74
596 votes
140
CKY
Infiltrate Destroy Rebuild

3.74
290 votes
141
Pretty Girls Make Graves
Good Health

3.74
38 votes
142
Apoptygma Berzerk
Harmonizer

3.74
19 votes
143
Sam Roberts Band
The Inhuman Condition

3.73
15 votes
144
Bonnie 'Prince' Billy
Master And Everyone

3.73
33 votes
145
Box Car Racer
Box Car Racer

3.73
461 votes
146
No Knife
Riot For Romance!

3.72
38 votes
147
Something Corporate
Leaving Through The Window

3.72
189 votes
148
Xiu Xiu
Knife Play

3.72
50 votes
149
God Is An Astronaut
The End of the Beginning

3.72
241 votes
150
Bright Eyes
There Is No Beginning To The Story EP

3.71
126 votes
151
The Microphones
Little Bird Flies Into a Big Cloud

3.71
42 votes
152
Sixpence None the Richer
Divine Discontent

3.71
24 votes
153
Red Hot Chili Peppers
By the Way

3.7
2330 votes
154
The Early November
For All of This EP

3.68
190 votes
155
Pinback
Some Voices

3.68
19 votes
156
Finch (US)
What It Is to Burn

3.68
638 votes
157
Say Anything
Menorah/Majora

3.68
286 votes
158
Gomez
In Our Gun

3.68
22 votes
159
N.E.R.D.
In Search Of

3.68
116 votes
160
Kevin Devine
Circle Gets the Square

3.68
68 votes
161
Antimatter
Saviour

3.68
34 votes
162
Jets to Brazil
Perfecting Loneliness

3.67
142 votes
163
New Found Glory
Sticks and Stones

3.65
533 votes
164
They Might Be Giants
No!

3.65
34 votes
165
The Tragically Hip
In Violet Light

3.63
26 votes
166
Unwritten Law
Elva

3.63
93 votes
167
Filter
The Amalgamut

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

3.63
16 votes
169
Cave In
Tides of Tomorrow

3.62
92 votes
170
Audioslave
Audioslave

3.62
1514 votes
171
The Good Life
Black Out

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

3.61
872 votes
173
Sum 41
Motivation

3.6
42 votes
174
Brand New and Safety In Numbers
Split

3.59
87 votes
175
Death Cab for Cutie
Stability

3.59
102 votes
176
Badly Drawn Boy
Have You Fed The Fish?

3.59
68 votes
177
The Music
The Music

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

3.57
2734 votes
179
Joanna Newsom
Walnut Whales

3.57
15 votes
180
Murder by Death
Like the Exorcist, but More Breakdancing

3.57
107 votes
181
Devendra Banhart
Oh Me Oh My ...

3.56
54 votes
182
Yellowcard
The Underdog EP

3.55
59 votes
183
Ladytron
Light & Magic

3.54
39 votes
184
Madrugada
Grit

3.53
15 votes
185
Sum 41
Does This Look Infected?

3.53
1006 votes
186
The Beautiful Mistake
Light a Match, for I Deserve To Burn

3.52
25 votes
187
The Vines
Highly Evolved

3.51
538 votes
188
Deerhoof
Reveille

3.5
40 votes
189
Beatsteaks
Living Targets

3.5
27 votes
190
Supergrass
Life On Other Planets

3.5
21 votes
191
Tegan and Sara
If It Was You

3.5
224 votes
192
Dashboard Confessional
Summers Kiss EP

3.48
60 votes
193
Guided by Voices
Universal Truths and Cycles

3.47
32 votes
194
Jucifer
I Name You Destroyer

3.46
13 votes
195
Ryan Adams
Demolition

3.46
62 votes
196
The Apex Theory
Topsy-Turvy

3.45
57 votes
197
My Morning Jacket
Chocolate and Ice

3.44
18 votes
198
Dave Matthews Band
Busted Stuff

3.44
146 votes
199
Stone Sour
Stone Sour

3.42
687 votes
200
The Get Up Kids
On a Wire

3.42
108 votes



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