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
Peter Murphy
Dust

4.35
13 votes
05
Sigur Ros
( )

4.32
2314 votes
06
Paysage d'Hiver
Winterkaelte

4.27
166 votes
07
Wilco
Yankee Hotel Foxtrot

4.24
2308 votes
08
Interpol
Turn on the Bright Lights

4.24
1802 votes
09
Queens of the Stone Age
Songs for the Deaf

4.23
3179 votes
10
Nine Inch Nails
Still

4.23
322 votes
11
Yann Tiersen
Le Phare

4.22
25 votes
12
The Mountain Goats
All Hail West Texas

4.22
474 votes
13
dredg
El Cielo

4.21
1514 votes
14
Carissa's Wierd
Songs About Leaving

4.19
490 votes
15
Joseph Arthur
Redemption's Son

4.19
21 votes
16
Hopesfall
The Satellite Years

4.19
517 votes
17
Songs: Ohia
Didn't It Rain

4.19
35 votes
18
Azure Ray
Burn and Shiver

4.17
15 votes
19
The Delgados
Hate

4.15
17 votes
20
Aimee Mann
Lost in Space

4.15
24 votes
21
Glifted
Under and In

4.14
14 votes
22
City of Caterpillar
City of Caterpillar

4.13
686 votes
23
Grandaddy
The Sophtware Slump

4.13
151 votes
24
Muse
Dead Star/In Your World

4.13
32 votes
25
Broken Social Scene
You Forgot It In People

4.12
1474 votes
26
Number Girl
NUM-HEAVYMETALLIC

4.12
68 votes
27
Bright Eyes
Lifted or the Story is in the Soil...

4.12
1356 votes
28
The Flaming Lips
Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots

4.11
1322 votes
29
The Paper Chase
Hide the Kitchen Knives

4.11
32 votes
30
Nadja
Touched

4.1
84 votes
31
Pedro the Lion
Control

4.09
258 votes
32
Idlewild
The Remote Part

4.09
95 votes
33
Interpol
Interpol EP

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

4.09
2029 votes
35
Cog
Just Visiting - Part 1

4.07
21 votes
36
Cog
Just Visiting - Part 2

4.07
21 votes
37
ASIAN KUNG-FU GENERATION
Houkai Amplifier

4.07
46 votes
38
Hot Rod Circuit
Sorry About Tommorow

4.06
24 votes
39
Enon
High Society

4.06
16 votes
40
Butch Walker
Left of Self-Centered

4.06
50 votes
41
Okkervil River
Don't Fall In Love With Everyone You See

4.06
218 votes
42
Thrice
The Illusion of Safety

4.05
3904 votes
43
Taking Back Sunday
Tell All Your Friends

4.05
1713 votes
44
Bad Astronaut
Houston: We Have a Drinking Problem

4.05
95 votes
45
Jerry Cantrell
Degradation Trip Volumes 1 & 2

4.05
194 votes
46
The Butterfly Effect
The Butterfly Effect

4.04
80 votes
47
Augie March
Strange Bird

4.03
15 votes
48
Neko Case
Blacklisted

4.03
61 votes
49
Karate
Some Boots

4.03
31 votes
50
Beck
Sea Change

4.03
1522 votes
51
Martin Grech
Open Heart Zoo

4.03
16 votes
52
Eyedea & Abilities
First Born

4.03
97 votes
53
Cooper Temple Clause
See This Through And Leave

4.03
20 votes
54
The Mountain Goats
Tallahassee

4.02
476 votes
55
...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead
Source Tags & Codes

4.01
393 votes
56
Silverchair
Diorama

4.01
714 votes
57
Minus the Bear
Highly Refined Pirates

4
1700 votes
58
Desaparecidos
Read Music/Speak Spanish

4
154 votes
59
Dishwalla
Opaline

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

4
20 votes
61
Early Day Miners
Let Us Garlands Bring

4
20 votes
62
Sleater-Kinney
One Beat

3.99
98 votes
63
Frou Frou
Details

3.99
146 votes
64
Codeseven
The Rescue

3.99
35 votes
65
Cage
Movies for the Blind

3.98
93 votes
66
Nada Surf
Let Go

3.98
176 votes
67
Spoon
Kill the Moonlight

3.98
630 votes
68
The Mountain Goats
Devil In the Shortwave

3.98
46 votes
69
Ben Kweller
Sha Sha

3.97
108 votes
70
mewithoutYou
A to B: Life

3.97
1568 votes
71
Biffy Clyro
Blackened Sky

3.97
270 votes
72
Pulse Ultra
Headspace

3.97
59 votes
73
QueenAdreena
Drink Me

3.96
14 votes
74
Stella Luna
Stargazer

3.96
54 votes
75
Steve Von Till
If I Should Fall to the Field

3.95
40 votes
76
Vex Red
Start With A Strong & Persistant Desire

3.95
29 votes
77
Rilo Kiley
The Execution of All Things

3.95
146 votes
78
Iron & Wine
The Creek Drank the Cradle

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

3.93
14 votes
80
The Gathering
Black Light District

3.92
31 votes
81
Jerry Cantrell
Degradation Trip

3.92
232 votes
82
Sigur Ros
Untitled 1

3.92
30 votes
83
The Mercury Program
A Data Learn the Language

3.92
53 votes
84
Sinch
Sinch

3.91
58 votes
85
Oceansize
Relapse

3.91
46 votes
86
Do Make Say Think
& Yet & Yet

3.91
140 votes
87
Autumn's Grey Solace
Within the Depths of a Darkened Forest

3.91
28 votes
88
Local H
Here Comes the Zoo

3.91
64 votes
89
Oceansize
A Very Still Movement

3.9
42 votes
90
Chevelle
Wonder What's Next

3.9
1454 votes
91
Penfold
Our First Taste of Escape

3.9
26 votes
92
The Libertines
Up The Bracket

3.9
359 votes
93
Sonic Youth
Murray Street

3.89
348 votes
94
Noyes
Noyes

3.89
18 votes
95
Blindside
Silence

3.89
269 votes
96
Supercar
HIGHVISION

3.88
26 votes
97
Wonderland Falling Yesterday
Enchanted Landscape Escape

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

3.88
45 votes
99
Jimmy Eat World
Bleed American

3.87
1497 votes
100
Blindspott
Blindspott

3.87
34 votes
101
Godspeed You! Black Emperor
Yanqui U.X.O.

3.87
1318 votes
102
Newsboys
Thrive

3.86
29 votes
103
The Casket Lottery
Survival Is For Cowards

3.86
21 votes
104
Pleymo
Episode 2: Medicine Cake

3.85
24 votes
105
My Chemical Romance
Like Phantoms, Forever

3.85
26 votes
106
Sharks Keep Moving
Pause And Clause EP

3.85
26 votes
107
The Walkmen
Everyone Who Pretended To Like Me Is Gone

3.84
79 votes
108
Ozma
The Doubble Donkey Disc

3.83
24 votes
109
Pele
Enemies

3.83
24 votes
110
Pop Unknown
The August Division

3.83
18 votes
111
Hundred Reasons
Ideas Above Our Station

3.83
81 votes
112
Ugly Casanova
Sharpen Your Teeth

3.83
149 votes
113
The Six Parts Seven
Things Shaped In Passing

3.82
14 votes
114
Skycamefalling
To Forever Embrace The Sun

3.81
27 votes
115
Doves
The Last Broadcast

3.81
204 votes
116
Northstar
Is This Thing Loaded?

3.81
48 votes
117
Regina Spektor
Songs

3.81
270 votes
118
Low
Trust

3.81
135 votes
119
The Black Heart Procession
Amore Del Tropico

3.81
54 votes
120
The Coral
The Coral

3.8
43 votes
121
Funeral Diner
Difference Of Potential

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

3.8
52 votes
123
toe
Songs, Ideas We Forgot

3.8
37 votes
124
Tori Amos
Scarlet's Walk

3.79
119 votes
125
Pretty Girls Make Graves
Good Health

3.79
42 votes
126
Engine Down
Demure

3.79
21 votes
127
The Used
The Used

3.78
1179 votes
128
Mono
One Step More and You Die

3.78
163 votes
129
The Red Paintings
Cinema Love

3.78
32 votes
130
Sparta
Wiretap Scars

3.78
313 votes
131
Xiu Xiu
Knife Play

3.77
62 votes
132
Funeral for a Friend
Between Order And Model EP

3.77
68 votes
133
Norah Jones
Come Away with Me

3.77
211 votes
134
Owen
No Good for No One Now

3.77
82 votes
135
Steve Earle
Jerusalem

3.77
15 votes
136
Kent
Vapen & ammunition

3.76
53 votes
137
CKY
Infiltrate Destroy Rebuild

3.76
299 votes
138
The Black Keys
The Big Come Up

3.75
628 votes
139
Coldplay
A Rush of Blood to the Head

3.75
2165 votes
140
Brendan Benson
Lapalco

3.75
26 votes
141
Box Car Racer
Box Car Racer

3.74
488 votes
142
Bonnie 'Prince' Billy
Master And Everyone

3.74
36 votes
143
Maserati
The Language Of Cities

3.74
17 votes
144
God Is an Astronaut
The End of the Beginning

3.73
248 votes
145
Sam Roberts Band
The Inhuman Condition

3.73
15 votes
146
Bright Eyes
There Is No Beginning To The Story EP

3.73
130 votes
147
No Knife
Riot For Romance!

3.72
38 votes
148
The Starting Line
Say It Like You Mean It

3.72
203 votes
149
Archive
You All Look The Same To Me

3.72
59 votes
150
Sixpence None the Richer
Divine Discontent

3.71
14 votes
151
Something Corporate
Leaving Through The Window

3.71
194 votes
152
Apoptygma Berzerk
Harmonizer

3.71
19 votes
153
Jets to Brazil
Perfecting Loneliness

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

3.7
208 votes
155
Red Hot Chili Peppers
By the Way

3.7
2406 votes
156
Say Anything
Menorah/Majora

3.69
144 votes
157
Kevin Devine
Circle Gets the Square

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

3.68
120 votes
159
Gomez
In Our Gun

3.68
22 votes
160
Tocotronic
Tocotronic

3.68
42 votes
161
Finch (US)
What It Is to Burn

3.67
663 votes
162
New Found Glory
Sticks and Stones

3.65
554 votes
163
Antimatter
Saviour

3.65
39 votes
164
The Good Life
Black Out

3.65
54 votes
165
Unwritten Law
Elva

3.64
93 votes
166
Pinback
Some Voices

3.64
18 votes
167
Badly Drawn Boy
Have You Fed The Fish?

3.64
66 votes
168
The Tragically Hip
In Violet Light

3.63
26 votes
169
Cave In
Tides of Tomorrow

3.63
94 votes
170
Filter
The Amalgamut

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

3.63
16 votes
172
Death Cab for Cutie
Stability

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

3.62
902 votes
174
Audioslave
Audioslave

3.62
1556 votes
175
Sum 41
Motivation

3.59
45 votes
176
Ladytron
Light & Magic

3.59
42 votes
177
Brand New/Safety In Numbers
Split

3.59
86 votes
178
System of a Down
Steal This Album!

3.58
2836 votes
179
The Music
The Music

3.57
108 votes
180
Thursday
Five Stories Falling

3.57
212 votes
181
Jucifer
I Name You Destroyer

3.57
14 votes
182
Feeder
Comfort In Sound

3.57
186 votes
183
Joanna Newsom
Walnut Whales

3.56
16 votes
184
Murder by Death
Like the Exorcist, but More Breakdancing

3.56
107 votes
185
Devendra Banhart
Oh Me Oh My ...

3.55
56 votes
186
Yellowcard
Underdog

3.55
58 votes
187
Autopilot Off
Autopilot Off

3.54
14 votes
188
Madrugada
Grit

3.53
15 votes
189
Sum 41
Does This Look Infected?

3.53
1045 votes
190
The Microphones
Little Bird Flies Into a Big Cloud

3.53
34 votes
191
The Beautiful Mistake
Light a Match, for I Deserve To Burn

3.52
25 votes
192
Tegan and Sara
If It Was You

3.52
232 votes
193
Deerhoof
Reveille

3.51
41 votes
194
Beatsteaks
Living Targets

3.5
27 votes
195
Supergrass
Life On Other Planets

3.5
21 votes
196
The Vines
Highly Evolved

3.5
544 votes
197
Ryan Adams
Demolition

3.48
62 votes
198
Dashboard Confessional
Summers Kiss EP

3.48
30 votes
199
They Might Be Giants
No!

3.48
40 votes
200
Gravity Kills
superstarved

3.47
15 votes



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