Best Rock Albums of 2002


01
Thomas Dybdahl
...That Great October Sound

4.43
15 votes
02
Agalloch
The Mantle

4.37
1807 votes
03
Empyrium
Weiland

4.3
145 votes
04
Windir
Likferd

4.28
206 votes
05
Jean Leloup
La vallée des réputations

4.27
33 votes
06
Pain of Salvation
Remedy Lane

4.24
407 votes
07
Wilco
Yankee Hotel Foxtrot

4.24
1078 votes
08
Porcupine Tree
In Absentia

4.24
5108 votes
09
Ron Jarzombek
Solitarily Speaking of Theoretical Confinement

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

4.22
6060 votes
11
Extremoduro
Yo, Minoría Absoluta

4.21
21 votes
12
dredg
El Cielo

4.21
1458 votes
13
The Mountain Goats
All Hail West Texas

4.21
217 votes
14
16 Horsepower
Folklore

4.2
41 votes
15
Songs: Ohia
Didn't It Rain

4.19
27 votes
16
Buckethead
Electric Tears

4.17
242 votes
17
Johnny Cash
American IV: The Man Comes Around

4.16
372 votes
18
Aimee Mann
Lost in Space

4.15
23 votes
19
Gackt
MOON

4.15
34 votes
20
Oxbow
An Evil Heat

4.15
62 votes
21
The Postman Syndrome
Terraforming

4.13
26 votes
22
90 Day Men
To Everybody

4.13
55 votes
23
Spiritual Beggars
On Fire

4.13
96 votes
24
The Paper Chase
Hide the Kitchen Knives

4.12
33 votes
25
The Flaming Lips
Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots

4.12
1228 votes
26
Bright Eyes
Lifted or the Story is in the Soil...

4.11
661 votes
27
Joe Satriani
Strange Beautiful Music

4.11
200 votes
28
McLusky
McLusky Do Dallas

4.09
147 votes
29
Coheed and Cambria
The Second Stage Turbine Blade

4.09
1960 votes
30
Thyrfing
Vansinnesvisor

4.09
29 votes
31
Hot Snakes
Suicide Invoice

4.08
61 votes
32
The Butterfly Effect
The Butterfly Effect

4.08
154 votes
33
Okkervil River
Don't Fall In Love With Everyone You See

4.07
102 votes
34
Jerry Cantrell
Degradation Trip Volumes 1 & 2

4.07
96 votes
35
Butch Walker
Left of Self-Centered

4.07
49 votes
36
Cog
Just Visiting - Part 1

4.07
21 votes
37
Cog
Just Visiting - Part 2

4.07
21 votes
38
Today Is the Day
Sadness Will Prevail

4.07
57 votes
39
Tenhi
Vare

4.07
100 votes
40
Warren Zevon
Genius

4.06
32 votes
41
Wyrd
Huldrafolk

4.06
17 votes
42
Anyone
Anyone

4.06
27 votes
43
Brant Bjork
Brant Bjork & The Operators

4.06
27 votes
44
Andy Timmons
That Was Then, This Is Now

4.06
18 votes
45
Aesop Rock
Daylight

4.05
150 votes
46
Neko Case
Blacklisted

4.03
59 votes
47
Beck
Sea Change

4.03
721 votes
48
Hella
Hold Your Horse Is

4.03
500 votes
49
Number Girl
NUM-HEAVYMETALLIC

4.03
35 votes
50
ASIAN KUNG-FU GENERATION
Houkai Amplifier EP

4.02
21 votes
51
Dream Theater
Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence

4.02
1623 votes
52
Drive-by Truckers
Southern Rock Opera

4.02
47 votes
53
Minus the Bear
Highly Refined Pirates

4
826 votes
54
35007
Liquid

4
126 votes
55
Injected
Burn It Black

4
44 votes
56
Local H
Here Comes the Zoo

4
26 votes
57
QueenAdreena
Drink Me

4
26 votes
58
Fatso Jetson
Cruel and Delicious

4
24 votes
59
The Mountain Goats
Devil In the Shortwave

4
21 votes
60
The Grateful Dead
Go to Nassau

4
16 votes
61
The Mountain Goats
Tallahassee

4
224 votes
62
...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead
Source Tags & Codes

4
369 votes
63
Silverchair
Diorama

4
350 votes
64
Swing Kids
Discography

3.99
70 votes
65
Sleater-Kinney
One Beat

3.99
69 votes
66
Tom Waits
Alice

3.99
245 votes
67
Lucero
Tennessee

3.98
30 votes
68
Peter Gabriel
Up

3.98
117 votes
69
Pulse Ultra
Headspace

3.98
58 votes
70
Rage
Unity

3.98
27 votes
71
The Gathering
Black Light District

3.98
26 votes
72
Ben Kweller
Sha Sha

3.97
53 votes
73
Karate
Some Boots

3.97
31 votes
74
Bongzilla
Gateway

3.97
77 votes
75
The 69 Eyes
Paris Kills

3.96
54 votes
76
Ram-Zet
Escape

3.96
13 votes
77
Biffy Clyro
Blackened Sky

3.96
259 votes
78
Steve Von Till
If I Should Fall to the Field

3.96
34 votes
79
Negura Bunget
'N Crugu Bradului

3.96
89 votes
80
Flogging Molly
Drunken Lullabies

3.95
400 votes
81
Melvins
Hostile Ambient Takeover

3.95
105 votes
82
Nickel Creek
This Side

3.95
40 votes
83
Winds
Reflections of the I

3.95
19 votes
84
Jerry Cantrell
Degradation Trip

3.95
113 votes
85
Spock's Beard
Snow

3.94
72 votes
86
Muse
Dead Star/In Your World

3.94
17 votes
87
Umphrey's McGee
Local Band Does O.K.

3.94
48 votes
88
Iron & Wine
The Creek Drank the Cradle

3.93
349 votes
89
Ghost Mice
Ghost Mice

3.93
14 votes
90
The Devil Makes Three
The Devil Makes Three

3.93
14 votes
91
Boris
Heavy Rocks

3.93
249 votes
92
Perpetual Groove
Sweet Oblivious Antidote

3.92
13 votes
93
Camel
A Nod and a Wink

3.92
194 votes
94
Green Carnation
Light of Day, Day of Darkness

3.92
126 votes
95
George Harrison
Brainwashed

3.92
98 votes
96
Sinch
Sinch

3.92
54 votes
97
Chevelle
Wonder What's Next

3.9
1383 votes
98
Sonic Youth
Murray Street

3.9
327 votes
99
Opeth
Deliverance

3.89
2480 votes
100
Blindside
Silence

3.89
268 votes
101
Ruins
Tzomborgha

3.88
13 votes
102
Hellacopters
By the Grace of God

3.88
58 votes
103
Madder Mortem
Deadlands

3.88
16 votes
104
Sparks
Lil' Beethoven

3.88
16 votes
105
Paul Gilbert
Burning Organ

3.87
15 votes
106
Yakuza
Way of the Dead

3.86
32 votes
107
Pleymo
Episode 2: Medicine Cake

3.85
24 votes
108
Floor
Floor

3.85
33 votes
109
Oceansize
Relapse

3.85
23 votes
110
Hundred Reasons
Ideas Above Our Station

3.84
72 votes
111
This Bike Is A Pipe Bomb
Front Seat Solidarity

3.83
36 votes
112
Sharks Keep Moving
Pause And Clause EP

3.83
24 votes
113
Oceansize
A Very Still Movement

3.83
21 votes
114
Xavier Rudd
To Let

3.82
17 votes
115
Tom Waits
Blood Money

3.82
215 votes
116
The Walkmen
Everyone Who Pretended To Like Me Is Gone

3.82
73 votes
117
Woods of Ypres
Against the Seasons

3.81
40 votes
118
Doves
The Last Broadcast

3.81
100 votes
119
Avantasia
The Metal Opera Pt. II

3.81
128 votes
120
Bruce Springsteen
The Rising

3.8
440 votes
121
Threshold
Critical Mass

3.8
40 votes
122
Wishbone Ash
Bona Fide

3.8
15 votes
123
Down
Down II: A Bustle in Your Hedgerow

3.79
372 votes
124
Maserati
The Language Of Cities

3.78
32 votes
125
The Books
Thought For Food

3.78
93 votes
126
The Thirty Years War
Martyrs Among the Casualties

3.77
76 votes
127
Elvis Costello
When I Was Cruel

3.77
26 votes
128
Steve Earle
Jerusalem

3.77
15 votes
129
toe
Songs, Ideas We Forgot

3.76
66 votes
130
Angra
Hunters and Prey

3.76
33 votes
131
Vintersorg
Visions From The Spiral Generator

3.76
49 votes
132
Owen
No Good for No One Now

3.75
79 votes
133
Q and Not U
Different Damage

3.75
56 votes
134
Bodyjar
Plastic Skies

3.75
18 votes
135
The Black Keys
The Big Come Up

3.74
294 votes
136
CKY
Infiltrate Destroy Rebuild

3.74
290 votes
137
Edan
Primitive Plus

3.74
19 votes
138
Sam Roberts Band
The Inhuman Condition

3.73
15 votes
139
Bonnie 'Prince' Billy
Master And Everyone

3.73
33 votes
140
Falconer
Chapters From A Vale Forlorn

3.73
42 votes
141
God Is An Astronaut
The End of the Beginning

3.73
240 votes
142
Star One
Space Metal

3.72
45 votes
143
SuidAkrA
Emprise to Avalon

3.72
27 votes
144
Miyavi
Gagaku

3.72
18 votes
145
Primordial
Storm Before Calm

3.72
68 votes
146
Vanden Plas
Beyond Daylight

3.72
30 votes
147
Bright Eyes
There Is No Beginning To The Story EP

3.71
63 votes
148
Red Hot Chili Peppers
By the Way

3.7
2315 votes
149
The Mars Volta
Tremulant

3.69
1136 votes
150
Weedeater
Sixteen Tons

3.68
19 votes
151
Kevin Devine
Circle Gets the Square

3.68
33 votes
152
Bathory
Nordland I

3.68
178 votes
153
Robert Plant
Dreamland

3.68
28 votes
154
Gogol Bordello
Multi Kontra Culti Vs. Irony

3.68
48 votes
155
Project 86
Truthless Heroes

3.68
119 votes
156
David Bowie
Heathen

3.67
234 votes
157
Freak Kitchen
Move

3.67
36 votes
158
Rwake
Hell Is A Door To The Sun

3.67
21 votes
159
Ra
From One

3.66
210 votes
160
Acid Mothers Temple
Univers Zen ou de zero a zero

3.66
32 votes
161
Alabama Thunderpussy
Staring At The Divine

3.66
16 votes
162
Hanoi Rocks
Twelve Shots On The Rocks

3.65
13 votes
163
Six Organs Of Admittance
Dark Noontide

3.65
48 votes
164
W.A.S.P.
Dying For the World

3.64
36 votes
165
Trophy Scars
Darts to the Sea

3.64
142 votes
166
The Tragically Hip
In Violet Light

3.63
52 votes
167
Beth Gibbons and Rustin Man
Out Of Season

3.63
39 votes
168
Grand Magus
Grand Magus

3.63
16 votes
169
Cave In
Tides of Tomorrow

3.62
90 votes
170
The Flower Kings
Unfold the Future

3.62
50 votes
171
Joe Bonamassa
So, It's Like That

3.62
34 votes
172
Audioslave
Audioslave

3.62
3028 votes
173
Tracy Chapman
Let It Rain

3.61
18 votes
174
Mudvayne
The End of All Things to Come

3.61
866 votes
175
Agoraphobic Nosebleed
Frozen Corpse Stuffed With Dope

3.59
116 votes
176
Daughters
Daughters

3.59
29 votes
177
Planet X
MoonBabies

3.58
31 votes
178
Lordi
Get Heavy

3.58
112 votes
179
Fu Manchu
California Crossing

3.58
198 votes
180
Mountain
Mystic Fire

3.57
21 votes
181
Joanna Newsom
Walnut Whales

3.57
15 votes
182
High on Fire
Surrounded By Thieves

3.56
155 votes
183
Murder by Death
Like the Exorcist, but More Breakdancing

3.56
106 votes
184
Feeder
Comfort In Sound

3.56
90 votes
185
Madrugada
Grit

3.53
15 votes
186
The Datsuns
The Datsuns

3.52
27 votes
187
Deerhoof
Reveille

3.5
40 votes
188
Cathedral
The VIIth Coming

3.5
30 votes
189
Beatsteaks
Living Targets

3.5
27 votes
190
Hermano
Only a Suggestion

3.47
32 votes
191
The Locust
The Locust & Melt Banana Split

3.47
16 votes
192
UFO
Sharks

3.46
28 votes
193
Ryan Adams
Demolition

3.46
62 votes
194
Into Eternity
Dead or Dreaming

3.46
106 votes
195
The Apex Theory
Topsy-Turvy

3.45
57 votes
196
My Morning Jacket
Chocolate and Ice

3.44
36 votes
197
Dave Matthews Band
Busted Stuff

3.44
145 votes
198
The Avett Brothers
Country Was...

3.43
14 votes
199
Stone Sour
Stone Sour

3.42
686 votes
200
Matchbox Twenty
More Than You Think You Are

3.4
200 votes



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