Best Rock Albums of 2002


01
Thomas Dybdahl
...That Great October Sound

4.43
15 votes
02
Agalloch
The Mantle

4.37
1900 votes
03
Windir
Likferd

4.31
216 votes
04
Jean Leloup
La vallée des réputations

4.29
36 votes
05
Empyrium
Weiland

4.27
151 votes
06
Wilco
Yankee Hotel Foxtrot

4.24
1108 votes
07
Porcupine Tree
In Absentia

4.23
5262 votes
08
Queens of the Stone Age
Songs for the Deaf

4.23
6226 votes
09
The Mountain Goats
All Hail West Texas

4.23
229 votes
10
Songs: Ohia
Didn't It Rain

4.22
32 votes
11
Ron Jarzombek
Solitarily Speaking of Theoretical Confinement

4.22
16 votes
12
dredg
El Cielo

4.22
1488 votes
13
Prototype
Trinity

4.2
15 votes
14
16 Horsepower
Folklore

4.19
43 votes
15
Buckethead
Electric Tears

4.18
245 votes
16
Spiritual Beggars
On Fire

4.15
102 votes
17
Johnny Cash
American IV: The Man Comes Around

4.14
385 votes
18
The Postman Syndrome
Terraforming

4.13
28 votes
19
Aimee Mann
Lost in Space

4.13
24 votes
20
Extremoduro
Yo, Minoría Absoluta

4.13
24 votes
21
Oxbow
An Evil Heat

4.12
66 votes
22
90 Day Men
To Everybody

4.12
56 votes
23
The Flaming Lips
Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots

4.11
1283 votes
24
Bright Eyes
Lifted or the Story is in the Soil...

4.11
670 votes
25
Number Girl
NUM-HEAVYMETALLIC

4.11
33 votes
26
Echolyn
Mei

4.1
15 votes
27
Joe Satriani
Strange Beautiful Music

4.1
198 votes
28
Warren Zevon
Genius

4.09
34 votes
29
The Paper Chase
Hide the Kitchen Knives

4.09
35 votes
30
Thyrfing
Vansinnesvisor

4.08
30 votes
31
Coheed and Cambria
The Second Stage Turbine Blade

4.08
2017 votes
32
Okkervil River
Don't Fall In Love With Everyone You See

4.08
106 votes
33
Tenhi
Vare

4.08
114 votes
34
McLusky
McLusky Do Dallas

4.08
158 votes
35
Gackt
MOON

4.08
40 votes
36
Les Claypool And The Frog Brigade
Purple Onion

4.07
41 votes
37
Cog
Just Visiting - Part 2

4.07
21 votes
38
Cog
Just Visiting - Part 1

4.07
21 votes
39
ASIAN KUNG-FU GENERATION
Houkai Amplifier EP

4.07
22 votes
40
Today Is the Day
Sadness Will Prevail

4.07
60 votes
41
Hot Snakes
Suicide Invoice

4.06
65 votes
42
Butch Walker
Left of Self-Centered

4.06
50 votes
43
Jerry Cantrell
Degradation Trip Volumes 1 & 2

4.06
97 votes
44
Anyone
Anyone

4.06
27 votes
45
Andy Timmons
That Was Then, This Is Now

4.06
18 votes
46
The Butterfly Effect
The Butterfly Effect

4.04
160 votes
47
Beck
Sea Change

4.03
751 votes
48
Drive-by Truckers
Southern Rock Opera

4.03
48 votes
49
Hella
Hold Your Horse Is

4.03
526 votes
50
Neko Case
Blacklisted

4.03
60 votes
51
Lemon Jelly
Lost Horizons

4.02
64 votes
52
The Mountain Goats
Tallahassee

4.02
236 votes
53
35007
Liquid

4.02
129 votes
54
Dream Theater
Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence

4.02
1668 votes
55
Muse
Dead Star/In Your World

4.02
25 votes
56
Silverchair
Diorama

4
357 votes
57
...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead
Source Tags & Codes

4
381 votes
58
Minus the Bear
Highly Refined Pirates

4
843 votes
59
Melvins
Hostile Ambient Takeover

4
118 votes
60
Lucero
Tennessee

4
29 votes
61
QueenAdreena
Drink Me

4
26 votes
62
Fatso Jetson
Cruel and Delicious

4
24 votes
63
The Cancer Conspiracy
The Audio Medium

4
20 votes
64
Wishbone Ash
Bona Fide

4
18 votes
65
Wyrd
Huldrafolk

4
16 votes
66
Tom Waits
Alice

3.99
260 votes
67
Rage
Unity

3.98
27 votes
68
The Mountain Goats
Devil In the Shortwave

3.98
23 votes
69
Pulse Ultra
Headspace

3.97
58 votes
70
Sage Francis
Personal Journals

3.97
170 votes
71
Negura Bunget
'N Crugu Bradului

3.97
96 votes
72
Biffy Clyro
Blackened Sky

3.97
267 votes
73
Spock's Beard
Snow

3.97
72 votes
74
Ruins
Tzomborgha

3.96
14 votes
75
Bongzilla
Gateway

3.96
83 votes
76
Ben Kweller
Sha Sha

3.96
55 votes
77
The 69 Eyes
Paris Kills

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

3.96
36 votes
79
Injected
Burn It Black

3.96
46 votes
80
Peter Gabriel
Up

3.96
123 votes
81
Swing Kids
Discography

3.95
74 votes
82
Nickel Creek
This Side

3.95
41 votes
83
The Gathering
Black Light District

3.95
30 votes
84
Flogging Molly
Drunken Lullabies

3.95
409 votes
85
Winds
Reflections of the I

3.95
19 votes
86
Umphrey's McGee
Local Band Does O.K.

3.94
48 votes
87
Boris
Heavy Rocks

3.94
264 votes
88
Green Carnation
Light of Day, Day of Darkness

3.93
129 votes
89
The Devil Makes Three
The Devil Makes Three

3.93
15 votes
90
Iron & Wine
The Creek Drank the Cradle

3.93
352 votes
91
Ram-Zet
Escape

3.93
14 votes
92
Jerry Cantrell
Degradation Trip

3.93
114 votes
93
George Harrison
Brainwashed

3.92
106 votes
94
Perpetual Groove
Sweet Oblivious Antidote

3.92
13 votes
95
Sinch
Sinch

3.92
54 votes
96
Local H
Here Comes the Zoo

3.92
30 votes
97
Camel
A Nod and a Wink

3.91
208 votes
98
Oceansize
Relapse

3.91
23 votes
99
Chevelle
Wonder What's Next

3.9
1426 votes
100
Hellacopters
By the Grace of God

3.9
60 votes
101
Sonic Youth
Murray Street

3.9
343 votes
102
Mountain
Mystic Fire

3.89
27 votes
103
Opeth
Deliverance

3.89
2564 votes
104
Mum
Finally We Are No One

3.88
126 votes
105
Blindside
Silence

3.88
270 votes
106
Madder Mortem
Deadlands

3.88
17 votes
107
Oceansize
A Very Still Movement

3.88
20 votes
108
Paul Gilbert
Burning Organ

3.88
16 votes
109
Brant Bjork
Brant Bjork & The Operators

3.86
33 votes
110
Pleymo
Episode 2: Medicine Cake

3.85
24 votes
111
Ghost Mice
Ghost Mice

3.85
13 votes
112
Sharks Keep Moving
Pause And Clause EP

3.84
25 votes
113
Yakuza
Way of the Dead

3.84
31 votes
114
The Walkmen
Everyone Who Pretended To Like Me Is Gone

3.84
77 votes
115
Xavier Rudd
To Let

3.82
17 votes
116
Sparks
Lil' Beethoven

3.82
17 votes
117
Hundred Reasons
Ideas Above Our Station

3.82
79 votes
118
Woods of Ypres
Against the Seasons

3.82
42 votes
119
Threshold
Critical Mass

3.82
41 votes
120
Doves
The Last Broadcast

3.82
101 votes
121
Bruce Springsteen
The Rising

3.82
452 votes
122
Tom Waits
Blood Money

3.81
227 votes
123
Avantasia
The Metal Opera Pt. II

3.81
135 votes
124
This Bike Is A Pipe Bomb
Front Seat Solidarity

3.8
35 votes
125
Down
Down II: A Bustle in Your Hedgerow

3.8
383 votes
126
The Books
Thought For Food

3.79
97 votes
127
Owen
No Good for No One Now

3.77
81 votes
128
The Thirty Years War
Martyrs Among the Casualties

3.77
78 votes
129
Elvis Costello
When I Was Cruel

3.77
26 votes
130
Steve Earle
Jerusalem

3.77
15 votes
131
Angra
Hunters and Prey

3.76
35 votes
132
Primordial
Storm Before Calm

3.75
71 votes
133
CKY
Infiltrate Destroy Rebuild

3.75
300 votes
134
Maserati
The Language Of Cities

3.75
32 votes
135
Bodyjar
Plastic Skies

3.75
18 votes
136
Arcana
Inner Pale Sun

3.75
14 votes
137
The Black Keys
The Big Come Up

3.75
306 votes
138
toe
Songs, Ideas We Forgot

3.74
35 votes
139
Bonnie 'Prince' Billy
Master And Everyone

3.74
36 votes
140
Sam Roberts Band
The Inhuman Condition

3.73
15 votes
141
Bright Eyes
There Is No Beginning To The Story EP

3.73
65 votes
142
Project 86
Truthless Heroes

3.73
124 votes
143
Q and Not U
Different Damage

3.73
59 votes
144
Vintersorg
Visions From The Spiral Generator

3.72
49 votes
145
Falconer
Chapters From A Vale Forlorn

3.72
43 votes
146
Vanden Plas
Beyond Daylight

3.72
30 votes
147
SuidAkrA
Emprise to Avalon

3.71
28 votes
148
Miyavi
Gagaku

3.71
19 votes
149
Edan
Primitive Plus

3.7
22 votes
150
Red Hot Chili Peppers
By the Way

3.7
2383 votes
151
Weedeater
Sixteen Tons

3.7
23 votes
152
The Mars Volta
Tremulant

3.69
1152 votes
153
Star One
Space Metal

3.69
47 votes
154
Bathory
Nordland I

3.68
190 votes
155
Robert Plant
Dreamland

3.68
42 votes
156
Alabama Thunderpussy
Staring At The Divine

3.68
17 votes
157
Six Organs Of Admittance
Dark Noontide

3.67
46 votes
158
David Bowie
Heathen

3.67
254 votes
159
Kevin Devine
Circle Gets the Square

3.67
33 votes
160
Rwake
Hell Is A Door To The Sun

3.67
21 votes
161
Ra
From One

3.66
216 votes
162
Gogol Bordello
Multi Kontra Culti Vs. Irony

3.66
50 votes
163
Hanoi Rocks
Twelve Shots On The Rocks

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

3.65
40 votes
165
Acid Mothers Temple
Univers Zen ou de zero a zero

3.65
34 votes
166
Beth Gibbons and Rustin Man
Out Of Season

3.64
39 votes
167
The Tragically Hip
In Violet Light

3.63
52 votes
168
Freak Kitchen
Move

3.63
38 votes
169
Trophy Scars
Darts to the Sea

3.63
147 votes
170
Fu Manchu
California Crossing

3.62
213 votes
171
Mudvayne
The End of All Things to Come

3.62
896 votes
172
Zu
Igneo

3.62
13 votes
173
Audioslave
Audioslave

3.61
3062 votes
174
Tracy Chapman
Let It Rain

3.61
18 votes
175
Lordi
Get Heavy

3.61
114 votes
176
Daughters
Daughters

3.6
29 votes
177
The Flower Kings
Unfold the Future

3.6
50 votes
178
Joe Bonamassa
So, It's Like That

3.58
36 votes
179
The Blood Brothers
March On Electric Children

3.58
161 votes
180
Grand Magus
Grand Magus

3.58
20 votes
181
Prurient
The History of AIDS

3.57
22 votes
182
Agoraphobic Nosebleed
Frozen Corpse Stuffed With Dope

3.57
119 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
Feeder
Comfort In Sound

3.56
90 votes
186
Devendra Banhart
Oh Me Oh My ...

3.55
28 votes
187
The Datsuns
The Datsuns

3.55
29 votes
188
Planet X
MoonBabies

3.55
32 votes
189
High on Fire
Surrounded By Thieves

3.54
166 votes
190
Madrugada
Grit

3.53
15 votes
191
Deerhoof
Reveille

3.51
42 votes
192
UFO
Sharks

3.5
32 votes
193
The Microphones
Little Bird Flies Into a Big Cloud

3.5
16 votes
194
Brand New Sin
Brand New Sin

3.5
13 votes
195
Pax 217
Engage

3.5
13 votes
196
Beatsteaks
Living Targets

3.48
28 votes
197
Ryan Adams
Demolition

3.48
61 votes
198
Hermano
Only a Suggestion

3.47
32 votes
199
Into Eternity
Dead or Dreaming

3.46
108 votes
200
Cathedral
The VIIth Coming

3.45
33 votes



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