Best Rock Albums of 2002


01
Thomas Dybdahl
...That Great October Sound

4.43
15 votes
02
Agalloch
The Mantle

4.36
1786 votes
03
Empyrium
Weiland

4.29
145 votes
04
Windir
Likferd

4.28
205 votes
05
Jean Leloup
La vallée des réputations

4.27
33 votes
06
Pain of Salvation
Remedy Lane

4.24
405 votes
07
Porcupine Tree
In Absentia

4.24
5080 votes
08
Wilco
Yankee Hotel Foxtrot

4.24
1074 votes
09
Queens of the Stone Age
Songs for the Deaf

4.22
6032 votes
10
Ron Jarzombek
Solitarily Speaking of Theoretical Confinement

4.22
16 votes
11
Extremoduro
Yo, Minoría Absoluta

4.21
21 votes
12
dredg
El Cielo

4.21
1452 votes
13
16 Horsepower
Folklore

4.2
41 votes
14
Songs: Ohia
Didn't It Rain

4.19
26 votes
15
Buckethead
Electric Tears

4.17
242 votes
16
Johnny Cash
American IV: The Man Comes Around

4.16
373 votes
17
Aimee Mann
Lost in Space

4.15
23 votes
18
Gackt
MOON

4.15
34 votes
19
Oxbow
An Evil Heat

4.15
62 votes
20
Prototype
Trinity

4.14
14 votes
21
The Postman Syndrome
Terraforming

4.13
26 votes
22
90 Day Men
To Everybody

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

4.12
1218 votes
24
Joe Satriani
Strange Beautiful Music

4.11
202 votes
25
Bright Eyes
Lifted or the Story is in the Soil...

4.11
659 votes
26
McLusky
McLusky Do Dallas

4.1
146 votes
27
Spiritual Beggars
On Fire

4.1
93 votes
28
The Paper Chase
Hide the Kitchen Knives

4.09
33 votes
29
Today Is the Day
Sadness Will Prevail

4.09
56 votes
30
Coheed and Cambria
The Second Stage Turbine Blade

4.09
1953 votes
31
Thyrfing
Vansinnesvisor

4.09
29 votes
32
The Butterfly Effect
The Butterfly Effect

4.08
152 votes
33
Jerry Cantrell
Degradation Trip Volumes 1 & 2

4.07
96 votes
34
Butch Walker
Left of Self-Centered

4.07
49 votes
35
Cog
Just Visiting - Part 2

4.07
21 votes
36
Cog
Just Visiting - Part 1

4.07
21 votes
37
Tenhi
Vare

4.07
100 votes
38
Hot Snakes
Suicide Invoice

4.07
60 votes
39
Warren Zevon
Genius

4.06
32 votes
40
Brant Bjork
Brant Bjork & The Operators

4.06
24 votes
41
Wyrd
Huldrafolk

4.06
17 votes
42
Anyone
Anyone

4.06
27 votes
43
Andy Timmons
That Was Then, This Is Now

4.06
18 votes
44
Okkervil River
Don't Fall In Love With Everyone You See

4.05
99 votes
45
Number Girl
NUM-HEAVYMETALLIC

4.04
34 votes
46
Aesop Rock
Daylight

4.04
150 votes
47
Neko Case
Blacklisted

4.03
59 votes
48
Drive-by Truckers
Southern Rock Opera

4.03
46 votes
49
Beck
Sea Change

4.03
720 votes
50
Hella
Hold Your Horse Is

4.03
502 votes
51
Dream Theater
Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence

4.02
1620 votes
52
Minus the Bear
Highly Refined Pirates

4
823 votes
53
35007
Liquid

4
126 votes
54
Injected
Burn It Black

4
44 votes
55
Lucero
Tennessee

4
29 votes
56
QueenAdreena
Drink Me

4
28 votes
57
Local H
Here Comes the Zoo

4
26 votes
58
Fatso Jetson
Cruel and Delicious

4
24 votes
59
ASIAN KUNG-FU GENERATION
Houkai Amplifier EP

4
19 votes
60
The Grateful Dead
Go to Nassau

4
16 votes
61
Tom Waits
Alice

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

4
361 votes
63
Silverchair
Diorama

3.99
350 votes
64
Peter Gabriel
Up

3.98
116 votes
65
Pulse Ultra
Headspace

3.98
58 votes
66
Rage
Unity

3.98
27 votes
67
The Gathering
Black Light District

3.98
26 votes
68
Sleater-Kinney
One Beat

3.98
65 votes
69
Ben Kweller
Sha Sha

3.97
53 votes
70
Negura Bunget
'N Crugu Bradului

3.97
172 votes
71
Biffy Clyro
Blackened Sky

3.97
257 votes
72
Karate
Some Boots

3.97
31 votes
73
The 69 Eyes
Paris Kills

3.96
54 votes
74
Ram-Zet
Escape

3.96
13 votes
75
Bongzilla
Gateway

3.96
74 votes
76
Flogging Molly
Drunken Lullabies

3.95
397 votes
77
Nickel Creek
This Side

3.95
40 votes
78
Winds
Reflections of the I

3.95
19 votes
79
Jerry Cantrell
Degradation Trip

3.95
113 votes
80
Spock's Beard
Snow

3.94
72 votes
81
Muse
Dead Star/In Your World

3.94
17 votes
82
Melvins
Hostile Ambient Takeover

3.94
108 votes
83
Steve Von Till
If I Should Fall to the Field

3.94
33 votes
84
Umphrey's McGee
Local Band Does O.K.

3.94
48 votes
85
Boris
Heavy Rocks

3.93
246 votes
86
Iron & Wine
The Creek Drank the Cradle

3.93
348 votes
87
Ghost Mice
Ghost Mice

3.93
14 votes
88
The Devil Makes Three
The Devil Makes Three

3.93
14 votes
89
Perpetual Groove
Sweet Oblivious Antidote

3.92
13 votes
90
Green Carnation
Light of Day, Day of Darkness

3.92
126 votes
91
George Harrison
Brainwashed

3.92
98 votes
92
Camel
A Nod and a Wink

3.92
192 votes
93
Chevelle
Wonder What's Next

3.9
1376 votes
94
Sonic Youth
Murray Street

3.9
325 votes
95
Sinch
Sinch

3.9
53 votes
96
Opeth
Deliverance

3.9
2473 votes
97
Hellacopters
By the Grace of God

3.89
56 votes
98
Ruins
Tzomborgha

3.88
13 votes
99
Blindside
Silence

3.88
266 votes
100
Mum
Finally We Are No One

3.88
125 votes
101
Madder Mortem
Deadlands

3.88
16 votes
102
Sparks
Lil' Beethoven

3.88
16 votes
103
Paul Gilbert
Burning Organ

3.87
15 votes
104
Floor
Floor

3.86
32 votes
105
Oceansize
Relapse

3.85
23 votes
106
Yakuza
Way of the Dead

3.84
32 votes
107
Hundred Reasons
Ideas Above Our Station

3.84
72 votes
108
Sharks Keep Moving
Pause And Clause EP

3.83
24 votes
109
Oceansize
A Very Still Movement

3.83
21 votes
110
This Bike Is A Pipe Bomb
Front Seat Solidarity

3.83
35 votes
111
Tom Waits
Blood Money

3.83
213 votes
112
Pleymo
Episode 2: Medicine Cake

3.83
23 votes
113
Xavier Rudd
To Let

3.82
17 votes
114
Doves
The Last Broadcast

3.81
99 votes
115
Woods of Ypres
Against the Seasons

3.81
40 votes
116
Bruce Springsteen
The Rising

3.81
434 votes
117
Threshold
Critical Mass

3.8
40 votes
118
Wishbone Ash
Bona Fide

3.8
15 votes
119
The Walkmen
Everyone Who Pretended To Like Me Is Gone

3.8
74 votes
120
Down
Down II: A Bustle in Your Hedgerow

3.79
370 votes
121
Maserati
The Language Of Cities

3.78
32 votes
122
The Books
Thought For Food

3.77
91 votes
123
Elvis Costello
When I Was Cruel

3.77
26 votes
124
Steve Earle
Jerusalem

3.77
15 votes
125
Bonnie 'Prince' Billy
Master And Everyone

3.77
32 votes
126
The Thirty Years War
Martyrs Among the Casualties

3.76
75 votes
127
Owen
No Good for No One Now

3.76
77 votes
128
toe
Songs, Ideas We Forgot

3.76
62 votes
129
Angra
Hunters and Prey

3.76
33 votes
130
Vintersorg
Visions From The Spiral Generator

3.76
49 votes
131
The Black Keys
The Big Come Up

3.75
293 votes
132
Q and Not U
Different Damage

3.75
56 votes
133
Bodyjar
Plastic Skies

3.75
18 votes
134
CKY
Infiltrate Destroy Rebuild

3.74
290 votes
135
Freak Kitchen
Move

3.74
38 votes
136
Edan
Primitive Plus

3.74
19 votes
137
Sam Roberts Band
The Inhuman Condition

3.73
15 votes
138
God Is An Astronaut
The End of the Beginning

3.72
235 votes
139
SuidAkrA
Emprise to Avalon

3.72
27 votes
140
Primordial
Storm Before Calm

3.72
66 votes
141
Bright Eyes
There Is No Beginning To The Story EP

3.71
63 votes
142
Star One
Space Metal

3.71
43 votes
143
Vanden Plas
Beyond Daylight

3.71
29 votes
144
Miyavi
Gagaku

3.69
18 votes
145
The Mars Volta
Tremulant

3.69
1134 votes
146
Weedeater
Sixteen Tons

3.68
19 votes
147
Project 86
Truthless Heroes

3.68
121 votes
148
Kevin Devine
Circle Gets the Square

3.68
33 votes
149
Robert Plant
Dreamland

3.68
28 votes
150
Bathory
Nordland I

3.68
177 votes
151
Gogol Bordello
Multi Kontra Culti Vs. Irony

3.67
47 votes
152
David Bowie
Heathen

3.67
233 votes
153
Ra
From One

3.67
208 votes
154
Six Organs Of Admittance
Dark Noontide

3.66
50 votes
155
Acid Mothers Temple
Univers Zen ou de zero a zero

3.66
32 votes
156
Alabama Thunderpussy
Staring At The Divine

3.66
16 votes
157
Hanoi Rocks
Twelve Shots On The Rocks

3.65
13 votes
158
Rwake
Hell Is A Door To The Sun

3.65
20 votes
159
Trophy Scars
Darts to the Sea

3.64
141 votes
160
W.A.S.P.
Dying For the World

3.64
37 votes
161
The Tragically Hip
In Violet Light

3.63
52 votes
162
The Flower Kings
Unfold the Future

3.63
52 votes
163
Beth Gibbons and Rustin Man
Out Of Season

3.63
39 votes
164
Grand Magus
Grand Magus

3.63
16 votes
165
Cave In
Tides of Tomorrow

3.62
90 votes
166
Audioslave
Audioslave

3.62
3012 votes
167
Joe Bonamassa
So, It's Like That

3.61
36 votes
168
Tracy Chapman
Let It Rain

3.61
18 votes
169
Mudvayne
The End of All Things to Come

3.61
867 votes
170
Lordi
Get Heavy

3.61
114 votes
171
Agoraphobic Nosebleed
Frozen Corpse Stuffed With Dope

3.59
116 votes
172
Daughters
Daughters

3.59
29 votes
173
Brand New Sin
Brand New Sin

3.58
13 votes
174
Fu Manchu
California Crossing

3.58
198 votes
175
Mountain
Mystic Fire

3.57
21 votes
176
Joanna Newsom
Walnut Whales

3.57
15 votes
177
High on Fire
Surrounded By Thieves

3.56
155 votes
178
Murder by Death
Like the Exorcist, but More Breakdancing

3.56
106 votes
179
Feeder
Comfort In Sound

3.56
90 votes
180
Planet X
MoonBabies

3.55
30 votes
181
Deerhoof
Reveille

3.53
40 votes
182
The Datsuns
The Datsuns

3.52
27 votes
183
Cathedral
The VIIth Coming

3.5
30 votes
184
Beatsteaks
Living Targets

3.5
27 votes
185
Madrugada
Grit

3.5
14 votes
186
Hermano
Only a Suggestion

3.47
32 votes
187
Guided by Voices
Universal Truths and Cycles

3.47
16 votes
188
The Locust
The Locust & Melt Banana Split

3.47
16 votes
189
UFO
Sharks

3.46
28 votes
190
Ryan Adams
Demolition

3.46
62 votes
191
Into Eternity
Dead or Dreaming

3.46
106 votes
192
The Apex Theory
Topsy-Turvy

3.45
56 votes
193
My Morning Jacket
Chocolate and Ice

3.44
36 votes
194
Dave Matthews Band
Busted Stuff

3.44
144 votes
195
The Avett Brothers
Country Was...

3.43
14 votes
196
Matchbox Twenty
More Than You Think You Are

3.42
196 votes
197
Stone Sour
Stone Sour

3.42
686 votes
198
Kottonmouth Kings
Rolling Stoned

3.41
46 votes
199
Electric Wizard
Let Us Prey

3.4
308 votes
200
Of Montreal
Aldhils Arboretum

3.4
49 votes



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