Best Rock Albums of 2002


01
Thomas Dybdahl
...That Great October Sound

4.43
15 votes
02
Agalloch
The Mantle

4.37
1799 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
407 votes
07
Wilco
Yankee Hotel Foxtrot

4.24
1074 votes
08
Porcupine Tree
In Absentia

4.24
5106 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
6056 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
241 votes
17
Johnny Cash
American IV: The Man Comes Around

4.15
371 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
Spiritual Beggars
On Fire

4.13
96 votes
23
90 Day Men
To Everybody

4.12
54 votes
24
The Flaming Lips
Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots

4.12
1229 votes
25
Bright Eyes
Lifted or the Story is in the Soil...

4.11
659 votes
26
Joe Satriani
Strange Beautiful Music

4.11
200 votes
27
McLusky
McLusky Do Dallas

4.09
147 votes
28
The Paper Chase
Hide the Kitchen Knives

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

4.09
1961 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
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 1

4.07
21 votes
36
Cog
Just Visiting - Part 2

4.07
21 votes
37
Tenhi
Vare

4.07
100 votes
38
Warren Zevon
Genius

4.06
32 votes
39
Okkervil River
Don't Fall In Love With Everyone You See

4.06
101 votes
40
Wyrd
Huldrafolk

4.06
17 votes
41
Brant Bjork
Brant Bjork & The Operators

4.06
27 votes
42
Anyone
Anyone

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

4.06
18 votes
44
Today Is the Day
Sadness Will Prevail

4.05
57 votes
45
Aesop Rock
Daylight

4.05
150 votes
46
Number Girl
NUM-HEAVYMETALLIC

4.04
34 votes
47
Neko Case
Blacklisted

4.03
59 votes
48
Hella
Hold Your Horse Is

4.03
498 votes
49
Beck
Sea Change

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

4.02
21 votes
51
Dream Theater
Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence

4.02
1624 votes
52
Drive-by Truckers
Southern Rock Opera

4.02
47 votes
53
Minus the Bear
Highly Refined Pirates

4
825 votes
54
35007
Liquid

4
126 votes
55
Injected
Burn It Black

4
44 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
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

3.99
367 votes
63
Silverchair
Diorama

3.99
349 votes
64
Tom Waits
Alice

3.99
244 votes
65
Sleater-Kinney
One Beat

3.99
69 votes
66
Lucero
Tennessee

3.98
30 votes
67
Peter Gabriel
Up

3.98
117 votes
68
Pulse Ultra
Headspace

3.98
58 votes
69
Rage
Unity

3.98
27 votes
70
The Gathering
Black Light District

3.98
26 votes
71
Ben Kweller
Sha Sha

3.97
53 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
76 votes
76
Biffy Clyro
Blackened Sky

3.96
259 votes
77
Negura Bunget
'N Crugu Bradului

3.96
89 votes
78
Nickel Creek
This Side

3.95
40 votes
79
Flogging Molly
Drunken Lullabies

3.95
399 votes
80
Winds
Reflections of the I

3.95
19 votes
81
Jerry Cantrell
Degradation Trip

3.95
113 votes
82
Spock's Beard
Snow

3.94
72 votes
83
Muse
Dead Star/In Your World

3.94
17 votes
84
Steve Von Till
If I Should Fall to the Field

3.94
33 votes
85
Melvins
Hostile Ambient Takeover

3.94
106 votes
86
Umphrey's McGee
Local Band Does O.K.

3.94
48 votes
87
Iron & Wine
The Creek Drank the Cradle

3.93
348 votes
88
Ghost Mice
Ghost Mice

3.93
14 votes
89
The Devil Makes Three
The Devil Makes Three

3.93
14 votes
90
Boris
Heavy Rocks

3.93
248 votes
91
Perpetual Groove
Sweet Oblivious Antidote

3.92
13 votes
92
Camel
A Nod and a Wink

3.92
194 votes
93
Green Carnation
Light of Day, Day of Darkness

3.92
126 votes
94
George Harrison
Brainwashed

3.92
98 votes
95
Chevelle
Wonder What's Next

3.9
1382 votes
96
Sonic Youth
Murray Street

3.9
327 votes
97
Sinch
Sinch

3.9
53 votes
98
Opeth
Deliverance

3.89
2473 votes
99
Ruins
Tzomborgha

3.88
13 votes
100
Blindside
Silence

3.88
267 votes
101
Hellacopters
By the Grace of God

3.88
58 votes
102
Mum
Finally We Are No One

3.88
125 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
Oceansize
Relapse

3.85
23 votes
109
Hundred Reasons
Ideas Above Our Station

3.84
72 votes
110
Sharks Keep Moving
Pause And Clause EP

3.83
24 votes
111
Oceansize
A Very Still Movement

3.83
21 votes
112
This Bike Is A Pipe Bomb
Front Seat Solidarity

3.83
35 votes
113
Xavier Rudd
To Let

3.82
17 votes
114
Tom Waits
Blood Money

3.82
213 votes
115
The Walkmen
Everyone Who Pretended To Like Me Is Gone

3.82
73 votes
116
Woods of Ypres
Against the Seasons

3.81
40 votes
117
Doves
The Last Broadcast

3.81
100 votes
118
Avantasia
The Metal Opera Pt. II

3.81
128 votes
119
Bruce Springsteen
The Rising

3.8
438 votes
120
Threshold
Critical Mass

3.8
40 votes
121
Wishbone Ash
Bona Fide

3.8
15 votes
122
Down
Down II: A Bustle in Your Hedgerow

3.79
372 votes
123
Maserati
The Language Of Cities

3.78
32 votes
124
The Books
Thought For Food

3.78
93 votes
125
The Thirty Years War
Martyrs Among the Casualties

3.77
76 votes
126
Elvis Costello
When I Was Cruel

3.77
26 votes
127
Steve Earle
Jerusalem

3.77
15 votes
128
toe
Songs, Ideas We Forgot

3.76
66 votes
129
Angra
Hunters and Prey

3.76
33 votes
130
Vintersorg
Visions From The Spiral Generator

3.76
49 votes
131
Owen
No Good for No One Now

3.75
79 votes
132
Q and Not U
Different Damage

3.75
56 votes
133
Bodyjar
Plastic Skies

3.75
18 votes
134
The Black Keys
The Big Come Up

3.75
293 votes
135
CKY
Infiltrate Destroy Rebuild

3.74
290 votes
136
Edan
Primitive Plus

3.74
19 votes
137
Sam Roberts Band
The Inhuman Condition

3.73
15 votes
138
Bonnie 'Prince' Billy
Master And Everyone

3.73
33 votes
139
Falconer
Chapters From A Vale Forlorn

3.73
42 votes
140
Star One
Space Metal

3.72
45 votes
141
SuidAkrA
Emprise to Avalon

3.72
27 votes
142
Miyavi
Gagaku

3.72
18 votes
143
Primordial
Storm Before Calm

3.72
66 votes
144
God Is An Astronaut
The End of the Beginning

3.72
239 votes
145
Bright Eyes
There Is No Beginning To The Story EP

3.71
63 votes
146
Vanden Plas
Beyond Daylight

3.71
29 votes
147
Red Hot Chili Peppers
By the Way

3.7
2310 votes
148
The Mars Volta
Tremulant

3.69
1136 votes
149
Weedeater
Sixteen Tons

3.68
19 votes
150
Kevin Devine
Circle Gets the Square

3.68
33 votes
151
Robert Plant
Dreamland

3.68
28 votes
152
Bathory
Nordland I

3.68
177 votes
153
Gogol Bordello
Multi Kontra Culti Vs. Irony

3.68
48 votes
154
Project 86
Truthless Heroes

3.68
119 votes
155
David Bowie
Heathen

3.67
233 votes
156
Freak Kitchen
Move

3.67
36 votes
157
Rwake
Hell Is A Door To The Sun

3.67
21 votes
158
Ra
From One

3.66
210 votes
159
Acid Mothers Temple
Univers Zen ou de zero a zero

3.66
32 votes
160
Alabama Thunderpussy
Staring At The Divine

3.66
16 votes
161
Hanoi Rocks
Twelve Shots On The Rocks

3.65
13 votes
162
Six Organs Of Admittance
Dark Noontide

3.65
48 votes
163
Trophy Scars
Darts to the Sea

3.64
141 votes
164
W.A.S.P.
Dying For the World

3.64
36 votes
165
The Tragically Hip
In Violet Light

3.63
52 votes
166
Beth Gibbons and Rustin Man
Out Of Season

3.63
39 votes
167
Grand Magus
Grand Magus

3.63
16 votes
168
Cave In
Tides of Tomorrow

3.62
90 votes
169
The Flower Kings
Unfold the Future

3.62
50 votes
170
Joe Bonamassa
So, It's Like That

3.62
34 votes
171
Audioslave
Audioslave

3.62
3020 votes
172
Tracy Chapman
Let It Rain

3.61
18 votes
173
Mudvayne
The End of All Things to Come

3.61
864 votes
174
Agoraphobic Nosebleed
Frozen Corpse Stuffed With Dope

3.59
116 votes
175
Daughters
Daughters

3.59
29 votes
176
Lordi
Get Heavy

3.58
112 votes
177
Fu Manchu
California Crossing

3.58
198 votes
178
Mountain
Mystic Fire

3.57
21 votes
179
Joanna Newsom
Walnut Whales

3.57
15 votes
180
High on Fire
Surrounded By Thieves

3.56
155 votes
181
Murder by Death
Like the Exorcist, but More Breakdancing

3.56
106 votes
182
Feeder
Comfort In Sound

3.56
90 votes
183
Planet X
MoonBabies

3.55
31 votes
184
Madrugada
Grit

3.53
15 votes
185
The Datsuns
The Datsuns

3.52
27 votes
186
Cathedral
The VIIth Coming

3.5
30 votes
187
Beatsteaks
Living Targets

3.5
27 votes
188
Deerhoof
Reveille

3.49
39 votes
189
Hermano
Only a Suggestion

3.47
32 votes
190
The Locust
The Locust & Melt Banana Split

3.47
16 votes
191
Guided by Voices
Universal Truths and Cycles

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
199 votes



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