Best Rock Albums of 2002


01
Thomas Dybdahl
...That Great October Sound

4.43
15 votes
02
Wishbone Ash
Bona Fide

4.4
30 votes
03
Agalloch
The Mantle

4.37
1973 votes
04
Windir
Likferd

4.31
223 votes
05
Empyrium
Weiland

4.27
151 votes
06
Wilco
Yankee Hotel Foxtrot

4.24
1154 votes
07
Porcupine Tree
In Absentia

4.24
5344 votes
08
Queens of the Stone Age
Songs for the Deaf

4.23
6358 votes
09
Ron Jarzombek
Solitarily Speaking of Theoretical Confinement

4.22
16 votes
10
The Mountain Goats
All Hail West Texas

4.22
237 votes
11
dredg
El Cielo

4.21
1514 votes
12
Jean Leloup
La vallée des réputations

4.21
36 votes
13
16 Horsepower
Folklore

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

4.19
35 votes
15
Extremoduro
Yo, Minoría Absoluta

4.17
27 votes
16
Spiritual Beggars
On Fire

4.16
70 votes
17
Aimee Mann
Lost in Space

4.15
24 votes
18
Johnny Cash
American IV: The Man Comes Around

4.14
393 votes
19
Oxbow
An Evil Heat

4.14
64 votes
20
Thyrfing
Vansinnesvisor

4.13
32 votes
21
Muse
Dead Star/In Your World

4.13
32 votes
22
The Postman Syndrome
Terraforming

4.13
28 votes
23
Bright Eyes
Lifted or the Story is in the Soil...

4.12
678 votes
24
Keelhaul
Keelhaul II

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

4.11
1322 votes
26
The Paper Chase
Hide the Kitchen Knives

4.11
32 votes
27
Joe Satriani
Strange Beautiful Music

4.11
196 votes
28
90 Day Men
To Everybody

4.1
54 votes
29
Coheed and Cambria
The Second Stage Turbine Blade

4.09
2029 votes
30
McLusky
McLusky Do Dallas

4.08
166 votes
31
Gackt
MOON

4.08
40 votes
32
Les Claypool And The Frog Brigade
Purple Onion

4.07
41 votes
33
Cog
Just Visiting - Part 1

4.07
21 votes
34
Cog
Just Visiting - Part 2

4.07
21 votes
35
Today Is the Day
Sadness Will Prevail

4.07
71 votes
36
Tenhi
Vare

4.07
118 votes
37
ASIAN KUNG-FU GENERATION
Houkai Amplifier

4.07
23 votes
38
Echolyn
Mei

4.06
16 votes
39
Andy Timmons
That Was Then, This Is Now

4.06
16 votes
40
Drive-by Truckers
Southern Rock Opera

4.06
98 votes
41
Butch Walker
Left of Self-Centered

4.06
50 votes
42
Anyone
Anyone

4.06
27 votes
43
Okkervil River
Don't Fall In Love With Everyone You See

4.06
109 votes
44
Hot Snakes
Suicide Invoice

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

4.05
97 votes
46
The Butterfly Effect
The Butterfly Effect

4.04
80 votes
47
Lemon Jelly
Lost Horizons

4.04
66 votes
48
Hella
Hold Your Horse Is

4.03
552 votes
49
Neko Case
Blacklisted

4.03
61 votes
50
Beck
Sea Change

4.03
761 votes
51
The Mountain Goats
Tallahassee

4.02
238 votes
52
35007
Liquid

4.02
138 votes
53
Dream Theater
Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence

4.02
1691 votes
54
...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead
Source Tags & Codes

4.01
393 votes
55
Silverchair
Diorama

4.01
357 votes
56
Minus the Bear
Highly Refined Pirates

4
850 votes
57
Lucero
Tennessee

4
29 votes
58
Fatso Jetson
Cruel and Delicious

4
24 votes
59
The Cancer Conspiracy
The Audio Medium

4
20 votes
60
Wyrd
Huldrafolk

4
16 votes
61
Sleater-Kinney
One Beat

3.99
98 votes
62
Tom Waits
Alice

3.99
265 votes
63
Melvins
Hostile Ambient Takeover

3.99
124 votes
64
Rage
Unity

3.98
28 votes
65
The Mountain Goats
Devil In the Shortwave

3.98
23 votes
66
Sage Francis
Personal Journals

3.98
171 votes
67
Ben Kweller
Sha Sha

3.97
54 votes
68
Negura Bunget
'N Crugu Bradului

3.97
95 votes
69
Biffy Clyro
Blackened Sky

3.97
270 votes
70
Pulse Ultra
Headspace

3.97
59 votes
71
Nickel Creek
This Side

3.96
42 votes
72
QueenAdreena
Drink Me

3.96
28 votes
73
Ruins
Tzomborgha

3.96
14 votes
74
Umphrey's McGee
Local Band Does O.K.

3.96
50 votes
75
Bongzilla
Gateway

3.96
86 votes
76
Injected
Burn It Black

3.96
46 votes
77
Steve Von Till
If I Should Fall to the Field

3.95
40 votes
78
Flogging Molly
Drunken Lullabies

3.95
412 votes
79
Spock's Beard
Snow

3.95
73 votes
80
Boris
Heavy Rocks

3.94
270 votes
81
Camel
A Nod and a Wink

3.94
216 votes
82
Iron & Wine
The Creek Drank the Cradle

3.93
355 votes
83
Green Carnation
Light of Day, Day of Darkness

3.93
131 votes
84
Peter Gabriel
Up

3.93
135 votes
85
Perpetual Groove
Sweet Oblivious Antidote

3.92
13 votes
86
The Gathering
Black Light District

3.92
31 votes
87
George Harrison
Brainwashed

3.92
110 votes
88
Jerry Cantrell
Degradation Trip

3.92
116 votes
89
Sinch
Sinch

3.91
58 votes
90
Oceansize
Relapse

3.91
23 votes
91
The 69 Eyes
Paris Kills

3.91
56 votes
92
Swing Kids
Discography

3.91
75 votes
93
Oceansize
A Very Still Movement

3.9
21 votes
94
Chevelle
Wonder What's Next

3.9
1454 votes
95
Brant Bjork
Brant Bjork & The Operators

3.9
30 votes
96
The Hellacopters
By the Grace of God

3.9
58 votes
97
Yakuza
Way of the Dead

3.89
33 votes
98
Sonic Youth
Murray Street

3.89
348 votes
99
Mountain
Mystic Fire

3.89
27 votes
100
Blindside
Silence

3.89
269 votes
101
Opeth
Deliverance

3.89
2601 votes
102
Threshold
Critical Mass

3.89
44 votes
103
Madder Mortem
Deadlands

3.88
17 votes
104
Mum
Finally We Are No One

3.88
128 votes
105
Paul Gilbert
Burning Organ

3.88
16 votes
106
Sparks
Lil' Beethoven

3.87
19 votes
107
The Devil Makes Three
The Devil Makes Three

3.87
15 votes
108
Ram-Zet
Escape

3.86
14 votes
109
Pleymo
Episode 2: Medicine Cake

3.85
24 votes
110
Sharks Keep Moving
Pause And Clause EP

3.85
26 votes
111
Ghost Mice
Ghost Mice

3.85
13 votes
112
The Walkmen
Everyone Who Pretended To Like Me Is Gone

3.84
79 votes
113
Hundred Reasons
Ideas Above Our Station

3.83
81 votes
114
Bruce Springsteen
The Rising

3.83
460 votes
115
Xavier Rudd
To Let

3.82
17 votes
116
Avantasia
The Metal Opera Pt. II

3.82
141 votes
117
Tom Waits
Blood Money

3.82
229 votes
118
Doves
The Last Broadcast

3.81
102 votes
119
Woods of Ypres
Against the Seasons

3.81
45 votes
120
The Books
Thought For Food

3.81
99 votes
121
This Bike Is A Pipe Bomb
Front Seat Solidarity

3.8
35 votes
122
toe
Songs, Ideas We Forgot

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

3.8
393 votes
124
The Thirty Years War
Martyrs Among the Casualties

3.77
79 votes
125
Elvis Costello
When I Was Cruel

3.77
26 votes
126
Owen
No Good for No One Now

3.77
82 votes
127
Steve Earle
Jerusalem

3.77
15 votes
128
Angra
Hunters and Prey

3.76
36 votes
129
Vintersorg
Visions From The Spiral Generator

3.76
50 votes
130
Vanden Plas
Beyond Daylight

3.76
31 votes
131
CKY
Infiltrate Destroy Rebuild

3.76
299 votes
132
Primordial
Storm Before Calm

3.75
75 votes
133
The Black Keys
The Big Come Up

3.75
314 votes
134
Arcana
Inner Pale Sun

3.75
14 votes
135
Bonnie 'Prince' Billy
Master And Everyone

3.74
36 votes
136
Maserati
The Language Of Cities

3.74
34 votes
137
Sam Roberts Band
The Inhuman Condition

3.73
15 votes
138
Bright Eyes
There Is No Beginning To The Story EP

3.73
65 votes
139
Alabama Thunderpussy
Staring At The Divine

3.72
16 votes
140
Edan
Primitive Plus

3.72
23 votes
141
Falconer
Chapters From A Vale Forlorn

3.72
44 votes
142
Star One
Space Metal

3.71
49 votes
143
Project 86
Truthless Heroes

3.71
127 votes
144
Weedeater
Sixteen Tons

3.71
24 votes
145
Bodyjar
Plastic Skies

3.71
17 votes
146
Miyavi
Gagaku

3.71
17 votes
147
Q and Not U
Different Damage

3.7
61 votes
148
Rwake
Hell Is A Door To The Sun

3.7
22 votes
149
SuidAkrA
Emprise to Avalon

3.7
30 votes
150
The Mars Volta
Tremulant

3.7
1158 votes
151
Red Hot Chili Peppers
By the Way

3.7
2406 votes
152
Kevin Devine
Circle Gets the Square

3.69
32 votes
153
David Bowie
Heathen

3.69
271 votes
154
Bathory
Nordland I

3.68
192 votes
155
W.A.S.P.
Dying For the World

3.68
42 votes
156
Off Minor
Problematic Courtship

3.67
92 votes
157
Six Organs Of Admittance
Dark Noontide

3.67
46 votes
158
Ra
From One

3.67
220 votes
159
Beth Gibbons and Rustin Man
Out Of Season

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

3.66
32 votes
161
Hanoi Rocks
Twelve Shots On The Rocks

3.65
13 votes
162
Daughters
Daughters

3.65
30 votes
163
Gogol Bordello
Multi Kontra Culti Vs. Irony

3.65
51 votes
164
The Tragically Hip
In Violet Light

3.63
52 votes
165
Freak Kitchen
Move

3.63
38 votes
166
Trophy Scars
Darts to the Sea

3.62
148 votes
167
The Flower Kings
Unfold the Future

3.62
50 votes
168
Mudvayne
The End of All Things to Come

3.62
902 votes
169
Audioslave
Audioslave

3.62
3112 votes
170
Tracy Chapman
Let It Rain

3.61
18 votes
171
Fu Manchu
California Crossing

3.61
222 votes
172
Zu
Igneo

3.61
14 votes
173
Lordi
Get Heavy

3.61
114 votes
174
Robert Plant
Dreamland

3.6
45 votes
175
The Atomic Bitchwax
Spit Blood

3.6
15 votes
176
Joe Bonamassa
So, It's Like That

3.58
36 votes
177
Grand Magus
Grand Magus

3.57
21 votes
178
Feeder
Comfort In Sound

3.57
93 votes
179
UFO
Sharks

3.57
30 votes
180
Joanna Newsom
Walnut Whales

3.56
16 votes
181
High on Fire
Surrounded By Thieves

3.56
176 votes
182
Murder by Death
Like the Exorcist, but More Breakdancing

3.56
107 votes
183
Devendra Banhart
Oh Me Oh My ...

3.55
28 votes
184
The Datsuns
The Datsuns

3.55
30 votes
185
Agoraphobic Nosebleed
Frozen Corpse Stuffed With Dope

3.54
126 votes
186
Madrugada
Grit

3.53
15 votes
187
The Microphones
Little Bird Flies Into a Big Cloud

3.53
17 votes
188
Planet X
MoonBabies

3.52
32 votes
189
Deerhoof
Reveille

3.51
82 votes
190
Beatsteaks
Living Targets

3.5
27 votes
191
Pax 217
Engage

3.5
14 votes
192
Ryan Adams
Demolition

3.48
62 votes
193
Cathedral
The VIIth Coming

3.45
32 votes
194
Dave Matthews Band
Busted Stuff

3.45
296 votes
195
Solstafir
Í Blóði og Anda

3.45
19 votes
196
My Morning Jacket
Chocolate and Ice

3.44
36 votes
197
Hermano
Only a Suggestion

3.44
34 votes
198
The Locust
The Locust & Melt Banana Split

3.44
17 votes
199
David Gray
A New Day At Midnight

3.43
42 votes
200
The Apex Theory
Topsy-Turvy

3.42
58 votes



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