Best Rock Albums of 2002


01
Thomas Dybdahl
...That Great October Sound

4.43
15 votes
02
Agalloch
The Mantle

4.37
1880 votes
03
Windir
Likferd

4.31
213 votes
04
Jean Leloup
La vallée des réputations

4.29
36 votes
05
Empyrium
Weiland

4.27
149 votes
06
Pain of Salvation
Remedy Lane

4.24
420 votes
07
Wilco
Yankee Hotel Foxtrot

4.24
1100 votes
08
Porcupine Tree
In Absentia

4.24
5210 votes
09
The Mountain Goats
All Hail West Texas

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

4.23
6178 votes
11
dredg
El Cielo

4.22
1479 votes
12
Ron Jarzombek
Solitarily Speaking of Theoretical Confinement

4.22
16 votes
13
Songs: Ohia
Didn't It Rain

4.21
29 votes
14
16 Horsepower
Folklore

4.2
41 votes
15
Oxbow
An Evil Heat

4.14
64 votes
16
Johnny Cash
American IV: The Man Comes Around

4.14
380 votes
17
Spiritual Beggars
On Fire

4.14
99 votes
18
The Postman Syndrome
Terraforming

4.13
26 votes
19
Extremoduro
Yo, Minoría Absoluta

4.13
24 votes
20
Aimee Mann
Lost in Space

4.13
24 votes
21
90 Day Men
To Everybody

4.12
56 votes
22
Bright Eyes
Lifted or the Story is in the Soil...

4.11
667 votes
23
The Flaming Lips
Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots

4.11
1267 votes
24
Joe Satriani
Strange Beautiful Music

4.11
200 votes
25
Echolyn
Mei

4.1
15 votes
26
Warren Zevon
Genius

4.09
34 votes
27
Hot Snakes
Suicide Invoice

4.09
63 votes
28
The Paper Chase
Hide the Kitchen Knives

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

4.08
2000 votes
30
Gackt
MOON

4.08
36 votes
31
Thyrfing
Vansinnesvisor

4.08
30 votes
32
McLusky
McLusky Do Dallas

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

4.08
106 votes
34
Les Claypool And The Frog Brigade
Purple Onion

4.07
41 votes
35
Tenhi
Vare

4.07
112 votes
36
Butch Walker
Left of Self-Centered

4.07
49 votes
37
Cog
Just Visiting - Part 2

4.07
21 votes
38
Cog
Just Visiting - Part 1

4.07
21 votes
39
The Butterfly Effect
The Butterfly Effect

4.07
158 votes
40
Today Is the Day
Sadness Will Prevail

4.07
58 votes
41
ASIAN KUNG-FU GENERATION
Houkai Amplifier EP

4.07
22 votes
42
Anyone
Anyone

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

4.06
18 votes
44
Jerry Cantrell
Degradation Trip Volumes 1 & 2

4.05
95 votes
45
Beck
Sea Change

4.03
745 votes
46
Hella
Hold Your Horse Is

4.03
518 votes
47
Neko Case
Blacklisted

4.03
60 votes
48
Lemon Jelly
Lost Horizons

4.02
63 votes
49
Dream Theater
Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence

4.02
1651 votes
50
The Mountain Goats
Tallahassee

4.02
231 votes
51
Drive-by Truckers
Southern Rock Opera

4.01
46 votes
52
...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead
Source Tags & Codes

4.01
376 votes
53
Silverchair
Diorama

4
357 votes
54
Minus the Bear
Highly Refined Pirates

4
835 votes
55
35007
Liquid

4
126 votes
56
Injected
Burn It Black

4
44 votes
57
Lucero
Tennessee

4
29 votes
58
QueenAdreena
Drink Me

4
26 votes
59
Fatso Jetson
Cruel and Delicious

4
24 votes
60
Muse
Dead Star/In Your World

4
24 votes
61
The Mountain Goats
Devil In the Shortwave

4
21 votes
62
Wyrd
Huldrafolk

4
16 votes
63
The Grateful Dead
Go to Nassau

4
16 votes
64
Tom Waits
Alice

3.99
258 votes
65
Melvins
Hostile Ambient Takeover

3.98
115 votes
66
Rage
Unity

3.98
27 votes
67
Bongzilla
Gateway

3.98
160 votes
68
Pulse Ultra
Headspace

3.97
58 votes
69
Ben Kweller
Sha Sha

3.97
54 votes
70
Swing Kids
Discography

3.97
74 votes
71
Biffy Clyro
Blackened Sky

3.97
265 votes
72
The Gathering
Black Light District

3.97
29 votes
73
Spock's Beard
Snow

3.97
72 votes
74
Ruins
Tzomborgha

3.96
14 votes
75
Negura Bunget
'N Crugu Bradului

3.96
95 votes
76
The 69 Eyes
Paris Kills

3.96
54 votes
77
Peter Gabriel
Up

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

3.96
36 votes
79
Flogging Molly
Drunken Lullabies

3.95
408 votes
80
Nickel Creek
This Side

3.95
41 votes
81
Winds
Reflections of the I

3.95
19 votes
82
Umphrey's McGee
Local Band Does O.K.

3.94
48 votes
83
Boris
Heavy Rocks

3.94
258 votes
84
Iron & Wine
The Creek Drank the Cradle

3.94
351 votes
85
The Devil Makes Three
The Devil Makes Three

3.93
15 votes
86
Jerry Cantrell
Degradation Trip

3.93
112 votes
87
Green Carnation
Light of Day, Day of Darkness

3.93
126 votes
88
Local H
Here Comes the Zoo

3.93
29 votes
89
Ghost Mice
Ghost Mice

3.93
14 votes
90
Ram-Zet
Escape

3.93
14 votes
91
George Harrison
Brainwashed

3.92
104 votes
92
Perpetual Groove
Sweet Oblivious Antidote

3.92
13 votes
93
Sinch
Sinch

3.92
54 votes
94
Oceansize
Relapse

3.91
23 votes
95
Chevelle
Wonder What's Next

3.9
1413 votes
96
Camel
A Nod and a Wink

3.9
204 votes
97
Brant Bjork
Brant Bjork & The Operators

3.9
30 votes
98
Sonic Youth
Murray Street

3.9
341 votes
99
Blindside
Silence

3.89
270 votes
100
Opeth
Deliverance

3.89
2537 votes
101
Mum
Finally We Are No One

3.88
126 votes
102
Hellacopters
By the Grace of God

3.88
60 votes
103
Madder Mortem
Deadlands

3.88
17 votes
104
Oceansize
A Very Still Movement

3.88
20 votes
105
Paul Gilbert
Burning Organ

3.88
16 votes
106
Sparks
Lil' Beethoven

3.88
16 votes
107
Yakuza
Way of the Dead

3.86
32 votes
108
Pleymo
Episode 2: Medicine Cake

3.85
24 votes
109
Sharks Keep Moving
Pause And Clause EP

3.84
25 votes
110
This Bike Is A Pipe Bomb
Front Seat Solidarity

3.84
34 votes
111
The Walkmen
Everyone Who Pretended To Like Me Is Gone

3.84
76 votes
112
Tom Waits
Blood Money

3.83
227 votes
113
Xavier Rudd
To Let

3.82
17 votes
114
Hundred Reasons
Ideas Above Our Station

3.82
76 votes
115
Bruce Springsteen
The Rising

3.82
444 votes
116
Doves
The Last Broadcast

3.82
101 votes
117
Woods of Ypres
Against the Seasons

3.8
41 votes
118
Down
Down II: A Bustle in Your Hedgerow

3.8
379 votes
119
Avantasia
The Metal Opera Pt. II

3.8
133 votes
120
Wishbone Ash
Bona Fide

3.8
15 votes
121
The Books
Thought For Food

3.79
97 votes
122
Threshold
Critical Mass

3.79
40 votes
123
Maserati
The Language Of Cities

3.78
32 votes
124
Elvis Costello
When I Was Cruel

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

3.77
76 votes
126
Owen
No Good for No One Now

3.77
80 votes
127
Steve Earle
Jerusalem

3.77
15 votes
128
Angra
Hunters and Prey

3.76
35 votes
129
CKY
Infiltrate Destroy Rebuild

3.76
298 votes
130
Primordial
Storm Before Calm

3.75
71 votes
131
Mountain
Mystic Fire

3.75
24 votes
132
Bodyjar
Plastic Skies

3.75
18 votes
133
The Black Keys
The Big Come Up

3.75
304 votes
134
toe
Songs, Ideas We Forgot

3.74
35 votes
135
Project 86
Truthless Heroes

3.73
122 votes
136
Sam Roberts Band
The Inhuman Condition

3.73
15 votes
137
Q and Not U
Different Damage

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

3.73
33 votes
139
Bright Eyes
There Is No Beginning To The Story EP

3.73
64 votes
140
God Is An Astronaut
The End of the Beginning

3.73
245 votes
141
Vintersorg
Visions From The Spiral Generator

3.72
49 votes
142
Falconer
Chapters From A Vale Forlorn

3.72
43 votes
143
Star One
Space Metal

3.72
46 votes
144
Vanden Plas
Beyond Daylight

3.72
30 votes
145
SuidAkrA
Emprise to Avalon

3.71
28 votes
146
Miyavi
Gagaku

3.71
19 votes
147
Edan
Primitive Plus

3.7
22 votes
148
Red Hot Chili Peppers
By the Way

3.7
2367 votes
149
Weedeater
Sixteen Tons

3.7
23 votes
150
The Mars Volta
Tremulant

3.69
1140 votes
151
Robert Plant
Dreamland

3.68
42 votes
152
Alabama Thunderpussy
Staring At The Divine

3.68
17 votes
153
David Bowie
Heathen

3.67
249 votes
154
Six Organs Of Admittance
Dark Noontide

3.67
46 votes
155
Bathory
Nordland I

3.67
185 votes
156
Kevin Devine
Circle Gets the Square

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

3.67
21 votes
158
Gogol Bordello
Multi Kontra Culti Vs. Irony

3.66
50 votes
159
Ra
From One

3.66
216 votes
160
Hanoi Rocks
Twelve Shots On The Rocks

3.65
13 votes
161
Acid Mothers Temple
Univers Zen ou de zero a zero

3.65
34 votes
162
Trophy Scars
Darts to the Sea

3.64
144 votes
163
The Tragically Hip
In Violet Light

3.63
52 votes
164
Freak Kitchen
Move

3.63
38 votes
165
Beth Gibbons and Rustin Man
Out Of Season

3.63
39 votes
166
W.A.S.P.
Dying For the World

3.62
38 votes
167
Zu
Igneo

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

3.61
887 votes
169
Audioslave
Audioslave

3.61
3050 votes
170
Tracy Chapman
Let It Rain

3.61
18 votes
171
Fu Manchu
California Crossing

3.61
207 votes
172
Lordi
Get Heavy

3.61
114 votes
173
Daughters
Daughters

3.6
29 votes
174
The Flower Kings
Unfold the Future

3.6
50 votes
175
Joe Bonamassa
So, It's Like That

3.58
36 votes
176
The Blood Brothers
March On Electric Children

3.58
161 votes
177
Agoraphobic Nosebleed
Frozen Corpse Stuffed With Dope

3.58
120 votes
178
Grand Magus
Grand Magus

3.58
20 votes
179
Joanna Newsom
Walnut Whales

3.57
15 votes
180
Murder by Death
Like the Exorcist, but More Breakdancing

3.56
216 votes
181
Feeder
Comfort In Sound

3.56
90 votes
182
The Microphones
Little Bird Flies Into a Big Cloud

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

3.55
28 votes
184
Planet X
MoonBabies

3.55
32 votes
185
High on Fire
Surrounded By Thieves

3.55
165 votes
186
The Datsuns
The Datsuns

3.54
28 votes
187
Madrugada
Grit

3.53
15 votes
188
Deerhoof
Reveille

3.51
41 votes
189
UFO
Sharks

3.5
32 votes
190
Beatsteaks
Living Targets

3.5
27 votes
191
Pax 217
Engage

3.5
13 votes
192
Ryan Adams
Demolition

3.48
61 votes
193
Hermano
Only a Suggestion

3.47
32 votes
194
The Locust
The Locust & Melt Banana Split

3.47
16 votes
195
Into Eternity
Dead or Dreaming

3.46
108 votes
196
Cathedral
The VIIth Coming

3.45
31 votes
197
My Morning Jacket
Chocolate and Ice

3.44
36 votes
198
Dave Matthews Band
Busted Stuff

3.42
145 votes
199
The Apex Theory
Topsy-Turvy

3.42
58 votes
200
Stone Sour
Stone Sour

3.42
700 votes



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