Best Rock Albums of 2002


01
Agalloch
The Mantle

4.38
2345 votes
02
Racebannon
In the Grips of the Light

4.32
17 votes
03
Power Quest
Wings of Forever

4.31
13 votes
04
Windir
Likferd

4.3
298 votes
05
Rollins Band
Rise Above

4.28
18 votes
06
Wilco
Yankee Hotel Foxtrot

4.26
1347 votes
07
Pain of Salvation
Remedy Lane

4.25
524 votes
08
Queens of the Stone Age
Songs for the Deaf

4.25
7226 votes
09
Jean Leloup
La vallée des réputations

4.25
36 votes
10
Porcupine Tree
In Absentia

4.24
5960 votes
11
Andy Timmons
That Was Then, This Is Now

4.23
26 votes
12
In Gowan Ring
Hazel Steps Through A Weathered Home

4.22
32 votes
13
The Mountain Goats
All Hail West Texas

4.22
313 votes
14
dredg
El Cielo

4.21
1606 votes
15
Empyrium
Weiland

4.19
181 votes
16
Johnny Cash
American IV: The Man Comes Around

4.19
924 votes
17
Oxbow
An Evil Heat

4.17
112 votes
18
16 Horsepower
Folklore

4.15
59 votes
19
Drive-by Truckers
Southern Rock Opera

4.14
132 votes
20
The Flaming Lips
Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots

4.12
1507 votes
21
Bright Eyes
Lifted or The Story is in the Soil, Keep Your Ear to the Ground

4.12
733 votes
22
Wishbone Ash
Bona Fide

4.12
39 votes
23
The Eighties Matchbox B-Line Disaster
Horse of the Dog

4.11
23 votes
24
Extremoduro
Yo, Minoría Absoluta

4.11
42 votes
25
Spiritual Beggars
On Fire

4.11
94 votes
26
Damien Rice
O

4.1
696 votes
27
Cog
Just Visiting - Part 1

4.1
21 votes
28
Today Is the Day
Sadness Will Prevail

4.09
102 votes
29
Thomas Dybdahl
...That Great October Sound

4.08
18 votes
30
mclusky
McLusky Do Dallas

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

4.08
2240 votes
32
Joe Satriani
Strange Beautiful Music

4.07
342 votes
33
Lambchop
Is a Woman

4.07
34 votes
34
Cog
Just Visiting - Part 2

4.07
22 votes
35
Butch Walker
Left of Self-Centered

4.07
104 votes
36
Ron Jarzombek
Solitarily Speaking of Theoretical Confinement

4.07
23 votes
37
Songs: Ohia
Didn't It Rain

4.06
54 votes
38
The Postman Syndrome
Terraforming

4.06
31 votes
39
Echolyn
Mei

4.06
16 votes
40
Aimee Mann
Lost in Space

4.06
33 votes
41
Thyrfing
Vansinnesvisor

4.05
46 votes
42
Okkervil River
Don't Fall In Love With Everyone You See

4.05
124 votes
43
Anyone
Anyone

4.05
20 votes
44
Hot Snakes
Suicide Invoice

4.05
81 votes
45
Lemon Jelly
Lost Horizons

4.04
79 votes
46
Rage
Unity

4.04
38 votes
47
Number Girl
NUM-HEAVYMETALLIC

4.03
43 votes
48
Keelhaul
Keelhaul II

4.03
15 votes
49
Silverchair
Diorama

4.03
393 votes
50
Asian Kung-Fu Generation
Houkai Amplifier

4.03
32 votes
51
Beck
Sea Change

4.03
870 votes
52
Tenhi
Vare

4.03
140 votes
53
Hella
Hold Your Horse Is

4.02
658 votes
54
90 Day Men
To Everybody

4.02
60 votes
55
The Mountain Goats
Tallahassee

4.02
300 votes
56
...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead
Source Tags & Codes

4.01
437 votes
57
The Gathering
Black Light District

4.01
38 votes
58
The Butterfly Effect
The Butterfly Effect

4.01
162 votes
59
Les Claypool And The Frog Brigade
Purple Onion

4.01
48 votes
60
35007
Liquid

4.01
150 votes
61
Dream Theater
Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence

4.01
1896 votes
62
Fatso Jetson
Cruel and Delicious

4
27 votes
63
The Cancer Conspiracy
The Audio Medium

4
20 votes
64
Minus the Bear
Highly Refined Pirates

3.99
922 votes
65
Muse
Dead Star/In Your World

3.99
54 votes
66
The Paper Chase
Hide the Kitchen Knives

3.99
37 votes
67
Ben Kweller
Sha Sha

3.98
58 votes
68
The Mountain Goats
Devil In the Shortwave

3.98
23 votes
69
Megaherz
Herzwerk II

3.98
21 votes
70
Wyrd
Huldrafolk

3.98
20 votes
71
The Devil Makes Three
The Devil Makes Three

3.97
18 votes
72
Neko Case
Blacklisted

3.97
70 votes
73
Tom Waits
Alice

3.97
332 votes
74
Sleater-Kinney
One Beat

3.97
121 votes
75
QueenAdreena
Drink Me

3.97
30 votes
76
Melvins
Hostile Ambient Takeover

3.96
155 votes
77
Perpetual Groove
Sweet Oblivious Antidote

3.96
28 votes
78
Biffy Clyro
Blackened Sky

3.96
318 votes
79
Spock's Beard
Snow

3.96
82 votes
80
Bongzilla
Gateway

3.96
105 votes
81
Flogging Molly
Drunken Lullabies

3.95
442 votes
82
Gackt
MOON

3.94
52 votes
83
Nickel Creek
This Side

3.94
43 votes
84
Green Carnation
Light of Day, Day of Darkness

3.93
160 votes
85
Camel
A Nod and a Wink

3.92
270 votes
86
Iron And Wine
The Creek Drank the Cradle

3.92
386 votes
87
Clinic
Walking With Thee

3.92
30 votes
88
Oceansize
Relapse

3.92
24 votes
89
Peter Gabriel
Up

3.91
167 votes
90
Jerry Cantrell
Degradation Trip

3.91
132 votes
91
Sinch
Sinch

3.91
62 votes
92
The Residents
Demons Dance Alone

3.9
21 votes
93
Mum
Finally We Are No One

3.9
162 votes
94
George Harrison
Brainwashed

3.9
132 votes
95
Chevelle
Wonder What's Next

3.9
1654 votes
96
Blindside
Silence

3.89
285 votes
97
Oneida
Each One Teach One

3.89
14 votes
98
The Hellacopters
By the Grace of God

3.89
74 votes
99
Opeth
Deliverance

3.89
2921 votes
100
Injected
Burn It Black

3.88
60 votes
101
Steve Von Till
If I Should Fall to the Field

3.88
106 votes
102
Ruins
Tzomborgha

3.88
40 votes
103
Umphrey's McGee
Local Band Does O.K.

3.87
62 votes
104
Sonic Youth
Murray Street

3.87
425 votes
105
Oceansize
A Very Still Movement

3.87
23 votes
106
Negura Bunget
'N Crugu Bradului

3.86
122 votes
107
Sharks Keep Moving
Pause And Clause EP

3.84
29 votes
108
The 69 Eyes
Paris Kills

3.84
70 votes
109
Winds
Reflections of the I

3.84
22 votes
110
Dixie Chicks
Home

3.84
34 votes
111
Avantasia
The Metal Opera Pt. II

3.83
344 votes
112
The Books
Thought For Food

3.83
113 votes
113
Owen
No Good for No One Now

3.83
107 votes
114
Paul Gilbert
Burning Organ

3.83
20 votes
115
Xavier Rudd
To Let

3.82
17 votes
116
The Decemberists
Castaways and Cutouts

3.82
397 votes
117
Ghost Mice
Ghost Mice

3.82
14 votes
118
Ram-Zet
Escape

3.81
16 votes
119
Doves
The Last Broadcast

3.81
116 votes
120
Madder Mortem
Deadlands

3.81
23 votes
121
Woods of Ypres
Against the Seasons

3.81
49 votes
122
Down
Down II: A Bustle in Your Hedgerow

3.8
443 votes
123
Tom Waits
Blood Money

3.8
288 votes
124
SuidAkrA
Emprise to Avalon

3.79
36 votes
125
The Walkmen
Everyone Who Pretended To Like Me Is Gone

3.79
83 votes
126
Pleymo
Episode 2: Medicine Cake

3.79
26 votes
127
Vanden Plas
Beyond Daylight

3.79
40 votes
128
Maserati
The Language Of Cities

3.79
42 votes
129
MUCC
Homura Uta

3.79
21 votes
130
Bruce Springsteen
The Rising

3.78
792 votes
131
CKY
Infiltrate Destroy Rebuild

3.78
335 votes
132
Dark Moor
The Gates of Oblivion

3.77
53 votes
133
Brant Bjork
Brant Bjork & The Operators

3.77
39 votes
134
BUCK-TICK
Kyokutou I Love You

3.77
13 votes
135
Pele
Enemies

3.77
13 votes
136
Primordial
Storm Before Calm

3.77
99 votes
137
Steve Earle
Jerusalem

3.77
30 votes
138
Star One
Space Metal

3.76
57 votes
139
toe
Songs, Ideas We Forgot

3.76
49 votes
140
Hanoi Rocks
Twelve Shots On The Rocks

3.75
32 votes
141
Arcana
Inner Pale Sun

3.74
19 votes
142
Beth Gibbons and Rustin Man
Out Of Season

3.74
55 votes
143
The Thirty Years War
Martyrs Among the Casualties

3.73
162 votes
144
Weedeater
Sixteen Tons

3.73
32 votes
145
Vintersorg
Visions From The Spiral Generator

3.73
60 votes
146
Six Organs Of Admittance
Dark Noontide

3.73
62 votes
147
This Bike Is A Pipe Bomb
Front Seat Solidarity

3.73
40 votes
148
Alabama Thunderpussy
Staring At The Divine

3.73
20 votes
149
Falconer
Chapters From A Vale Forlorn

3.72
49 votes
150
ASG
ASG

3.71
16 votes
151
Bright Eyes
There Is No Beginning To The Story EP

3.71
66 votes
152
Edan
Primitive Plus

3.71
26 votes
153
The Black Keys
The Big Come Up

3.71
700 votes
154
The Flower Kings
Unfold the Future

3.71
62 votes
155
Miyavi
Gagaku

3.71
17 votes
156
The Mars Volta
Tremulant

3.7
1208 votes
157
Project 86
Truthless Heroes

3.7
133 votes
158
Red Hot Chili Peppers
By the Way

3.69
2678 votes
159
Nazgul
De Expugnatione Elfmuth

3.69
37 votes
160
The Coral
The Coral

3.69
48 votes
161
Freak Kitchen
Move

3.69
24 votes
162
Sam Roberts Band
The Inhuman Condition

3.69
16 votes
163
Off Minor
Problematic Courtship

3.69
100 votes
164
Acid Mothers Temple
Univers Zen ou de zero a zero

3.68
38 votes
165
Ra
From One

3.68
133 votes
166
Q and Not U
Different Damage

3.68
69 votes
167
Daughters
Daughters

3.68
39 votes
168
Bathory
Nordland I

3.67
242 votes
169
Mountain
Mystic Fire

3.67
27 votes
170
Bodyjar
Plastic Skies

3.66
19 votes
171
Cadacross
Corona Borealis

3.65
13 votes
172
W.A.S.P.
Dying For the World

3.65
47 votes
173
Elvis Costello
When I Was Cruel

3.65
31 votes
174
The Tragically Hip
In Violet Light

3.64
56 votes
175
The Warlocks
Phoenix Album

3.64
14 votes
176
Kevin Devine
Circle Gets the Square

3.64
36 votes
177
David Bowie
Heathen

3.63
423 votes
178
Deerhoof
Reveille

3.63
51 votes
179
Rwake
Hell Is A Door To The Sun

3.63
24 votes
180
Zu
Igneo

3.63
16 votes
181
The Disco Biscuits
Senor Boombox

3.63
16 votes
182
Fu Manchu
California Crossing

3.62
168 votes
183
Cave In
Tides of Tomorrow

3.61
99 votes
184
Magnum
Breath Of Life

3.61
18 votes
185
Gogol Bordello
Multi Kontra Culti Vs. Irony

3.61
60 votes
186
Audioslave
Audioslave

3.6
3456 votes
187
Mudvayne
The End of All Things to Come

3.6
1003 votes
188
Trophy Scars
Darts to the Sea

3.6
160 votes
189
Lordi
Get Heavy

3.6
136 votes
190
Joey Ramone
Don't Worry About Me

3.6
21 votes
191
The Blood Brothers
March On Electric Children

3.59
183 votes
192
Beth Orton
Daybreaker

3.59
14 votes
193
Feeder
Comfort In Sound

3.57
110 votes
194
Nashville Pussy
Say Something Nasty

3.57
14 votes
195
Rotting Christ
Genesis

3.56
104 votes
196
Murder by Death
Like the Exorcist, but More Breakdancing

3.56
226 votes
197
Planet X
MoonBabies

3.56
34 votes
198
Joanna Newsom
Walnut Whales

3.55
19 votes
199
J Mascis and the Fog
Free So Free

3.55
20 votes
200
My Morning Jacket
Chocolate and Ice

3.54
46 votes



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