Best Rock Albums of 2002


01
Thomas Dybdahl
...That Great October Sound

4.43
15 votes
02
Agalloch
The Mantle

4.37
1849 votes
03
Windir
Likferd

4.3
208 votes
04
Empyrium
Weiland

4.29
148 votes
05
Jean Leloup
La vallée des réputations

4.27
33 votes
06
Wilco
Yankee Hotel Foxtrot

4.24
1089 votes
07
Pain of Salvation
Remedy Lane

4.24
416 votes
08
Porcupine Tree
In Absentia

4.24
5160 votes
09
Queens of the Stone Age
Songs for the Deaf

4.22
6126 votes
10
dredg
El Cielo

4.22
1469 votes
11
Ron Jarzombek
Solitarily Speaking of Theoretical Confinement

4.22
16 votes
12
The Mountain Goats
All Hail West Texas

4.22
219 votes
13
16 Horsepower
Folklore

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

4.19
27 votes
15
The Paper Chase
Hide the Kitchen Knives

4.18
33 votes
16
Echolyn
Mei

4.18
14 votes
17
Buckethead
Electric Tears

4.17
245 votes
18
Spiritual Beggars
On Fire

4.16
96 votes
19
Aimee Mann
Lost in Space

4.15
23 votes
20
Oxbow
An Evil Heat

4.14
64 votes
21
Johnny Cash
American IV: The Man Comes Around

4.14
379 votes
22
The Postman Syndrome
Terraforming

4.13
26 votes
23
Extremoduro
Yo, Minoría Absoluta

4.13
24 votes
24
90 Day Men
To Everybody

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

4.11
1246 votes
26
Bright Eyes
Lifted or the Story is in the Soil...

4.11
665 votes
27
Joe Satriani
Strange Beautiful Music

4.11
200 votes
28
Warren Zevon
Genius

4.09
34 votes
29
Hot Snakes
Suicide Invoice

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

4.08
1984 votes
31
Gackt
MOON

4.08
36 votes
32
Thyrfing
Vansinnesvisor

4.08
30 votes
33
McLusky
McLusky Do Dallas

4.08
152 votes
34
Okkervil River
Don't Fall In Love With Everyone You See

4.08
103 votes
35
The Butterfly Effect
The Butterfly Effect

4.08
156 votes
36
Les Claypool And The Frog Brigade
Purple Onion

4.07
41 votes
37
Cog
Just Visiting - Part 2

4.07
21 votes
38
Cog
Just Visiting - Part 1

4.07
21 votes
39
Today Is the Day
Sadness Will Prevail

4.07
58 votes
40
Tenhi
Vare

4.07
104 votes
41
Jerry Cantrell
Degradation Trip Volumes 1 & 2

4.06
93 votes
42
Anyone
Anyone

4.06
27 votes
43
Brant Bjork
Brant Bjork & The Operators

4.06
27 votes
44
Andy Timmons
That Was Then, This Is Now

4.06
18 votes
45
Butch Walker
Left of Self-Centered

4.05
51 votes
46
Aesop Rock
Daylight

4.05
152 votes
47
Hella
Hold Your Horse Is

4.03
508 votes
48
Beck
Sea Change

4.03
726 votes
49
Lemon Jelly
Lost Horizons

4.02
63 votes
50
Muse
Dead Star/In Your World

4.02
22 votes
51
Dream Theater
Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence

4.02
1639 votes
52
Neko Case
Blacklisted

4.02
60 votes
53
Drive-by Truckers
Southern Rock Opera

4.01
46 votes
54
...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead
Source Tags & Codes

4.01
372 votes
55
The Mountain Goats
Tallahassee

4.01
229 votes
56
Minus the Bear
Highly Refined Pirates

4
830 votes
57
35007
Liquid

4
126 votes
58
Injected
Burn It Black

4
44 votes
59
QueenAdreena
Drink Me

4
26 votes
60
Fatso Jetson
Cruel and Delicious

4
24 votes
61
ASIAN KUNG-FU GENERATION
Houkai Amplifier EP

4
22 votes
62
The Mountain Goats
Devil In the Shortwave

4
21 votes
63
The Grateful Dead
Go to Nassau

4
16 votes
64
Wyrd
Huldrafolk

4
16 votes
65
Silverchair
Diorama

4
351 votes
66
Tom Waits
Alice

3.99
252 votes
67
Lucero
Tennessee

3.98
30 votes
68
The Gathering
Black Light District

3.98
28 votes
69
Rage
Unity

3.98
27 votes
70
Bongzilla
Gateway

3.98
80 votes
71
Sleater-Kinney
One Beat

3.97
78 votes
72
Swing Kids
Discography

3.97
71 votes
73
Ben Kweller
Sha Sha

3.97
53 votes
74
Biffy Clyro
Blackened Sky

3.97
259 votes
75
Melvins
Hostile Ambient Takeover

3.96
112 votes
76
Ruins
Tzomborgha

3.96
14 votes
77
The 69 Eyes
Paris Kills

3.96
54 votes
78
Negura Bunget
'N Crugu Bradului

3.96
94 votes
79
Peter Gabriel
Up

3.96
118 votes
80
Ram-Zet
Escape

3.96
13 votes
81
Flogging Molly
Drunken Lullabies

3.96
404 votes
82
Steve Von Till
If I Should Fall to the Field

3.96
35 votes
83
Nickel Creek
This Side

3.95
40 votes
84
Winds
Reflections of the I

3.95
19 votes
85
Spock's Beard
Snow

3.94
72 votes
86
Boris
Heavy Rocks

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

3.94
350 votes
88
The Devil Makes Three
The Devil Makes Three

3.93
15 votes
89
Jerry Cantrell
Degradation Trip

3.93
109 votes
90
Ghost Mice
Ghost Mice

3.93
14 votes
91
Perpetual Groove
Sweet Oblivious Antidote

3.92
13 votes
92
Sinch
Sinch

3.92
54 votes
93
Local H
Here Comes the Zoo

3.91
27 votes
94
Chevelle
Wonder What's Next

3.9
1401 votes
95
Camel
A Nod and a Wink

3.9
202 votes
96
George Harrison
Brainwashed

3.9
100 votes
97
Oceansize
Relapse

3.9
24 votes
98
Blindside
Silence

3.89
269 votes
99
Opeth
Deliverance

3.89
2514 votes
100
Sonic Youth
Murray Street

3.89
335 votes
101
Mum
Finally We Are No One

3.88
125 votes
102
Hellacopters
By the Grace of God

3.88
60 votes
103
Madder Mortem
Deadlands

3.88
17 votes
104
Paul Gilbert
Burning Organ

3.88
16 votes
105
Sparks
Lil' Beethoven

3.88
16 votes
106
Umphrey's McGee
Local Band Does O.K.

3.86
50 votes
107
Yakuza
Way of the Dead

3.86
32 votes
108
Pleymo
Episode 2: Medicine Cake

3.85
24 votes
109
The Walkmen
Everyone Who Pretended To Like Me Is Gone

3.84
75 votes
110
Sharks Keep Moving
Pause And Clause EP

3.84
25 votes
111
Hundred Reasons
Ideas Above Our Station

3.84
74 votes
112
Oceansize
A Very Still Movement

3.83
21 votes
113
This Bike Is A Pipe Bomb
Front Seat Solidarity

3.83
35 votes
114
Xavier Rudd
To Let

3.82
17 votes
115
Tom Waits
Blood Money

3.81
220 votes
116
Doves
The Last Broadcast

3.81
100 votes
117
Bruce Springsteen
The Rising

3.81
442 votes
118
Woods of Ypres
Against the Seasons

3.8
41 votes
119
Avantasia
The Metal Opera Pt. II

3.8
131 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
380 votes
123
The Books
Thought For Food

3.78
94 votes
124
Maserati
The Language Of Cities

3.78
32 votes
125
Elvis Costello
When I Was Cruel

3.78
25 votes
126
The Thirty Years War
Martyrs Among the Casualties

3.77
76 votes
127
Owen
No Good for No One Now

3.77
80 votes
128
Steve Earle
Jerusalem

3.77
15 votes
129
Angra
Hunters and Prey

3.76
34 votes
130
toe
Songs, Ideas We Forgot

3.76
70 votes
131
Primordial
Storm Before Calm

3.76
70 votes
132
Vintersorg
Visions From The Spiral Generator

3.75
48 votes
133
Bodyjar
Plastic Skies

3.75
18 votes
134
The Black Keys
The Big Come Up

3.75
299 votes
135
CKY
Infiltrate Destroy Rebuild

3.74
292 votes
136
Sam Roberts Band
The Inhuman Condition

3.73
15 votes
137
Q and Not U
Different Damage

3.73
56 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
Falconer
Chapters From A Vale Forlorn

3.73
42 votes
141
Edan
Primitive Plus

3.73
20 votes
142
SuidAkrA
Emprise to Avalon

3.72
27 votes
143
Project 86
Truthless Heroes

3.72
122 votes
144
Alabama Thunderpussy
Staring At The Divine

3.72
16 votes
145
Star One
Space Metal

3.72
46 votes
146
Vanden Plas
Beyond Daylight

3.72
30 votes
147
God Is An Astronaut
The End of the Beginning

3.71
243 votes
148
Miyavi
Gagaku

3.71
19 votes
149
Red Hot Chili Peppers
By the Way

3.7
2355 votes
150
The Mars Volta
Tremulant

3.69
1132 votes
151
Bathory
Nordland I

3.68
181 votes
152
Robert Plant
Dreamland

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

3.68
48 votes
154
Kevin Devine
Circle Gets the Square

3.68
34 votes
155
David Bowie
Heathen

3.67
242 votes
156
Ra
From One

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

3.67
21 votes
158
Acid Mothers Temple
Univers Zen ou de zero a zero

3.66
32 votes
159
Hanoi Rocks
Twelve Shots On The Rocks

3.65
13 votes
160
Weedeater
Sixteen Tons

3.65
23 votes
161
Six Organs Of Admittance
Dark Noontide

3.65
48 votes
162
Trophy Scars
Darts to the Sea

3.64
143 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
Joe Bonamassa
So, It's Like That

3.62
34 votes
168
Audioslave
Audioslave

3.62
3040 votes
169
Mudvayne
The End of All Things to Come

3.62
878 votes
170
Grand Magus
Grand Magus

3.61
18 votes
171
Tracy Chapman
Let It Rain

3.61
18 votes
172
Lordi
Get Heavy

3.61
114 votes
173
Daughters
Daughters

3.6
29 votes
174
Fu Manchu
California Crossing

3.6
204 votes
175
The Flower Kings
Unfold the Future

3.6
50 votes
176
Agoraphobic Nosebleed
Frozen Corpse Stuffed With Dope

3.58
118 votes
177
Planet X
MoonBabies

3.58
31 votes
178
Mountain
Mystic Fire

3.57
21 votes
179
Joanna Newsom
Walnut Whales

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

3.57
212 votes
181
Feeder
Comfort In Sound

3.56
90 votes
182
Devendra Banhart
Oh Me Oh My ...

3.56
27 votes
183
High on Fire
Surrounded By Thieves

3.55
162 votes
184
Madrugada
Grit

3.53
15 votes
185
The Datsuns
The Datsuns

3.52
27 votes
186
Deerhoof
Reveille

3.5
80 votes
187
Cathedral
The VIIth Coming

3.5
30 votes
188
Beatsteaks
Living Targets

3.5
27 votes
189
Ryan Adams
Demolition

3.48
61 votes
190
Hermano
Only a Suggestion

3.47
32 votes
191
The Locust
The Locust & Melt Banana Split

3.47
16 votes
192
Into Eternity
Dead or Dreaming

3.45
107 votes
193
The Apex Theory
Topsy-Turvy

3.45
57 votes
194
My Morning Jacket
Chocolate and Ice

3.44
36 votes
195
Dave Matthews Band
Busted Stuff

3.44
147 votes
196
UFO
Sharks

3.43
30 votes
197
The Avett Brothers
Country Was...

3.43
14 votes
198
Stone Sour
Stone Sour

3.42
690 votes
199
Matchbox Twenty
More Than You Think You Are

3.4
203 votes
200
Electric Wizard
Let Us Prey

3.4
322 votes



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