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
1930 votes
04
Windir
Likferd

4.31
219 votes
05
Empyrium
Weiland

4.26
151 votes
06
Wilco
Yankee Hotel Foxtrot

4.24
1126 votes
07
Porcupine Tree
In Absentia

4.23
5294 votes
08
Queens of the Stone Age
Songs for the Deaf

4.23
6298 votes
09
The Mountain Goats
All Hail West Texas

4.23
233 votes
10
Ron Jarzombek
Solitarily Speaking of Theoretical Confinement

4.22
16 votes
11
dredg
El Cielo

4.22
1502 votes
12
Jean Leloup
La vallée des réputations

4.21
36 votes
13
Songs: Ohia
Didn't It Rain

4.21
34 votes
14
16 Horsepower
Folklore

4.19
42 votes
15
Spiritual Beggars
On Fire

4.16
70 votes
16
Oxbow
An Evil Heat

4.14
64 votes
17
Johnny Cash
American IV: The Man Comes Around

4.14
389 votes
18
The Postman Syndrome
Terraforming

4.13
28 votes
19
Aimee Mann
Lost in Space

4.13
24 votes
20
Extremoduro
Yo, Minoría Absoluta

4.13
24 votes
21
Bright Eyes
Lifted or the Story is in the Soil...

4.12
674 votes
22
Keelhaul
Keelhaul II

4.12
13 votes
23
Thyrfing
Vansinnesvisor

4.11
31 votes
24
The Flaming Lips
Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots

4.11
1302 votes
25
The Paper Chase
Hide the Kitchen Knives

4.1
34 votes
26
90 Day Men
To Everybody

4.1
54 votes
27
Echolyn
Mei

4.1
15 votes
28
Joe Satriani
Strange Beautiful Music

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

4.08
2028 votes
30
Tenhi
Vare

4.08
114 votes
31
McLusky
McLusky Do Dallas

4.08
160 votes
32
Gackt
MOON

4.08
40 votes
33
Les Claypool And The Frog Brigade
Purple Onion

4.07
41 votes
34
Cog
Just Visiting - Part 1

4.07
21 votes
35
Cog
Just Visiting - Part 2

4.07
21 votes
36
Okkervil River
Don't Fall In Love With Everyone You See

4.07
108 votes
37
ASIAN KUNG-FU GENERATION
Houkai Amplifier EP

4.07
23 votes
38
Hot Snakes
Suicide Invoice

4.06
65 votes
39
Butch Walker
Left of Self-Centered

4.06
50 votes
40
Today Is the Day
Sadness Will Prevail

4.06
62 votes
41
Jerry Cantrell
Degradation Trip Volumes 1 & 2

4.06
98 votes
42
Anyone
Anyone

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

4.06
18 votes
44
The Butterfly Effect
The Butterfly Effect

4.04
80 votes
45
Drive-by Truckers
Southern Rock Opera

4.04
49 votes
46
Muse
Dead Star/In Your World

4.04
28 votes
47
Beck
Sea Change

4.03
758 votes
48
Hella
Hold Your Horse Is

4.03
542 votes
49
The Mountain Goats
Tallahassee

4.03
237 votes
50
Neko Case
Blacklisted

4.03
60 votes
51
Lemon Jelly
Lost Horizons

4.02
64 votes
52
Dream Theater
Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence

4.02
1675 votes
53
35007
Liquid

4.01
135 votes
54
Silverchair
Diorama

4.01
358 votes
55
...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead
Source Tags & Codes

4.01
386 votes
56
Minus the Bear
Highly Refined Pirates

4
851 votes
57
Lucero
Tennessee

4
29 votes
58
QueenAdreena
Drink Me

4
26 votes
59
Fatso Jetson
Cruel and Delicious

4
24 votes
60
The Cancer Conspiracy
The Audio Medium

4
20 votes
61
Wyrd
Huldrafolk

4
16 votes
62
Tom Waits
Alice

3.99
261 votes
63
Melvins
Hostile Ambient Takeover

3.98
121 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
Steve Von Till
If I Should Fall to the Field

3.97
39 votes
68
Negura Bunget
'N Crugu Bradului

3.97
95 votes
69
Pulse Ultra
Headspace

3.97
59 votes
70
Spock's Beard
Snow

3.97
72 votes
71
Biffy Clyro
Blackened Sky

3.96
269 votes
72
Ruins
Tzomborgha

3.96
14 votes
73
Ben Kweller
Sha Sha

3.96
55 votes
74
Bongzilla
Gateway

3.96
85 votes
75
Injected
Burn It Black

3.96
46 votes
76
The Gathering
Black Light District

3.95
31 votes
77
Nickel Creek
This Side

3.95
41 votes
78
Flogging Molly
Drunken Lullabies

3.95
412 votes
79
Green Carnation
Light of Day, Day of Darkness

3.95
130 votes
80
Umphrey's McGee
Local Band Does O.K.

3.94
48 votes
81
Peter Gabriel
Up

3.93
129 votes
82
Camel
A Nod and a Wink

3.93
212 votes
83
Boris
Heavy Rocks

3.93
268 votes
84
Iron & Wine
The Creek Drank the Cradle

3.93
354 votes
85
Jerry Cantrell
Degradation Trip

3.93
115 votes
86
Perpetual Groove
Sweet Oblivious Antidote

3.92
13 votes
87
George Harrison
Brainwashed

3.92
108 votes
88
Oceansize
Relapse

3.91
23 votes
89
Sinch
Sinch

3.91
57 votes
90
The 69 Eyes
Paris Kills

3.91
56 votes
91
Local H
Here Comes the Zoo

3.91
33 votes
92
Swing Kids
Discography

3.91
76 votes
93
Chevelle
Wonder What's Next

3.91
1450 votes
94
Oceansize
A Very Still Movement

3.9
21 votes
95
Hellacopters
By the Grace of God

3.9
60 votes
96
The Devil Makes Three
The Devil Makes Three

3.89
14 votes
97
Sonic Youth
Murray Street

3.89
345 votes
98
Mountain
Mystic Fire

3.89
27 votes
99
Sparks
Lil' Beethoven

3.89
18 votes
100
Yakuza
Way of the Dead

3.89
31 votes
101
Opeth
Deliverance

3.89
2582 votes
102
Blindside
Silence

3.88
269 votes
103
Threshold
Critical Mass

3.88
43 votes
104
Madder Mortem
Deadlands

3.88
17 votes
105
Mum
Finally We Are No One

3.88
128 votes
106
Paul Gilbert
Burning Organ

3.88
16 votes
107
Brant Bjork
Brant Bjork & The Operators

3.86
33 votes
108
Ram-Zet
Escape

3.86
14 votes
109
Pleymo
Episode 2: Medicine Cake

3.85
24 votes
110
Ghost Mice
Ghost Mice

3.85
13 votes
111
The Walkmen
Everyone Who Pretended To Like Me Is Gone

3.84
79 votes
112
Sharks Keep Moving
Pause And Clause EP

3.84
25 votes
113
Hundred Reasons
Ideas Above Our Station

3.83
80 votes
114
Xavier Rudd
To Let

3.82
17 votes
115
Avantasia
The Metal Opera Pt. II

3.82
138 votes
116
Bruce Springsteen
The Rising

3.82
452 votes
117
Tom Waits
Blood Money

3.82
228 votes
118
Doves
The Last Broadcast

3.82
103 votes
119
Woods of Ypres
Against the Seasons

3.81
44 votes
120
The Books
Thought For Food

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

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

3.79
388 votes
123
Owen
No Good for No One Now

3.78
83 votes
124
The Thirty Years War
Martyrs Among the Casualties

3.77
79 votes
125
Steve Earle
Jerusalem

3.77
15 votes
126
Vintersorg
Visions From The Spiral Generator

3.76
50 votes
127
Elvis Costello
When I Was Cruel

3.76
27 votes
128
Angra
Hunters and Prey

3.76
35 votes
129
CKY
Infiltrate Destroy Rebuild

3.76
299 votes
130
Primordial
Storm Before Calm

3.75
73 votes
131
Bodyjar
Plastic Skies

3.75
18 votes
132
Arcana
Inner Pale Sun

3.75
14 votes
133
The Black Keys
The Big Come Up

3.75
313 votes
134
toe
Songs, Ideas We Forgot

3.74
35 votes
135
Maserati
The Language Of Cities

3.74
34 votes
136
Sam Roberts Band
The Inhuman Condition

3.73
15 votes
137
Bright Eyes
There Is No Beginning To The Story EP

3.73
65 votes
138
Project 86
Truthless Heroes

3.73
250 votes
139
Bonnie 'Prince' Billy
Master And Everyone

3.72
36 votes
140
Q and Not U
Different Damage

3.72
59 votes
141
Vanden Plas
Beyond Daylight

3.72
30 votes
142
Falconer
Chapters From A Vale Forlorn

3.71
43 votes
143
Star One
Space Metal

3.71
48 votes
144
Weedeater
Sixteen Tons

3.71
24 votes
145
Red Hot Chili Peppers
By the Way

3.7
2393 votes
146
The Mars Volta
Tremulant

3.7
1152 votes
147
Miyavi
Gagaku

3.69
18 votes
148
SuidAkrA
Emprise to Avalon

3.69
29 votes
149
Kevin Devine
Circle Gets the Square

3.69
32 votes
150
Bathory
Nordland I

3.69
191 votes
151
David Bowie
Heathen

3.69
264 votes
152
Edan
Primitive Plus

3.68
22 votes
153
Alabama Thunderpussy
Staring At The Divine

3.68
17 votes
154
Six Organs Of Admittance
Dark Noontide

3.67
46 votes
155
Rwake
Hell Is A Door To The Sun

3.67
21 votes
156
Ra
From One

3.66
220 votes
157
Gogol Bordello
Multi Kontra Culti Vs. Irony

3.66
50 votes
158
Hanoi Rocks
Twelve Shots On The Rocks

3.65
13 votes
159
Acid Mothers Temple
Univers Zen ou de zero a zero

3.65
34 votes
160
W.A.S.P.
Dying For the World

3.65
41 votes
161
The Tragically Hip
In Violet Light

3.63
52 votes
162
Freak Kitchen
Move

3.63
38 votes
163
Daughters
Daughters

3.63
31 votes
164
Beth Gibbons and Rustin Man
Out Of Season

3.63
39 votes
165
Trophy Scars
Darts to the Sea

3.63
147 votes
166
Mudvayne
The End of All Things to Come

3.62
901 votes
167
Audioslave
Audioslave

3.61
3090 votes
168
Tracy Chapman
Let It Rain

3.61
18 votes
169
Fu Manchu
California Crossing

3.61
222 votes
170
Zu
Igneo

3.61
14 votes
171
Lordi
Get Heavy

3.61
57 votes
172
The Flower Kings
Unfold the Future

3.6
50 votes
173
Robert Plant
Dreamland

3.6
45 votes
174
The Atomic Bitchwax
Spit Blood

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

3.58
36 votes
176
Grand Magus
Grand Magus

3.57
21 votes
177
Feeder
Comfort In Sound

3.57
93 votes
178
Joanna Newsom
Walnut Whales

3.56
16 votes
179
Murder by Death
Like the Exorcist, but More Breakdancing

3.56
107 votes
180
Devendra Banhart
Oh Me Oh My ...

3.55
28 votes
181
High on Fire
Surrounded By Thieves

3.55
172 votes
182
The Datsuns
The Datsuns

3.55
30 votes
183
Agoraphobic Nosebleed
Frozen Corpse Stuffed With Dope

3.55
125 votes
184
Madrugada
Grit

3.53
15 votes
185
The Microphones
Little Bird Flies Into a Big Cloud

3.53
17 votes
186
Planet X
MoonBabies

3.52
32 votes
187
Deerhoof
Reveille

3.51
42 votes
188
UFO
Sharks

3.5
32 votes
189
Brand New Sin
Brand New Sin

3.5
13 votes
190
Pax 217
Engage

3.5
13 votes
191
Ryan Adams
Demolition

3.48
61 votes
192
Beatsteaks
Living Targets

3.48
28 votes
193
Cathedral
The VIIth Coming

3.45
33 votes
194
Into Eternity
Dead or Dreaming

3.44
109 votes
195
My Morning Jacket
Chocolate and Ice

3.44
36 votes
196
Hermano
Only a Suggestion

3.44
34 votes
197
The Locust
The Locust & Melt Banana Split

3.44
17 votes
198
The Apex Theory
Topsy-Turvy

3.42
58 votes
199
Dave Matthews Band
Busted Stuff

3.42
148 votes
200
Stone Sour
Stone Sour

3.42
717 votes



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