Best Rock Albums of 2002


01
Thomas Dybdahl
...That Great October Sound

4.43
15 votes
02
Agalloch
The Mantle

4.37
2085 votes
03
Windir
Likferd

4.3
241 votes
04
Empyrium
Weiland

4.27
155 votes
05
In Gowan Ring
Hazel Steps Through A Weathered Home

4.25
24 votes
06
Wilco
Yankee Hotel Foxtrot

4.24
1201 votes
07
Pain of Salvation
Remedy Lane

4.24
452 votes
08
Porcupine Tree
In Absentia

4.24
5532 votes
09
Ron Jarzombek
Solitarily Speaking of Theoretical Confinement

4.24
17 votes
10
Queens of the Stone Age
Songs for the Deaf

4.23
6570 votes
11
The Mountain Goats
All Hail West Texas

4.23
258 votes
12
Wishbone Ash
Bona Fide

4.23
33 votes
13
dredg
El Cielo

4.21
1530 votes
14
16 Horsepower
Folklore

4.2
45 votes
15
Songs: Ohia
Didn't It Rain

4.18
34 votes
16
Buckethead
Electric Tears

4.17
262 votes
17
Johnny Cash
American IV: The Man Comes Around

4.16
810 votes
18
Jean Leloup
La vallée des réputations

4.15
39 votes
19
Extremoduro
Yo, Minoría Absoluta

4.15
30 votes
20
Andy Timmons
That Was Then, This Is Now

4.15
20 votes
21
Oxbow
An Evil Heat

4.14
70 votes
22
Aimee Mann
Lost in Space

4.14
25 votes
23
Thyrfing
Vansinnesvisor

4.13
34 votes
24
Spiritual Beggars
On Fire

4.13
114 votes
25
The Postman Syndrome
Terraforming

4.13
28 votes
26
Bright Eyes
Lifted or the Story is in the Soil...

4.11
689 votes
27
The Paper Chase
Hide the Kitchen Knives

4.11
32 votes
28
The Flaming Lips
Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots

4.1
1355 votes
29
Damien Rice
O

4.1
652 votes
30
Joe Satriani
Strange Beautiful Music

4.1
202 votes
31
McLusky
McLusky Do Dallas

4.1
181 votes
32
Idlewild
The Remote Part

4.1
100 votes
33
Drive-by Truckers
Southern Rock Opera

4.08
108 votes
34
Coheed and Cambria
The Second Stage Turbine Blade

4.08
2072 votes
35
Today Is the Day
Sadness Will Prevail

4.08
73 votes
36
Tenhi
Vare

4.07
122 votes
37
Cog
Just Visiting - Part 2

4.07
21 votes
38
Cog
Just Visiting - Part 1

4.07
21 votes
39
ASIAN KUNG-FU GENERATION
Houkai Amplifier

4.06
24 votes
40
Butch Walker
Left of Self-Centered

4.06
100 votes
41
Echolyn
Mei

4.06
17 votes
42
Okkervil River
Don't Fall In Love With Everyone You See

4.06
113 votes
43
Hot Snakes
Suicide Invoice

4.06
72 votes
44
Anyone
Anyone

4.06
27 votes
45
The Butterfly Effect
The Butterfly Effect

4.05
164 votes
46
Les Claypool And The Frog Brigade
Purple Onion

4.05
42 votes
47
90 Day Men
To Everybody

4.04
57 votes
48
Keelhaul
Keelhaul II

4.03
15 votes
49
Lucero
Tennessee

4.03
32 votes
50
Wyrd
Huldrafolk

4.03
16 votes
51
Beck
Sea Change

4.03
793 votes
52
Gackt
MOON

4.03
40 votes
53
Lemon Jelly
Lost Horizons

4.02
66 votes
54
35007
Liquid

4.02
138 votes
55
...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead
Source Tags & Codes

4.02
406 votes
56
The Mountain Goats
Tallahassee

4.02
252 votes
57
Dream Theater
Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence

4.02
1759 votes
58
Hella
Hold Your Horse Is

4.02
580 votes
59
Muse
Dead Star/In Your World

4.01
35 votes
60
Silverchair
Diorama

4.01
362 votes
61
Blaze Bayley
Tenth Dimension

4
37 votes
62
Rage
Unity

4
32 votes
63
Fatso Jetson
Cruel and Delicious

4
24 votes
64
The Cancer Conspiracy
The Audio Medium

4
20 votes
65
Tom Waits
Alice

4
283 votes
66
Minus the Bear
Highly Refined Pirates

4
870 votes
67
Ben Kweller
Sha Sha

3.99
56 votes
68
The Gathering
Black Light District

3.98
31 votes
69
Melvins
Hostile Ambient Takeover

3.98
132 votes
70
The Mountain Goats
Devil In the Shortwave

3.98
23 votes
71
Karate
Some Boots

3.97
34 votes
72
Biffy Clyro
Blackened Sky

3.97
280 votes
73
Steve Von Till
If I Should Fall to the Field

3.97
45 votes
74
QueenAdreena
Drink Me

3.96
28 votes
75
Perpetual Groove
Sweet Oblivious Antidote

3.96
28 votes
76
Sleater-Kinney
One Beat

3.96
107 votes
77
Bongzilla
Gateway

3.96
90 votes
78
Neko Case
Blacklisted

3.96
63 votes
79
Green Carnation
Light of Day, Day of Darkness

3.96
140 votes
80
Spock's Beard
Snow

3.95
76 votes
81
Nickel Creek
This Side

3.95
43 votes
82
Winds
Reflections of the I

3.95
19 votes
83
Flogging Molly
Drunken Lullabies

3.95
418 votes
84
Negura Bunget
'N Crugu Bradului

3.94
99 votes
85
Injected
Burn It Black

3.94
50 votes
86
The Devil Makes Three
The Devil Makes Three

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

3.93
364 votes
88
Camel
A Nod and a Wink

3.92
236 votes
89
The Hellacopters
By the Grace of God

3.92
60 votes
90
Oceansize
Relapse

3.91
23 votes
91
Umphrey's McGee
Local Band Does O.K.

3.91
56 votes
92
Peter Gabriel
Up

3.91
141 votes
93
George Harrison
Brainwashed

3.91
116 votes
94
Jerry Cantrell
Degradation Trip

3.9
118 votes
95
Chevelle
Wonder What's Next

3.9
1485 votes
96
Ruins
Tzomborgha

3.9
30 votes
97
Yakuza
Way of the Dead

3.89
33 votes
98
Threshold
Critical Mass

3.89
46 votes
99
Local H
Here Comes the Zoo

3.89
32 votes
100
Sinch
Sinch

3.89
118 votes
101
Sonic Youth
Murray Street

3.89
369 votes
102
Opeth
Deliverance

3.89
2682 votes
103
Oceansize
A Very Still Movement

3.89
22 votes
104
Blindside
Silence

3.88
275 votes
105
Paul Gilbert
Burning Organ

3.88
17 votes
106
Mum
Finally We Are No One

3.87
135 votes
107
Brant Bjork
Brant Bjork & The Operators

3.86
33 votes
108
The 69 Eyes
Paris Kills

3.85
62 votes
109
Sharks Keep Moving
Pause And Clause EP

3.85
27 votes
110
Avantasia
The Metal Opera Pt. II

3.85
155 votes
111
Xavier Rudd
To Let

3.82
17 votes
112
Hundred Reasons
Ideas Above Our Station

3.82
82 votes
113
Ghost Mice
Ghost Mice

3.82
14 votes
114
Bruce Springsteen
The Rising

3.82
468 votes
115
Tom Waits
Blood Money

3.82
249 votes
116
The Books
Thought For Food

3.81
102 votes
117
Doves
The Last Broadcast

3.81
104 votes
118
Ram-Zet
Escape

3.81
16 votes
119
Pleymo
Episode 2: Medicine Cake

3.81
26 votes
120
Woods of Ypres
Against the Seasons

3.81
44 votes
121
The Walkmen
Everyone Who Pretended To Like Me Is Gone

3.8
79 votes
122
toe
Songs, Ideas We Forgot

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

3.8
402 votes
124
Vanden Plas
Beyond Daylight

3.79
34 votes
125
Owen
No Good for No One Now

3.79
91 votes
126
Madder Mortem
Deadlands

3.78
18 votes
127
CKY
Infiltrate Destroy Rebuild

3.77
309 votes
128
Steve Earle
Jerusalem

3.77
30 votes
129
Arcana
Inner Pale Sun

3.77
15 votes
130
The Thirty Years War
Martyrs Among the Casualties

3.76
80 votes
131
This Bike Is A Pipe Bomb
Front Seat Solidarity

3.76
37 votes
132
Primordial
Storm Before Calm

3.76
80 votes
133
Star One
Space Metal

3.76
49 votes
134
Dark Moor
The Gates of Oblivion

3.76
49 votes
135
The Black Keys
The Big Come Up

3.75
654 votes
136
Vintersorg
Visions From The Spiral Generator

3.75
54 votes
137
Mountain
Mystic Fire

3.75
24 votes
138
Bonnie 'Prince' Billy
Master And Everyone

3.74
37 votes
139
Weedeater
Sixteen Tons

3.74
25 votes
140
Sam Roberts Band
The Inhuman Condition

3.73
15 votes
141
Elvis Costello
When I Was Cruel

3.73
28 votes
142
Bright Eyes
There Is No Beginning To The Story EP

3.73
65 votes
143
Project 86
Truthless Heroes

3.72
128 votes
144
Alabama Thunderpussy
Staring At The Divine

3.72
16 votes
145
SuidAkrA
Emprise to Avalon

3.72
30 votes
146
Maserati
The Language Of Cities

3.71
38 votes
147
Edan
Primitive Plus

3.71
24 votes
148
David Bowie
Heathen

3.71
329 votes
149
Falconer
Chapters From A Vale Forlorn

3.71
46 votes
150
Miyavi
Gagaku

3.71
17 votes
151
Bodyjar
Plastic Skies

3.71
17 votes
152
Rwake
Hell Is A Door To The Sun

3.7
22 votes
153
Hanoi Rocks
Twelve Shots On The Rocks

3.7
15 votes
154
Red Hot Chili Peppers
By the Way

3.7
2474 votes
155
The Mars Volta
Tremulant

3.69
1166 votes
156
Off Minor
Problematic Courtship

3.68
95 votes
157
W.A.S.P.
Dying For the World

3.68
44 votes
158
The Tragically Hip
In Violet Light

3.68
50 votes
159
Q and Not U
Different Damage

3.68
65 votes
160
Freak Kitchen
Move

3.68
20 votes
161
Bathory
Nordland I

3.67
204 votes
162
Beth Gibbons and Rustin Man
Out Of Season

3.67
44 votes
163
The Flower Kings
Unfold the Future

3.67
54 votes
164
Six Organs Of Admittance
Dark Noontide

3.67
48 votes
165
Kevin Devine
Circle Gets the Square

3.67
33 votes
166
Ra
From One

3.66
121 votes
167
Acid Mothers Temple
Univers Zen ou de zero a zero

3.66
32 votes
168
Daughters
Daughters

3.65
33 votes
169
Pinback
Some Voices

3.64
18 votes
170
Grand Magus
Grand Magus

3.63
19 votes
171
Trophy Scars
Darts to the Sea

3.63
150 votes
172
The Disco Biscuits
Senor Boombox

3.63
16 votes
173
Audioslave
Audioslave

3.61
3196 votes
174
Mudvayne
The End of All Things to Come

3.61
915 votes
175
Tracy Chapman
Let It Rain

3.61
18 votes
176
Zu
Igneo

3.61
14 votes
177
The Atomic Bitchwax
Spit Blood

3.6
15 votes
178
Lordi
Get Heavy

3.6
62 votes
179
Gogol Bordello
Multi Kontra Culti Vs. Irony

3.59
54 votes
180
Fu Manchu
California Crossing

3.59
228 votes
181
Joe Bonamassa
So, It's Like That

3.58
36 votes
182
Rotting Christ
Genesis

3.58
87 votes
183
Deerhoof
Reveille

3.58
44 votes
184
Feeder
Comfort In Sound

3.58
97 votes
185
Joey Ramone
Don't Worry About Me

3.58
20 votes
186
Planet X
MoonBabies

3.57
34 votes
187
The Blood Brothers
March On Electric Children

3.57
168 votes
188
Nashville Pussy
Say Something Nasty

3.57
14 votes
189
MUCC
Homura Uta

3.57
14 votes
190
High on Fire
Surrounded By Thieves

3.56
188 votes
191
Murder by Death
Like the Exorcist, but More Breakdancing

3.56
216 votes
192
Robert Plant
Dreamland

3.56
51 votes
193
Joanna Newsom
Walnut Whales

3.56
17 votes
194
Devendra Banhart
Oh Me Oh My ...

3.55
28 votes
195
Madrugada
Grit

3.53
15 votes
196
Beatsteaks
Living Targets

3.52
28 votes
197
The Datsuns
The Datsuns

3.5
58 votes
198
The Locust
The Locust & Melt Banana Split

3.5
18 votes
199
Pax217
Engage

3.5
14 votes
200
Brand New Sin
Brand New Sin

3.5
13 votes



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