Best Rock Albums of 2002


01
Thomas Dybdahl
...That Great October Sound

4.43
15 votes
02
Agalloch
The Mantle

4.37
1908 votes
03
Windir
Likferd

4.31
218 votes
04
Jean Leloup
La vallée des réputations

4.29
36 votes
05
Empyrium
Weiland

4.27
151 votes
06
Wilco
Yankee Hotel Foxtrot

4.24
1114 votes
07
Porcupine Tree
In Absentia

4.23
5274 votes
08
Queens of the Stone Age
Songs for the Deaf

4.23
6242 votes
09
The Mountain Goats
All Hail West Texas

4.23
229 votes
10
Songs: Ohia
Didn't It Rain

4.22
32 votes
11
Ron Jarzombek
Solitarily Speaking of Theoretical Confinement

4.22
16 votes
12
dredg
El Cielo

4.22
1492 votes
13
16 Horsepower
Folklore

4.19
42 votes
14
Spiritual Beggars
On Fire

4.16
105 votes
15
Oxbow
An Evil Heat

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

4.14
385 votes
17
The Postman Syndrome
Terraforming

4.13
28 votes
18
Extremoduro
Yo, Minoría Absoluta

4.13
24 votes
19
Aimee Mann
Lost in Space

4.13
24 votes
20
Bright Eyes
Lifted or the Story is in the Soil...

4.11
670 votes
21
The Flaming Lips
Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots

4.11
1291 votes
22
90 Day Men
To Everybody

4.11
55 votes
23
Echolyn
Mei

4.1
15 votes
24
Joe Satriani
Strange Beautiful Music

4.1
198 votes
25
Warren Zevon
Genius

4.09
34 votes
26
The Paper Chase
Hide the Kitchen Knives

4.09
35 votes
27
Thyrfing
Vansinnesvisor

4.08
30 votes
28
Coheed and Cambria
The Second Stage Turbine Blade

4.08
2017 votes
29
Okkervil River
Don't Fall In Love With Everyone You See

4.08
106 votes
30
Tenhi
Vare

4.08
116 votes
31
Gackt
MOON

4.08
40 votes
32
Today Is the Day
Sadness Will Prevail

4.07
61 votes
33
Les Claypool And The Frog Brigade
Purple Onion

4.07
41 votes
34
Cog
Just Visiting - Part 2

4.07
21 votes
35
Cog
Just Visiting - Part 1

4.07
21 votes
36
McLusky
McLusky Do Dallas

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

4.07
22 votes
38
Hot Snakes
Suicide Invoice

4.06
65 votes
39
Butch Walker
Left of Self-Centered

4.06
50 votes
40
Jerry Cantrell
Degradation Trip Volumes 1 & 2

4.06
96 votes
41
Anyone
Anyone

4.06
27 votes
42
Andy Timmons
That Was Then, This Is Now

4.06
18 votes
43
The Butterfly Effect
The Butterfly Effect

4.04
160 votes
44
Drive-by Truckers
Southern Rock Opera

4.04
49 votes
45
Beck
Sea Change

4.03
754 votes
46
Karate
Some Boots

4.03
31 votes
47
Hella
Hold Your Horse Is

4.03
532 votes
48
Neko Case
Blacklisted

4.03
60 votes
49
Lemon Jelly
Lost Horizons

4.02
64 votes
50
Dream Theater
Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence

4.02
1672 votes
51
The Mountain Goats
Tallahassee

4.02
235 votes
52
35007
Liquid

4.01
135 votes
53
Melvins
Hostile Ambient Takeover

4
119 votes
54
Silverchair
Diorama

4
358 votes
55
...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead
Source Tags & Codes

4
382 votes
56
Minus the Bear
Highly Refined Pirates

4
846 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
Wishbone Ash
Bona Fide

4
18 votes
62
Wyrd
Huldrafolk

4
16 votes
63
Tom Waits
Alice

3.99
260 votes
64
Rage
Unity

3.98
27 votes
65
Muse
Dead Star/In Your World

3.98
24 votes
66
The Mountain Goats
Devil In the Shortwave

3.98
23 votes
67
Steve Von Till
If I Should Fall to the Field

3.97
39 votes
68
Pulse Ultra
Headspace

3.97
58 votes
69
Sage Francis
Personal Journals

3.97
170 votes
70
Negura Bunget
'N Crugu Bradului

3.97
96 votes
71
Biffy Clyro
Blackened Sky

3.97
267 votes
72
Spock's Beard
Snow

3.97
72 votes
73
Bongzilla
Gateway

3.96
84 votes
74
Ruins
Tzomborgha

3.96
14 votes
75
Ben Kweller
Sha Sha

3.96
55 votes
76
The 69 Eyes
Paris Kills

3.96
54 votes
77
Peter Gabriel
Up

3.96
125 votes
78
Injected
Burn It Black

3.96
46 votes
79
Swing Kids
Discography

3.95
74 votes
80
The Gathering
Black Light District

3.95
31 votes
81
Nickel Creek
This Side

3.95
41 votes
82
Flogging Molly
Drunken Lullabies

3.95
410 votes
83
Winds
Reflections of the I

3.95
19 votes
84
Green Carnation
Light of Day, Day of Darkness

3.95
130 votes
85
Umphrey's McGee
Local Band Does O.K.

3.94
48 votes
86
Boris
Heavy Rocks

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

3.93
352 votes
88
Ram-Zet
Escape

3.93
14 votes
89
Jerry Cantrell
Degradation Trip

3.92
113 votes
90
George Harrison
Brainwashed

3.92
106 votes
91
Perpetual Groove
Sweet Oblivious Antidote

3.92
13 votes
92
Camel
A Nod and a Wink

3.91
208 votes
93
Oceansize
Relapse

3.91
23 votes
94
Sinch
Sinch

3.91
110 votes
95
Local H
Here Comes the Zoo

3.91
32 votes
96
Chevelle
Wonder What's Next

3.9
1430 votes
97
Hellacopters
By the Grace of God

3.9
60 votes
98
Sonic Youth
Murray Street

3.9
341 votes
99
The Devil Makes Three
The Devil Makes Three

3.89
14 votes
100
Mountain
Mystic Fire

3.89
27 votes
101
Opeth
Deliverance

3.89
2565 votes
102
Mum
Finally We Are No One

3.88
126 votes
103
Blindside
Silence

3.88
270 votes
104
Madder Mortem
Deadlands

3.88
17 votes
105
Oceansize
A Very Still Movement

3.88
20 votes
106
Paul Gilbert
Burning Organ

3.88
16 votes
107
Brant Bjork
Brant Bjork & The Operators

3.86
33 votes
108
Pleymo
Episode 2: Medicine Cake

3.85
24 votes
109
Ghost Mice
Ghost Mice

3.85
13 votes
110
Sharks Keep Moving
Pause And Clause EP

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

3.84
77 votes
112
Threshold
Critical Mass

3.83
41 votes
113
Sparks
Lil' Beethoven

3.82
17 votes
114
Xavier Rudd
To Let

3.82
17 votes
115
Hundred Reasons
Ideas Above Our Station

3.82
79 votes
116
Bruce Springsteen
The Rising

3.82
452 votes
117
Tom Waits
Blood Money

3.82
228 votes
118
Doves
The Last Broadcast

3.81
102 votes
119
Avantasia
The Metal Opera Pt. II

3.81
136 votes
120
Woods of Ypres
Against the Seasons

3.8
43 votes
121
This Bike Is A Pipe Bomb
Front Seat Solidarity

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

3.8
383 votes
123
The Books
Thought For Food

3.79
98 votes
124
Owen
No Good for No One Now

3.77
81 votes
125
The Thirty Years War
Martyrs Among the Casualties

3.77
78 votes
126
Steve Earle
Jerusalem

3.77
15 votes
127
Elvis Costello
When I Was Cruel

3.76
27 votes
128
Angra
Hunters and Prey

3.76
35 votes
129
Primordial
Storm Before Calm

3.75
71 votes
130
CKY
Infiltrate Destroy Rebuild

3.75
300 votes
131
Maserati
The Language Of Cities

3.75
32 votes
132
Bodyjar
Plastic Skies

3.75
18 votes
133
Arcana
Inner Pale Sun

3.75
14 votes
134
The Black Keys
The Big Come Up

3.75
308 votes
135
toe
Songs, Ideas We Forgot

3.74
35 votes
136
Bonnie 'Prince' Billy
Master And Everyone

3.74
36 votes
137
Sam Roberts Band
The Inhuman Condition

3.73
15 votes
138
Project 86
Truthless Heroes

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

3.73
65 votes
140
Vintersorg
Visions From The Spiral Generator

3.72
49 votes
141
Falconer
Chapters From A Vale Forlorn

3.72
43 votes
142
Q and Not U
Different Damage

3.72
59 votes
143
Vanden Plas
Beyond Daylight

3.72
30 votes
144
SuidAkrA
Emprise to Avalon

3.71
28 votes
145
Miyavi
Gagaku

3.71
19 votes
146
Red Hot Chili Peppers
By the Way

3.7
2394 votes
147
Weedeater
Sixteen Tons

3.7
23 votes
148
The Mars Volta
Tremulant

3.69
1152 votes
149
Star One
Space Metal

3.69
47 votes
150
Edan
Primitive Plus

3.68
22 votes
151
Bathory
Nordland I

3.68
190 votes
152
Robert Plant
Dreamland

3.68
42 votes
153
Alabama Thunderpussy
Staring At The Divine

3.68
17 votes
154
Six Organs Of Admittance
Dark Noontide

3.67
46 votes
155
David Bowie
Heathen

3.67
253 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
Ra
From One

3.66
216 votes
159
Gogol Bordello
Multi Kontra Culti Vs. Irony

3.66
50 votes
160
Hanoi Rocks
Twelve Shots On The Rocks

3.65
13 votes
161
W.A.S.P.
Dying For the World

3.65
40 votes
162
Acid Mothers Temple
Univers Zen ou de zero a zero

3.65
34 votes
163
The Tragically Hip
In Violet Light

3.63
52 votes
164
Freak Kitchen
Move

3.63
38 votes
165
Trophy Scars
Darts to the Sea

3.63
147 votes
166
Beth Gibbons and Rustin Man
Out Of Season

3.63
39 votes
167
Mudvayne
The End of All Things to Come

3.62
897 votes
168
Fu Manchu
California Crossing

3.62
216 votes
169
Zu
Igneo

3.62
13 votes
170
Audioslave
Audioslave

3.61
3064 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
The Flower Kings
Unfold the Future

3.6
50 votes
175
The Atomic Bitchwax
Spit Blood

3.6
15 votes
176
Joe Bonamassa
So, It's Like That

3.58
36 votes
177
Grand Magus
Grand Magus

3.57
21 votes
178
Joanna Newsom
Walnut Whales

3.57
15 votes
179
Murder by Death
Like the Exorcist, but More Breakdancing

3.56
108 votes
180
Agoraphobic Nosebleed
Frozen Corpse Stuffed With Dope

3.56
123 votes
181
Feeder
Comfort In Sound

3.55
91 votes
182
Devendra Banhart
Oh Me Oh My ...

3.55
28 votes
183
Planet X
MoonBabies

3.55
32 votes
184
High on Fire
Surrounded By Thieves

3.54
166 votes
185
The Datsuns
The Datsuns

3.54
28 votes
186
Madrugada
Grit

3.53
15 votes
187
Deerhoof
Reveille

3.51
84 votes
188
UFO
Sharks

3.5
32 votes
189
The Microphones
Little Bird Flies Into a Big Cloud

3.5
16 votes
190
Pax 217
Engage

3.5
13 votes
191
Brand New Sin
Brand New Sin

3.5
13 votes
192
Beatsteaks
Living Targets

3.48
28 votes
193
Ryan Adams
Demolition

3.48
61 votes
194
Hermano
Only a Suggestion

3.47
32 votes
195
Into Eternity
Dead or Dreaming

3.46
108 votes
196
Cathedral
The VIIth Coming

3.45
33 votes
197
My Morning Jacket
Chocolate and Ice

3.44
36 votes
198
The Locust
The Locust & Melt Banana Split

3.44
17 votes
199
The Apex Theory
Topsy-Turvy

3.42
58 votes
200
Stone Sour
Stone Sour

3.42
709 votes



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