Best Rock Albums of 2002


01
Agalloch
The Mantle

4.38
2357 votes
02
Racebannon
In the Grips of the Light

4.35
17 votes
03
Power Quest
Wings of Forever

4.31
13 votes
04
Windir
Likferd

4.29
299 votes
05
Rollins Band
Rise Above

4.28
18 votes
06
Wilco
Yankee Hotel Foxtrot

4.26
1367 votes
07
Pain of Salvation
Remedy Lane

4.26
526 votes
08
Queens of the Stone Age
Songs for the Deaf

4.25
7312 votes
09
Jean Leloup
La vallée des réputations

4.25
36 votes
10
Andy Timmons
That Was Then, This Is Now

4.25
28 votes
11
Porcupine Tree
In Absentia

4.24
6006 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
318 votes
14
Wishbone Ash
Bona Fide

4.21
36 votes
15
dredg
El Cielo

4.21
1618 votes
16
Johnny Cash
American IV: The Man Comes Around

4.19
928 votes
17
Empyrium
Weiland

4.18
184 votes
18
Drive-by Truckers
Southern Rock Opera

4.14
132 votes
19
The Flaming Lips
Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots

4.12
1530 votes
20
Bright Eyes
Lifted or The Story is in the Soil, Keep Your Ear to the Ground

4.12
735 votes
21
Extremoduro
Yo, Minoría Absoluta

4.11
42 votes
22
Oxbow
An Evil Heat

4.08
130 votes
23
Thomas Dybdahl
...That Great October Sound

4.08
18 votes
24
16 Horsepower
Folklore

4.08
62 votes
25
Coheed and Cambria
The Second Stage Turbine Blade

4.08
2247 votes
26
mclusky
McLusky Do Dallas

4.07
215 votes
27
Today Is the Day
Sadness Will Prevail

4.07
105 votes
28
Asian Kung-Fu Generation
Houkai Amplifier

4.06
31 votes
29
Echolyn
Mei

4.06
16 votes
30
Aimee Mann
Lost in Space

4.06
33 votes
31
Keelhaul
Keelhaul II

4.06
17 votes
32
Okkervil River
Don't Fall In Love With Everyone You See

4.06
126 votes
33
Anyone
Anyone

4.05
30 votes
34
Lemon Jelly
Lost Horizons

4.05
81 votes
35
Thyrfing
Vansinnesvisor

4.04
46 votes
36
Hot Snakes
Suicide Invoice

4.04
83 votes
37
Spiritual Beggars
On Fire

4.04
96 votes
38
Rage
Unity

4.04
38 votes
39
Silverchair
Diorama

4.03
398 votes
40
Les Claypool And The Frog Brigade
Purple Onion

4.03
48 votes
41
Joe Satriani
Strange Beautiful Music

4.03
348 votes
42
Beck
Sea Change

4.03
884 votes
43
Tenhi
Vare

4.03
144 votes
44
Number Girl
NUM-HEAVYMETALLIC

4.02
44 votes
45
The Mountain Goats
Tallahassee

4.02
303 votes
46
Hella
Hold Your Horse Is

4.02
672 votes
47
...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead
Source Tags & Codes

4.02
439 votes
48
90 Day Men
To Everybody

4.02
60 votes
49
The Gathering
Black Light District

4.01
38 votes
50
The Butterfly Effect
The Butterfly Effect

4.01
164 votes
51
Dream Theater
Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence

4.01
1911 votes
52
35007
Liquid

4.01
150 votes
53
Butch Walker
Left of Self-Centered

4.01
106 votes
54
Songs: Ohia
Didn't It Rain

4.01
56 votes
55
Lucero
Tennessee

4
34 votes
56
Fatso Jetson
Cruel and Delicious

4
27 votes
57
The Cancer Conspiracy
The Audio Medium

4
20 votes
58
Minus the Bear
Highly Refined Pirates

3.99
924 votes
59
Ben Kweller
Sha Sha

3.99
58 votes
60
Muse
Dead Star/In Your World

3.99
54 votes
61
The Postman Syndrome
Terraforming

3.98
33 votes
62
The Eighties Matchbox B-Line Disaster
Horse of the Dog

3.98
24 votes
63
The Mountain Goats
Devil In the Shortwave

3.98
23 votes
64
Wyrd
Huldrafolk

3.98
20 votes
65
Megaherz
Herzwerk II

3.98
20 votes
66
Lambchop
Is a Woman

3.97
37 votes
67
The Devil Makes Three
The Devil Makes Three

3.97
18 votes
68
Tom Waits
Alice

3.97
334 votes
69
Neko Case
Blacklisted

3.97
70 votes
70
Sleater-Kinney
One Beat

3.97
122 votes
71
QueenAdreena
Drink Me

3.97
30 votes
72
Perpetual Groove
Sweet Oblivious Antidote

3.96
28 votes
73
Melvins
Hostile Ambient Takeover

3.96
157 votes
74
Biffy Clyro
Blackened Sky

3.96
319 votes
75
Spock's Beard
Snow

3.96
82 votes
76
Bongzilla
Gateway

3.96
105 votes
77
Cog
Just Visiting - Part 1

3.95
22 votes
78
Flogging Molly
Drunken Lullabies

3.95
444 votes
79
The Paper Chase
Hide the Kitchen Knives

3.95
38 votes
80
Gackt
MOON

3.94
52 votes
81
Nickel Creek
This Side

3.94
43 votes
82
Ron Jarzombek
Solitarily Speaking of Theoretical Confinement

3.94
24 votes
83
Cog
Just Visiting - Part 2

3.93
23 votes
84
Camel
A Nod and a Wink

3.93
268 votes
85
Green Carnation
Light of Day, Day of Darkness

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

3.92
390 votes
87
Clinic
Walking With Thee

3.92
30 votes
88
Oceansize
Relapse

3.92
24 votes
89
Jerry Cantrell
Degradation Trip

3.91
132 votes
90
Sinch
Sinch

3.91
62 votes
91
Peter Gabriel
Up

3.91
168 votes
92
The Residents
Demons Dance Alone

3.9
21 votes
93
Chevelle
Wonder What's Next

3.9
1661 votes
94
Mum
Finally We Are No One

3.9
164 votes
95
Blindside
Silence

3.9
286 votes
96
George Harrison
Brainwashed

3.89
132 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
2944 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
Negura Bunget
'N Crugu Bradului

3.88
121 votes
103
Ruins
Tzomborgha

3.88
40 votes
104
Umphrey's McGee
Local Band Does O.K.

3.87
62 votes
105
Oceansize
A Very Still Movement

3.87
23 votes
106
Sonic Youth
Murray Street

3.87
434 votes
107
Damien Jurado
I Break Chairs

3.86
14 votes
108
Sharks Keep Moving
Pause And Clause EP

3.84
29 votes
109
The 69 Eyes
Paris Kills

3.84
70 votes
110
Owen
No Good for No One Now

3.83
110 votes
111
The Books
Thought For Food

3.83
115 votes
112
Avantasia
The Metal Opera Pt. II

3.83
348 votes
113
Paul Gilbert
Burning Organ

3.83
20 votes
114
Xavier Rudd
To Let

3.82
17 votes
115
Ghost Mice
Ghost Mice

3.82
14 votes
116
The Decemberists
Castaways and Cutouts

3.82
397 votes
117
Ram-Zet
Escape

3.81
16 votes
118
Woods of Ypres
Against the Seasons

3.81
50 votes
119
Madder Mortem
Deadlands

3.81
23 votes
120
Vanden Plas
Beyond Daylight

3.8
41 votes
121
Down
Down II: A Bustle in Your Hedgerow

3.8
444 votes
122
Tom Waits
Blood Money

3.8
289 votes
123
Pleymo
Episode 2: Medicine Cake

3.8
27 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
Maserati
The Language Of Cities

3.79
42 votes
127
MUCC
Homura Uta

3.79
21 votes
128
The Drones
Here Come the Lies

3.79
14 votes
129
CKY
Infiltrate Destroy Rebuild

3.78
344 votes
130
Bruce Springsteen
The Rising

3.78
798 votes
131
Dark Moor
The Gates of Oblivion

3.77
53 votes
132
Primordial
Storm Before Calm

3.77
100 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
Star One
Space Metal

3.76
57 votes
137
toe
Songs, Ideas We Forgot

3.76
49 votes
138
Dixie Chicks
Home

3.75
36 votes
139
Hanoi Rocks
Twelve Shots On The Rocks

3.75
32 votes
140
Vintersorg
Visions From The Spiral Generator

3.75
61 votes
141
Arcana
Inner Pale Sun

3.74
19 votes
142
The Thirty Years War
Martyrs Among the Casualties

3.73
81 votes
143
Weedeater
Sixteen Tons

3.73
33 votes
144
Six Organs Of Admittance
Dark Noontide

3.73
62 votes
145
This Bike Is A Pipe Bomb
Front Seat Solidarity

3.73
40 votes
146
Falconer
Chapters From A Vale Forlorn

3.72
49 votes
147
Beth Gibbons and Rustin Man
Out Of Season

3.72
56 votes
148
ASG
ASG

3.71
16 votes
149
Bright Eyes
There Is No Beginning To The Story EP

3.71
66 votes
150
The Black Keys
The Big Come Up

3.71
704 votes
151
The Flower Kings
Unfold the Future

3.71
62 votes
152
Miyavi
Gagaku

3.71
17 votes
153
Project 86
Truthless Heroes

3.7
133 votes
154
The Mars Volta
Tremulant

3.7
1214 votes
155
Red Hot Chili Peppers
By the Way

3.69
2687 votes
156
Nazgul
De Expugnatione Elfmuth

3.69
37 votes
157
The Coral
The Coral

3.69
48 votes
158
Steve Earle
Jerusalem

3.69
32 votes
159
Sam Roberts Band
The Inhuman Condition

3.69
16 votes
160
Acid Mothers Temple
Univers Zen ou de zero a zero

3.68
38 votes
161
Alabama Thunderpussy
Staring At The Divine

3.68
19 votes
162
Q and Not U
Different Damage

3.68
69 votes
163
Ra
From One

3.68
134 votes
164
Freak Kitchen
Move

3.68
25 votes
165
Off Minor
Problematic Courtship

3.68
101 votes
166
Bathory
Nordland I

3.67
246 votes
167
Edan
Primitive Plus

3.67
27 votes
168
Mountain
Mystic Fire

3.67
27 votes
169
Daughters
Daughters

3.66
40 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
Fu Manchu
California Crossing

3.63
170 votes
178
David Bowie
Heathen

3.63
430 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
Deerhoof
Reveille

3.62
53 votes
183
Cave In
Tides of Tomorrow

3.62
100 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

3.61
3478 votes
187
Trophy Scars
Darts to the Sea

3.6
161 votes
188
Lordi
Get Heavy

3.6
136 votes
189
Joey Ramone
Don't Worry About Me

3.6
21 votes
190
The Blood Brothers
March On Electric Children

3.59
184 votes
191
Beth Orton
Daybreaker

3.59
14 votes
192
Nashville Pussy
Say Something Nasty

3.57
14 votes
193
Rotting Christ
Genesis

3.57
105 votes
194
Feeder
Comfort In Sound

3.57
111 votes
195
Murder by Death
Like the Exorcist, but More Breakdancing

3.57
228 votes
196
Planet X
MoonBabies

3.56
34 votes
197
Joanna Newsom
Walnut Whales

3.55
19 votes
198
J Mascis and the Fog
Free So Free

3.55
20 votes
199
High on Fire
Surrounded By Thieves

3.55
214 votes
200
My Morning Jacket
Chocolate and Ice

3.54
46 votes



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