Best Rock Albums of 2002


01
Thomas Dybdahl
...That Great October Sound

4.43
15 votes
02
Agalloch
The Mantle

4.37
1821 votes
03
Empyrium
Weiland

4.29
147 votes
04
Windir
Likferd

4.28
208 votes
05
Jean Leloup
La vallée des réputations

4.27
33 votes
06
Wilco
Yankee Hotel Foxtrot

4.24
1081 votes
07
Pain of Salvation
Remedy Lane

4.23
411 votes
08
Porcupine Tree
In Absentia

4.23
5112 votes
09
Queens of the Stone Age
Songs for the Deaf

4.22
6086 votes
10
Ron Jarzombek
Solitarily Speaking of Theoretical Confinement

4.22
16 votes
11
dredg
El Cielo

4.22
1460 votes
12
The Mountain Goats
All Hail West Texas

4.21
218 votes
13
16 Horsepower
Folklore

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

4.19
27 votes
15
Echolyn
Mei

4.18
14 votes
16
Buckethead
Electric Tears

4.17
243 votes
17
Aimee Mann
Lost in Space

4.15
23 votes
18
Johnny Cash
American IV: The Man Comes Around

4.15
374 votes
19
Oxbow
An Evil Heat

4.14
64 votes
20
The Postman Syndrome
Terraforming

4.13
26 votes
21
Spiritual Beggars
On Fire

4.13
96 votes
22
Extremoduro
Yo, Minoría Absoluta

4.13
24 votes
23
The Paper Chase
Hide the Kitchen Knives

4.12
33 votes
24
90 Day Men
To Everybody

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

4.12
1237 votes
26
Joe Satriani
Strange Beautiful Music

4.11
200 votes
27
McLusky
McLusky Do Dallas

4.09
148 votes
28
Coheed and Cambria
The Second Stage Turbine Blade

4.08
1967 votes
29
Gackt
MOON

4.08
36 votes
30
Thyrfing
Vansinnesvisor

4.08
30 votes
31
Hot Snakes
Suicide Invoice

4.08
63 votes
32
The Butterfly Effect
The Butterfly Effect

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

4.08
40 votes
34
Butch Walker
Left of Self-Centered

4.07
49 votes
35
Cog
Just Visiting - Part 2

4.07
21 votes
36
Cog
Just Visiting - Part 1

4.07
21 votes
37
Tenhi
Vare

4.07
100 votes
38
Okkervil River
Don't Fall In Love With Everyone You See

4.07
103 votes
39
Warren Zevon
Genius

4.06
48 votes
40
Wyrd
Huldrafolk

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

4.06
94 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
Today Is the Day
Sadness Will Prevail

4.05
57 votes
46
Aesop Rock
Daylight

4.05
150 votes
47
Number Girl
NUM-HEAVYMETALLIC

4.04
35 votes
48
Neko Case
Blacklisted

4.03
59 votes
49
Hella
Hold Your Horse Is

4.03
504 votes
50
Beck
Sea Change

4.03
723 votes
51
Dream Theater
Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence

4.02
1628 votes
52
ASIAN KUNG-FU GENERATION
Houkai Amplifier EP

4.02
21 votes
53
35007
Liquid

4.01
129 votes
54
Drive-by Truckers
Southern Rock Opera

4.01
46 votes
55
Lemon Jelly
Lost Horizons

4.01
63 votes
56
...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead
Source Tags & Codes

4
371 votes
57
Minus the Bear
Highly Refined Pirates

4
828 votes
58
Silverchair
Diorama

4
350 votes
59
The Mountain Goats
Tallahassee

4
226 votes
60
Injected
Burn It Black

4
44 votes
61
The Gathering
Black Light District

4
27 votes
62
Local H
Here Comes the Zoo

4
26 votes
63
QueenAdreena
Drink Me

4
26 votes
64
Fatso Jetson
Cruel and Delicious

4
24 votes
65
The Mountain Goats
Devil In the Shortwave

4
21 votes
66
Muse
Dead Star/In Your World

4
18 votes
67
The Grateful Dead
Go to Nassau

4
16 votes
68
Swing Kids
Discography

3.99
69 votes
69
Sleater-Kinney
One Beat

3.99
69 votes
70
Tom Waits
Alice

3.99
249 votes
71
Lucero
Tennessee

3.98
30 votes
72
Peter Gabriel
Up

3.98
117 votes
73
Rage
Unity

3.98
27 votes
74
Bongzilla
Gateway

3.97
78 votes
75
Ben Kweller
Sha Sha

3.97
53 votes
76
Karate
Some Boots

3.97
31 votes
77
Biffy Clyro
Blackened Sky

3.97
259 votes
78
Ruins
Tzomborgha

3.96
14 votes
79
The 69 Eyes
Paris Kills

3.96
54 votes
80
Ram-Zet
Escape

3.96
13 votes
81
Melvins
Hostile Ambient Takeover

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

3.96
34 votes
83
Flogging Molly
Drunken Lullabies

3.95
401 votes
84
Nickel Creek
This Side

3.95
40 votes
85
Negura Bunget
'N Crugu Bradului

3.95
89 votes
86
Winds
Reflections of the I

3.95
19 votes
87
Spock's Beard
Snow

3.94
72 votes
88
Iron & Wine
The Creek Drank the Cradle

3.94
350 votes
89
Jerry Cantrell
Degradation Trip

3.93
111 votes
90
Boris
Heavy Rocks

3.93
251 votes
91
Ghost Mice
Ghost Mice

3.93
14 votes
92
The Devil Makes Three
The Devil Makes Three

3.93
14 votes
93
Perpetual Groove
Sweet Oblivious Antidote

3.92
13 votes
94
Green Carnation
Light of Day, Day of Darkness

3.92
127 votes
95
George Harrison
Brainwashed

3.92
98 votes
96
Sinch
Sinch

3.92
108 votes
97
Camel
A Nod and a Wink

3.91
194 votes
98
Madder Mortem
Deadlands

3.91
17 votes
99
Chevelle
Wonder What's Next

3.9
1386 votes
100
Sonic Youth
Murray Street

3.9
331 votes
101
Opeth
Deliverance

3.89
2487 votes
102
Blindside
Silence

3.89
268 votes
103
Hellacopters
By the Grace of God

3.88
58 votes
104
Mum
Finally We Are No One

3.88
125 votes
105
Sparks
Lil' Beethoven

3.88
16 votes
106
Paul Gilbert
Burning Organ

3.87
15 votes
107
Umphrey's McGee
Local Band Does O.K.

3.86
50 votes
108
Yakuza
Way of the Dead

3.86
32 votes
109
Pleymo
Episode 2: Medicine Cake

3.85
24 votes
110
Oceansize
Relapse

3.85
23 votes
111
Hundred Reasons
Ideas Above Our Station

3.84
72 votes
112
Sharks Keep Moving
Pause And Clause EP

3.83
24 votes
113
Oceansize
A Very Still Movement

3.83
21 votes
114
This Bike Is A Pipe Bomb
Front Seat Solidarity

3.83
35 votes
115
Xavier Rudd
To Let

3.82
17 votes
116
The Walkmen
Everyone Who Pretended To Like Me Is Gone

3.82
73 votes
117
Tom Waits
Blood Money

3.81
216 votes
118
Woods of Ypres
Against the Seasons

3.81
40 votes
119
Doves
The Last Broadcast

3.81
100 votes
120
Avantasia
The Metal Opera Pt. II

3.8
129 votes
121
Bruce Springsteen
The Rising

3.8
440 votes
122
Threshold
Critical Mass

3.8
40 votes
123
Wishbone Ash
Bona Fide

3.8
15 votes
124
Down
Down II: A Bustle in Your Hedgerow

3.79
377 votes
125
The Books
Thought For Food

3.78
94 votes
126
Maserati
The Language Of Cities

3.78
32 votes
127
The Thirty Years War
Martyrs Among the Casualties

3.77
76 votes
128
Elvis Costello
When I Was Cruel

3.77
26 votes
129
Steve Earle
Jerusalem

3.77
15 votes
130
toe
Songs, Ideas We Forgot

3.76
68 votes
131
Angra
Hunters and Prey

3.76
33 votes
132
Vintersorg
Visions From The Spiral Generator

3.76
49 votes
133
Owen
No Good for No One Now

3.75
79 votes
134
Bodyjar
Plastic Skies

3.75
18 votes
135
The Black Keys
The Big Come Up

3.74
298 votes
136
CKY
Infiltrate Destroy Rebuild

3.74
290 votes
137
Edan
Primitive Plus

3.74
19 votes
138
Sam Roberts Band
The Inhuman Condition

3.73
15 votes
139
Primordial
Storm Before Calm

3.73
71 votes
140
Q and Not U
Different Damage

3.73
56 votes
141
Bonnie 'Prince' Billy
Master And Everyone

3.73
33 votes
142
Falconer
Chapters From A Vale Forlorn

3.73
42 votes
143
SuidAkrA
Emprise to Avalon

3.72
27 votes
144
Miyavi
Gagaku

3.72
18 votes
145
Star One
Space Metal

3.72
46 votes
146
Vanden Plas
Beyond Daylight

3.72
30 votes
147
Red Hot Chili Peppers
By the Way

3.7
2329 votes
148
The Mars Volta
Tremulant

3.69
1136 votes
149
Project 86
Truthless Heroes

3.69
120 votes
150
Alabama Thunderpussy
Staring At The Divine

3.69
16 votes
151
Bathory
Nordland I

3.68
179 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
239 votes
156
Freak Kitchen
Move

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

3.67
21 votes
158
Ra
From One

3.66
210 votes
159
Weedeater
Sixteen Tons

3.66
22 votes
160
Acid Mothers Temple
Univers Zen ou de zero a zero

3.66
32 votes
161
Hanoi Rocks
Twelve Shots On The Rocks

3.65
13 votes
162
W.A.S.P.
Dying For the World

3.65
37 votes
163
Grand Magus
Grand Magus

3.65
17 votes
164
Six Organs Of Admittance
Dark Noontide

3.65
48 votes
165
Trophy Scars
Darts to the Sea

3.64
142 votes
166
The Tragically Hip
In Violet Light

3.63
52 votes
167
Beth Gibbons and Rustin Man
Out Of Season

3.63
39 votes
168
The Flower Kings
Unfold the Future

3.62
50 votes
169
Cave In
Tides of Tomorrow

3.62
92 votes
170
Joe Bonamassa
So, It's Like That

3.62
34 votes
171
Audioslave
Audioslave

3.62
3028 votes
172
Tracy Chapman
Let It Rain

3.61
18 votes
173
Mudvayne
The End of All Things to Come

3.61
872 votes
174
Daughters
Daughters

3.59
29 votes
175
Fu Manchu
California Crossing

3.58
201 votes
176
Agoraphobic Nosebleed
Frozen Corpse Stuffed With Dope

3.58
117 votes
177
Planet X
MoonBabies

3.58
31 votes
178
Lordi
Get Heavy

3.58
112 votes
179
Mountain
Mystic Fire

3.57
21 votes
180
Joanna Newsom
Walnut Whales

3.57
15 votes
181
Murder by Death
Like the Exorcist, but More Breakdancing

3.57
107 votes
182
High on Fire
Surrounded By Thieves

3.56
156 votes
183
Feeder
Comfort In Sound

3.56
90 votes
184
Madrugada
Grit

3.53
15 votes
185
The Datsuns
The Datsuns

3.52
27 votes
186
Cathedral
The VIIth Coming

3.5
60 votes
187
Deerhoof
Reveille

3.5
40 votes
188
Beatsteaks
Living Targets

3.5
27 votes
189
Hermano
Only a Suggestion

3.47
32 votes
190
The Locust
The Locust & Melt Banana Split

3.47
16 votes
191
UFO
Sharks

3.46
28 votes
192
Ryan Adams
Demolition

3.46
62 votes
193
Into Eternity
Dead or Dreaming

3.45
107 votes
194
The Apex Theory
Topsy-Turvy

3.45
57 votes
195
My Morning Jacket
Chocolate and Ice

3.44
36 votes
196
Dave Matthews Band
Busted Stuff

3.44
146 votes
197
The Avett Brothers
Country Was...

3.43
14 votes
198
Stone Sour
Stone Sour

3.42
687 votes
199
Electric Wizard
Let Us Prey

3.41
310 votes
200
Matchbox Twenty
More Than You Think You Are

3.4
201 votes



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