Best Rock Albums of 2002


01
Thomas Dybdahl
...That Great October Sound

4.41
16 votes
02
Agalloch
The Mantle

4.38
2187 votes
03
Windir
Likferd

4.29
258 votes
04
Wilco
Yankee Hotel Foxtrot

4.25
1236 votes
05
Jean Leloup
La vallée des réputations

4.25
36 votes
06
Empyrium
Weiland

4.24
166 votes
07
Pain of Salvation
Remedy Lane

4.24
465 votes
08
Queens of the Stone Age
Songs for the Deaf

4.24
6802 votes
09
The Mountain Goats
All Hail West Texas

4.24
273 votes
10
Porcupine Tree
In Absentia

4.24
5706 votes
11
Ron Jarzombek
Solitarily Speaking of Theoretical Confinement

4.24
17 votes
12
In Gowan Ring
Hazel Steps Through A Weathered Home

4.23
26 votes
13
dredg
El Cielo

4.21
1564 votes
14
Wishbone Ash
Bona Fide

4.21
36 votes
15
16 Horsepower
Folklore

4.19
52 votes
16
Songs: Ohia
Didn't It Rain

4.18
38 votes
17
Andy Timmons
That Was Then, This Is Now

4.18
22 votes
18
Johnny Cash
American IV: The Man Comes Around

4.16
840 votes
19
Extremoduro
Yo, Minoría Absoluta

4.14
33 votes
20
Aimee Mann
Lost in Space

4.13
26 votes
21
Oxbow
An Evil Heat

4.13
82 votes
22
Spiritual Beggars
On Fire

4.12
86 votes
23
Bright Eyes
Lifted or the Story is in the Soil...

4.12
705 votes
24
The Flaming Lips
Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots

4.11
1416 votes
25
McLusky
McLusky Do Dallas

4.11
193 votes
26
Damien Rice
O

4.11
667 votes
27
Red Harvest
Sick Transit Gloria Mundi

4.1
29 votes
28
Joe Satriani
Strange Beautiful Music

4.1
208 votes
29
Thyrfing
Vansinnesvisor

4.09
38 votes
30
The Postman Syndrome
Terraforming

4.09
29 votes
31
Coheed and Cambria
The Second Stage Turbine Blade

4.08
2116 votes
32
The Paper Chase
Hide the Kitchen Knives

4.07
34 votes
33
Cog
Just Visiting - Part 2

4.07
21 votes
34
Cog
Just Visiting - Part 1

4.07
21 votes
35
Drive-by Truckers
Southern Rock Opera

4.07
114 votes
36
Echolyn
Mei

4.06
16 votes
37
Hot Snakes
Suicide Invoice

4.06
74 votes
38
Butch Walker
Left of Self-Centered

4.06
100 votes
39
Tenhi
Vare

4.05
134 votes
40
Okkervil River
Don't Fall In Love With Everyone You See

4.05
116 votes
41
Anyone
Anyone

4.05
20 votes
42
Number Girl
NUM-HEAVYMETALLIC

4.05
41 votes
43
Today Is the Day
Sadness Will Prevail

4.05
84 votes
44
Lemon Jelly
Lost Horizons

4.04
69 votes
45
90 Day Men
To Everybody

4.04
57 votes
46
Les Claypool And The Frog Brigade
Purple Onion

4.03
45 votes
47
Keelhaul
Keelhaul II

4.03
32 votes
48
Rage
Unity

4.03
34 votes
49
Wyrd
Huldrafolk

4.03
18 votes
50
Beck
Sea Change

4.03
824 votes
51
...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead
Source Tags & Codes

4.03
417 votes
52
Hella
Hold Your Horse Is

4.03
616 votes
53
Gackt
MOON

4.03
40 votes
54
Silverchair
Diorama

4.02
377 votes
55
The Mountain Goats
Tallahassee

4.02
264 votes
56
Dream Theater
Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence

4.02
1812 votes
57
The Gathering
Black Light District

4.01
34 votes
58
The Butterfly Effect
The Butterfly Effect

4.01
162 votes
59
35007
Liquid

4
150 votes
60
Sleater-Kinney
One Beat

4
116 votes
61
Lucero
Tennessee

4
34 votes
62
Asian Kung-Fu Generation
Houkai Amplifier

4
26 votes
63
Fatso Jetson
Cruel and Delicious

4
24 votes
64
The Cancer Conspiracy
The Audio Medium

4
20 votes
65
Minus the Bear
Highly Refined Pirates

3.99
886 votes
66
Tom Waits
Alice

3.99
304 votes
67
Ben Kweller
Sha Sha

3.99
57 votes
68
Neko Case
Blacklisted

3.99
68 votes
69
The Mountain Goats
Devil In the Shortwave

3.98
23 votes
70
Melvins
Hostile Ambient Takeover

3.97
137 votes
71
Karate
Some Boots

3.97
34 votes
72
The Devil Makes Three
The Devil Makes Three

3.97
16 votes
73
Perpetual Groove
Sweet Oblivious Antidote

3.96
28 votes
74
QueenAdreena
Drink Me

3.96
28 votes
75
Bongzilla
Gateway

3.96
96 votes
76
Oneida
Each One Teach One

3.96
13 votes
77
Biffy Clyro
Blackened Sky

3.96
292 votes
78
Nickel Creek
This Side

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

3.95
146 votes
80
Spock's Beard
Snow

3.95
78 votes
81
Flogging Molly
Drunken Lullabies

3.95
424 votes
82
Injected
Burn It Black

3.94
50 votes
83
Steve Von Till
If I Should Fall to the Field

3.94
94 votes
84
Muse
Dead Star/In Your World

3.94
39 votes
85
Peter Gabriel
Up

3.93
151 votes
86
Iron & Wine
The Creek Drank the Cradle

3.93
375 votes
87
Jerry Cantrell
Degradation Trip

3.92
122 votes
88
Camel
A Nod and a Wink

3.92
256 votes
89
Oceansize
Relapse

3.92
24 votes
90
Threshold
Critical Mass

3.91
47 votes
91
Chevelle
Wonder What's Next

3.91
1556 votes
92
Umphrey's McGee
Local Band Does O.K.

3.91
56 votes
93
George Harrison
Brainwashed

3.91
122 votes
94
Sinch
Sinch

3.9
59 votes
95
The Hellacopters
By the Grace of God

3.89
66 votes
96
Yakuza
Way of the Dead

3.89
33 votes
97
Opeth
Deliverance

3.89
2763 votes
98
Blindside
Silence

3.89
278 votes
99
Negura Bunget
'N Crugu Bradului

3.89
112 votes
100
Sonic Youth
Murray Street

3.88
392 votes
101
Oceansize
A Very Still Movement

3.87
23 votes
102
Mum
Finally We Are No One

3.86
147 votes
103
Brant Bjork
Brant Bjork & The Operators

3.86
33 votes
104
Ruins
Tzomborgha

3.85
34 votes
105
Sharks Keep Moving
Pause And Clause EP

3.85
27 votes
106
Paul Gilbert
Burning Organ

3.84
38 votes
107
Winds
Reflections of the I

3.84
22 votes
108
Avantasia
The Metal Opera Pt. II

3.83
332 votes
109
The 69 Eyes
Paris Kills

3.83
64 votes
110
Xavier Rudd
To Let

3.82
17 votes
111
Ghost Mice
Ghost Mice

3.82
14 votes
112
The Books
Thought For Food

3.82
106 votes
113
Tom Waits
Blood Money

3.82
263 votes
114
Ram-Zet
Escape

3.81
16 votes
115
The Decemberists
Castaways and Cutouts

3.81
381 votes
116
Bruce Springsteen
The Rising

3.81
738 votes
117
Woods of Ypres
Against the Seasons

3.81
47 votes
118
Pleymo
Episode 2: Medicine Cake

3.81
26 votes
119
Hundred Reasons
Ideas Above Our Station

3.81
85 votes
120
The Walkmen
Everyone Who Pretended To Like Me Is Gone

3.8
79 votes
121
Owen
No Good for No One Now

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

3.8
417 votes
123
Madder Mortem
Deadlands

3.8
20 votes
124
Vanden Plas
Beyond Daylight

3.79
35 votes
125
Magnum
Breath Of Life

3.79
14 votes
126
Arcana
Inner Pale Sun

3.78
16 votes
127
CKY
Infiltrate Destroy Rebuild

3.78
317 votes
128
Maserati
The Language Of Cities

3.78
40 votes
129
Primordial
Storm Before Calm

3.77
88 votes
130
Pele
Enemies

3.77
13 votes
131
toe
Songs, Ideas We Forgot

3.77
43 votes
132
Steve Earle
Jerusalem

3.77
30 votes
133
Dark Moor
The Gates of Oblivion

3.76
51 votes
134
Bonnie 'Prince' Billy
Master And Everyone

3.76
40 votes
135
Star One
Space Metal

3.76
52 votes
136
SuidAkrA
Emprise to Avalon

3.76
33 votes
137
This Bike Is A Pipe Bomb
Front Seat Solidarity

3.76
39 votes
138
Weedeater
Sixteen Tons

3.75
28 votes
139
Mountain
Mystic Fire

3.75
24 votes
140
Vintersorg
Visions From The Spiral Generator

3.75
55 votes
141
The Thirty Years War
Martyrs Among the Casualties

3.73
81 votes
142
The Black Keys
The Big Come Up

3.73
668 votes
143
Sam Roberts Band
The Inhuman Condition

3.73
15 votes
144
Bright Eyes
There Is No Beginning To The Story EP

3.73
65 votes
145
Beth Gibbons and Rustin Man
Out Of Season

3.73
48 votes
146
Project 86
Truthless Heroes

3.71
130 votes
147
Edan
Primitive Plus

3.71
24 votes
148
Falconer
Chapters From A Vale Forlorn

3.71
46 votes
149
Miyavi
Gagaku

3.71
17 votes
150
Bodyjar
Plastic Skies

3.71
17 votes
151
Alabama Thunderpussy
Staring At The Divine

3.71
17 votes
152
David Bowie
Heathen

3.7
351 votes
153
The Flower Kings
Unfold the Future

3.7
60 votes
154
Hanoi Rocks
Twelve Shots On The Rocks

3.7
15 votes
155
The Mars Volta
Tremulant

3.7
1176 votes
156
Red Hot Chili Peppers
By the Way

3.7
2571 votes
157
W.A.S.P.
Dying For the World

3.68
44 votes
158
Bathory
Nordland I

3.68
220 votes
159
Acid Mothers Temple
Univers Zen ou de zero a zero

3.68
34 votes
160
Off Minor
Problematic Courtship

3.68
97 votes
161
Freak Kitchen
Move

3.68
20 votes
162
Elvis Costello
When I Was Cruel

3.67
29 votes
163
Ra
From One

3.67
254 votes
164
Q and Not U
Different Damage

3.66
67 votes
165
Six Organs Of Admittance
Dark Noontide

3.66
50 votes
166
Cadacross
Corona Borealis

3.65
13 votes
167
Daughters
Daughters

3.65
33 votes
168
Kevin Devine
Circle Gets the Square

3.65
34 votes
169
Rwake
Hell Is A Door To The Sun

3.65
24 votes
170
The Tragically Hip
In Violet Light

3.64
56 votes
171
Robert Plant
Dreamland

3.64
54 votes
172
The Disco Biscuits
Senor Boombox

3.63
16 votes
173
MUCC
Homura Uta

3.63
16 votes
174
Trophy Scars
Darts to the Sea

3.62
153 votes
175
Mudvayne
The End of All Things to Come

3.62
949 votes
176
Cave In
Tides of Tomorrow

3.61
97 votes
177
Tracy Chapman
Let It Rain

3.61
18 votes
178
Audioslave
Audioslave

3.61
3284 votes
179
Zu
Igneo

3.61
14 votes
180
Gogol Bordello
Multi Kontra Culti Vs. Irony

3.6
56 votes
181
Lordi
Get Heavy

3.6
124 votes
182
Deerhoof
Reveille

3.59
92 votes
183
Feeder
Comfort In Sound

3.58
98 votes
184
Fu Manchu
California Crossing

3.58
152 votes
185
Rotting Christ
Genesis

3.58
95 votes
186
Joey Ramone
Don't Worry About Me

3.58
20 votes
187
Murder by Death
Like the Exorcist, but More Breakdancing

3.57
110 votes
188
Nashville Pussy
Say Something Nasty

3.57
14 votes
189
Joe Bonamassa
So, It's Like That

3.55
38 votes
190
High on Fire
Surrounded By Thieves

3.55
196 votes
191
Beatsteaks
Living Targets

3.53
29 votes
192
Madrugada
Grit

3.53
15 votes
193
Planet X
MoonBabies

3.53
32 votes
194
Joanna Newsom
Walnut Whales

3.53
18 votes
195
1200 Micrograms
1200 Mics

3.52
41 votes
196
Ryan Adams
Demolition

3.5
68 votes
197
Devendra Banhart
Oh Me Oh My ...

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

3.5
18 votes
199
The Atomic Bitchwax
Spit Blood

3.5
15 votes
200
Pax217
Engage

3.5
14 votes



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