Best Rock Albums of 2002


01
Thomas Dybdahl
...That Great October Sound

4.43
15 votes
02
Wishbone Ash
Bona Fide

4.4
30 votes
03
Agalloch
The Mantle

4.37
1957 votes
04
Windir
Likferd

4.31
221 votes
05
Empyrium
Weiland

4.27
152 votes
06
Wilco
Yankee Hotel Foxtrot

4.24
1143 votes
07
Porcupine Tree
In Absentia

4.24
5318 votes
08
Queens of the Stone Age
Songs for the Deaf

4.23
6342 votes
09
Ron Jarzombek
Solitarily Speaking of Theoretical Confinement

4.22
16 votes
10
dredg
El Cielo

4.21
1513 votes
11
The Mountain Goats
All Hail West Texas

4.21
234 votes
12
Jean Leloup
La vallée des réputations

4.21
36 votes
13
16 Horsepower
Folklore

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

4.19
35 votes
15
Spiritual Beggars
On Fire

4.16
70 votes
16
Johnny Cash
American IV: The Man Comes Around

4.14
390 votes
17
Oxbow
An Evil Heat

4.14
64 votes
18
Thyrfing
Vansinnesvisor

4.13
32 votes
19
The Postman Syndrome
Terraforming

4.13
28 votes
20
Extremoduro
Yo, Minoría Absoluta

4.13
24 votes
21
Aimee Mann
Lost in Space

4.12
25 votes
22
Bright Eyes
Lifted or the Story is in the Soil...

4.12
677 votes
23
Keelhaul
Keelhaul II

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

4.11
1307 votes
25
Joe Satriani
Strange Beautiful Music

4.11
198 votes
26
Number Girl
NUM-HEAVYMETALLIC

4.11
33 votes
27
The Paper Chase
Hide the Kitchen Knives

4.11
33 votes
28
90 Day Men
To Everybody

4.1
54 votes
29
Coheed and Cambria
The Second Stage Turbine Blade

4.08
2031 votes
30
McLusky
McLusky Do Dallas

4.08
165 votes
31
Tenhi
Vare

4.08
116 votes
32
Gackt
MOON

4.08
40 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
Today Is the Day
Sadness Will Prevail

4.07
67 votes
37
ASIAN KUNG-FU GENERATION
Houkai Amplifier

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

4.06
109 votes
39
Echolyn
Mei

4.06
16 votes
40
Butch Walker
Left of Self-Centered

4.06
50 votes
41
Anyone
Anyone

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

4.06
18 votes
43
Hot Snakes
Suicide Invoice

4.05
65 votes
44
Drive-by Truckers
Southern Rock Opera

4.05
100 votes
45
Jerry Cantrell
Degradation Trip Volumes 1 & 2

4.05
97 votes
46
The Butterfly Effect
The Butterfly Effect

4.04
80 votes
47
Lemon Jelly
Lost Horizons

4.04
66 votes
48
Muse
Dead Star/In Your World

4.04
28 votes
49
Hella
Hold Your Horse Is

4.03
550 votes
50
Beck
Sea Change

4.03
763 votes
51
The Mountain Goats
Tallahassee

4.03
236 votes
52
Dream Theater
Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence

4.02
1689 votes
53
Neko Case
Blacklisted

4.02
60 votes
54
...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead
Source Tags & Codes

4.02
391 votes
55
35007
Liquid

4.01
135 votes
56
Silverchair
Diorama

4.01
357 votes
57
Minus the Bear
Highly Refined Pirates

4
851 votes
58
Sleater-Kinney
One Beat

4
98 votes
59
Lucero
Tennessee

4
29 votes
60
QueenAdreena
Drink Me

4
26 votes
61
Fatso Jetson
Cruel and Delicious

4
24 votes
62
The Cancer Conspiracy
The Audio Medium

4
20 votes
63
Wyrd
Huldrafolk

4
16 votes
64
Tom Waits
Alice

3.99
263 votes
65
Melvins
Hostile Ambient Takeover

3.98
123 votes
66
Sage Francis
Personal Journals

3.98
172 votes
67
Rage
Unity

3.98
28 votes
68
The Mountain Goats
Devil In the Shortwave

3.98
23 votes
69
Steve Von Till
If I Should Fall to the Field

3.97
39 votes
70
Negura Bunget
'N Crugu Bradului

3.97
95 votes
71
Pulse Ultra
Headspace

3.97
59 votes
72
Biffy Clyro
Blackened Sky

3.96
271 votes
73
Ruins
Tzomborgha

3.96
14 votes
74
Ben Kweller
Sha Sha

3.96
55 votes
75
Bongzilla
Gateway

3.96
86 votes
76
Injected
Burn It Black

3.96
46 votes
77
Spock's Beard
Snow

3.95
73 votes
78
The Gathering
Black Light District

3.95
31 votes
79
Nickel Creek
This Side

3.95
41 votes
80
Flogging Molly
Drunken Lullabies

3.95
411 votes
81
Camel
A Nod and a Wink

3.94
218 votes
82
Green Carnation
Light of Day, Day of Darkness

3.94
132 votes
83
Umphrey's McGee
Local Band Does O.K.

3.94
48 votes
84
Boris
Heavy Rocks

3.94
271 votes
85
Iron & Wine
The Creek Drank the Cradle

3.93
356 votes
86
Peter Gabriel
Up

3.93
134 votes
87
Perpetual Groove
Sweet Oblivious Antidote

3.92
13 votes
88
George Harrison
Brainwashed

3.92
108 votes
89
Oceansize
Relapse

3.91
23 votes
90
Jerry Cantrell
Degradation Trip

3.91
114 votes
91
Sinch
Sinch

3.91
114 votes
92
The 69 Eyes
Paris Kills

3.91
56 votes
93
Local H
Here Comes the Zoo

3.91
33 votes
94
Swing Kids
Discography

3.91
76 votes
95
Yakuza
Way of the Dead

3.91
32 votes
96
Oceansize
A Very Still Movement

3.9
21 votes
97
Chevelle
Wonder What's Next

3.9
1452 votes
98
Threshold
Critical Mass

3.9
44 votes
99
Hellacopters
By the Grace of God

3.9
58 votes
100
Mountain
Mystic Fire

3.89
27 votes
101
Sonic Youth
Murray Street

3.89
346 votes
102
Opeth
Deliverance

3.89
2591 votes
103
Blindside
Silence

3.89
270 votes
104
Madder Mortem
Deadlands

3.88
17 votes
105
Mum
Finally We Are No One

3.88
128 votes
106
Paul Gilbert
Burning Organ

3.88
16 votes
107
Sparks
Lil' Beethoven

3.87
19 votes
108
The Devil Makes Three
The Devil Makes Three

3.87
15 votes
109
Brant Bjork
Brant Bjork & The Operators

3.86
33 votes
110
Ram-Zet
Escape

3.86
14 votes
111
Pleymo
Episode 2: Medicine Cake

3.85
24 votes
112
Sharks Keep Moving
Pause And Clause EP

3.85
26 votes
113
Ghost Mice
Ghost Mice

3.85
13 votes
114
The Walkmen
Everyone Who Pretended To Like Me Is Gone

3.84
79 votes
115
Bruce Springsteen
The Rising

3.83
458 votes
116
Hundred Reasons
Ideas Above Our Station

3.83
80 votes
117
Xavier Rudd
To Let

3.82
17 votes
118
Avantasia
The Metal Opera Pt. II

3.82
141 votes
119
Tom Waits
Blood Money

3.82
229 votes
120
Doves
The Last Broadcast

3.81
102 votes
121
Woods of Ypres
Against the Seasons

3.81
45 votes
122
The Books
Thought For Food

3.81
98 votes
123
This Bike Is A Pipe Bomb
Front Seat Solidarity

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

3.79
392 votes
125
The Thirty Years War
Martyrs Among the Casualties

3.79
80 votes
126
Owen
No Good for No One Now

3.78
83 votes
127
toe
Songs, Ideas We Forgot

3.78
36 votes
128
Steve Earle
Jerusalem

3.77
15 votes
129
Angra
Hunters and Prey

3.76
36 votes
130
CKY
Infiltrate Destroy Rebuild

3.76
298 votes
131
Vintersorg
Visions From The Spiral Generator

3.76
50 votes
132
Elvis Costello
When I Was Cruel

3.76
27 votes
133
Vanden Plas
Beyond Daylight

3.76
31 votes
134
Primordial
Storm Before Calm

3.75
75 votes
135
Arcana
Inner Pale Sun

3.75
14 votes
136
The Black Keys
The Big Come Up

3.75
314 votes
137
Bonnie 'Prince' Billy
Master And Everyone

3.74
37 votes
138
Maserati
The Language Of Cities

3.74
34 votes
139
Bodyjar
Plastic Skies

3.74
17 votes
140
Sam Roberts Band
The Inhuman Condition

3.73
15 votes
141
Bright Eyes
There Is No Beginning To The Story EP

3.73
65 votes
142
Edan
Primitive Plus

3.72
23 votes
143
Falconer
Chapters From A Vale Forlorn

3.72
44 votes
144
Star One
Space Metal

3.71
49 votes
145
Project 86
Truthless Heroes

3.71
128 votes
146
Weedeater
Sixteen Tons

3.71
24 votes
147
Miyavi
Gagaku

3.71
17 votes
148
Q and Not U
Different Damage

3.7
61 votes
149
Rwake
Hell Is A Door To The Sun

3.7
22 votes
150
Red Hot Chili Peppers
By the Way

3.7
2394 votes
151
The Mars Volta
Tremulant

3.7
1154 votes
152
SuidAkrA
Emprise to Avalon

3.69
29 votes
153
David Bowie
Heathen

3.69
272 votes
154
Bathory
Nordland I

3.69
192 votes
155
Kevin Devine
Circle Gets the Square

3.69
32 votes
156
Alabama Thunderpussy
Staring At The Divine

3.68
17 votes
157
Off Minor
Problematic Courtship

3.67
92 votes
158
Six Organs Of Admittance
Dark Noontide

3.67
46 votes
159
Beth Gibbons and Rustin Man
Out Of Season

3.66
40 votes
160
Ra
From One

3.66
218 votes
161
Hanoi Rocks
Twelve Shots On The Rocks

3.65
13 votes
162
Daughters
Daughters

3.65
30 votes
163
Gogol Bordello
Multi Kontra Culti Vs. Irony

3.65
51 votes
164
Acid Mothers Temple
Univers Zen ou de zero a zero

3.65
34 votes
165
W.A.S.P.
Dying For the World

3.65
41 votes
166
Grand Magus
Grand Magus

3.64
22 votes
167
The Tragically Hip
In Violet Light

3.63
52 votes
168
The Flower Kings
Unfold the Future

3.63
52 votes
169
Cave In
Tides of Tomorrow

3.63
94 votes
170
Freak Kitchen
Move

3.63
38 votes
171
Trophy Scars
Darts to the Sea

3.62
148 votes
172
Mudvayne
The End of All Things to Come

3.62
901 votes
173
Audioslave
Audioslave

3.61
3104 votes
174
Tracy Chapman
Let It Rain

3.61
18 votes
175
Fu Manchu
California Crossing

3.61
222 votes
176
Zu
Igneo

3.61
14 votes
177
Lordi
Get Heavy

3.61
114 votes
178
Robert Plant
Dreamland

3.6
45 votes
179
The Atomic Bitchwax
Spit Blood

3.6
15 votes
180
Joe Bonamassa
So, It's Like That

3.58
36 votes
181
Feeder
Comfort In Sound

3.57
93 votes
182
Joanna Newsom
Walnut Whales

3.56
16 votes
183
Murder by Death
Like the Exorcist, but More Breakdancing

3.56
107 votes
184
Devendra Banhart
Oh Me Oh My ...

3.55
28 votes
185
High on Fire
Surrounded By Thieves

3.55
175 votes
186
The Datsuns
The Datsuns

3.55
30 votes
187
Agoraphobic Nosebleed
Frozen Corpse Stuffed With Dope

3.54
126 votes
188
Madrugada
Grit

3.53
15 votes
189
The Microphones
Little Bird Flies Into a Big Cloud

3.53
18 votes
190
Planet X
MoonBabies

3.52
32 votes
191
Deerhoof
Reveille

3.51
42 votes
192
UFO
Sharks

3.5
32 votes
193
Prurient
The History of AIDS

3.5
27 votes
194
Pax 217
Engage

3.5
14 votes
195
Brand New Sin
Brand New Sin

3.5
14 votes
196
Ryan Adams
Demolition

3.48
61 votes
197
Beatsteaks
Living Targets

3.48
28 votes
198
Cathedral
The VIIth Coming

3.45
33 votes
199
My Morning Jacket
Chocolate and Ice

3.44
36 votes
200
Dave Matthews Band
Busted Stuff

3.44
298 votes



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