You know how you're at a party and a hot song plays and you just wanna dance to the beat? Or maybe a sad alternative song comes on and you feel you have to cry but are too manly to cry? Maybe the most annoying song hits the stereo and everyone's singing along and you have to go to the other room just to try and ignore them? Hell, maybe a song comes on that's not right for parties but it's so good that you want to listen to it but everyone's talking too loud and you're trying to listen to it but you can't and you tell everyone to SHUT UP YOU JUST WANT TO LET THE SONG FINISH and it's done and you feel like an idiot? Yeah, that's 2002 in a nutshell. Here's my picks for top 40 albums of that year.