Top Albums of 2002





Rank All Time Rank Artist Album Genres
1
75
Wilco Yankee Hotel Foxtrot Alternative Rock
2
248
The Streets Original Pirate Material UK Garage, UK Hip Hop
3
250
Interpol Turn On the Bright Lights Post-Punk Revival
4
254
The Flaming Lips Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots Neo-Psychedelia, Psychedelic Pop
5
255
Queens of the Stone Age Songs for the Deaf Alternative Rock, Stoner Rock
6
305
The Libertines Up the Bracket Garage Rock Revival, Indie Rock
7
333
Coldplay A Rush of Blood to the Head Pop Rock
8
352
Beck Sea Change Folk Rock, Singer/Songwriter
9
471
Broken Social Scene You Forgot It in People Indie Rock
10
524
Sigur Rós ( ) Post-Rock
11
666
Boards of Canada Geogaddi IDM
12
698
The Notwist Neon Golden Indietronica
13
721
Spoon Kill the Moonlight Indie Rock
14
912
Damien Rice O Contemporary Folk, Singer/Songwriter
15
956
Johnny Cash American IV: The Man Comes Around Americana
16
1037
...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead Source Tags & Codes Indie Rock, Post-Hardcore
17
1211
Bruce Springsteen The Rising Heartland Rock, Pop Rock, Singer/Songwriter
18
1265
Norah Jones Come Away with Me Jazz Pop, Vocal Jazz
19
1294
The Roots Phrenology Experimental Hip Hop
20
1313
Bright Eyes Lifted or the Story Is in the Soil, Keep Your Ear to the Ground Indie Folk
21
1378
Sonic Youth Murray Street Indie Rock, Noise Rock
22
1476
William Basinski The Disintegration Loops Ambient, Minimalism, Tape Music
23
1480
Sleater-Kinney One Beat Indie Rock
24
1485
Missy Elliott Under Construction Pop Rap
25
1545
Solomon Burke Don't Give Up On Me Southern Soul
26
1633
Eminem The Eminem Show Hip Hop
27
1724
DJ Shadow The Private Press Experimental Hip Hop, Instrumental Hip Hop, Plunderphonics
28
1761
Doves The Last Broadcast Britpop, Dream Pop
29
1777
The Coral The Coral Indie Rock
30
1792
Neko Case Blacklisted Alt-Country, Alternative Singer/Songwriter
31
1830
2 Many DJs As Heard on Radio Soulwax Pt. 2 House, Mashup
32
1850
Salif Keita Moffou Mande Music
33
2091
Red Hot Chili Peppers By the Way Alternative Rock, Pop Rock
34
2117
McLusky McLusky Do Dallas Noise Rock, Post-Hardcore
35
2133
The Books Thought for Food Experimental, Folktronica
36
2280
Akufen My Way Microhouse, Tech House
37
2310
Iron & Wine The Creek Drank the Cradle Contemporary Folk, Lo-Fi Indie, Singer/Songwriter
38
2360
Múm Finally We Are No One Indietronica
39
2405
Justin Timberlake Justified Contemporary R&B, Pop
40
2522
Metro Area Metro Area Electro-Disco, Nu-Disco
41
2538
El-P Fantastic Damage Abstract Hip Hop, Experimental Hip Hop
42
2566
Blackalicious Blazing Arrow Conscious Hip Hop
43
2665
Tom Waits Alice Singer/Songwriter
44
2702
Steve Earle Jerusalem Alt-Country, Americana, Country Rock, Singer/Songwriter
45
2779
Beth Gibbons and Rustin Man Out of Season Contemporary Folk
46
2819
The Vines Highly Evolved Garage Punk
47
2839
Lambchop Is a Woman Alt-Country, Chamber Pop
48
2890
Scarface The Fix Gangsta Rap
49
2962
Clipse Lord Willin' Gangsta Rap
50
2975
Orchestra Baobab Specialist in All Styles Afro-Cuban Jazz

Albums "bubbling under" the all-time top 3000:
Rilo Kiley The Execution of All Things Indie Pop, Indie Rock
Tom Waits Blood Money Experimental Rock, Singer/Songwriter
Tocotronic Tocotronic Indie Rock
Black Dice Beaches and Canyons Experimental Rock, Neo-Psychedelia
David Bowie Heathen Alternative Rock, Art Rock
The Mountain Goats Tallahassee Folk Rock, Indie Folk, Singer/Songwriter
Dixie Chicks Home Bluegrass, Contemporary Country
Nosoträsh Popemas Twee Pop
Max Tundra Mastered by Guy at the Exchange Glitch Pop, Indietronica
Low Trust Slowcore
RJD2 Deadringer Instrumental Hip Hop
Jurassic 5 Power in Numbers Hip Hop
Ms. Dynamite A Little Deeper Contemporary R&B, Neo-Soul, UK Hip Hop
Chucho Los Diarios de Petróleo Indie Pop
The Decemberists Castaways & Cutouts Folk Rock, Indie Pop
Hot Hot Heat Make Up the Breakdown Indie Rock
Foo Fighters One by One Post-Grunge
Spinvis Spinvis Indie Pop, Indietronica, Singer/Songwriter
Common Electric Circus Conscious Hip Hop, Experimental Hip Hop
Badly Drawn Boy About a Boy Film Soundtrack, Indie Pop, Singer/Songwriter
Supergrass Life on Other Planets Britpop, Power Pop
Sean Paul Dutty Rock Dancehall, Pop Reggae
Godspeed You! Black Emperor Yanqui U.X.O. Post-Rock
Idlewild The Remote Part Indie Rock
Youssou N'Dour Nothing's in Vain (Coono du réér) Mbalax
Badly Drawn Boy Have You Fed the Fish? Indie Pop
Elvis Costello When I Was Cruel Pop Rock
Aimee Mann Lost in Space Pop Rock, Singer/Songwriter
The Delgados Hate Indie Rock
Radio 4 Gotham! Dance-Punk, Indie Rock
The Polyphonic Spree The Beginning Stages of... Chamber Pop, Neo-Psychedelia
Paul Westerberg Stereo / Mono Singer/Songwriter
Clinic Walking with Thee Indie Rock
Lemon Jelly Lost Horizons Downtempo
Cornershop Handcream for a Generation Indie Rock
Cee-Lo Cee-Lo Green and His Perfect Imperfections Hip Hop
Nelly Nellyville Pop Rap
Junior Senior D-D-Don't Don't Stop the Beat Alternative Dance