Top Albums of 2002





Rank All Time Rank Artist Album Genres
1
75
Wilco Yankee Hotel Foxtrot Alternative Rock
2
237
The Streets Original Pirate Material UK Garage, UK Hip Hop
3
243
Interpol Turn On the Bright Lights Post-Punk Revival
4
249
Queens of the Stone Age Songs for the Deaf Alternative Rock, Stoner Rock
5
251
The Flaming Lips Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots Neo-Psychedelia, Psychedelic Pop
6
297
The Libertines Up the Bracket Garage Rock Revival, Indie Rock
7
326
Coldplay A Rush of Blood to the Head Pop Rock
8
344
Beck Sea Change Folk Rock, Singer/Songwriter
9
456
Broken Social Scene You Forgot It in People Indie Rock
10
516
Sigur Rós ( ) Post-Rock
11
658
Boards of Canada Geogaddi IDM
12
685
The Notwist Neon Golden Indietronica
13
704
Spoon Kill the Moonlight Indie Rock
14
881
Damien Rice O Contemporary Folk, Singer/Songwriter
15
945
Johnny Cash American IV: The Man Comes Around Americana
16
1008
...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead Source Tags & Codes Indie Rock, Post-Hardcore
17
1180
Bruce Springsteen The Rising Heartland Rock, Pop Rock, Singer/Songwriter
18
1227
Norah Jones Come Away with Me Jazz Pop, Vocal Jazz
19
1243
The Roots Phrenology Experimental Hip Hop
20
1266
Bright Eyes Lifted or the Story Is in the Soil, Keep Your Ear to the Ground Indie Folk
21
1326
Sonic Youth Murray Street Indie Rock, Noise Rock
22
1420
Sleater-Kinney One Beat Indie Rock
23
1426
Missy Elliott Under Construction Pop Rap
24
1433
William Basinski The Disintegration Loops Ambient, Minimalism, Tape Music
25
1504
Solomon Burke Don't Give Up On Me Southern Soul
26
1585
Eminem The Eminem Show Hip Hop
27
1679
DJ Shadow The Private Press Experimental Hip Hop, Instrumental Hip Hop, Plunderphonics
28
1716
Doves The Last Broadcast Britpop, Dream Pop
29
1731
The Coral The Coral Indie Rock
30
1735
Neko Case Blacklisted Alt-Country, Alternative Singer/Songwriter
31
1775
2 Many DJs As Heard on Radio Soulwax Pt. 2 House, Mashup
32
1800
Salif Keita Moffou Mande Music
33
1979
Red Hot Chili Peppers By the Way Alternative Rock, Pop Rock
34
2058
McLusky McLusky Do Dallas Noise Rock, Post-Hardcore
35
2061
The Books Thought for Food Experimental, Folktronica
36
2208
Akufen My Way Microhouse, Tech House
37
2223
Iron & Wine The Creek Drank the Cradle Contemporary Folk, Lo-Fi Indie, Singer/Songwriter
38
2284
Múm Finally We Are No One Indietronica
39
2345
Justin Timberlake Justified Contemporary R&B, Pop
40
2451
El-P Fantastic Damage Abstract Hip Hop, Experimental Hip Hop
41
2464
Metro Area Metro Area Electro-Disco, Nu-Disco
42
2489
Blackalicious Blazing Arrow Conscious Hip Hop
43
2591
Tom Waits Alice Singer/Songwriter
44
2594
Steve Earle Jerusalem Alt-Country, Americana, Country Rock, Singer/Songwriter
45
2686
Beth Gibbons and Rustin Man Out of Season Contemporary Folk
46
2720
Lambchop Is a Woman Alt-Country, Chamber Pop
47
2759
The Vines Highly Evolved Garage Punk
48
2805
Scarface The Fix Gangsta Rap
49
2865
Clipse Lord Willin' Gangsta Rap
50
2916
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
The Decemberists Castaways & Cutouts Folk Rock, Indie Pop
Chucho Los Diarios de Petróleo 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
Sean Paul Dutty Rock Dancehall, Pop Reggae
Supergrass Life on Other Planets Britpop, Power Pop
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
The Delgados Hate Indie Rock
Aimee Mann Lost in Space Pop Rock, Singer/Songwriter
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