Explore
 Lists  Reviews  Images  Update feed
Categories
MoviesTV ShowsMusicBooksGamesDVDs/Blu-RayPeopleArt & DesignPlacesWeb TV & PodcastsToys & CollectiblesComic Book SeriesBeautyAnimals   View more categories »
Listal logo
Avatar
Added by the giraffe on 20 Aug 2011 06:25
909 Views 4 Comments
4
vote

Best albums of 2002

Sort by: Showing 32 items
Rating: List Type:
For my other Best albums lists for this decade, please visit my Best albums of the 00s list. All videos chosen for quality of sound, rather than visuals.
People who added this item 47 Average listal rating (25 ratings) 8.3 IMDB Rating 0
Source Tags & Codes - And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dead
I'd already been a fan of Trail of Dead for a few years when this came out & increased their fanbase. Every song on here is perfect, the flow is perfect, & I've listened to this album more times than I can count.
Favorite song: "Source Tags and Codes"


the giraffe's rating:
People who added this item 263 Average listal rating (183 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 0
Songs For The Deaf - Queens of the Stone Age
The album that finally got me into QOTSA. I love it as much for the songs on display as for its commentary on the radio that links the songs together.
Favorite song: "Song for the Dead"
the giraffe's rating:
People who added this item 16 Average listal rating (8 ratings) 8.5 IMDB Rating 0
Mclusky Do Dallas - Mclusky
One of the most underrated, under-appreciated bands ever.
Favorite song: "gareth brown says"
the giraffe's rating:
People who added this item 9 Average listal rating (5 ratings) 9.2 IMDB Rating 0
Lovesick Broke & Driftin' - Hank Williams III
Infinitely better than his debut, which failed to properly capture his sound. It's still a little too polished perhaps, but every song sounds great anyway & there's a lot of honest emotion poured into each one.
Favorite song: "Trashville"
the giraffe's rating:
People who added this item 3 Average listal rating (3 ratings) 8.7 IMDB Rating 0
Hide the Kitchen Knives - the pAper chAse
My absolute favorite of the pAper chAse's albums.
Favorite song: "so, how goes the good fight"


the giraffe's rating:
People who added this item 31 Average listal rating (19 ratings) 8.3 IMDB Rating 0
El Cielo - Dredg
Favorite song: "Same Ol' Road"
the giraffe's rating:
People who added this item 10 Average listal rating (4 ratings) 9.5 IMDB Rating 0
A to B: Life - Mewithoutyou
mewithoutYou was touring behind this album the first time I saw them. While it's not as perfect as their next album, it's still a rewarding listen every time I sit down with it and better than a lot of debut albums.
Favorite song: "Silencer"
the giraffe's rating:
People who added this item 7 Average listal rating (3 ratings) 8.3 IMDB Rating 0
Amore Del Tropico - Black Heart Procession
The Black Heart Procession actually let some light into their sound, and it improves it.
Favorite song: "Did You Wonder"
the giraffe's rating:
People who added this item 28 Average listal rating (19 ratings) 8.5 IMDB Rating 0
Songs - Regina Spektor
Favorite song: "Consequence of Sound"
the giraffe's rating:
People who added this item 11 Average listal rating (3 ratings) 9 IMDB Rating 0
Tides of Tomorrow - Cave in
Favorite song: "Tides of Tomorrow"
the giraffe's rating:
A Sage Francis "mix-tape" I picked up (on CD) the first time I saw him perform live. It's a collection of unreleased songs he had done over the years, many of which are Amazing. Despite it not being a proper album, there's a good flow to it & I went through a phase where it was all I wanted to listen to for days on end. (Looks like the entire album is available on Youtube, if you're interested.)
Favorite song: Ummm...crap, don't make me choose! Eh, here, I'll go with "Embarrassed" (featuring Eyedea (R.I.P.) and Slug)...
the giraffe's rating:
This 2 CD live album earns its spot here more for the bonus disc Still than the primary disc. While I think the live recording is among the best for NIN, I have bootlegs I prefer over it...it's a worthy document & worth checking out. But the Still disc, later released separately, is far more intimate with the stripped-down versions of some older songs mixed with more mellow unreleased songs. Had it been released alone in the first place, it'd top my list for this year. Ah well...
Favorite song: "the becoming"
the giraffe's rating:
People who added this item 314 Average listal rating (199 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 0
Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots - The Flaming Lips
Favorite song: "Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots, Pt. 1" (so irresistible)
the giraffe's rating:
People who added this item 346 Average listal rating (212 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 0
One by One - Foo Fighters
2002 was a banner year for Dave Grohl, between his drumming on the QOTSA album and his work on this one, which remains my favorite of the Foos' albums.
Favorite song: "Tired of You"
the giraffe's rating:
People who added this item 1 Average listal rating (1 ratings) 9 IMDB Rating 0
Bad Idea - Lolo (Lo Demanche)
A brilliant debut album that's tragically obscure, and the artist Lolo never recorded a follow-up. She was clearly influenced by the likes of Massive Attack and Portishead, but still has her own unique voice. I found this album after she guested on a Pigface song on their Easy Listening... album (also released in 2002), and bought it & still listen to it even now.
Favorite song: "Luna"
the giraffe's rating:
Recorded to raise money for the appeals of the West Memphis 3, who were finally released from prison this year. Henry Rollins gathered as many of his favorite vocalists as he could to participate on recording covers of Black Flag songs, and the results are mostly great.
Favorite song: "Six Pack" which is the sixth song below
the giraffe's rating:
People who added this item 12 Average listal rating (8 ratings) 8.5 IMDB Rating 0
Personal Journals - Sage Francis
Favorite song: "Hopeless"
the giraffe's rating:
People who added this item 21 Average listal rating (13 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 0
Reinventing Axl Rose - Against Me
A little too rough in some places, but Against Me!'s passion outweighs the weaker production.
Favorite song: "Walking Is Still Honest"
the giraffe's rating:
People who added this item 10 Average listal rating (5 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 0
Favorite song: "Mr. Moonlight"
the giraffe's rating:
People who added this item 1 Average listal rating (1 ratings) 9 IMDB Rating 0
The Day Of The Ray - Deathray Davies
Favorite song: "Pulling Teeth" which I couldn't find a video for. So here's another track from the album called "I'm from the Future"...


the giraffe's rating:
People who added this item 41 Average listal rating (27 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 0
Favorite song: "Solve et Coagula" (just listen to those drums!)
the giraffe's rating:
People who added this item 7 Average listal rating (4 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 0
Topsy-Turvy - The Apex Theory
I was in the minority on liking this band apparently. Most of the times I saw them perform live the crowd tried to boo them off the stage, which is sad because they put on a great show every time. Fortunately they always took it in stride & kept playing anyway.
Favorite song: "Apossibly"
the giraffe's rating:
People who added this item 16 Average listal rating (8 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 0
Zerospace - Kidneythieves
Favorite song: "Crazy" (I'm a sucker for a good cover.)
the giraffe's rating:
Add items to section

Runners-up


10 of these albums got me into the bands that released them. Prior to 2002 I wasn't a fan of QOTSA or Foo Fighters, so clearly Dave Grohl set out to win my admiration that year (playing drums for Tenacious D the year before probably helped too).

Also I notice that only 2 of these came from Dallas/Fort Worth area bands, only one of which I'd continue to be excited about throughout the decade (the pAper chAse, who you'll find are a mainstay in these lists).

Added to

8 votes
Best albums of the 00s lists v.2.0 (10 lists)
list by the giraffe
Published 10 years, 4 months ago 2 comments



Related lists

It Came From The Cathode-Ray-Tube
43 item list by Hexenkult
16 votes 3 comments
2,002 Albums to Listen to Before Death...
2003 item list by ToonHead2102
57 votes 7 comments
British Comedy: Smack the Pony
10 item list by Holy Godiva
9 votes 1 comment
Grammy Awards 2017
68 item list by IsabellaSilentRose
12 votes 1 comment
Grammy Awards 2016
94 item list by IsabellaSilentRose
13 votes 1 comment
Music...Work of..2pac,Tupac,Makaveli Discog Filmog
52 item list by Dj Levels
13 votes
[POLL LIST] Best Albums of 2017
54 item list by ToonHead2102
2 votes 3 comments
[POLL LIST] Best Albums of 2016
34 item list by ToonHead2102
3 votes 2 comments
Grammy Awards 2015
72 item list by IsabellaSilentRose
12 votes 2 comments
Albums Listened to in 2016
85 item list by Aldenvdk
8 votes 1 comment

View more top voted lists

People who voted for this also voted for


More lists from the giraffe