Best Albums of 2002

Listed below are the best albums of 2002 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 46,000 greatest album charts.

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2002 year summaryThe best artists of 2002 were Wilco, Interpol, Coldplay, The Flaming Lips, Queens Of The Stone Age, Broken Social Scene, Beck, Sigur Rós, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Porcupine Tree.
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26,303
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7,342
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6,341
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5,413
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4,808
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Best Albums of 2002 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 17 2%
Tom Waits 2 0%
The Mountain Goats 2 0%
Nine Inch Nails 2 0%
Muse 2 0%
Phish 2 0%
King Crimson 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 470 47%
United Kingdom 186 19%
Canada 42 4%
Mixed Nationality 41 4%
Germany 37 4%
Sweden 23 2%
France 21 2%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 932 93%
Yes 70 7%
Live? Albums %
No 975 97%
Yes 27 3%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 993 99%
Yes 9 1%
Best Ever Albums
1. OK Computer by Radiohead
2. The Dark Side Of The Moon by Pink Floyd
3. Abbey Road by The Beatles
4. Revolver by The Beatles
5. Kid A by Radiohead
6. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band by The Beatles
7. In Rainbows by Radiohead
8. Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd
9. The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars by David Bowie
10. The Velvet Underground & Nico by The Velvet Underground & Nico
11. Untitled (Led Zeppelin IV) by Led Zeppelin
12. Funeral by Arcade Fire
13. Pet Sounds by The Beach Boys
14. The Beatles (The White Album) by The Beatles
15. In The Aeroplane Over The Sea by Neutral Milk Hotel
16. Nevermind by Nirvana
17. Doolittle by Pixies
18. London Calling by The Clash
19. The Queen Is Dead by The Smiths
20. The Bends by Radiohead
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