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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26,326
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7,353
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6,347
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5,421
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4,812
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Best Albums of 2002 composition

Country Albums %


United States 468 47%
United Kingdom 186 19%
Canada 43 4%
Mixed Nationality 41 4%
Germany 37 4%
Sweden 23 2%
France 21 2%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 930 93%
Yes 70 7%
Live? Albums %
No 973 97%
Yes 27 3%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 991 99%
Yes 9 1%
Best Albums of the 1950s
1. Kind Of Blue by Miles Davis
2. Mingus Ah Um by Charles Mingus
3. Time Out by The Dave Brubeck Quartet
4. Blue Train by John Coltrane
5. Elvis Presley by Elvis Presley
6. In The Wee Small Hours by Frank Sinatra
7. The Shape Of Jazz To Come by Ornette Coleman
8. Here's Little Richard by Little Richard
9. Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers by Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers
10. Lady In Satin by Billie Holiday
11. Songs For Swingin' Lovers! by Frank Sinatra
12. Brilliant Corners by Thelonious Monk
13. Chuck Berry Is On Top by Chuck Berry
14. Saxophone Colossus by Sonny Rollins
15. Somethin' Else by Cannonball Adderley
16. Moanin' In The Moonlight by Howlin' Wolf
17. Birth Of The Cool by Miles Davis
18. The "Chirping" Crickets by The Crickets
19. Buddy Holly by Buddy Holly
20. Chet Baker Sings by Chet Baker
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