Best Albums of 2002

Listed below are the best albums of 2002 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 47,000 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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2002
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23,917
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16,935
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14,873
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13,982
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12,321
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6,922
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5,804
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5,149
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4,412
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3,742
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Best Albums of 2002 composition

Country Albums %


United States 463 46%
United Kingdom 189 19%
Germany 40 4%
Mixed Nationality 39 4%
Canada 39 4%
Japan 23 2%
Sweden 23 2%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 931 93%
Yes 69 7%
Live? Albums %
No 966 97%
Yes 34 3%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 985 99%
Yes 15 2%
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