The world can stop holding its collective breath, here is the official andrewhealan.com Top 50 albums of the year. First, a discalimer — obviously the most brilliant album of 2002 was the Violent Femmes re-issue of Violent Femmes. But in fairness to the other LPs that came out this year, I have removed it from consideration. So, here we go:
(50) New Found Glory Sticks And Stones, (49) Andrew W.K. I Get Wet, (48) Black Label Society 1919 Eternal, (47) Christina Aguilera Stripped, (46) Blackalicious Blazing Arrow, (45) Counting Crows Hard Candy, (44) Pearl Jam Riot Act, (43) Red Hot Chili Peppers By The Way, (42) Jucifer I Name You Destroyer, (41) South From Here On In, (40) Unwritten Law Elva, (39) Jurassic 5 Power In Numbers, (38) The Donnas Spend The Night, (37) Riddlin’ Kids Hurry Up And Wait, (36) Clinic Walking With Thee, (35) The Hives Veni Vidi Vicious, (34) TRUSTcompany The Lonely Position Of Neutral, (33) Earshot Letting Go, (32) Pink M!ssundaztood, (31) Foo Fighters One By One, (30) Kenny Chesney No Shoes, No Shirt, No Problem, (29) Phantom Planet The Guest, (28) Badly Drawn Boy Have You Fed The Fish?, (27) Gordon Gano Hitting The Ground, (26) Jerry Cantrell Degradation Trip, (25) Various Artist Rise Above, (24) Thursday Full Collapse, (23) Dashboard Confessional The Places You Have Come To Fear The Most, (22) Dream Theater Six Degrees Of InnerTurbulence, (21) Paul Oakenfold Bunkka, (20) David Bowie Heathen, (19) Local H Here Comes The Zoo, (18) …And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of The Dead Source Tags & Codes, (17) Elvis Costello When I Was Cruel, (16) The Vines Highly Evolved, (15) Johnny Cash American Recording IV: The Man Comes Around, (14) Queens Of The Stone Age Songs For The Deaf, (13) Rhett Miller The Instigator, (12) Weezer Maladroit, (11) Bowling For Soup Drunk Enough To Dance, (10) Audioslave Audioslave, (9) Coldplay A Rush Of Blood To The Head, (8) Drive By Truckers Southern Rock Opera, (7) Willie Nelson Stars & Guitars, (6) Norah Jones Come Away With Me, (5) Ryan Adams Demolition, (4) Sparta Wiretap Scars, (3) The Flaming Lips Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots, (2) Beck Sea Change, AND (1) Wilco Yankee Hotel Foxtrot. Now, go buy any of these you don’t have.
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