2002 in music

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1 I Am... Ayumi Hamasaki 4th number 1 studio album
The Wreckard Prick -
8 I Am Sam: Music From and Inspired By the Motion Picture Various ArtistsSoundtrack
Jukebox Sparrows Shannon McNally -
Light of Day, Day of Darkness Green Carnation -
14 Neon Golden The Notwist -
15 Drive Alan Jackson -
Group Therapy Concrete Blonde -
Honour – Valour – Pride Bolt Thrower -
Nude on the Moon: The B-52's Anthology The B-52's Compilation
The Great Divide Willie Nelson -
Tenth Dimension Blaze -
18World Outside Socialburn -
21 Never Forget (Where You Come From) Bro'Sis -
22 7 U2 EP
Alkaline Trio / Hot Water Music Alkaline Trio/Hot Water Music Split EP
And All That Could Have Been Nine Inch Nails Live DVD
Bloodsport Sneaker Pimps -
Flight of the Behemoth Sunn O -
The Playa Rich Project 2 Various ArtistsCompilation
The Process of Belief Bad Religion -
Rock'n Roll Gangster Fieldy's Dreams -
Spiritual Minded KRS-One -
28 Come with Us The Chemical Brothers -
29 Blaque Out Blaque -
Classic Masters General Public Compilation
Denials Delusions and Decisions Jaguar Wright Debut
Elva Unwritten Law -
The Essential Barbra Streisand Barbra Streisand Compilation
Forever Cracker -
Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence Dream Theater -
? Two Rainy Nights Joe Jackson Live
1 O Damien Rice -
2 The Bled The Bled EP
4 Sons of Northern Darkness Immortal -
5 After Everything Now This The Church -
Frantic Bryan Ferry -
The Illusion of Safety Thrice -
J to tha L-O!: The Remixes Jennifer Lopez Remix album
Suicide by My Side Sinergy -
Ultimate Manilow Barry Manilow Compilation
6 HTP Hughes Turner Project -
12 Always Got Tonight Chris Isaak -
Apathy and Exhaustion The Lawrence Arms -
Barricades & Brickwalls Kasey Chambers US
Feedback Is Payback 1208 -
Give 'Em the Boot III Various ArtistsCompilation
On the Road Miss Kittin Compilation
14 One Deep Breath Bradley Joseph -
15Funnel Weaver Buckethead -
Music from the Major Motion Picture Crossroads Britney Spears Soundtrack
Remedy Lane Pain of Salvation -
18 Geogaddi Boards of Canada Europe
Another Late Night: Zero 7 Zero 7 -
19 All Hail West Texas The Mountain Goats -
As If to Nothing Craig Armstrong -
Beautysleep Tanya Donelly -
Best of the Blues Gary Moore Compilation
Capricornia Midnight Oil -
Don't Worry About Me Joey Ramone -
Goodbye Blue & White Less Than Jake Compilation
Hate Breeds Suffering Lock Up -
Is a Woman Lambchop -
Kissin Time Marianne Faithfull -
Mobilize Anti-Flag -
A Pair of Kings Riders in the Sky -
Sea of No Cares Great Big Sea Canada
The Stability EP Death Cab for Cutie EP
We Are the Only Friends We Have Piebald -
The Worst You Can Do Is Harm The Long Winters -
Knife Play Xiu Xiu Debut
22 Good to Go Jimmy Eat World EP
25 The Brotherhood Running Wild -
Catch 22 Hypocrisy -
Full Moon Brandy -
Songs Regina Spektor -
Under Rug Swept Alanis Morissette -
Walking with Thee Clinic -
26 Belly of the Sun Cassandra Wilson -
Burn It Black Injected -
The Changing of Times Underoath -
Come Away with Me Norah Jones Debut
Gore Obsessed Cannibal Corpse -
Immer Michael Mayer Mix Compilation
Lapalco Brendan Benson -
Live in a Dive Bracket Live
Lucky 7 The Reverend Horton Heat -
Memories Are My Only Witness Yuka Honda -
Moulin Rouge! Music from Baz Luhrmann's Film, Vol. 2 Various ArtistsSoundtrack
No Half Steppin' Sharissa -
Source Tags & Codes ...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead -
Superkala Course of Nature -
Watermelon, Chicken & Gritz Nappy Roots Debut
1Preface Jessica Harp -
Queen of the Damned Various ArtistsSoundtrack
3 Hate Made Me 8 Foot Sativa -
Jebediah Jebediah -
4 Hi-Fi Serious A (band) -
Words of Wisdom and Hope Teenage Fanclub -
5 1919 Eternal Black Label Society -
Against Me! Is Reinventing Axl Rose Against Me! -
Attak KMFDM -
BYO Split Series, Vol. 3 NOFX/Rancid Split LP
Didn't It Rain Songs: Ohia -
The Eleventh Hour Jars of Clay -
England, Half-English Billy Bragg and The Blokes-
Here Comes the Zoo Local H -
History Lessens Skyclad Compilation
IIcons Naughty By Nature -
The Second Stage Turbine Blade Coheed and Cambria -
Sha Sha Ben Kweller -
6 Burning Angel Arch Enemy EP
Encore Joe Hisaishi -
This Armor Chihiro Onitsuka -
12 B2K B2K -
Become You Indigo Girls -
Chapters From a Vale Forlorn Falconer -
Favorite Noise Reel Big Fish Compilation
Home from Home Millencolin -
In Search Of... N.E.R.D. -
Modulate Bob Mould -
Perseverance Hatebreed -
Resident Evil: Music from and Inspired by the Original Motion Picture Various ArtistsSoundtrack
This Is the Remix Destiny's Child Remix
VH1 Presents: The Corrs, Live in Dublin The Corrs Live
What It Is to Burn Finch -
13 Listen to My Heart BoA Japanese Debut
18 In Our Gun Gomez -
Spin Darren Hayes Solo Debut; Australia
19 Circle Gets the Square Kevin Devine -
Drunken Lullabies Flogging Molly -
Far Side of the World Jimmy Buffett -
Fused Together in Revolving Doors The Red Chord -
Hold Your Horse Is Hella -
Land (1975–2002) Patti Smith Compilation
Lust in Phaze Soul Coughing -
A Night at the Opera Blind Guardian -
No Pads, No Helmets...Just Balls Simple Plan -
Now That's What I Call Music! 9 (U.S. series)Various ArtistsCompilation
Pied Piper Donovan -
The Rest of Us Gas Huffer -
Rude Awakening Megadeth Live
Superstarved Gravity Kills -
The Trials and Tribulations of Russell Jones Ol' Dirty Bastard -
VH1 Behind the Music: The Daryl Hall and John Oates Collection Hall & Oates Compilation
World Outside My Window Glenn Lewis -
23 Or Golden Boy with Miss Kittin -
25 Man and Machine U.D.O. -
Natural Born Chaos Soilwork -
A New Day Has Come Celine Dion -
Nocturnal Activity Rae & Christian -
Now That's What I Call Music! 51 (U.K. series)Various ArtistsCompilation
Original Pirate Material The Streets Debut
The Remote Part Idlewild -
Rock in Rio Iron Maiden 2xCD; Live
Weight of the World Harem Scarem Japan; released in Canada Oct. '02
26 The Best of Both Worlds R. Kelly & Jay-Z -
Behind Silence and Solitude All That Remains -
Down II: A Bustle in Your Hedgerow Down -
Everyone Who Pretended to Like Me Is Gone The Walkmen -
Kona Town Pepper -
Mindy McCready Mindy McCready -
Special Edition Infamous Mobb -
Tell All Your Friends Taking Back Sunday -
Thrive Newsboys -
While You Weren't Looking Caitlin Cary Solo Debut
31 Diorama Silverchair -


1 Cry Simple Minds -
Handcream for a Generation Cornershop -
Mclusky Do Dallas Mclusky -
Millennium Monsterwork 2000 Fantômas and Melvins Live
Release Pet Shop Boys -
2 All of the Above J-Live -
Ashanti Ashanti -
Every Road Leads Back to You Juice Newton -
Rampton Teeth of Lions Rule the Divine -
Southern Hummingbird Tweet -
Topsy-Turvy The Apex Theory Band later changed name to Mt. Helium
Tremulant The Mars Volta EP
Turn It Up!: The Very Best of Busta Rhymes Compilation
4 Bitterness the Star 36 Crazyfists -
8 Can You Do Me Good? Del Amitri -
9 1000 Kisses Patty Griffin -
Are You Passionate? Neil Young & Booker T & the MGs -
Avoid One Thing Avoid One Thing -
Cabin Fever Rasputina -
Co-Balt Brute -
Good Health Pretty Girls Make Graves -
Gutterflower Goo Goo Dolls -
Hammered Motörhead -
How to Ruin Everything Face to Face -
Jinx Quarashi -
On Imperial Teen -
Mirror Mirror Twiztid EP
Plastic Fang The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion -
The Sham Mirrors Arcturus -
Silver Lining Bonnie Raitt -
Then Came the Night Tommy Shane Steiner -
14 Living Well Is the Best Revenge Midtown -
Mali Music Damon Albarn -
No. 1 BoA -
15 Hostile Ambient Takeover Melvins -
16 Assembly Theatre of Tragedy -
C'mon, C'mon Sheryl Crow -
Control Pedro the Lion -
Heart to Yours Michelle Williams Solo debut
Long Walk Home: Music from the Rabbit-Proof Fence Peter Gabriel Soundtrack
Personal Journals Sage Francis -
Screwed Up Click Representa Z-Ro -
Slick Shoes Slick Shoes -
17 WarCry WarCry Debut
22 Another Phase Maria Mena -
Love for the Streets Caesars -
23 About a Boy Badly Drawn Boy Soundtrack
Cee-Lo Green and His Perfect Imperfections Cee-Lo Green -
Homecoming Nazareth Live
I Am Not Homer Dan Castellaneta -
Long Way Home Dokken -
No Shoes, No Shirt, No Problems Kenny Chesney -
Only a Woman Like You Michael Bolton -
Opaline Dishwalla -
Osaka The Kickovers -
Power of the Dragonflame Rhapsody -
Purple World Big Moe -
Stereo Paul Westerberg -
Thug Misses Khia -
When I Was Cruel Elvis Costello -
Wood/Water The Promise Ring -
Yankee Hotel Foxtrot Wilco Nonesuch retail release
24 Highvision Supercar -
26 Guess Who's Back? 50 Cent Compilation
29 The Last Broadcast Doves -
Shadow Zone Axel Rudi Pell -
30 Be Not Nobody Vanessa Carlton Debut
Between the Buried and Me Between the Buried and Me Debut
Blazing Arrow Blackalicious -
Hood Rich Big Tymers -
Horizon The Rocking Horse Winner -
Living with the Past Jethro Tull Live
Music from and Inspired by Spider-Man Various ArtistsSoundtrack
Punk Rock Songs Bad Religion Compilation
Ready Ready Set Go Simon & Milo Compilation
Resonance Vol. 2 Anathema Compilation
Trey Anastasio Trey Anastasio -
2 The Beginning Stages of... The Polyphonic Spree US
6 40 Years The Dubliners -
Any Time Now O.A.R. Live
7 Alice Tom Waits -
All Night Long: An Introduction Rainbow Compilation
Atticus: ...Dragging the Lake Various ArtistsCompilation
Blood Money Tom Waits-
Bug Dave Davies -
Dark Days Coal Chamber -
Juslisen Musiq -
Live: The Loom's Desire Laura Nyro [24] -
Memoirs The 3rd and the Mortal -
MTV Unplugged No. 2.0 Lauryn Hill Live
My Ride's Here Warren Zevon -
New Beat The Exit -
PSI Pitchshifter -
9Story of the Year Big Blue Monkey -
14 18 Moby -
The Big Come Up The Black Keys -
Black Sun Primal Fear -
Boo Hoo Voltaire -
Come Home with Me Cam'ron -
Commencement Deadsy -
Down the Road Van Morrison -
Fantastic Damage El-P -
Maladroit Weezer -
On a Wire The Get Up Kids -
Vapor Trails Rush -
We Invented the Remix P. Diddy & Bad Boy Records Remix
20 Destination Ronan Keating -
Redemption's Son Joseph Arthur -
21 45 or 46 Songs That Weren't Good Enough to Go on Our Other Records NOFX Compilation
45 RPM: The Singles of The The The The Compilation
Alive or Just Breathing Killswitch Engage -
Amarillo Sky McBride & the Ride -
Bad Bad One Meredith Brooks -
Bona Fide Wishbone Ash -
Box Car Racer Box Car Racer Debut
Castaways and Cutouts The Decemberists -
Hollyweird Poison -
I Luciferi Danzig -
Killing the Dragon Dio -
Leaving Through the Window Something Corporate Major label debut
Legacy...Hymns and Faith Amy Grant -
Little Big Town Little Big Town -
Mended Marc Anthony -
Merchants of Cool Bad Company Live
Never a Dull Moment Tommy Lee -
Now Presents: Off The Hook Various ArtistsCompilation
Open Your Eyes Goldfinger -
Space Metal Star One -
Sharpen Your Teeth Ugly Casanova -
Ten Years and Running MxPx Compilation
Thalía Thalía -
Use Once and Destroy Superjoint Ritural -
26 Chronicle: Best of the Work Dr. Dre Compilation
27 Night on My Side Gemma Hayes -
A Ruff Guide Tricky Compilation
Thinking It Over Liberty X UK
28 The Eminem Show Eminem -
Freedom Andy Griggs -
Remission Mastodon Full-length Debut
Say Something Nasty Nashville Pussy -
Surrounded by Thieves High on Fire -
A Young Trophy Band in the Parlance of Our Times As Friends Rust EP
1Up All NightGore Gore Girls-
3 AnotherLateNight: Groove Armada Groove Armada Compilation
Dying in Stereo Northern State Debut
Live 1990 Hawkwind Live 1990
Storytelling Belle & Sebastian -
Thought for Food The Books Debut
Tr3s Lunas Mike Oldfield -
4 The Best of Buju Banton Buju Banton Compilation
The Best of INXS INXS Compilation
Electric Jack Ingram -
Cookie: The Anthropological Mixtape Meshell Ndegeocello -
Details Frou Frou EP
Dirty Vegas Dirty Vegas -
The Elusive Light and Sound, Vol. 1 Steve Vai -
Good Morning Aztlán Los Lobos -
Interpol Interpol EP
Let Go Avril Lavigne Debut
Life Goes On Donell Jones -
The Private Press DJ Shadow -
Situationist Comedy Dillinger Four -
Soundbombing III Various ArtistsCompilation
Suicide Notes and Butterfly Kisses Atreyu -
Under tha Influence DJ Quik -
Warriors of the World Manowar -
6 Live in Liverpool Echo & the Bunnymen Live
Sing Sing Death House The Distillers -
10 2G+2 The Fall Compilation
Plastic Skies Bodyjar -
11 Dying for the World W.A.S.P. -
Full Circle Boyz II Men -
God Loves Ugly Atmosphere -
Heathen David Bowie -
In Violet Light The Tragically Hip -
It's Not Too Late Neal Morse -
Live in the Classic City Widespread Panic Live
Maia Sharp Maia Sharp -
No! They Might Be Giants -
Pet Sounds Live Brian Wilson Live
Sticks and Stones New Found Glory -
Suicide Invoice Hot Snakes -
This Is The Life I Lead Daz Dillinger -
Time Bomb High School Reigning Sound -
The True Meaning Cormega -
Untouchables Korn -
18 As I Lay Dying/American Tragedy As I Lay Dying/American Tragedy Split Album
Masquerade Wyclef Jean -
Border Girl Paulina Rubio Debut-English Crossover Album
Bunkka Paul Oakenfold -
Degradation Trip Jerry Cantrell -
The Essentials Bananarama -
Gravity Our Lady Peace -
Hard Rock Bottom No Use for a Name -
Live at the Temple Bar and More Fishbone Live
lovehatetragedy Papa Roach -
The Madness of the Crowds Ace Troubleshooter -
Pop 'Til You Drop A*Teens -
Readymades Chumbawamba -
Universal Truths and Cycles Guided by Voices -
19 Deep River Hikaru Utada -
23 Born a Lion Danko Jones Debut
24 Century Child Nightwish -
Clubland – The Ride of Your Life Clubland Compilation
Drink Me Queenadreena -
Hunters and Prey Angra EP
Visions from the Spiral Generator Vintersorg -
25 3 Soulfly -
Born to Reign Will Smith -
God's Favorite N.O.R.E. -
Nellyville Nelly -
Cheer Up! Reel Big Fish -
Coup de Grace Orange Goblin -
Crucible Halford -
Get Ya Mind Correct Chamillionaire & Paul Wall -
Kings of Pop Home Grown -
Knock on the Sky SHeDAISY -
Live at Budokan Ozzy Osbourne Live
Murray Street Sonic Youth -
Play Play -
Punk-O-Rama Vol. 7 Various ArtistsCompilation
Soma Holiday Greenwheel -
Songs About Jane Maroon 5 -
Strange Beautiful Music Joe Satriani -
Today, Tomorrow, and Forever Elvis Presley -
Truthfully Speaking Truth Hurts -
The Used The Used Debut


1 2002 Warped Tour Compilation Various ArtistsCompilation
Heathen Chemistry Oasis -
Hullabaloo Soundtrack Muse Live
2 21 Singles The Jesus and Mary Chain Compilation
Charango Morcheeba -
Classics Selected by Brian Wilson The Beach Boys Compilation
From Illmatic to Stillmatic: The Remixes Nas EP
Irv Gotti Presents: The Inc. Murder Inc. Records Compilation
O, Yeah! Ultimate Aerosmith Hits Aerosmith Compilation
Shenanigans Green Day Compilation
Stash Cypress Hill EP
Steady as She Goes Voodoo Glow Skulls -
This Is the Remix Jessica Simpson Remix
The Ultimate Kansas Kansas Compilation
The Very Best of Chicago: Only the Beginning Chicago Compilation
Worship and Tribute Glassjaw -
3 Babylon Skindred Debut
8 Greatest Hits Space Compilation
9 At the River's Edge: Live in St. Louis Styx Live
Bacdafucup Part II Onyx -
Bag of Hits Fun Lovin' Criminals Compilation
By the Way Red Hot Chili Peppers -
A Gangster and a Gentleman Styles P -
Hard Candy Counting Crows -
A Jackknife to a Swan The Mighty Mighty Bosstones -
The Underdog EP Yellowcard EP
10 Parade of Chaos Zao -
16 Busted Stuff Dave Matthews Band -
Control Pedro the Lion -
Daybreaker Beth Orton -
Dreamland Robert Plant -
Headspace Pulse Ultra -
Highly Evolved The Vines -
I Miss My Friend Darryl Worley -
Live from New York City, 1967 Simon & Garfunkel Live 1967
Want It Buju Banton Compilation
Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots The Flaming Lips -
17 Welcome to Blue Island Enuff Z'nuff Japan
22Now That's What I Call Music! 52 (U.K. series)Various ArtistsCompilation
23 500 Degreez Lil Wayne -
Bermuda Triangle Buckethead -
Community Service The Crystal Method -
Completely Diamond Rio -
Deadringer RJD2 -
I Brought You My Bullets, You Brought Me Your Love My Chemical Romance Debut
Mack 10 Presents da Hood Da Hood-
Man with a Memory Joe Nichols -
Now That's What I Call Music! 10 (U.S. series)Various ArtistsCompilation
Revolverlution Public Enemy -
Sink or Swim The Waifs US
26 The Coral The Coral -
30 All I Have Amerie Debut
Alive! Snot Live
The Amalgamut Filter -
Back to Then Darius Rucker -
Brontosaurus Da Vinci's Notebook -
Concrete Fear Factory -
Faces & Names Dave Pirner -
Fashionably Late Linda Thompson -
Happenstance Fozzy -
In a Word: Yes (1969 – ) Yes Box Set
Learning from Falling Lamya -
Reanimation Linkin Park -
The Rising Bruce Springsteen -
Songs for Survivors Graham Nash -
To Serve Man Cattle Decapitation -
2 The Inhuman Condition Sam Roberts EP
Inside Wants Out John Mayer EP' Re-release
3 Fue Por Ti Ericson Alexander Molano -
5 Evil Heat Primal Scream -
Surf Roddy Frame UK
6 Attack of the Attacking Things Jean Grae Debut
Drunk Enough to Dance Bowling for Soup -
The Fix Scarface -
Heaven DJ Sammy -
King Biscuit Flower Hour Presents Ringo & His New All-Starr Band Ringo Starr Live
Miss Fortune Allison Moorer -
No Secrets No Secrets -
Nothing Meshuggah -
Thug Holiday Trick Daddy -
Turbo The Pietasters -
Unleashed Toby Keith -
Whip It On The Raveonettes Debut EP
Wishfire The Crüxshadows -
8 The Charles C. Leary Devendra Banhart -
10 Consider This Aaron Pritchett -
11 Melody A.M. Röyksopp -
12 Cool Summer Reggae Aswad -
13 All the Time in the World Jump5 -
American Cheese Nerf Herder -
At Sixes and Sevens Sirenia -
Cherry Marmalade Kay Hanley -
Gusto! Guttermouth -
Lifted or The Story Is in the Soil, Keep Your Ear to the Ground Bright Eyes -
Living Targets Beatsteaks -
The Magnificent DJ Jazzy Jeff -
The Mantle Agalloch -
Minority of One Dag Nasty -
October Road James Taylor -
Rebirth Keith Sweat -
This Side Nickel Creek -
Trinity (Past, Present and Future) Slum Village -
Vanity Eighteen Visions -
Welcome to Discovery Park Brad -
Wiretap Scars Sparta -
X Def Leppard -
15 We Will Be Dead Tomorrow Raging Speedhorn -
16 Foretold in the Language of Dreams Natacha Atlas & Marc Eagleton Project -
FZ:OZ Frank Zappa Live 1976
19 Hometime Alison Moyet UK
Turn on the Bright Lights Interpol -
20 Animal House Angie Martinez -
Black Letter Days Frank Black and the Catholics -
Blacklisted Neko Case -
Damage Done Dark Tranquillity -
Detox Treble Charger -
Devil's Workshop Frank Black and the Catholics-
Disclaimer Seether -
Easy Kelly Willis -
Eternal Youth Future Bible Heroes -
Hijas del Tomate Las Ketchup -
If It Was You Tegan and Sara -
In Their Darkened Shrines Nile -
Kill the Moonlight Spoon -
Kidz Bop 2 Kidz Bop Kids -
Live The Black Crowes 2xCD; Live
Lord Willin' Clipse -
My Fever Broke Rasputina EP
One Beat Sleater-Kinney -
Past Lives Black Sabbath Live Compilation
Silence Blindside -
Since We've Become Translucent Mudhoney -
Something Worth Leaving Behind Lee Ann Womack -
Tropical Storm Beenie Man -
Waking the Dead L.A. Guns -
26 Angels with Dirty Faces Sugababes -
Expanding Senses Darkane Europe
A Rush of Blood to the Head Coldplay -
27 30 Seconds to Mars Thirty Seconds to Mars -
Again, for the First Time Bleach -
Corporate America Boston -
Daylight Duncan Sheik -
Diamond Princess Trina -
Eve-Olution Eve -
Gotta Get Thru This Daniel Bedingfield -
Home The Chicks -
Into Your Head BBMak -
Irony Is a Dead Scene The Dillinger Escape Plan with Mike Patton EP
Johnny Cash at Madison Square Garden Johnny Cash Live
Just Tryin' Ta Live Devin the Dude -
Lost in Space Aimee Mann -
Mind Elevation Nightmares on Wax -
The Mix Tape KRS-One Compilation
Monsters, Inc. Scream Factory Favorites Riders in the Sky -
My Town Montgomery Gentry -
No Stranger to Shame Uncle Kracker -
The N.W.A Legacy, Vol. 2 N.W.A Compilation
Outrospective / Reperspective Faithless -
Saturate Breaking Benjamin Debut
Snow Spock's Beard -
Songs for the Deaf Queens of the Stone Age -
Stone Sour Stone Sour -
Undaground Legend Lil' Flip Debut
30 Meant to Be Selwyn -
2Beginner's Luck Cowboy Troy -
Critical Mass Threshold -
Mastered by Guy at The Exchange Max Tundra [25]
The Music The Music UK
3 Another Earthquake Aaron Carter -
BYO Split Series, Vol. 4 Anti-Flag/The Bouncing Souls Split Album
Reroute to Remain In Flames -
Sadness Will Prevail Today Is the Day -
Sharks UFO -
5The Heat of Balkan Gypsy Soul Ferus Mustafov [26]
9 Feels So Good Atomic Kitten -
Intergalactic Sonic 7″s Ash Compilation
10 4NYC Jordan Rudess -
Golden Grain Disturbing tha Peace -
Greatest Hits Run-D.M.C. Compilation
Cross Canadian Ragweed Cross Canadian Ragweed Debut
Illumination Paul Weller -
Live for Today Boysetsfire -
Live on St. Patrick's Day From Boston, MA Dropkick Murphys Live
Paradise Kenny G -
Roger Miret and the Disasters Roger Miret and the Disasters -
Scars Gary Moore -
Sleepless Peter Wolf -
So Much Shouting, So Much Laughter Ani DiFranco Live
Still Alive... And Well? Megadeth Compilation
Warts and All: Volume 2 Moe Live
17 The Art of Balance Shadows Fall -
Believe Disturbed -
Dial-A-Song: 20 Years of They Might Be Giants They Might Be Giants Compilation
Heavy Traffic Status Quo -
Internet Dating Superstuds The Vandals -
Kutless Kutless -
Light & Magic Ladytron -
Oceanic Isis -
OK Go OK Go Debut
Quizas Enrique Iglesias -
Rainy Day Assembly Tess Wiley -
The Richest Man in Babylon Thievery Corporation -
Stanley Climbfall Lifehouse -
Theory of a Deadman Theory of a Deadman Debut
Whole Numbers Play the Basics Casino Versus Japan [27]
18 By the Grace of God The Hellacopters -
2320 Years of DischordVarious Artists Dischord Records Box Set
Another Late Night: Tommy Guerrero Tommy Guerrero Compilation
When the Roses Bloom Again Laura Cantrell -
24 Almost an Island Wolfstone -
Craveman Ted Nugent -
The Creek Drank the Cradle Iron & Wine -
Demolition Ryan Adams Demos
Head on Straight Tonic -
The Headphone Masterpiece Cody Chesnutt -
A Hundred Days Off Underworld -
In Absentia Porcupine Tree -
Infiltrate•Destroy•Rebuild CKY -
The Instigator Rhett Miller -
Jerusalem Steve Earle -
The Lion and the Witch Weezer EP
The Lost Tapes Nas Compilation
The Naked Ride Home Jackson Browne -
Newsboys Remixed Newsboys Remix
Purple Onion Colonel Les Claypool's Fearless Flying Frog Brigade -
Redemption Benzino -
Sea Change Beck -
Side Hustles UGK -
Strong Enough Travis Tritt -
Under a Pale Grey Sky Sepultura Live
Up Peter Gabriel -
Voyage to India India.Arie -
30 Busted Busted -
Forty Licks The Rolling Stones Compilation
Life on Other Planets Supergrass -
Live in Midgård Therion Live
A New Morning Suede -
The Outer Marker Just Jack -
The Ragpicker's Dream Mark Knopfler -


1 Before the Backstreet Boys 1989–1993 Nick Carter Compilation
The Complete Singles Collection 1994-2000 The Unseen Compilation
Cruel Smile Elvis Costello and the Imposters -
Downthesun Downthesun -
The Execution of All Things Rilo Kiley -
Floetic Floetry -
Live in Paris Diana Krall Live
Man Vs. Machine Xzibit -
To Live and Die in CA Daz Dillinger -
To Understand: The Early Recordings of Matthew Sweet Matthew Sweet Compilation
Tuxicity Richard Cheese and Lounge Against the Machine -
Twisted Angel LeAnn Rimes -
The Young and the Hopeless Good Charlotte -
2 Consumed by Your Poison Despised Icon -
7Entering the Spectra Karmakanic -
8 Alienating Our Audience Mindless Self Indulgence Live
The Bad, the Worse, and the Out of Print The Bouncing Souls Compilation
BareNaked Jennifer Love Hewitt -
Ben Folds Live Ben Folds Live
Bounce Bon Jovi -
Caution Hot Water Music -
Clone Leo Kottke & Mike Gordon -
Comalies Lacuna Coil -
Cruelty Without Beauty Soft Cell -
Device, Voice, Drum Kansas Live
Early Years Tiger Army EP
El Cielo dredg -
Electric Tears Buckethead -
1st Class Large Professor -
Fuck the System The Exploited -
Golden Road Keith Urban -
Happy With What You Have to Be Happy With King Crimson EP
It Won't Be Christmas Without You Brooks & Dunn Christmas
Jingle All the Way Crash Test Dummies Christmas
Kings of Crunk Lil Jon & the Eastside Boyz -
The Last DJ Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers -
Lost Horizons Lemon Jelly -
Make Up the Breakdown Hot Hot Heat Debut
Mis Boleros Favoritos Luis Miguel Compilation
Not 4 Sale Sammy Hagar and The Waboritas -
Pictures John Michael Montgomery -
Power in Numbers Jurassic 5 -
Rise Above: 24 Black Flag Songs to Benefit the West Memphis Three Rollins Band Covers album
Rollin' Stoned Kottonmouth Kings -
Sean-Nós Nua Sinéad O'Connor Traditional Irish songs
Statues Moloko -
This Is Who I Am Heather Headley Debut
Wonder What's Next Chevelle -
Velocity of Sound The Apples in Stereo -
11 Being Out Rocks Various ArtistsCompilation
I to Sky JJ72 -
14 Footprints Holly Valance -
Hate The Delgados -
Out from Out Where Amon Tobin -
Up the Bracket The Libertines -
15 10 LL Cool J -
Attack!! Yngwie J. Malmsteen -
Cry Faith Hill Hill's third consecutive album to reach no. 1
Heavy Metal Thunder Saxon -
Let It Rain Tracy Chapman -
Paullelujah! MC Paul Barman -
Perfecting Loneliness Jets to Brazil -
Santa Claus Lane Hilary Duff Christmas; Debut
Red Hot + Riot: The Music and Spirit of Fela Kuti Various Artists Red Hot Benefit Series
Waiting for My Rocket to Come Jason Mraz -
Welcome Taproot -
You Forgot It in People Broken Social Scene -
20 Slanted and Enchanted: Luxe & Reduxe Pavement Compilation
21 All Eyez on Me Monica -
Comfort In Sound Feeder -
Human Conditions Richard Ashcroft -
The Kiss of Morning Graham Coxon -
Our House: the Original Songs Madness Compilation
Unity Rage -
22 Best of Bowie David Bowie Compilation
Christmas Is Almost Here Carly Simon Christmas
Dancing Down the Stony Road Chris Rea -
The Essential Leonard Cohen Leonard Cohen Compilation
Garfield Adam Green -
A Girl Can Mack 3LW -
Is This Thing Loaded? Northstar -
It Had to Be You: the Great American Songbook Rod Stewart Covers
Kidz Bop Christmas Kidz Bop Kids -
Live From Camp X-Ray Rocket from the Crypt -
Neva Surrenda Outlawz -
New Earth Mud Chris Robinson -
One by One Foo Fighters -
Order of the Leech Napalm Death -
Save Rock 'n' Roll The Flaming Sideburns -
Shaman Santana -
Some Things Lasgo -
Spend the Night The Donnas -
Symptom of the Universe: The Original Black Sabbath 1970-1978 Black Sabbath Compilation
Transplants Transplants -
Wishes: A Holiday Album Kenny G Holiday
Zos Kia Cultus (Here and Beyond) Behemoth -
25 Present Killing Heidi -
28 ( ) Sigur Rós -
Crimson Thunder HammerFall -
Enjoy the Moment Randy Napoleon
Forever Delayed Manic Street Preachers Compilation
A New Day at Midnight David Gray
Now or Never Nick Carter -
Oh Me Oh My Devendra Banhart -
Scarlet's Walk Tori Amos -
Simply Deep Kelly Rowland -
Unholy Cult Immolation
29 Da Capo Ace of Base -
Divine Discontent Sixpence None the Richer -
Liza's Back Liza Minnelli Live
Lucky Day Shaggy -
Melt Rascal Flatts -
The Metal Opera Part II Avantasia -
8 Mile: Music from and Inspired by the Motion Picture Eminem Soundtrack
Nirvana Nirvana Compilation
Pistols at Dawn Consumed -
Santa Hooked Me Up B2K Christmas
Stripped Christina Aguilera -
Thug World Order Bone Thugs-N-Harmony -
30 Shawn Desman Shawn Desman Debut
31 Alexisonfire Alexisonfire Debut
Something Good Is Going to Happen to You Baboon -
Season's Greetings from moe. Moe Christmas
2 Live at Folsom Field, Boulder, Colorado Dave Matthews Band Live
A Wonderful World Tony Bennett and k.d. lang -
4 The Ballad Hits Roxette Compilation
Eddie's Archive Iron Maiden Box Set
Family Tree Björk Box Set
Greatest Hits BjörkCompilation
The Guest Phantom Planet -
À la vie, à la mort ! Johnny Hallyday Double album
One Love Blue -
Submers Loscil [28]
Yanqui U.X.O. Godspeed You! Black Emperor -
5 American IV: The Man Comes Around Johnny Cash -
Anthology Carly Simon Compilation
The Best of 1990-2000 U2 Compilation +2 new tracks
Corridos de Muerte Asesino -
Edward the Great Iron Maiden Compilation
Grandes Éxitos Shakira Compilation
Have You Fed the Fish? Badly Drawn Boy -
Justified Justin Timberlake Debut
Live Alison Krauss Live
Live at the Rams Head Little Feat Live
Machine Yeah Yeah Yeahs EP
The Morning After Deborah Cox -
The Odyssey Symphony X -
One More Car, One More Rider Eric Clapton Live
Punishment in Capitals Napalm Death Live
Red Letter Days The Wallflowers -
Stars – The Best of 1992–2002 The Cranberries Compilation
Still Ghetto Jaheim -
Tallahassee The Mountain Goats -
Trapt Trapt -
We Are Science Dot Allison -
The Wraith: Shangri-La Insane Clown Posse -
11 Back in the U.S. Paul McCartney 2xCD + DVD; Live
Felt: A Tribute to Christina Ricci Felt -
Unbreakable – The Greatest Hits Vol. 1 Westlife Compilation
12 3D TLC -
Away from the Sun 3 Doors Down -
Back Into Your System Saliva -
The Best of Siouxsie & the Banshees Siouxsie and the Banshees Compilation
The Blueprint 2: The Gift & The Curse Jay-Z -
A Christmas Gift of Love Barry Manilow Christmas album
Darkhorse Crazy Town -
Deliverance Opeth -
Dutty Rock Sean Paul -
Greatest Hits 1970-2002 Elton John Compilation
Loose Screw The Pretenders -
Loyalty Fat Joe -
Monsters in the Closet Swollen Members Compilation
Resurrection Through Carnage Bloodbath -
Riot Act Pearl Jam -
So Happily Unsatisfied Nine Days -
Symbol of Life Paradise Lost -
Testify Phil Collins -
Tribute to the Gods Iced Earth Covers album
Under Construction Missy Elliott -
14 Folk the World Tour Flight of the Conchords Live, debut
18 Brainwashed George Harrison -
Escapology Robbie Williams -
Fatal Hussein Fatal -
Greatest Hits Lighthouse Family Compilation
Live Running Wild Live
More Than a Woman Toni Braxton -
Nordland I Bathory -
Now That's What I Call Music! 53 (U.K. series)Various ArtistsCompilation
Organik Remixes Robert Miles Remix
Up! Shania Twain Sold in Country, Pop and World versions; 11× Platinum
19 Audioslave Audioslave Debut
Chicago: Music from the Miramax Motion Picture Various ArtistsSoundtrack
The End of All Things to Come Mudvayne -
Gone Wanderin' Jackie Greene -
Greatest Hits Geto Boys -
Last Temptation Ja Rule -
Mic Club: The Curriculum Canibus -
More Than You Think You Are Matchbox Twenty -
Now That's What I Call Music! 11 (U.S. series)Various ArtistsCompilation
Quality Talib Kweli Debut
Runaway Train Oleander EP
Safe Kittie EP
Slicker Than Your Average Craig David -
Travelogue Joni Mitchell -
Uncontrollable Fatulence Various ArtistsCompilation
Wait for Me Susan Tedeschi -
23 Naughty or Nice 3LW -
25 The Last Dance Steps Compilation
Seeing Double S Club -
This Is Me... Then Jennifer Lopez -
26 Better Dayz 2Pac -
Birdman Birdman -
The Bootleg Series Vol. 5: Bob Dylan Live 1975, The Rolling Thunder Revue Bob Dylan Live 1975
Burned Alive By Time Evergreen Terrace -
Degradation Trip Volumes 1 & 2 Jerry Cantrell -
Does This Look Infected? Sum 41 -
Dru World Order Dru Hill -
Duets Barbra Streisand Compilation
Emotional K-Ci and JoJo -
Encore Lionel Richie Live
Good Timin': Live at Knebworth England 1980 The Beach Boys Live 1980
Greatest Hits Will Smith Compilation
I & I Survived Bad Brains -
It Ain't Safe No More Busta Rhymes -
Lil' Beethoven Sparks -
Paid tha Cost to Be da Bo$$ Snoop Dogg -
Phrenology The Roots -
Red 13 Journey EP
Shut Up Kelly Osbourne -
Steal This Album! System of a Down -
Tim McGraw and the Dancehall Doctors Tim McGraw -
27Step into My Heart immi -
29 Skylarkin' Mic Christopher -
Synchronized Sheavy -
Twelve Shots on the Rocks Hanoi Rocks -
1 El Sello De Los Tiempos WarCry -
2 Dive In Darius Debut
Goodnight Sun Mike Farris -
3 Charmbracelet Mariah Carey -
6 Breaking Up Gray Skies Zayra Alvarez -
Lost as OneWhispering Gallery-
Taking the Lead Elias Viljanen -
9Cold Black Piece of Flesh Sacrificium -
Makowiecki Band Tomasz Makowiecki -
10 200 km/h in the Wrong Lane t.A.T.u. -
Electric Circus Common -
Feast on Scraps Alanis Morissette Live DVD
I Care 4 U Aaliyah Compilation
Just Whitney Whitney Houston -
Legend of the Liquid Sword GZA -
Naughty or Nice 3LW Christmas
Pandemonium! B2K -
Round Room Phish -
11CARPE DIEM Yellow Generation -
Radio Caroline Vol.1 Miss Kittin Compilation
Sugar High Chihiro Onitsuka -
13 God's Son Nas -
Glam-rök Fireflight -
Teraz wiem Szymon Wydra -
16 Chloë Chloë Agnew Debut
Pop*Porn Libido -
17 Camden Underworld, London – 16 November 2001 As Friends Rust / Strike Anywhere Live video
Don't Stop Movin' S Club -
Game Time Lil' Romeo -
MTV Unplugged 2.0 Dashboard Confessional Live
20 Gecko Stroll Will Pan -
24 The Genesis Yngwie Malmsteen -
What If It All Means Something Chantal Kreviazuk Canada
31 Revenge Is My Name Iron Mask -

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