2002 in music

2002 in music

This is a list of notable events in music that took place in the year 2002.

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Contents

  • Events 1
    • January–February 1.1
    • March–April 1.2
    • May–June 1.3
    • July–August 1.4
    • September–October 1.5
    • November–December 1.6
    • Also in 2002 1.7
  • Bands formed 2
  • Bands disbanded 3
  • Bands reformed 4
  • Albums released 5
    • January – March 5.1
    • April – June 5.2
    • July – September 5.3
    • October – December 5.4
    • Release date unknown 5.5
  • Top hits 6
  • Top 10 selling albums of the year in the US 7
  • Classical music 8
  • Opera 9
  • Musical theater 10
  • Musical films 11
  • Deaths 12
  • Awards 13
    • ARIA Music Awards 13.1
    • Grammy Awards 13.2
    • Eurovision Song Contest 13.3
    • Mercury Music Prize 13.4
    • Glenn Gould Prize 13.5
  • Charts 14
    • Triple J Hottest 100 14.1
  • See also 15
  • References 16

Events

January–February

March–April

May–June

July–August

September–October

November–December

Also in 2002

Bands formed

Bands disbanded

Bands reformed

Albums released

January – March

Date Album Artist Notes
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1 I Am... (Ayumi Hamasaki album) Ayumi Hamasaki 4th number 1 studio album
8 I Am Sam: Music From and Inspired By the Motion Picture Various Artists Soundtrack
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
Tenth Dimension Blaze -
21 Never Forget (Where You Come From) Bro'Sis -
22 Alkaline Trio/Hot Water Music Split CD 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, Vol. 2 Various Artists Compilation
The Process of Belief Bad Religion -
Rock'n Roll Gangster Fieldy's Dreams -
7 U2 EP
Spiritual Minded KRS-One -
Your Majesty The Anniversary -
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 -
Just Tryin' Ta Live Devin the Dude -
Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence Dream Theater -
? The Great Divide Willie Nelson -
Two Rainy Nights Joe Jackson (live) -
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1 Music from the Major Motion Picture Crossroads Britney Spears Soundtrack
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
The Second Stage Turbine Blade Coheed and Cambria -
Suicide by My Side Sinergy -
Ultimate Manilow Barry Manilow Compilation
6 HTP Hughes Turner Project -
11 Remedy Lane Pain of Salvation -
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 Artists Compilation
On the Road Miss Kittin Compilation
14 One Deep Breath Bradley Joseph -
15 Funnel Weaver Buckethead -
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 -
1919 Eternal Black Label Society -
A Pair of Kings Riders in the Sky -
Sea of No Cares Great Big Sea Canada
The Stability E.P. Death Cab for Cutie EP
We Are the Only Friends We Have Piebald -
The Worst You Can Do Is Harm The Long Winters -
22 Good to Go Jimmy Eat World EP
25 The Brotherhood Running Wild -
Catch 22 Hypocrisy -
Full Moon Brandy -
Songs Regina Spektor -
Walking with Thee Clinic -
26 Belly of the Sun Cassandra Wilson -
Burn It Black Injected -
The Changing of Times Underøath -
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 Artists Soundtrack
Source Tags & Codes ...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead -
Under Rug Swept Alanis Morissette -
Watermelon, Chicken & Gritz Nappy Roots Debut
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1 Queen of the Damned: Music from the Motion Picture Various Artists Soundtrack
3 Hate Made Me 8 Foot Sativa -
Jebediah Jebediah -
4 Words of Wisdom and Hope Teenage Fanclub -
5 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 -
1919 Eternal Black Label Society -
Sha Sha version 2 Ben Kweller -
6 Burning Angel Arch Enemy EP
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 Artists Soundtrack
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 album) BoA Japanese Debut
15 The Best of Both Worlds R. Kelly & Jay-Z -
18 In Our Gun Gomez -
Spin Darren Hayes Solo Debut; Australia
19 Drunken Lullabies Flogging Molly -
Far Side of the World Jimmy Buffett -
Hold Your Horse Is Hella -
Land (1975–2002) Patti Smith Compilation
Lust in Phaze Soul Coughing -
A Night at the Opera Blind Guardian -
Now That's What I Call Music! 9 (U.S. series) Various Artists Compilation
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 Artists Compilation
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 Down II: A Bustle in Your Hedgerow Down -
Everyone Who Pretended to Like Me Is Gone The Walkmen -
Kona Town Pepper -
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 -

April – June

Date Album Artist Notes
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1 Cry Simple Minds -
Handcream for a Generation Cornershop -
Mclusky Do Dallas mclusky -
Millennium Monsterwork 2000 Fantômas and The Melvins Live
Release Pet Shop Boys -
2 Ashanti Ashanti -
Every Road Leads Back to You Juice Newton -
1 Giant Leap 1 Giant Leap -
Rampton Teeth of Lions Rule the Divine -
Southern Hummingbird Tweet -
Topsy-Turvy The Apex Theory Band later changed name to Mt. Helium
Tremulant EP The Mars Volta EP
Turn It Up!: The Very Best of Busta Rhymes Compilation
3 Mild-Mannered Supermen The Roy Clark Method -
4 Bitterness the Star 36 Crazyfists -
8 Can You Do Me Good? Del Amitri -
9 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 -
1000 Kisses Patty Griffin -
Mirror Mirror Twiztid EP
Plastic Fang The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion -
The Sham Mirrors Arcturus -
Silver Lining Bonnie Raitt -
14 Living Well Is the Best Revenge Midtown -
No. 1 BoA -
15 Hostile Ambient Takeover The 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 -
Purple World Big Moe -
23 About a Boy Badly Drawn Boy Soundtrack
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 -
Osaka The Kickovers -
Power of the Dragonflame Rhapsody -
Romantica Luna -
Stereo Paul Westerberg -
Thug Misses Khia -
When I Was Cruel Elvis Costello -
Wood/Water The Promise Ring -
Yankee Hotel Foxtrot Wilco -
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
Blazing Arrow Blackalicious -
Hood Rich Big Tymers -
Living with the Past Jethro Tull Live
Music from and Inspired by Spider-Man Various Artists Soundtrack
Punk Rock Songs Bad Religion Compilation
Ready Ready Set Go Simon & Milo Compilation
Resonance Vol. 2 Anathema Compilation
Trey Anastasio Trey Anastasio -
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1 Castaways and Cutouts The Decemberists -
2 The Beginning Stages of... The Polyphonic Spree US
6 Any Time Now O.A.R. Live
40 Years The Dubliners -
7 Alice Tom Waits -
All Night Long: An Introduction Rainbow Compilation
Blood Money Tom Waits -
Bug Dave Davies -
Dark Days Coal Chamber -
Juslisen Musiq -
Leaving Through the Window Something Corporate Major label debut
MTV Unplugged No. 2.0 Lauryn Hill Live
My Ride's Here Warren Zevon -
New Beat The Exit -
Open Your Eyes Goldfinger -
PSI Pitchshifter -
14 Black Sun Primal Fear -
Boo Hoo Voltaire -
Come Home with Me Cam'ron -
Down the Road Van Morrison -
18 Moby -
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 The Big Come Up The Black Keys -
Destination Ronan Keating -
Redemption's Son Joseph Arthur -
21 Alive or Just Breathing Killswitch Engage -
Bona Fide Wishbone Ash -
Box Car Racer Box Car Racer -
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
Hollyweird Poison -
I Luciferi Danzig -
Killing the Dragon Dio -
Legacy...Hymns and Faith Amy Grant -
Mended Marc Anthony -
Merchants of Cool Bad Company Live
Never a Dull Moment Tommy Lee -
Now Presents: Off The Hook Various Artists Compilation
Space Metal Star One -
Sharpen Your Teeth Ugly Casanova -
Ten Years and Running MxPx Compilation
Thalía Thalía -
24 Kings of Pop Home Grown -
25 Original Pirate Material The Streets UK
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 -
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1 Up All Night Gore Gore Girls -
2 The Private Press DJ Shadow -
3 Another Late Night: 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
4 The Best of Buju Banton Buju Banton Compilation
Cookie: The Anthropological Mixtape Meshell Ndegeocello -
The Best of INXS INXS Compilation
Details Frou Frou EP
Dirty Vegas Dirty Vegas -
The Elusive Light and Sound, volume 1 Steve Vai -
Good Morning Aztlán Los Lobos -
Interpol EP Interpol EP
Let Go Avril Lavigne Debut
Life Goes On Donell Jones -
Situationist Comedy Dillinger Four -
Soundbombing III Various Artists Compilation
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 -
8 The Madness of the Crowds Ace Troubleshooter -
10 Plastic Skies Bodyjar -
2G+2 The Fall Compilation
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
Border Girl Paulina Rubio -
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 -
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 Born to Reign Will Smith -
Cheer Up! Reel Big Fish -
Coup de Grace Orange Goblin -
Crucible Halford -
Get Ya Mind Correct Chamillionaire & Paul Wall -
Live at Budokan Ozzy Osbourne Live
Murray Street Sonic Youth -
Play Play -
Punk-O-Rama Vol. 7 Various Artists Compilation
Soma Holiday Greenwheel -
Songs About Jane Maroon 5 -
Strange Beautiful Music Joe Satriani -
3 Soulfly -
Truthfully Speaking Truth Hurts -
The Used The Used Debut

July – September

Date Album Artist Notes
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1 Heathen Chemistry Oasis -
Hullabaloo Soundtrack Muse Live
2002 Warped Tour Compilation Various Artists Compilation
2 Charango Morcheeba -
"Stash (EP)" Cypress Hill -
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
Steady as She Goes Voodoo Glow Skulls -
21 Singles The Jesus and Mary Chain Compilation
The Ultimate Kansas Kansas Compilation
The Very Best of Chicago: Only the Beginning Chicago Compilation
This Is the Remix Jessica Simpson Remix
Worship and Tribute Glassjaw -
5 500 Degreez Lil Wayne -
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 -
15 Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots The Flaming Lips -
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
17 Welcome to Blue Island Enuff Z'nuff Japan
18 Masquerade Wyclef Jean -
22 Now That's What I Call Music! 52 (U.K. series) Various Artists Compilation
23 Bermuda Triangle Buckethead -
Cee-Lo Green and His Perfect Imperfections Cee-Lo Green -
Community Service The Crystal Method -
Completely Diamond Rio -
I Brought You My Bullets, You Brought Me Your Love My Chemical Romance Debut
Mack 10 Presents da Hood Mack 10 -
Man with a Memory Joe Nichols -
Now That's What I Call Music! 10 (U.S. series) Various Artists Compilation
Revolverlution Public Enemy -
Sink or Swim The Waifs US
23 Deadringer RJD2 -
25 God's Favorite N.O.R.E. -
Nellyville Nelly -
29 The Coral The Coral -
30 Alive! Snot Live
The Amalgamut Filter -
Back to Then Darius Rucker -
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 -
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2 Inside Wants Out John Mayer EP' Re-release
The Inhuman Condition Sam Roberts EP
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 -
Thug Holiday Trick Daddy -
Turbo The Pietasters -
Whip It On The Raveonettes Debut EP
Wishfire The Crüxshadows -
Unleashed Toby Keith -
8 The Charles C. Leary Devendra Banhart -
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 -
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 -
Hijas del Tomate Las Ketchup -
If It Was You Tegan and Sara -
In Their Darkened Shrines Nile -
Kill the Moonlight Spoon -
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 Expanding Senses Darkane Europe
A Rush of Blood to the Head Coldplay -
Angels With Dirty Faces Sugababes -
27 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 Dixie 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
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 -
Snow Spock's Beard -
Songs for the Deaf Queens of the Stone Age -
Stone Sour Stone Sour -
30 Seconds to Mars Thirty Seconds to Mars -
Undaground Legend Lil' Flip Debut
Wonder What's Next Chevelle -
30 Meant to Be Selwyn -
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2 Critical Mass Threshold -
Mastered by Guy at The Exchange Max Tundra -
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 -
5 The Heat of Balkan Gypsy Soul Ferus Mustafov [23]
OK Go OK Go Debut
9 Alexisonfire Alexisonfire -
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
Illumination Paul Weller -
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
Internet Dating Superstuds The Vandals -
Kutless Kutless -
Let Go Nada Surf -
Light & Magic Ladytron -
Oceanic Isis -
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
18 By the Grace of God The Hellacopters -
23 Another Late Night: Tommy Guerrero Tommy Guerrero Compilation
Sea Change Beck -
20 Years of Dischord Various Artists Dischord Records Box Set
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
Dutty Rock Sean Paul -
Head on Straight Tonic -
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 -
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 -

October – December

Date Album Artist Notes
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1 The All-American Rejects The All-American Rejects -
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 -
The Execution of All Things Rilo Kiley -
The Headphone Masterpiece Cody ChesnuTT -
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 Melt Rascal Flatts -
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 EP 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 -
Power in Numbers Jurassic 5 EP
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
Velocity of Sound The Apples in Stereo -
11 Being Out Rocks Various Artists Compilation
I to Sky JJ72 -
14 Footprints Holly Valance -
Hate The Delgados -
Out from Out Where Amon Tobin -
Up the Bracket The Libertines -
15 The All-American Rejects The All-American Rejects -
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
10 LL Cool J -
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
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
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 -
The Metal Opera Part II Avantasia -
Music from and Inspired by the Motion Picture 8 Mile 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 -
31 something good is going to happen to you Baboon -
Season's Greetings from moe. moe. Christmas
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2 A Wonderful World Tony Bennett and k.d. lang -
Live at Folsom Field, Boulder, Colorado Dave Matthews Band Live
4 The Ballad Hits Roxette Compilation
Family Tree Björk Box Set
Greatest Hits Björk Compilation
The Guest Phantom Planet -
À la vie, à la mort ! Johnny Hallyday Double album
One Love Blue -
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 Solo 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 -
We Are Science Dot Allison -
10 Naughty or Nice 3LW -
11 Back in the U.S. Paul McCartney 2xCD + DVD; Live
Unbreakable - The Greatest Hits Vol. 1 Westlife Compilation
The Wraith: Shangri-La Insane Clown Posse -
12 Away from the Sun 3 Doors Down -
Back Into Your System Saliva -
The Best of Siouxsie & the Banshees Siouxsie and the Banshees Compilation
The Blueprint²: The Gift & the Curse Jay-Z -
A Christmas Gift of Love Barry Manilow Christmas album
Darkhorse Crazy Town -
Deliverance Opeth -
Symbol of Life Paradise Lost -
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
More Than You Think You Are Matchbox Twenty -
Resurrection Through Carnage Bloodbath
Riot Act Pearl Jam -
So Happily Unsatisfied Nine Days -
Testify Phil Collins -
3D TLC -
Tribute to the Gods Iced Earth Covers album
Under Construction Missy Elliott -
14 Folk the World Tour Flight of the Conchords Live, debut
On a Wire The Get Up Kids -
15 No Pads, No Helmets...Just Balls Simple Plan -
16 Eddie's Archive Iron Maiden Box Set
18 Brainwashed George Harrison -
Escapology Robbie Williams -
Greatest Hits Lighthouse Family Compilation
Live Running Wild Live
Now That's What I Call Music! 53 (U.K. series) Various Artists Compilation
Organik Remixes Robert Miles Remix
Up! Shania Twain Sold in Country, Pop and World versions; 11x Platinum
19 Audioslave Audioslave Debut
"Greatest Hits (Geto Boys album)" Geto Boys -
Chicago: Music from the Miramax Motion Picture Various Artists Soundtrack
The End of All Things to Come Mudvayne -
Fat Music Volume 6: Uncontrollable Fatulence Various Artists Compilation
Fatal Hussein Fatal -
Last Temptation Ja Rule -
Mic Club: The Curriculum Canibus -
More Than a Woman Toni Braxton -
Now That's What I Call Music! 11 (U.S. series) Various Artists Compilation
Quality Talib Kweli Debut
Runaway Train EP Oleander EP
Safe Kittie EP
Slicker Than Your Average Craig David -
This Is Me... Then Jennifer Lopez -
Travelogue Joni Mitchell -
Wait for Me Susan Tedeschi -
What If It All Means Something Chantal Kreviazuk Canada
25 Seeing Double S Club -
The Last Dance Steps Compilation
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 -
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 -
29 Synchronized Sheavy -
Twelve Shots on the Rocks Hanoi Rocks -
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1 El Sello De Los Tiempos WarCry -
2 Dive In Darius Debut
3 Charmbracelet Mariah Carey -
10 Electric Circus Common -
Feast on Scraps Alanis Morissette Live DVD
God's Son Nas US
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 -
200 km/h in the Wrong Lane t.A.T.u. -
11 Radio Caroline Vol.1 Miss Kittin Compilation
Sugar High Chihiro Onitsuka -
15 2nd To None Elvis Presley Compilation
16 Quality Talib Kweli -
17 Don't Stop Movin' S Club -
Game Time Lil' Romeo -
MTV Unplugged 2.0 Dashboard Confessional Live
23 Atticus: ...dragging the lake Various Artists Compilation
24 The Genesis Yngwie Malmsteen -

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  2. NellyvilleNelly
  3. Let GoAvril Lavigne
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  5. Laundry ServiceShakira
  6. Silver Side UpNickelback
  7. A New Day Has ComeCeline Dion
  8. 8701Usher
  9. HomeDixie Chicks
  10. MissundaztoodPink

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ARIA Music Awards

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Mercury Music Prize

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See also

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