Top Albums of 2002


* indicates Canadian Content
** indicates a local artist

1 Blackjacks** Blood and Sweat (Teenage Rampage)
2 Hot Hot Heat* Make Up the Breakdown (Sub Pop)
3 Stephen Fearing* That's How I Walk (True North)
4 Bruce Cockburn* Anything Anywhere Anytime (True North)
5 Hot Hot Heat* Knock Knock Knock EP (Sub Pop)
6 Danko Jones* Born a Lion (Universal)
7 Warsaw Pack* Gross Domestic Product (G-7 Wel. Comm.)
8 Zubot and Dawson* Chicken Scratch (True North)
9 The Cinch* The Cinch EP (Stutter)
10 Jon Spencer Blues Explosion Plastic Fang (Matador)
11 Sue Foley* Where the Action Is (KOCH)
12 Ron Sexsmith* Cobblestone Runway (Linus)
13 Supergrass Life on Other Planets (EMI)
14 The Hives Veni Vidi Vicious (Sire)
15 Billy Bragg and the Blokes England, Half English (Outside)
16 Various Artists How We Rock (Epitaph)
17 Hopeful Monster* Hopeful Monster (Brobdingnagian)
18 Delerium* Odyssey (Nettwerk)
19 Easily Amused* Novice (Independent)
20 David Gogo* Skeleton Key (Cordova Bay)
21 Mark Kleiner Power Trio* Love To Night (Mint)
22 Tom Stinson* Into the Night (Independent)
23 The Hoodwinks* Concrete Reasoning EP (Worldwide Dom.)
24 Midnight Oil Capricornia (Liquid 8)
25 Molly Johnson* Another Day (Marquis)
26 Kate Hammett-Vaughn* Devil May Care (Maximum Jazz)
27 The Vines Highly Evolved (Capitol)
28 The White Stripes White Blood Cells (V2)
29 Various Artists* FUBAR - The Album (Aquarius)
30 The Breeders Title TK (4AD)
31 Subb* Daylight Savings (Stomp)
32 Various Artists Future of the Blues (Northern Blues)
33 DOA* Just Play it Over and Over Again EP (Sudden Death)
34 The Guthries* The Guthries (Haysale)
35 The Distillers Sing Sing Death House (Hellcat)
36 Evalyn Parry* Things That Should Be Warnings (Ponygirl)
37 Blurtonia* Blurtonia (Grenadine)
38 Xavier Rudd To Let (Independent)
39 John Borra Band* One Night at Seven in the Morning (Cousin Jeb)
40 Various Artists Punk-O-Rama 7 (Epitaph)
41 The Apples in Stereo Velocity of Sound (SpinART)
42 Joey Ramone Don't Worry About Me (Sanctuary)
43 Great Big Sea* Sea of No Cares (Warner)
44 The Eines* The Eines (Original Six)
45 The Flaming Lips Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots (Warner)
46 La Bottine Souriante* Anthologie (Mille Pattes)
47 Nancy White* Stickers on Fruit (Borealis)
48 Bill Hilly Band* All Day Every Day (Borealis)
49 Elvis Costello When I Was Cruel (Island)
50 Mysterio* Agent 000 (Independent)
51 Brundlefly* By the Way (Page)
52 Rheostatics* Night of the Shooting Stars (Perimeter)
53 Pepper Sands* Pepper Sands (Universal)
54 Coral Egan/Alex Cattaneo* The Path of Least Resistance (SRI)
55 The Perms* Clark Drive (Independent)
56 The Swallows* The Beauty of Our Surroundings (Magnetic Angel)
57 Volumizer* Gaga for Gigi (Mint)
58 Sam Roberts* The Inhuman Condition EP (Universal)
59 Frank Black and the Catholics Black Letter Days (Sonic Unyon)
60 Sparta Wiretap Scars (Dreamworks)
61 Allen Dobb* Bottomland (Independent)
62 Stompin' Tom Connors* Ode to the Road (EMI)
63 Queens of the Stone Age Songs for the Deaf (Interscope)
64 Cornershop Handcream for a Generation (Wiiija)
65 Dropkick Murphys Live on St. Patrick's Day (Hellcat)
66 Scott Cameron Smith* Poets and Painters (Independent)
67 Molly Johnson* Molly Johnson (Marquis)
68 Coldplay A Rush of Blood to the Head (Capitol)
69 Various Artists** Java Junction 2001 (Independent)
70 Shawn Meehan Band* - Speed (Wyzdom)
71 Natalie Cole Ask a Woman Who Knows (Verve)
72 Atomic 7* Gowns by Edith Head (Mint)
73 Harry Manx* Wise and Otherwise (Northern Blues)
74 Tijuana Bibles* Custom Made EP (Tear it Up)
75 Punchbuggy* The Great Divide (Does Everyone Stare)
76 The Vines Get Free EP (EMI)
77 Claudia Acuna Rhythm of Life (Verve)
78 John Reischman/The Jaybirds* Field Guide (Corvus)
79 Ora Cogan* Spiral Down EP (Nomad Music)
80 Sonic Youth Murray Street (Geffen)
81 Susie Arioli Swing Band* Pennies from Heaven (Justin Time)
82 Sixty Stories* Anthem Red (Smallman)
83 Tanglefoot* Agnes on the Cowcatcher (Borealis)
84 Three Inches of Blood* Battlecry Under a Winter Sun Teenage Rampage)
85 Snailhouse* The Opposite is Also True (Independent)
86 Imperial Teen On (Merge)
87 Various Artists* Vancouver World Music Collective (Festival)
88 Zoe Lewis Fishbone Wishbone Funnybone (Independent)
89 NQ Arbuckle* Hanging the Battle-scarred Pinata (Six Shooter)
90 Renee Rosnes* Life on Earth (Blue Note)
91 Fidget* Singles (Foam)
92 Oliver Jones/Skip Bey* Then and Now (Justin Time)
93 The B-52s Nude on the Moon (Rhino)
94 Various Artists* The Rebel Zone: Queen St. W. (Sony)
95 Steve Dawson* Bug Parade (Black Hen)
96 Oscar Peterson Trio* Tenderly (Justin Time)
97 Squad Five-O Squad Five-O (Tooth and Nail)
98 Enon High Society (Touch and Go)
99 Frontline Assembly* Epitaph (Metropolis)
100 The Avalanches Since I Left You (London)