Best Music of 2002

I collected approximately 12 “Best CDs of 2002” lists and combined them into one meta-list.  The results are below.  The numbers in bold indicate the number of original lists the album was on.  An asterisk means I own it.

On 10 Lists
WilcoYankee Hotel Foxtrot*

On 9 Lists
Bruce Springsteen
– The Rising* 

On 7 Lists
– Sea Change*
Queens of the Stone AgeSongs for the Deaf 

On 6 Lists
A Rush of Blood to the Head*
Elvis Costello – When I Was Cruel*
Missy ElliottUnder Construction
N.E.R.D.In Search Of
The StreetsOriginal Pirate Material 

On 5 Lists
Bright Eyes
– Lifted, or The Story Is in the Soil, Keep Your Ear to the Ground*
Solomon Burke Don’t Give Up on Me*
EminemThe Eminem Show
The Flaming Lips – Yoshima Battles the Pink Robots*
The RootsPhrenology

On 4 Lists
Cee-Lo GreenCee-Lo Green & His Perfect Imperfections
Clinic – Walking with Thee*
Interpol Turn on the Bright Lights*
Sigur Rós – ( )*
The Soundtrack of Our LivesBehind the Music
SpoonKill the Moonlight
Various ArtistsRed Hot & Riot

On 3 Lists
Ryan Adams
– Demolition*
D.J. ShadowThe Private Press
Steve Earle – Jerusalem*
The HivesVeni Vidi Vicious
RoyksoppMelody A.M.
Sleater-Kinney – One Beat*
Linda Thompson – Fashionably Late*
2 Many DJsAs Heard on Radio
The Vines – Highly Evolved*

On 2 Lists
The Be Good TanyasBlue Horse
BlackaliciousBlazing Arrow
Johnny Cash – American IV: The Man Comes Around*
Neko CaseBlacklisted
Cody ChestnuttThe Headphone Masterpiece
Shemekia Copeland – Talking to Strangers*
The CoralThe Coral
CornershopHandcream for a Generation 
Doves – The Last Broadcast*
Bob DylanThe Bootleg Series Vol. 5: Bob Dylan Live 1975, The Rolling Thunder Revue
EL-PFantastic Damage 
David GrayA New Day at Midnight 
Jay-ZThe Blueprint 2
Jurassic 5Power in Numbers 
LadytronLight & Magic
LambchopIs a Woman
Lemon JellyLost Horizons
Sondra LercheFaces Down
Aimee Mann – Lost in Space*
OneidaEach One Teach One
Orchestra Baobab – Specialist in All Styles*
Red Hot Chili PeppersBy the Way
ScarfaceThe Fix
Wayne Shorter – Footprints Live*
Sonic YouthMurray Street
WireRead and Burn 1, 2
Andrew W.K.I Get Wet

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