2002 in music

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List of years in music (table)
  • 1999
  • 2000
  • 2001
  • 2002
  • 2003
  • 2004
  • 2005
  • This is a list of notable events in music that took place in the year 2002.

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    November–December[edit]

    Also in 2002[edit]

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    January – March[edit]

    Date Album Artist Notes
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    1 I Am... 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
    The Great Divide Willie Nelson -
    Tenth Dimension Blaze -
    21 Never Forget (Where You Come From) Bro'Sis -
    22 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 Artists Compilation
    The Process of Belief Bad Religion -
    Rock'n Roll Gangster Fieldy's Dreams -
    7 U2 EP
    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) -
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    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
    The Second Stage Turbine Blade Coheed and Cambria -
    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 Artists Compilation
    On the Road Miss Kittin Compilation
    14 One Deep Breath Bradley Joseph -
    15 Funnel 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 -
    1919 Eternal Black Label Society -
    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 -
    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 -
    Under Rug Swept Alanis Morissette -
    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 -
    Superkala Course of Nature -
    Watermelon, Chicken & Gritz Nappy Roots Debut
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    1 Queen of the Damned 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 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 Japanese Debut
    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 -
    No Pads, No Helmets...Just Balls Simple Plan -
    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 The Best of Both Worlds R. Kelly & Jay-Z -
    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[edit]

    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 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
    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 -
    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 -
    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 -
    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 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 Artists 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 -
    Commencement Deadsy Debut
    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 Debut
    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 -
    Use Once and Destroy Superjoint Ritural -
    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 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 -
    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 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 -
    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 -
    Today, Tomorrow, and Forever Elvis Presley -
    Truthfully Speaking Truth Hurts -
    The Used The Used Debut

    July – September[edit]

    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 Cypress Hill EP
    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 -
    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
    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
    500 Degreez Lil Wayne -
    Deadringer RJD2 -
    25 God's Favorite N.O.R.E. -
    Nellyville Nelly -
    26 The Coral The Coral -
    30 Alive! Snot Live
    The Amalgamut Filter -
    Back to Then Darius Rucker -
    Brontosaurus Da Vinci's Notebook -
    Concrete Fear Factory -
    Faces & Names Dave Pirner -
    All I Have Amerie Debut
    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 -
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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
    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 -
    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 [24]
    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 [25]
    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
    Cross Canadian Ragweed Cross Canadian Ragweed Debut
    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
    Heavy Traffic Status Quo -
    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
    Whole Numbers Play the Basics Casino Versus Japan [26]
    18 By the Grace of God The Hellacopters -
    23 Another Late Night: Tommy Guerrero Tommy Guerrero Compilation
    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 -
    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 -

    October – December[edit]

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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 -
    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 -
    8 Alienating Our Audience Mindless Self Indulgence Live
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    Caution Hot Water Music -
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    Out from Out Where Amon Tobin -
    Up the Bracket The Libertines -
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    Perfecting Loneliness Jets to Brazil -
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    You Forgot It in People Broken Social Scene -
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    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
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    The Essential Leonard Cohen Leonard Cohen Compilation
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    A Girl Can Mack 3LW -
    Is This Thing Loaded? Northstar -
    It Had to Be You: the Great American Songbook Rod Stewart Covers
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    New Earth Mud Chris Robinson -
    One by One Foo Fighters -
    Order of the Leech Napalm Death -
    Save Rock 'n' Roll The Flaming Sideburns -
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    Some Things Lasgo -
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    Symptom of the Universe: The Original Black Sabbath 1970-1978 Black Sabbath Compilation
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    Wishes: A Holiday Album Kenny G Holiday
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    28 ( ) Sigur Rós -
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    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
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    Divine Discontent Sixpence None the Richer -
    Liza's Back Liza Minnelli Live
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    Melt Rascal Flatts -
    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 -
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    Eddie's Archive Iron Maiden Box Set
    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 -
    Submers Loscil [27]
    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
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    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 -
    11 Back in the U.S. Paul McCartney 2xCD + DVD; Live
    Unbreakable – The Greatest Hits Vol. 1 Westlife Compilation
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    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
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    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 -
    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 -
    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
    Chicago: Music from the Miramax Motion Picture Various Artists Soundtrack
    The End of All Things to Come Mudvayne -
    Greatest Hits Geto Boys -
    Last Temptation Ja Rule -
    Mic Club: The Curriculum Canibus -
    Now That's What I Call Music! 11 (U.S. series) Various Artists Compilation
    Quality Talib Kweli Debut
    Runaway Train Oleander EP
    Safe Kittie EP
    Slicker Than Your Average Craig David -
    Travelogue Joni Mitchell -
    Uncontrollable Fatulence Various Artists Compilation
    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 -
    Steal This Album! System of a Down Internet
    The Bootleg Series Vol. 5: Bob Dylan Live 1975, The Rolling Thunder Revue Bob Dylan Live 1975
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    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
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    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
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    11 Radio Caroline Vol.1 Miss Kittin Compilation
    Sugar High Chihiro Onitsuka -
    13 God's Son Nas US
    17 Don't Stop Movin' S Club -
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