2002 TOP 10 LIST:
ALBUMS:
1. Desaparecidos-READ MUSIC/SPEAK SPANISH (Saddle Creek)
2. Wire-READ AND BURN 01 (Pink Flag import)
3. Aesop Rock-DAYLIGHT (Definitive Jux)
4. Wilco-YANKEE HOTEL FOXTROT (Nonesuch)
5. Pilote-KING FOOD (Certificate 17 import)
6. Fennesz-FIELD RECORDINGS 95-02 (Touch import)
7. Interpol-TURN ON THE BRIGHT LIGHTS (Matador)
8. Yeah Yeah Yeahs-s/t (Touch & Go)
9. Isis-OCEANIC (Ipecac)
10. Kid 606-THE ACTION PACKED MENTALIST BRINGS YOU THE FUCKING JAMS (Violent Turd)
SINGLES:
Clipse-”Grindin’ “ (Aritsta)
El-P-”Stepfather Factory” (Definitive Jux)
Missy Elliott-”Work It” (Elektra)
Hives-”Hate To Say I Told You So” (Epitaph/Sire)
Nappy Roots-”Po’ Folks” (Atlantic)
Nas-”One Mic” (Columbia).
Pet Shop Boys-”The Night I Fell In Love” (Sanctuary)
Trick Daddy-”In Da Wind” (Slip-N-Slide)
Truth Hurts-”Addictive” (Aftermath)
Yeah Yeah Yeahs-”Machine” (Touch & Go)

RUNNERS-UP:
Anti-Pop Consortium-ARYTHMIA (Warp)
Various Artists-BEST BOOTLEGS IN THE WORLD EVER (no label)
Black Dice-BEACHES & CANYONS (DFA)
Elvis Costello-WHEN I WAS CRUEL (Island)
El-P-FANTASTIC DAMAGE (Definitive Jux)
Flaming Lips-YOSHIMI BATTLES THE PINK ROBOTS (Warner Bros.)
Godspeed You! Black Emperor-YANQUI U.X.O. (Constellation import)
Kelis-WANDERLAND (Virgin import)
Talib Kweli-QUALITY (Rawkus)
Low-TRUST (Kranky)
Nappy Roots-WATERMELON, CHICKEN & GRITZ (Atlantic)
Roots-PHRENOLOGY (MCA)
Soulwax-2 MANY DJS AS HEARD ON SOULWAX VOLUME 1 (PIAS import)
Andrew W.K.-I GET WET (Island)
REISSUES (I'm counting anything from the past here, even if it was issued for the first time this year)
A Certain Ratio-EARLY (Universal Sound import)
Bob Dylan-THE BOOTLEG SERIES VOL. 5: LIVE 1975 (Sony)
Various Artists-JUST CAN'T STOP IT (Chapter import)
Rocket From The Tombs-THE DAY EARTH MET ROCKET FROM THE TOMBS (Smog Veil)
Who-MY GENERATION (DELUXE EDITION) (MCA)