Best of 2002: Releases

New stuff we spun for you on WFUV in 2002, in alphabetical order.

The Best of 2002 Listener Poll Results | WFUV Staff Picks

ARTISTALBUMLABEL
1 Giant Leap1 Giant LeapPalm
Aimee MannLost in SpaceSuperEgo
Alex LloydWatching Angels MendNettwerk/EMI
Alice PeacockAlice Peacock Awake/Columbia
Alison Krauss & Union StationLiveRounder
Allison MoorerMiss FortuneUniversal South
Alvin Youngblood HartDown in the AlleyMemphis International
Anders Osborne w/Monk BoudreauxBury the HatchetShanachie
Andy StochanskyFive Star MotelRCAVictor
Angelique KidjoBlack Ivory SoulColumbia
Ani DiFrancoSo Much Shouting, So Much LaughterRighteous Babe
Art Garfunkel w/ Maia Sharp & Buddy MondlockEverything Waits to Be NoticedManhattan
Arto LindsayInvokeRighteous Babe
Baba AladeUnited and OneStonemountain Ent./Henhouse
Badly Drawn BoyAbout a BoyArtist Direct/Twisted Nerve/XL
Badly Drawn BoyHave You Fed the Fish Today?Artist Direct/Twisted Nerve/XL
Beaver NelsonLegends of the Super HeroesFreedom
BeckSea ChangeDGC
Bela Fleck & the FlecktonesLive at the QuickColumbia
Ben FoldsLive Epic
Ben KwellerSha ShaATO
Beth OrtonDaybreakerAstralwerks
BeulahThe Coast is Never ClearVelocette/Red Ink
Bill FrisellThe WilliesNonesuch
Bill PerryCrazy Kind of LifeBlind Pig
Billy Bragg and the BlokesEngland, Half-EnglishElektra
BjorkBjork's Greatest Hits Elektra
Bobby Bare Jr.Young Criminals' Starvation LeagueBloodshot
Bonnie RaittSilver LiningCapitol
BradWelcome to Discovery ParkRedline
Bruce HornsbyBig Swing FaceRCA
Bruce SpringsteenThe RisingColumbia
Bryan FerryFranticVirgin
Buddy MillerMidnight and LonesomeHighTone
Caitlin CaryWhile You Weren't LookingYep-Roc
Cassandra WilsonBelly of the SunBlue Note
Charlie MusselwhiteOne Night in AmericaTelarc
Chip Taylor/Carrie RodriguezLet's Leave This TownTexas Music Group
Chris Hillman/Herb PedersonWay Out WestBack Porch/Virgin
Chris IsaakAlways Got TonightReprise
Chuck E. WeissOld Souls & Wolf TicketsRykodisc/Slow River
Chuck ProphetNo Other LoveNew West
Citizen CopeCitizen CopeDreamworks
Clarence ClemonsLive in Asbury ParkValley
Cliff EberhardtSchool For LoveRed House
ColdplayA Rush of Blood to the HeadCapitol
Corey HarrisDownhome SophisticateRounder
CornershopHandcream For a GenerationWiija/Beggars/V2
Countdown QuartetSadlack's StompYep Roc
Counting CrowsHard CandyGeffen
CousteauSirenaPalm
CrackerForeverBack Porch/Virgin
Craig ArmstrongAs If to NothingAstralwerks
Curtis StigersSecret HeartConcord
Dan Zanes & FriendsNight Time!Festival Five
Darden SmithSunflowerDualtone
Darius RuckerBack to ThenHidden Beach
Dave Matthews BandBusted StuffRCA
Dave Matthews BandLive at Folsom Field/Boulder, ColoradoRCA
Dave PirnerFaces & NamesUltimatum
David BaerwaldHere Comes the New Folk UndergroundLost Highway
David BowieHeathenColumbia
David GrayA New Day at MidnightATO
David Grisman QuintetDawgnationAcoustic Disc
David PoeThe Late AlbumEpic
Dayna KurtzPostcards From DowntownKismet
Delbert McClintonRoom to BreatheNew West
Diana KrallLive in ParisVerve
Dolly PartonHalos & HornsSugar Hill
DovesThe Last BroadcastCapitol
Drew EmmittFreedom RideCompass
Duncan SheikDaylightAtlantic
Ed HarcourtHere Be MonstersCapitol
EelsSouljackerDreamworks
Eliza GilkysonLost and FoundRed House
Ellis PaulThe Speed of TreesPhilo/Rounder
Elvis Costello & the ImpostorsCruel SmileIsland
Elvis CostelloWhen I Was CruelIsland
Eric ClaptonOne More Car, One More RiderReprise
Etta James and the Roots BandBurning' Down the HouseRCAVictor/Private
Fred EaglesmithFalling Stars and Broken HeartsAML
George HarrisonBrainwashedCapitol
GomezIn Our GunVirgin
Gordon GanoHitting the GroundInstinct
Gov't MuleThe Deep End Volume 2ATO
Graham NashSongs For SurvivorsArtemis
Greg BrownMilk of the MoonRed House
Groove ArmadaGoodbye Country, Hello NightclubZomba
Gurf MorlixFishin' in the MuddyCatamount
Guy ClarkThe DarkSugar Hill
Guy DavisGive in KindRed House
Hank Williams IIILovesick, Broke & Driftin'Curb
Indigo GirlsBecome YouEpic
Ivan NevilleMorning MusicUptop
IvyGuestroomMinty Fresh
Jackson BrowneThe Naked Ride HomeElektra
Jai UttalMondo RamaNarada World
James Luther DickinsonFree Beer TomorrowArtemis
James TaylorOctober RoadColumbia
Jeb Loy NicholsEasy NowRykodisc
Jeff Buckley/Gary LucasSongs to No One 1991-1992Knitty Factory/Evolver
Jerry DouglasLookout For HopeSugar Hill
Jim LauderdaleThe HummingbirdsDualtone
Jim Lauderdale/Ralph StanleyLost in the Lonesome PinesDualtone
Joan OsborneHow Sweet It IsCompendia
Joe Louis WalkerIn the MorningTelarc
Joe Louis WalkerPasa TiempoEvidence
Joe RathboneWelcome to Your New Life Joe Rathbone Publishing
John Butler TrioThreeJarrah
John DoeDim Stars, Bright SkyiMusic
John Mayall and the Blues BreakersStoriesEagle/Red Ink
John TrainLooks Like Up Record Cellar
John Wesley HardingThe Man With No ShadowMammoth
Johnny CashAmerican IV: The Man Comes AroundAmerican/Lost Highway
Johnny IrionUnity LodgeYep Roc
Joni MitchellTravelogue Nonesuch
Jorma KaukonenBlue Country HeartColumbia
Joseph ArthurRedemption's SonReal World/Enjoy/Universal
Josh Clayton-FeltSpirit Touches GroundDreamworks
Josh Joplin GroupThe Future That WasArtemis
Josh RitterGolden Age of RadioSignature Sounds
Josh RouseUnder Cold Blue StarsRykodisc
Julia FordhamConcrete LoveVanguard
Karl Denson's Tiny UniverseThe BridgeSCI Fidelity
Kasey ChambersBarricades & BrickwallsWB
Kaydi JohnsonNo Gods AllowedTell Tale
Keller WilliamsLaughSCI Fidelity
Kelly WillisEasyRykodisc
Kenny RankinA Song For YouVerve
Kevin Tihista's Red TerrorJudoParasol
Kevin WelchMillionaireDead Reckoning
Kim RicheyRiseLost Highway
KinkyKinkyNettwerk
LamyaLearning From FallingJ Records
Laura CantrellWhen the Roses Bloom Again Diesel Only
Leo Kottke/Mike GordonClonePrivate/RCAVictor
Linda ThompsonFashionably LateRounder
Little AxeHard GrindFat Possum
Lonesome BobThings ChangeLeaps
Lori McKennaPieces of MeSignature Sounds
Los FakiresLos FakiresUniversal
Los LobosGood Morning AztlanMammoth
Luka BloomBetween the Mountain and the MoonBar/None
LunaRomanticaJetset
Luther Wright & the WrongsRebuild the WallBack Porch/Virgin
Maia SharpMaia SharpConcord
MarahFloat Away With the Friday Night GodsE-Squared/Artemis
Marc MoulinTop SecretEMI/Nettwerk
Marianne FaithfullKissin TimeVirgin
Mark EitzelMusic For Courage & ConfidenceNew West
Mark ErelliThe Memorial Hall RecordingsSignature Sounds
Mark Knopfler"A Shot at Glory" soundtrackWB
Mark KnopflerThe Ragpicker's DreamWB
Mark Olson and the CreekdippersDecember's ChildDualtone
Mary GauthierFilth & FireSignature Sounds
Mary Lee's CorvetteBlood on the TracksBar/None
Mary Lorson & Saint LowBricks For DawnCooking Vinyl/spinART
Mason JenningsCentury SpringArchitect
Medeski, Martin and WoodUninvisibleBlue Note
Mia Doi ToddThe Golden StateColumbia
Michelle ShockedDeep NaturalMighty Sound
Moby18V2
MorcheebaCharangoReprise
Nanci GriffithWinter MarqueeRounder
Natalia M. KingMilagroSunnyside
Neil Finn & FriendsLive at the St. JamesNettwerk
Neil FinnOne AllNettwerk
Neil HalsteadSleeping on Roads4AD
Neil YoungAre You Passionate?Reprise
Neko CaseBlacklistedBloodshot
Nerissa & Katryna NieldsLove and ChinaZoe/Rounder
NickelcreekThis SideSugar Hill
Nicolai DungerSoul RushLakeshore
Nils LofgrenBreakaway AngelVision
Nitty Gritty Dirt BandWill the Circle Be Unbroken, Volume IIICapitol
Norah JonesCome Away With MeBlue Note
NRBQAtsa My BandBig Notes
Oliver MtukudziVhunze MotoPutumayo
Paris ComboAttractionArk21
Patricia BarberVerseBlue Note/Premonition
Patti SmithLand: 1975-2002Arista
Patty Griffin1,000 KissesATO
Paul Kelly...Nothing But a DreamCooking Vinyl/SpinArt
Paul ThornMission Temple Fireworks StandBack Porch
Paul WellerDays of SpeedEpic/Independiente
Paul WesterbergStereoVagrant
Peter BruntnellEnds of the EarthBack Porch
Peter CaseBeelineVanguard
Peter GabrielUpReal World/Geffen
Peter Rowan/Don EdwardsHigh Lonesome CowboyShanachie
Peter StuartPropellerVanguard
Peter WolfSleeplessArtemis
Phil Lesh & FriendsThere and Back AgainColumbia
Phil RoyIssues & OptionsEar Pictures
PinaQuick LookReal World
Pork TornadoPork TornadoRykodisc
Precious BryantFool Me GoodTerminus
PretendersLoose ScrewArtemis
Railroad EarthBird in a HouseSugar Hill
Ralph StanleyRalph StanleyDMZ/Columbia
Ramsay MidwoodShoot Out at the OK Chinese RestaurantFarm Wire/Vanguard
Rhett MillerThe InstigatorElektra
Richard JulianGood LifeMy Good Man
Richard ShindellCourierSignature Sounds/RSR
Richie HavensWishing WellStormy Forest
Rick HolmstromHydraulic GrooveTone-Cool
Rickie Lee JonesLive at Red RocksArtemis
Robert Bradley's Blackwater SurpriseNew GroundVanguard
Robert PlantDreamlandUniversal
Robert Randolph & the Family BandLive at the WetlandsFamily Band
Robin HolcombThe Big TimeNonesuch
Rolling StonesForty LicksVirgin
Roman CandleSays PopOutlook
Rory BlockI'm Every WomanRounder
Rosie ThomasWhen We Were SmallSub Pop
Roy RogersSlidewaysEvidence
Ruben BladesMundoSony
Rusted RootWelcome to My PartyIsland/Def Jam
Ryan AdamsDemolitionLost Highway
Shannon McNallyJukebox SparrowsCapitol
Sinead O'ConnorSean-Nos NuaVanguard
Sloan WainwrightThe Song InsideFarkie
SolasThe Edge of SilenceShanachie
Solomon BurkeDon't Give Up on MeFat Possum
Sondre LercheFaces DownAstralwerks
Sonia DadaBarefootsoulCalliope
SouliveNextBlue Note
Southside Johnny and the Asbury JukesGoing to JukesvilleLeroy
SpeechSpiritual PeopleVagabond/iMusic/Artist Direct
Stephen BrutonSpirit WorldNew West
Steve EarleJerusalemE Squared/Artemis
Steve ForbertAny Old Time: Songs of Jimmie RodgersKoch
Steve ForbertMore Young, Guitar DaysRolling Tide/Valley
Susan TedeschiWait For MeTone-Cool
Susan WernerNew Non-FictionSusan Werner
Susana BacaEspiritu VivoLuaka Bop
Suzzy & Maggie RocheZero ChurchRed House
Swan DiveJuneCompass
Tanya DonellyBeautysleep4AD
TelepopmusikGenetic WorldCapitol
Terri HendrixThe RingWilory
The Blind Boys of AlabamaHigher GroundReal World
The Bottle RocketsSongs of Sahm Bloodshot
The Brothers CreeganSleepyheadNettwerk
The Chemical BrothersCome With UsVirgin
The ChieftainsDown the Old Plank Road: The Nashville SessionsRCAVictor
The ChieftainsThe Wide World OverRCAVictor
The CzarsThe Ugly People vs. The Beautiful PeopleManifesto
The Derek Trucks BandJoyful NoiseColumbia
The Dirty Dozen Brass BandMedicated MagicRope-a-Dope
The FlatlandersNow AgainNew West
The Innocence MissionSmall Planes: Lost & Found Songs 96-01W.A.R.?
The John Scofield BandUberjamVerve
The PersuasionsSing the BeatlesChesky
The Promise RingWood/WaterANTI/Foreign Leisure
The RadiatorsThe RadiatorsRattlesby
The Tragically HipIn Violet LightZoe/Rounder
The WaifsSink or SwimJarrah/ATO
The White StripesWhite Blood CellsV2/Third Man
Thea GilmoreRules For JokersCompass
Tift MerrittBramble RoseLost Highway
T-Model FordBad Man Fat Possum
Todd SniderNew ConnectionOh Boy
Tom PettyThe Last DJWB
Tom WaitsAlice Anti/Epitaph
Tom WaitsBlood MoneyAnti/Epitaph
Tony Bennett and k.d. langA Wonderful WorldRPM/Columbia
Tori AmosScarlet's WalkEpic
Toshi ReagonToshiRazor and Tie
Tracy ChapmanLet it RainElektra
Trey AnastasioTrey AnastasioElektra
TuataraCinemathiqueFast Horse
Van MorrisonDown the RoadUniversal
Vance GilbertOne Thru FourteenLouisiana Red Hot
Various Artists"Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood" soundtrackColumbia
Various Artists"I Am Sam" soundtrackV2"
Various Artists"Roswell" soundtrackNettwerk
Various Artists"Standing in the Shadows of Motown" soundtrackHip-O
Various Artists"The Wild Thornberrys" soundtrackJive
Various ArtistsDressed in Black: A Tribute to Johnny CashDualtone
Various ArtistsEvangeline Made: A Tribute to Cajun MusicVanguard
Various ArtistsGoing Driftless: An Artist's Tribute to Greg Brown Red House
Various ArtistsKindred Spirits: A Tribute to the Songs of Johnny CashColumbia
Various ArtistsLive From BonnarooSanctuary
Various ArtistsThe Songs of Ray Davies & The KinksRykodisc
Various ArtistsTotal Lee! The Songs of Lee HazlewoodAstralwerks
Various ArtistsVerve RemixedVerve
Victoria WilliamsSings Some Old SongsDualtone
Vida BlueVida BlueElektra
W.C. ClarkFrom Austin With SoulAlligator
Waco BrothersNew DealBloodshot
Warren ZevonMy Ride's HereArtemis
WilcoYankee Hotel FoxtrotNonesuch
Will KimbroughHome AwayWaxy Silver
Willie KingLiving in a New WorldRooster Blues
Willie Nelson & FriendsStars & GuitarsLost Highway
Willie NelsonThe Great DivideLost Highway
Willy PorterWilly PorterSix Degrees