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Best Albums of 2003

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Listed below are the greatest albums of 2003 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 22,000 greatest album charts.

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2003 year summaryThe best artists of 2003 were The White Stripes, Muse, Radiohead, The Strokes, The Shins, The Postal Service, Death Cab For Cutie, The Mars Volta, Explosions In The Sky and Yeah Yeah Yeahs.
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RankAlbumArtist
1.

ElephantUnited States The White Stripes
Year of Release:2003Appears in:940 charts
Rank in 2003:1Rank Score:26,883
Rank in 2000s7Overall Rank:58
Average Rating:  83/100 (1,284 votes)
Comments: 77 comments
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2.

AbsolutionUnited Kingdom Muse
Year of Release:2003Appears in:602 charts
Rank in 2003:2Rank Score:18,252
Rank in 2000s17Overall Rank:99
Average Rating:  79/100 (1,022 votes)
Comments: 75 comments
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3.

Hail To The ThiefUnited Kingdom Radiohead
Year of Release:2003Appears in:640 charts
Rank in 2003:3Rank Score:16,032
Rank in 2000s19Overall Rank:115
Average Rating:  81/100 (1,200 votes)
Comments: 102 comments
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4.

Room On FireUnited States The Strokes
Year of Release:2003Appears in:334 charts
Rank in 2003:4Rank Score:7,195
Rank in 2000s54Overall Rank:273
Average Rating:  78/100 (592 votes)
Comments: 42 comments
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5.

Chutes Too NarrowUnited States The Shins
Year of Release:2003Appears in:305 charts
Rank in 2003:5Rank Score:6,512
Rank in 2000s56Overall Rank:294
Average Rating:  80/100 (441 votes)
Comments: 29 comments
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6.

Give UpUnited States The Postal Service
Year of Release:2003Appears in:259 charts
Rank in 2003:6Rank Score:6,099
Rank in 2000s63Overall Rank:313
Average Rating:  78/100 (379 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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7.

TransatlanticismUnited States Death Cab For Cutie
Year of Release:2003Appears in:272 charts
Rank in 2003:7Rank Score:6,006
Rank in 2000s67Overall Rank:325
Average Rating:  78/100 (402 votes)
Comments: 22 comments
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8.

De-loused In The ComatoriumUnited States The Mars Volta
Year of Release:2003Appears in:219 charts
Rank in 2003:8Rank Score:5,939
Rank in 2000s68Overall Rank:327
Average Rating:  77/100 (360 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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9.

The Earth Is Not A Cold Dead PlaceUnited States Explosions In The Sky
Year of Release:2003Appears in:185 charts
Rank in 2003:9Rank Score:4,506
Rank in 2000s87Overall Rank:419
Average Rating:  80/100 (257 votes)
Comments: 27 comments
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10.

Fever To TellUnited States Yeah Yeah Yeahs
Year of Release:2003Appears in:237 charts
Rank in 2003:10Rank Score:3,831
Rank in 2000s96Overall Rank:485
Average Rating:  77/100 (379 votes)
Comments: 24 comments
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Best Albums of 2003 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 9 1%
Pearl Jam 4 0%
William Basinski 4 0%
King Crimson 2 0%
Nina Simone 2 0%
Porcupine Tree 2 0%
Boris 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 501 50%
United Kingdom 180 18%
Canada 52 5%
Australia 28 3%
Mixed Nationality 26 3%
Sweden 26 3%
Germany 21 2%
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