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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 17,000 greatest album charts.

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

ElephantUnited States The White Stripes
Year of Release:2003Appears in:811 charts
Rank in 2003:1Rank Score:24,384
Rank in 2000s6Overall Rank:50
Average Rating:  83/100 (1,060 votes)
Comments: 60 comments
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2.

AbsolutionUnited Kingdom Muse
Year of Release:2003Appears in:497 charts
Rank in 2003:2Rank Score:15,929
Rank in 2000s13Overall Rank:94
Average Rating:  78/100 (815 votes)
Comments: 59 comments
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3.

Hail To The ThiefUnited Kingdom Radiohead
Year of Release:2003Appears in:507 charts
Rank in 2003:3Rank Score:13,514
Rank in 2000s19Overall Rank:116
Average Rating:  80/100 (934 votes)
Comments: 78 comments
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4.

Chutes Too NarrowUnited States The Shins
Year of Release:2003Appears in:265 charts
Rank in 2003:4Rank Score:5,858
Rank in 2000s54Overall Rank:278
Average Rating:  81/100 (364 votes)
Comments: 24 comments
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5.

De-loused In The ComatoriumUnited States The Mars Volta
Year of Release:2003Appears in:190 charts
Rank in 2003:5Rank Score:5,807
Rank in 2000s55Overall Rank:279
Average Rating:  75/100 (294 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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6.

Room On FireUnited States The Strokes
Year of Release:2003Appears in:246 charts
Rank in 2003:6Rank Score:5,682
Rank in 2000s58Overall Rank:287
Average Rating:  78/100 (459 votes)
Comments: 30 comments
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7.

Give UpUnited States The Postal Service
Year of Release:2003Appears in:208 charts
Rank in 2003:7Rank Score:5,252
Rank in 2000s66Overall Rank:308
Average Rating:  78/100 (279 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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8.

TransatlanticismUnited States Death Cab For Cutie
Year of Release:2003Appears in:205 charts
Rank in 2003:8Rank Score:4,483
Rank in 2000s76Overall Rank:355
Average Rating:  77/100 (313 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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9.

Fever To TellUnited States Yeah Yeah Yeahs
Year of Release:2003Appears in:208 charts
Rank in 2003:9Rank Score:3,736
Rank in 2000s91Overall Rank:429
Average Rating:  78/100 (325 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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10.

The Earth Is Not A Cold Dead PlaceUnited States Explosions In The Sky
Year of Release:2003Appears in:142 charts
Rank in 2003:10Rank Score:3,561
Rank in 2000s94Overall Rank:449
Average Rating:  79/100 (197 votes)
Comments: 25 comments
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Best Albums of 2003 composition

Artist Albums %


Pearl Jam 7 1%
Various Artists 5 1%
The Allman Brothers Band 4 0%
Nadja 3 0%
William Basinski 3 0%
Steve Wynn & The Miracle 3 2 0%
No-Man 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 490 49%
United Kingdom 173 17%
Canada 55 6%
Australia 33 3%
Sweden 23 2%
Japan 23 2%
France 20 2%
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