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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 20,000 greatest album charts.

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

ElephantUnited States The White Stripes
Year of Release:2003Appears in:904 charts
Rank in 2003:1Rank Score:26,476
Rank in 2000s7Overall Rank:57
Average Rating:  83/100 (1,225 votes)
Comments: 72 comments
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2.

AbsolutionUnited Kingdom Muse
Year of Release:2003Appears in:571 charts
Rank in 2003:2Rank Score:17,647
Rank in 2000s16Overall Rank:98
Average Rating:  79/100 (946 votes)
Comments: 72 comments
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3.

Hail To The ThiefUnited Kingdom Radiohead
Year of Release:2003Appears in:591 charts
Rank in 2003:3Rank Score:14,802
Rank in 2000s19Overall Rank:118
Average Rating:  80/100 (1,099 votes)
Comments: 97 comments
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4.

Chutes Too NarrowUnited States The Shins
Year of Release:2003Appears in:304 charts
Rank in 2003:4Rank Score:6,590
Rank in 2000s55Overall Rank:279
Average Rating:  80/100 (424 votes)
Comments: 27 comments
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5.

Room On FireUnited States The Strokes
Year of Release:2003Appears in:311 charts
Rank in 2003:5Rank Score:6,557
Rank in 2000s56Overall Rank:281
Average Rating:  78/100 (556 votes)
Comments: 40 comments
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6.

De-loused In The ComatoriumUnited States The Mars Volta
Year of Release:2003Appears in:212 charts
Rank in 2003:6Rank Score:5,888
Rank in 2000s64Overall Rank:303
Average Rating:  77/100 (347 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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7.

Give UpUnited States The Postal Service
Year of Release:2003Appears in:244 charts
Rank in 2003:7Rank Score:5,707
Rank in 2000s67Overall Rank:319
Average Rating:  78/100 (346 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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8.

TransatlanticismUnited States Death Cab For Cutie
Year of Release:2003Appears in:244 charts
Rank in 2003:8Rank Score:5,507
Rank in 2000s71Overall Rank:329
Average Rating:  78/100 (371 votes)
Comments: 20 comments
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9.

The Earth Is Not A Cold Dead PlaceUnited States Explosions In The Sky
Year of Release:2003Appears in:174 charts
Rank in 2003:9Rank Score:4,054
Rank in 2000s92Overall Rank:439
Average Rating:  80/100 (238 votes)
Comments: 26 comments
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10.

Fever To TellUnited States Yeah Yeah Yeahs
Year of Release:2003Appears in:230 charts
Rank in 2003:10Rank Score:3,799
Rank in 2000s95Overall Rank:468
Average Rating:  77/100 (368 votes)
Comments: 22 comments
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Best Albums of 2003 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 8 1%
Pearl Jam 4 0%
William Basinski 4 0%
The Allman Brothers Band 3 0%
Kings Of Leon 2 0%
Porcupine Tree 2 0%
Guided By Voices 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 496 50%
United Kingdom 177 18%
Canada 58 6%
Australia 29 3%
Sweden 25 3%
Mixed Nationality 24 2%
Germany 22 2%
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