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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 Strokes, The Shins, The Mars Volta, 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:819 charts
Rank in 2003:1Rank Score:24,589
Rank in 2000s7Overall Rank:52
Average Rating:  83/100 (1,076 votes)
Comments: 61 comments
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2.

AbsolutionUnited Kingdom Muse
Year of Release:2003Appears in:501 charts
Rank in 2003:2Rank Score:16,064
Rank in 2000s16Overall Rank:98
Average Rating:  78/100 (825 votes)
Comments: 60 comments
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3.

Hail To The ThiefUnited Kingdom Radiohead
Year of Release:2003Appears in:510 charts
Rank in 2003:3Rank Score:13,685
Rank in 2000s19Overall Rank:115
Average Rating:  80/100 (953 votes)
Comments: 80 comments
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4.

Room On FireUnited States The Strokes
Year of Release:2003Appears in:255 charts
Rank in 2003:4Rank Score:5,829
Rank in 2000s54Overall Rank:281
Average Rating:  78/100 (468 votes)
Comments: 31 comments
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5.

Chutes Too NarrowUnited States The Shins
Year of Release:2003Appears in:269 charts
Rank in 2003:5Rank Score:5,794
Rank in 2000s56Overall Rank:284
Average Rating:  81/100 (372 votes)
Comments: 24 comments
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6.

De-loused In The ComatoriumUnited States The Mars Volta
Year of Release:2003Appears in:191 charts
Rank in 2003:6Rank Score:5,731
Rank in 2000s59Overall Rank:290
Average Rating:  75/100 (300 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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7.

Give UpUnited States The Postal Service
Year of Release:2003Appears in:218 charts
Rank in 2003:7Rank Score:5,413
Rank in 2000s66Overall Rank:305
Average Rating:  78/100 (287 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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8.

TransatlanticismUnited States Death Cab For Cutie
Year of Release:2003Appears in:207 charts
Rank in 2003:8Rank Score:4,578
Rank in 2000s76Overall Rank:352
Average Rating:  77/100 (318 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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9.

Fever To TellUnited States Yeah Yeah Yeahs
Year of Release:2003Appears in:210 charts
Rank in 2003:9Rank Score:3,744
Rank in 2000s91Overall Rank:428
Average Rating:  78/100 (328 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:145 charts
Rank in 2003:10Rank Score:3,512
Rank in 2000s94Overall Rank:458
Average Rating:  79/100 (203 votes)
Comments: 25 comments
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Best Albums of 2003 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 6 1%
Pearl Jam 5 0%
The Allman Brothers Band 3 0%
William Basinski 3 0%
Nadja 3 0%
Dream Theater 2 0%
Santana 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 492 49%
United Kingdom 174 17%
Canada 56 6%
Australia 32 3%
Sweden 24 2%
Japan 23 2%
Germany 20 2%
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