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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 26,000 greatest album charts.

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2003 year summaryThe best artists of 2003 were The White Stripes, Muse, Radiohead, The Strokes, The Shins, Death Cab For Cutie, The Postal Service, 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:1,043 charts
Rank in 2003:1Rank Score:28,581
Rank in 2000s8Overall Rank:62
Average Rating:  83/100 (1,470 votes)
Comments: 84 comments
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2.

AbsolutionUnited Kingdom Muse
Year of Release:2003Appears in:664 charts
Rank in 2003:2Rank Score:19,510
Rank in 2000s18Overall Rank:109
Average Rating:  79/100 (1,152 votes)
Comments: 80 comments
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3.

Hail To The ThiefUnited Kingdom Radiohead
Year of Release:2003Appears in:748 charts
Rank in 2003:3Rank Score:17,822
Rank in 2000s19Overall Rank:116
Average Rating:  81/100 (1,473 votes)
Comments: 119 comments
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4.

Room On FireUnited States The Strokes
Year of Release:2003Appears in:377 charts
Rank in 2003:4Rank Score:7,941
Rank in 2000s55Overall Rank:280
Average Rating:  78/100 (719 votes)
Comments: 47 comments
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5.

Chutes Too NarrowUnited States The Shins
Year of Release:2003Appears in:362 charts
Rank in 2003:5Rank Score:7,753
Rank in 2000s56Overall Rank:290
Average Rating:  81/100 (513 votes)
Comments: 33 comments
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6.

TransatlanticismUnited States Death Cab For Cutie
Year of Release:2003Appears in:310 charts
Rank in 2003:6Rank Score:6,964
Rank in 2000s63Overall Rank:318
Average Rating:  78/100 (467 votes)
Comments: 25 comments
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7.

Give UpUnited States The Postal Service
Year of Release:2003Appears in:309 charts
Rank in 2003:7Rank Score:6,591
Rank in 2000s70Overall Rank:336
Average Rating:  78/100 (440 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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8.

De-loused In The ComatoriumUnited States The Mars Volta
Year of Release:2003Appears in:262 charts
Rank in 2003:8Rank Score:6,569
Rank in 2000s71Overall Rank:339
Average Rating:  77/100 (420 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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9.

The Earth Is Not A Cold Dead PlaceUnited States Explosions In The Sky
Year of Release:2003Appears in:234 charts
Rank in 2003:9Rank Score:5,544
Rank in 2000s79Overall Rank:391
Average Rating:  80/100 (315 votes)
Comments: 29 comments
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10.

Fever To TellUnited States Yeah Yeah Yeahs
Year of Release:2003Appears in:272 charts
Rank in 2003:10Rank Score:4,293
Rank in 2000s98Overall Rank:497
Average Rating:  77/100 (417 votes)
Comments: 28 comments
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Best Albums of 2003 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 9 1%
William Basinski 4 0%
Pearl Jam 3 0%
Rush 2 0%
The Cat Empire 2 0%
Steve Wynn & The Miracle 3 2 0%
Nina Simone 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 504 50%
United Kingdom 181 18%
Canada 52 5%
Sweden 26 3%
Australia 25 3%
Mixed Nationality 25 3%
Japan 20 2%
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