Top 40 Music Albums of 2003 by Exist-en-ciel (2021)

Favorite songs of the year:

1. J'erre - Dumas
2. Where I End and You Begin - Radiohead
3. Secret World (Growing Up Live version) - Peter Gabriel
4. No Cars Go (Arcade Fire EP version) - Arcade Fire
5. Heartbeats - The Knife
6. Transatlanticism - Death Cab for Cutie
7. The District Sleeps Alone Tonight - The Postal Service
8. Chocolate Matter - Sweet Trip
9. Carry Me Ohio - Sun Kil Moon
10. Romulus - Sufjan Stevens
11. The Sun - The Microphones
12. Maps - Yeah Yeah Yeahs
13. Hey Ya! - OutKast
14. Hustle Rose - Metric
15. The Tower That Ate People (Steve Osborne Mix) - Peter Gabriel

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Art Rock, Singer/Songwriter, Indie Pop

9.1/10

Favorite tracks: J'erre & Linoléum

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1. Hélium 9
2. Le cours des jours 9
3. Vénus 9
4. J'erre 10
5. Je ne sais pas 9
6. Arizona 9
7. Le désir comme tel 9
8. Vol en éclat 9
9. Vision pornographique 9
10. Avant l'aube 9
11. Linoléum 9.5
12. Outro 9
[First added to this chart: 02/13/2019]
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2003
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119
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Alternative Rock, Art Rock, Electronic

8.9/10

Favorite track: Where I End and You Begin & There There

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1. 2 + 2 = 5 9
2. Sit Down. Stand Up 9
3. Sail to the Moon 9
4. Backdrifts 8.5
5. Go to Sleep 9
6. Where I End and You Begin 10
7. We Suck Young Blood 8
8. The Gloaming 8.5
9. There There 9.5
10. I Will 8.5
11. A Punchup at a Wedding 9
12. Myxomatosis 9
13. Scatterbrain 8.5
14. A Wolf at the Door 9
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2003
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10,698
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Folk Rock, Singer/Songwriter, Alt-Country

8.7/10

Favorite track: Carry Me Ohio

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1. Glenn Tipton 8.5
2. Carry Me Ohio 9
3. Salvador Sanchez 8.5
4. Last Tide 8.5
5. Floating 8.5
6. Gentle Moon 9
7. Lily and Parrots 8.5
8. Duk Koo Kim 9
9. Sí, Paloma 8.5
10. Pancho Villa 9
[First added to this chart: 02/13/2019]
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2003
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2,520
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Glitch Pop, IDM, Dream Pop

8.6/10

Favorite track: Chocolate Matter

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1. Tekka 8.5
2. Dsco 8.5
3. Velocity 8.5
4. Fruitcake and Cookies 8.5
5. Sept 8.5
6. Pro : Lov : Ad 8.5
7. Design : 1 8
8. International 9
9. Dedicated 8.5
10 Chocolate Matter 9
11. To All the Dancers of the World, a Round Form of Fantasy 9
12. Design : 2 : 3 9
[First added to this chart: 02/18/2019]
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2003
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2,243
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Chamber Folk, Singer/Songwriter, Indie Folk

8.6/10

Favorite track: Romulus

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1. Flint (For the Unemployed and Underpaid) 9
2. All Good Naysayers, Speak Up! Or Forever Hold Your Peace! 8.5
3. For the Widows in Paradise, for the Fatherless in Ypsilanti 9
4. Say Yes! to M!ch!gan! 8.5
5. The Upper Peninsula 8.5
6. Tahquamenon Falls 8
7. Holland 8.5
8. Detroit, Lift Up Your Weary Head! (Rebuild! Restore! Reconsider!) 9
9. Romulus 9
10. Alanson, Crooked River 8
11. Sleeping Bear, Sault Saint Marie 8.5
12. They Also Mourn Who Do Not Wear Black (For the Homeless in Muskegon) 8
13. Oh God, Where Are You Now? (In Pickeral Lake? Pigeon? Marquette? Mackinaw?) 8.5
14. Redford (For Yia-Yia & Pappou) 8.5
15. Vito's Ordination Song 9
[First added to this chart: 02/14/2019]
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2003
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2,683
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Indietronica, Indie Pop, Chiptune

8.5/10

Favorite track: The District Sleeps Alone Tonight

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1. The District Sleeps Alone Tonight 9.5
2. Such Great Heights 9
3. Sleeping In 8.5
4. Nothing Better 8.5
5. Recycled Air 8.5
6. Clark Gable 8.5
7. We Will Become Silhouettes 8.5
8. This Place Is a Prison 8
9. Brand New Colony 8.5
10. Natural Anthem 8
[First added to this chart: 02/17/2019]
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2003
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4,730
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Indie Rock, Indie Pop, Midwest Emo

8.5/10

Favorite track: Transatlanticism

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1. The New Year 8.5
2. Lightness 8
3. Title and Registration 9
4. Expo '86 8.5
5. The Sound of Settling 8.5
6. Tiny Vessels 8.5
7. Transatlanticism 9.5
8. Passenger Seat 8.5
9. Death of an Interior Decorator 8
10. We Looked Like Giants 8.5
11. A Lack of Color 8.5
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2003
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5,169
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Avant Folk, Psychedelic Folk, Drone

8.5/10

Favorite track: The Sun

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1. The Sun 9
2. Solar System 8.5
3. Universe 8.5
4. Mt. Eerie 8
5. Universe 8.5
[First added to this chart: 02/14/2019]
Year of Release:
2003
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1,583
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Indie Pop, Jangle Pop, Folk Pop

8.5/10

Favorite track: Kissing the Lipless

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1. Kissing the Lipless 9
2. Mine's Not a High Horse 8.5
3. So Says I 8.5
4. Young Pilgrims 8.5
5. Saint Simon 8.5
6. Fighting in a Sack 8.5
7. Pink Bullets 8.5
8. Turn a Square 8.5
9. Gone for Good 8.5
10. Those to Come 8
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2003
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5,791
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Post-Rock

8.4/10

Favorite track: Your Hand in Mine

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1. First Breath After Coma 8.5
2. The Only Moment We Were Alone 8.5
3. Six Days at the Bottom of the Ocean 8.5
4. Memorial 8
5. Your Hand in Mine 8.5
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2003
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Top 40 Music Albums of 2003 composition

Artist Albums %


Peter Gabriel 2 5%
Muse 1 3%
The Books 1 3%
The Shins 1 3%
Jens Lekman 1 3%
The Knife 1 3%
Explosions In The Sky 1 3%
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Country Albums %


United States 20 50%
United Kingdom 9 23%
Sweden 4 10%
Canada 4 10%
Japan 2 5%
Mixed Nationality 1 3%
Compilation? Albums %
No 39 98%
Yes 1 3%
Live? Albums %
No 39 98%
Yes 1 3%

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