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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 29,000 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:1,116 charts
Rank in 2003:1Rank Score:30,076
Rank in 2000s8Overall Rank:62
Average Rating:  83/100 (1,558 votes)
Comments: 91 comments
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2.

AbsolutionUnited Kingdom Muse
Year of Release:2003Appears in:707 charts
Rank in 2003:2Rank Score:20,036
Rank in 2000s18Overall Rank:111
Average Rating:  79/100 (1,229 votes)
Comments: 83 comments
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3.

Hail To The ThiefUnited Kingdom Radiohead
Year of Release:2003Appears in:819 charts
Rank in 2003:3Rank Score:18,611
Rank in 2000s20Overall Rank:121
Average Rating:  81/100 (1,605 votes)
Comments: 129 comments
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4.

Room On FireUnited States The Strokes
Year of Release:2003Appears in:413 charts
Rank in 2003:4Rank Score:8,739
Rank in 2000s52Overall Rank:273
Average Rating:  79/100 (785 votes)
Comments: 49 comments
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5.

Chutes Too NarrowUnited States The Shins
Year of Release:2003Appears in:401 charts
Rank in 2003:5Rank Score:8,193
Rank in 2000s58Overall Rank:298
Average Rating:  81/100 (549 votes)
Comments: 35 comments
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6.

TransatlanticismUnited States Death Cab For Cutie
Year of Release:2003Appears in:349 charts
Rank in 2003:6Rank Score:7,639
Rank in 2000s62Overall Rank:317
Average Rating:  78/100 (501 votes)
Comments: 25 comments
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7.

Give UpUnited States The Postal Service
Year of Release:2003Appears in:339 charts
Rank in 2003:7Rank Score:7,020
Rank in 2000s69Overall Rank:338
Average Rating:  78/100 (460 votes)
Comments: 20 comments
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8.

De-loused In The ComatoriumUnited States The Mars Volta
Year of Release:2003Appears in:292 charts
Rank in 2003:8Rank Score:6,966
Rank in 2000s71Overall Rank:342
Average Rating:  77/100 (443 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:256 charts
Rank in 2003:9Rank Score:5,838
Rank in 2000s79Overall Rank:399
Average Rating:  80/100 (339 votes)
Comments: 31 comments
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10.

Fever To TellUnited States Yeah Yeah Yeahs
Year of Release:2003Appears in:296 charts
Rank in 2003:10Rank Score:4,526
Rank in 2000s97Overall Rank:502
Average Rating:  78/100 (437 votes)
Comments: 28 comments
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Best Albums of 2003 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 11 1%
William Basinski 4 0%
Pearl Jam 3 0%
Yo La Tengo 2 0%
Xiu Xiu 2 0%
Steve Wynn & The Miracle 3 2 0%
Lynyrd Skynyrd 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 500 50%
United Kingdom 175 18%
Canada 50 5%
Sweden 28 3%
Mixed Nationality 26 3%
Germany 25 3%
Australia 24 2%
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