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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 27,000 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:1,067 charts
Rank in 2003:1Rank Score:29,118
Rank in 2000s8Overall Rank:62
Average Rating:  83/100 (1,498 votes)
Comments: 87 comments
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2.

AbsolutionUnited Kingdom Muse
Year of Release:2003Appears in:677 charts
Rank in 2003:2Rank Score:19,765
Rank in 2000s18Overall Rank:111
Average Rating:  79/100 (1,175 votes)
Comments: 81 comments
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3.

Hail To The ThiefUnited Kingdom Radiohead
Year of Release:2003Appears in:785 charts
Rank in 2003:3Rank Score:18,107
Rank in 2000s20Overall Rank:118
Average Rating:  81/100 (1,517 votes)
Comments: 125 comments
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4.

Room On FireUnited States The Strokes
Year of Release:2003Appears in:392 charts
Rank in 2003:4Rank Score:8,081
Rank in 2000s55Overall Rank:282
Average Rating:  79/100 (742 votes)
Comments: 47 comments
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5.

Chutes Too NarrowUnited States The Shins
Year of Release:2003Appears in:378 charts
Rank in 2003:5Rank Score:7,998
Rank in 2000s56Overall Rank:286
Average Rating:  81/100 (524 votes)
Comments: 34 comments
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6.

TransatlanticismUnited States Death Cab For Cutie
Year of Release:2003Appears in:322 charts
Rank in 2003:6Rank Score:7,088
Rank in 2000s64Overall Rank:321
Average Rating:  78/100 (471 votes)
Comments: 25 comments
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7.

Give UpUnited States The Postal Service
Year of Release:2003Appears in:317 charts
Rank in 2003:7Rank Score:6,828
Rank in 2000s68Overall Rank:333
Average Rating:  78/100 (444 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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8.

De-loused In The ComatoriumUnited States The Mars Volta
Year of Release:2003Appears in:275 charts
Rank in 2003:8Rank Score:6,764
Rank in 2000s69Overall Rank:336
Average Rating:  77/100 (427 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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9.

The Earth Is Not A Cold Dead PlaceUnited States Explosions In The Sky
Year of Release:2003Appears in:241 charts
Rank in 2003:9Rank Score:5,651
Rank in 2000s79Overall Rank:392
Average Rating:  80/100 (322 votes)
Comments: 29 comments
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10.

Fever To TellUnited States Yeah Yeah Yeahs
Year of Release:2003Appears in:280 charts
Rank in 2003:10Rank Score:4,393
Rank in 2000s98Overall Rank:493
Average Rating:  77/100 (422 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%
Xiu Xiu 2 0%
King Crimson 2 0%
John Mayer 2 0%
Lynyrd Skynyrd 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 503 50%
United Kingdom 179 18%
Canada 51 5%
Mixed Nationality 26 3%
Australia 25 3%
Sweden 25 3%
Japan 22 2%
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