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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 30,000 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 Mars Volta, The Postal Service, Explosions In The Sky and Yeah Yeah Yeahs.
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1.

ElephantUnited States The White Stripes
Year of Release:2003Appears in:1,124 charts
Rank in 2003:1Rank Score:29,891
Rank in 2000s8Overall Rank:65
Average Rating:  83/100 (1,575 votes)
Comments: 92 comments
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2.

AbsolutionUnited Kingdom Muse
Year of Release:2003Appears in:714 charts
Rank in 2003:2Rank Score:20,142
Rank in 2000s19Overall Rank:113
Average Rating:  79/100 (1,246 votes)
Comments: 85 comments
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3.

Hail To The ThiefUnited Kingdom Radiohead
Year of Release:2003Appears in:838 charts
Rank in 2003:3Rank Score:19,006
Rank in 2000s20Overall Rank:121
Average Rating:  81/100 (1,633 votes)
Comments: 130 comments
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4.

Room On FireUnited States The Strokes
Year of Release:2003Appears in:424 charts
Rank in 2003:4Rank Score:8,921
Rank in 2000s49Overall Rank:271
Average Rating:  79/100 (799 votes)
Comments: 49 comments
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5.

Chutes Too NarrowUnited States The Shins
Year of Release:2003Appears in:407 charts
Rank in 2003:5Rank Score:8,346
Rank in 2000s58Overall Rank:295
Average Rating:  81/100 (560 votes)
Comments: 35 comments
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6.

TransatlanticismUnited States Death Cab For Cutie
Year of Release:2003Appears in:353 charts
Rank in 2003:6Rank Score:7,700
Rank in 2000s63Overall Rank:322
Average Rating:  78/100 (515 votes)
Comments: 26 comments
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7.

De-loused In The ComatoriumUnited States The Mars Volta
Year of Release:2003Appears in:302 charts
Rank in 2003:7Rank Score:7,203
Rank in 2000s68Overall Rank:339
Average Rating:  77/100 (451 votes)
Comments: 20 comments
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8.

Give UpUnited States The Postal Service
Year of Release:2003Appears in:342 charts
Rank in 2003:8Rank Score:6,907
Rank in 2000s71Overall Rank:351
Average Rating:  78/100 (466 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:266 charts
Rank in 2003:9Rank Score:5,939
Rank in 2000s78Overall Rank:400
Average Rating:  80/100 (349 votes)
Comments: 31 comments
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10.

Fever To TellUnited States Yeah Yeah Yeahs
Year of Release:2003Appears in:303 charts
Rank in 2003:10Rank Score:4,500
Rank in 2000s99Overall Rank:519
Average Rating:  77/100 (452 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%
Something Corporate 2 0%
Nina Simone 2 0%
The Radio Dept. 2 0%
Kings Of Leon 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 496 50%
United Kingdom 174 17%
Canada 51 5%
Sweden 29 3%
Mixed Nationality 25 3%
Germany 24 2%
Australia 22 2%
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