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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 35,000 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:1,234 charts
Rank in 2003:1Rank Score:31,886
Rank in 2000s8Overall Rank:69
Average Rating:  83/100 (1,770 votes)
Comments: 106 comments
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2.

AbsolutionUnited Kingdom Muse
Year of Release:2003Appears in:783 charts
Rank in 2003:2Rank Score:21,002
Rank in 2000s20Overall Rank:118
Average Rating:  79/100 (1,359 votes)
Comments: 91 comments
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3.

Hail To The ThiefUnited Kingdom Radiohead
Year of Release:2003Appears in:956 charts
Rank in 2003:3Rank Score:20,491
Rank in 2000s22Overall Rank:124
Average Rating:  82/100 (1,865 votes)
Comments: 141 comments
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4.

Room On FireUnited States The Strokes
Year of Release:2003Appears in:490 charts
Rank in 2003:4Rank Score:9,932
Rank in 2000s50Overall Rank:273
Average Rating:  79/100 (894 votes)
Comments: 55 comments
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5.

Chutes Too NarrowUnited States The Shins
Year of Release:2003Appears in:453 charts
Rank in 2003:5Rank Score:9,046
Rank in 2000s58Overall Rank:309
Average Rating:  80/100 (625 votes)
Comments: 36 comments
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6.

TransatlanticismUnited States Death Cab For Cutie
Year of Release:2003Appears in:386 charts
Rank in 2003:6Rank Score:8,418
Rank in 2000s63Overall Rank:330
Average Rating:  78/100 (560 votes)
Comments: 30 comments
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7.

Give UpUnited States The Postal Service
Year of Release:2003Appears in:385 charts
Rank in 2003:7Rank Score:7,737
Rank in 2000s70Overall Rank:356
Average Rating:  78/100 (508 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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8.

De-Loused In The ComatoriumUnited States The Mars Volta
Year of Release:2003Appears in:319 charts
Rank in 2003:8Rank Score:7,233
Rank in 2000s74Overall Rank:368
Average Rating:  77/100 (488 votes)
Comments: 24 comments
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9.

The Earth Is Not A Cold Dead PlaceUnited States Explosions In The Sky
Year of Release:2003Appears in:285 charts
Rank in 2003:9Rank Score:6,064
Rank in 2000s86Overall Rank:433
Average Rating:  80/100 (393 votes)
Comments: 31 comments
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10.

Fever To TellUnited States Yeah Yeah Yeahs
Year of Release:2003Appears in:331 charts
Rank in 2003:10Rank Score:4,938
Rank in 2000s98Overall Rank:520
Average Rating:  77/100 (505 votes)
Comments: 28 comments
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Best Albums of 2003 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 13 1%
Pearl Jam 4 0%
William Basinski 4 0%
The Allman Brothers Band 3 0%
The Radio Dept. 2 0%
Yo La Tengo 2 0%
Steve Wynn & The Miracle 3 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 483 48%
United Kingdom 171 17%
Canada 55 6%
Sweden 29 3%
Germany 27 3%
Mixed Nationality 27 3%
Australia 23 2%
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