Top Albums of 2003





Rank All Time Rank Artist Album Genres
1
78
The White Stripes Elephant Alternative Rock, Blues Rock, Garage Rock Revival
2
283
OutKast Speakerboxxx / The Love Below Pop, Pop Rap
3
329
Dizzee Rascal Boy in da Corner Grime, UK Hip Hop
4
427
The Shins Chutes Too Narrow Indie Pop
5
438
Yeah Yeah Yeahs Fever to Tell Garage Rock Revival, Indie Rock
6
504
Radiohead Hail to the Thief Alternative Rock, Art Rock
7
545
The Postal Service Give Up Indie Pop, Indietronica
8
600
Jay-Z The Black Album Hip Hop
9
784
Death Cab for Cutie Transatlanticism Indie Pop, Indie Rock
10
843
Four Tet Rounds Folktronica
11
874
Cat Power You Are Free Indie Folk, Indie Rock, Singer/Songwriter
12
886
Blur Think Tank Alternative Rock
13
916
The Rapture Echoes Dance-Punk
14
946
The Wrens The Meadowlands Indie Rock
15
1063
The Mars Volta De-Loused in the Comatorium Progressive Rock
16
1254
Sufjan Stevens Michigan Chamber Folk, Indie Folk, Singer/Songwriter
17
1338
The Strokes Room On Fire Garage Rock Revival, Indie Rock
18
1361
Rufus Wainwright Want One Chamber Pop, Singer/Songwriter
19
1363
Calexico Feast of Wire Alt-Country, Americana
20
1369
Kings of Leon Youth and Young Manhood Garage Rock Revival, Southern Rock
21
1450
M83 Dead Cities, Red Seas and Lost Ghosts Electronic
22
1462
My Morning Jacket It Still Moves Indie Rock
23
1508
Ricardo Villalobos Alcachofa Microhouse, Minimal Techno
24
1513
Belle and Sebastian Dear Catastrophe Waitress Chamber Pop, Twee Pop
25
1618
Muse Absolution Alternative Rock
26
1779
The Black Keys Thickfreakness Blues Rock
27
1836
Lucinda Williams World Without Tears Alt-Country
28
1841
Drive-By Truckers Decoration Day Country Rock, Southern Rock
29
1860
50 Cent Get Rich or Die Tryin' Gangsta Rap
30
1904
Fountains of Wayne Welcome Interstate Managers Indie Pop, Power Pop
31
1962
The New Pornographers Electric Version Indie Pop, Power Pop
32
2009
Manitoba/Caribou Up in Flames Folktronica, Indietronica, Psychedelic Pop
33
2225
The Unicorns Who Will Cut Our Hair When We're Gone? Indie Pop
34
2404
The Darkness Permission to Land Hard Rock
35
2460
Basement Jaxx Kish Kash Dance-Pop, Funky House
36
2546
Broadcast Haha Sound Dream Pop, Indietronica
37
2724
Warren Zevon The Wind Singer/Songwriter
38
2731
M. Ward Transfiguration of Vincent Americana, Contemporary Folk, Singer/Songwriter
39
2783
Ted Leo, Rx/Pharmacists Hearts of Oak Indie Rock, Power Pop
40
2807
Led Zeppelin How the West Was Won Blues Rock, Hard Rock
41
2836
Grandaddy Sumday Indie Pop
42
2842
Ulrich Schnauss A Strangely Isolated Place Downtempo
43
2884
Prefuse 73 One Word Extinguisher Experimental Hip Hop, Glitch Hop
44
2890
The Microphones Mount Eerie Avant-Folk, Lo-Fi Indie, Psychedelic Folk
45
2991
Ellen Allien Berlinette Glitch Pop
46
2995
British Sea Power The Decline of British Sea Power Post-Punk Revival

Albums "bubbling under" the all-time top 3000:
Sun Kil Moon Ghosts of the Great Highway Folk Rock, Singer/Songwriter
Lightning Bolt Wonderful Rainbow Noise Rock
Robert Wyatt Cuckooland Avant-Prog, Canterbury Scene
Plastikman Closer Minimal Techno
The Knife Deep Cuts Electropop, Synthpop
José González Veneer Indie Folk, Singer/Songwriter
Goldfrapp Black Cherry Electropop, Synthpop
The Cardigans Long Gone Before Daylight Indie Pop, Pop Rock
Beyoncé Dangerously in Love Contemporary R&B, Pop
Nacho Vegas Cajas de Musica Dificiles de Parar Folk Rock, Singer/Songwriter
Adam Green Friends of Mine Anti-Folk, Indie Pop, Singer/Songwriter
Songs: Ohia Magnolia Electric Co. Alt-Country, Contemporary Folk
Super Furry Animals Phantom Power Neo-Psychedelia, Progressive Pop
The Jayhawks Rainy Day Music Alt-Country, Pop Rock
Viktor Vaughn Vaudeville Villain Abstract Hip Hop
Animal Collective Here Comes the Indian Experimental, Experimental Rock, Neo-Psychedelia
The Hidden Cameras The Smell of Our Own Chamber Pop
The Kills Keep On Your Mean Side Garage Rock Revival, Indie Rock
Constantines Shine a Light Indie Rock
Bubba Sparxxx Deliverance Hip Hop
Bonnie "Prince" Billy Master and Everyone Americana, Contemporary Folk, Singer/Songwriter
The Radio Dept. Lesser Matters Dream Pop, Indie Pop
T.I. Trap Muzik Dirty South, Gangsta Rap
The Books The Lemon of Pink Experimental, Folktronica
Cursive The Ugly Organ Indie Rock, Post-Hardcore
Café Tacvba Cuatro Caminos Indie Rock
The Decemberists Her Majesty Folk Rock, Indie Pop
The Sleepy Jackson Lovers Indie Pop
Snow Patrol Final Straw Alternative Rock
Josh Rouse 1972 Indie Pop, Pop Rock, Singer/Songwriter
The Blood Brothers ...Burn, Piano Island, Burn Noise Rock, Post-Hardcore
Mogwai Happy Songs for Happy People Post-Rock
The Thrills So Much for the City Indie Pop, Pop Rock
Elbow Cast of Thousands Indie Rock
The Coral Magic & Medicine Indie Rock
Joe Strummer & The Mescaleros Streetcore Alternative Rock
Rhythm & Sound W/ the Artists Dub
Missy Elliott This Is Not a Test! Pop Rap
Explosions in the Sky The Earth Is Not a Cold Dead Place Post-Rock
Menomena I Am the Fun Blame Monster Art Rock, Indie Rock
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club Take Them On, On Your Own Indie Rock
Emmylou Harris Stumble into Grace Country
Califone Quicksand / Cradlesnakes Alt-Country
John Cale Hobosapiens Art Rock
Kraftwerk Tour De France Soundtracks Techno
The Fiery Furnaces Gallowsbird's Bark Art Pop, Indie Rock
Rokia Traoré Bowmboi Mande Music
Ryan Adams Rock n Roll Pop Rock
R. Kelly Chocolate Factory Contemporary R&B
Evan Dando Baby I'm Bored Acoustic Rock, Alternative Singer/Songwriter, Indie Pop
Wire Send Post-Punk
AFI Sing the Sorrow Alternative Rock, Punk Rock
The Fall The Real New Fall LP: Formerly Country on the Click Post-Punk
Stephen Malkmus Pig Lib Indie Rock
Metallica St. Anger Alternative Metal
The Go-Betweens Bright Yellow Bright Orange Indie Pop, Jangle Pop
Peaches Fatherfucker Electroclash
Ed Harcourt From Every Sphere Singer/Songwriter
Jane's Addiction Strays Alternative Rock
Pernice Brothers Yours, Mine & Ours Indie Pop
The Raveonettes Chain Gang of Love Noise Pop
Damien Jurado Where Shall You Take Me? Americana, Indie Folk, Singer/Songwriter
Zwan Mary Star of the Sea Alternative Rock
Dashboard Confessional A Mark, a Mission, a Brand, a Scar Emo-Pop, Pop Rock
The Clientele The Violet Hour Dream Pop, Indie Pop
Neil Young Greendale Rock, Singer/Songwriter
Thursday War All the Time Post-Hardcore