The Best Albums of 2003

 By 2003, records by boy bands were very sparse on the Billboard Hot 100, and some members of boy bands left to pursue other projects and solo endeavors, such as Jesse McCartney from Dream Street, Nick Lachey from 98 Degrees, and most successfully Justin Timberlake from ‘N Sync, whose foray into Blue-eyed soul R&B/Pop spawned a successful solo career. A new strain of boy bands, such as V Factory, Varsity Fanclub, Click Five, NLT, and the Jonas Brothers, emerged at the end of the decade, but this new generation of boy bands did not reach the glamor and success of those of the 1990s and early 2000s. Girl groups maintained steady popularity through the 2000s, with groups such as Destiny’s Child (which disbanded in 2005) setting the fuel for the most successful girl group of the decade, the Pussycat Dolls (2003–10). Other girl groups included Danity Kane (2005–09), Dream (2000-03), and Sugababes. Here are all of the 2003 albums ranked.

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10. Fever To Tell (Yeah Yeah Yeahs)

“Fever to tell is one of the most exciting rock’n’roll debuts ever. Karen O fronts an exciting trio full of grit and attitude. All this wouldn’t matter if the songs were no good but fortunately, everyone is a killer. Date with the night, man, and, tick, are just three of the best cuts here.”

9. The Earth Is Not A Cold Dead Place (Explosions In The Sky)

“This music really moves me in a way that is difficult to describe. It evokes powerful emotions, and images. If you are the kind of person that uses visual images in your daydreams, or imagination, I think this music will deeply affect you.”

8. De-Loused In The Comatorium (The Mars Volta)

“These guys are crazy awesome. The way Omar Rodríguez-López writes and thinks is very reminiscent of Robert Fripp/King Crimson, but the music comes at you full force like Bad Brains or Fugazi. De-Loused in the Comatorium might be their most accomplished and realized work, though I do go back and forth between this one and they’re next, Frances the Mute. Definitely give it a listen.”

See more: Yeah Yeah Yeahs Albums Ranked

7. Give Up (The Postal Service)

“Mellow electronic pop music with some serious beats. “Such Great Heights” is instantly recognizable as the song featured in the UPS Brown commercials. Ben Gibbard (Death Cab for Cutie)delivers reserved vocals over dancing keyboard melodies, distorted bass, and foot tapping tempos.”

6. Transatlanticism (Death Cab For Cutie)

“This was an insanely cool listening experience for me, after my first listen i was just kinda like “yeah that was pretty good” but I didn’t think I’d listen to it much again. Then Death of an Interior Decorator came on in my shuffle, it was like I’d known the song my whole life, the melody was instantly recognizable and I started humming along.”

5. Chutes Too Narrow (The Shins)

“This album is the peak of James Mercer and The Shin’s creativity thus far. It is absolute indy rock perfection. If anyone asks you how to define indie rock just throw this album at them. Each track is so damn good it’s difficult to pick a standout track – not a weak track on the whole album. Catchy hooks come at you relentlessly.”

4. Room On Fire (The Strokes)

“This is up there with Is This It in terms of influential 2000s Rock music. Here, The Strokes show a lot of growth, incorporating different styles and instrumentation to create an album that gets better with every listen. That’s a quality it shares with Is This It. For the price it currently is (not to mention the actual clamshell case it shipped in) its an absolute steal of album.”

See more: The Strokes Albums Ranked

3. Absolution (Muse)

“Absolutely BRILLIANT album by Muse. There are so many great tracks on this album. One of my favorites that is not praised enough is the Thoughts of a dying atheist. LOVE THIS SONG! I’ll rank this second-best out of the current seven studio albums.”

2. Hail To The Thief (Radiohead)

“This album is one of my favorite political albums and has the most variety of all of the Radiohead albums but not their best in my opinion. It is a great listen from start to finish and because it has so many different styles it stays very interesting.”

1. Elephant (The White Stripes)

“From the powerful opening track of Seven Nation Army to the calm In The Cold Cold Night to the country and honest style closing of It’s True That We Love One Another this album is awesome.”