NME's Best Albums of 2003

NME's Best Albums of 2003

50.

Starsailor - Silence Is Easy
September 15, 2003
Critic Score
57
12 reviews

48.

Jane's Addiction - Strays
July 22, 2003
Critic Score
72
9 reviews

46.

The Raveonettes - Chain Gang of Love
August 25, 2003
Critic Score
66
10 reviews

45.

Cat Power - You Are Free
February 18, 2003
Critic Score
86
11 reviews

44.

Basement Jaxx - Kish Kash
October 20, 2003
Critic Score
71
9 reviews

42.

stellastarr* - Stellastarr
September 23, 2003
Critic Score
69
6 reviews

41.

Soledad Brothers - Voice of Treason
May 17, 2003
Critic Score
73
3 reviews

40.

Devendra Banhart - Oh Me Oh My
October 28, 2002
Critic Score
79
3 reviews

39.

Patrick Wolf - Lycanthropy
July 28, 2003
Critic Score
79
5 reviews

37.

Bonnie 'Prince' Billy - Master and Everyone
January 28, 2003
Critic Score
82
6 reviews

34.

Jay-Z - The Black Album
November 14, 2003
Critic Score
78
10 reviews
How good is this album? Well, a lot better than the bloated ‘Blueprint 2’, for a start. ‘The Black Album’ is Jay-Z in the optimum form of 2001’s ‘The Blueprint’, just as he has been all year on his guest verses for Beyonce, Outkast, Pharrell and Panjabi MCs.

31.

50 Cent - Get Rich or Die Tryin'
February 6, 2003
Critic Score
76
10 reviews

29.

Peaches - Fatherfucker
September 23, 2003
Critic Score
63
10 reviews

25.

The Darkness - Permission to Land
July 7, 2003
Critic Score
78
12 reviews

24.

Four Tet - Rounds
May 6, 2003
Critic Score
90
10 reviews

21.

Blur - Think Tank
May 6, 2003
Critic Score
77
12 reviews

20.

Jet - Get Born
September 14, 2003
Critic Score
61
10 reviews

19.

Muse - Absolution
September 15, 2003
Critic Score
78
10 reviews

18.

The Sleepy Jackson - Lovers
June 30, 2003
Critic Score
80
8 reviews

16.

Dizzee Rascal - Boy in da Corner
July 21, 2003
Critic Score
91
14 reviews

15.

Hot Hot Heat - Make Up the Breakdown
October 8, 2002
Critic Score
83
9 reviews

14.

The Distillers - Coral Fang
October 14, 2003
Critic Score
69
7 reviews

13.

Spiritualized - Amazing Grace
September 9, 2003
Critic Score
71
10 reviews

12.

The Coral - Magic and Medicine
July 28, 2003
Critic Score
69
8 reviews

11.

Evan Dando - Baby I'm Bored
February 25, 2003
Critic Score
65
11 reviews

10.

My Morning Jacket - It Still Moves
September 9, 2003
Critic Score
80
10 reviews

9.

Radiohead - Hail To The Thief
June 10, 2003
Critic Score
82
14 reviews

That’s not to say there’s not some exceptional music on this record, it’s just once again the impact of the best moments is dulled by the inclusion of some indifferent electronic compositions.

8.

OutKast - Speakerboxxx/The Love Below
September 23, 2003
Critic Score
86
17 reviews

7.

Kings of Leon - Youth and Young Manhood
August 19, 2003
Critic Score
73
12 reviews

6.

Rufus Wainwright - Want One
September 23, 2003
Critic Score
73
10 reviews

5.

Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Fever to Tell
April 29, 2003
Critic Score
77
14 reviews

4.

Elbow - Cast of Thousands
August 18, 2003
Critic Score
77
11 reviews

3.

The Strokes - Room on Fire
October 28, 2003
Critic Score
83
15 reviews

2.

The Rapture - Echoes
October 21, 2003
Critic Score
72
8 reviews

1.

The White Stripes - Elephant
April 1, 2003
Critic Score
79
15 reviews
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