Best Alternative Rock Albums of 2003


01
The Weakerthans
Reconstruction Site

4.26
906 votes
02
The Wrens
The Meadowlands

4.23
322 votes
03
Oceansize
Effloresce

4.22
466 votes
04
CapaRezza
Verita' supposte

4.21
14 votes
05
Coheed and Cambria
In Keeping Secrets of Silent Earth: 3

4.2
2161 votes
06
Mew
Frengers

4.19
609 votes
07
The Twilight Singers
Blackberry Belle

4.19
26 votes
08
Saosin
Translating the Name

4.17
940 votes
09
Yann Tiersen
Good Bye Lenin! (Soundtrack)

4.17
15 votes
10
Explosions in the Sky
The Earth is Not a Cold Dead Place

4.16
2144 votes
11
Brand New
Deja Entendu

4.15
6804 votes
12
Envy
A Dead Sinking Story

4.14
508 votes
13
The Libertines
Don't Look Back Into the Sun

4.13
15 votes
14
Sun Kil Moon
Ghosts of the Great Highway

4.13
312 votes
15
Logh
The Raging Sun

4.13
16 votes
16
The Notwist
Neon Golden

4.12
270 votes
17
Gnarkill
Gnarkill

4.12
21 votes
18
Brave Saint Saturn
The Light of Things Hoped For...

4.11
22 votes
19
Matthew Good
Avalanche

4.11
141 votes
20
Cursive
The Ugly Organ

4.11
787 votes
21
Sweet Trip
Velocity : Design : Comfort

4.11
46 votes
22
Death Cab for Cutie
Transatlanticism

4.1
5190 votes
23
Thrice
The Artist in the Ambulance

4.1
2478 votes
24
The Angelic Process
Coma Waering

4.09
86 votes
25
Jakob
Cale:Drew

4.09
82 votes
26
Damien Rice
O

4.08
1689 votes
27
TV on the Radio
Young Liars

4.08
116 votes
28
Rocky Votolato
Suicide Medicine

4.08
38 votes
29
Pinback
Offcell

4.08
39 votes
30
Murder by Death
Who Will Survive and What Will Be Left of Them?

4.08
282 votes
31
Songs: Ohia
Magnolia Electric Co

4.08
40 votes
32
Okkervil River
Down the River of Golden Dreams

4.07
224 votes
33
Unjust
Glow

4.07
14 votes
34
Joe Strummer and The Mescaleros
Streetcore

4.07
88 votes
35
Criteria
En Garde

4.06
16 votes
36
Blue October
History for Sale

4.06
91 votes
37
The Mayan Factor
In Lake 'CH

4.05
316 votes
38
Kaizers Orchestra
Evig Pint

4.05
40 votes
39
Watashi Wa
The Love Of Life

4.05
20 votes
40
Rx Bandits
The Resignation

4.05
319 votes
41
Klimt 1918
Undressed Momento

4.05
22 votes
42
Los Hermanos
Ventura

4.05
22 votes
43
Steve Burns
Songs for Dustmites

4.04
46 votes
44
ASIAN KUNG-FU GENERATION
Kimi Tsunagi Five M

4.04
46 votes
45
O.A.R.
In Between Now And Then

4.04
36 votes
46
31knots
It Was High Time To Escape

4.04
24 votes
47
The Gathering
Souvenirs

4.04
173 votes
48
Rise Against
Revolutions Per Minute

4.04
1255 votes
49
Film School
alwaysnever

4.04
171 votes
50
The Evpatoria Report
The Evpatoria Report

4.03
16 votes
51
A Perfect Circle
Thirteenth Step

4.03
2339 votes
52
Starflyer 59
Old

4.03
34 votes
53
Ween
Quebec

4.03
127 votes
54
Biffy Clyro
The Vertigo of Bliss

4.03
254 votes
55
Ted Leo And The Pharmacists
Hearts of Oak

4.02
66 votes
56
Robert Randolph and the Family Band
Unclassified

4.02
24 votes
57
Bear vs. Shark
Right Now You're in the Best of Hands

4.02
291 votes
58
The Pineapple Thief
Variations on a Dream

4.01
69 votes
59
Funeral for a Friend
Four Ways to Scream Your Name

4
55 votes
60
Sleeping at Last
Ghosts

4
54 votes
61
We Followed Tigers
And Then We Were Killed...

4
22 votes
62
Muse
Absolution

4
3308 votes
63
My Morning Jacket
It Still Moves

4
205 votes
64
The Dresden Dolls
The Dresden Dolls

4
183 votes
65
Ulrich Schnauss
A Strangely Isolated Place

4
44 votes
66
The Unicorns
Who Will Cut Our Hair When We're Gone?

3.99
398 votes
67
Calexico
Feast of Wire

3.99
56 votes
68
M83
Dead Cities, Red Seas and Lost Ghosts

3.99
692 votes
69
Kashmir
Zitilites

3.98
96 votes
70
Something Corporate
Songs for Silent Movies

3.98
24 votes
71
Sufjan Stevens
Michigan

3.97
1118 votes
72
Arab Strap
Monday at the Hug & Pint

3.97
16 votes
73
Against Me!
As the Eternal Cowboy

3.97
527 votes
74
The Postal Service
Give Up

3.97
868 votes
75
No-Man
Together We're Stranger

3.97
120 votes
76
House Of Heroes
What you Want is Now

3.96
14 votes
77
Mihai Edrisch
L’un Sans L’Autre

3.96
72 votes
78
Guster
Keep It Together

3.96
156 votes
79
AFI
Sing the Sorrow

3.95
1771 votes
80
Do Make Say Think
Winter Hymn Country Hymn Secret Hymn

3.95
388 votes
81
Mahumodo
Waves

3.94
45 votes
82
Mark Lanegan
Here Comes That Weird Chill

3.94
26 votes
83
Kaki King
Everybody Loves You

3.94
41 votes
84
The White Stripes
Elephant

3.94
1545 votes
85
The Microphones
Mount Eerie

3.93
420 votes
86
Carpark North
Carpark North

3.93
14 votes
87
Cire
Adrenological

3.93
41 votes
88
Kinesis
Handshakes For Bullets

3.92
13 votes
89
Beulah
Yoko

3.92
38 votes
90
The Thrills
So Much For The City

3.92
25 votes
91
Cooper Temple Clause
Kick up the fire.....

3.92
24 votes
92
Elliott
Song in the Air

3.91
46 votes
93
Oceansize
Remember Where You Are

3.91
17 votes
94
Gatsby's American Dream
Ribbons and Sugar

3.91
121 votes
95
Vaux
There Must Be Some Way To Stop Them

3.91
16 votes
96
The Fire Theft
The Fire Theft

3.9
42 votes
97
Black Moth Super Rainbow
Falling Through a Field

3.9
52 votes
98
Anathema
A Natural Disaster

3.9
540 votes
99
Thee Silver Mount Zion
This Is Our Punk-Rock, Thee Rusted Satellites Gather and Sing

3.9
138 votes
100
Elysian Fields
Dreams That Breathe Your Name

3.9
20 votes
101
The Black Keys
Thickfreakness

3.9
832 votes
102
Phantom Planet
The Guest

3.9
43 votes
103
Aereogramme
Sleep and Release

3.89
156 votes
104
Therapy?
High Anxiety

3.89
50 votes
105
Revis
Places For Breathing

3.89
106 votes
106
The Early November
The Room's Too Cold

3.89
344 votes
107
Patrick Wolf
Lycanthropy

3.89
61 votes
108
The Stills
Logic Will Break Your Heart

3.87
43 votes
109
Radiohead
Hail to the Thief

3.87
3416 votes
110
The Shins
Chutes Too Narrow

3.87
2037 votes
111
The Radio Dept.
Lesser Matters

3.86
100 votes
112
The Appleseed Cast
Two Conversations

3.86
358 votes
113
Mogwai
Happy Songs for Happy People

3.86
587 votes
114
Sam Roberts Band
We Were Born In A Flame

3.86
79 votes
115
Tomahawk
Mit Gas

3.86
207 votes
116
Funeral Diner
Funeral Diner... Is Dead

3.86
63 votes
117
The Unicorns
Unicorns Are People Too

3.86
14 votes
118
The Player Piano
Satellite

3.86
14 votes
119
Copeland
Beneath Medicine Tree

3.85
570 votes
120
Funeral for a Friend
Casually Dressed & Deep in Conversation

3.85
695 votes
121
Pelican
Australasia

3.85
535 votes
122
Ozma
Spending Time on the Borderline

3.84
32 votes
123
MUCC
Zekū

3.84
22 votes
124
Billy Talent
Billy Talent

3.84
839 votes
125
The Decemberists
Castaways and Cutouts

3.83
666 votes
126
Cat Power
You Are Free

3.83
268 votes
127
John Murphy
28 Days Later Soundtrack

3.83
49 votes
128
Gregor Samsa
27:36

3.82
25 votes
129
The Format
Interventions and Lullabies

3.82
193 votes
130
Super Furry Animals
Phantom Power

3.82
26 votes
131
Tindersticks
Waiting for the Moon

3.81
16 votes
132
Placebo
Sleeping With Ghosts

3.81
367 votes
133
Slightly Stoopid
Everything You Need

3.81
104 votes
134
From Monument To Masses
The Impossible Leap in One Hundred Simple Steps

3.81
13 votes
135
Hymie's Basement
Hymie's Basement

3.81
13 votes
136
Mae
Destination: Beautiful

3.79
203 votes
137
The New Pornographers
Electric Version

3.79
264 votes
138
Grandaddy
Sumday

3.79
64 votes
139
Kevin Devine
Make the Clocks Move

3.79
90 votes
140
Yeah Yeah Yeahs
Fever To Tell

3.79
1180 votes
141
Funeral for a Friend
Seven Ways To Scream Your Name

3.79
217 votes
142
Oceansize
One Day All This Could Be Yours

3.79
21 votes
143
The Album Leaf
Seal Beach

3.79
14 votes
144
Blink-182
Blink-182

3.78
2531 votes
145
The Angels of Light
Everything Is Good Here/ Please Come Home

3.78
30 votes
146
Cold
Year Of The Spider

3.78
286 votes
147
The Strokes
Room on Fire

3.78
2598 votes
148
Meanwhile, Back in Communist Russia
My Elixir; My Poison

3.78
36 votes
149
Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti
Worn Copy

3.78
40 votes
150
Clann Zu
Rua

3.77
31 votes
151
Belle and Sebastian
Dear Catastrophe Waitress

3.77
454 votes
152
Jaga Jazzist
The Stix

3.77
63 votes
153
M. Ward
Transfiguration of Vincent

3.77
49 votes
154
Pretty Girls Make Graves
The New Romance

3.76
46 votes
155
The Sounds
Living in America

3.75
57 votes
156
Adam Green
Friends of Mine

3.75
28 votes
157
Hey Mercedes
Loses Control

3.75
28 votes
158
Azure Ray
Hold On Love

3.75
18 votes
159
Elbow
Cast of Thousands

3.74
82 votes
160
Broadcast
HaHa Sound

3.74
34 votes
161
Mando Diao
Bring 'Em In

3.73
64 votes
162
Hawksley Workman
Lover/Fighter

3.73
15 votes
163
Primus
Animals Should Not Try To Act Like People

3.73
133 votes
164
Alkaline Trio
Good Mourning

3.73
492 votes
165
Saxon Shore
Four Months of Darkness

3.72
47 votes
166
Lights Out Asia
Garmonia

3.72
55 votes
167
Travis
12 Memories

3.72
86 votes
168
u.n.p.o.c.
Fifth Column

3.71
14 votes
169
Wintersleep
Wintersleep

3.71
66 votes
170
Deerhoof
Apple O'

3.7
64 votes
171
Xiu Xiu
A Promise

3.7
64 votes
172
Ima Robot
Ima Robot

3.7
33 votes
173
British Sea Power
The Decline of British Sea Power

3.7
153 votes
174
Smog
Supper

3.69
16 votes
175
The Murder of Rosa Luxemburg
Everyone's in Love and Flowers Pick Them

3.68
19 votes
176
Kings of Leon
Holy Roller Novocaine EP

3.68
44 votes
177
Radiohead
Go to Sleep

3.68
80 votes
178
Deftones
Deftones

3.68
2216 votes
179
Great Lake Swimmers
Great Lake Swimmers

3.68
34 votes
180
Stephen Malkmus
Pig Lib

3.67
58 votes
181
The Brian Jonestown Massacre
...And This Is Our Music

3.67
48 votes
182
65daysofstatic
Stumble.Stop.Repeat

3.66
19 votes
183
Skycamefalling
Skycamefalling

3.66
16 votes
184
The Libertines
I Get Along EP

3.65
26 votes
185
!!!
Me and Giuliani Down By the Schoolyard

3.65
13 votes
186
The Decemberists
5 Songs

3.65
112 votes
187
Josh Ritter
Hello Starling

3.65
20 votes
188
Something For Kate
The Official Fiction

3.65
27 votes
189
Saves the Day
In Reverie

3.65
230 votes
190
Metric
Old World Underground, Where Are You Now

3.65
434 votes
191
Eve 6
It's All In Your Head

3.64
69 votes
192
Further Seems Forever
How to Start a Fire

3.64
196 votes
193
Set Fire to Flames
Telegraphs in Negative/Mouths Trapped in

3.63
41 votes
194
The Early November
Acoustic EP

3.63
112 votes
195
The Starting Line
Make Yourself at Home EP

3.63
42 votes
196
Guided by Voices
Earthquake Glue

3.63
70 votes
197
Stars
Heart

3.63
87 votes
198
Rufus Wainwright
Want One

3.62
53 votes
199
Grails
The Burden of Hope

3.62
37 votes
200
Andrew Bird
Weather Systems

3.62
110 votes



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