Best Rock Albums Of 2003

Best Rock Albums Of 2003

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As we travel through the first decade of the 2000s, rock music just continues to become more diverse across all its subgenres. The old guard continues to stick around with some really good new albums released by legends like David Bowie, Lou Reed, and Steely Dan. The Allman Brothers Band would also release one of the best studio albums of their career. It would also become the last studio album the The Allman Brothers Band would ever release. 2003 also saw the release of debut albums by Fall Out Boy, Shinedown, Kings Of Leon, The Raveonettes, Metric, The Dresden Dolls, Jet, and soon to be legendary female killer vocalists Joss Stone and Amy Winehouse.

# 50 – Rock the Block Krokus

Rock the Block - Krokus

# 49 – NocturamaNick Cave and the Bad Seeds

Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds

# 48 – Love MetalHim

Love Metal - Him

# 47 – Ball – Widespread Panic

Ball - Widespread Panic

# 46 – Fever To Tell – Yeah Yeah Yeahs

Fever To Tell - Yeah Yeah Yeahs

# 45 – Leave a WhisperShinedown

Leave a Whisper - Shinedown

# 44 – Blackout – Dropkick Murphys

Blackout - Dropkick Murphys

# 43 – Welcome Interstate ManagersFountains of Wayne

Welcome Interstate Managers - Fountains of Wayne

# 42 –  Youth & Young Manhood – Kings of Leon

Youth & Young Manhood - Kings of Leon

# 41 – Absolution – Muse

Absolution - Muse

# 40 – The RavenLou Reed

The Raven - Lou Reed

# 39 – Rupi’s Dance – Ian Anderson

Rupi's Dance - Ian Anderson

# 38 – Chain Gang of Love – The Raveonettes

Chain Gang of Love - The Raveonettes

# 37 – Waking the FallenAvenged Sevenfold

Waking the Fallen - Avenged Sevenfold

# 36 – Doll RevolutionThe Bangles

Doll Revolution - The Bangles

# 35 – Transatlanticism – Death Cab for Cutie

Transatlanticism - Death Cab for Cutie

# 34 – Old World Underground, Where Are You Now?Metric

Old World Underground, Where Are You Now? - Metric

# 33 – Rock ‘n’ Roll – Ryan Adams

Rock 'n' Roll - Ryan Adams

# 32 – As the Eternal Cowboy – Against Me!

As the Eternal Cowboy - Against Me!

# 31 – MescaleroZZ Top

Mescalero - ZZ Top

# 30 – Couldn’t Have Said It BetterMeat Loaf

Couldn't Have Said It Better - Meat Loaf

# 29 – Train of ThoughtDream Theater

Train of Thought - Dream Theater

# 28 –A Rush of Blood to the Head – Coldplay

A Rush of Blood to the Head – Coldplay

# 27 – The Eyes of Alice CooperAlice Cooper

The Eyes of Alice Cooper - Alice Cooper

# 26 – The Curse of BlondieBlondie

The Curse of Blondie - Blondie

# 25 – Get Born – Jet

Get Born - Jet

# 24 – North – Elvis Costello

North - Elvis Costello

# 23 – Thirteenth Step A Perfect Circle

Thirteenth Step - A Perfect Circle

# 22 – Take This to Your Grave Fall Out Boy

Take This to Your Grave - Fall Out Boy

# 21 – World Without TearsLucinda Williams

World Without Tears - Lucinda Williams

# 20 – Do It For LoveHall & Oates

Do It For Love - Hall & Oates

# 19 – De-Loused in the Comatorium – The Mars Volta

De-Loused in the Comatorium - The Mars Volta

# 18 – Go – Pat Benatar

Go - Pat Benatar

# 17 – Say You WillFleetwood Mac

Say You Will - Fleetwood Mac

# 16 – The Dresden Dolls – The Dresden Dolls

The Dresden Dolls - The Dresden Dolls

# 15 – MeteoraLinkin Park

Meteora - Linkin Park

# 14 – Ringo RamaRingo Rama

Ringo Rama - Ringo Rama

# 13 – Reality – David Bowie

Reality - David Bowie

# 12 – Room on Fire – The Strokes

Room on Fire - The Strokes

# 11 – The Wind – Warren Zevon

The Wind - Warren Zevon

# 10 – The Power to BelieveKing Crimson

The Power to Believe - King Crimson

# 9 – Frank – Amy Winehouse

Frank - Amy Winehouse

# 8 – Hail to the ThiefRadiohead

Hail to the Thief - Radiohead

# 7 – Heavier ThingsJohn Mayer

Heavier Things - John Mayer

# 6 – The Soul SessionsJoss Stone

The Soul Sessions - Joss Stone

# 5 – High Dive – Maria McKee

High Dive - Maria McKee

# 4 – Fallen – Evanescence

Fallen - Evanescence

# 3 – ElephantThe White Stripes

Elephant - The White Stripes

# 2 – Everything Must GoSteely Dan

Everything Must Go - Steely Dan

# 1 – Hittin’ the NoteThe Allman Brothers Band

Hittin' the Note - The Allman Brothers Band

Updated April 29, 2023

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