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Albums worth Buying from 2003

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Elephant
Elephant
"Changed my mind, I freaking love this cd and it deserves to be number one.  It is by far the best of the Stripes cds, and their last three albums are all fantastic. There are so many good tracks..."
Transatlanticism
Transatlanticism
"This album is a masterpiece, plain and simple.  I don't remember the last time an album has blown me away this much, lyrically and musically.  A must-have, I can't say it enough."
Deja Entendu
Deja Entendu
"A fantastic album.  The lyrics...talk about expressive.  Poetic. Buy it ASAP if you have any tolerance for emo."
Give Up
Give Up
"Would rank higher if not for the superior Death Cab release.  There are tracks here I tend to skip, but those that work more than make up for it.  One of the better side-project albums I can think of."
Sing The Sorrow
Sing The Sorrow
"I didn't really appreciate this album until 4 or 5 listens, but its grown on me tremendously.  It actually opens with 6 fantastic tracks in a row... how many albums even have 6 great tracks total?"
Room on Fire
Room on Fire
"IMO, less like Is This It part 2, and more like Is This It, the B-Sides... saved by 12:51 (one of the years best tracks) and Reptilia.  Good, but underwhelming."
Chutes Too Narrow
Chutes Too Narrow
"Great cd, also notable for no wasted tracks.  Different than their last and I am not sure if I like it more, but its a damn good cd."
Speakerboxxx / The Love Below
Speakerboxxx / The Love Below
"This is just a terrific album... er, albums.  I went two weeks simply alternating between the two.  No one else is making music like this, and i doubt anyone has the talent to try."
Hail To The Thief
Hail To The Thief
"Will Radiohead ever return to the heights of The Bends and Ok Computer?  I doubt it.  I much prefer this to Kid A or Amnesiac though.  Saw Radiohead live and these tracks sound better that way."
Rooney [Enhanced CD]
Rooney [Enhanced CD]
"Not on any lists by anyone I have seen, this album is a perfect warm-weather album, at the beach or loud in the car with the windows down.  A great debut, a cd you can listen to straight through."
Permission to Land
Permission to Land
"Where on Earth did this album come from?  Oh, the UK.  Kind of weakens toward the end of the album, and its short, but tracks 1-6 make my day on a consistent basis."
Up the Bracket
Up the Bracket
"Took a while to grow on me, but it did.  If you don't like it at first, give it a few more spins.  Not spectacular, but solid and retro in the right ways."
Logic Will Break Your Heart
Logic Will Break Your Heart
"How can I sum up this cd in one word... "Wow".  Yeah that'll do.  I actually prefer this to Interpol, simply because Interpol makes me play Joy Division... this cd I enjoy on its own."
Good Mourning
Good Mourning
"The first two tracks on this album make it list-worthy on their own, but this whole cd is great. I am surprised this cd doesn't come up more often..."
Fever To Tell
Fever To Tell
"This one took a while to grow on me because I was so disappointed in their first EP, but... they've really grown as a band.  Next album should really be quality."
Keep It Together
Keep It Together
"Again, this album receives far too little credit.  Another band that blew me away live, and another album you can listen to start to finish.  Their best album yet."
War All the Time
War All the Time
"I didn't find it to be as great as it was hyped to be, but this is a solid disc and among the best in its genre"
The Go
The Go
"Now this is more like it!  Jack White started this band as a side-project but their first cd without him is one of 2003's best... more solid rock music from Detroit.  Check it out."
Forty Hour Train Back to Penn
Forty Hour Train Back to Penn
"Painfully emo?  Perhaps, but when you're in the mood for such things, you could do much worse."
Marquee Moon
Marquee Moon
"I know, technically not released anywhere near 2003 but it did get a great re-release.  If you're curious who all these 2002-2003 bands that start with "The" are emulating, you need to get this album."
Blink 182
Blink 182
"Perhaps this should be filed under most improved instead of best, but regardless, I really like this cd.  First time I've thought that about Blink since Dude Ranch came out."
The Music
The Music
"How did this one slip under the radar?  Perhaps came out too early in 2003, but this album spent a long time in my cd player.  Their sound steals from a lot of bands, but they pull it off well."
In Reverie
In Reverie
"Saves the Day's worst album?  Maybe.  This is one over-produced cd.  If you hear the tracks live, it'll change your mind about the album.  Takes a lot of listens to get used to, but still a good cd."
The Strangest Things
The Strangest Things
""Everywhere you turn" and "Tidal Wave"... wow.  Different than anything out there really. Some joy division influence, sort of the strokes + Interpol..."
Meteora
Meteora
"Ok, so everyone has their guilty pleaures.  Linkin park is one of mine.  I can understand if you don't like them, but.. I enjoy this cd, a lot actually."