Best Albums of 2003

Listed below are the best albums of 2003 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 41,000 greatest album charts.

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2003 year summaryThe best artists of 2003 were The White Stripes, Radiohead, Muse, The Strokes, The Shins, Death Cab For Cutie, The Postal Service, The Mars Volta, Explosions In The Sky and Yeah Yeah Yeahs.
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16,950
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5,585
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4,688
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4,165
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4,027
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 1 of 100

Best Albums of 2003 composition

Country Albums %


United States 456 46%
United Kingdom 181 18%
Canada 54 5%
Mixed Nationality 35 4%
Germany 32 3%
Sweden 30 3%
Japan 22 2%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 938 94%
Yes 62 6%
Live? Albums %
No 987 99%
Yes 13 1%
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