Best Albums of 2003

Listed below are the best albums of 2003 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 46,000 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 Songs: Ohia.
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 12 of 100

Best Albums of 2003 composition

Country Albums %


United States 462 46%
United Kingdom 180 18%
Canada 53 5%
Mixed Nationality 34 3%
Germany 33 3%
Sweden 31 3%
Japan 23 2%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 929 93%
Yes 72 7%
Live? Albums %
No 981 98%
Yes 20 2%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 992 99%
Yes 9 1%
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