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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14,293
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Best Albums of 2003 composition

Country Albums %


United States 461 46%
United Kingdom 181 18%
Canada 53 5%
Mixed Nationality 35 4%
Sweden 31 3%
Germany 30 3%
Japan 23 2%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 929 93%
Yes 71 7%
Live? Albums %
No 981 98%
Yes 19 2%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 991 99%
Yes 9 1%
Best Artists of the 1990s
1. Radiohead
2. Nirvana (US)
3. Neutral Milk Hotel
4. The Smashing Pumpkins
5. My Bloody Valentine
6. Oasis
7. Pearl Jam
8. Weezer
9. R.E.M.
10. Richard David James
11. Björk
12. Pavement
13. Jeff Buckley
14. Blur
15. Nas
16. Elliott Smith
17. Portishead
18. Sigur Rós
19. Red Hot Chili Peppers
20. Belle And Sebastian
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