Best Albums of 2003

Listed below are the best albums of 2003 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 45,000 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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16,287
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4,742
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4,175
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3,744
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Best Albums of 2003 composition

Country Albums %


United States 461 46%
United Kingdom 182 18%
Canada 53 5%
Mixed Nationality 32 3%
Germany 30 3%
Sweden 28 3%
Japan 25 2%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 931 93%
Yes 70 7%
Live? Albums %
No 983 98%
Yes 18 2%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 996 100%
Yes 5 0%
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