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 Songs: Ohia.
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14,896
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5,101
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4,658
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3,952
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3,237
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 1 of 100

Best Albums of 2003 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 14 1%
William Basinski 5 1%
King Crimson 4 0%
Pearl Jam 3 0%
Tom Jones 2 0%
Lou Reed 2 0%
Kings Of Leon 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 466 47%
United Kingdom 182 18%
Canada 53 5%
Mixed Nationality 36 4%
Germany 30 3%
Sweden 29 3%
Japan 23 2%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 928 93%
Yes 72 7%
Live? Albums %
No 981 98%
Yes 19 2%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 992 99%
Yes 8 1%
Best Ever Artists
1. The Beatles
2. Radiohead
3. Pink Floyd
4. David Bowie
5. Bob Dylan
6. Led Zeppelin
7. The Rolling Stones
8. Arcade Fire
9. The Velvet Underground
10. Nirvana
11. Kendrick Lamar
12. The Smiths
13. Neil Young
14. Pixies
15. Miles Davis
16. The Beach Boys
17. Kanye West
18. Jimi Hendrix
19. Bruce Springsteen
20. R.E.M.
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