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Date Album Artist Notes
1 I Am...Ayumi Hamasaki4th number 1 studio album
8 I Am Sam: Music From and Inspired By the Motion PictureVarious ArtistsSoundtrack
Jukebox SparrowsShannon McNally-
Light of Day, Day of DarknessGreen Carnation-
14 Neon GoldenThe Notwist-
15 DriveAlan Jackson-
Group TherapyConcrete Blonde-
Honour – Valour – PrideBolt Thrower-
Nude on the Moon: The B-52's AnthologyThe B-52'sCompilation
The Great DivideWillie Nelson-
Tenth DimensionBlaze-
18 World OutsideSocialburn-
21 Never Forget (Where You Come From)Bro'Sis-
22 Alkaline Trio / Hot Water MusicAlkaline Trio/Hot Water MusicSplit EP
And All That Could Have BeenNine Inch NailsLive DVD
BloodsportSneaker Pimps-
Flight of the BehemothSunn O-
The Playa Rich Project 2Various ArtistsCompilation
The Process of BeliefBad Religion-
Rock'n Roll GangsterFieldy's Dreams-
Spiritual MindedKRS-One-
28 Come with UsThe Chemical Brothers-
29 Blaque OutBlaque-
Classic MastersGeneral PublicCompilation
Denials Delusions and DecisionsJaguar WrightDebut
ElvaUnwritten Law-
The Essential Barbra StreisandBarbra StreisandCompilation
Six Degrees of Inner TurbulenceDream Theater-
? Two Rainy NightsJoe Jackson (live)-
1 ODamien Rice-
2 The BledThe BledEP
4 Sons of Northern DarknessImmortal-
5 After Everything Now ThisThe Church-
FranticBryan Ferry-
The Illusion of SafetyThrice-
J to tha L-O!: The RemixesJennifer LopezRemix album
The Second Stage Turbine BladeCoheed and Cambria-
Suicide by My SideSinergy-
Ultimate ManilowBarry ManilowCompilation
6 HTPHughes Turner Project-
12 Always Got TonightChris Isaak-
Apathy and ExhaustionThe Lawrence Arms-
Barricades & BrickwallsKasey ChambersUS
Feedback Is Payback1208-
Give 'Em the Boot IIIVarious ArtistsCompilation
On the RoadMiss KittinCompilation
14 One Deep BreathBradley Joseph-
15 Funnel WeaverBuckethead-
Music from the Major Motion Picture CrossroadsBritney SpearsSoundtrack
Remedy LanePain of Salvation-
18 GeogaddiBoards of CanadaEurope
Another Late Night: Zero 7Zero 7-
19 All Hail West TexasThe Mountain Goats-
As If to NothingCraig Armstrong-
BeautysleepTanya Donelly-
Best of the BluesGary MooreCompilation
CapricorniaMidnight Oil-
Don't Worry About MeJoey Ramone-
Goodbye Blue & WhiteLess Than JakeCompilation
Hate Breeds SufferingLock Up-
Is a WomanLambchop-
Kissin TimeMarianne Faithfull-
A Pair of KingsRiders in the Sky-
Sea of No CaresGreat Big SeaCanada
The Stability EPDeath Cab for CutieEP
We Are the Only Friends We HavePiebald-
The Worst You Can Do Is HarmThe Long Winters-
22 Good to GoJimmy Eat WorldEP
25 The BrotherhoodRunning Wild-
Catch 22Hypocrisy-
Full MoonBrandy-
SongsRegina Spektor-
Walking with TheeClinic-
Under Rug SweptAlanis Morissette-
26 Belly of the SunCassandra Wilson-
Burn It BlackInjected-
The Changing of TimesUnderøath-
Come Away with MeNorah JonesDebut
Gore ObsessedCannibal Corpse-
ImmerMichael MayerMix Compilation
LapalcoBrendan Benson-
Live in a DiveBracketLive
Lucky 7The Reverend Horton Heat-
Memories Are My Only WitnessYuka Honda-
Moulin Rouge! Music from Baz Luhrmann's Film, Vol. 2Various ArtistsSoundtrack
Source Tags & Codes...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of DeadDebut
SuperkalaCourse of Nature-
Watermelon, Chicken & GritzNappy RootsDebut
1 Queen of the DamnedVarious ArtistsSoundtrack
3 Hate Made Me8 Foot Sativa-
4 Words of Wisdom and HopeTeenage Fanclub-
5 Against Me! Is Reinventing Axl RoseAgainst Me!-
BYO Split Series, Vol. 3NOFX/RancidSplit LP
Didn't It RainSongs: Ohia-
The Eleventh HourJars of Clay-
England, Half-EnglishBilly Bragg and The Blokes-
Here Comes the ZooLocal H-
History LessensSkycladCompilation
IIconsNaughty By Nature-
1919 EternalBlack Label Society-
Sha ShaBen Kweller-
6 Burning AngelArch EnemyEP
This ArmorChihiro Onitsuka-
12 B2KB2K-
Become YouIndigo Girls-
Chapters From a Vale ForlornFalconer-
Favorite NoiseReel Big FishCompilation
Home from HomeMillencolin-
In Search Of...N*E*R*D-
ModulateBob Mould-
Resident Evil: Music from and Inspired by the Original Motion PictureVarious ArtistsSoundtrack
This Is the RemixDestiny's ChildRemix
VH1 Presents: The Corrs, Live in DublinThe CorrsLive
What It Is to BurnFinch-
13 Listen to My HeartBoAJapanese Debut
18 In Our GunGomez-
SpinDarren HayesSolo Debut; Australia
19 Drunken LullabiesFlogging Molly-
Far Side of the WorldJimmy Buffett-
Fused Together in Revolving DoorsThe Red Chord-
Hold Your Horse IsHella-
Land (1975–2002)Patti SmithCompilation
Lust in PhazeSoul Coughing-
A Night at the OperaBlind Guardian-
No Pads, No Helmets...Just BallsSimple Plan-
Now That's What I Call Music! 9 (U.S. series)Various ArtistsCompilation
Pied PiperDonovan-
The Rest of UsGas Huffer-
Rude AwakeningMegadethLive
SuperstarvedGravity Kills-
The Trials and Tribulations of Russell JonesOl' Dirty Bastard-
VH1 Behind the Music: The Daryl Hall and John Oates CollectionHall & OatesCompilation
World Outside My WindowGlenn Lewis-
23 OrGolden Boy with Miss Kittin-
25 Man and MachineU.D.O.-
Natural Born ChaosSoilwork-
A New Day Has ComeCeline Dion-
Nocturnal ActivityRae & Christian-
Now That's What I Call Music! 51 (U.K. series)Various ArtistsCompilation
Original Pirate MaterialThe StreetsDebut
The Remote PartIdlewild-
Rock in RioIron Maiden2xCD; Live
Weight of the WorldHarem ScaremJapan; released in Canada Oct. '02
26 The Best of Both WorldsR. Kelly & Jay-Z-
Behind Silence and SolitudeAll That Remains-
Down II: A Bustle in Your HedgerowDown-
Everyone Who Pretended to Like Me Is GoneThe Walkmen-
Kona TownPepper-
Special EditionInfamous Mobb-
Tell All Your FriendsTaking Back Sunday-
While You Weren't LookingCaitlin CarySolo Debut
31 DioramaSilverchair-


Date Album Artist Notes
1 CrySimple Minds-
Handcream for a GenerationCornershop-
Mclusky Do DallasMclusky-
Millennium Monsterwork 2000Fantômas and The MelvinsLive
ReleasePet Shop Boys-
2 All of the AboveJ-Live-
Every Road Leads Back to YouJuice Newton-
RamptonTeeth of Lions Rule the Divine-
Southern HummingbirdTweet-
Topsy-TurvyThe Apex TheoryBand later changed name to Mt. Helium
TremulantThe Mars VoltaEP
Turn It Up!: The Very Best ofBusta RhymesCompilation
3 Mild-Mannered SupermenThe Roy Clark Method-
4 Bitterness the Star36 Crazyfists-
8 Can You Do Me Good?Del Amitri-
9 Are You Passionate?Neil Young & Booker T & the MGs-
Avoid One ThingAvoid One Thing-
Cabin FeverRasputina-
Good HealthPretty Girls Make Graves-
GutterflowerGoo Goo Dolls-
How to Ruin EverythingFace to Face-
OnImperial Teen-
1000 KissesPatty Griffin-
Mirror MirrorTwiztidEP
Plastic FangThe Jon Spencer Blues Explosion-
The Sham MirrorsArcturus-
Silver LiningBonnie Raitt-
14 Living Well Is the Best RevengeMidtown-
No. 1BoA-
15 Hostile Ambient TakeoverThe Melvins-
16 AssemblyTheatre of Tragedy-
C'mon C'monSheryl Crow-
ControlPedro the Lion-
Heart to YoursMichelle WilliamsSolo debut
Long Walk Home: Music from the Rabbit-Proof FencePeter GabrielSoundtrack
Personal JournalsSage Francis-
Screwed Up Click RepresentaZ-Ro-
Slick ShoesSlick Shoes-
17 WarCryWarCryDebut
22 Another PhaseMaria Mena-
Love for the StreetsCaesars-
23 About a BoyBadly Drawn BoySoundtrack
I Am Not HomerDan Castellaneta-
Long Way HomeDokken-
No Shoes, No Shirt, No ProblemsKenny Chesney-
Only a Woman Like YouMichael Bolton-
OsakaThe Kickovers-
Power of the DragonflameRhapsody-
Purple WorldBig Moe-
StereoPaul Westerberg-
Thug MissesKhia-
When I Was CruelElvis Costello-
Wood/WaterThe Promise Ring-
Cee-Lo Green and His Perfect ImperfectionsCee-Lo Green-
Yankee Hotel FoxtrotWilco-
26 Guess Who's Back?50 CentCompilation
29 The Last BroadcastDoves-
Shadow ZoneAxel Rudi Pell-
30 Be Not NobodyVanessa CarltonDebut
Blazing ArrowBlackalicious-
Hood RichBig Tymers-
Living with the PastJethro TullLive
Music from and Inspired by Spider-ManVarious ArtistsSoundtrack
Punk Rock SongsBad ReligionCompilation
Ready Ready Set GoSimon & MiloCompilation
Resonance Vol. 2AnathemaCompilation
Trey AnastasioTrey Anastasio-
1 Castaways and CutoutsThe Decemberists-
2 The Beginning Stages of...The Polyphonic SpreeUS
6 40 YearsThe Dubliners-
Any Time NowO.A.R.Live
7 AliceTom Waits-
All Night Long: An IntroductionRainbowCompilation
Atticus: ...Dragging the LakeVarious ArtistsCompilation
Blood MoneyTom Waits-
BugDave Davies-
Dark DaysCoal Chamber-
Leaving Through the WindowSomething CorporateMajor label debut
MemoirsThe 3rd and the Mortal-
MTV Unplugged No. 2.0Lauryn HillLive
My Ride's HereWarren Zevon-
New BeatThe Exit-
Open Your EyesGoldfinger-
14 Black SunPrimal Fear-
Boo HooVoltaire-
Come Home with MeCam'ron-
Down the RoadVan Morrison-
Fantastic DamageEl-P-
On a WireThe Get Up Kids-
Vapor TrailsRush-
We Invented the RemixP. Diddy & Bad Boy RecordsRemix
20 The Big Come UpThe Black Keys-
DestinationRonan Keating-
Redemption's SonJoseph Arthur-
21 Alive or Just BreathingKillswitch Engage-
Amarillo SkyMcBride & the Ride-
Bona FideWishbone Ash-
Box Car RacerBox Car RacerDebut
45 or 46 Songs That Weren't Good Enough to Go on Our Other RecordsNOFXCompilation
45 RPM: The Singles of The TheThe TheCompilation
I LuciferiDanzig-
Killing the DragonDio-
Legacy...Hymns and FaithAmy Grant-
MendedMarc Anthony-
Merchants of CoolBad CompanyLive
Never a Dull MomentTommy Lee-
Now Presents: Off The HookVarious ArtistsCompilation
Space MetalStar One-
Sharpen Your TeethUgly Casanova-
Ten Years and RunningMxPxCompilation
Use Once and DestroySuperjoint Ritural-
26 Chronicle: Best of the WorkDr. DreCompilation
27 Night on My SideGemma Hayes-
A Ruff GuideTrickyCompilation
Thinking It OverLiberty XUK
28 The Eminem ShowEminem-
FreedomAndy Griggs-
RemissionMastodonFull-length Debut
Say Something NastyNashville Pussy-
Surrounded by ThievesHigh on Fire-
1 Up All NightGore Gore Girls-
2 The Private PressDJ Shadow-
3 AnotherLateNight: Groove ArmadaGroove ArmadaCompilation
Dying in StereoNorthern StateDebut
Live 1990HawkwindLive 1990
StorytellingBelle & Sebastian-
Thought for FoodThe BooksDebut
Tr3s LunasMike Oldfield-
4 The Best of Buju BantonBuju BantonCompilation
The Best of INXSINXSCompilation
ElectricJack Ingram-
Cookie: The Anthropological MixtapeMeshell Ndegeocello-
DetailsFrou FrouEP
Dirty VegasDirty Vegas-
The Elusive Light and Sound, Vol. 1Steve Vai-
Good Morning AztlánLos Lobos-
Let GoAvril LavigneDebut
Life Goes OnDonell Jones-
Situationist ComedyDillinger Four-
Soundbombing IIIVarious ArtistsCompilation
Suicide Notes and Butterfly KissesAtreyu-
Under tha InfluenceDJ Quik-
Warriors of the WorldManowar-
6 Live in LiverpoolEcho & the BunnymenLive
Sing Sing Death HouseThe Distillers-
8 The Madness of the CrowdsAce Troubleshooter-
10 Plastic SkiesBodyjar-
2G+2The FallCompilation
11 Dying for the WorldW.A.S.P.-
Full CircleBoyz II Men-
God Loves UglyAtmosphere-
HeathenDavid Bowie-
In Violet LightThe Tragically Hip-
It's Not Too LateNeal Morse-
Live in the Classic CityWidespread PanicLive
Maia SharpMaia Sharp-
No!They Might Be Giants-
Pet Sounds LiveBrian WilsonLive
Sticks and StonesNew Found Glory-
Suicide InvoiceHot Snakes-
This Is The Life I LeadDaz Dillinger-
Time Bomb High SchoolReigning Sound-
The True MeaningCormega-
18 As I Lay Dying/American TragedyAs I Lay Dying/American TragedySplit Album
MasqueradeWyclef Jean-
Border GirlPaulina RubioDebut-English Crossover Album
BunkkaPaul Oakenfold-
Degradation TripJerry Cantrell-
The EssentialsBananarama-
GravityOur Lady Peace-
Hard Rock BottomNo Use for a Name-
Live at the Temple Bar and MoreFishboneLive
lovehatetragedyPapa Roach-
Pop 'Til You DropA*Teens-
Universal Truths and CyclesGuided by Voices-
19 Deep RiverHikaru Utada-
23 Born a LionDanko JonesDebut
24 Century ChildNightwish-
Clubland – The Ride of Your LifeClublandCompilation
Drink MeQueenadreena-
Hunters and PreyAngraEP
Visions from the Spiral GeneratorVintersorg-
25 Born to ReignWill Smith-
God's FavoriteN.O.R.E.-
Cheer Up!Reel Big Fish-
Coup de GraceOrange Goblin-
Get Ya Mind CorrectChamillionaire & Paul Wall-
Kings of PopHome Grown-
Live at BudokanOzzy OsbourneLive
Murray StreetSonic Youth-
Punk-O-Rama Vol. 7Various ArtistsCompilation
Soma HolidayGreenwheel-
Songs About JaneMaroon 5-
Strange Beautiful MusicJoe Satriani-
Today, Tomorrow, and ForeverElvis Presley-
Truthfully SpeakingTruth Hurts-
The UsedThe UsedDebut


Date Album Artist Notes
1 Heathen ChemistryOasis-
Hullabaloo SoundtrackMuseLive
2002 Warped Tour CompilationVarious ArtistsCompilation
2 CharangoMorcheeba-
StashCypress HillEP
Classics Selected by Brian WilsonThe Beach BoysCompilation
From Illmatic to Stillmatic: The RemixesNasEP
Irv Gotti Presents: The Inc.Murder Inc. RecordsCompilation
O, Yeah! Ultimate Aerosmith HitsAerosmithCompilation
ShenanigansGreen DayCompilation
Steady as She GoesVoodoo Glow Skulls-
21 SinglesThe Jesus and Mary ChainCompilation
The Ultimate KansasKansasCompilation
The Very Best of Chicago: Only the BeginningChicagoCompilation
This Is the RemixJessica SimpsonRemix
Worship and TributeGlassjaw-
8 Greatest HitsSpaceCompilation
9 At the River's Edge: Live in St. LouisStyxLive
Bacdafucup Part IIOnyx-
Bag of HitsFun Lovin' CriminalsCompilation
By the WayRed Hot Chili Peppers-
A Gangster and a GentlemanStyles P-
Hard CandyCounting Crows-
A Jackknife to a SwanThe Mighty Mighty Bosstones-
The Underdog EPYellowcardEP
10 Parade of ChaosZao-
16 Busted StuffDave Matthews Band-
ControlPedro the Lion-
DaybreakerBeth Orton-
DreamlandRobert Plant-
HeadspacePulse Ultra-
Highly EvolvedThe Vines-
I Miss My FriendDarryl Worley-
Live from New York City, 1967Simon & GarfunkelLive 1967
Want ItBuju BantonCompilation
Yoshimi Battles the Pink RobotsThe Flaming Lips-
17 Welcome to Blue IslandEnuff Z'nuffJapan
22 Now That's What I Call Music! 52 (U.K. series)Various ArtistsCompilation
23 Bermuda TriangleBuckethead-
Community ServiceThe Crystal Method-
CompletelyDiamond Rio-
I Brought You My Bullets, You Brought Me Your LoveMy Chemical RomanceDebut
Mack 10 Presents da HoodMack 10-
Man with a MemoryJoe Nichols-
Now That's What I Call Music! 10 (U.S. series)Various ArtistsCompilation
RevolverlutionPublic Enemy-
Sink or SwimThe WaifsUS
500 DegreezLil Wayne-
26 The CoralThe Coral-
30 Alive!SnotLive
The AmalgamutFilter-
Back to ThenDarius Rucker-
BrontosaurusDa Vinci's Notebook-
ConcreteFear Factory-
Faces & NamesDave Pirner-
All I HaveAmerieDebut
Fashionably LateLinda Thompson-
In a Word: Yes (1969 – )YesBox Set
Learning from FallingLamya-
ReanimationLinkin Park-
The RisingBruce Springsteen-
2 Inside Wants OutJohn MayerEP' Re-release
The Inhuman ConditionSam RobertsEP
3 Fue Por TiEricson Alexander Molano-
5 Evil HeatPrimal Scream-
SurfRoddy FrameUK
6 Attack of the Attacking ThingsJean GraeDebut
Drunk Enough to DanceBowling for Soup-
The FixScarface-
HeavenDJ Sammy-
King Biscuit Flower Hour Presents Ringo & His New All-Starr BandRingo StarrLive
Miss FortuneAllison Moorer-
No SecretsNo Secrets-
Thug HolidayTrick Daddy-
TurboThe Pietasters-
Whip It OnThe RaveonettesDebut EP
WishfireThe Crüxshadows-
UnleashedToby Keith-
8 The Charles C. LearyDevendra Banhart-
11 Melody A.M.Röyksopp-
12 Cool Summer ReggaeAswad-
13 All the Time in the WorldJump5-
American CheeseNerf Herder-
At Sixes and SevensSirenia-
Cherry MarmaladeKay Hanley-
Lifted or The Story Is in the Soil, Keep Your Ear to the GroundBright Eyes-
Living TargetsBeatsteaks-
The MagnificentDJ Jazzy Jeff-
The MantleAgalloch-
Minority of OneDag Nasty-
October RoadJames Taylor-
RebirthKeith Sweat-
This SideNickel Creek-
Trinity (Past, Present and Future)Slum Village-
VanityEighteen Visions-
Welcome to Discovery ParkBrad-
Wiretap ScarsSparta-
XDef Leppard-
15 We Will Be Dead TomorrowRaging Speedhorn-
16 Foretold in the Language of DreamsNatacha Atlas & Marc Eagleton Project-
FZ:OZFrank ZappaLive 1976
19 HometimeAlison MoyetUK
Turn on the Bright LightsInterpol-
20 Animal HouseAngie Martinez-
Black Letter DaysFrank Black and the Catholics-
BlacklistedNeko Case-
Damage DoneDark Tranquillity-
DetoxTreble Charger-
Devil's WorkshopFrank Black and the Catholics-
EasyKelly Willis-
Hijas del TomateLas Ketchup-
If It Was YouTegan and Sara-
In Their Darkened ShrinesNile-
Kill the MoonlightSpoon-
LiveThe Black Crowes2xCD; Live
Lord Willin'Clipse-
My Fever BrokeRasputinaEP
One BeatSleater-Kinney-
Past LivesBlack SabbathLive Compilation
Since We've Become TranslucentMudhoney-
Something Worth Leaving BehindLee Ann Womack-
Tropical StormBeenie Man-
Waking the DeadL.A. Guns-
26 Expanding SensesDarkaneEurope
A Rush of Blood to the HeadColdplay-
Angels with Dirty FacesSugababes-
27 Again, for the First TimeBleach-
Corporate AmericaBoston-
DaylightDuncan Sheik-
Diamond PrincessTrina-
Gotta Get Thru ThisDaniel Bedingfield-
HomeDixie Chicks-
Into Your HeadBBMak-
Irony Is a Dead SceneThe Dillinger Escape Plan with Mike PattonEP
Johnny Cash at Madison Square GardenJohnny CashLive
Just Tryin' Ta LiveDevin the Dude-
Lost in SpaceAimee Mann-
Mind ElevationNightmares on Wax-
The Mix TapeKRS-OneCompilation
Monsters, Inc. Scream Factory FavoritesRiders in the Sky-
My TownMontgomery Gentry-
No Stranger to ShameUncle Kracker-
The N.W.A Legacy, Vol. 2N.W.ACompilation
Outrospective / ReperspectiveFaithless-
SaturateBreaking BenjaminDebut
SnowSpock's Beard-
Songs for the DeafQueens of the Stone Age-
Stone SourStone Sour-
30 Seconds to MarsThirty Seconds to Mars-
Undaground LegendLil' FlipDebut
30 Meant to BeSelwyn-
2 Beginner's LuckCowboy Troy-
Critical MassThreshold-
Mastered by Guy at The ExchangeMax Tundra[24]
The MusicThe MusicUK
3 Another EarthquakeAaron Carter-
BYO Split Series, Vol. 4Anti-Flag/The Bouncing SoulsSplit Album
Reroute to RemainIn Flames-
Sadness Will PrevailToday Is the Day-
5 The Heat of Balkan Gypsy SoulFerus Mustafov[25]
OK GoOK GoDebut
9 AlexisonfireAlexisonfire-
Feels So GoodAtomic Kitten-
Intergalactic Sonic 7″sAshCompilation
10 4NYCJordan Rudess-
Golden GrainDisturbing tha Peace-
Greatest HitsRun-D.M.C.Compilation
Cross Canadian RagweedCross Canadian RagweedDebut
IlluminationPaul Weller-
Live on St. Patrick's Day From Boston, MADropkick MurphysLive
ParadiseKenny G-
Roger Miret and the DisastersRoger Miret and the Disasters-
ScarsGary Moore-
SleeplessPeter Wolf-
So Much Shouting, So Much LaughterAni DiFrancoLive
Still Alive... And Well?MegadethCompilation
Warts and All: Volume 2MoeLive
17 The Art of BalanceShadows Fall-
Dial-A-Song: 20 Years of They Might Be GiantsThey Might Be GiantsCompilation
Heavy TrafficStatus Quo-
Internet Dating SuperstudsThe Vandals-
Let GoNada Surf-
Light & MagicLadytron-
QuizasEnrique Iglesias-
Rainy Day AssemblyTess Wiley-
The Richest Man in BabylonThievery Corporation-
Stanley ClimbfallLifehouse-
Theory of a DeadmanTheory of a DeadmanDebut
Whole Numbers Play the BasicsCasino Versus Japan[26]
18 By the Grace of GodThe Hellacopters-
23 Another Late Night: Tommy GuerreroTommy GuerreroCompilation
20 Years of DischordVarious ArtistsDischord Records Box Set
When the Roses Bloom AgainLaura Cantrell-
24 Almost an IslandWolfstone-
CravemanTed Nugent-
The Creek Drank the CradleIron & Wine-
DemolitionRyan AdamsDemos
Dutty RockSean Paul-
Head on StraightTonic-
The Headphone MasterpieceCody Chesnutt-
A Hundred Days OffUnderworld-
In AbsentiaPorcupine Tree-
The InstigatorRhett Miller-
JerusalemSteve Earle-
The Lion and the WitchWeezerEP
The Lost TapesNasCompilation
The Naked Ride HomeJackson Browne-
Newsboys RemixedNewsboysRemix
Purple OnionColonel Les Claypool's Fearless Flying Frog Brigade-
Sea ChangeBeck-
Side HustlesUGK-
Strong EnoughTravis Tritt-
Under a Pale Grey SkySepulturaLive
UpPeter Gabriel-
Voyage to IndiaIndia.Arie-
30 BustedBusted-
Forty LicksThe Rolling StonesCompilation
Life on Other PlanetsSupergrass-
Live in MidgårdTherionLive
A New MorningSuede-
The Outer MarkerJust Jack-
The Ragpicker's DreamMark Knopfler-


Date Album Artist Notes
1 The All-American RejectsThe All-American Rejects-
Before the Backstreet Boys 1989–1993Nick CarterCompilation
The Complete Singles Collection 1994-2000The UnseenCompilation
Cruel SmileElvis Costello and the Imposters-
The Execution of All ThingsRilo Kiley-
Live in ParisDiana KrallLive
Man Vs. MachineXzibit-
To Live and Die in CADaz Dillinger-
To Understand: The Early Recordings of Matthew SweetMatthew SweetCompilation
TuxicityRichard Cheese and Lounge Against the Machine-
Twisted AngelLeAnn Rimes-
The Young and the HopelessGood Charlotte-
2 Consumed by Your PoisonDespised Icon-
7 Entering the SpectraKarmakanic-
8 Alienating Our AudienceMindless Self IndulgenceLive
The Bad, the Worse, and the Out of PrintThe Bouncing SoulsCompilation
BareNakedJennifer Love Hewitt-
Ben Folds LiveBen FoldsLive
BounceBon Jovi-
CautionHot Water Music-
CloneLeo Kottke & Mike Gordon-
ComaliesLacuna Coil-
Cruelty Without BeautySoft Cell-
Device, Voice, DrumKansasLive
Early YearsTiger ArmyEP
El Cielodredg-
Electric TearsBuckethead-
1st ClassLarge Professor-
Fuck the SystemThe Exploited-
Golden RoadKeith Urban-
Happy With What You Have to Be Happy WithKing CrimsonEP
It Won't Be Christmas Without YouBrooks & DunnChristmas
Jingle All the WayCrash Test DummiesChristmas
Kings of CrunkLil Jon & the Eastside Boyz-
The Last DJTom Petty and the Heartbreakers-
Lost HorizonsLemon Jelly-
Make Up the BreakdownHot Hot HeatDebut
Mis Boleros FavoritosLuis MiguelCompilation
Not 4 SaleSammy Hagar and The Waboritas-
Power in NumbersJurassic 5EP
Rise Above: 24 Black Flag Songs to Benefit the West Memphis ThreeRollins BandCovers album
Rollin' StonedKottonmouth Kings-
Sean-Nós NuaSinéad O'ConnorTraditional Irish songs
This Is Who I AmHeather HeadleyDebut
Wonder What's NextChevelle-
Velocity of SoundThe Apples in Stereo-
11 Being Out RocksVarious ArtistsCompilation
I to SkyJJ72-
14 FootprintsHolly Valance-
HateThe Delgados-
Out from Out WhereAmon Tobin-
Up the BracketThe Libertines-
15 The All-American RejectsThe All-American Rejects-
Attack!!Yngwie J. Malmsteen-
CryFaith HillHill's third consecutive album to reach no. 1
Heavy Metal ThunderSaxon-
Let It RainTracy Chapman-
Paullelujah!MC Paul Barman-
Perfecting LonelinessJets to Brazil-
Santa Claus LaneHilary DuffChristmas; Debut
10LL Cool J-
Red Hot + Riot: The Music and Spirit of Fela KutiVarious ArtistsRed Hot Benefit Series
Waiting for My Rocket to ComeJason Mraz-
You Forgot It in PeopleBroken Social Scene-
20 Slanted and Enchanted: Luxe & ReduxePavementCompilation
21 All Eyez on MeMonica-
Comfort In SoundFeeder-
Human ConditionsRichard Ashcroft-
The Kiss of MorningGraham Coxon-
Our House: the Original SongsMadnessCompilation
22 Best of BowieDavid BowieCompilation
Christmas Is Almost HereCarly SimonChristmas
Dancing Down the Stony RoadChris Rea-
The Essential Leonard CohenLeonard CohenCompilation
GarfieldAdam Green-
A Girl Can Mack3LW-
Is This Thing Loaded?Northstar-
It Had to Be You: the Great American SongbookRod StewartCovers
Live From Camp X-RayRocket from the Crypt-
Neva SurrendaOutlawz-
New Earth MudChris Robinson-
One by OneFoo Fighters-
Order of the LeechNapalm Death-
Save Rock 'n' RollThe Flaming Sideburns-
Some ThingsLasgo-
Spend the NightThe Donnas-
Symptom of the Universe: The Original Black Sabbath 1970-1978Black SabbathCompilation
Wishes: A Holiday AlbumKenny GHoliday
25 PresentKilling Heidi-
28 ( )Sigur Rós-
Crimson ThunderHammerFall-
Enjoy the MomentRandy Napoleon
Forever DelayedManic Street PreachersCompilation
A New Day at MidnightDavid Gray
Now or NeverNick Carter-
Oh Me Oh MyDevendra Banhart-
Scarlet's WalkTori Amos-
Simply DeepKelly Rowland-
Unholy CultImmolation
29 Da CapoAce of Base-
Divine DiscontentSixpence None the Richer-
Liza's BackLiza MinnelliLive
Lucky DayShaggy-
MeltRascal Flatts-
The Metal Opera Part IIAvantasia-
8 Mile: Music from and Inspired by the Motion PictureEminemSoundtrack
Pistols at DawnConsumed-
Santa Hooked Me UpB2KChristmas
StrippedChristina Aguilera-
Thug World OrderBone Thugs-N-Harmony-
31 Something Good Is Going to Happen to YouBaboon-
Season's Greetings from moe.MoeChristmas
2 A Wonderful WorldTony Bennett and k.d. lang-
Live at Folsom Field, Boulder, ColoradoDave Matthews BandLive
4 The Ballad HitsRoxetteCompilation
Eddie's ArchiveIron MaidenBox Set
Family TreeBjörkBox Set
Greatest HitsBjörkCompilation
The GuestPhantom Planet-
À la vie, à la mort !Johnny HallydayDouble album
One LoveBlue-
Yanqui U.X.O.Godspeed You! Black Emperor-
5 American IV: The Man Comes AroundJohnny Cash-
AnthologyCarly SimonCompilation
The Wraith: Shangri-LaInsane Clown Posse-
The Best of 1990-2000U2Compilation +2 new tracks
Corridos de MuerteAsesino-
Edward the GreatIron MaidenCompilation
Grandes ÉxitosShakiraCompilation
Have You Fed the Fish?Badly Drawn Boy-
JustifiedJustin TimberlakeDebut
LiveAlison KraussLive
Live at the Rams HeadLittle FeatLive
MachineYeah Yeah YeahsEP
The Morning AfterDeborah Cox-
The OdysseySymphony X-
One More Car, One More RiderEric ClaptonLive
Punishment in CapitalsNapalm DeathLive
Red Letter DaysThe Wallflowers-
Stars – The Best of 1992–2002The CranberriesCompilation
Still GhettoJaheim-
TallahasseeThe Mountain Goats-
We Are ScienceDot Allison-
11 Back in the U.S.Paul McCartney2xCD + DVD; Live
Unbreakable – The Greatest Hits Vol. 1WestlifeCompilation
12 Away from the Sun3 Doors Down-
Back Into Your SystemSaliva-
The Best of Siouxsie & the BansheesSiouxsie and the BansheesCompilation
The Blueprint²: The Gift & the CurseJay-Z-
A Christmas Gift of LoveBarry ManilowChristmas album
DarkhorseCrazy Town-
Symbol of LifeParadise Lost-
Dutty RockSean Paul-
Greatest Hits 1970-2002Elton JohnCompilation
Loose ScrewThe Pretenders-
LoyaltyFat Joe-
Monsters in the ClosetSwollen MembersCompilation
More Than You Think You AreMatchbox Twenty-
Resurrection Through CarnageBloodbath-
Riot ActPearl Jam-
So Happily UnsatisfiedNine Days-
TestifyPhil Collins-
Tribute to the GodsIced EarthCovers album
Under ConstructionMissy Elliott-
14 Folk the World TourFlight of the ConchordsLive, debut
On a WireThe Get Up Kids-
18 BrainwashedGeorge Harrison-
EscapologyRobbie Williams-
FatalHussein Fatal-
Greatest HitsLighthouse FamilyCompilation
LiveRunning WildLive
More Than a WomanToni Braxton-
Now That's What I Call Music! 53 (U.K. series)Various ArtistsCompilation
Organik RemixesRobert MilesRemix
Up!Shania TwainSold in Country, Pop and World versions; 11x Platinum
19 AudioslaveAudioslaveDebut
Chicago: Music from the Miramax Motion PictureVarious ArtistsSoundtrack
The End of All Things to ComeMudvayne-
Greatest HitsGeto Boys-
Last TemptationJa Rule-
Mic Club: The CurriculumCanibus-
Now That's What I Call Music! 11 (U.S. series)Various ArtistsCompilation
QualityTalib KweliDebut
Runaway TrainOleanderEP
Slicker Than Your AverageCraig David-
TravelogueJoni Mitchell-
Uncontrollable FatulenceVarious ArtistsCompilation
Wait for MeSusan Tedeschi-
23 Naughty or Nice3LW-
25 The Last DanceStepsCompilation
Seeing DoubleS Club-
This Is Me... ThenJennifer Lopez-
26 Better Dayz2Pac-
The Bootleg Series Vol. 5: Bob Dylan Live 1975, The Rolling Thunder RevueBob DylanLive 1975
Burned Alive By TimeEvergreen Terrace-
Does This Look Infected?Sum 41-
Dru World OrderDru Hill-
DuetsBarbra StreisandCompilation
EmotionalK-Ci and JoJo-
EncoreLionel RichieLive
Good Timin': Live at Knebworth England 1980The Beach BoysLive 1980
Greatest HitsWill SmithCompilation
I & I SurvivedBad Brains-
It Ain't Safe No MoreBusta Rhymes-
Lil' BeethovenSparks-
Paid tha Cost to Be da Bo$Snoop Dogg-
PhrenologyThe Roots-
Red 13JourneyEP
Shut UpKelly Osbourne-
Steal This Album!System of a Down-
Tim McGraw and the Dancehall DoctorsTim McGraw-
27 Step into My Heartimmi-
29 PrefaceJessica Harp-
Skylarkin'Mic Christopher-
Twelve Shots on the RocksHanoi Rocks-
1 El Sello De Los TiemposWarCry-
2 Dive InDariusDebut
Goodnight SunMike Farris-
3 CharmbraceletMariah Carey-
6 Breaking Up Gray SkiesZayra Alvarez-
Lost as OneWhispering Gallery-
Taking the LeadElias Viljanen-
9 Cold Black Piece of FleshSacrificium-
Makowiecki BandTomasz Makowiecki-
10 200 km/h in the Wrong Lanet.A.T.u.-
Electric CircusCommon-
Feast on ScrapsAlanis MorissetteLive DVD
I Care 4 UAaliyahCompilation
Just WhitneyWhitney Houston-
Legend of the Liquid SwordGZA-
Naughty or Nice3LWChristmas
Round RoomPhish-
11 CARPE DIEMYellow Generation-
Radio Caroline Vol.1Miss KittinCompilation
Sugar HighChihiro Onitsuka-
13 God's SonNas-
Teraz wiemSzymon Wydra-
16 ChloëChloë AgnewDebut
17 Don't Stop Movin'S Club-
Game TimeLil' Romeo-
MTV Unplugged 2.0Dashboard ConfessionalLive
24 The GenesisYngwie Malmsteen-
What If It All Means SomethingChantal KreviazukCanada
26 Solo StarSolange Knowles-
31 Revenge Is My NameIron Mask-

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Top 10 selling albums of the year in the US

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  2. NellyvilleNelly
  3. Let GoAvril Lavigne
  4. BritneyBritney Spears
  5. Laundry ServiceShakira
  6. Silver Side UpNickelback
  7. A New Day Has ComeCeline Dion
  8. 8701Usher
  9. HomeDixie Chicks
  10. MissundaztoodPink

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