I take this list with about a boatload of salt. Especially when they list one hit wonders like "Junior Senior", as well as Metallica's "St. Anger" which has only sold about 1.5 million copies in the U.S.
I think it's a shame that they left out Audioslave, in additon to Hatebreed's newest album, which is being heralded as the one of, if not the greatest hardcore albums of all time. Not to mention it debuted No. 30 on Billboards Top 200, and made #1 on their hard charts.
I'd love to visit the colleges and coffee shops they poll kids at for these ridiculous lists.
I don't really want to comment on this list because I've only heard a handful of these albums, so I won't.
'Course, as it always needs to be said with these types of things, high sales don't necessarily equal good, and low sales don't necessarily equal bad.
And Audioslave came out in 2002--that probably explains why it's not on this "best of 2003" list.