Kurt Cobain was found on April 8th, 1994. It was a sad day for alt.rock music lovers around the world.
Rolling Stone Magazine has a collection of articles, reviews, and videos.
On a related note, George Stroumboulopoulos pointed out on Edge last week that some of the best ground breaking albums were released at the same time as Nirvana's Nevermind, which goes to show that Nirvana wasn't the only cool kid on the block. Some of those albums from Massive Attack, Pixies, Lenny Kravitz, REM, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and U2. George works for MuchMusic and has a show airing tonight at 9:30 entitled 'Kurt: 10 Years After'
I don't think we had a single truly ground breaking album in all of 2003.