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Best Albums of 1997

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Listed below are the greatest albums of 1997 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 24,000 greatest album charts.

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1997 year summaryThe best artists of 1997 were Radiohead, Björk , Elliott Smith, The Verve, Modest Mouse, Spiritualized, Foo Fighters, Built To Spill, Godspeed You! Black Emperor and The Prodigy.
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RankAlbumArtist
1.

OK ComputerUnited Kingdom Radiohead
Year of Release:1997Appears in:2,847 charts
Rank in 1997:1Rank Score:159,785
Rank in 1990s1Overall Rank:1
Average Rating: Top rated 91/100 (3,274 votes)
Comments: 567 comments
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2.

HomogenicIceland Björk
Year of Release:1997Appears in:535 charts
Rank in 1997:2Rank Score:13,768
Rank in 1990s34Overall Rank:148
Average Rating:  83/100 (665 votes)
Comments: 53 comments
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3.

Either/OrUnited States Elliott Smith
Year of Release:1997Appears in:494 charts
Rank in 1997:3Rank Score:12,843
Rank in 1990s38Overall Rank:161
Average Rating:  83/100 (562 votes)
Comments: 31 comments
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4.

Urban HymnsUnited Kingdom The Verve
Year of Release:1997Appears in:488 charts
Rank in 1997:4Rank Score:11,393
Rank in 1990s43Overall Rank:183
Average Rating:  77/100 (704 votes)
Comments: 47 comments
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5.

The Lonesome Crowded WestUnited States Modest Mouse
Year of Release:1997Appears in:397 charts
Rank in 1997:5Rank Score:11,246
Rank in 1990s44Overall Rank:185
Average Rating:  84/100 (483 votes)
Comments: 42 comments
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6.

Ladies And Gentlemen We Are Floating In SpaceUnited Kingdom Spiritualized
Year of Release:1997Appears in:420 charts
Rank in 1997:6Rank Score:10,152
Rank in 1990s48Overall Rank:212
Average Rating:  83/100 (515 votes)
Comments: 47 comments
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7.

The Colour And The ShapeUnited States Foo Fighters
Year of Release:1997Appears in:403 charts
Rank in 1997:7Rank Score:9,099
Rank in 1990s53Overall Rank:235
Average Rating:  78/100 (576 votes)
Comments: 43 comments
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8.

Perfect From Now OnUnited States Built To Spill
Year of Release:1997Appears in:283 charts
Rank in 1997:8Rank Score:6,702
Rank in 1990s60Overall Rank:311
Average Rating:  83/100 (319 votes)
Comments: 22 comments
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9.

F♯A♯∞Canada Godspeed You! Black Emperor
Year of Release:1997Appears in:303 charts
Rank in 1997:9Rank Score:6,346
Rank in 1990s63Overall Rank:327
Average Rating:  84/100 (379 votes)
Comments: 34 comments
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10.

The Fat of The LandUnited Kingdom The Prodigy
Year of Release:1997Appears in:270 charts
Rank in 1997:10Rank Score:5,378
Rank in 1990s77Overall Rank:381
Average Rating:  76/100 (411 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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Best Albums of 1997 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 15 2%
David Bowie 3 0%
Autechre 3 0%
Mogwai 3 0%
Marc Almond & Foetus 2 0%
Amp 2 0%
The Promise Ring 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 468 47%
United Kingdom 214 21%
Canada 39 4%
Germany 30 3%
Mixed Nationality 29 3%
Australia 28 3%
France 18 2%
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