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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 16,000 greatest album charts.

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

OK ComputerUnited Kingdom Radiohead
Year of Release:1997Appears in:2,112 charts
Rank in 1997:1Rank Score:124,122
Rank in 1990s1Overall Rank:1
Average Rating: 91/100 (2,283 votes)
Comments: 419 comments
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2.

HomogenicIceland Björk
Year of Release:1997Appears in:359 charts
Rank in 1997:2Rank Score:9,805
Rank in 1990s40Overall Rank:165
Average Rating: 82/100 (429 votes)
Comments: 35 comments
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3.

Urban HymnsUnited Kingdom The Verve
Year of Release:1997Appears in:372 charts
Rank in 1997:3Rank Score:9,588
Rank in 1990s41Overall Rank:170
Average Rating: 78/100 (545 votes)
Comments: 33 comments
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4.

Either/OrUnited States Elliott Smith
Year of Release:1997Appears in:336 charts
Rank in 1997:4Rank Score:8,943
Rank in 1990s43Overall Rank:180
Average Rating: 83/100 (374 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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5.

Ladies And Gentlemen We Are Floating In SpaceUnited Kingdom Spiritualized
Year of Release:1997Appears in:301 charts
Rank in 1997:5Rank Score:8,348
Rank in 1990s46Overall Rank:194
Average Rating: 83/100 (346 votes)
Comments: 38 comments
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6.

The Colour And The ShapeUnited States Foo Fighters
Year of Release:1997Appears in:302 charts
Rank in 1997:6Rank Score:7,811
Rank in 1990s49Overall Rank:209
Average Rating: 78/100 (398 votes)
Comments: 33 comments
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7.

The Lonesome Crowded WestUnited States Modest Mouse
Year of Release:1997Appears in:249 charts
Rank in 1997:7Rank Score:7,244
Rank in 1990s52Overall Rank:225
Average Rating: 83/100 (287 votes)
Comments: 23 comments
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8.

F♯A♯∞Canada Godspeed You! Black Emperor
Year of Release:1997Appears in:226 charts
Rank in 1997:8Rank Score:5,087
Rank in 1990s60Overall Rank:305
Average Rating: 84/100 (243 votes)
Comments: 24 comments
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9.

Perfect From Now OnUnited States Built To Spill
Year of Release:1997Appears in:200 charts
Rank in 1997:9Rank Score:4,870
Rank in 1990s62Overall Rank:317
Average Rating: 82/100 (214 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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10.

The Fat of The LandUnited Kingdom The Prodigy
Year of Release:1997Appears in:203 charts
Rank in 1997:10Rank Score:4,478
Rank in 1990s67Overall Rank:346
Average Rating: 75/100 (292 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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Best Albums of 1997 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 18 2%
Amp 4 0%
Mogwai 3 0%
Brian Eno 3 0%
David Bowie 3 0%
The Promise Ring 2 0%
Songs: Ohia 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 459 46%
United Kingdom 205 21%
Canada 44 4%
Mixed Nationality 32 3%
Australia 27 3%
Germany 26 3%
Italy 21 2%
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