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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 14,000 greatest album charts.

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1997 year summaryThe best artists of 1997 were Radiohead, The Verve, Björk , 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:1,980 charts
Rank in 1997:1Rank Score:118,263
Rank in 1990s1Overall Rank:1
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2.

Urban HymnsUnited Kingdom The Verve
Year of Release:1997Appears in:345 charts
Rank in 1997:2Rank Score:9,110
Rank in 1990s36Overall Rank:162
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3.

HomogenicIceland Björk
Year of Release:1997Appears in:311 charts
Rank in 1997:3Rank Score:8,781
Rank in 1990s39Overall Rank:166
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4.

Either/OrUnited States Elliott Smith
Year of Release:1997Appears in:300 charts
Rank in 1997:4Rank Score:8,387
Rank in 1990s41Overall Rank:177
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5.

Ladies And Gentlemen We Are Floating In SpaceUnited Kingdom Spiritualized
Year of Release:1997Appears in:269 charts
Rank in 1997:5Rank Score:7,717
Rank in 1990s46Overall Rank:195
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6.

The Colour And The ShapeUnited States Foo Fighters
Year of Release:1997Appears in:269 charts
Rank in 1997:6Rank Score:7,177
Rank in 1990s48Overall Rank:211
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7.

The Lonesome Crowded WestUnited States Modest Mouse
Year of Release:1997Appears in:220 charts
Rank in 1997:7Rank Score:5,953
Rank in 1990s55Overall Rank:250
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8.

F♯A♯∞Canada Godspeed You! Black Emperor
Year of Release:1997Appears in:194 charts
Rank in 1997:8Rank Score:4,974
Rank in 1990s59Overall Rank:293
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9.

Perfect From Now OnUnited States Built To Spill
Year of Release:1997Appears in:180 charts
Rank in 1997:9Rank Score:4,682
Rank in 1990s61Overall Rank:309
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10.

The Fat of The LandUnited Kingdom The Prodigy
Year of Release:1997Appears in:178 charts
Rank in 1997:10Rank Score:4,188
Rank in 1990s67Overall Rank:339
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Best Albums of 1997 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 18 2%
Mogwai 3 0%
David Bowie 3 0%
Controlled Bleeding 2 0%
The Promise Ring 2 0%
Whitesnake 2 0%
The Third Eye Foundation 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 416 46%
United Kingdom 177 20%
Canada 41 5%
Mixed Nationality 32 4%
Australia 31 3%
Germany 23 3%
France 20 2%
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