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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 15,000 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:2,079 charts
Rank in 1997:1Rank Score:122,745
Rank in 1990s1Overall Rank:1
Average Rating: 91/100 (2,243 votes)
Comments: 411 comments
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2.

HomogenicIceland Björk
Year of Release:1997Appears in:350 charts
Rank in 1997:2Rank Score:9,585
Rank in 1990s40Overall Rank:166
Average Rating: 82/100 (426 votes)
Comments: 35 comments
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3.

Urban HymnsUnited Kingdom The Verve
Year of Release:1997Appears in:366 charts
Rank in 1997:3Rank Score:9,469
Rank in 1990s41Overall Rank:171
Average Rating: 78/100 (539 votes)
Comments: 32 comments
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4.

Either/OrUnited States Elliott Smith
Year of Release:1997Appears in:337 charts
Rank in 1997:4Rank Score:9,059
Rank in 1990s42Overall Rank:174
Average Rating: 83/100 (369 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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5.

Ladies And Gentlemen We Are Floating In SpaceUnited Kingdom Spiritualized
Year of Release:1997Appears in:302 charts
Rank in 1997:5Rank Score:8,287
Rank in 1990s45Overall Rank:192
Average Rating: 83/100 (338 votes)
Comments: 38 comments
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6.

The Colour And The ShapeUnited States Foo Fighters
Year of Release:1997Appears in:294 charts
Rank in 1997:6Rank Score:7,669
Rank in 1990s49Overall Rank:209
Average Rating: 78/100 (387 votes)
Comments: 33 comments
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7.

The Lonesome Crowded WestUnited States Modest Mouse
Year of Release:1997Appears in:245 charts
Rank in 1997:7Rank Score:6,948
Rank in 1990s52Overall Rank:235
Average Rating: 83/100 (281 votes)
Comments: 23 comments
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8.

F♯A♯∞Canada Godspeed You! Black Emperor
Year of Release:1997Appears in:216 charts
Rank in 1997:8Rank Score:5,069
Rank in 1990s61Overall Rank:305
Average Rating: 83/100 (235 votes)
Comments: 24 comments
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9.

Perfect From Now OnUnited States Built To Spill
Year of Release:1997Appears in:195 charts
Rank in 1997:9Rank Score:4,700
Rank in 1990s63Overall Rank:321
Average Rating: 83/100 (211 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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10.

The Fat of The LandUnited Kingdom The Prodigy
Year of Release:1997Appears in:200 charts
Rank in 1997:10Rank Score:4,386
Rank in 1990s67Overall Rank:349
Average Rating: 75/100 (287 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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Best Albums of 1997 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 17 2%
David Bowie 3 0%
R. Stevie Moore 3 0%
Brian Eno 3 0%
Mogwai 3 0%
Jon Bon Jovi 2 0%
The Jimi Hendrix Experience 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 446 45%
United Kingdom 197 20%
Canada 43 4%
Mixed Nationality 31 3%
Australia 28 3%
Germany 27 3%
Italy 22 2%
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