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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 19,000 greatest album charts.

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1997 year summaryThe best artists of 1997 were Radiohead, Björk , The Verve, Elliott Smith, Spiritualized, Modest Mouse, Foo Fighters, 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:2,361 charts
Rank in 1997:1Rank Score:136,043
Rank in 1990s1Overall Rank:1
Average Rating: Top rated 91/100 (2,579 votes)
Comments: 460 comments
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2.

HomogenicIceland Björk
Year of Release:1997Appears in:422 charts
Rank in 1997:2Rank Score:11,012
Rank in 1990s38Overall Rank:163
Average Rating:  82/100 (504 votes)
Comments: 41 comments
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3.

Urban HymnsUnited Kingdom The Verve
Year of Release:1997Appears in:417 charts
Rank in 1997:3Rank Score:10,384
Rank in 1990s41Overall Rank:173
Average Rating:  78/100 (603 votes)
Comments: 36 comments
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4.

Either/OrUnited States Elliott Smith
Year of Release:1997Appears in:379 charts
Rank in 1997:4Rank Score:9,866
Rank in 1990s42Overall Rank:179
Average Rating:  83/100 (431 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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5.

Ladies And Gentlemen We Are Floating In SpaceUnited Kingdom Spiritualized
Year of Release:1997Appears in:347 charts
Rank in 1997:5Rank Score:9,581
Rank in 1990s43Overall Rank:184
Average Rating:  83/100 (404 votes)
Comments: 40 comments
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6.

The Lonesome Crowded WestUnited States Modest Mouse
Year of Release:1997Appears in:304 charts
Rank in 1997:6Rank Score:8,706
Rank in 1990s48Overall Rank:203
Average Rating:  84/100 (349 votes)
Comments: 35 comments
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7.

The Colour And The ShapeUnited States Foo Fighters
Year of Release:1997Appears in:328 charts
Rank in 1997:7Rank Score:7,818
Rank in 1990s53Overall Rank:232
Average Rating:  78/100 (457 votes)
Comments: 34 comments
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8.

F♯A♯∞Canada Godspeed You! Black Emperor
Year of Release:1997Appears in:263 charts
Rank in 1997:8Rank Score:5,744
Rank in 1990s60Overall Rank:297
Average Rating:  84/100 (288 votes)
Comments: 28 comments
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9.

Perfect From Now OnUnited States Built To Spill
Year of Release:1997Appears in:227 charts
Rank in 1997:9Rank Score:5,615
Rank in 1990s61Overall Rank:305
Average Rating:  83/100 (252 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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10.

The Fat of The LandUnited Kingdom The Prodigy
Year of Release:1997Appears in:229 charts
Rank in 1997:10Rank Score:4,702
Rank in 1990s70Overall Rank:362
Average Rating:  75/100 (336 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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Best Albums of 1997 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 17 2%
Autechre 3 0%
Mogwai 3 0%
Brian Eno 3 0%
Incubus 2 0%
The Make-Up 2 0%
The Third Eye Foundation 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 458 46%
United Kingdom 204 20%
Canada 41 4%
Mixed Nationality 29 3%
Germany 26 3%
Australia 26 3%
France 25 2%
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