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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 18,000 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:2,341 charts
Rank in 1997:1Rank Score:134,988
Rank in 1990s1Overall Rank:1
Average Rating: Top rated 91/100 (2,546 votes)
Comments: 456 comments
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2.

HomogenicIceland Björk
Year of Release:1997Appears in:412 charts
Rank in 1997:2Rank Score:10,554
Rank in 1990s39Overall Rank:168
Average Rating:  82/100 (494 votes)
Comments: 39 comments
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3.

Urban HymnsUnited Kingdom The Verve
Year of Release:1997Appears in:412 charts
Rank in 1997:3Rank Score:10,261
Rank in 1990s41Overall Rank:175
Average Rating:  78/100 (592 votes)
Comments: 35 comments
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4.

Either/OrUnited States Elliott Smith
Year of Release:1997Appears in:372 charts
Rank in 1997:4Rank Score:9,646
Rank in 1990s42Overall Rank:181
Average Rating:  83/100 (423 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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5.

Ladies And Gentlemen We Are Floating In SpaceUnited Kingdom Spiritualized
Year of Release:1997Appears in:344 charts
Rank in 1997:5Rank Score:9,489
Rank in 1990s43Overall Rank:184
Average Rating:  83/100 (394 votes)
Comments: 40 comments
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6.

The Lonesome Crowded WestUnited States Modest Mouse
Year of Release:1997Appears in:299 charts
Rank in 1997:6Rank Score:8,524
Rank in 1990s49Overall Rank:206
Average Rating:  84/100 (340 votes)
Comments: 33 comments
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7.

The Colour And The ShapeUnited States Foo Fighters
Year of Release:1997Appears in:326 charts
Rank in 1997:7Rank Score:7,858
Rank in 1990s51Overall Rank:227
Average Rating:  78/100 (449 votes)
Comments: 34 comments
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8.

F♯A♯∞Canada Godspeed You! Black Emperor
Year of Release:1997Appears in:261 charts
Rank in 1997:8Rank Score:5,753
Rank in 1990s60Overall Rank:297
Average Rating:  84/100 (278 votes)
Comments: 28 comments
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9.

Perfect From Now OnUnited States Built To Spill
Year of Release:1997Appears in:224 charts
Rank in 1997:9Rank Score:5,605
Rank in 1990s61Overall Rank:305
Average Rating:  83/100 (244 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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10.

The Fat of The LandUnited Kingdom The Prodigy
Year of Release:1997Appears in:228 charts
Rank in 1997:10Rank Score:4,703
Rank in 1990s70Overall Rank:359
Average Rating:  75/100 (330 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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Best Albums of 1997 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 18 2%
Mogwai 3 0%
Autechre 3 0%
Brian Eno 3 0%
Erykah Badu 2 0%
The Jimi Hendrix Experience 2 0%
Bob Dylan 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 454 45%
United Kingdom 209 21%
Canada 41 4%
Mixed Nationality 30 3%
Germany 27 3%
France 26 3%
Australia 26 3%
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