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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:2,108 charts
Rank in 1997:1Rank Score:123,930
Rank in 1990s1Overall Rank:1
Average Rating: 91/100 (2,268 votes)
Comments: 414 comments
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2.

HomogenicIceland Björk
Year of Release:1997Appears in:356 charts
Rank in 1997:2Rank Score:9,663
Rank in 1990s40Overall Rank:167
Average Rating: 82/100 (428 votes)
Comments: 35 comments
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3.

Urban HymnsUnited Kingdom The Verve
Year of Release:1997Appears in:371 charts
Rank in 1997:3Rank Score:9,504
Rank in 1990s41Overall Rank:171
Average Rating: 78/100 (545 votes)
Comments: 33 comments
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4.

Either/OrUnited States Elliott Smith
Year of Release:1997Appears in:341 charts
Rank in 1997:4Rank Score:9,071
Rank in 1990s42Overall Rank:176
Average Rating: 83/100 (372 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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5.

Ladies And Gentlemen We Are Floating In SpaceUnited Kingdom Spiritualized
Year of Release:1997Appears in:307 charts
Rank in 1997:5Rank Score:8,468
Rank in 1990s45Overall Rank:190
Average Rating: 83/100 (343 votes)
Comments: 38 comments
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6.

The Colour And The ShapeUnited States Foo Fighters
Year of Release:1997Appears in:298 charts
Rank in 1997:6Rank Score:7,731
Rank in 1990s49Overall Rank:210
Average Rating: 78/100 (397 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:7,104
Rank in 1990s52Overall Rank:232
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:225 charts
Rank in 1997:8Rank Score:5,272
Rank in 1990s60Overall Rank:297
Average Rating: 83/100 (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:4,863
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:205 charts
Rank in 1997:10Rank Score:4,459
Rank in 1990s67Overall Rank:346
Average Rating: 75/100 (291 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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Best Albums of 1997 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 18 2%
Mogwai 3 0%
David Bowie 3 0%
Brian Eno 3 0%
Nocturnal Emissions 2 0%
Morrissey 2 0%
Sinéad O'Connor 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 456 46%
United Kingdom 204 20%
Canada 45 4%
Mixed Nationality 32 3%
Australia 27 3%
Germany 26 3%
Italy 21 2%
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