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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:2,312 charts
Rank in 1997:1Rank Score:133,828
Rank in 1990s1Overall Rank:1
Average Rating: Top rated 91/100 (2,508 votes)
Comments: 448 comments
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2.

HomogenicIceland Björk
Year of Release:1997Appears in:404 charts
Rank in 1997:2Rank Score:11,047
Rank in 1990s35Overall Rank:156
Average Rating:  82/100 (494 votes)
Comments: 38 comments
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3.

Urban HymnsUnited Kingdom The Verve
Year of Release:1997Appears in:410 charts
Rank in 1997:3Rank Score:10,252
Rank in 1990s41Overall Rank:173
Average Rating:  78/100 (590 votes)
Comments: 35 comments
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4.

Either/OrUnited States Elliott Smith
Year of Release:1997Appears in:370 charts
Rank in 1997:4Rank Score:9,701
Rank in 1990s42Overall Rank:180
Average Rating:  83/100 (422 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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5.

Ladies And Gentlemen We Are Floating In SpaceUnited Kingdom Spiritualized
Year of Release:1997Appears in:340 charts
Rank in 1997:5Rank Score:9,336
Rank in 1990s44Overall Rank:187
Average Rating:  83/100 (392 votes)
Comments: 40 comments
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6.

The Lonesome Crowded WestUnited States Modest Mouse
Year of Release:1997Appears in:295 charts
Rank in 1997:6Rank Score:8,436
Rank in 1990s49Overall Rank:210
Average Rating:  83/100 (332 votes)
Comments: 31 comments
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7.

The Colour And The ShapeUnited States Foo Fighters
Year of Release:1997Appears in:319 charts
Rank in 1997:7Rank Score:7,839
Rank in 1990s51Overall Rank:229
Average Rating:  78/100 (443 votes)
Comments: 34 comments
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8.

F♯A♯∞Canada Godspeed You! Black Emperor
Year of Release:1997Appears in:258 charts
Rank in 1997:8Rank Score:6,157
Rank in 1990s59Overall Rank:278
Average Rating:  84/100 (276 votes)
Comments: 25 comments
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9.

Perfect From Now OnUnited States Built To Spill
Year of Release:1997Appears in:218 charts
Rank in 1997:9Rank Score:5,398
Rank in 1990s63Overall Rank:316
Average Rating:  83/100 (243 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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10.

The Fat of The LandUnited Kingdom The Prodigy
Year of Release:1997Appears in:226 charts
Rank in 1997:10Rank Score:4,629
Rank in 1990s72Overall Rank:363
Average Rating:  75/100 (330 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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Best Albums of 1997 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 17 2%
Mogwai 3 0%
Autechre 3 0%
Brian Eno 3 0%
King Crimson 2 0%
Eva Cassidy 2 0%
Incubus 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 445 44%
United Kingdom 206 21%
Canada 41 4%
Mixed Nationality 30 3%
Germany 28 3%
Australia 27 3%
France 23 2%
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