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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 17,000 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:2,225 charts
Rank in 1997:1Rank Score:129,230
Rank in 1990s1Overall Rank:1
Average Rating: Top rated 91/100 (2,422 votes)
Comments: 429 comments
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2.

HomogenicIceland Björk
Year of Release:1997Appears in:385 charts
Rank in 1997:2Rank Score:10,941
Rank in 1990s33Overall Rank:151
Average Rating:  82/100 (464 votes)
Comments: 38 comments
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3.

Urban HymnsUnited Kingdom The Verve
Year of Release:1997Appears in:387 charts
Rank in 1997:3Rank Score:9,732
Rank in 1990s41Overall Rank:174
Average Rating:  77/100 (573 votes)
Comments: 34 comments
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4.

Either/OrUnited States Elliott Smith
Year of Release:1997Appears in:351 charts
Rank in 1997:4Rank Score:9,504
Rank in 1990s42Overall Rank:178
Average Rating:  83/100 (400 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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5.

Ladies And Gentlemen We Are Floating In SpaceUnited Kingdom Spiritualized
Year of Release:1997Appears in:318 charts
Rank in 1997:5Rank Score:8,529
Rank in 1990s47Overall Rank:200
Average Rating:  83/100 (370 votes)
Comments: 39 comments
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6.

The Lonesome Crowded WestUnited States Modest Mouse
Year of Release:1997Appears in:272 charts
Rank in 1997:6Rank Score:8,009
Rank in 1990s49Overall Rank:214
Average Rating:  83/100 (311 votes)
Comments: 29 comments
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7.

The Colour And The ShapeUnited States Foo Fighters
Year of Release:1997Appears in:315 charts
Rank in 1997:7Rank Score:7,783
Rank in 1990s50Overall Rank:219
Average Rating:  78/100 (418 votes)
Comments: 33 comments
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8.

F♯A♯∞Canada Godspeed You! Black Emperor
Year of Release:1997Appears in:243 charts
Rank in 1997:8Rank Score:5,539
Rank in 1990s60Overall Rank:299
Average Rating:  84/100 (263 votes)
Comments: 24 comments
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9.

Perfect From Now OnUnited States Built To Spill
Year of Release:1997Appears in:207 charts
Rank in 1997:9Rank Score:5,342
Rank in 1990s61Overall Rank:309
Average Rating:  82/100 (229 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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10.

The Fat of The LandUnited Kingdom The Prodigy
Year of Release:1997Appears in:212 charts
Rank in 1997:10Rank Score:4,567
Rank in 1990s70Overall Rank:354
Average Rating:  75/100 (315 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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Best Albums of 1997 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 20 2%
Brian Eno 3 0%
Autechre 3 0%
Mogwai 3 0%
David Bowie 3 0%
Windy And Carl 2 0%
Erykah Badu 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 452 45%
United Kingdom 204 20%
Canada 43 4%
Mixed Nationality 31 3%
Australia 26 3%
France 25 2%
Germany 25 2%
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