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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 23,000 greatest album charts.

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1997 year summaryThe best artists of 1997 were Radiohead, Björk , Elliott Smith, The Verve, Modest Mouse, Spiritualized, Foo Fighters, Built To Spill, Godspeed You! Black Emperor and The Prodigy.
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RankAlbumArtist
1.

OK ComputerUnited Kingdom Radiohead
Year of Release:1997Appears in:2,801 charts
Rank in 1997:1Rank Score:157,085
Rank in 1990s1Overall Rank:1
Average Rating: Top rated 91/100 (3,217 votes)
Comments: 556 comments
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2.

HomogenicIceland Björk
Year of Release:1997Appears in:525 charts
Rank in 1997:2Rank Score:13,742
Rank in 1990s33Overall Rank:147
Average Rating:  83/100 (654 votes)
Comments: 52 comments
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3.

Either/OrUnited States Elliott Smith
Year of Release:1997Appears in:477 charts
Rank in 1997:3Rank Score:12,409
Rank in 1990s40Overall Rank:166
Average Rating:  83/100 (551 votes)
Comments: 30 comments
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4.

Urban HymnsUnited Kingdom The Verve
Year of Release:1997Appears in:478 charts
Rank in 1997:4Rank Score:11,283
Rank in 1990s43Overall Rank:181
Average Rating:  77/100 (693 votes)
Comments: 46 comments
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5.

The Lonesome Crowded WestUnited States Modest Mouse
Year of Release:1997Appears in:388 charts
Rank in 1997:5Rank Score:10,850
Rank in 1990s44Overall Rank:189
Average Rating:  84/100 (468 votes)
Comments: 42 comments
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6.

Ladies And Gentlemen We Are Floating In SpaceUnited Kingdom Spiritualized
Year of Release:1997Appears in:403 charts
Rank in 1997:6Rank Score:9,918
Rank in 1990s48Overall Rank:212
Average Rating:  83/100 (504 votes)
Comments: 46 comments
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7.

The Colour And The ShapeUnited States Foo Fighters
Year of Release:1997Appears in:397 charts
Rank in 1997:7Rank Score:9,096
Rank in 1990s53Overall Rank:232
Average Rating:  78/100 (573 votes)
Comments: 43 comments
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8.

Perfect From Now OnUnited States Built To Spill
Year of Release:1997Appears in:276 charts
Rank in 1997:8Rank Score:6,531
Rank in 1990s61Overall Rank:314
Average Rating:  83/100 (316 votes)
Comments: 22 comments
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9.

F♯A♯∞Canada Godspeed You! Black Emperor
Year of Release:1997Appears in:305 charts
Rank in 1997:9Rank Score:6,370
Rank in 1990s62Overall Rank:321
Average Rating:  84/100 (376 votes)
Comments: 33 comments
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10.

The Fat of The LandUnited Kingdom The Prodigy
Year of Release:1997Appears in:267 charts
Rank in 1997:10Rank Score:5,336
Rank in 1990s77Overall Rank:383
Average Rating:  76/100 (409 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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Best Albums of 1997 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 17 2%
Mogwai 3 0%
David Bowie 3 0%
Autechre 3 0%
Erykah Badu 2 0%
Porcupine Tree 2 0%
Squarepusher 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 465 47%
United Kingdom 213 21%
Canada 39 4%
Mixed Nationality 32 3%
Germany 28 3%
Australia 28 3%
France 21 2%
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