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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:2,169 charts
Rank in 1997:1Rank Score:126,343
Rank in 1990s1Overall Rank:1
Average Rating: 91/100 (2,342 votes)
Comments: 423 comments
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2.

HomogenicIceland Björk
Year of Release:1997Appears in:369 charts
Rank in 1997:2Rank Score:10,113
Rank in 1990s40Overall Rank:164
Average Rating: 82/100 (443 votes)
Comments: 38 comments
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3.

Urban HymnsUnited Kingdom The Verve
Year of Release:1997Appears in:380 charts
Rank in 1997:3Rank Score:9,555
Rank in 1990s41Overall Rank:173
Average Rating: 77/100 (562 votes)
Comments: 33 comments
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4.

Either/OrUnited States Elliott Smith
Year of Release:1997Appears in:334 charts
Rank in 1997:4Rank Score:8,994
Rank in 1990s43Overall Rank:183
Average Rating: 83/100 (388 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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5.

Ladies And Gentlemen We Are Floating In SpaceUnited Kingdom Spiritualized
Year of Release:1997Appears in:309 charts
Rank in 1997:5Rank Score:8,425
Rank in 1990s46Overall Rank:196
Average Rating: 83/100 (361 votes)
Comments: 39 comments
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6.

The Colour And The ShapeUnited States Foo Fighters
Year of Release:1997Appears in:307 charts
Rank in 1997:6Rank Score:7,750
Rank in 1990s49Overall Rank:217
Average Rating: 78/100 (403 votes)
Comments: 33 comments
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7.

The Lonesome Crowded WestUnited States Modest Mouse
Year of Release:1997Appears in:257 charts
Rank in 1997:7Rank Score:7,607
Rank in 1990s51Overall Rank:222
Average Rating: 83/100 (298 votes)
Comments: 25 comments
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8.

F♯A♯∞Canada Godspeed You! Black Emperor
Year of Release:1997Appears in:238 charts
Rank in 1997:8Rank Score:5,315
Rank in 1990s60Overall Rank:301
Average Rating: 84/100 (251 votes)
Comments: 24 comments
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9.

Perfect From Now OnUnited States Built To Spill
Year of Release:1997Appears in:203 charts
Rank in 1997:9Rank Score:5,194
Rank in 1990s62Overall Rank:308
Average Rating: 82/100 (226 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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10.

The Fat of The LandUnited Kingdom The Prodigy
Year of Release:1997Appears in:207 charts
Rank in 1997:10Rank Score:4,565
Rank in 1990s69Overall Rank:347
Average Rating: 75/100 (299 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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Best Albums of 1997 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 19 2%
Amp 4 0%
David Bowie 3 0%
Brian Eno 3 0%
Mogwai 3 0%
Modest Mouse 2 0%
Controlled Bleeding 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 459 46%
United Kingdom 204 20%
Canada 44 4%
Mixed Nationality 33 3%
Australia 26 3%
Germany 25 3%
France 21 2%
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