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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, 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:2,717 charts
Rank in 1997:1Rank Score:152,546
Rank in 1990s1Overall Rank:1
Average Rating: Top rated 91/100 (3,083 votes)
Comments: 535 comments
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2.

HomogenicIceland Björk
Year of Release:1997Appears in:494 charts
Rank in 1997:2Rank Score:13,162
Rank in 1990s34Overall Rank:151
Average Rating:  83/100 (619 votes)
Comments: 50 comments
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3.

Either/OrUnited States Elliott Smith
Year of Release:1997Appears in:453 charts
Rank in 1997:3Rank Score:11,835
Rank in 1990s40Overall Rank:167
Average Rating:  83/100 (523 votes)
Comments: 26 comments
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4.

Urban HymnsUnited Kingdom The Verve
Year of Release:1997Appears in:470 charts
Rank in 1997:4Rank Score:11,087
Rank in 1990s42Overall Rank:180
Average Rating:  77/100 (681 votes)
Comments: 45 comments
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5.

The Lonesome Crowded WestUnited States Modest Mouse
Year of Release:1997Appears in:379 charts
Rank in 1997:5Rank Score:10,769
Rank in 1990s44Overall Rank:188
Average Rating:  84/100 (450 votes)
Comments: 41 comments
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6.

Ladies And Gentlemen We Are Floating In SpaceUnited Kingdom Spiritualized
Year of Release:1997Appears in:394 charts
Rank in 1997:6Rank Score:9,880
Rank in 1990s47Overall Rank:207
Average Rating:  83/100 (479 votes)
Comments: 44 comments
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7.

The Colour And The ShapeUnited States Foo Fighters
Year of Release:1997Appears in:383 charts
Rank in 1997:7Rank Score:8,837
Rank in 1990s53Overall Rank:235
Average Rating:  79/100 (549 votes)
Comments: 42 comments
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8.

F♯A♯∞Canada Godspeed You! Black Emperor
Year of Release:1997Appears in:302 charts
Rank in 1997:8Rank Score:6,407
Rank in 1990s61Overall Rank:313
Average Rating:  84/100 (360 votes)
Comments: 32 comments
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9.

Perfect From Now OnUnited States Built To Spill
Year of Release:1997Appears in:264 charts
Rank in 1997:9Rank Score:6,086
Rank in 1990s63Overall Rank:328
Average Rating:  83/100 (307 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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10.

The Fat of The LandUnited Kingdom The Prodigy
Year of Release:1997Appears in:255 charts
Rank in 1997:10Rank Score:5,083
Rank in 1990s77Overall Rank:391
Average Rating:  76/100 (395 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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Best Albums of 1997 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 17 2%
David Bowie 3 0%
Mogwai 3 0%
The Promise Ring 2 0%
Whitesnake 2 0%
U.K. Subs 2 0%
Primal Scream 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 465 47%
United Kingdom 212 21%
Canada 38 4%
Mixed Nationality 32 3%
Australia 28 3%
Germany 25 3%
France 22 2%
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