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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 19,000 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:2,392 charts
Rank in 1997:1Rank Score:137,964
Rank in 1990s1Overall Rank:1
Average Rating: Top rated 91/100 (2,636 votes)
Comments: 469 comments
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2.

HomogenicIceland Björk
Year of Release:1997Appears in:427 charts
Rank in 1997:2Rank Score:11,042
Rank in 1990s39Overall Rank:165
Average Rating:  82/100 (519 votes)
Comments: 43 comments
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3.

Urban HymnsUnited Kingdom The Verve
Year of Release:1997Appears in:422 charts
Rank in 1997:3Rank Score:10,384
Rank in 1990s41Overall Rank:176
Average Rating:  78/100 (609 votes)
Comments: 37 comments
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4.

Either/OrUnited States Elliott Smith
Year of Release:1997Appears in:392 charts
Rank in 1997:4Rank Score:10,005
Rank in 1990s42Overall Rank:179
Average Rating:  83/100 (442 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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5.

Ladies And Gentlemen We Are Floating In SpaceUnited Kingdom Spiritualized
Year of Release:1997Appears in:347 charts
Rank in 1997:5Rank Score:9,600
Rank in 1990s44Overall Rank:189
Average Rating:  83/100 (413 votes)
Comments: 40 comments
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6.

The Lonesome Crowded WestUnited States Modest Mouse
Year of Release:1997Appears in:319 charts
Rank in 1997:6Rank Score:8,979
Rank in 1990s49Overall Rank:202
Average Rating:  84/100 (362 votes)
Comments: 36 comments
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7.

The Colour And The ShapeUnited States Foo Fighters
Year of Release:1997Appears in:337 charts
Rank in 1997:7Rank Score:8,007
Rank in 1990s52Overall Rank:228
Average Rating:  78/100 (473 votes)
Comments: 36 comments
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8.

F♯A♯∞Canada Godspeed You! Black Emperor
Year of Release:1997Appears in:264 charts
Rank in 1997:8Rank Score:5,832
Rank in 1990s60Overall Rank:297
Average Rating:  84/100 (298 votes)
Comments: 28 comments
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9.

Perfect From Now OnUnited States Built To Spill
Year of Release:1997Appears in:234 charts
Rank in 1997:9Rank Score:5,768
Rank in 1990s61Overall Rank:299
Average Rating:  83/100 (262 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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10.

The Fat of The LandUnited Kingdom The Prodigy
Year of Release:1997Appears in:234 charts
Rank in 1997:10Rank Score:4,724
Rank in 1990s71Overall Rank:366
Average Rating:  75/100 (346 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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Best Albums of 1997 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 16 2%
Autechre 3 0%
Mogwai 3 0%
The Jimi Hendrix Experience 2 0%
Death In June 2 0%
Bob Dylan 2 0%
Songs: Ohia 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 465 46%
United Kingdom 203 20%
Canada 39 4%
Mixed Nationality 28 3%
Australia 26 3%
France 25 2%
Germany 25 2%
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