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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 20,000 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:2,453 charts
Rank in 1997:1Rank Score:140,753
Rank in 1990s1Overall Rank:1
Average Rating: Top rated 91/100 (2,731 votes)
Comments: 481 comments
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2.

HomogenicIceland Björk
Year of Release:1997Appears in:440 charts
Rank in 1997:2Rank Score:11,421
Rank in 1990s38Overall Rank:162
Average Rating:  82/100 (544 votes)
Comments: 44 comments
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3.

Urban HymnsUnited Kingdom The Verve
Year of Release:1997Appears in:435 charts
Rank in 1997:3Rank Score:10,571
Rank in 1990s40Overall Rank:173
Average Rating:  78/100 (624 votes)
Comments: 38 comments
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4.

Either/OrUnited States Elliott Smith
Year of Release:1997Appears in:403 charts
Rank in 1997:4Rank Score:10,171
Rank in 1990s43Overall Rank:181
Average Rating:  83/100 (458 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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5.

Ladies And Gentlemen We Are Floating In SpaceUnited Kingdom Spiritualized
Year of Release:1997Appears in:353 charts
Rank in 1997:5Rank Score:9,799
Rank in 1990s44Overall Rank:190
Average Rating:  83/100 (429 votes)
Comments: 41 comments
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6.

The Lonesome Crowded WestUnited States Modest Mouse
Year of Release:1997Appears in:342 charts
Rank in 1997:6Rank Score:9,546
Rank in 1990s45Overall Rank:195
Average Rating:  84/100 (378 votes)
Comments: 37 comments
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7.

The Colour And The ShapeUnited States Foo Fighters
Year of Release:1997Appears in:345 charts
Rank in 1997:7Rank Score:8,217
Rank in 1990s52Overall Rank:230
Average Rating:  78/100 (491 votes)
Comments: 38 comments
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8.

F♯A♯∞Canada Godspeed You! Black Emperor
Year of Release:1997Appears in:272 charts
Rank in 1997:8Rank Score:5,962
Rank in 1990s60Overall Rank:300
Average Rating:  84/100 (310 votes)
Comments: 29 comments
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9.

Perfect From Now OnUnited States Built To Spill
Year of Release:1997Appears in:242 charts
Rank in 1997:9Rank Score:5,666
Rank in 1990s63Overall Rank:314
Average Rating:  83/100 (274 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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10.

The Fat of The LandUnited Kingdom The Prodigy
Year of Release:1997Appears in:237 charts
Rank in 1997:10Rank Score:4,806
Rank in 1990s73Overall Rank:376
Average Rating:  75/100 (356 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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Best Albums of 1997 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 15 2%
Mogwai 3 0%
Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan 2 0%
Bill Hicks 2 0%
U.K. Subs 2 0%
Morrissey 2 0%
Eva Cassidy 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 461 46%
United Kingdom 203 20%
Canada 40 4%
Mixed Nationality 29 3%
Germany 28 3%
Australia 25 3%
France 24 2%
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