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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 15,000 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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1.

OK ComputerUnited Kingdom Radiohead
Year of Release:1997Appears in:2,070 charts
Rank in 1997:1Rank Score:122,215
Rank in 1990s1Overall Rank:1
Average Rating: 91/100 (2,232 votes)
Comments: 409 comments
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2.

HomogenicIceland Björk
Year of Release:1997Appears in:344 charts
Rank in 1997:2Rank Score:9,527
Rank in 1990s39Overall Rank:167
Average Rating: 82/100 (422 votes)
Comments: 35 comments
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3.

Urban HymnsUnited Kingdom The Verve
Year of Release:1997Appears in:361 charts
Rank in 1997:3Rank Score:9,391
Rank in 1990s41Overall Rank:170
Average Rating: 78/100 (533 votes)
Comments: 32 comments
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4.

Either/OrUnited States Elliott Smith
Year of Release:1997Appears in:332 charts
Rank in 1997:4Rank Score:8,868
Rank in 1990s42Overall Rank:175
Average Rating: 83/100 (366 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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5.

Ladies And Gentlemen We Are Floating In SpaceUnited Kingdom Spiritualized
Year of Release:1997Appears in:300 charts
Rank in 1997:5Rank Score:8,251
Rank in 1990s46Overall Rank:192
Average Rating: 83/100 (333 votes)
Comments: 37 comments
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6.

The Colour And The ShapeUnited States Foo Fighters
Year of Release:1997Appears in:292 charts
Rank in 1997:6Rank Score:7,619
Rank in 1990s49Overall Rank:209
Average Rating: 78/100 (384 votes)
Comments: 33 comments
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7.

The Lonesome Crowded WestUnited States Modest Mouse
Year of Release:1997Appears in:244 charts
Rank in 1997:7Rank Score:6,949
Rank in 1990s52Overall Rank:231
Average Rating: 83/100 (276 votes)
Comments: 22 comments
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8.

F♯A♯∞Canada Godspeed You! Black Emperor
Year of Release:1997Appears in:215 charts
Rank in 1997:8Rank Score:5,038
Rank in 1990s61Overall Rank:305
Average Rating: 83/100 (233 votes)
Comments: 24 comments
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9.

Perfect From Now OnUnited States Built To Spill
Year of Release:1997Appears in:192 charts
Rank in 1997:9Rank Score:4,699
Rank in 1990s62Overall Rank:320
Average Rating: 83/100 (208 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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10.

The Fat of The LandUnited Kingdom The Prodigy
Year of Release:1997Appears in:196 charts
Rank in 1997:10Rank Score:4,356
Rank in 1990s67Overall Rank:348
Average Rating: 75/100 (282 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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Best Albums of 1997 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 17 2%
Mogwai 3 0%
David Bowie 3 0%
R. Stevie Moore 3 0%
Brian Eno 3 0%
Morrissey 2 0%
Atari Teenage Riot 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 439 45%
United Kingdom 196 20%
Canada 42 4%
Mixed Nationality 31 3%
Australia 28 3%
Germany 25 3%
Italy 21 2%
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