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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 25,000 greatest album charts.

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1997 year summaryThe best artists of 1997 were Radiohead, Björk , Elliott Smith, Modest Mouse, The Verve, Spiritualized, Foo Fighters, Built To Spill, Godspeed You! Black Emperor and The Prodigy.
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RankAlbumArtist
1.

OK ComputerUnited Kingdom Radiohead
Year of Release:1997Appears in:2,930 charts
Rank in 1997:1Rank Score:164,308
Rank in 1990s1Overall Rank:1
Average Rating: Top rated 92/100 (3,409 votes)
Comments: 580 comments
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2.

HomogenicIceland Björk
Year of Release:1997Appears in:553 charts
Rank in 1997:2Rank Score:14,016
Rank in 1990s34Overall Rank:149
Average Rating:  83/100 (710 votes)
Comments: 56 comments
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3.

Either/OrUnited States Elliott Smith
Year of Release:1997Appears in:527 charts
Rank in 1997:3Rank Score:13,781
Rank in 1990s36Overall Rank:154
Average Rating:  83/100 (601 votes)
Comments: 32 comments
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4.

The Lonesome Crowded WestUnited States Modest Mouse
Year of Release:1997Appears in:415 charts
Rank in 1997:4Rank Score:11,962
Rank in 1990s42Overall Rank:181
Average Rating:  84/100 (512 votes)
Comments: 43 comments
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5.

Urban HymnsUnited Kingdom The Verve
Year of Release:1997Appears in:500 charts
Rank in 1997:5Rank Score:11,454
Rank in 1990s44Overall Rank:188
Average Rating:  77/100 (730 votes)
Comments: 48 comments
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6.

Ladies And Gentlemen We Are Floating In SpaceUnited Kingdom Spiritualized
Year of Release:1997Appears in:444 charts
Rank in 1997:6Rank Score:10,680
Rank in 1990s47Overall Rank:206
Average Rating:  83/100 (541 votes)
Comments: 47 comments
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7.

The Colour And The ShapeUnited States Foo Fighters
Year of Release:1997Appears in:413 charts
Rank in 1997:7Rank Score:9,162
Rank in 1990s53Overall Rank:241
Average Rating:  79/100 (599 votes)
Comments: 46 comments
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8.

Perfect From Now OnUnited States Built To Spill
Year of Release:1997Appears in:295 charts
Rank in 1997:8Rank Score:6,743
Rank in 1990s60Overall Rank:318
Average Rating:  83/100 (339 votes)
Comments: 22 comments
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9.

F♯A♯∞Canada Godspeed You! Black Emperor
Year of Release:1997Appears in:310 charts
Rank in 1997:9Rank Score:6,301
Rank in 1990s66Overall Rank:344
Average Rating:  84/100 (397 votes)
Comments: 35 comments
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10.

The Fat of The LandUnited Kingdom The Prodigy
Year of Release:1997Appears in:277 charts
Rank in 1997:10Rank Score:5,476
Rank in 1990s77Overall Rank:384
Average Rating:  76/100 (425 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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Best Albums of 1997 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 13 1%
Autechre 3 0%
Mogwai 3 0%
David Bowie 3 0%
Radiohead 3 0%
Modest Mouse 2 0%
U.K. Subs 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 482 48%
United Kingdom 211 21%
Canada 38 4%
Germany 28 3%
Mixed Nationality 27 3%
Australia 26 3%
Japan 16 2%
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