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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 14,000 greatest album charts.

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1997 year summaryThe best artists of 1997 were Radiohead, The Verve, Björk , Elliott Smith, Spiritualized, Foo Fighters, Modest Mouse, 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:1,987 charts
Rank in 1997:1Rank Score:119,128
Rank in 1990s1Overall Rank:1
Average Rating: 91/100 (2,121 votes)
Comments: 388 comments
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2.

Urban HymnsUnited Kingdom The Verve
Year of Release:1997Appears in:344 charts
Rank in 1997:2Rank Score:9,111
Rank in 1990s36Overall Rank:161
Average Rating: 78/100 (507 votes)
Comments: 30 comments
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3.

HomogenicIceland Björk
Year of Release:1997Appears in:311 charts
Rank in 1997:3Rank Score:8,743
Rank in 1990s39Overall Rank:169
Average Rating: 82/100 (389 votes)
Comments: 33 comments
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4.

Either/OrUnited States Elliott Smith
Year of Release:1997Appears in:300 charts
Rank in 1997:4Rank Score:8,237
Rank in 1990s42Overall Rank:178
Average Rating: 83/100 (344 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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5.

Ladies And Gentlemen We Are Floating In SpaceUnited Kingdom Spiritualized
Year of Release:1997Appears in:268 charts
Rank in 1997:5Rank Score:7,735
Rank in 1990s46Overall Rank:194
Average Rating: 83/100 (311 votes)
Comments: 35 comments
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6.

The Colour And The ShapeUnited States Foo Fighters
Year of Release:1997Appears in:268 charts
Rank in 1997:6Rank Score:7,106
Rank in 1990s48Overall Rank:212
Average Rating: 78/100 (363 votes)
Comments: 31 comments
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7.

The Lonesome Crowded WestUnited States Modest Mouse
Year of Release:1997Appears in:221 charts
Rank in 1997:7Rank Score:5,971
Rank in 1990s55Overall Rank:251
Average Rating: 83/100 (261 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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8.

F♯A♯∞Canada Godspeed You! Black Emperor
Year of Release:1997Appears in:198 charts
Rank in 1997:8Rank Score:5,055
Rank in 1990s59Overall Rank:291
Average Rating: 83/100 (213 votes)
Comments: 22 comments
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9.

Perfect From Now OnUnited States Built To Spill
Year of Release:1997Appears in:182 charts
Rank in 1997:9Rank Score:4,738
Rank in 1990s61Overall Rank:306
Average Rating: 82/100 (197 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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10.

The Fat of The LandUnited Kingdom The Prodigy
Year of Release:1997Appears in:180 charts
Rank in 1997:10Rank Score:4,182
Rank in 1990s67Overall Rank:342
Average Rating: 76/100 (270 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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Best Albums of 1997 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 18 2%
David Bowie 3 0%
Mogwai 3 0%
Porcupine Tree 2 0%
Modest Mouse 2 0%
Delirious? 2 0%
R. Stevie Moore 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 419 46%
United Kingdom 181 20%
Canada 41 4%
Mixed Nationality 32 4%
Australia 30 3%
Germany 23 3%
France 20 2%
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