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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 22,000 greatest album charts.

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1997 year summaryThe best artists of 1997 were Radiohead, Björk , The Verve, Elliott Smith, Modest Mouse, Spiritualized, 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:2,613 charts
Rank in 1997:1Rank Score:148,613
Rank in 1990s1Overall Rank:1
Average Rating: Top rated 91/100 (2,974 votes)
Comments: 517 comments
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2.

HomogenicIceland Björk
Year of Release:1997Appears in:478 charts
Rank in 1997:2Rank Score:12,304
Rank in 1990s35Overall Rank:155
Average Rating:  83/100 (591 votes)
Comments: 49 comments
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3.

Urban HymnsUnited Kingdom The Verve
Year of Release:1997Appears in:459 charts
Rank in 1997:3Rank Score:11,028
Rank in 1990s41Overall Rank:176
Average Rating:  78/100 (661 votes)
Comments: 43 comments
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4.

Either/OrUnited States Elliott Smith
Year of Release:1997Appears in:431 charts
Rank in 1997:4Rank Score:11,017
Rank in 1990s42Overall Rank:177
Average Rating:  83/100 (501 votes)
Comments: 23 comments
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5.

The Lonesome Crowded WestUnited States Modest Mouse
Year of Release:1997Appears in:363 charts
Rank in 1997:5Rank Score:10,323
Rank in 1990s44Overall Rank:191
Average Rating:  84/100 (426 votes)
Comments: 41 comments
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6.

Ladies And Gentlemen We Are Floating In SpaceUnited Kingdom Spiritualized
Year of Release:1997Appears in:371 charts
Rank in 1997:6Rank Score:9,532
Rank in 1990s47Overall Rank:205
Average Rating:  83/100 (456 votes)
Comments: 43 comments
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7.

The Colour And The ShapeUnited States Foo Fighters
Year of Release:1997Appears in:376 charts
Rank in 1997:7Rank Score:8,945
Rank in 1990s52Overall Rank:225
Average Rating:  78/100 (531 votes)
Comments: 41 comments
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8.

F♯A♯∞Canada Godspeed You! Black Emperor
Year of Release:1997Appears in:287 charts
Rank in 1997:8Rank Score:6,139
Rank in 1990s60Overall Rank:311
Average Rating:  84/100 (338 votes)
Comments: 31 comments
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9.

Perfect From Now OnUnited States Built To Spill
Year of Release:1997Appears in:254 charts
Rank in 1997:9Rank Score:5,856
Rank in 1990s65Overall Rank:331
Average Rating:  83/100 (296 votes)
Comments: 20 comments
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10.

The Fat of The LandUnited Kingdom The Prodigy
Year of Release:1997Appears in:245 charts
Rank in 1997:10Rank Score:5,001
Rank in 1990s76Overall Rank:388
Average Rating:  76/100 (385 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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Best Albums of 1997 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 17 2%
Mogwai 3 0%
David Bowie 3 0%
Whitesnake 2 0%
Paul McCartney 2 0%
Death In June 2 0%
Misfits 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 463 46%
United Kingdom 214 21%
Canada 39 4%
Mixed Nationality 32 3%
Australia 28 3%
Germany 26 3%
France 22 2%
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