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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 23,000 greatest album charts.

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1997 year summaryThe best artists of 1997 were Radiohead, Björk , Elliott Smith, The Verve, Modest Mouse, 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:2,820 charts
Rank in 1997:1Rank Score:158,310
Rank in 1990s1Overall Rank:1
Average Rating: Top rated 91/100 (3,245 votes)
Comments: 561 comments
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2.

HomogenicIceland Björk
Year of Release:1997Appears in:525 charts
Rank in 1997:2Rank Score:13,769
Rank in 1990s34Overall Rank:148
Average Rating:  83/100 (659 votes)
Comments: 52 comments
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3.

Either/OrUnited States Elliott Smith
Year of Release:1997Appears in:487 charts
Rank in 1997:3Rank Score:12,698
Rank in 1990s38Overall Rank:162
Average Rating:  83/100 (557 votes)
Comments: 31 comments
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4.

Urban HymnsUnited Kingdom The Verve
Year of Release:1997Appears in:477 charts
Rank in 1997:4Rank Score:11,307
Rank in 1990s43Overall Rank:183
Average Rating:  77/100 (696 votes)
Comments: 46 comments
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5.

The Lonesome Crowded WestUnited States Modest Mouse
Year of Release:1997Appears in:394 charts
Rank in 1997:5Rank Score:11,143
Rank in 1990s44Overall Rank:185
Average Rating:  84/100 (477 votes)
Comments: 42 comments
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6.

Ladies And Gentlemen We Are Floating In SpaceUnited Kingdom Spiritualized
Year of Release:1997Appears in:410 charts
Rank in 1997:6Rank Score:10,048
Rank in 1990s48Overall Rank:213
Average Rating:  83/100 (509 votes)
Comments: 47 comments
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7.

The Colour And The ShapeUnited States Foo Fighters
Year of Release:1997Appears in:398 charts
Rank in 1997:7Rank Score:9,077
Rank in 1990s53Overall Rank:232
Average Rating:  78/100 (573 votes)
Comments: 43 comments
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8.

Perfect From Now OnUnited States Built To Spill
Year of Release:1997Appears in:279 charts
Rank in 1997:8Rank Score:6,659
Rank in 1990s60Overall Rank:310
Average Rating:  83/100 (317 votes)
Comments: 22 comments
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9.

F♯A♯∞Canada Godspeed You! Black Emperor
Year of Release:1997Appears in:303 charts
Rank in 1997:9Rank Score:6,348
Rank in 1990s63Overall Rank:326
Average Rating:  84/100 (376 votes)
Comments: 33 comments
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10.

The Fat of The LandUnited Kingdom The Prodigy
Year of Release:1997Appears in:267 charts
Rank in 1997:10Rank Score:5,359
Rank in 1990s76Overall Rank:381
Average Rating:  76/100 (411 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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Best Albums of 1997 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 15 2%
David Bowie 3 0%
Autechre 3 0%
Mogwai 3 0%
Marc Almond & Foetus 2 0%
Bob Dylan 2 0%
Jon Bon Jovi 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 468 47%
United Kingdom 215 22%
Canada 39 4%
Mixed Nationality 30 3%
Germany 29 3%
Australia 28 3%
France 19 2%
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