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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 19,000 greatest album charts.

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1997 year summaryThe best artists of 1997 were Radiohead, Björk , The Verve, Elliott Smith, Spiritualized, Modest Mouse, 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:2,422 charts
Rank in 1997:1Rank Score:139,698
Rank in 1990s1Overall Rank:1
Average Rating: Top rated 91/100 (2,695 votes)
Comments: 479 comments
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2.

HomogenicIceland Björk
Year of Release:1997Appears in:432 charts
Rank in 1997:2Rank Score:11,347
Rank in 1990s38Overall Rank:163
Average Rating:  82/100 (534 votes)
Comments: 44 comments
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3.

Urban HymnsUnited Kingdom The Verve
Year of Release:1997Appears in:427 charts
Rank in 1997:3Rank Score:10,515
Rank in 1990s40Overall Rank:175
Average Rating:  78/100 (619 votes)
Comments: 37 comments
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4.

Either/OrUnited States Elliott Smith
Year of Release:1997Appears in:394 charts
Rank in 1997:4Rank Score:9,972
Rank in 1990s42Overall Rank:180
Average Rating:  83/100 (449 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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5.

Ladies And Gentlemen We Are Floating In SpaceUnited Kingdom Spiritualized
Year of Release:1997Appears in:350 charts
Rank in 1997:5Rank Score:9,742
Rank in 1990s44Overall Rank:190
Average Rating:  83/100 (422 votes)
Comments: 41 comments
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6.

The Lonesome Crowded WestUnited States Modest Mouse
Year of Release:1997Appears in:326 charts
Rank in 1997:6Rank Score:9,257
Rank in 1990s45Overall Rank:196
Average Rating:  84/100 (370 votes)
Comments: 36 comments
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7.

The Colour And The ShapeUnited States Foo Fighters
Year of Release:1997Appears in:337 charts
Rank in 1997:7Rank Score:8,065
Rank in 1990s53Overall Rank:231
Average Rating:  78/100 (482 votes)
Comments: 37 comments
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8.

F♯A♯∞Canada Godspeed You! Black Emperor
Year of Release:1997Appears in:268 charts
Rank in 1997:8Rank Score:5,887
Rank in 1990s60Overall Rank:299
Average Rating:  84/100 (301 votes)
Comments: 28 comments
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9.

Perfect From Now OnUnited States Built To Spill
Year of Release:1997Appears in:237 charts
Rank in 1997:9Rank Score:5,774
Rank in 1990s61Overall Rank:306
Average Rating:  83/100 (269 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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10.

The Fat of The LandUnited Kingdom The Prodigy
Year of Release:1997Appears in:234 charts
Rank in 1997:10Rank Score:4,767
Rank in 1990s72Overall Rank:367
Average Rating:  75/100 (354 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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Best Albums of 1997 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 15 2%
Mogwai 3 0%
Whitesnake 2 0%
Melvins 2 0%
The Third Eye Foundation 2 0%
Death In June 2 0%
Squarepusher 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 464 46%
United Kingdom 202 20%
Canada 40 4%
Mixed Nationality 28 3%
Germany 26 3%
France 25 3%
Australia 25 3%
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