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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 26,000 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 Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds.
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RankAlbumArtist
1.

OK ComputerUnited Kingdom Radiohead
Year of Release:1997Appears in:3,039 charts
Rank in 1997:1Rank Score:169,486
Rank in 1990s1Overall Rank:1
Average Rating: Top rated 92/100 (3,544 votes)
Comments: 598 comments
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2.

HomogenicIceland Björk
Year of Release:1997Appears in:591 charts
Rank in 1997:2Rank Score:14,577
Rank in 1990s32Overall Rank:148
Average Rating:  84/100 (747 votes)
Comments: 58 comments
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3.

Either/OrUnited States Elliott Smith
Year of Release:1997Appears in:560 charts
Rank in 1997:3Rank Score:14,528
Rank in 1990s33Overall Rank:149
Average Rating:  84/100 (635 votes)
Comments: 34 comments
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4.

The Lonesome Crowded WestUnited States Modest Mouse
Year of Release:1997Appears in:437 charts
Rank in 1997:4Rank Score:12,157
Rank in 1990s43Overall Rank:184
Average Rating:  84/100 (532 votes)
Comments: 44 comments
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5.

Urban HymnsUnited Kingdom The Verve
Year of Release:1997Appears in:521 charts
Rank in 1997:5Rank Score:11,191
Rank in 1990s46Overall Rank:202
Average Rating:  77/100 (761 votes)
Comments: 50 comments
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6.

Ladies And Gentlemen We Are Floating In SpaceUnited Kingdom Spiritualized
Year of Release:1997Appears in:473 charts
Rank in 1997:6Rank Score:11,068
Rank in 1990s48Overall Rank:208
Average Rating:  83/100 (567 votes)
Comments: 51 comments
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7.

The Colour And The ShapeUnited States Foo Fighters
Year of Release:1997Appears in:430 charts
Rank in 1997:7Rank Score:9,612
Rank in 1990s53Overall Rank:237
Average Rating:  79/100 (622 votes)
Comments: 47 comments
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8.

Perfect From Now OnUnited States Built To Spill
Year of Release:1997Appears in:308 charts
Rank in 1997:8Rank Score:6,952
Rank in 1990s61Overall Rank:323
Average Rating:  83/100 (352 votes)
Comments: 23 comments
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9.

F♯A♯∞Canada Godspeed You! Black Emperor
Year of Release:1997Appears in:337 charts
Rank in 1997:9Rank Score:6,577
Rank in 1990s65Overall Rank:343
Average Rating:  84/100 (418 votes)
Comments: 35 comments
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10.

The Boatman's CallAustralia Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds
Year of Release:1997Appears in:291 charts
Rank in 1997:10Rank Score:5,638
Rank in 1990s76Overall Rank:389
Average Rating:  81/100 (367 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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Best Albums of 1997 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 16 2%
David Bowie 3 0%
Radiohead 3 0%
Autechre 3 0%
Mogwai 3 0%
Whitesnake 2 0%
The Promise Ring 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 474 47%
United Kingdom 209 21%
Canada 37 4%
Mixed Nationality 31 3%
Germany 28 3%
Australia 25 3%
Japan 18 2%
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