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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 18,000 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:2,260 charts
Rank in 1997:1Rank Score:131,462
Rank in 1990s1Overall Rank:1
Average Rating: Top rated 91/100 (2,460 votes)
Comments: 440 comments
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2.

HomogenicIceland Björk
Year of Release:1997Appears in:395 charts
Rank in 1997:2Rank Score:10,979
Rank in 1990s33Overall Rank:152
Average Rating:  82/100 (475 votes)
Comments: 38 comments
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3.

Urban HymnsUnited Kingdom The Verve
Year of Release:1997Appears in:402 charts
Rank in 1997:3Rank Score:10,133
Rank in 1990s41Overall Rank:172
Average Rating:  77/100 (581 votes)
Comments: 34 comments
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4.

Either/OrUnited States Elliott Smith
Year of Release:1997Appears in:360 charts
Rank in 1997:4Rank Score:9,596
Rank in 1990s42Overall Rank:180
Average Rating:  83/100 (413 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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5.

Ladies And Gentlemen We Are Floating In SpaceUnited Kingdom Spiritualized
Year of Release:1997Appears in:334 charts
Rank in 1997:5Rank Score:9,112
Rank in 1990s45Overall Rank:189
Average Rating:  83/100 (379 votes)
Comments: 40 comments
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6.

The Lonesome Crowded WestUnited States Modest Mouse
Year of Release:1997Appears in:281 charts
Rank in 1997:6Rank Score:8,078
Rank in 1990s49Overall Rank:215
Average Rating:  83/100 (324 votes)
Comments: 31 comments
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7.

The Colour And The ShapeUnited States Foo Fighters
Year of Release:1997Appears in:320 charts
Rank in 1997:7Rank Score:7,906
Rank in 1990s51Overall Rank:220
Average Rating:  78/100 (434 votes)
Comments: 34 comments
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8.

F♯A♯∞Canada Godspeed You! Black Emperor
Year of Release:1997Appears in:249 charts
Rank in 1997:8Rank Score:5,748
Rank in 1990s60Overall Rank:296
Average Rating:  84/100 (269 votes)
Comments: 24 comments
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9.

Perfect From Now OnUnited States Built To Spill
Year of Release:1997Appears in:209 charts
Rank in 1997:9Rank Score:5,345
Rank in 1990s63Overall Rank:311
Average Rating:  82/100 (234 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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10.

The Fat of The LandUnited Kingdom The Prodigy
Year of Release:1997Appears in:220 charts
Rank in 1997:10Rank Score:4,656
Rank in 1990s69Overall Rank:351
Average Rating:  75/100 (321 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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Best Albums of 1997 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 20 2%
Autechre 3 0%
Brian Eno 3 0%
Mogwai 3 0%
Whitesnake 2 0%
Bill Hicks 2 0%
Amp 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 451 45%
United Kingdom 204 20%
Canada 40 4%
Mixed Nationality 32 3%
Germany 28 3%
Australia 27 3%
France 25 2%
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