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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:2,994 charts
Rank in 1997:1Rank Score:167,073
Rank in 1990s1Overall Rank:1
Average Rating: Top rated 92/100 (3,484 votes)
Comments: 591 comments
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2.

HomogenicIceland Björk
Year of Release:1997Appears in:582 charts
Rank in 1997:2Rank Score:14,408
Rank in 1990s32Overall Rank:148
Average Rating:  84/100 (740 votes)
Comments: 56 comments
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3.

Either/OrUnited States Elliott Smith
Year of Release:1997Appears in:548 charts
Rank in 1997:3Rank Score:14,323
Rank in 1990s33Overall Rank:149
Average Rating:  84/100 (627 votes)
Comments: 34 comments
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4.

The Lonesome Crowded WestUnited States Modest Mouse
Year of Release:1997Appears in:428 charts
Rank in 1997:4Rank Score:12,187
Rank in 1990s42Overall Rank:179
Average Rating:  84/100 (530 votes)
Comments: 44 comments
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5.

Urban HymnsUnited Kingdom The Verve
Year of Release:1997Appears in:513 charts
Rank in 1997:5Rank Score:11,192
Rank in 1990s46Overall Rank:201
Average Rating:  77/100 (751 votes)
Comments: 50 comments
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6.

Ladies And Gentlemen We Are Floating In SpaceUnited Kingdom Spiritualized
Year of Release:1997Appears in:467 charts
Rank in 1997:6Rank Score:10,961
Rank in 1990s47Overall Rank:208
Average Rating:  83/100 (560 votes)
Comments: 49 comments
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7.

The Colour And The ShapeUnited States Foo Fighters
Year of Release:1997Appears in:423 charts
Rank in 1997:7Rank Score:9,428
Rank in 1990s53Overall Rank:239
Average Rating:  79/100 (614 votes)
Comments: 46 comments
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8.

Perfect From Now OnUnited States Built To Spill
Year of Release:1997Appears in:306 charts
Rank in 1997:8Rank Score:6,858
Rank in 1990s61Overall Rank:324
Average Rating:  83/100 (350 votes)
Comments: 22 comments
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9.

F♯A♯∞Canada Godspeed You! Black Emperor
Year of Release:1997Appears in:328 charts
Rank in 1997:9Rank Score:6,537
Rank in 1990s64Overall Rank:340
Average Rating:  84/100 (411 votes)
Comments: 35 comments
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10.

The Boatman's CallAustralia Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds
Year of Release:1997Appears in:287 charts
Rank in 1997:10Rank Score:5,601
Rank in 1990s76Overall Rank:385
Average Rating:  81/100 (364 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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Best Albums of 1997 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 15 1%
Mogwai 3 0%
Radiohead 3 0%
Autechre 3 0%
David Bowie 3 0%
Erykah Badu 2 0%
The Jimi Hendrix Experience 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 478 48%
United Kingdom 213 21%
Canada 38 4%
Mixed Nationality 30 3%
Germany 28 3%
Australia 26 3%
Japan 16 2%
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