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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 25,000 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 The Prodigy.
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RankAlbumArtist
111.

El CorazónUnited States Steve Earle
Year of Release:1997Appears in:30 charts
Rank in 1997:111Rank Score:228
Rank in 1990s1,132Overall Rank:5,571
Average Rating:  77/100 (30 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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112.

Angel SongCanada Kenny Wheeler
Year of Release:1997Appears in:12 charts
Rank in 1997:112Rank Score:227
Rank in 1990s1,138Overall Rank:5,596
Average Rating:  75/100 (10 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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113.

Chiastic SlideUnited Kingdom Autechre
Year of Release:1997Appears in:17 charts
Rank in 1997:113Rank Score:226
Rank in 1990s1,144Overall Rank:5,622
Average Rating:  76/100 (16 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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114.

Give It Back!United States The Brian Jonestown Massacre
Year of Release:1997Appears in:9 charts
Rank in 1997:114Rank Score:225
Rank in 1990s1,146Overall Rank:5,640
Average Rating:  76/100 (30 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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115.

Andromeda HeightsUnited Kingdom Prefab Sprout
Year of Release:1997Appears in:14 charts
Rank in 1997:115Rank Score:224
Rank in 1990s1,147Overall Rank:5,646
Average Rating:  69/100 (23 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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116.

The CarnivalHaiti Wyclef Jean
Year of Release:1997Appears in:24 charts
Rank in 1997:116Rank Score:223
Rank in 1990s1,151Overall Rank:5,670
Average Rating:  75/100 (30 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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117.

Cão!Portugal Ornatos Violeta
Year of Release:1997Appears in:6 charts
Rank in 1997:117Rank Score:219
Rank in 1990s1,169Overall Rank:5,750
Average Rating:  74/100 (6 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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118.

En PassantFrance Jean-Jacques Goldman
Year of Release:1997Appears in:5 charts
Rank in 1997:118Rank Score:214
Rank in 1990s1,190Overall Rank:5,859
Average Rating:  74/100 (7 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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119.

ZauberbergGermany Gas
Year of Release:1997Appears in:20 charts
Rank in 1997:119Rank Score:211
Rank in 1990s1,203Overall Rank:5,918
Average Rating:  79/100 (26 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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120.

Marchin' AlreadyUnited Kingdom Ocean Colour Scene
Year of Release:1997Appears in:21 charts
Rank in 1997:120Rank Score:210
Rank in 1990s1,211Overall Rank:5,944
Average Rating:  72/100 (29 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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Best Albums of 1997 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 13 1%
David Bowie 3 0%
Radiohead 3 0%
Autechre 3 0%
Mogwai 3 0%
The Jimi Hendrix Experience 2 0%
King Crimson 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 482 48%
United Kingdom 211 21%
Canada 38 4%
Germany 28 3%
Mixed Nationality 27 3%
Australia 26 3%
France 16 2%
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