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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 24,000 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.

Fake Can Be Just As GoodUnited States Blonde Redhead
Year of Release:1997Appears in:15 charts
Rank in 1997:111Rank Score:230
Rank in 1990s1,103Overall Rank:5,395
Average Rating:  73/100 (14 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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112.

El CorazónUnited States Steve Earle
Year of Release:1997Appears in:28 charts
Rank in 1997:112Rank Score:226
Rank in 1990s1,113Overall Rank:5,450
Average Rating:  78/100 (28 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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113.

KarmaCanada Delerium
Year of Release:1997Appears in:11 charts
Rank in 1997:113Rank Score:225
Rank in 1990s1,117Overall Rank:5,474
Average Rating:  72/100 (19 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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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 1990s1,119Overall Rank:5,482
Average Rating:  77/100 (29 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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115.

The CarnivalHaiti Wyclef Jean
Year of Release:1997Appears in:24 charts
Rank in 1997:115Rank Score:224
Rank in 1990s1,122Overall Rank:5,495
Average Rating:  75/100 (29 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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116.

Andromeda HeightsUnited Kingdom Prefab Sprout
Year of Release:1997Appears in:11 charts
Rank in 1997:116Rank Score:222
Rank in 1990s1,133Overall Rank:5,545
Average Rating:  69/100 (22 votes)
Comments: 0 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 1990s1,144Overall Rank:5,600
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 1990s1,171Overall Rank:5,723
Average Rating:  74/100 (7 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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119.

New FormsUnited Kingdom Roni Size And Reprazent
Year of Release:1997Appears in:32 charts
Rank in 1997:119Rank Score:211
Rank in 1990s1,185Overall Rank:5,791
Average Rating:  72/100 (32 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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120.

Left Of The MiddleAustralia Natalie Imbruglia
Year of Release:1997Appears in:34 charts
Rank in 1997:120Rank Score:209
Rank in 1990s1,191Overall Rank:5,824
Average Rating:  74/100 (31 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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Best Albums of 1997 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 15 2%
Mogwai 3 0%
David Bowie 3 0%
Autechre 3 0%
Yes 2 0%
Bill Hicks 2 0%
Howlin' Wolf 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 469 47%
United Kingdom 214 21%
Canada 39 4%
Germany 30 3%
Mixed Nationality 29 3%
Australia 28 3%
France 18 2%
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