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Top-rated albums of 1997

Listed below are the top-rated albums of 1997 as rated by BestEverAlbums.com members!
(To qualify for this chart, an album must have had at least 10 member ratings.)

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1.

OK ComputerUnited Kingdom Radiohead
Year of Release:1997Appears in:3,493 charts
Rank in 1997:1Rank Score:189,196
Rank in 1990s1Overall Rank:1
Average Rating: Top rated 92/100 (4,253 votes)
Comments: 690 comments
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2.

The Lonesome Crowded WestUnited States Modest Mouse
Year of Release:1997Appears in:542 charts
Rank in 1997:4Rank Score:14,853
Rank in 1990s40Overall Rank:175
Average Rating:  84/100 (664 votes)
Comments: 51 comments
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3.

HomogenicIceland Björk
Year of Release:1997Appears in:759 charts
Rank in 1997:2Rank Score:18,325
Rank in 1990s28Overall Rank:136
Average Rating:  84/100 (943 votes)
Comments: 65 comments
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4.

F♯A♯∞Canada Godspeed You! Black Emperor
Year of Release:1997Appears in:426 charts
Rank in 1997:8Rank Score:8,569
Rank in 1990s61Overall Rank:314
Average Rating:  84/100 (514 votes)
Comments: 39 comments
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5.

Either/OrUnited States Elliott Smith
Year of Release:1997Appears in:696 charts
Rank in 1997:3Rank Score:17,255
Rank in 1990s30Overall Rank:143
Average Rating:  84/100 (810 votes)
Comments: 43 comments
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6.

Perfect From Now OnUnited States Built To Spill
Year of Release:1997Appears in:383 charts
Rank in 1997:9Rank Score:8,290
Rank in 1990s63Overall Rank:325
Average Rating:  84/100 (430 votes)
Comments: 27 comments
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7.

Ladies And Gentlemen We Are Floating In SpaceUnited Kingdom Spiritualized
Year of Release:1997Appears in:559 charts
Rank in 1997:6Rank Score:12,234
Rank in 1990s48Overall Rank:218
Average Rating:  83/100 (677 votes)
Comments: 53 comments
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8.

I Can Hear The Heart Beating As OneUnited States Yo La Tengo
Year of Release:1997Appears in:347 charts
Rank in 1997:12Rank Score:5,957
Rank in 1990s84Overall Rank:427
Average Rating:  82/100 (410 votes)
Comments: 24 comments
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9.

The MolluskUnited States Ween
Year of Release:1997Appears in:211 charts
Rank in 1997:14Rank Score:4,201
Rank in 1990s117Overall Rank:580
Average Rating:  82/100 (287 votes)
Comments: 20 comments
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10.

Experience Hendrix: The Best Of Jimi Hendrix
Compilation
United States The Jimi Hendrix Experience
Year of Release:1997Appears in:23 charts
Rank in 1997:57Rank Score:577
Rank in 1990s621Overall Rank:3,129
Average Rating:  82/100 (144 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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The average rating is a Bayesian average, calculated as follows:
Average Rating = (n ÷ (n + m)) × av + (m ÷ (n + m)) × AV

where:
av = mean average rating an album has currently received.
n = number of ratings an album has currently received.
m = minimum number of ratings required for an album to appear in the 'top-rated' chart (currently 10).
AV = the site mean average rating for an album (currently 73/100).

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