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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:3,676 charts
Rank in 1997:1Rank Score:195,909
Rank in 1990s1Overall Rank:1
Average Rating: Top rated 92/100 (4,497 votes)
Comments: 727 comments
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2.

HomogenicIceland Björk
Year of Release:1997Appears in:831 charts
Rank in 1997:2Rank Score:20,091
Rank in 1990s27Overall Rank:129
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,031 votes)
Comments: 76 comments
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3.

F♯A♯∞Canada Godspeed You! Black Emperor
Year of Release:1997Appears in:460 charts
Rank in 1997:8Rank Score:9,111
Rank in 1990s60Overall Rank:313
Average Rating:  84/100 (564 votes)
Comments: 39 comments
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4.

The Lonesome Crowded WestUnited States Modest Mouse
Year of Release:1997Appears in:575 charts
Rank in 1997:4Rank Score:15,212
Rank in 1990s42Overall Rank:181
Average Rating:  84/100 (723 votes)
Comments: 53 comments
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5.

Either/OrUnited States Elliott Smith
Year of Release:1997Appears in:745 charts
Rank in 1997:3Rank Score:18,243
Rank in 1990s32Overall Rank:148
Average Rating:  84/100 (872 votes)
Comments: 47 comments
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6.

Perfect From Now OnUnited States Built To Spill
Year of Release:1997Appears in:416 charts
Rank in 1997:9Rank Score:8,747
Rank in 1990s64Overall Rank:326
Average Rating:  84/100 (472 votes)
Comments: 29 comments
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7.

Ladies And Gentlemen We Are Floating In SpaceUnited Kingdom Spiritualized
Year of Release:1997Appears in:584 charts
Rank in 1997:5Rank Score:12,657
Rank in 1990s48Overall Rank:219
Average Rating:  83/100 (734 votes)
Comments: 54 comments
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8.

The MolluskUnited States Ween
Year of Release:1997Appears in:243 charts
Rank in 1997:13Rank Score:4,884
Rank in 1990s105Overall Rank:539
Average Rating:  82/100 (325 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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9.

I Can Hear The Heart Beating As OneUnited States Yo La Tengo
Year of Release:1997Appears in:366 charts
Rank in 1997:12Rank Score:6,188
Rank in 1990s85Overall Rank:431
Average Rating:  82/100 (440 votes)
Comments: 25 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:26 charts
Rank in 1997:59Rank Score:582
Rank in 1990s640Overall Rank:3,243
Average Rating:  82/100 (152 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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