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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:3,431 charts
Rank in 1997:1Rank Score:186,263
Rank in 1990s1Overall Rank:1
Average Rating: Top rated 92/100 (4,145 votes)
Comments: 674 comments
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2.

F♯A♯∞Canada Godspeed You! Black Emperor
Year of Release:1997Appears in:418 charts
Rank in 1997:8Rank Score:8,429
Rank in 1990s60Overall Rank:313
Average Rating:  84/100 (505 votes)
Comments: 38 comments
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3.

HomogenicIceland Björk
Year of Release:1997Appears in:742 charts
Rank in 1997:2Rank Score:18,200
Rank in 1990s28Overall Rank:132
Average Rating:  84/100 (911 votes)
Comments: 65 comments
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4.

The Lonesome Crowded WestUnited States Modest Mouse
Year of Release:1997Appears in:524 charts
Rank in 1997:4Rank Score:14,241
Rank in 1990s42Overall Rank:180
Average Rating:  84/100 (648 votes)
Comments: 51 comments
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5.

Either/OrUnited States Elliott Smith
Year of Release:1997Appears in:677 charts
Rank in 1997:3Rank Score:16,704
Rank in 1990s31Overall Rank:148
Average Rating:  84/100 (771 votes)
Comments: 41 comments
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6.

Perfect From Now OnUnited States Built To Spill
Year of Release:1997Appears in:370 charts
Rank in 1997:9Rank Score:7,859
Rank in 1990s64Overall Rank:335
Average Rating:  83/100 (416 votes)
Comments: 26 comments
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7.

Ladies And Gentlemen We Are Floating In SpaceUnited Kingdom Spiritualized
Year of Release:1997Appears in:551 charts
Rank in 1997:5Rank Score:12,215
Rank in 1990s47Overall Rank:216
Average Rating:  82/100 (643 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:343 charts
Rank in 1997:12Rank Score:5,877
Rank in 1990s83Overall Rank:423
Average Rating:  82/100 (398 votes)
Comments: 24 comments
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9.

Experience Hendrix: The Best Of Jimi Hendrix
Compilation
United States The Jimi Hendrix Experience
Year of Release:1997Appears in:23 charts
Rank in 1997:59Rank Score:577
Rank in 1990s613Overall Rank:3,084
Average Rating:  81/100 (142 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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10.

The Boatman's CallAustralia Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds
Year of Release:1997Appears in:371 charts
Rank in 1997:10Rank Score:6,612
Rank in 1990s73Overall Rank:379
Average Rating:  81/100 (435 votes)
Comments: 21 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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