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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:3,584 charts
Rank in 1997:1Rank Score:192,733
Rank in 1990s1Overall Rank:1
Average Rating: Top rated 92/100 (4,378 votes)
Comments: 705 comments
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2.

F♯A♯∞Canada Godspeed You! Black Emperor
Year of Release:1997Appears in:443 charts
Rank in 1997:8Rank Score:8,932
Rank in 1990s60Overall Rank:313
Average Rating:  84/100 (537 votes)
Comments: 39 comments
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3.

HomogenicIceland Björk
Year of Release:1997Appears in:802 charts
Rank in 1997:2Rank Score:19,469
Rank in 1990s28Overall Rank:130
Average Rating:  84/100 (985 votes)
Comments: 72 comments
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4.

The Lonesome Crowded WestUnited States Modest Mouse
Year of Release:1997Appears in:557 charts
Rank in 1997:4Rank Score:14,973
Rank in 1990s41Overall Rank:178
Average Rating:  84/100 (691 votes)
Comments: 51 comments
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5.

Either/OrUnited States Elliott Smith
Year of Release:1997Appears in:721 charts
Rank in 1997:3Rank Score:17,735
Rank in 1990s32Overall Rank:148
Average Rating:  84/100 (837 votes)
Comments: 43 comments
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6.

Perfect From Now OnUnited States Built To Spill
Year of Release:1997Appears in:402 charts
Rank in 1997:9Rank Score:8,633
Rank in 1990s63Overall Rank:322
Average Rating:  84/100 (445 votes)
Comments: 28 comments
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7.

Ladies And Gentlemen We Are Floating In SpaceUnited Kingdom Spiritualized
Year of Release:1997Appears in:569 charts
Rank in 1997:6Rank Score:12,465
Rank in 1990s49Overall Rank:218
Average Rating:  83/100 (702 votes)
Comments: 53 comments
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8.

The MolluskUnited States Ween
Year of Release:1997Appears in:228 charts
Rank in 1997:13Rank Score:4,504
Rank in 1990s111Overall Rank:563
Average Rating:  82/100 (307 votes)
Comments: 20 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:26 charts
Rank in 1997:60Rank Score:582
Rank in 1990s633Overall Rank:3,154
Average Rating:  82/100 (149 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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10.

I Can Hear The Heart Beating As OneUnited States Yo La Tengo
Year of Release:1997Appears in:357 charts
Rank in 1997:12Rank Score:5,951
Rank in 1990s87Overall Rank:438
Average Rating:  82/100 (422 votes)
Comments: 24 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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