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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:3,636 charts
Rank in 1997:1Rank Score:194,471
Rank in 1990s1Overall Rank:1
Average Rating: Top rated 92/100 (4,429 votes)
Comments: 711 comments
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2.

HomogenicIceland Björk
Year of Release:1997Appears in:811 charts
Rank in 1997:2Rank Score:19,423
Rank in 1990s28Overall Rank:132
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,003 votes)
Comments: 74 comments
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3.

F♯A♯∞Canada Godspeed You! Black Emperor
Year of Release:1997Appears in:451 charts
Rank in 1997:8Rank Score:8,956
Rank in 1990s61Overall Rank:315
Average Rating:  84/100 (545 votes)
Comments: 39 comments
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4.

Either/OrUnited States Elliott Smith
Year of Release:1997Appears in:730 charts
Rank in 1997:3Rank Score:17,800
Rank in 1990s32Overall Rank:149
Average Rating:  84/100 (850 votes)
Comments: 44 comments
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5.

The Lonesome Crowded WestUnited States Modest Mouse
Year of Release:1997Appears in:566 charts
Rank in 1997:4Rank Score:14,949
Rank in 1990s42Overall Rank:181
Average Rating:  84/100 (702 votes)
Comments: 52 comments
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6.

Perfect From Now OnUnited States Built To Spill
Year of Release:1997Appears in:411 charts
Rank in 1997:9Rank Score:8,674
Rank in 1990s64Overall Rank:327
Average Rating:  84/100 (453 votes)
Comments: 28 comments
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7.

Ladies And Gentlemen We Are Floating In SpaceUnited Kingdom Spiritualized
Year of Release:1997Appears in:579 charts
Rank in 1997:6Rank Score:12,517
Rank in 1990s49Overall Rank:220
Average Rating:  82/100 (719 votes)
Comments: 55 comments
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8.

The MolluskUnited States Ween
Year of Release:1997Appears in:236 charts
Rank in 1997:13Rank Score:4,681
Rank in 1990s109Overall Rank:551
Average Rating:  82/100 (315 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:368 charts
Rank in 1997:12Rank Score:6,068
Rank in 1990s86Overall Rank:435
Average Rating:  82/100 (428 votes)
Comments: 24 comments
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10.

Experience Hendrix: The Best Of Jimi Hendrix
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United States The Jimi Hendrix Experience
Year of Release:1997Appears in:25 charts
Rank in 1997:61Rank Score:580
Rank in 1990s641Overall Rank:3,212
Average Rating:  81/100 (151 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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