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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:3,382 charts
Rank in 1997:1Rank Score:184,109
Rank in 1990s1Overall Rank:1
Average Rating: Top rated 92/100 (4,060 votes)
Comments: 662 comments
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2.

F♯A♯∞Canada Godspeed You! Black Emperor
Year of Release:1997Appears in:411 charts
Rank in 1997:8Rank Score:8,515
Rank in 1990s59Overall Rank:299
Average Rating:  84/100 (487 votes)
Comments: 38 comments
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3.

The Lonesome Crowded WestUnited States Modest Mouse
Year of Release:1997Appears in:514 charts
Rank in 1997:4Rank Score:13,927
Rank in 1990s42Overall Rank:180
Average Rating:  84/100 (626 votes)
Comments: 50 comments
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4.

HomogenicIceland Björk
Year of Release:1997Appears in:719 charts
Rank in 1997:2Rank Score:17,614
Rank in 1990s28Overall Rank:136
Average Rating:  84/100 (889 votes)
Comments: 63 comments
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5.

Either/OrUnited States Elliott Smith
Year of Release:1997Appears in:664 charts
Rank in 1997:3Rank Score:16,510
Rank in 1990s31Overall Rank:148
Average Rating:  84/100 (750 votes)
Comments: 40 comments
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6.

Perfect From Now OnUnited States Built To Spill
Year of Release:1997Appears in:365 charts
Rank in 1997:9Rank Score:7,891
Rank in 1990s63Overall Rank:328
Average Rating:  83/100 (403 votes)
Comments: 26 comments
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7.

Ladies And Gentlemen We Are Floating In SpaceUnited Kingdom Spiritualized
Year of Release:1997Appears in:542 charts
Rank in 1997:5Rank Score:12,101
Rank in 1990s47Overall Rank:214
Average Rating:  82/100 (626 votes)
Comments: 52 comments
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8.

Experience Hendrix: The Best Of Jimi Hendrix
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United States The Jimi Hendrix Experience
Year of Release:1997Appears in:23 charts
Rank in 1997:60Rank Score:548
Rank in 1990s628Overall Rank:3,161
Average Rating:  82/100 (138 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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9.

Dig Me OutUnited States Sleater-Kinney
Year of Release:1997Appears in:148 charts
Rank in 1997:31Rank Score:1,470
Rank in 1990s305Overall Rank:1,439
Average Rating:  81/100 (149 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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10.

I Can Hear The Heart Beating As OneUnited States Yo La Tengo
Year of Release:1997Appears in:333 charts
Rank in 1997:12Rank Score:5,831
Rank in 1990s82Overall Rank:421
Average Rating:  81/100 (383 votes)
Comments: 23 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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