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Best Albums of 1997

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Listed below are the greatest albums of 1997 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 36,000 greatest album charts.

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1997 year summaryThe best artists of 1997 were Radiohead, Björk, Elliott Smith, Modest Mouse, The Verve, Spiritualized, Foo Fighters, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Built To Spill and Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds.
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RankAlbumArtist
1.

OK ComputerUnited Kingdom Radiohead
Year of Release:1997Appears in:3,637 charts
Rank in 1997:1Rank Score:194,520
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:19,422
Rank in 1990s28Overall Rank:132
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,003 votes)
Comments: 74 comments
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3.

Either/OrUnited States Elliott Smith
Year of Release:1997Appears in:730 charts
Rank in 1997:3Rank Score:17,799
Rank in 1990s32Overall Rank:149
Average Rating:  84/100 (850 votes)
Comments: 44 comments
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4.

The Lonesome Crowded WestUnited States Modest Mouse
Year of Release:1997Appears in:566 charts
Rank in 1997:4Rank Score:14,951
Rank in 1990s42Overall Rank:181
Average Rating:  84/100 (702 votes)
Comments: 52 comments
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5.

Urban HymnsUnited Kingdom The Verve
Year of Release:1997Appears in:627 charts
Rank in 1997:5Rank Score:12,532
Rank in 1990s48Overall Rank:219
Average Rating:  77/100 (878 votes)
Comments: 55 comments
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6.

Ladies And Gentlemen We Are Floating In SpaceUnited Kingdom Spiritualized
Year of Release:1997Appears in:579 charts
Rank in 1997:6Rank Score:12,516
Rank in 1990s49Overall Rank:220
Average Rating:  82/100 (719 votes)
Comments: 55 comments
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7.

The Colour And The ShapeUnited States Foo Fighters
Year of Release:1997Appears in:524 charts
Rank in 1997:7Rank Score:10,714
Rank in 1990s53Overall Rank:257
Average Rating:  78/100 (761 votes)
Comments: 53 comments
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8.

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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9.

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:326
Average Rating:  84/100 (453 votes)
Comments: 28 comments
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10.

The Boatman's CallAustralia Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds
Year of Release:1997Appears in:401 charts
Rank in 1997:10Rank Score:7,067
Rank in 1990s74Overall Rank:380
Average Rating:  81/100 (490 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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Best Albums of 1997 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 13 1%
Osmo Vänskä / Lahti Symphony Orchestra 4 0%
Grateful Dead 3 0%
Mogwai 3 0%
Radiohead 3 0%
David Bowie 3 0%
Modest Mouse 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 468 47%
United Kingdom 195 20%
Canada 36 4%
Germany 34 3%
Mixed Nationality 28 3%
Sweden 20 2%
Australia 19 2%
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