Best Albums of 1997

Listed below are the best albums of 1997 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 46,000 greatest album charts.

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1997 year summaryThe best artists of 1997 were Radiohead, Björk, Elliott Smith, Modest Mouse, Spiritualized, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, The Verve, Built To Spill, Foo Fighters and Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds.
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1997
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101,104
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15,875
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12,517
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10,690
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8,315
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7,957
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7,182
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6,776
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5,832
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5,266
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 1 of 100

Best Albums of 1997 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 12 1%
Grateful Dead 4 0%
Mogwai 3 0%
David Bowie 3 0%
Delirious? 3 0%
Whitesnake 2 0%
Bill Hicks 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 465 47%
United Kingdom 204 20%
Germany 36 4%
Canada 32 3%
Mixed Nationality 26 3%
Sweden 23 2%
Japan 20 2%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 910 91%
Yes 90 9%
Live? Albums %
No 980 98%
Yes 20 2%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 996 100%
Yes 4 0%
Best Artists of the 2000s
1. Radiohead
2. Arcade Fire
3. The Strokes
4. Coldplay
5. Arctic Monkeys
6. Sufjan Stevens
7. Animal Collective
8. Muse
9. Wilco
10. The White Stripes
11. Kanye West
12. Interpol
13. Modest Mouse
14. Godspeed You! Black Emperor
15. Queens Of The Stone Age
16. LCD Soundsystem
17. The National
18. Gorillaz
19. Madvillain
20. The Flaming Lips
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