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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 33,000 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:3,492 charts
Rank in 1997:1Rank Score:189,086
Rank in 1990s1Overall Rank:1
Average Rating: Top rated 92/100 (4,252 votes)
Comments: 690 comments
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2.

HomogenicIceland Björk
Year of Release:1997Appears in:759 charts
Rank in 1997:2Rank Score:18,329
Rank in 1990s28Overall Rank:136
Average Rating:  84/100 (943 votes)
Comments: 65 comments
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3.

Either/OrUnited States Elliott Smith
Year of Release:1997Appears in:696 charts
Rank in 1997:3Rank Score:17,259
Rank in 1990s30Overall Rank:143
Average Rating:  84/100 (809 votes)
Comments: 43 comments
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4.

The Lonesome Crowded WestUnited States Modest Mouse
Year of Release:1997Appears in:542 charts
Rank in 1997:4Rank Score:14,852
Rank in 1990s40Overall Rank:175
Average Rating:  84/100 (664 votes)
Comments: 51 comments
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5.

Urban HymnsUnited Kingdom The Verve
Year of Release:1997Appears in:603 charts
Rank in 1997:5Rank Score:12,435
Rank in 1990s47Overall Rank:216
Average Rating:  77/100 (854 votes)
Comments: 54 comments
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6.

Ladies And Gentlemen We Are Floating In SpaceUnited Kingdom Spiritualized
Year of Release:1997Appears in:559 charts
Rank in 1997:6Rank Score:12,229
Rank in 1990s49Overall Rank:219
Average Rating:  83/100 (677 votes)
Comments: 53 comments
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7.

The Colour And The ShapeUnited States Foo Fighters
Year of Release:1997Appears in:506 charts
Rank in 1997:7Rank Score:10,629
Rank in 1990s53Overall Rank:252
Average Rating:  78/100 (731 votes)
Comments: 53 comments
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8.

F♯A♯∞Canada Godspeed You! Black Emperor
Year of Release:1997Appears in:425 charts
Rank in 1997:8Rank Score:8,569
Rank in 1990s61Overall Rank:314
Average Rating:  84/100 (514 votes)
Comments: 39 comments
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9.

Perfect From Now OnUnited States Built To Spill
Year of Release:1997Appears in:382 charts
Rank in 1997:9Rank Score:8,291
Rank in 1990s63Overall Rank:325
Average Rating:  84/100 (429 votes)
Comments: 27 comments
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10.

The Boatman's CallAustralia Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds
Year of Release:1997Appears in:382 charts
Rank in 1997:10Rank Score:6,819
Rank in 1990s73Overall Rank:378
Average Rating:  81/100 (453 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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Best Albums of 1997 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 12 1%
Grateful Dead 5 1%
Radiohead 3 0%
Autechre 3 0%
Mogwai 3 0%
David Bowie 3 0%
Porcupine Tree 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 474 47%
United Kingdom 196 20%
Canada 34 3%
Germany 33 3%
Mixed Nationality 23 2%
Sweden 20 2%
Italy 19 2%
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