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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 31,000 greatest album charts.

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1997 year summaryThe best artists of 1997 were Radiohead, Björk, Elliott Smith, Modest Mouse, Spiritualized, The Verve, 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:3,344 charts
Rank in 1997:1Rank Score:182,728
Rank in 1990s1Overall Rank:1
Average Rating: Top rated 92/100 (4,013 votes)
Comments: 652 comments
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2.

HomogenicIceland Björk
Year of Release:1997Appears in:703 charts
Rank in 1997:2Rank Score:17,293
Rank in 1990s29Overall Rank:137
Average Rating:  84/100 (869 votes)
Comments: 61 comments
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3.

Either/OrUnited States Elliott Smith
Year of Release:1997Appears in:653 charts
Rank in 1997:3Rank Score:16,243
Rank in 1990s31Overall Rank:149
Average Rating:  84/100 (738 votes)
Comments: 40 comments
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4.

The Lonesome Crowded WestUnited States Modest Mouse
Year of Release:1997Appears in:506 charts
Rank in 1997:4Rank Score:13,686
Rank in 1990s43Overall Rank:182
Average Rating:  84/100 (619 votes)
Comments: 50 comments
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5.

Ladies And Gentlemen We Are Floating In SpaceUnited Kingdom Spiritualized
Year of Release:1997Appears in:541 charts
Rank in 1997:5Rank Score:12,022
Rank in 1990s47Overall Rank:215
Average Rating:  83/100 (622 votes)
Comments: 52 comments
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6.

Urban HymnsUnited Kingdom The Verve
Year of Release:1997Appears in:564 charts
Rank in 1997:6Rank Score:11,838
Rank in 1990s48Overall Rank:217
Average Rating:  77/100 (823 votes)
Comments: 52 comments
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7.

The Colour And The ShapeUnited States Foo Fighters
Year of Release:1997Appears in:476 charts
Rank in 1997:7Rank Score:10,261
Rank in 1990s53Overall Rank:246
Average Rating:  79/100 (697 votes)
Comments: 50 comments
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8.

F♯A♯∞Canada Godspeed You! Black Emperor
Year of Release:1997Appears in:403 charts
Rank in 1997:8Rank Score:8,392
Rank in 1990s59Overall Rank:304
Average Rating:  84/100 (482 votes)
Comments: 38 comments
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9.

Perfect From Now OnUnited States Built To Spill
Year of Release:1997Appears in:357 charts
Rank in 1997:9Rank Score:7,676
Rank in 1990s64Overall Rank:336
Average Rating:  83/100 (399 votes)
Comments: 25 comments
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10.

The Boatman's CallAustralia Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds
Year of Release:1997Appears in:353 charts
Rank in 1997:10Rank Score:6,245
Rank in 1990s76Overall Rank:393
Average Rating:  81/100 (417 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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Best Albums of 1997 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 13 1%
Grateful Dead 6 1%
Radiohead 3 0%
Mogwai 3 0%
David Bowie 3 0%
Sonic Youth 2 0%
Incubus 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 478 48%
United Kingdom 202 20%
Canada 34 3%
Germany 32 3%
Mixed Nationality 25 3%
Australia 20 2%
Japan 18 2%
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