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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 30,000 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:3,300 charts
Rank in 1997:1Rank Score:180,653
Rank in 1990s1Overall Rank:1
Average Rating: Top rated 92/100 (3,922 votes)
Comments: 645 comments
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2.

HomogenicIceland Björk
Year of Release:1997Appears in:688 charts
Rank in 1997:2Rank Score:16,732
Rank in 1990s30Overall Rank:140
Average Rating:  84/100 (842 votes)
Comments: 59 comments
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3.

Either/OrUnited States Elliott Smith
Year of Release:1997Appears in:653 charts
Rank in 1997:3Rank Score:16,196
Rank in 1990s31Overall Rank:146
Average Rating:  84/100 (723 votes)
Comments: 39 comments
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4.

The Lonesome Crowded WestUnited States Modest Mouse
Year of Release:1997Appears in:500 charts
Rank in 1997:4Rank Score:13,621
Rank in 1990s41Overall Rank:178
Average Rating:  84/100 (613 votes)
Comments: 48 comments
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5.

Ladies And Gentlemen We Are Floating In SpaceUnited Kingdom Spiritualized
Year of Release:1997Appears in:536 charts
Rank in 1997:5Rank Score:12,071
Rank in 1990s47Overall Rank:206
Average Rating:  83/100 (613 votes)
Comments: 52 comments
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6.

Urban HymnsUnited Kingdom The Verve
Year of Release:1997Appears in:556 charts
Rank in 1997:6Rank Score:11,658
Rank in 1990s49Overall Rank:217
Average Rating:  77/100 (812 votes)
Comments: 51 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:10,228
Rank in 1990s53Overall Rank:241
Average Rating:  79/100 (681 votes)
Comments: 49 comments
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8.

F♯A♯∞Canada Godspeed You! Black Emperor
Year of Release:1997Appears in:397 charts
Rank in 1997:8Rank Score:8,299
Rank in 1990s60Overall Rank:304
Average Rating:  84/100 (472 votes)
Comments: 38 comments
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9.

Perfect From Now OnUnited States Built To Spill
Year of Release:1997Appears in:354 charts
Rank in 1997:9Rank Score:7,753
Rank in 1990s62Overall Rank:324
Average Rating:  83/100 (391 votes)
Comments: 25 comments
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10.

The Boatman's CallAustralia Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds
Year of Release:1997Appears in:347 charts
Rank in 1997:10Rank Score:6,200
Rank in 1990s76Overall Rank:391
Average Rating:  81/100 (413 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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Best Albums of 1997 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 16 2%
Mogwai 3 0%
David Bowie 3 0%
Radiohead 3 0%
Morphine 2 0%
µ-Ziq 2 0%
Squarepusher 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 470 47%
United Kingdom 205 21%
Canada 34 3%
Germany 31 3%
Mixed Nationality 30 3%
Australia 20 2%
Sweden 19 2%
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