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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 35,000 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:3,554 charts
Rank in 1997:1Rank Score:192,219
Rank in 1990s1Overall Rank:1
Average Rating: Top rated 92/100 (4,322 votes)
Comments: 696 comments
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2.

HomogenicIceland Björk
Year of Release:1997Appears in:792 charts
Rank in 1997:2Rank Score:19,080
Rank in 1990s28Overall Rank:131
Average Rating:  84/100 (967 votes)
Comments: 67 comments
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3.

Either/OrUnited States Elliott Smith
Year of Release:1997Appears in:712 charts
Rank in 1997:3Rank Score:17,531
Rank in 1990s31Overall Rank:147
Average Rating:  84/100 (826 votes)
Comments: 43 comments
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4.

The Lonesome Crowded WestUnited States Modest Mouse
Year of Release:1997Appears in:553 charts
Rank in 1997:4Rank Score:15,020
Rank in 1990s41Overall Rank:175
Average Rating:  84/100 (679 votes)
Comments: 51 comments
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5.

Urban HymnsUnited Kingdom The Verve
Year of Release:1997Appears in:612 charts
Rank in 1997:5Rank Score:12,509
Rank in 1990s48Overall Rank:217
Average Rating:  77/100 (858 votes)
Comments: 54 comments
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6.

Ladies And Gentlemen We Are Floating In SpaceUnited Kingdom Spiritualized
Year of Release:1997Appears in:567 charts
Rank in 1997:6Rank Score:12,358
Rank in 1990s49Overall Rank:219
Average Rating:  83/100 (690 votes)
Comments: 53 comments
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7.

The Colour And The ShapeUnited States Foo Fighters
Year of Release:1997Appears in:516 charts
Rank in 1997:7Rank Score:10,576
Rank in 1990s53Overall Rank:254
Average Rating:  79/100 (743 votes)
Comments: 53 comments
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8.

F♯A♯∞Canada Godspeed You! Black Emperor
Year of Release:1997Appears in:437 charts
Rank in 1997:8Rank Score:8,740
Rank in 1990s61Overall Rank:315
Average Rating:  84/100 (524 votes)
Comments: 39 comments
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9.

Perfect From Now OnUnited States Built To Spill
Year of Release:1997Appears in:394 charts
Rank in 1997:9Rank Score:8,344
Rank in 1990s64Overall Rank:329
Average Rating:  84/100 (439 votes)
Comments: 28 comments
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10.

The Boatman's CallAustralia Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds
Year of Release:1997Appears in:391 charts
Rank in 1997:10Rank Score:6,924
Rank in 1990s72Overall Rank:379
Average Rating:  81/100 (463 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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Best Albums of 1997 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 13 1%
Mogwai 3 0%
Grateful Dead 3 0%
David Bowie 3 0%
Radiohead 3 0%
The Jimi Hendrix Experience 2 0%
King Crimson 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 472 47%
United Kingdom 195 20%
Canada 34 3%
Germany 34 3%
Mixed Nationality 27 3%
Sweden 20 2%
Italy 20 2%
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