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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 28,000 greatest album charts.

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1997 year summaryThe best artists of 1997 were Radiohead, Elliott Smith, Björk , 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:3,139 charts
Rank in 1997:1Rank Score:173,608
Rank in 1990s1Overall Rank:1
Average Rating: Top rated 92/100 (3,719 votes)
Comments: 618 comments
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2.

Either/OrUnited States Elliott Smith
Year of Release:1997Appears in:595 charts
Rank in 1997:2Rank Score:15,504
Rank in 1990s31Overall Rank:144
Average Rating:  84/100 (673 votes)
Comments: 39 comments
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3.

HomogenicIceland Björk
Year of Release:1997Appears in:624 charts
Rank in 1997:3Rank Score:15,483
Rank in 1990s32Overall Rank:145
Average Rating:  84/100 (784 votes)
Comments: 59 comments
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4.

The Lonesome Crowded WestUnited States Modest Mouse
Year of Release:1997Appears in:457 charts
Rank in 1997:4Rank Score:12,792
Rank in 1990s41Overall Rank:181
Average Rating:  84/100 (566 votes)
Comments: 45 comments
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5.

Urban HymnsUnited Kingdom The Verve
Year of Release:1997Appears in:538 charts
Rank in 1997:5Rank Score:11,498
Rank in 1990s47Overall Rank:204
Average Rating:  77/100 (784 votes)
Comments: 50 comments
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6.

Ladies And Gentlemen We Are Floating In SpaceUnited Kingdom Spiritualized
Year of Release:1997Appears in:490 charts
Rank in 1997:6Rank Score:11,018
Rank in 1990s49Overall Rank:217
Average Rating:  83/100 (581 votes)
Comments: 51 comments
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7.

The Colour And The ShapeUnited States Foo Fighters
Year of Release:1997Appears in:442 charts
Rank in 1997:7Rank Score:9,710
Rank in 1990s53Overall Rank:242
Average Rating:  79/100 (642 votes)
Comments: 49 comments
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8.

F♯A♯∞Canada Godspeed You! Black Emperor
Year of Release:1997Appears in:363 charts
Rank in 1997:8Rank Score:7,468
Rank in 1990s60Overall Rank:316
Average Rating:  84/100 (434 votes)
Comments: 36 comments
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9.

Perfect From Now OnUnited States Built To Spill
Year of Release:1997Appears in:323 charts
Rank in 1997:9Rank Score:7,222
Rank in 1990s61Overall Rank:326
Average Rating:  83/100 (363 votes)
Comments: 24 comments
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10.

The Boatman's CallAustralia Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds
Year of Release:1997Appears in:311 charts
Rank in 1997:10Rank Score:5,837
Rank in 1990s78Overall Rank:389
Average Rating:  81/100 (383 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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Best Albums of 1997 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 18 2%
Radiohead 3 0%
David Bowie 3 0%
Autechre 3 0%
Mogwai 3 0%
Squarepusher 2 0%
Jon Bon Jovi 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 474 47%
United Kingdom 210 21%
Canada 35 4%
Mixed Nationality 33 3%
Germany 27 3%
Australia 22 2%
Japan 19 2%
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