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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 37,000 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:3,676 charts
Rank in 1997:1Rank Score:195,839
Rank in 1990s1Overall Rank:1
Average Rating: Top rated 92/100 (4,500 votes)
Comments: 727 comments
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2.

HomogenicIceland Björk
Year of Release:1997Appears in:832 charts
Rank in 1997:2Rank Score:20,108
Rank in 1990s27Overall Rank:129
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,034 votes)
Comments: 76 comments
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3.

Either/OrUnited States Elliott Smith
Year of Release:1997Appears in:746 charts
Rank in 1997:3Rank Score:18,252
Rank in 1990s32Overall Rank:148
Average Rating:  84/100 (873 votes)
Comments: 47 comments
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4.

The Lonesome Crowded WestUnited States Modest Mouse
Year of Release:1997Appears in:573 charts
Rank in 1997:4Rank Score:15,204
Rank in 1990s42Overall Rank:181
Average Rating:  84/100 (723 votes)
Comments: 53 comments
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5.

Ladies And Gentlemen We Are Floating In SpaceUnited Kingdom Spiritualized
Year of Release:1997Appears in:585 charts
Rank in 1997:5Rank Score:12,658
Rank in 1990s48Overall Rank:219
Average Rating:  83/100 (736 votes)
Comments: 54 comments
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6.

Urban HymnsUnited Kingdom The Verve
Year of Release:1997Appears in:633 charts
Rank in 1997:6Rank Score:12,623
Rank in 1990s49Overall Rank:220
Average Rating:  77/100 (891 votes)
Comments: 56 comments
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7.

The Colour And The ShapeUnited States Foo Fighters
Year of Release:1997Appears in:524 charts
Rank in 1997:7Rank Score:10,743
Rank in 1990s53Overall Rank:260
Average Rating:  78/100 (777 votes)
Comments: 53 comments
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8.

F♯A♯∞Canada Godspeed You! Black Emperor
Year of Release:1997Appears in:459 charts
Rank in 1997:8Rank Score:9,101
Rank in 1990s60Overall Rank:313
Average Rating:  84/100 (565 votes)
Comments: 39 comments
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9.

Perfect From Now OnUnited States Built To Spill
Year of Release:1997Appears in:417 charts
Rank in 1997:9Rank Score:8,823
Rank in 1990s63Overall Rank:324
Average Rating:  84/100 (474 votes)
Comments: 29 comments
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10.

The Boatman's CallMixed Nationality Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds
Year of Release:1997Appears in:405 charts
Rank in 1997:10Rank Score:7,106
Rank in 1990s74Overall Rank:384
Average Rating:  81/100 (501 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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Best Albums of 1997 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 13 1%
Osmo Vänskä / Lahti Symphony Orchestra 4 0%
David Bowie 3 0%
Mogwai 3 0%
Radiohead 3 0%
Grateful Dead 3 0%
Hawkwind 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 468 47%
United Kingdom 196 20%
Canada 36 4%
Germany 34 3%
Mixed Nationality 30 3%
Sweden 20 2%
Italy 19 2%
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