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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 29,000 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:3,200 charts
Rank in 1997:1Rank Score:175,637
Rank in 1990s1Overall Rank:1
Average Rating: Top rated 92/100 (3,811 votes)
Comments: 632 comments
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2.

HomogenicIceland Björk
Year of Release:1997Appears in:647 charts
Rank in 1997:2Rank Score:16,033
Rank in 1990s30Overall Rank:141
Average Rating:  84/100 (809 votes)
Comments: 59 comments
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3.

Either/OrUnited States Elliott Smith
Year of Release:1997Appears in:615 charts
Rank in 1997:3Rank Score:15,804
Rank in 1990s32Overall Rank:144
Average Rating:  84/100 (701 votes)
Comments: 39 comments
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4.

The Lonesome Crowded WestUnited States Modest Mouse
Year of Release:1997Appears in:474 charts
Rank in 1997:4Rank Score:12,790
Rank in 1990s44Overall Rank:188
Average Rating:  84/100 (590 votes)
Comments: 45 comments
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5.

Urban HymnsUnited Kingdom The Verve
Year of Release:1997Appears in:546 charts
Rank in 1997:5Rank Score:11,487
Rank in 1990s47Overall Rank:211
Average Rating:  77/100 (797 votes)
Comments: 51 comments
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6.

Ladies And Gentlemen We Are Floating In SpaceUnited Kingdom Spiritualized
Year of Release:1997Appears in:502 charts
Rank in 1997:6Rank Score:11,465
Rank in 1990s48Overall Rank:213
Average Rating:  83/100 (595 votes)
Comments: 52 comments
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7.

The Colour And The ShapeUnited States Foo Fighters
Year of Release:1997Appears in:457 charts
Rank in 1997:7Rank Score:9,864
Rank in 1990s53Overall Rank:243
Average Rating:  79/100 (660 votes)
Comments: 49 comments
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8.

F♯A♯∞Canada Godspeed You! Black Emperor
Year of Release:1997Appears in:370 charts
Rank in 1997:8Rank Score:7,657
Rank in 1990s60Overall Rank:316
Average Rating:  84/100 (448 votes)
Comments: 37 comments
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9.

Perfect From Now OnUnited States Built To Spill
Year of Release:1997Appears in:331 charts
Rank in 1997:9Rank Score:7,478
Rank in 1990s61Overall Rank:323
Average Rating:  83/100 (376 votes)
Comments: 24 comments
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10.

The Boatman's CallAustralia Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds
Year of Release:1997Appears in:321 charts
Rank in 1997:10Rank Score:6,081
Rank in 1990s75Overall Rank:383
Average Rating:  81/100 (392 votes)
Comments: 20 comments
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Best Albums of 1997 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 16 2%
Radiohead 3 0%
Mogwai 3 0%
David Bowie 3 0%
Death In June 2 0%
Porcupine Tree 2 0%
Eva Cassidy 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 471 47%
United Kingdom 211 21%
Canada 35 4%
Mixed Nationality 31 3%
Germany 28 3%
Australia 21 2%
Sweden 19 2%
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