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Best Albums of 1997

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:3,693 charts
Rank in 1997:1Rank Score:196,930
Rank in 1990s1Overall Rank:1
Average Rating: Top rated 92/100 (4,524 votes)
Comments: 731 comments
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2.

HomogenicIceland Björk
Year of Release:1997Appears in:838 charts
Rank in 1997:2Rank Score:20,247
Rank in 1990s27Overall Rank:129
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,045 votes)
Comments: 77 comments
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3.

Either/OrUnited States Elliott Smith
Year of Release:1997Appears in:749 charts
Rank in 1997:3Rank Score:18,216
Rank in 1990s32Overall Rank:148
Average Rating:  84/100 (876 votes)
Comments: 47 comments
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4.

The Lonesome Crowded WestUnited States Modest Mouse
Year of Release:1997Appears in:578 charts
Rank in 1997:4Rank Score:15,376
Rank in 1990s42Overall Rank:179
Average Rating:  84/100 (727 votes)
Comments: 54 comments
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5.

Ladies And Gentlemen We Are Floating In SpaceUnited Kingdom Spiritualized
Year of Release:1997Appears in:589 charts
Rank in 1997:5Rank Score:12,633
Rank in 1990s48Overall Rank:220
Average Rating:  83/100 (738 votes)
Comments: 55 comments
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6.

Urban HymnsUnited Kingdom The Verve
Year of Release:1997Appears in:637 charts
Rank in 1997:6Rank Score:12,621
Rank in 1990s49Overall Rank:221
Average Rating:  77/100 (895 votes)
Comments: 56 comments
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7.

The Colour And The ShapeUnited States Foo Fighters
Year of Release:1997Appears in:519 charts
Rank in 1997:7Rank Score:10,715
Rank in 1990s53Overall Rank:261
Average Rating:  78/100 (784 votes)
Comments: 53 comments
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8.

F♯A♯∞Canada Godspeed You! Black Emperor
Year of Release:1997Appears in:463 charts
Rank in 1997:8Rank Score:9,207
Rank in 1990s60Overall Rank:311
Average Rating:  84/100 (568 votes)
Comments: 39 comments
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9.

Perfect From Now OnUnited States Built To Spill
Year of Release:1997Appears in:418 charts
Rank in 1997:9Rank Score:8,841
Rank in 1990s63Overall Rank:325
Average Rating:  84/100 (477 votes)
Comments: 29 comments
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10.

The Boatman's CallAustralia Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds
Year of Release:1997Appears in:411 charts
Rank in 1997:10Rank Score:7,204
Rank in 1990s74Overall Rank:381
Average Rating:  81/100 (509 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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Best Albums of 1997 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 12 1%
Osmo Vänskä / Lahti Symphony Orchestra 4 0%
Radiohead 3 0%
Mogwai 3 0%
Grateful Dead 3 0%
David Bowie 3 0%
Primal Scream 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 464 46%
United Kingdom 195 20%
Canada 37 4%
Germany 33 3%
Mixed Nationality 33 3%
Sweden 20 2%
Italy 19 2%
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