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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:3,675 charts
Rank in 1997:1Rank Score:195,838
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:20,115
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:745 charts
Rank in 1997:3Rank Score:18,244
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:574 charts
Rank in 1997:4Rank Score:15,224
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:584 charts
Rank in 1997:5Rank Score:12,654
Rank in 1990s48Overall Rank:219
Average Rating:  83/100 (735 votes)
Comments: 54 comments
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6.

Urban HymnsUnited Kingdom The Verve
Year of Release:1997Appears in:632 charts
Rank in 1997:6Rank Score:12,607
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:525 charts
Rank in 1997:7Rank Score:10,749
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:9,103
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:416 charts
Rank in 1997:9Rank Score:8,726
Rank in 1990s64Overall Rank:327
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%
Grateful Dead 3 0%
Mogwai 3 0%
David Bowie 3 0%
Radiohead 3 0%
John Denver 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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