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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 35,000 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:3,584 charts
Rank in 1997:1Rank Score:192,732
Rank in 1990s1Overall Rank:1
Average Rating: Top rated 92/100 (4,377 votes)
Comments: 704 comments
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2.

HomogenicIceland Björk
Year of Release:1997Appears in:802 charts
Rank in 1997:2Rank Score:19,461
Rank in 1990s28Overall Rank:130
Average Rating:  84/100 (985 votes)
Comments: 72 comments
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3.

Either/OrUnited States Elliott Smith
Year of Release:1997Appears in:720 charts
Rank in 1997:3Rank Score:17,651
Rank in 1990s32Overall Rank:148
Average Rating:  84/100 (837 votes)
Comments: 43 comments
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4.

The Lonesome Crowded WestUnited States Modest Mouse
Year of Release:1997Appears in:557 charts
Rank in 1997:4Rank Score:15,014
Rank in 1990s41Overall Rank:178
Average Rating:  84/100 (691 votes)
Comments: 51 comments
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5.

Urban HymnsUnited Kingdom The Verve
Year of Release:1997Appears in:619 charts
Rank in 1997:5Rank Score:12,480
Rank in 1990s48Overall Rank:217
Average Rating:  77/100 (866 votes)
Comments: 54 comments
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6.

Ladies And Gentlemen We Are Floating In SpaceUnited Kingdom Spiritualized
Year of Release:1997Appears in:569 charts
Rank in 1997:6Rank Score:12,472
Rank in 1990s49Overall Rank:218
Average Rating:  83/100 (702 votes)
Comments: 53 comments
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7.

The Colour And The ShapeUnited States Foo Fighters
Year of Release:1997Appears in:518 charts
Rank in 1997:7Rank Score:10,685
Rank in 1990s53Overall Rank:254
Average Rating:  78/100 (751 votes)
Comments: 53 comments
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8.

F♯A♯∞Canada Godspeed You! Black Emperor
Year of Release:1997Appears in:443 charts
Rank in 1997:8Rank Score:8,935
Rank in 1990s60Overall Rank:313
Average Rating:  84/100 (537 votes)
Comments: 39 comments
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9.

Perfect From Now OnUnited States Built To Spill
Year of Release:1997Appears in:402 charts
Rank in 1997:9Rank Score:8,678
Rank in 1990s62Overall Rank:319
Average Rating:  84/100 (445 votes)
Comments: 28 comments
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10.

The Boatman's CallAustralia Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds
Year of Release:1997Appears in:392 charts
Rank in 1997:10Rank Score:6,937
Rank in 1990s72Overall Rank:379
Average Rating:  81/100 (473 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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Best Albums of 1997 composition

Artist Albums %


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


United States 470 47%
United Kingdom 194 19%
Canada 36 4%
Germany 34 3%
Mixed Nationality 28 3%
Sweden 20 2%
Italy 19 2%
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