Best Albums of 1997

Listed below are the best albums of 1997 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 46,000 greatest album charts.

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1997 year summaryThe best artists of 1997 were Radiohead, Björk, Elliott Smith, Modest Mouse, Spiritualized, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, The Verve, Built To Spill, Foo Fighters and Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds.
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1997
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101,248
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15,905
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12,537
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10,706
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8,322
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7,975
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7,189
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6,782
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5,839
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5,270
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 1 of 100

Best Albums of 1997 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 12 1%
Grateful Dead 4 0%
Delirious? 3 0%
Mogwai 3 0%
David Bowie 3 0%
Radiohead 2 0%
Hot Water Music 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 464 46%
United Kingdom 204 20%
Germany 36 4%
Canada 32 3%
Mixed Nationality 26 3%
Sweden 23 2%
Japan 20 2%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 909 91%
Yes 91 9%
Live? Albums %
No 980 98%
Yes 20 2%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 996 100%
Yes 4 0%
Best Artists of 2000
1. Radiohead
2. Godspeed You! Black Emperor
3. Modest Mouse
4. The Avalanches
5. Coldplay
6. Eminem
7. PJ Harvey
8. OutKast
9. At The Drive-In
10. Queens Of The Stone Age
11. Deftones
12. D'Angelo
13. Linkin Park
14. Elliott Smith
15. U2
16. The White Stripes
17. Electric Wizard
18. Grandaddy
19. Ryan Adams
20. Deltron 3030
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