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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92,432
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1997
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15,390
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12,917
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9,907
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1997
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7,788
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1997
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7,361
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1997
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6,552
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6,368
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5,717
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4,896
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 1 of 100

Best Albums of 1997 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 15 2%
Grateful Dead 4 0%
Delirious? 3 0%
Squarepusher 3 0%
David Bowie 3 0%
Mogwai 3 0%
Thee Headcoatees 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 457 46%
United Kingdom 214 21%
Germany 35 4%
Mixed Nationality 31 3%
Canada 29 3%
Japan 23 2%
Sweden 21 2%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 910 91%
Yes 90 9%
Live? Albums %
No 978 98%
Yes 22 2%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 990 99%
Yes 10 1%
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