Best Albums of 1997

Listed below are the best albums of 1997 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 39,000 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 & The Bad Seeds.
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1997
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201,979
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21,006
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18,555
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15,444
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13,149
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12,769
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11,030
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9,895
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9,018
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7,299
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 1 of 100

Best Albums of 1997 composition

Country Albums %


United States 465 47%
United Kingdom 197 20%
Canada 38 4%
Germany 35 4%
Mixed Nationality 30 3%
Sweden 21 2%
Japan 18 2%
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