Best Albums of 1997

Listed below are the best albums of 1997 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 47,000 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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Total albums: 1,000. Page 100 of 100

Best Albums of 1997 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 16 2%
Mogwai 3 0%
Squarepusher 3 0%
David Bowie 3 0%
Delirious? 3 0%
Erykah Badu 2 0%
Hawkwind 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 458 46%
United Kingdom 213 21%
Germany 36 4%
Mixed Nationality 31 3%
Canada 30 3%
Japan 23 2%
Sweden 21 2%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 914 91%
Yes 86 9%
Live? Albums %
No 977 98%
Yes 23 2%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 989 99%
Yes 11 1%
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