Best Albums of 1997

Listed below are the best albums of 1997 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 45,000 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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Total albums: 1,000. Page 11 of 100

Best Albums of 1997 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 13 1%
Grateful Dead 4 0%
David Bowie 3 0%
Delirious? 3 0%
Squarepusher 3 0%
Mogwai 3 0%
Mouse On Mars 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 455 46%
United Kingdom 214 21%
Germany 37 4%
Canada 30 3%
Mixed Nationality 30 3%
Japan 21 2%
Sweden 21 2%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 910 91%
Yes 90 9%
Live? Albums %
No 979 98%
Yes 21 2%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 995 100%
Yes 5 1%
Best Albums of 1971
1. Untitled (Led Zeppelin IV) by Led Zeppelin
2. Who's Next by The Who
3. Hunky Dory by David Bowie
4. Sticky Fingers by The Rolling Stones
5. What's Going On by Marvin Gaye
6. Blue by Joni Mitchell
7. Meddle by Pink Floyd
8. Tago Mago by Can
9. L.A. Woman by The Doors
10. Fragile by Yes
11. Tapestry by Carole King
12. Bryter Layter by Nick Drake
13. Aqualung by Jethro Tull
14. Master Of Reality by Black Sabbath
15. Electric Warrior by T. Rex
16. Imagine by John Lennon
17. Ram by Paul & Linda McCartney
18. At Fillmore East by The Allman Brothers Band
19. Maggot Brain by Funkadelic
20. There's A Riot Goin' On by Sly & The Family Stone
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