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, Built To Spill, The Verve, Foo Fighters and Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds.
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1997
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228
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 11 of 100

Best Albums of 1997 composition

Artist Albums %


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


United States 458 46%
United Kingdom 211 21%
Germany 35 4%
Canada 31 3%
Mixed Nationality 31 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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2. Kanye West
3. Tame Impala
4. Arcade Fire
5. Beach House
6. Frank Ocean
7. Sufjan Stevens
8. Radiohead
9. The National
10. Vampire Weekend
11. Car Seat Headrest
12. Death Grips
13. Bon Iver
14. The War On Drugs
15. Lana Del Rey
16. David Bowie
17. Arctic Monkeys
18. Fleet Foxes
19. Swans
20. Tyler, The Creator
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