Best Albums of 1997

Listed below are the best albums of 1997 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 53,000 greatest album charts.

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1997 year summaryThe best artists of 1997 were Radiohead, Björk, Elliott Smith, Modest Mouse, Spiritualized, Built To Spill, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, The Verve, Foo Fighters and Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds.
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Year of Release:
1997
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212
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1997
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1997
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1997
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206
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Buy album United States
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Year of Release:
1997
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205
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Buy album United States
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Year of Release:
1997
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205
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Buy album United States
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Year of Release:
1997
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Rank Score:
205
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Buy album United States
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Year of Release:
1997
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202
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 11 of 100

Best Albums of 1997 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 18 2%
David Bowie 3 0%
Mogwai 3 0%
Delirious? 3 0%
Squarepusher 3 0%
Uri Caine 2 0%
Hawkwind 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 439 44%
United Kingdom 220 22%
Germany 34 3%
Mixed Nationality 34 3%
Canada 33 3%
Japan 26 3%
Sweden 21 2%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 910 91%
Yes 91 9%
Live? Albums %
No 974 97%
Yes 27 3%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 978 98%
Yes 23 2%
Best Artists of the 1960s
1. The Beatles
2. The Velvet Underground
3. Jimi Hendrix
4. Bob Dylan
5. The Beach Boys
6. The Jimi Hendrix Experience
7. The Velvet Underground & Nico
8. Led Zeppelin
9. The Doors
10. The Rolling Stones
11. John Coltrane
12. King Crimson
13. Frank Zappa
14. The Kinks
15. Love
16. Van Morrison
17. Charles Mingus
18. Neil Young
19. Miles Davis
20. The Zombies
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