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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Total albums: 1,000. Page 100 of 100

Best Albums of 1997 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 13 1%
Grateful Dead 4 0%
Delirious? 3 0%
Squarepusher 3 0%
Mogwai 3 0%
David Bowie 3 0%
Songs: Ohia 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 456 46%
United Kingdom 213 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%
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6. Black Country, New Road
7. Run The Jewels
8. Little Simz
9. Fleet Foxes
10. Jessie Ware
11. Weezer
12. Rory Ferreira
13. Sufjan Stevens
14. Tame Impala
15. Phil Elverum
16. Perfume Genius
17. Charli XCX
18. Tyler, The Creator
19. Floating Points, Pharoah Sanders & The London Symphony Orchestra
20. Neil Young
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