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Best Albums of 1997

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Listed below are the greatest albums of 1997 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 27,000 greatest album charts.

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1997 year summaryThe best artists of 1997 were Radiohead, Elliott Smith, Björk , Modest Mouse, The Verve, Spiritualized, Foo Fighters, Built To Spill, Godspeed You! Black Emperor and Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds.
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RankAlbumArtist
111.

Living In ClipUnited States Ani DiFranco
Year of Release:1997Appears in:10 charts
Rank in 1997:111Rank Score:247
Rank in 1990s1,086Overall Rank:5,394
Average Rating:  75/100 (26 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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112.

AquariumMixed Nationality Aqua
Year of Release:1997Appears in:17 charts
Rank in 1997:112Rank Score:244
Rank in 1990s1,099Overall Rank:5,456
Average Rating:  62/100 (36 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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113.

Angel SongCanada Kenny Wheeler
Year of Release:1997Appears in:14 charts
Rank in 1997:113Rank Score:240
Rank in 1990s1,110Overall Rank:5,532
Average Rating:  75/100 (11 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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114.

The Magical World Of The StrandsUnited Kingdom Michael Head & The Strands
Year of Release:1997Appears in:15 charts
Rank in 1997:114Rank Score:239
Rank in 1990s1,116Overall Rank:5,550
Average Rating:  77/100 (13 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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115.

Slightly OdwayAustralia Jebediah
Year of Release:1997Appears in:13 charts
Rank in 1997:115Rank Score:233
Rank in 1990s1,142Overall Rank:5,658
Average Rating:  75/100 (9 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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116.

A Deeper Kind Of SlumberSweden Tiamat
Year of Release:1997Appears in:9 charts
Rank in 1997:116Rank Score:231
Rank in 1990s1,148Overall Rank:5,691
Average Rating:  77/100 (16 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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117.

SubstrataNorway Biosphere
Year of Release:1997Appears in:29 charts
Rank in 1997:117Rank Score:230
Rank in 1990s1,152Overall Rank:5,714
Average Rating:  77/100 (38 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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118.

Fake Can Be Just As GoodUnited States Blonde Redhead
Year of Release:1997Appears in:15 charts
Rank in 1997:118Rank Score:230
Rank in 1990s1,154Overall Rank:5,722
Average Rating:  74/100 (15 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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119.

The CarnivalHaiti Wyclef Jean
Year of Release:1997Appears in:31 charts
Rank in 1997:119Rank Score:228
Rank in 1990s1,163Overall Rank:5,761
Average Rating:  75/100 (32 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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120.

Final Fantasy VII Original SoundtrackJapan Nobuo Uematsu
Year of Release:1997Appears in:15 charts
Rank in 1997:120Rank Score:228
Rank in 1990s1,164Overall Rank:5,777
Average Rating:  78/100 (21 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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Best Albums of 1997 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 16 2%
Mogwai 3 0%
David Bowie 3 0%
Radiohead 3 0%
Autechre 3 0%
µ-Ziq 2 0%
King Crimson 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 475 47%
United Kingdom 212 21%
Canada 36 4%
Mixed Nationality 31 3%
Germany 28 3%
Australia 25 2%
Japan 18 2%
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