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

Country Albums %


United States 465 47%
United Kingdom 202 20%
Germany 37 4%
Canada 33 3%
Mixed Nationality 26 3%
Sweden 21 2%
Japan 20 2%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 908 91%
Yes 92 9%
Live? Albums %
No 983 98%
Yes 17 2%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 996 100%
Yes 4 0%
Best Albums of 1988
1. Daydream Nation by Sonic Youth
2. Surfer Rosa by Pixies
3. Spirit Of Eden by Talk Talk
4. It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back by Public Enemy
5. ...And Justice For All by Metallica
6. Tracy Chapman by Tracy Chapman
7. Isn't Anything by My Bloody Valentine
8. Straight Outta Compton by N.W.A
9. Green by R.E.M.
10. Nothing's Shocking by Jane's Addiction
11. Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son by Iron Maiden
12. I'm Your Man by Leonard Cohen
13. Operation: Mindcrime by Queensrÿche
14. The Traveling Wilburys, Vol. 1 by The Traveling Wilburys
15. If I Should Fall From Grace With God by The Pogues
16. Tender Prey by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
17. 16 Lovers Lane by The Go-Betweens
18. Viva Hate by Morrissey
19. Rattle And Hum by U2
20. Starfish by The Church
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