Best Albums of 1997

Listed below are the best albums of 1997 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 46,000 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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1997
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123
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190.
Premiers Symptômes 
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1997
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 19 of 100

Best Albums of 1997 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 14 1%
Grateful Dead 4 0%
David Bowie 3 0%
Squarepusher 3 0%
Delirious? 3 0%
Mogwai 3 0%
Paul McCartney 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 459 46%
United Kingdom 213 21%
Germany 35 4%
Mixed Nationality 30 3%
Canada 29 3%
Japan 23 2%
Sweden 21 2%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 912 91%
Yes 88 9%
Live? Albums %
No 978 98%
Yes 22 2%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 990 99%
Yes 10 1%
Best Albums of the 1980s
1. The Queen Is Dead by The Smiths
2. Doolittle by Pixies
3. Remain In Light by Talking Heads
4. Disintegration by The Cure
5. The Stone Roses by The Stone Roses
6. The Joshua Tree by U2
7. Daydream Nation by Sonic Youth
8. Hounds Of Love by Kate Bush
9. Closer by Joy Division
10. Thriller by Michael Jackson
11. Purple Rain by Prince And The Revolution
12. Surfer Rosa by Pixies
13. Rain Dogs by Tom Waits
14. Master Of Puppets by Metallica
15. Appetite For Destruction by Guns N' Roses
16. Graceland by Paul Simon
17. Back In Black by AC/DC
18. Spirit Of Eden by Talk Talk
19. Moving Pictures by Rush
20. Murmur by R.E.M.
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