Best Albums of 1997

Listed below are the best albums of 1997 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 40,000 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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108,677
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15,020
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12,925
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10,781
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8,719
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7,667
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7,182
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6,637
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6,113
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1997
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5,264
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 1 of 100

Best Albums of 1997 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 14 1%
Grateful Dead 3 0%
David Bowie 3 0%
Radiohead 3 0%
Mogwai 3 0%
Santana 2 0%
Misfits 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 467 47%
United Kingdom 198 20%
Canada 37 4%
Germany 34 3%
Mixed Nationality 32 3%
Sweden 22 2%
Italy 19 2%
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