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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1997
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 63 of 100

Best Albums of 1997 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 13 1%
Grateful Dead 4 0%
David Bowie 3 0%
Delirious? 3 0%
Squarepusher 3 0%
Mogwai 3 0%
John Denver 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 456 46%
United Kingdom 214 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 994 99%
Yes 6 1%
Best Artists of the 1990s
1. Radiohead
2. Nirvana
3. Neutral Milk Hotel
4. The Smashing Pumpkins
5. My Bloody Valentine
6. Oasis
7. Pearl Jam
8. Weezer
9. R.E.M.
10. Richard David James
11. Björk
12. Pavement
13. Jeff Buckley
14. Blur
15. Portishead
16. Sigur Rós
17. Nas
18. Elliott Smith
19. Red Hot Chili Peppers
20. Massive Attack
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