Best Albums of 1997

Listed below are the best albums of 1997 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 47,000 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 75 of 100

Best Albums of 1997 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 16 2%
David Bowie 3 0%
Mogwai 3 0%
Delirious? 3 0%
Squarepusher 3 0%
Sinéad O'Connor 2 0%
Santana 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 459 46%
United Kingdom 212 21%
Germany 36 4%
Mixed Nationality 31 3%
Canada 30 3%
Japan 23 2%
Sweden 21 2%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 914 91%
Yes 86 9%
Live? Albums %
No 977 98%
Yes 23 2%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 989 99%
Yes 11 1%
Best Artists of the 1960s
1. The Beatles
2. The Velvet Underground
3. Jimi Hendrix
4. Bob Dylan
5. The Beach Boys
6. The Jimi Hendrix Experience
7. The Velvet Underground & Nico
8. Led Zeppelin
9. The Doors
10. The Rolling Stones
11. King Crimson
12. John Coltrane
13. Frank Zappa
14. The Kinks
15. Love
16. Van Morrison
17. Charles Mingus
18. Neil Young
19. The Zombies
20. Miles Davis
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