Best Albums of 1997

Listed below are the best albums of 1997 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 39,000 greatest album charts.

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1997 year summaryThe best artists of 1997 were Radiohead, Björk, Elliott Smith, Modest Mouse, The Verve, Spiritualized, Foo Fighters, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Built To Spill and Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds.
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 94 of 100

Best Albums of 1997 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 13 1%
Radiohead 3 0%
David Bowie 3 0%
Mogwai 3 0%
Morrissey 2 0%
Modest Mouse 2 0%
Hot Water Music 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 467 47%
United Kingdom 195 20%
Canada 38 4%
Germany 35 4%
Mixed Nationality 30 3%
Sweden 21 2%
Japan 18 2%
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Best Ever Albums
1. OK Computer by Radiohead
2. The Dark Side Of The Moon by Pink Floyd
3. Abbey Road by The Beatles
4. Revolver by The Beatles
5. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band by The Beatles
6. Kid A by Radiohead
7. Led Zeppelin IV by Led Zeppelin
8. The Velvet Underground And Nico by The Velvet Underground And Nico
9. Funeral by Arcade Fire
10. Nevermind by Nirvana
11. Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd
12. In Rainbows by Radiohead
13. The Beatles (The White Album) by The Beatles
14. Pet Sounds by The Beach Boys
15. The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars by David Bowie
16. London Calling by The Clash
17. In The Aeroplane Over The Sea by Neutral Milk Hotel
18. The Bends by Radiohead
19. Doolittle by Pixies
20. The Queen Is Dead by The Smiths


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