Best Albums of 1997

Listed below are the best albums of 1997 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 44,000 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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Total albums: 1,000. Page 98 of 100

Best Albums of 1997 composition

Artist Albums %


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


United States 457 46%
United Kingdom 212 21%
Germany 38 4%
Canada 31 3%
Mixed Nationality 27 3%
Sweden 23 2%
Japan 20 2%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 909 91%
Yes 91 9%
Live? Albums %
No 979 98%
Yes 21 2%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 996 100%
Yes 4 0%
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