Best Albums of 1997


01
Radiohead
OK Computer

4.57
6721 votes
02
Godspeed You! Black Emperor
F#A# (Infinity)

4.5
2829 votes
03
Elliott Smith
Either/Or

4.5
1624 votes
04
Nobuo Uematsu
Final Fantasy VII: Original Soundtrack

4.42
184 votes
05
Devin Townsend
Ocean Machine: Biomech

4.39
859 votes
06
Misfits
Static Age

4.39
656 votes
07
Strapping Young Lad
City

4.39
1041 votes
08
Modest Mouse
The Lonesome Crowded West

4.38
1589 votes
09
Bjork
Homogenic

4.38
1367 votes
10
Loreena McKennitt
The Book of Secrets

4.34
47 votes
11
Emperor
Anthems to the Welkin at Dusk

4.34
925 votes
12
Third Eye Blind
Third Eye Blind

4.33
934 votes
13
Built to Spill
Perfect from Now On

4.31
626 votes
14
Joe Hisaishi
Princess Mononoke

4.31
62 votes
15
Esoteric
The Pernicious Enigma

4.3
66 votes
16
IAM
L' Ecole du Micro D'Argent

4.3
27 votes
17
Dispatch
Bang Bang

4.29
196 votes
18
Ween
The Mollusk

4.29
326 votes
19
Camp Lo
Uptown Saturday Night

4.28
59 votes
20
Yo La Tengo
I Can Hear the Heart Beating as One

4.27
380 votes
21
Shiner
Lula Divinia

4.27
28 votes
22
Gamma Ray
Somewhere Out in Space

4.26
250 votes
23
Spiritualized
Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Floating in Space

4.25
396 votes
24
Symphony X
The Divine Wings of Tragedy

4.25
581 votes
25
Hum
Downward Is Heavenward

4.24
217 votes
26
Capone-N-Noreaga
The War Report

4.23
32 votes
27
Mithotyn
In The Sign Of The Ravens

4.23
37 votes
28
Pat Metheny Group
Imaginary Day

4.23
22 votes
29
His Hero Is Gone
Monuments to Thieves

4.21
125 votes
30
Limbonic Art
In Abhorrence Dementia

4.2
49 votes
31
Electric Wizard
Come My Fanatics...

4.2
474 votes
32
In The Woods...
Omnio

4.2
123 votes
33
Slo Burn
Amusing The Amazing

4.2
52 votes
34
Company Flow
Funcrusher Plus

4.2
238 votes
35
Destroyer 666
Unchain The Wolves

4.19
91 votes
36
Mineral
The Power of Failing

4.19
362 votes
37
Lifetime
Jersey's Best Dancers

4.19
203 votes
38
Jimi Hendrix
First Rays of the New Rising Sun

4.19
121 votes
39
Erykah Badu
Baduizm

4.17
86 votes
40
Fates Warning
A Pleasant Shade of Gray

4.16
161 votes
41
IQ
Subterranea

4.16
29 votes
42
Haggard
And Thou Shalt Trust The Seer

4.15
39 votes
43
Summoning
Dol Guldur

4.15
156 votes
44
The Prodigy
The Fat of the Land

4.15
956 votes
45
Tindersticks
Curtains

4.13
30 votes
46
Hot Water Music
Fuel for the Hate Game

4.13
199 votes
47
Roni Size
New Forms

4.13
34 votes
48
The Tea Party
Transmission

4.13
76 votes
49
Biosphere
Substrata

4.13
172 votes
50
Five Iron Frenzy
Upbeats and Beatdowns

4.13
44 votes
51
Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds
The Boatman's Call

4.12
299 votes
52
Knapsack
Day Three Of My New Life

4.12
54 votes
53
Mogwai
Young Team

4.12
951 votes
54
Buena Vista Social Club
Buena Vista Social Club

4.12
111 votes
55
Empyrium
Songs of Moors and Misty Fields

4.11
131 votes
56
Jimmies Chicken Shack
Pushing the Salmanilla Envelope

4.11
27 votes
57
Hooverphonic
A New Stereophonic Sound Spectacular

4.11
28 votes
58
The Brian Jonestown Massacre
Give It Back

4.11
61 votes
59
Alchemist
Spiritech

4.1
24 votes
60
Assuck
Misery Index

4.1
171 votes
61
Impaled Northern Moonforest
Impaled Northern Moonforest

4.1
69 votes
62
Hypocrisy
The Final Chapter

4.1
199 votes
63
The Mountain Goats
Full Force Galesburg

4.1
60 votes
64
The Verve
Urban Hymns

4.1
533 votes
65
In Flames
Whoracle

4.1
1695 votes
66
The Gathering
Nighttime Birds

4.09
182 votes
67
Kiss It Goodbye
She Loves Me, She Loves Me Not

4.09
68 votes
68
Ben Folds Five
Whatever and Ever, Amen

4.09
251 votes
69
Stereolab
Dots and Loops

4.09
52 votes
70
Solefald
The Linear Scaffold

4.08
83 votes
71
Sleater-Kinney
Dig Me Out

4.08
144 votes
72
Amon Tobin
Bricolage

4.08
164 votes
73
Nagelfar
Hunengrab im herbst

4.08
38 votes
74
Foo Fighters
The Colour and the Shape

4.08
2209 votes
75
Bruce Dickinson
Accident of Birth

4.08
201 votes
76
Pink Floyd
1967: The First Three Singles

4.08
46 votes
77
Bob Dylan
Time Out of Mind

4.08
273 votes
78
Incubus
S.C.I.E.N.C.E.

4.07
1618 votes
79
Mansun
Attack of the Grey Lantern

4.07
43 votes
80
Photek
Modus Operandi

4.07
22 votes
81
Big Wreck
In Loving Memory Of

4.07
46 votes
82
Stratovarius
Visions

4.06
233 votes
83
Spastic Ink
Ink Complete

4.06
108 votes
84
Belle and Sebastian
3.. 6.. 9 Seconds Of Light

4.06
27 votes
85
Deftones
Around the Fur

4.05
2652 votes
86
Five Iron Frenzy
Our Newest Album Ever!

4.05
64 votes
87
Labradford
Mi Media Naranja

4.04
57 votes
88
Necrophobic
Darkside

4.04
66 votes
89
Windir
Soknardalr

4.03
144 votes
90
Paul McCartney
Flaming Pie

4.03
77 votes
91
Orange Goblin
Frequencies from Planet Ten

4.03
62 votes
92
Handsome
Handsome

4.03
35 votes
93
Corrupted
Paso Inferior

4.03
79 votes
94
Discordance Axis
Jouhou

4.03
152 votes
95
Koji Kondo
Star Fox 64 OST

4.02
21 votes
96
God Dethroned
The Grand Grimoire

4.02
23 votes
97
Living Sacrifice
Reborn

4.02
75 votes
98
Lord Belial
Enter The Moonlight Gate

4.02
30 votes
99
Fluke
Risotto

4.02
30 votes
100
Tiamat
A Deeper Kind of Slumber

4.01
136 votes
101
Smog
Red Apple Falls

4.01
35 votes
102
Ozric Tentacles
Curious Corn

4.01
37 votes
103
The Notorious B.I.G.
Life After Death

4.01
647 votes
104
The Get Up Kids
Four Minute Mile

4
233 votes
105
Kampfar
Mellom Skogkledde Aaser

4
33 votes
106
The Locust
The Locust EP

4
26 votes
107
Squarepusher
Hard Normal Daddy

4
169 votes
108
I Hate Myself
10 Songs

4
277 votes
109
Dimmu Borgir
Enthrone Darkness Triumphant

4
667 votes
110
BT
ESCM

3.99
52 votes
111
Today Is the Day
Temple Of The Morning Star

3.99
83 votes
112
Kool Keith
Sex Style

3.99
119 votes
113
Gas
Zauberberg

3.99
36 votes
114
Astral Projection
Dancing Galaxy

3.98
28 votes
115
Common
One Day It'll All Make Sense

3.98
123 votes
116
Portishead
Portishead

3.98
727 votes
117
Lake of Tears
A Crimson Cosmos

3.98
22 votes
118
Nokturnal Mortum
Goat Horns

3.98
126 votes
119
Whiskeytown
Stranger's Almanac

3.97
38 votes
120
Fu Manchu
The Action is Go

3.97
111 votes
121
Christie Front Drive
Stereo

3.97
53 votes
122
October Tide
Rain Without End

3.97
69 votes
123
Arcturus
La Masquerade Infernale

3.97
321 votes
124
Breach
It's Me God

3.97
29 votes
125
Summoning
Nightshade Forests

3.96
56 votes
126
Forest
Like a Blaze Above the Ashes

3.96
53 votes
127
Slum Village
Fan-Tas-Tic Vol.1

3.96
39 votes
128
Rage
End of All Days

3.96
26 votes
129
The Chemical Brothers
Dig Your Own Hole

3.96
393 votes
130
Ulver
Nattens Madrigal

3.96
622 votes
131
Pavement
Brighten the Corners

3.95
389 votes
132
Jamiroquai
Travelling Without Moving

3.95
152 votes
133
Shipping News
Save Everything

3.95
28 votes
134
Belle and Sebastian
Dog on Wheels

3.95
28 votes
135
The Crystal Method
Vegas

3.94
142 votes
136
Guided by Voices
Mag Earwhig!

3.94
43 votes
137
Molotov
¿Dónde Jugarán las Niñas?

3.93
22 votes
138
Deceased
Fearless Undead Machines

3.93
29 votes
139
Super Furry Animals
Radiator

3.93
58 votes
140
Shai Hulud
Hearts Once Nourished With Hope...

3.93
228 votes
141
Karma To Burn
Karma to Burn

3.93
27 votes
142
No Use for a Name
Making Friends

3.93
60 votes
143
NOFX
So Long and Thanks for All the Shoes

3.92
436 votes
144
Organized Konfusion
The Equinox

3.92
25 votes
145
Belle and Sebastian
Lazy Line Painer Jane

3.92
30 votes
146
Hot Water Music
Forever and Counting

3.91
99 votes
147
Iron Monkey
Iron Monkey

3.91
29 votes
148
Wu-Tang Clan
Wu-Tang Forever

3.91
596 votes
149
Stars of the Lid
The Ballasted Orchestra

3.91
69 votes
150
The Promise Ring
Nothing Feels Good

3.91
225 votes
151
Twista
Adrenaline Rush

3.91
32 votes
152
Rotting Christ
A Dead Poem

3.91
114 votes
153
The Offspring
Ixnay on the Hombre

3.91
1007 votes
154
The Aquabats
The Fury of the Aquabats!

3.9
199 votes
155
Rakim
The 18th Letter

3.9
67 votes
156
Snapcase
Progression Through Unlearning

3.9
88 votes
157
Aeternus
Beyond the Wandering Moon

3.9
24 votes
158
Atmosphere
Overcast!

3.9
172 votes
159
Our Lady Peace
Clumsy

3.89
269 votes
160
The Mighty Mighty Bosstones
Let's Face It

3.89
180 votes
161
Frenzal Rhomb
Meet the Family

3.89
27 votes
162
Regurgitator
Unit

3.88
26 votes
163
Mustard Plug
Evildoers Beware!

3.88
43 votes
164
Fredrik Thordendal's Special Defects
Sol Niger Within

3.88
64 votes
165
Martyr
Hopeless Hopes

3.88
55 votes
166
Pain of Salvation
Entropia

3.88
201 votes
167
Lamb
Lamb

3.88
75 votes
168
Strongarm
The Advent of a Miracle

3.88
29 votes
169
Beulah
Handsome Western States

3.88
29 votes
170
Antioch Arrow
In Love with Jetts/The Lady Is a Cat

3.88
29 votes
171
KRS-One
I Got Next

3.88
33 votes
172
Disembodied
Diablerie

3.88
32 votes
173
u-Ziq
Lunatic Harness

3.87
78 votes
174
Slapstick
Slapstick

3.87
35 votes
175
Threshold
Extinct Instinct

3.87
27 votes
176
Sick of It All
Built to Last

3.87
61 votes
177
Cornelius
Fantasma

3.87
30 votes
178
The Dismemberment Plan
The Dismemberment Plan Is Terrified

3.87
71 votes
179
Sentenced
Down

3.86
70 votes
180
Pennywise
Full Circle

3.86
232 votes
181
Gorgoroth
Under the Sign of Hell

3.86
197 votes
182
Blackmore's Night
Shadow of the Moon

3.86
25 votes
183
Sarah McLachlan
Surfacing

3.86
78 votes
184
Coalesce
Give Them Rope, She Said

3.86
107 votes
185
Chicane
Far From the Maddening Crowds

3.85
27 votes
186
Eminem
The Slim Shady EP

3.85
212 votes
187
Mayhem
Wolfs Lair Abyss

3.85
137 votes
188
Busta Rhymes
When Disaster Strikes...

3.85
81 votes
189
Air
Premiers Symptomes

3.84
58 votes
190
Everclear
So Much For The Afterglow

3.84
193 votes
191
John Frusciante
Estrus

3.84
25 votes
192
Will Haven
El Diablo

3.84
28 votes
193
Shai Hulud
A Profound Hatred Of Man

3.84
88 votes
194
Hallucinogen
The Lone Deranger

3.83
44 votes
195
Missy Elliott
Supa Dupa Fly

3.83
41 votes
196
Kent
Isola

3.83
35 votes
197
Matthew Good Band
Underdogs

3.83
102 votes
198
Supergrass
In It for the Money

3.83
55 votes
199
Pedro the Lion
Whole

3.82
22 votes
200
Janet Jackson
Velvet Rope

3.81
35 votes



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