Best Albums of 1997


01
Radiohead
OK Computer

4.57
6551 votes
02
Godspeed You! Black Emperor
F#A# (Infinity)

4.51
2731 votes
03
Elliott Smith
Either/Or

4.49
1576 votes
04
Nobuo Uematsu
Final Fantasy VII: Original Soundtrack

4.42
179 votes
05
Devin Townsend
Ocean Machine: Biomech

4.39
832 votes
06
Misfits
Static Age

4.39
632 votes
07
Strapping Young Lad
City

4.39
1004 votes
08
Bjork
Homogenic

4.38
1306 votes
09
Modest Mouse
The Lonesome Crowded West

4.38
1533 votes
10
IAM
L' Ecole du Micro D'Argent

4.35
24 votes
11
Third Eye Blind
Third Eye Blind

4.33
897 votes
12
Emperor
Anthems to the Welkin at Dusk

4.33
885 votes
13
Built to Spill
Perfect from Now On

4.31
599 votes
14
Esoteric
The Pernicious Enigma

4.31
61 votes
15
Loreena McKennitt
The Book of Secrets

4.31
45 votes
16
Joe Hisaishi
Princess Mononoke

4.31
60 votes
17
Ween
The Mollusk

4.29
314 votes
18
Dispatch
Bang Bang

4.28
192 votes
19
Yo La Tengo
I Can Hear the Heart Beating as One

4.28
367 votes
20
Gamma Ray
Somewhere Out in Space

4.27
240 votes
21
Hum
Downward Is Heavenward

4.27
193 votes
22
Pat Metheny
Imaginary Day

4.26
21 votes
23
Camp Lo
Uptown Saturday Night

4.25
55 votes
24
Shiner
Lula Divinia

4.25
24 votes
25
Spiritualized
Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Floating in Space

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

4.24
27 votes
27
Symphony X
The Divine Wings of Tragedy

4.24
565 votes
28
Mithotyn
In The Sign Of The Ravens

4.23
37 votes
29
Destroyer 666
Unchain The Wolves

4.22
85 votes
30
Slo Burn
Amusing The Amazing

4.22
51 votes
31
In The Woods...
Omnio

4.22
123 votes
32
His Hero Is Gone
Monuments to Thieves

4.2
120 votes
33
Electric Wizard
Come My Fanatics...

4.2
460 votes
34
Mineral
The Power of Failing

4.2
344 votes
35
Company Flow
Funcrusher Plus

4.19
226 votes
36
Lifetime
Jersey's Best Dancers

4.19
199 votes
37
Limbonic Art
In Abhorrence Dementia

4.17
47 votes
38
Jimi Hendrix
First Rays of the New Rising Sun

4.17
118 votes
39
Erykah Badu
Baduizm

4.16
77 votes
40
Haggard
And Thou Shalt Trust The Seer

4.16
38 votes
41
Roni Size
New Forms

4.16
32 votes
42
Fates Warning
A Pleasant Shade of Gray

4.15
150 votes
43
The Prodigy
The Fat of the Land

4.15
932 votes
44
Summoning
Dol Guldur

4.15
151 votes
45
Hot Water Music
Fuel for the Hate Game

4.14
195 votes
46
Biosphere
Substrata

4.13
162 votes
47
Empyrium
Songs of Moors and Misty Fields

4.13
126 votes
48
IQ
Subterranea

4.13
27 votes
49
Hooverphonic
A New Stereophonic Sound Spectacular

4.13
27 votes
50
Impaled Northern Moonforest
Impaled Northern Moonforest

4.13
66 votes
51
Five Iron Frenzy
Upbeats and Beatdowns

4.13
44 votes
52
Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds
The Boatman's Call

4.12
283 votes
53
Knapsack
Day Three Of My New Life

4.12
50 votes
54
Buena Vista Social Club
Buena Vista Social Club

4.12
109 votes
55
Photek
Modus Operandi

4.12
21 votes
56
Assuck
Misery Index

4.12
156 votes
57
Mogwai
Young Team

4.12
930 votes
58
The Tea Party
Transmission

4.11
74 votes
59
Mansun
Attack of the Grey Lantern

4.11
40 votes
60
The Verve
Urban Hymns

4.11
517 votes
61
Jimmies Chicken Shack
Pushing the Salmanilla Envelope

4.11
27 votes
62
The Gathering
Nighttime Birds

4.11
175 votes
63
Kiss It Goodbye
She Loves Me, She Loves Me Not

4.1
67 votes
64
Ozric Tentacles
Curious Corn

4.1
34 votes
65
Hypocrisy
The Final Chapter

4.1
194 votes
66
Amon Tobin
Bricolage

4.1
152 votes
67
In Flames
Whoracle

4.1
1659 votes
68
Handsome
Handsome

4.1
31 votes
69
The Brian Jonestown Massacre
Give It Back

4.1
57 votes
70
Stratovarius
Visions

4.09
223 votes
71
Alchemist
Spiritech

4.09
23 votes
72
Ben Folds Five
Whatever and Ever, Amen

4.09
245 votes
73
The Mountain Goats
Full Force Galesburg

4.08
60 votes
74
Bob Dylan
Time Out of Mind

4.08
264 votes
75
Solefald
The Linear Scaffold

4.08
81 votes
76
Foo Fighters
The Colour and the Shape

4.08
2154 votes
77
Pink Floyd
1967: The First Three Singles

4.08
45 votes
78
Sleater-Kinney
Dig Me Out

4.08
125 votes
79
Bruce Dickinson
Accident of Birth

4.07
194 votes
80
Tindersticks
Curtains

4.07
27 votes
81
Incubus
S.C.I.E.N.C.E.

4.07
1586 votes
82
Stereolab
Dots and Loops

4.07
52 votes
83
Necrophobic
Darkside

4.06
64 votes
84
Slum Village
Fan-Tas-Tic Vol.1

4.06
33 votes
85
Big Wreck
In Loving Memory Of

4.06
44 votes
86
Belle and Sebastian
3.. 6.. 9 Seconds Of Light

4.06
27 votes
87
Deftones
Around the Fur

4.05
2583 votes
88
God Dethroned
The Grand Grimoire

4.05
21 votes
89
Paul McCartney
Flaming Pie

4.05
74 votes
90
Labradford
Mi Media Naranja

4.05
54 votes
91
Five Iron Frenzy
Our Newest Album Ever!

4.05
65 votes
92
Discordance Axis
Jouhou

4.04
145 votes
93
Nagelfar
Hunengrab im herbst

4.04
37 votes
94
Gas
Zauberberg

4.03
32 votes
95
Windir
Soknardalr

4.03
137 votes
96
Squarepusher
Hard Normal Daddy

4.02
160 votes
97
Fluke
Risotto

4.02
28 votes
98
Living Sacrifice
Reborn

4.01
73 votes
99
The Notorious B.I.G.
Life After Death

4.01
615 votes
100
Tiamat
A Deeper Kind of Slumber

4.01
128 votes
101
Corrupted
Paso Inferior

4.01
71 votes
102
Common
One Day It'll All Make Sense

4.01
115 votes
103
The Get Up Kids
Four Minute Mile

4
225 votes
104
Dimmu Borgir
Enthrone Darkness Triumphant

4
650 votes
105
Kool Keith
Sex Style

4
118 votes
106
The Locust
The Locust EP

4
26 votes
107
Orange Goblin
Frequencies from Planet Ten

4
56 votes
108
Kampfar
Mellom Skogkledde Aaser

4
33 votes
109
Smog
Red Apple Falls

4
34 votes
110
Fu Manchu
The Action is Go

4
106 votes
111
Nokturnal Mortum
Goat Horns

3.99
124 votes
112
BT
ESCM

3.99
50 votes
113
Whiskeytown
Stranger's Almanac

3.99
37 votes
114
Lord Belial
Enter The Moonlight Gate

3.98
28 votes
115
Astral Projection
Dancing Galaxy

3.98
28 votes
116
Shipping News
Save Everything

3.98
27 votes
117
Rage
End of All Days

3.98
25 votes
118
Forest
Like a Blaze Above the Ashes

3.98
50 votes
119
October Tide
Rain Without End

3.98
67 votes
120
Portishead
Portishead

3.98
698 votes
121
Christie Front Drive
Stereo

3.97
51 votes
122
Today Is the Day
Temple Of The Morning Star

3.97
77 votes
123
Rakim
The 18th Letter

3.97
60 votes
124
The Chemical Brothers
Dig Your Own Hole

3.97
372 votes
125
Guided by Voices
Mag Earwhig!

3.96
42 votes
126
Breach
It's Me God

3.96
27 votes
127
Arcturus
La Masquerade Infernale

3.96
305 votes
128
Jamiroquai
Travelling Without Moving

3.95
142 votes
129
Deceased
Fearless Undead Machines

3.95
28 votes
130
Belle and Sebastian
Dog on Wheels

3.95
28 votes
131
Ulver
Nattens Madrigal

3.95
596 votes
132
KRS-One
I Got Next

3.94
27 votes
133
The Crystal Method
Vegas

3.94
140 votes
134
Pavement
Brighten the Corners

3.93
375 votes
135
NOFX
So Long and Thanks for All the Shoes

3.93
436 votes
136
Shai Hulud
Hearts Once Nourished With Hope...

3.93
220 votes
137
Super Furry Animals
Radiator

3.93
55 votes
138
The Promise Ring
Nothing Feels Good

3.92
213 votes
139
Wu-Tang Clan
Wu-Tang Forever

3.92
575 votes
140
The Mighty Mighty Bosstones
Let's Face It

3.92
174 votes
141
Belle and Sebastian
Lazy Line Painer Jane

3.92
30 votes
142
The Offspring
Ixnay on the Hombre

3.91
993 votes
143
Frenzal Rhomb
Meet the Family

3.9
26 votes
144
The Aquabats
The Fury of the Aquabats!

3.9
197 votes
145
No Use for a Name
Making Friends

3.9
57 votes
146
Twista
Adrenaline Rush

3.9
31 votes
147
Hot Water Music
Forever and Counting

3.9
97 votes
148
Disembodied
Diablerie

3.9
30 votes
149
Summoning
Nightshade Forests

3.9
54 votes
150
Atmosphere
Overcast!

3.9
164 votes
151
Our Lady Peace
Clumsy

3.9
265 votes
152
Snapcase
Progression Through Unlearning

3.89
85 votes
153
Organized Konfusion
The Equinox

3.89
23 votes
154
Blackmore's Night
Shadow of the Moon

3.89
23 votes
155
Stars of the Lid
The Ballasted Orchestra

3.89
68 votes
156
Chicane
Far From the Maddening Crowds

3.89
27 votes
157
Will Haven
El Diablo

3.89
27 votes
158
Mustard Plug
Evildoers Beware!

3.89
44 votes
159
Lamb
Lamb

3.89
70 votes
160
Karma To Burn
Karma to Burn

3.88
26 votes
161
Pain of Salvation
Entropia

3.88
196 votes
162
Pennywise
Full Circle

3.88
228 votes
163
u-Ziq
Lunatic Harness

3.88
77 votes
164
Rotting Christ
A Dead Poem

3.87
105 votes
165
Sick of It All
Built to Last

3.87
59 votes
166
Sentenced
Down

3.87
67 votes
167
Slapstick
Slapstick

3.87
35 votes
168
Coalesce
Give Them Rope, She Said

3.87
101 votes
169
Antioch Arrow
In Love with Jetts/The Lady Is a Cat

3.87
30 votes
170
Iron Monkey
Iron Monkey

3.87
26 votes
171
Everclear
So Much For The Afterglow

3.86
186 votes
172
Supergrass
In It for the Money

3.86
54 votes
173
Regurgitator
Unit

3.86
25 votes
174
Air
Premiers Symptomes

3.86
57 votes
175
Martyr
Hopeless Hopes

3.86
53 votes
176
Aeternus
Beyond the Wandering Moon

3.86
21 votes
177
Pedro the Lion
Whole

3.86
21 votes
178
Gorgoroth
Under the Sign of Hell

3.86
191 votes
179
Eminem
The Slim Shady EP

3.85
207 votes
180
Shai Hulud
A Profound Hatred Of Man

3.85
83 votes
181
Fredrik Thordendal's Special Defects
Sol Niger Within

3.85
66 votes
182
Missy Elliott
Supa Dupa Fly

3.85
36 votes
183
Beulah
Handsome Western States

3.84
29 votes
184
Sarah McLachlan
Surfacing

3.84
77 votes
185
Matthew Good Band
Underdogs

3.84
102 votes
186
Strongarm
The Advent of a Miracle

3.84
28 votes
187
Cornelius
Fantasma

3.84
28 votes
188
Mayhem
Wolfs Lair Abyss

3.84
130 votes
189
The Dismemberment Plan
The Dismemberment Plan Is Terrified

3.83
69 votes
190
Kent
Isola

3.83
35 votes
191
Busta Rhymes
When Disaster Strikes...

3.83
78 votes
192
Hallucinogen
The Lone Deranger

3.82
44 votes
193
Jedi Mind Tricks
The Psycho-Social

3.81
57 votes
194
The Dandy Warhols
Come Down

3.8
55 votes
195
Feeder
Polythene

3.8
42 votes
196
Vital Remains
Forever Underground

3.8
69 votes
197
Diabolical Masquerade
The Phantom Lodge

3.8
32 votes
198
Hecate Enthroned
The Slaughter of Innocence, A Requiem for the Migh

3.8
27 votes
199
Children of Bodom
Something Wild

3.79
998 votes
200
Atari Teenage Riot
The Future Of War

3.79
29 votes



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