Best Albums of 1997


01
Radiohead
OK Computer

4.57
7820 votes
02
Elliott Smith
Either/Or

4.5
1967 votes
03
Godspeed You! Black Emperor
F♯ A♯ ∞

4.5
3292 votes
04
Nobuo Uematsu
Final Fantasy VII: Original Soundtrack

4.42
216 votes
05
Devin Townsend
Ocean Machine: Biomech

4.4
1062 votes
06
Bjork
Homogenic

4.4
1738 votes
07
Modest Mouse
The Lonesome Crowded West

4.39
1921 votes
08
Misfits
Static Age

4.39
777 votes
09
Strapping Young Lad
City

4.39
1276 votes
10
Third Eye Blind
Third Eye Blind

4.35
1188 votes
11
Emperor
Anthems To The Welkin At Dusk

4.33
1137 votes
12
Built to Spill
Perfect from Now On

4.31
777 votes
13
Dispatch
Bang Bang

4.31
215 votes
14
Ween
The Mollusk

4.26
451 votes
15
Hum
Downward Is Heavenward

4.26
309 votes
16
Yo La Tengo
I Can Hear the Heart Beating as One

4.26
471 votes
17
Gamma Ray
Somewhere Out in Space

4.25
280 votes
18
Symphony X
The Divine Wings of Tragedy

4.24
654 votes
19
Joe Hisaishi
Princess Mononoke

4.24
85 votes
20
Lifetime
Jersey's Best Dancers

4.23
241 votes
21
Spiritualized
Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Floating in Space

4.23
523 votes
22
Fates Warning
A Pleasant Shade of Gray

4.2
209 votes
23
Electric Wizard
Come My Fanatics...

4.2
597 votes
24
Company Flow
Funcrusher Plus

4.19
305 votes
25
Mineral
The Power of Failing

4.19
488 votes
26
In The Woods...
Omnio

4.18
162 votes
27
Esoteric
The Pernicious Enigma

4.18
91 votes
28
Camp Lo
Uptown Saturday Night

4.18
97 votes
29
Erykah Badu
Baduizm

4.17
142 votes
30
Jimi Hendrix
First Rays of the New Rising Sun

4.17
146 votes
31
Mithotyn
In The Sign Of The Ravens

4.17
57 votes
32
His Hero Is Gone
Monuments to Thieves

4.16
178 votes
33
Graveland
Following The Voice Of Blood

4.16
32 votes
34
Limbonic Art
In Abhorrence Dementia

4.16
74 votes
35
Buena Vista Social Club
Buena Vista Social Club

4.15
138 votes
36
Destroyer 666
Unchain The Wolves

4.15
145 votes
37
IAM
L' Ecole du Micro D'Argent

4.15
33 votes
38
The Prodigy
The Fat of the Land

4.15
1105 votes
39
Loreena McKennitt
The Book of Secrets

4.15
70 votes
40
Slo Burn
Amusing The Amazing

4.14
63 votes
41
The Tea Party
Transmission

4.14
90 votes
42
Ground Zero
Consume Red

4.14
33 votes
43
Roni Size
New Forms

4.13
45 votes
44
Nagelfar
Hunengrab im herbst

4.13
50 votes
45
Photek
Modus Operandi

4.13
32 votes
46
Mogwai
Young Team

4.12
1100 votes
47
Biosphere
Substrata

4.12
223 votes
48
Jag Panzer
The Fourth Judgement

4.12
21 votes
49
Empyrium
Songs of Moors and Misty Fields

4.12
167 votes
50
Alchemist
Spiritech

4.12
26 votes
51
Assuck
Misery Index

4.11
209 votes
52
.O.rang
Herd of Instinct

4.11
32 votes
53
In Flames
Whoracle

4.11
1909 votes
54
Capone-N-Noreaga
The War Report

4.11
46 votes
55
Discipline.
Unfolded Like Staircase

4.11
23 votes
56
Hypocrisy
The Final Chapter

4.11
244 votes
57
Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds
The Boatman's Call

4.11
403 votes
58
The Verve
Urban Hymns

4.1
629 votes
59
Pat Metheny Group
Imaginary Day

4.1
29 votes
60
Shiner
Lula Divinia

4.1
42 votes
61
The Gathering
Nighttime Birds

4.09
220 votes
62
Ben Folds Five
Whatever and Ever, Amen

4.09
287 votes
63
Big Wreck
In Loving Memory Of...

4.09
49 votes
64
Stereolab
Dots and Loops

4.09
100 votes
65
Hot Water Music
Fuel for the Hate Game

4.09
231 votes
66
Belle and Sebastian
3.. 6.. 9 Seconds Of Light

4.09
34 votes
67
Weezer
The Good Life

4.09
23 votes
68
Kiss It Goodbye
She Loves Me, She Loves Me Not

4.09
100 votes
69
Fishmans
Uchuu Nippon Setagaya

4.08
30 votes
70
O.C.
Jewelz

4.08
30 votes
71
The Brian Jonestown Massacre
Give It Back

4.08
79 votes
72
Breach
It's Me God

4.08
56 votes
73
Solefald
The Linear Scaffold

4.08
100 votes
74
Beth Orton
Trailer Park

4.08
28 votes
75
Stratovarius
Visions

4.08
298 votes
76
Mansun
Attack of the Grey Lantern

4.08
53 votes
77
Foo Fighters
The Colour and the Shape

4.07
2479 votes
78
Bruce Dickinson
Accident of Birth

4.07
253 votes
79
Idiot Flesh
Fancy

4.07
21 votes
80
The Flower Kings
Stardust We Are

4.07
28 votes
81
Sleater-Kinney
Dig Me Out

4.07
191 votes
82
Pink Floyd
1967 — The First Three Singles

4.07
51 votes
83
Hash Jar Tempo
Well Oiled

4.07
22 votes
84
The Jazz June
They Love Those Who Make the Music

4.07
23 votes
85
Lacrimosa
Stille

4.07
23 votes
86
Deftones
Around the Fur

4.06
3159 votes
87
Necrophobic
Darkside

4.06
104 votes
88
Incubus
S.C.I.E.N.C.E.

4.06
1797 votes
89
IQ
Subterranea

4.06
42 votes
90
Amon Tobin
Bricolage

4.06
194 votes
91
Orange Goblin
Frequencies from Planet Ten

4.06
76 votes
92
Living Sacrifice
Reborn

4.05
87 votes
93
Slum Village
Fan-Tas-Tic Vol.1

4.05
59 votes
94
Smog
Red Apple Falls

4.05
62 votes
95
Five Iron Frenzy
Upbeats and Beatdowns

4.05
53 votes
96
October Tide
Rain Without End

4.04
92 votes
97
Jimmie's Chicken Shack
Pushing the Salmanilla Envelope

4.04
35 votes
98
Today Is the Day
Temple of the Morning Star

4.04
122 votes
99
Rage
End of All Days

4.04
37 votes
100
Corrupted
Paso Inferior

4.04
95 votes
101
Motorpsycho
Angels and Daemons at Play

4.04
28 votes
102
Lord Belial
Enter The Moonlight Gate

4.03
44 votes
103
Handsome
Handsome

4.03
47 votes
104
Jim O'Rourke
Bad Timing

4.03
33 votes
105
Janet Jackson
Velvet Rope

4.03
52 votes
106
Spastic Ink
Ink Complete

4.03
125 votes
107
Labradford
Mi Media Naranja

4.03
74 votes
108
Bob Dylan
Time Out of Mind

4.03
335 votes
109
Number Girl
School Girl Bye Bye

4.02
21 votes
110
The Notorious B.I.G.
Life After Death

4.02
773 votes
111
Ragnarok
Arising Realm

4.02
23 votes
112
Belle and Sebastian
Lazy Line Painer Jane

4.02
32 votes
113
Belle and Sebastian
Dog on Wheels

4.02
33 votes
114
Knapsack
Day Three Of My New Life

4.01
74 votes
115
Tindersticks
Curtains

4.01
41 votes
116
Tiamat
A Deeper Kind of Slumber

4.01
166 votes
117
Haggard
And Thou Shalt Trust The Seer

4.01
51 votes
118
Cornelius
Fantasma

4.01
55 votes
119
Impaled Northern Moonforest
Impaled Northern Moonforest

4.01
74 votes
120
The Mountain Goats
Full Force Galesburg

4.01
86 votes
121
Dimmu Borgir
Enthrone Darkness Triumphant

4
767 votes
122
Strictly Ballroom
Hide Here Forever

4
21 votes
123
Moodymann
Silentintroduction

4
31 votes
124
Lungfish
Indivisible

4
27 votes
125
Koji Kondo
Star Fox 64 OST

4
27 votes
126
Muse
Newton Abbot Demo

4
26 votes
127
Gas
Zauberberg

4
73 votes
128
Hooverphonic
A New Stereophonic Sound Spectacular

4
39 votes
129
God Dethroned
The Grand Grimoire

4
38 votes
130
Ulver
Nattens Madrigal

4
799 votes
131
Portishead
Portishead

4
903 votes
132
Five Iron Frenzy
Our Newest Album Ever!

3.99
72 votes
133
Windir
Soknardalr

3.99
189 votes
134
Fluke
Risotto

3.99
35 votes
135
BT
ESCM

3.98
58 votes
136
The Pillows
Please Mr. Lostman

3.98
25 votes
137
Lycia
Cold

3.98
24 votes
138
Kool Keith
Sex Style

3.98
140 votes
139
Obtained Enslavement
Witchcraft

3.98
23 votes
140
Kampfar
Mellom Skogkledde Aaser

3.98
45 votes
141
Velvet Acid Christ
Calling Ov the Dead

3.98
22 votes
142
Ozric Tentacles
Curious Corn

3.98
41 votes
143
Iron Monkey
Iron Monkey

3.98
40 votes
144
Paul McCartney
Flaming Pie

3.97
96 votes
145
Discordance Axis
Jouhou

3.97
183 votes
146
Nokturnal Mortum
Goat Horns

3.97
150 votes
147
Fu Manchu
The Action is Go

3.97
142 votes
148
Squarepusher
Hard Normal Daddy

3.97
218 votes
149
The Crystal Method
Vegas

3.97
157 votes
150
The Chemical Brothers
Dig Your Own Hole

3.97
447 votes
151
Super Furry Animals
Radiator

3.96
78 votes
152
Arcturus
La Masquerade Infernale

3.96
361 votes
153
Forest
Like a Blaze Above the Ashes

3.96
59 votes
154
Jamiroquai
Travelling Without Moving

3.95
201 votes
155
Regurgitator
Unit

3.95
30 votes
156
Common
One Day It'll All Make Sense

3.95
151 votes
157
Whiskeytown
Stranger's Almanac

3.95
49 votes
158
Summoning
Nightshade Forests

3.95
74 votes
159
Twista
Adrenaline Rush

3.94
35 votes
160
Starflyer 59
Americana

3.94
26 votes
161
Deceased
Fearless Undead Machines

3.94
34 votes
162
Astral Projection
Dancing Galaxy

3.94
34 votes
163
The Get Up Kids
Four Minute Mile

3.94
296 votes
164
I Hate Myself
10 Songs

3.94
318 votes
165
Shai Hulud
Hearts Once Nourished With Hope...

3.94
260 votes
166
Lake of Tears
A Crimson Cosmos

3.94
31 votes
167
Jean Michel Jarre
Oxygène 7–13

3.93
22 votes
168
Catharsis (US)
Samsara

3.93
22 votes
169
NOFX
So Long and Thanks for All the Shoes

3.93
515 votes
170
Fredrik Thordendal's Special Defects
Sol Niger Within

3.93
92 votes
171
Rotting Christ
A Dead Poem

3.93
151 votes
172
Pavement
Brighten the Corners

3.93
452 votes
173
Wu-Tang Clan
Wu-Tang Forever

3.92
690 votes
174
Moonblood
Blut & Krieg

3.92
24 votes
175
Hades Almighty
The Dawn Of The Dying Sun

3.92
24 votes
176
Charles Bronson
Youth Attack!

3.91
55 votes
177
The Aquabats
The Fury of the Aquabats!

3.9
210 votes
178
The Promise Ring
Nothing Feels Good

3.9
308 votes
179
Pain of Salvation
Entropia

3.9
242 votes
180
Karp
Self Titled LP

3.9
30 votes
181
Karma To Burn
Karma to Burn

3.9
35 votes
182
u-Ziq
Lunatic Harness

3.9
98 votes
183
Shipping News
Save Everything

3.9
34 votes
184
Rakim
The 18th Letter

3.9
82 votes
185
Atmosphere
Overcast!

3.89
191 votes
186
Gorgoroth
Under the Sign of Hell

3.89
265 votes
187
Hot Water Music
Forever and Counting

3.89
114 votes
188
No Use for a Name
Making Friends

3.89
74 votes
189
The Offspring
Ixnay on the Hombre

3.88
1141 votes
190
Beulah
Handsome Western States

3.88
34 votes
191
The Mighty Mighty Bosstones
Let's Face It

3.88
199 votes
192
Our Lady Peace
Clumsy

3.88
290 votes
193
Bad Brains
The Omega Sessions EP

3.88
29 votes
194
Mustard Plug
Evildoers Beware!

3.88
49 votes
195
Pennywise
Full Circle

3.88
261 votes
196
Intestine Baalism
An Anatomy of the Beast

3.88
81 votes
197
Borknagar
The Olden Domain

3.88
177 votes
198
The Locust
The Locust EP

3.88
32 votes
199
Smoke City
Flying Away

3.87
27 votes
200
Snapcase
Progression Through Unlearning

3.87
109 votes



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