Best Albums of 1997


01
Radiohead
OK Computer

4.57
6967 votes
02
Godspeed You! Black Emperor
F#A# (Infinity)

4.5
2954 votes
03
Elliott Smith
Either/Or

4.5
1691 votes
04
Godspeed You! Black Emperor
F#A#(Infinity) [Vinyl]

4.43
423 votes
05
Nobuo Uematsu
Final Fantasy VII: Original Soundtrack

4.42
187 votes
06
Devin Townsend
Ocean Machine: Biomech

4.39
915 votes
07
Misfits
Static Age

4.38
679 votes
08
Strapping Young Lad
City

4.38
1107 votes
09
Bjork
Homogenic

4.38
1466 votes
10
Modest Mouse
The Lonesome Crowded West

4.38
1672 votes
11
Joe Hisaishi
Princess Mononoke

4.34
67 votes
12
Emperor
Anthems to the Welkin at Dusk

4.34
982 votes
13
Third Eye Blind
Third Eye Blind

4.33
987 votes
14
Built to Spill
Perfect from Now On

4.31
663 votes
15
Camp Lo
Uptown Saturday Night

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

4.3
27 votes
17
Dispatch
Bang Bang

4.3
200 votes
18
Loreena McKennitt
The Book of Secrets

4.28
51 votes
19
Ween
The Mollusk

4.27
362 votes
20
Esoteric
The Pernicious Enigma

4.27
69 votes
21
Yo La Tengo
I Can Hear the Heart Beating as One

4.27
397 votes
22
Gamma Ray
Somewhere Out in Space

4.26
259 votes
23
Mithotyn
In The Sign Of The Ravens

4.26
39 votes
24
Spiritualized
Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Floating in Space

4.24
418 votes
25
Symphony X
The Divine Wings of Tragedy

4.24
607 votes
26
Hum
Downward Is Heavenward

4.24
230 votes
27
Shiner
Lula Divinia

4.23
32 votes
28
In The Woods...
Omnio

4.22
130 votes
29
His Hero Is Gone
Monuments to Thieves

4.22
139 votes
30
Electric Wizard
Come My Fanatics...

4.21
506 votes
31
Limbonic Art
In Abhorrence Dementia

4.21
53 votes
32
Pat Metheny Group
Imaginary Day

4.2
25 votes
33
Company Flow
Funcrusher Plus

4.19
252 votes
34
The Flower Kings
Stardust We Are

4.19
21 votes
35
Jimi Hendrix
First Rays of the New Rising Sun

4.19
128 votes
36
Mineral
The Power of Failing

4.18
393 votes
37
Destroyer 666
Unchain The Wolves

4.18
106 votes
38
Lifetime
Jersey's Best Dancers

4.18
213 votes
39
IQ
Subterranea

4.16
34 votes
40
Slo Burn
Amusing The Amazing

4.16
54 votes
41
Summoning
Dol Guldur

4.15
169 votes
42
The Prodigy
The Fat of the Land

4.15
989 votes
43
Beth Orton
Trailer Park

4.15
22 votes
44
Fates Warning
A Pleasant Shade of Gray

4.14
171 votes
45
Capone-N-Noreaga
The War Report

4.14
36 votes
46
The Tea Party
Transmission

4.14
83 votes
47
Roni Size
New Forms

4.14
37 votes
48
Alchemist
Spiritech

4.13
23 votes
49
Biosphere
Substrata

4.13
180 votes
50
Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds
The Boatman's Call

4.13
324 votes
51
Jimmies Chicken Shack
Pushing the Salmanilla Envelope

4.13
28 votes
52
Nagelfar
Hunengrab im herbst

4.12
41 votes
53
Empyrium
Songs of Moors and Misty Fields

4.12
139 votes
54
Mogwai
Young Team

4.12
980 votes
55
Kiss It Goodbye
She Loves Me, She Loves Me Not

4.12
78 votes
56
Erykah Badu
Baduizm

4.12
100 votes
57
Hot Water Music
Fuel for the Hate Game

4.11
206 votes
58
Assuck
Misery Index

4.11
182 votes
59
The Brian Jonestown Massacre
Give It Back

4.11
61 votes
60
In Flames
Whoracle

4.11
1747 votes
61
The Verve
Urban Hymns

4.1
543 votes
62
Ben Folds Five
Whatever and Ever, Amen

4.1
258 votes
63
Buena Vista Social Club
Buena Vista Social Club

4.1
114 votes
64
Slum Village
Fan-Tas-Tic Vol.1

4.1
47 votes
65
Amon Tobin
Bricolage

4.09
170 votes
66
Kampfar
Mellom Skogkledde Aaser

4.09
32 votes
67
Hypocrisy
The Final Chapter

4.09
211 votes
68
The Gathering
Nighttime Birds

4.09
191 votes
69
Big Wreck
In Loving Memory Of

4.09
44 votes
70
Haggard
And Thou Shalt Trust The Seer

4.09
40 votes
71
Solefald
The Linear Scaffold

4.09
87 votes
72
Hooverphonic
A New Stereophonic Sound Spectacular

4.09
29 votes
73
Stereolab
Dots and Loops

4.09
58 votes
74
Sleater-Kinney
Dig Me Out

4.08
154 votes
75
Bruce Dickinson
Accident of Birth

4.08
209 votes
76
Foo Fighters
The Colour and the Shape

4.08
2273 votes
77
Five Iron Frenzy
Upbeats and Beatdowns

4.07
47 votes
78
Stratovarius
Visions

4.07
253 votes
79
Impaled Northern Moonforest
Impaled Northern Moonforest

4.07
72 votes
80
Bob Dylan
Time Out of Mind

4.07
289 votes
81
Belle and Sebastian
3.. 6.. 9 Seconds Of Light

4.07
29 votes
82
Lungfish
Indivisible

4.07
22 votes
83
Tindersticks
Curtains

4.06
31 votes
84
Knapsack
Day Three Of My New Life

4.06
63 votes
85
Incubus
S.C.I.E.N.C.E.

4.06
1666 votes
86
Living Sacrifice
Reborn

4.06
77 votes
87
Deftones
Around the Fur

4.05
2766 votes
88
Necrophobic
Darkside

4.05
71 votes
89
Mansun
Attack of the Grey Lantern

4.05
42 votes
90
Breach
It's Me God

4.05
33 votes
91
Lord Belial
Enter The Moonlight Gate

4.04
34 votes
92
Pink Floyd
1967: The First Three Singles

4.04
47 votes
93
Labradford
Mi Media Naranja

4.04
59 votes
94
Photek
Modus Operandi

4.04
24 votes
95
Smog
Red Apple Falls

4.04
37 votes
96
Handsome
Handsome

4.04
38 votes
97
Paul McCartney
Flaming Pie

4.04
81 votes
98
Orange Goblin
Frequencies from Planet Ten

4.03
63 votes
99
Windir
Soknardalr

4.03
159 votes
100
Ozric Tentacles
Curious Corn

4.03
39 votes
101
The Mountain Goats
Full Force Galesburg

4.02
69 votes
102
Five Iron Frenzy
Our Newest Album Ever!

4.01
67 votes
103
Corrupted
Paso Inferior

4.01
82 votes
104
Spastic Ink
Ink Complete

4.01
112 votes
105
Discordance Axis
Jouhou

4.01
156 votes
106
Squarepusher
Hard Normal Daddy

4.01
181 votes
107
Dimmu Borgir
Enthrone Darkness Triumphant

4.01
697 votes
108
October Tide
Rain Without End

4.01
73 votes
109
The Notorious B.I.G.
Life After Death

4
680 votes
110
The Get Up Kids
Four Minute Mile

4
245 votes
111
Whiskeytown
Stranger's Almanac

4
40 votes
112
Fluke
Risotto

4
31 votes
113
O.C.
Jewelz

4
21 votes
114
Today Is the Day
Temple Of The Morning Star

3.99
90 votes
115
Tiamat
A Deeper Kind of Slumber

3.99
146 votes
116
Nokturnal Mortum
Goat Horns

3.99
130 votes
117
Kool Keith
Sex Style

3.99
126 votes
118
Portishead
Portishead

3.98
761 votes
119
Rage
End of All Days

3.98
29 votes
120
The Locust
The Locust EP

3.98
27 votes
121
Common
One Day It'll All Make Sense

3.98
125 votes
122
Ulver
Nattens Madrigal

3.98
666 votes
123
The Chemical Brothers
Dig Your Own Hole

3.97
403 votes
124
Gas
Zauberberg

3.97
38 votes
125
BT
ESCM

3.97
55 votes
126
Astral Projection
Dancing Galaxy

3.97
30 votes
127
Summoning
Nightshade Forests

3.97
58 votes
128
I Hate Myself
10 Songs

3.96
294 votes
129
Forest
Like a Blaze Above the Ashes

3.96
54 votes
130
God Dethroned
The Grand Grimoire

3.96
25 votes
131
Fu Manchu
The Action is Go

3.96
121 votes
132
Lake of Tears
A Crimson Cosmos

3.96
23 votes
133
The Crystal Method
Vegas

3.95
143 votes
134
Arcturus
La Masquerade Infernale

3.95
339 votes
135
Jamiroquai
Travelling Without Moving

3.95
164 votes
136
Belle and Sebastian
Lazy Line Painer Jane

3.95
30 votes
137
Pavement
Brighten the Corners

3.95
403 votes
138
Belle and Sebastian
Dog on Wheels

3.95
29 votes
139
Deceased
Fearless Undead Machines

3.95
29 votes
140
Shipping News
Save Everything

3.95
28 votes
141
Organized Konfusion
The Equinox

3.94
27 votes
142
Shai Hulud
Hearts Once Nourished With Hope...

3.94
238 votes
143
Karma To Burn
Karma to Burn

3.93
30 votes
144
Rakim
The 18th Letter

3.93
75 votes
145
Janet Jackson
Velvet Rope

3.93
37 votes
146
Molotov
¿Dónde Jugarán las Niñas?

3.93
22 votes
147
Jim O'Rourke
Bad Timing

3.93
22 votes
148
Twista
Adrenaline Rush

3.93
35 votes
149
No Use for a Name
Making Friends

3.93
60 votes
150
Beulah
Handsome Western States

3.92
31 votes
151
Rotting Christ
A Dead Poem

3.92
120 votes
152
NOFX
So Long and Thanks for All the Shoes

3.92
445 votes
153
Super Furry Animals
Radiator

3.91
58 votes
154
Wu-Tang Clan
Wu-Tang Forever

3.91
623 votes
155
Fredrik Thordendal's Special Defects
Sol Niger Within

3.91
66 votes
156
The Aquabats
The Fury of the Aquabats!

3.91
202 votes
157
Cornelius
Fantasma

3.91
32 votes
158
The Offspring
Ixnay on the Hombre

3.9
1039 votes
159
Moonblood
Blut & Krieg

3.9
21 votes
160
u-Ziq
Lunatic Harness

3.9
85 votes
161
KRS-One
I Got Next

3.9
35 votes
162
Atmosphere
Overcast!

3.9
175 votes
163
Our Lady Peace
Clumsy

3.89
274 votes
164
Christie Front Drive
Stereo

3.89
60 votes
165
The Mighty Mighty Bosstones
Let's Face It

3.89
182 votes
166
Frenzal Rhomb
Meet the Family

3.89
27 votes
167
The Promise Ring
Nothing Feels Good

3.89
247 votes
168
Regurgitator
Unit

3.88
26 votes
169
Iron Monkey
Iron Monkey

3.88
30 votes
170
Pain of Salvation
Entropia

3.88
207 votes
171
Hot Water Music
Forever and Counting

3.88
105 votes
172
Aeternus
Beyond the Wandering Moon

3.88
25 votes
173
Sick of It All
Built to Last

3.88
62 votes
174
Mustard Plug
Evildoers Beware!

3.88
44 votes
175
Gorgoroth
Under the Sign of Hell

3.88
220 votes
176
Pennywise
Full Circle

3.87
239 votes
177
Snapcase
Progression Through Unlearning

3.87
95 votes
178
Disembodied
Diablerie

3.87
35 votes
179
Antioch Arrow
In Love with Jetts/The Lady Is a Cat

3.87
30 votes
180
Martyr
Hopeless Hopes

3.87
56 votes
181
Mouse on Mars
Autoditacker

3.86
28 votes
182
The Toasters
Don't Let the Bastards Grind You Down

3.86
21 votes
183
Sarah McLachlan
Surfacing

3.85
79 votes
184
Air
Premiers Symptomes

3.85
58 votes
185
Everclear
So Much For The Afterglow

3.85
195 votes
186
Sentenced
Down

3.85
74 votes
187
Stars of the Lid
The Ballasted Orchestra

3.85
76 votes
188
Charles Bronson
Youth Attack!

3.85
42 votes
189
Will Haven
El Diablo

3.84
29 votes
190
Eminem
The Slim Shady EP

3.84
222 votes
191
Mayhem
Wolf's Lair Abyss

3.84
152 votes
192
Busta Rhymes
When Disaster Strikes...

3.84
85 votes
193
Pedro the Lion
Whole

3.84
22 votes
194
Lamb
Lamb

3.84
78 votes
195
Chicane
Far From the Maddening Crowds

3.84
28 votes
196
Kent
Isola

3.84
37 votes
197
The Dismemberment Plan
The Dismemberment Plan Is Terrified

3.84
83 votes
198
Coalesce
Give Them Rope, She Said

3.84
112 votes
199
Guided by Voices
Mag Earwhig!

3.83
45 votes
200
Karp
Self Titled LP

3.83
24 votes



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