Best Albums of 1997


01
Radiohead
OK Computer

4.57
7705 votes
02
Godspeed You! Black Emperor
F♯ A♯ ∞

4.5
3242 votes
03
Elliott Smith
Either/Or

4.5
1924 votes
04
Nobuo Uematsu
Final Fantasy VII: Original Soundtrack

4.45
211 votes
05
Devin Townsend
Ocean Machine: Biomech

4.4
1045 votes
06
Bjork
Homogenic

4.4
1697 votes
07
Modest Mouse
The Lonesome Crowded West

4.39
1881 votes
08
Strapping Young Lad
City

4.39
1262 votes
09
Misfits
Static Age

4.38
761 votes
10
Third Eye Blind
Third Eye Blind

4.35
1163 votes
11
Joe Hisaishi
Princess Mononoke

4.33
81 votes
12
Emperor
Anthems To The Welkin At Dusk

4.33
1119 votes
13
Dispatch
Bang Bang

4.31
212 votes
14
Built to Spill
Perfect from Now On

4.31
765 votes
15
IAM
L' Ecole du Micro D'Argent

4.31
31 votes
16
Ween
The Mollusk

4.27
440 votes
17
Gamma Ray
Somewhere Out in Space

4.26
281 votes
18
Camp Lo
Uptown Saturday Night

4.26
91 votes
19
Loreena McKennitt
The Book of Secrets

4.26
64 votes
20
Hum
Downward Is Heavenward

4.25
299 votes
21
Yo La Tengo
I Can Hear the Heart Beating as One

4.25
456 votes
22
Symphony X
The Divine Wings of Tragedy

4.24
653 votes
23
In The Woods...
Omnio

4.23
157 votes
24
Spiritualized
Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Floating in Space

4.23
504 votes
25
Limbonic Art
In Abhorrence Dementia

4.22
70 votes
26
Mithotyn
In The Sign Of The Ravens

4.22
55 votes
27
Lifetime
Jersey's Best Dancers

4.22
232 votes
28
Graveland
Following The Voice Of Blood

4.21
28 votes
29
Esoteric
The Pernicious Enigma

4.21
87 votes
30
Company Flow
Funcrusher Plus

4.21
297 votes
31
Electric Wizard
Come My Fanatics...

4.2
590 votes
32
His Hero Is Gone
Monuments to Thieves

4.2
171 votes
33
Fates Warning
A Pleasant Shade of Gray

4.19
206 votes
34
Summoning
Dol Guldur

4.19
216 votes
35
Roni Size
New Forms

4.18
44 votes
36
Mineral
The Power of Failing

4.18
466 votes
37
Erykah Badu
Baduizm

4.18
136 votes
38
Jimi Hendrix
First Rays of the New Rising Sun

4.17
145 votes
39
Moodymann
Silentintroduction

4.17
24 votes
40
Buena Vista Social Club
Buena Vista Social Club

4.16
135 votes
41
Slo Burn
Amusing The Amazing

4.15
61 votes
42
Destroyer 666
Unchain The Wolves

4.15
143 votes
43
The Prodigy
The Fat of the Land

4.15
1088 votes
44
Ground Zero
Consume Red

4.13
30 votes
45
Nagelfar
Hunengrab im herbst

4.13
50 votes
46
The Tea Party
Transmission

4.13
89 votes
47
Biosphere
Substrata

4.13
216 votes
48
Fishmans
Uchuu Nippon Setagaya

4.13
24 votes
49
Photek
Modus Operandi

4.13
32 votes
50
Empyrium
Songs of Moors and Misty Fields

4.12
162 votes
51
Jag Panzer
The Fourth Judgement

4.12
21 votes
52
Mogwai
Young Team

4.12
1082 votes
53
Assuck
Misery Index

4.12
208 votes
54
Alchemist
Spiritech

4.12
26 votes
55
Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds
The Boatman's Call

4.11
395 votes
56
Hypocrisy
The Final Chapter

4.11
239 votes
57
The Brian Jonestown Massacre
Give It Back

4.11
78 votes
58
In Flames
Whoracle

4.11
1902 votes
59
Pat Metheny Group
Imaginary Day

4.11
28 votes
60
Capone-N-Noreaga
The War Report

4.1
45 votes
61
Shiner
Lula Divinia

4.1
41 votes
62
The Verve
Urban Hymns

4.1
621 votes
63
Hot Water Music
Fuel for the Hate Game

4.09
228 votes
64
Ben Folds Five
Whatever and Ever, Amen

4.09
281 votes
65
The Gathering
Nighttime Birds

4.09
219 votes
66
Haggard
And Thou Shalt Trust The Seer

4.09
50 votes
67
Stereolab
Dots and Loops

4.09
93 votes
68
Tindersticks
Curtains

4.09
41 votes
69
Kiss It Goodbye
She Loves Me, She Loves Me Not

4.08
98 votes
70
Big Wreck
In Loving Memory Of

4.08
49 votes
71
Beth Orton
Trailer Park

4.08
27 votes
72
Bruce Dickinson
Accident of Birth

4.08
247 votes
73
Jimmie's Chicken Shack
Pushing the Salmanilla Envelope

4.08
31 votes
74
Mansun
Attack of the Grey Lantern

4.08
51 votes
75
Belle and Sebastian
3.. 6.. 9 Seconds Of Light

4.08
33 votes
76
Solefald
The Linear Scaffold

4.08
99 votes
77
Foo Fighters
The Colour and the Shape

4.07
2443 votes
78
The Flower Kings
Stardust We Are

4.07
28 votes
79
Idiot Flesh
Fancy

4.07
21 votes
80
Stratovarius
Visions

4.07
296 votes
81
Necrophobic
Darkside

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

4.07
51 votes
83
Impaled Northern Moonforest
Impaled Northern Moonforest

4.07
73 votes
84
Hash Jar Tempo
Well Oiled

4.07
22 votes
85
Weezer
The Good Life

4.07
22 votes
86
Amon Tobin
Bricolage

4.07
191 votes
87
Sleater-Kinney
Dig Me Out

4.07
186 votes
88
Incubus
S.C.I.E.N.C.E.

4.07
1792 votes
89
.O.rang
Herd of Instinct

4.07
30 votes
90
Lacrimosa
Stille

4.07
23 votes
91
The Jazz June
They Love Those Who Make the Music

4.07
23 votes
92
Breach
It's Me God

4.06
55 votes
93
Labradford
Mi Media Naranja

4.06
71 votes
94
Deftones
Around The Fur

4.06
3122 votes
95
IQ
Subterranea

4.06
42 votes
96
Orange Goblin
Frequencies from Planet Ten

4.05
74 votes
97
Smog
Red Apple Falls

4.05
59 votes
98
Five Iron Frenzy
Upbeats and Beatdowns

4.05
53 votes
99
Living Sacrifice
Reborn

4.05
87 votes
100
Handsome
Handsome

4.04
45 votes
101
Today Is the Day
Temple of the Morning Star

4.04
120 votes
102
Rage
End of All Days

4.04
37 votes
103
October Tide
Rain Without End

4.04
91 votes
104
Motorpsycho
Angels and Daemons at Play

4.04
28 votes
105
Bob Dylan
Time Out of Mind

4.03
333 votes
106
Jim O'Rourke
Bad Timing

4.03
33 votes
107
Spastic Ink
Ink Complete

4.03
125 votes
108
Slum Village
Fan-Tas-Tic Vol.1

4.03
58 votes
109
The Notorious B.I.G.
Life After Death

4.02
765 votes
110
Number Girl
School Girl Bye Bye

4.02
21 votes
111
Corrupted
Paso Inferior

4.02
94 votes
112
Ragnarok
Arising Realm

4.02
22 votes
113
Knapsack
Day Three Of My New Life

4.02
73 votes
114
Muse
Newton Abbot Demo

4.02
25 votes
115
Tiamat
A Deeper Kind of Slumber

4.02
168 votes
116
Lord Belial
Enter The Moonlight Gate

4.01
44 votes
117
Windir
Soknardalr

4.01
186 votes
118
Belle and Sebastian
Dog on Wheels

4
32 votes
119
The Mountain Goats
Full Force Galesburg

4
83 votes
120
O.C.
Jewelz

4
27 votes
121
Dimmu Borgir
Enthrone Darkness Triumphant

4
757 votes
122
Lungfish
Indivisible

4
27 votes
123
Hooverphonic
A New Stereophonic Sound Spectacular

4
37 votes
124
Strictly Ballroom
Hide Here Forever

4
21 votes
125
Koji Kondo
Star Fox 64 OST

4
26 votes
126
Ulver
Nattens Madrigal

3.99
791 votes
127
Gas
Zauberberg

3.99
69 votes
128
Portishead
Portishead

3.99
881 votes
129
Five Iron Frenzy
Our Newest Album Ever!

3.99
71 votes
130
Fluke
Risotto

3.99
35 votes
131
Belle and Sebastian
Lazy Line Painer Jane

3.98
31 votes
132
Discordance Axis
Jouhou

3.98
180 votes
133
The Pillows
Please Mr. Lostman

3.98
25 votes
134
Cornelius
Fantasma

3.98
49 votes
135
Lycia
Cold

3.98
24 votes
136
Paul McCartney
Flaming Pie

3.98
95 votes
137
Obtained Enslavement
Witchcraft

3.98
23 votes
138
Kampfar
Mellom Skogkledde Aaser

3.98
44 votes
139
Ozric Tentacles
Curious Corn

3.98
41 votes
140
Kool Keith
Sex Style

3.97
138 votes
141
Fu Manchu
The Action is Go

3.97
137 votes
142
Iron Monkey
Iron Monkey

3.97
39 votes
143
Squarepusher
Hard Normal Daddy

3.97
213 votes
144
The Chemical Brothers
Dig Your Own Hole

3.96
446 votes
145
Janet Jackson
Velvet Rope

3.96
52 votes
146
Common
One Day It'll All Make Sense

3.96
145 votes
147
The Crystal Method
Vegas

3.96
156 votes
148
God Dethroned
The Grand Grimoire

3.96
36 votes
149
Nokturnal Mortum
Goat Horns

3.96
148 votes
150
The Get Up Kids
Four Minute Mile

3.96
291 votes
151
Jamiroquai
Travelling Without Moving

3.95
199 votes
152
Arcturus
La Masquerade Infernale

3.95
361 votes
153
Regurgitator
Unit

3.95
30 votes
154
BT
ESCM

3.95
58 votes
155
Whiskeytown
Stranger's Almanac

3.95
48 votes
156
Forest
Like a Blaze Above the Ashes

3.95
57 votes
157
I Hate Myself
10 Songs

3.94
315 votes
158
Summoning
Nightshade Forests

3.94
72 votes
159
Fredrik Thordendal's Special Defects
Sol Niger Within

3.94
88 votes
160
Astral Projection
Dancing Galaxy

3.94
34 votes
161
Deceased
Fearless Undead Machines

3.94
32 votes
162
Rotting Christ
A Dead Poem

3.93
149 votes
163
Lake of Tears
A Crimson Cosmos

3.93
30 votes
164
Pavement
Brighten the Corners

3.93
439 votes
165
Shai Hulud
Hearts Once Nourished With Hope...

3.93
256 votes
166
Twista
Adrenaline Rush

3.93
36 votes
167
Wu-Tang Clan
Wu-Tang Forever

3.93
691 votes
168
Velvet Acid Christ
Calling Ov the Dead

3.93
21 votes
169
Karma To Burn
Karma to Burn

3.93
34 votes
170
NOFX
So Long and Thanks for All the Shoes

3.93
513 votes
171
Hades Almighty
The Dawn Of The Dying Sun

3.92
24 votes
172
Charles Bronson
Youth Attack!

3.92
53 votes
173
Shipping News
Save Everything

3.91
34 votes
174
Rakim
The 18th Letter

3.91
81 votes
175
Atmosphere
Overcast!

3.91
189 votes
176
Jean Michel Jarre
Oxygène 7–13

3.9
21 votes
177
The Aquabats
The Fury of the Aquabats!

3.9
209 votes
178
u-Ziq
Lunatic Harness

3.9
96 votes
179
The Promise Ring
Nothing Feels Good

3.9
301 votes
180
Karp
Self Titled LP

3.9
29 votes
181
Pain of Salvation
Entropia

3.9
240 votes
182
Super Furry Animals
Radiator

3.9
67 votes
183
The Offspring
Ixnay on the Hombre

3.89
1126 votes
184
Moonblood
Blut & Krieg

3.89
23 votes
185
Gorgoroth
Under the Sign of Hell

3.89
260 votes
186
Our Lady Peace
Clumsy

3.89
289 votes
187
Pennywise
Full Circle

3.89
257 votes
188
Starflyer 59
Americana

3.88
26 votes
189
Sick of It All
Built to Last

3.88
73 votes
190
Molotov
¿Dónde Jugarán las Niñas?

3.88
30 votes
191
Beulah
Handsome Western States

3.88
34 votes
192
KRS-One
I Got Next

3.88
41 votes
193
Borknagar
The Olden Domain

3.88
172 votes
194
Mustard Plug
Evildoers Beware!

3.88
49 votes
195
The Mighty Mighty Bosstones
Let's Face It

3.88
195 votes
196
Hot Water Music
Forever and Counting

3.88
112 votes
197
The Locust
The Locust EP

3.88
32 votes
198
Intestine Baalism
An Anatomy of the Beast

3.87
82 votes
199
Smoke City
Flying Away

3.87
27 votes
200
Snapcase
Progression Through Unlearning

3.87
109 votes



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