Best Alternative Rock Albums of 1997


01
Plastic Tree
Hide and Seek

4.58
26 votes
02
Radiohead
OK Computer

4.57
7820 votes
03
Elliott Smith
Either/Or

4.5
3934 votes
04
Godspeed You! Black Emperor
F♯ A♯ ∞

4.5
3292 votes
05
Modest Mouse
The Lonesome Crowded West

4.39
5763 votes
06
Guniw Tools
Other Goose

4.39
14 votes
07
Third Eye Blind
Third Eye Blind

4.35
1187 votes
08
Built to Spill
Perfect from Now On

4.31
2331 votes
09
Ween
The Mollusk

4.26
450 votes
10
Hum
Downward Is Heavenward

4.26
618 votes
11
Yo La Tengo
I Can Hear the Heart Beating as One

4.26
1413 votes
12
Spiritualized
Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Floating in Space

4.23
523 votes
13
Mineral
The Power of Failing

4.19
976 votes
14
The Wrens
Abbott 1135

4.13
16 votes
15
Mogwai
Young Team

4.12
1100 votes
16
Piebald
When Life Hands You Lemons

4.12
17 votes
17
.O.rang
Herd of Instinct

4.11
32 votes
18
In Flames
Whoracle

4.11
1909 votes
19
Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds
The Boatman's Call

4.11
403 votes
20
The Verve
Urban Hymns

4.1
629 votes
21
Shiner
Lula Divinia

4.1
42 votes
22
The Gathering
Nighttime Birds

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

4.09
287 votes
24
Big Wreck
In Loving Memory Of...

4.09
49 votes
25
Stereolab
Dots and Loops

4.09
100 votes
26
Belle and Sebastian
3.. 6.. 9 Seconds Of Light

4.09
102 votes
27
Weezer
The Good Life

4.09
46 votes
28
Tindersticks
Curtains

4.09
41 votes
29
The Brian Jonestown Massacre
Give It Back

4.08
79 votes
30
Beth Orton
Trailer Park

4.08
28 votes
31
Mansun
Attack of the Grey Lantern

4.08
53 votes
32
Foo Fighters
The Colour and the Shape

4.07
4958 votes
33
12 Rods
Gay?

4.07
14 votes
34
Sleater-Kinney
Dig Me Out

4.07
191 votes
35
Hash Jar Tempo
Well Oiled

4.07
22 votes
36
The Jazz June
They Love Those Who Make the Music

4.07
23 votes
37
Deftones
Around the Fur

4.06
3158 votes
38
Incubus
S.C.I.E.N.C.E.

4.06
1797 votes
39
Fishmans
Uchuu Nippon Setagaya

4.05
29 votes
40
Smog
Red Apple Falls

4.05
124 votes
41
Jimmie's Chicken Shack
Pushing the Salmanilla Envelope

4.04
35 votes
42
Handsome
Handsome

4.03
47 votes
43
Jim O'Rourke
Bad Timing

4.03
33 votes
44
Labradford
Mi Media Naranja

4.03
74 votes
45
Number Girl
School Girl Bye Bye

4.02
21 votes
46
Belle and Sebastian
Lazy Line Painer Jane

4.02
96 votes
47
Belle and Sebastian
Dog on Wheels

4.02
99 votes
48
Knapsack
Day Three Of My New Life

4.01
74 votes
49
The Mountain Goats
Full Force Galesburg

4.01
172 votes
50
Hooverphonic
A New Stereophonic Sound Spectacular

4
39 votes
51
Muse
Newton Abbot Demo

4
26 votes
52
that dog.
Retreat From the Sun

4
22 votes
53
Strictly Ballroom
Hide Here Forever

4
21 votes
54
The Pillows
Please Mr. Lostman

3.98
50 votes
55
Lycia
Cold

3.98
24 votes
56
Super Furry Animals
Radiator

3.96
78 votes
57
The Get Up Kids
Four Minute Mile

3.95
295 votes
58
Regurgitator
Unit

3.95
60 votes
59
Whiskeytown
Stranger's Almanac

3.95
49 votes
60
Hungry Ghosts
Hungry Ghosts

3.95
19 votes
61
Starflyer 59
Americana

3.94
52 votes
62
Pavement
Brighten the Corners

3.93
1353 votes
63
The Promise Ring
Nothing Feels Good

3.9
308 votes
64
The Divine Comedy
A Short Album About Love

3.9
15 votes
65
Shipping News
Save Everything

3.9
68 votes
66
The Offspring
Ixnay on the Hombre

3.88
1141 votes
67
Beulah
Handsome Western States

3.88
102 votes
68
Our Lady Peace
Clumsy

3.88
580 votes
69
The American Analog Set
From Our Living Room To Yours

3.87
38 votes
70
Christie Front Drive
Stereo

3.86
72 votes
71
Kerbdog
On The Turn

3.86
50 votes
72
Ornatos Violeta
Cão!

3.86
14 votes
73
Molotov
¿Dónde Jugarán las Niñas?

3.85
31 votes
74
Matthew Good Band
Underdogs

3.85
327 votes
75
Plumtree
Predicts the Future

3.84
44 votes
76
Storm and Stress
Storm and Stress

3.83
23 votes
77
Everclear
So Much For The Afterglow

3.82
220 votes
78
Sarah McLachlan
Surfacing

3.81
81 votes
79
Pedro the Lion
Whole

3.81
24 votes
80
Gorky's Zygotic Mynci
Barafundle

3.81
16 votes
81
Flying Saucer Attack
New Lands

3.81
16 votes
82
The Dismemberment Plan
The Dismemberment Plan Is Terrified

3.81
192 votes
83
Kent
Isola

3.8
43 votes
84
Low
Songs for a Dead Pilot

3.79
21 votes
85
Grey Daze
Wake Me

3.79
14 votes
86
The Dandy Warhols
Come Down

3.77
62 votes
87
Something For Kate
Elsewhere for 8 Minutes

3.77
13 votes
88
In Flames
Black-Ash Inheritance

3.77
165 votes
89
Flake Music
When You Land Here, It's Time To Return

3.77
30 votes
90
Sixpence None the Richer
Sixpence None the Richer

3.76
70 votes
91
Supergrass
In It for the Money

3.76
148 votes
92
Guided by Voices
Mag Earwhig!

3.75
120 votes
93
John Frusciante
Estrus

3.75
34 votes
94
Grey Daze
No Sun Today

3.75
22 votes
95
Duster
Transmission, Flux

3.75
18 votes
96
Blur
Blur

3.75
669 votes
97
O.A.R.
The Wanderer

3.74
34 votes
98
Days of the New
Days of the New

3.73
236 votes
99
June of 44
The Anatomy of Sharks

3.73
20 votes
100
Guided by Voices
Tonics and Twisted Chasers

3.72
54 votes
101
311
Transistor

3.72
285 votes
102
Sonic Youth
SYR1: Anagrama

3.71
49 votes
103
Three Mile Pilot
Another Desert, Another Sea

3.71
14 votes
104
Blink-182
Dude Ranch

3.71
1906 votes
105
Feeder
Polythene

3.71
112 votes
106
Blonde Redhead
Fake Can Be Just As Good

3.69
47 votes
107
Brainiac
Electro-Shock for President

3.68
19 votes
108
The Weakerthans
Fallow

3.68
234 votes
109
Teenage Fanclub
Songs From Northern Britain

3.67
48 votes
110
The Sea And Cake
The Fawn

3.67
36 votes
111
Les Savy Fav
3/5

3.67
15 votes
112
Thought Industry
Black Umbrella

3.65
15 votes
113
HIM
Greatest Love Songs Vol. 666

3.65
260 votes
114
Karate
In Place of Real Insight

3.65
17 votes
115
The Van Pelt
Sultans of Sentiment

3.64
28 votes
116
Dc Talk
Welcome to the Freak Show

3.64
18 votes
117
Jars Of Clay
Much Afraid

3.64
47 votes
118
Faith No More
Album of the Year

3.63
886 votes
119
Green Day
Nimrod

3.61
2001 votes
120
Mogwai
4 Satin

3.61
32 votes
121
Songs: Ohia
Songs: Ohia

3.61
14 votes
122
Of Montreal
Cherry Peel

3.6
99 votes
123
Tocotronic
Es ist egal, aber

3.6
30 votes
124
Harvey Danger
Where Have All The Merrymakers Gone?

3.6
156 votes
125
Marcy Playground
Marcy Playground

3.59
114 votes
126
Cornershop
When I Was Born For The 7th Time

3.58
20 votes
127
Stereophonics
Word Gets Around

3.57
54 votes
128
Bis
The New Transistor Heroes

3.57
15 votes
129
AFI
Shut Your Mouth and Open Your Eyes

3.56
456 votes
130
Joan of Arc
A Portable Model Of

3.55
94 votes
131
Brad
Interiors

3.55
19 votes
132
Spoon
Soft Effects EP

3.53
30 votes
133
Radiohead
No Surprises/Running From Demons

3.53
63 votes
134
Live
Secret Samadhi

3.52
270 votes
135
Catherine Wheel
Adam and Eve

3.5
36 votes
136
Idlewild
Captain

3.5
36 votes
137
Morphine
Like Swimming

3.48
98 votes
138
Polvo
Shapes

3.48
22 votes
139
Travis
Good Feeling

3.47
102 votes
140
Superchunk
Indoor Living

3.47
17 votes
141
Arab on Radar
Queen Hygiene II

3.47
30 votes
142
Aerial M
Aerial M

3.46
26 votes
143
Matthew Good Band
Raygun

3.45
66 votes
144
The Offspring
Club Me

3.45
19 votes
145
Samiam
You Are Freaking Me Out

3.44
24 votes
146
Rainer Maria
Past Worn Searching

3.43
22 votes
147
Modest Mouse
The Fruit That Ate Itself

3.43
681 votes
148
Audio Adrenaline
Some Kind of Zombie

3.43
14 votes
149
Nuno Bettencourt
Schizophonic

3.42
13 votes
150
Primus
The Brown Album

3.41
505 votes
151
Mew
A Triumph for Man

3.4
242 votes
152
Toad The Wet Sprocket
Coil

3.38
13 votes
153
The Charlatans (UK)
Tellin' Stories

3.37
30 votes
154
L7
The Beauty Process: Triple Platinum

3.35
37 votes
155
Sonic Youth
SYR2: Slaapkamers Met Slagroom

3.34
32 votes
156
Caroline's Spine
Monsoon

3.33
18 votes
157
Switchfoot
Legend of Chin

3.33
104 votes
158
The Apples in Stereo
Tone Soul Evolution

3.29
29 votes
159
Oasis
Be Here Now

3.28
759 votes
160
Veruca Salt
Eight Arms to Hold You

3.27
74 votes
161
Collective Soul
Disciplined Breakdown

3.26
128 votes
162
John Frusciante
Smile from the Streets You Hold

3.26
198 votes
163
Dinosaur Jr.
Hand It Over

3.26
360 votes
164
The Sundays
Static and Silence

3.24
34 votes
165
Helium
The Magic City

3.23
30 votes
166
Nine Inch Nails
The Perfect Drug

3.21
197 votes
167
Elf Power
When The Red King Comes

3.2
15 votes
168
Smash Mouth
Fush Yu Mang

3.19
116 votes
169
Jack Off Jill
Sexless Demons and Scars

3.18
46 votes
170
The Ataris
Anywhere But Here

3.18
31 votes
171
New Found Glory
It's All About the Girls

3.18
20 votes
172
Blindside
Blindside

3.12
73 votes
173
Sigur Ros
Von

3.11
476 votes
174
Sonic Youth
SYR3: Invito Al Cielo

3.11
23 votes
175
Death Cab for Cutie
You Can Play These Songs With Chords

3.09
360 votes
176
dredg
Orph

3.05
106 votes
177
Cursive
Such Blinding Stars for Starving Eyes

3.05
89 votes
178
Creed
My Own Prison

3.05
604 votes
179
Sugar Ray
Floored

3.01
87 votes



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