Best Alternative Rock Albums of 1997


01
Radiohead
OK Computer

4.57
7705 votes
02
Plastic Tree
Hide and Seek

4.54
24 votes
03
Godspeed You! Black Emperor
F♯ A♯ ∞

4.5
3243 votes
04
Elliott Smith
Either/Or

4.5
3848 votes
05
Guniw Tools
Other Goose

4.39
14 votes
06
Modest Mouse
The Lonesome Crowded West

4.39
5643 votes
07
Third Eye Blind
Third Eye Blind

4.35
1163 votes
08
Built to Spill
Perfect from Now On

4.31
2295 votes
09
Ween
The Mollusk

4.27
440 votes
10
Hum
Downward Is Heavenward

4.25
598 votes
11
Yo La Tengo
I Can Hear the Heart Beating as One

4.25
1368 votes
12
Spiritualized
Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Floating in Space

4.23
504 votes
13
Mineral
The Power of Failing

4.18
932 votes
14
Piebald
When Life Hands You Lemons

4.15
13 votes
15
Fishmans
Uchuu Nippon Setagaya

4.13
24 votes
16
The Wrens
Abbott 1135

4.13
16 votes
17
Mogwai
Young Team

4.12
1081 votes
18
Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds
The Boatman's Call

4.11
395 votes
19
The Brian Jonestown Massacre
Give It Back

4.11
78 votes
20
In Flames
Whoracle

4.11
1902 votes
21
Shiner
Lula Divinia

4.1
41 votes
22
The Verve
Urban Hymns

4.1
621 votes
23
Ben Folds Five
Whatever and Ever, Amen

4.09
281 votes
24
The Gathering
Nighttime Birds

4.09
219 votes
25
Stereolab
Dots and Loops

4.09
93 votes
26
Tindersticks
Curtains

4.09
41 votes
27
Big Wreck
In Loving Memory Of

4.08
49 votes
28
Beth Orton
Trailer Park

4.08
27 votes
29
Jimmie's Chicken Shack
Pushing the Salmanilla Envelope

4.08
31 votes
30
Mansun
Attack of the Grey Lantern

4.08
51 votes
31
BUCK-TICK
Sexy Stream Liner

4.08
13 votes
32
Belle and Sebastian
3.. 6.. 9 Seconds Of Light

4.08
99 votes
33
Foo Fighters
The Colour and the Shape

4.07
4886 votes
34
Weezer
The Good Life

4.07
44 votes
35
Hash Jar Tempo
Well Oiled

4.07
22 votes
36
Sleater-Kinney
Dig Me Out

4.07
186 votes
37
Incubus
S.C.I.E.N.C.E.

4.07
1792 votes
38
.O.rang
Herd of Instinct

4.07
30 votes
39
The Jazz June
They Love Those Who Make the Music

4.07
23 votes
40
Labradford
Mi Media Naranja

4.06
71 votes
41
Deftones
Around The Fur

4.06
3122 votes
42
Smog
Red Apple Falls

4.05
118 votes
43
Handsome
Handsome

4.04
45 votes
44
Jim O'Rourke
Bad Timing

4.03
33 votes
45
Number Girl
School Girl Bye Bye

4.02
21 votes
46
Knapsack
Day Three Of My New Life

4.02
73 votes
47
Muse
Newton Abbot Demo

4.02
25 votes
48
The Mountain Goats
Full Force Galesburg

4
166 votes
49
Belle and Sebastian
Dog on Wheels

4
96 votes
50
Hooverphonic
A New Stereophonic Sound Spectacular

4
37 votes
51
that dog.
Retreat From the Sun

4
22 votes
52
Strictly Ballroom
Hide Here Forever

4
21 votes
53
12 Rods
Gay?

4
13 votes
54
Belle and Sebastian
Lazy Line Painer Jane

3.98
93 votes
55
The Pillows
Please Mr. Lostman

3.98
50 votes
56
Lycia
Cold

3.98
24 votes
57
The Get Up Kids
Four Minute Mile

3.96
291 votes
58
Regurgitator
Unit

3.95
60 votes
59
Whiskeytown
Stranger's Almanac

3.95
48 votes
60
Hungry Ghosts
Hungry Ghosts

3.95
19 votes
61
Pavement
Brighten the Corners

3.93
1317 votes
62
Shipping News
Save Everything

3.91
68 votes
63
The Divine Comedy
A Short Album About Love

3.9
15 votes
64
The Promise Ring
Nothing Feels Good

3.9
301 votes
65
Super Furry Animals
Radiator

3.9
67 votes
66
The Offspring
Ixnay on the Hombre

3.89
1126 votes
67
Our Lady Peace
Clumsy

3.89
578 votes
68
Starflyer 59
Americana

3.88
52 votes
69
Molotov
¿Dónde Jugarán las Niñas?

3.88
30 votes
70
Beulah
Handsome Western States

3.88
102 votes
71
The American Analog Set
From Our Living Room To Yours

3.87
38 votes
72
Christie Front Drive
Stereo

3.87
71 votes
73
Kerbdog
On The Turn

3.86
50 votes
74
Matthew Good Band
Underdogs

3.85
321 votes
75
Plumtree
Predicts the Future

3.84
44 votes
76
Everclear
So Much For The Afterglow

3.84
216 votes
77
Pedro the Lion
Whole

3.83
23 votes
78
Storm and Stress
Storm and Stress

3.82
22 votes
79
Sarah McLachlan
Surfacing

3.81
81 votes
80
Kent
Isola

3.81
43 votes
81
Gorky's Zygotic Mynci
Barafundle

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

3.81
188 votes
83
Ornatos Violeta
Cão!

3.81
13 votes
84
Flying Saucer Attack
New Lands

3.8
15 votes
85
Low
Songs for a Dead Pilot

3.79
21 votes
86
The Dandy Warhols
Come Down

3.77
62 votes
87
Sixpence None the Richer
Sixpence None the Richer

3.77
35 votes
88
Something For Kate
Elsewhere for 8 Minutes

3.77
13 votes
89
In Flames
Black-Ash Inheritance

3.77
164 votes
90
Flake Music
When You Land Here, It's Time To Return

3.77
30 votes
91
Supergrass
In It for the Money

3.76
140 votes
92
Guided by Voices
Mag Earwhig!

3.76
116 votes
93
Blur
Blur

3.76
658 votes
94
John Frusciante
Estrus

3.75
34 votes
95
Grey Daze
No Sun Today

3.75
22 votes
96
Duster
Transmission, Flux

3.75
18 votes
97
Days of the New
Days of the New

3.74
236 votes
98
O.A.R.
The Wanderer

3.74
34 votes
99
Guided by Voices
Tonics and Twisted Chasers

3.73
52 votes
100
Feeder
Polythene

3.73
110 votes
101
June of 44
The Anatomy of Sharks

3.73
20 votes
102
311
Transistor

3.72
279 votes
103
Brainiac
Electro-Shock for President

3.72
18 votes
104
Blonde Redhead
Fake Can Be Just As Good

3.72
92 votes
105
Sonic Youth
SYR1: Anagrama

3.71
49 votes
106
Three Mile Pilot
Another Desert, Another Sea

3.71
14 votes
107
Blink-182
Dude Ranch

3.71
1890 votes
108
Teenage Fanclub
Songs From Northern Britain

3.7
46 votes
109
Songs: Ohia
Songs: Ohia

3.68
14 votes
110
The Sea And Cake
The Fawn

3.68
34 votes
111
The Weakerthans
Fallow

3.68
351 votes
112
Les Savy Fav
3/5

3.67
15 votes
113
Thought Industry
Black Umbrella

3.65
15 votes
114
The Van Pelt
Sultans of Sentiment

3.65
27 votes
115
Karate
In Place of Real Insight

3.65
17 votes
116
Dc Talk
Welcome to the Freak Show

3.64
36 votes
117
Jars Of Clay
Much Afraid

3.64
47 votes
118
Faith No More
Album of the Year

3.62
879 votes
119
Mogwai
4 Satin

3.62
30 votes
120
Green Day
Nimrod

3.61
1979 votes
121
Brad
Interiors

3.61
19 votes
122
Tocotronic
Es ist egal, aber

3.6
30 votes
123
Harvey Danger
Where Have All The Merrymakers Gone?

3.6
156 votes
124
Of Montreal
Cherry Peel

3.59
101 votes
125
Catherine Wheel
Adam and Eve

3.59
34 votes
126
Marcy Playground
Marcy Playground

3.58
113 votes
127
Cornershop
When I Was Born For The 7th Time

3.58
20 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
Superchunk
Indoor Living

3.56
16 votes
131
Joan of Arc
A Portable Model Of

3.54
92 votes
132
Spoon
Soft Effects EP

3.54
28 votes
133
Radiohead
No Surprises/Running From Demons

3.53
62 votes
134
Live
Secret Samadhi

3.53
268 votes
135
Idlewild
Captain

3.5
36 votes
136
Polvo
Shapes

3.48
22 votes
137
Travis
Good Feeling

3.47
100 votes
138
Morphine
Like Swimming

3.47
96 votes
139
Aerial M
Aerial M

3.46
26 votes
140
Matthew Good Band
Raygun

3.45
66 votes
141
Arab on Radar
Queen Hygiene II

3.45
29 votes
142
The Offspring
Club Me

3.45
19 votes
143
Samiam
You Are Freaking Me Out

3.43
23 votes
144
Modest Mouse
The Fruit That Ate Itself

3.43
672 votes
145
Audio Adrenaline
Some Kind of Zombie

3.43
14 votes
146
Mew
A Triumph for Man

3.41
240 votes
147
Primus
The Brown Album

3.41
501 votes
148
Rainer Maria
Past Worn Searching

3.4
20 votes
149
L7
The Beauty Process: Triple Platinum

3.35
72 votes
150
The Charlatans (UK)
Tellin' Stories

3.35
26 votes
151
Toad The Wet Sprocket
Coil

3.35
13 votes
152
Sonic Youth
SYR2: Slaapkamers Met Slagroom

3.34
32 votes
153
Caroline's Spine
Monsoon

3.33
18 votes
154
Switchfoot
Legend of Chin

3.33
102 votes
155
Collective Soul
Disciplined Breakdown

3.29
128 votes
156
The Apples in Stereo
Tone Soul Evolution

3.29
28 votes
157
Oasis
Be Here Now

3.29
749 votes
158
Veruca Salt
Eight Arms to Hold You

3.27
74 votes
159
Dinosaur Jr.
Hand It Over

3.26
360 votes
160
John Frusciante
Smile from the Streets You Hold

3.25
197 votes
161
The Sundays
Static and Silence

3.24
34 votes
162
Helium
The Magic City

3.23
13 votes
163
Nine Inch Nails
The Perfect Drug

3.21
197 votes
164
Elf Power
When The Red King Comes

3.2
15 votes
165
Jack Off Jill
Sexless Demons and Scars

3.18
46 votes
166
New Found Glory
It's All About the Girls

3.18
20 votes
167
The Ataris
Anywhere But Here

3.16
31 votes
168
Sigur Ros
Von

3.12
473 votes
169
Blindside
Blindside

3.12
73 votes
170
Sonic Youth
SYR3: Invito Al Cielo

3.11
23 votes
171
Death Cab for Cutie
You Can Play These Songs With Chords

3.09
358 votes
172
dredg
Orph

3.06
103 votes
173
Cursive
Such Blinding Stars for Starving Eyes

3.05
88 votes
174
Creed
My Own Prison

3.04
607 votes
175
Sugar Ray
Floored

3.01
87 votes



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