Best Alternative Rock Albums of 1997


01
Radiohead
OK Computer

4.57
7347 votes
02
Godspeed You! Black Emperor
F♯ A♯ ∞

4.51
3076 votes
03
Elliott Smith
Either/Or

4.5
3570 votes
04
Plastic Tree
Hide and Seek

4.45
22 votes
05
Weezer
The Good Life

4.44
18 votes
06
Modest Mouse
The Lonesome Crowded West

4.38
5289 votes
07
Third Eye Blind
Third Eye Blind

4.33
1034 votes
08
Built to Spill
Perfect from Now On

4.3
2118 votes
09
Ween
The Mollusk

4.27
401 votes
10
Yo La Tengo
I Can Hear the Heart Beating as One

4.25
1275 votes
11
Hum
Downward Is Heavenward

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

4.24
451 votes
13
Mineral
The Power of Failing

4.18
836 votes
14
Shiner
Lula Divinia

4.17
39 votes
15
Piebald
When Life Hands You Lemons

4.15
13 votes
16
The Wrens
Abbott 1135

4.14
14 votes
17
Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds
The Boatman's Call

4.13
346 votes
18
Mogwai
Young Team

4.12
1032 votes
19
Fishmans
Uchuu Nippon Setagaya

4.12
17 votes
20
The Brian Jonestown Massacre
Give It Back

4.12
138 votes
21
Beth Orton
Trailer Park

4.11
24 votes
22
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Retreat From the Sun

4.11
18 votes
23
The Verve
Urban Hymns

4.11
576 votes
24
In Flames
Whoracle

4.11
1794 votes
25
Jimmies Chicken Shack
Pushing the Salmanilla Envelope

4.1
29 votes
26
Belle and Sebastian
3.. 6.. 9 Seconds Of Light

4.1
90 votes
27
The Pillows
Please Mr. Lostman

4.09
44 votes
28
Ben Folds Five
Whatever and Ever, Amen

4.09
269 votes
29
Big Wreck
In Loving Memory Of

4.09
46 votes
30
The Gathering
Nighttime Birds

4.08
206 votes
31
Foo Fighters
The Colour and the Shape

4.08
2354 votes
32
Sleater-Kinney
Dig Me Out

4.08
169 votes
33
Muse
Newton Abbot Demo

4.08
20 votes
34
The Jazz June
They Love Those Who Make the Music

4.07
22 votes
35
Mansun
Attack of the Grey Lantern

4.07
45 votes
36
Incubus
S.C.I.E.N.C.E.

4.06
1707 votes
37
Deftones
Around the Fur

4.06
2977 votes
38
Labradford
Mi Media Naranja

4.05
65 votes
39
Handsome
Handsome

4.05
43 votes
40
Hooverphonic
A New Stereophonic Sound Spectacular

4.05
33 votes
41
Tindersticks
Curtains

4.04
68 votes
42
Knapsack
Day Three Of My New Life

4.04
68 votes
43
Smog
Red Apple Falls

4.04
96 votes
44
Stereolab
Dots and Loops

4.04
72 votes
45
Number Girl
School Girl Bye Bye

4.03
20 votes
46
The Mountain Goats
Full Force Galesburg

4.02
144 votes
47
Kerbdog
On The Turn

4
46 votes
48
Hash Jar Tempo
Well Oiled

4
15 votes
49
The Get Up Kids
Four Minute Mile

3.99
260 votes
50
Belle and Sebastian
Dog on Wheels

3.97
90 votes
51
12 Rods
Gay?

3.96
13 votes
52
Whiskeytown
Stranger's Almanac

3.95
44 votes
53
Belle and Sebastian
Lazy Line Painer Jane

3.95
93 votes
54
Pavement
Brighten the Corners

3.95
1254 votes
55
Strictly Ballroom
Hide Here Forever

3.95
19 votes
56
Hungry Ghosts
Hungry Ghosts

3.94
18 votes
57
Shipping News
Save Everything

3.94
62 votes
58
Regurgitator
Unit

3.93
58 votes
59
Starflyer 59
Americana

3.93
42 votes
60
Lycia
Cold

3.93
21 votes
61
Brainiac
Electro-Shock for President

3.92
13 votes
62
Low
Songs for a Dead Pilot

3.92
18 votes
63
Beulah
Handsome Western States

3.91
99 votes
64
Plumtree
Predicts the Future

3.9
42 votes
65
Jim O'Rourke
Bad Timing

3.9
52 votes
66
The Offspring
Ixnay on the Hombre

3.9
1079 votes
67
Super Furry Animals
Radiator

3.89
61 votes
68
The Promise Ring
Nothing Feels Good

3.89
266 votes
69
The American Analog Set
From Our Living Room To Yours

3.89
36 votes
70
Our Lady Peace
Clumsy

3.89
564 votes
71
The Divine Comedy
A Short Album About Love

3.87
15 votes
72
Christie Front Drive
Stereo

3.87
67 votes
73
Kent
Isola

3.86
39 votes
74
Molotov
¿Dónde Jugarán las Niñas?

3.85
27 votes
75
Flying Saucer Attack
New Lands

3.85
13 votes
76
Everclear
So Much For The Afterglow

3.84
416 votes
77
Matthew Good Band
Underdogs

3.83
315 votes
78
The Dismemberment Plan
The Dismemberment Plan Is Terrified

3.82
172 votes
79
Pedro the Lion
Whole

3.81
48 votes
80
Gorky's Zygotic Mynci
Barafundle

3.81
16 votes
81
Supergrass
In It for the Money

3.81
63 votes
82
Storm and Stress
Storm and Stress

3.81
21 votes
83
Sixpence None the Richer
Sixpence None the Richer

3.8
32 votes
84
Guided by Voices
Mag Earwhig!

3.79
100 votes
85
The Dandy Warhols
Come Down

3.78
60 votes
86
Something For Kate
Elsewhere for 8 Minutes

3.77
13 votes
87
The Sea And Cake
The Fawn

3.77
30 votes
88
Guided by Voices
Tonics and Twisted Chasers

3.76
46 votes
89
Blur
Blur

3.76
614 votes
90
Grey Daze
No Sun Today

3.75
22 votes
91
Duster
Transmission, Flux

3.75
18 votes
92
In Flames
Black-Ash Inheritance

3.74
156 votes
93
Days of the New
Days of the New

3.74
222 votes
94
O.A.R.
The Wanderer

3.74
34 votes
95
John Frusciante
Estrus

3.73
32 votes
96
Flake Music
When You Land Here, It's Time To Return

3.71
28 votes
97
Blink-182
Dude Ranch

3.71
1800 votes
98
311
Transistor

3.71
267 votes
99
Sonic Youth
SYR1: Anagrama

3.71
46 votes
100
Feeder
Polythene

3.7
98 votes
101
Blonde Redhead
Fake Can Be Just As Good

3.7
74 votes
102
The Weakerthans
Fallow

3.7
330 votes
103
Tocotronic
Es ist egal, aber

3.67
27 votes
104
June of 44
The Anatomy of Sharks

3.67
18 votes
105
Thought Industry
Black Umbrella

3.66
14 votes
106
HIM
Greatest Love Songs Vol. 666

3.66
251 votes
107
Teenage Fanclub
Songs From Northern Britain

3.65
20 votes
108
Jars Of Clay
Much Afraid

3.65
47 votes
109
Les Savy Fav
3/5

3.63
15 votes
110
Faith No More
Album of the Year

3.63
824 votes
111
Mogwai
4 Satin

3.62
30 votes
112
Of Montreal
Cherry Peel

3.61
93 votes
113
Green Day
Nimrod

3.61
1868 votes
114
Catherine Wheel
Adam and Eve

3.61
28 votes
115
Harvey Danger
Where Have All The Merrymakers Gone?

3.59
142 votes
116
Marcy Playground
Marcy Playground

3.59
111 votes
117
AFI
Shut Your Mouth and Open Your Eyes

3.59
440 votes
118
Stereophonics
Word Gets Around

3.58
54 votes
119
The Van Pelt
Sultans of Sentiment

3.58
25 votes
120
Karate
In Place of Real Insight

3.58
13 votes
121
Radiohead
No Surprises/Running From Demons

3.56
62 votes
122
Cornershop
When I Was Born For The 7th Time

3.56
18 votes
123
Joan of Arc
A Portable Model Of

3.54
84 votes
124
Live
Secret Samadhi

3.53
262 votes
125
Morphine
Like Swimming

3.52
86 votes
126
Idlewild
Captain

3.5
32 votes
127
The Charlatans (UK)
Tellin' Stories

3.5
20 votes
128
Dc Talk
Welcome to the Freak Show

3.5
19 votes
129
Brad
Interiors

3.5
17 votes
130
Superchunk
Indoor Living

3.5
14 votes
131
Polvo
Shapes

3.48
22 votes
132
Travis
Good Feeling

3.47
98 votes
133
Matthew Good Band
Raygun

3.45
66 votes
134
Modest Mouse
The Fruit That Ate Itself

3.45
654 votes
135
The Offspring
Club Me

3.44
18 votes
136
Arab on Radar
Queen Hygiene II

3.44
26 votes
137
L7
The Beauty Process: Triple Platinum

3.44
33 votes
138
Audio Adrenaline
Some Kind of Zombie

3.42
13 votes
139
Primus
The Brown Album

3.41
469 votes
140
Samiam
You Are Freaking Me Out

3.4
21 votes
141
Rainer Maria
Past Worn Searching

3.38
17 votes
142
Mew
A Triumph for Man

3.38
218 votes
143
Veruca Salt
Eight Arms to Hold You

3.35
60 votes
144
Switchfoot
Legend of Chin

3.34
101 votes
145
Caroline's Spine
Monsoon

3.33
18 votes
146
Sonic Youth
SYR2: Slaapkamers Met Slagroom

3.33
29 votes
147
Oasis
Be Here Now

3.29
706 votes
148
The Apples in Stereo
Tone Soul Evolution

3.28
27 votes
149
Aerial M
Aerial M

3.28
18 votes
150
Collective Soul
Disciplined Breakdown

3.27
124 votes
151
Dinosaur Jr.
Hand It Over

3.27
338 votes
152
Calexico
Spoke

3.27
13 votes
153
The Sundays
Static and Silence

3.26
28 votes
154
John Frusciante
Smile from the Streets You Hold

3.24
187 votes
155
Jack Off Jill
Sexless Demons and Scars

3.22
43 votes
156
Nine Inch Nails
The Perfect Drug

3.21
189 votes
157
Elf Power
When The Red King Comes

3.2
15 votes
158
New Found Glory
It's All About the Girls

3.18
19 votes
159
The Ataris
Anywhere But Here

3.18
25 votes
160
Sigur Ros
Von

3.16
457 votes
161
Blindside
Blindside

3.12
72 votes
162
Sonic Youth
SYR3: Invito Al Cielo

3.11
22 votes
163
dredg
Orph

3.09
104 votes
164
Death Cab for Cutie
You Can Play These Songs With Chords

3.07
348 votes
165
Prefab Sprout
Andromeda Heights

3.05
20 votes
166
Creed
My Own Prison

3.05
586 votes
167
Sugar Ray
Floored

3.03
78 votes
168
Cursive
Such Blinding Stars for Starving Eyes

3.03
81 votes



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