Best Alternative Rock Albums of 1997


01
Radiohead
OK Computer

4.57
7659 votes
02
Plastic Tree
Hide and Seek

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

4.51
3224 votes
04
Elliott Smith
Either/Or

4.5
3818 votes
05
Modest Mouse
The Lonesome Crowded West

4.39
5616 votes
06
Third Eye Blind
Third Eye Blind

4.35
2300 votes
07
Built to Spill
Perfect from Now On

4.31
2268 votes
08
Ween
The Mollusk

4.28
438 votes
09
Yo La Tengo
I Can Hear the Heart Beating as One

4.26
1356 votes
10
Hum
Downward Is Heavenward

4.25
592 votes
11
Spiritualized
Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Floating in Space

4.22
501 votes
12
Mineral
The Power of Failing

4.17
922 votes
13
Fishmans
Uchuu Nippon Setagaya

4.16
25 votes
14
Piebald
When Life Hands You Lemons

4.15
13 votes
15
The Wrens
Abbott 1135

4.13
16 votes
16
Mogwai
Young Team

4.12
1075 votes
17
The Brian Jonestown Massacre
Give It Back

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

4.11
390 votes
19
In Flames
Whoracle

4.11
1891 votes
20
The Verve
Urban Hymns

4.1
616 votes
21
The Gathering
Nighttime Birds

4.09
217 votes
22
Ben Folds Five
Whatever and Ever, Amen

4.09
281 votes
23
Shiner
Lula Divinia

4.09
40 votes
24
Tindersticks
Curtains

4.09
41 votes
25
Big Wreck
In Loving Memory Of

4.08
49 votes
26
Stereolab
Dots and Loops

4.08
92 votes
27
Beth Orton
Trailer Park

4.08
27 votes
28
Jimmie's Chicken Shack
Pushing the Salmanilla Envelope

4.08
31 votes
29
Belle and Sebastian
3.. 6.. 9 Seconds Of Light

4.08
99 votes
30
Foo Fighters
The Colour and the Shape

4.07
4876 votes
31
Weezer
The Good Life

4.07
44 votes
32
.O.rang
Herd of Instinct

4.07
30 votes
33
Incubus
S.C.I.E.N.C.E.

4.07
1784 votes
34
The Jazz June
They Love Those Who Make the Music

4.07
23 votes
35
Labradford
Mi Media Naranja

4.06
71 votes
36
Smog
Red Apple Falls

4.06
112 votes
37
Deftones
Around the Fur

4.06
3106 votes
38
Mansun
Attack of the Grey Lantern

4.06
50 votes
39
Sleater-Kinney
Dig Me Out

4.06
184 votes
40
Handsome
Handsome

4.04
45 votes
41
Knapsack
Day Three Of My New Life

4.03
73 votes
42
Jim O'Rourke
Bad Timing

4.03
33 votes
43
Hash Jar Tempo
Well Oiled

4.02
21 votes
44
Number Girl
School Girl Bye Bye

4.02
21 votes
45
Muse
Newton Abbot Demo

4.02
25 votes
46
Hooverphonic
A New Stereophonic Sound Spectacular

4.01
36 votes
47
The Mountain Goats
Full Force Galesburg

4.01
154 votes
48
Belle and Sebastian
Dog on Wheels

4
96 votes
49
that dog.
Retreat From the Sun

4
22 votes
50
Strictly Ballroom
Hide Here Forever

4
20 votes
51
12 Rods
Gay?

4
13 votes
52
Belle and Sebastian
Lazy Line Painer Jane

3.98
93 votes
53
The Pillows
Please Mr. Lostman

3.98
50 votes
54
Lycia
Cold

3.98
24 votes
55
Cornelius
Fantasma

3.97
48 votes
56
The Get Up Kids
Four Minute Mile

3.96
288 votes
57
Regurgitator
Unit

3.95
60 votes
58
Whiskeytown
Stranger's Almanac

3.95
48 votes
59
Hungry Ghosts
Hungry Ghosts

3.95
19 votes
60
Pavement
Brighten the Corners

3.93
1314 votes
61
Shipping News
Save Everything

3.91
68 votes
62
Starflyer 59
Americana

3.9
52 votes
63
The Promise Ring
Nothing Feels Good

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

3.9
15 votes
65
Super Furry Animals
Radiator

3.89
66 votes
66
The Offspring
Ixnay on the Hombre

3.89
1124 votes
67
Our Lady Peace
Clumsy

3.89
576 votes
68
Beulah
Handsome Western States

3.88
102 votes
69
Molotov
¿Dónde Jugarán las Niñas?

3.88
29 votes
70
The American Analog Set
From Our Living Room To Yours

3.87
38 votes
71
Christie Front Drive
Stereo

3.87
71 votes
72
Kerbdog
On The Turn

3.86
50 votes
73
Matthew Good Band
Underdogs

3.84
318 votes
74
Everclear
So Much For The Afterglow

3.84
214 votes
75
Plumtree
Predicts the Future

3.83
42 votes
76
Pedro the Lion
Whole

3.83
23 votes
77
Kent
Isola

3.81
43 votes
78
Gorky's Zygotic Mynci
Barafundle

3.81
16 votes
79
The Dismemberment Plan
The Dismemberment Plan Is Terrified

3.81
188 votes
80
Ornatos Violeta
Cão!

3.81
13 votes
81
Flying Saucer Attack
New Lands

3.8
15 votes
82
Low
Songs for a Dead Pilot

3.79
21 votes
83
Supergrass
In It for the Money

3.78
138 votes
84
In Flames
Black-Ash Inheritance

3.78
163 votes
85
The Dandy Warhols
Come Down

3.77
62 votes
86
Storm and Stress
Storm and Stress

3.77
22 votes
87
Something For Kate
Elsewhere for 8 Minutes

3.77
13 votes
88
Flake Music
When You Land Here, It's Time To Return

3.77
30 votes
89
Blur
Blur

3.76
651 votes
90
Guided by Voices
Mag Earwhig!

3.76
116 votes
91
John Frusciante
Estrus

3.75
34 votes
92
Sixpence None the Richer
Sixpence None the Richer

3.75
34 votes
93
Grey Daze
No Sun Today

3.75
22 votes
94
Duster
Transmission, Flux

3.75
18 votes
95
Blonde Redhead
Fake Can Be Just As Good

3.74
88 votes
96
O.A.R.
The Wanderer

3.74
34 votes
97
Guided by Voices
Tonics and Twisted Chasers

3.73
52 votes
98
Feeder
Polythene

3.73
110 votes
99
June of 44
The Anatomy of Sharks

3.73
20 votes
100
Days of the New
Days of the New

3.72
232 votes
101
311
Transistor

3.72
279 votes
102
Brainiac
Electro-Shock for President

3.72
18 votes
103
Sonic Youth
SYR1: Anagrama

3.71
49 votes
104
Three Mile Pilot
Another Desert, Another Sea

3.71
14 votes
105
blink-182
Dude Ranch

3.71
1880 votes
106
Teenage Fanclub
Songs From Northern Britain

3.7
23 votes
107
Songs: Ohia
Songs: Ohia

3.68
14 votes
108
The Sea And Cake
The Fawn

3.68
34 votes
109
The Weakerthans
Fallow

3.67
348 votes
110
Les Savy Fav
3/5

3.67
15 votes
111
Thought Industry
Black Umbrella

3.65
15 votes
112
HIM
Greatest Love Songs Vol. 666

3.65
261 votes
113
The Van Pelt
Sultans of Sentiment

3.65
27 votes
114
Karate
In Place of Real Insight

3.65
17 votes
115
Dc Talk
Welcome to the Freak Show

3.64
36 votes
116
Jars Of Clay
Much Afraid

3.64
47 votes
117
Faith No More
Album of the Year

3.62
872 votes
118
Mogwai
4 Satin

3.62
30 votes
119
Green Day
Nimrod

3.61
1973 votes
120
Tocotronic
Es ist egal, aber

3.6
30 votes
121
Harvey Danger
Where Have All The Merrymakers Gone?

3.6
156 votes
122
Of Montreal
Cherry Peel

3.6
100 votes
123
Catherine Wheel
Adam and Eve

3.59
32 votes
124
Marcy Playground
Marcy Playground

3.58
113 votes
125
Brad
Interiors

3.58
18 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
14 votes
129
AFI
Shut Your Mouth and Open Your Eyes

3.57
457 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
Modest Mouse
The Fruit That Ate Itself

3.43
669 votes
144
Audio Adrenaline
Some Kind of Zombie

3.43
14 votes
145
Samiam
You Are Freaking Me Out

3.41
22 votes
146
Primus
The Brown Album

3.41
497 votes
147
Mew
A Triumph for Man

3.41
236 votes
148
Rainer Maria
Past Worn Searching

3.39
19 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
Oasis
Be Here Now

3.29
742 votes
156
Collective Soul
Disciplined Breakdown

3.29
64 votes
157
The Apples in Stereo
Tone Soul Evolution

3.29
28 votes
158
Veruca Salt
Eight Arms to Hold You

3.27
74 votes
159
Dinosaur Jr.
Hand It Over

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

3.26
196 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

3.17
30 votes
168
Sigur Ros
Von

3.12
471 votes
169
Blindside
Blindside

3.12
72 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
87 votes
174
Creed
My Own Prison

3.04
604 votes
175
Sugar Ray
Floored

3.01
87 votes



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