Best Alternative Rock Albums of 1997


01
Radiohead
OK Computer

4.57
6460 votes
02
Godspeed You! Black Emperor
F#A# (Infinity)

4.5
2651 votes
03
Weezer
The Good Life

4.5
14 votes
04
Elliott Smith
Either/Or

4.5
3086 votes
05
Modest Mouse
The Lonesome Crowded West

4.37
4419 votes
06
Third Eye Blind
Third Eye Blind

4.33
883 votes
07
Built to Spill
Perfect from Now On

4.3
1743 votes
08
Ween
The Mollusk

4.28
301 votes
09
Hum
Downward Is Heavenward

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

4.26
1080 votes
11
Shiner
Lula Divinia

4.24
23 votes
12
Spiritualized
Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Floating in Space

4.23
365 votes
13
Mineral
The Power of Failing

4.21
329 votes
14
Hooverphonic
A New Stereophonic Sound Spectacular

4.13
27 votes
15
Beth Orton
Trailer Park

4.12
18 votes
16
Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds
The Boatman's Call

4.12
279 votes
17
The Verve
Urban Hymns

4.12
501 votes
18
Jimmies Chicken Shack
Pushing the Salmanilla Envelope

4.11
27 votes
19
Mogwai
Young Team

4.11
916 votes
20
The Gathering
Nighttime Birds

4.11
172 votes
21
Lycia
Cold

4.11
14 votes
22
The Mountain Goats
Full Force Galesburg

4.1
118 votes
23
Handsome
Handsome

4.1
31 votes
24
The Pillows
Please Mr. Lostman

4.09
32 votes
25
Muse
Newton Abbot Demo

4.09
16 votes
26
Mansun
Attack of the Grey Lantern

4.09
39 votes
27
Foo Fighters
The Colour and the Shape

4.08
2132 votes
28
The Brian Jonestown Massacre
Give It Back

4.08
112 votes
29
Tindersticks
Curtains

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

4.06
1569 votes
31
Sleater-Kinney
Dig Me Out

4.06
111 votes
32
Stereolab
Dots and Loops

4.06
100 votes
33
Deftones
Around the Fur

4.06
2534 votes
34
Big Wreck
In Loving Memory Of

4.06
44 votes
35
Belle and Sebastian
3.. 6.. 9 Seconds Of Light

4.06
54 votes
36
Labradford
Mi Media Naranja

4.05
55 votes
37
Kerbdog
On The Turn

4.03
30 votes
38
Strictly Ballroom
Hide Here Forever

4.03
15 votes
39
The Jazz June
They Love Those Who Make the Music

4.03
16 votes
40
Smog
Red Apple Falls

4
68 votes
41
Number Girl
School Girl Bye Bye

4
38 votes
42
The Charlatans UK
Tellin' Stories

4
14 votes
43
The Get Up Kids
Four Minute Mile

4
227 votes
44
Whiskeytown
Stranger's Almanac

3.99
37 votes
45
Christie Front Drive
Stereo

3.97
47 votes
46
Shipping News
Save Everything

3.96
56 votes
47
Guided by Voices
Mag Earwhig!

3.96
78 votes
48
Starflyer 59
Americana

3.96
26 votes
49
Belle and Sebastian
Dog on Wheels

3.95
56 votes
50
Pavement
Brighten the Corners

3.93
1098 votes
51
Dc Talk
Welcome to the Freak Show

3.93
30 votes
52
Lungfish
Artificial Horizon

3.93
15 votes
53
Jim O'Rourke
Bad Timing

3.93
15 votes
54
The Promise Ring
Nothing Feels Good

3.92
208 votes
55
Belle and Sebastian
Lazy Line Painer Jane

3.92
60 votes
56
The American Analog Set
From Our Living Room To Yours

3.91
17 votes
57
The Offspring
Ixnay on the Hombre

3.91
982 votes
58
Super Furry Animals
Radiator

3.91
53 votes
59
Molotov
¿Dónde Jugarán las Niñas?

3.9
20 votes
60
Low
Songs for a Dead Pilot

3.9
15 votes
61
Our Lady Peace
Clumsy

3.9
530 votes
62
Beulah
Handsome Western States

3.88
56 votes
63
Teenage Fanclub
Songs From Northern Britain

3.88
16 votes
64
Everclear
So Much For The Afterglow

3.86
364 votes
65
Regurgitator
Unit

3.86
50 votes
66
Pedro the Lion
Whole

3.86
42 votes
67
The Dismemberment Plan
The Dismemberment Plan Is Terrified

3.85
136 votes
68
Matthew Good Band
Underdogs

3.85
200 votes
69
Supergrass
In It for the Money

3.84
51 votes
70
Cornelius
Fantasma

3.83
29 votes
71
Gorky's Zygotic Mynci
Barafundle

3.81
16 votes
72
John Frusciante
Estrus

3.8
23 votes
73
Kent
Isola

3.8
33 votes
74
The Dandy Warhols
Come Down

3.8
55 votes
75
Sixpence None the Richer
Sixpence None the Richer

3.79
21 votes
76
Guided by Voices
Tonics and Twisted Chasers

3.76
34 votes
77
Jars Of Clay
Much Afraid

3.76
40 votes
78
O.A.R.
The Wanderer

3.74
35 votes
79
311
Transistor

3.74
249 votes
80
Days of the New
Days of the New

3.74
104 votes
81
Brad
Interiors

3.73
13 votes
82
Blur
Blur

3.73
1016 votes
83
Blink-182
Dude Ranch

3.72
1618 votes
84
The Weakerthans
Fallow

3.71
94 votes
85
Grey Daze
No Sun Today

3.71
19 votes
86
Storm and Stress
Storm and Stress

3.7
15 votes
87
Stereophonics
Word Gets Around

3.7
46 votes
88
HIM
Greatest Love Songs Vol. 666

3.68
228 votes
89
Sonic Youth
SYR1: Anagrama

3.68
37 votes
90
Plumtree
Predicts the Future

3.65
26 votes
91
Blonde Redhead
Fake Can Be Just As Good

3.65
66 votes
92
Morphine
Like Swimming

3.65
34 votes
93
Faith No More
Album of the Year

3.63
675 votes
94
Of Montreal
Cherry Peel

3.63
77 votes
95
The Van Pelt
Sultans of Sentiment

3.61
19 votes
96
The Sea And Cake
The Fawn

3.59
22 votes
97
Green Day
Nimrod

3.59
1678 votes
98
AFI
Shut Your Mouth and Open Your Eyes

3.58
410 votes
99
Catherine Wheel
Adam and Eve

3.58
24 votes
100
Mogwai
4 Satin

3.58
26 votes
101
Cornershop
When I Was Born For The 7th Time

3.58
13 votes
102
Marcy Playground
Marcy Playground

3.57
99 votes
103
Radiohead
No Surprises/Running From Demons

3.56
56 votes
104
Polvo
Shapes

3.54
14 votes
105
Live
Secret Samadhi

3.52
240 votes
106
Harvey Danger
Where Have All The Merrymakers Gone?

3.52
124 votes
107
Joan of Arc
A Portable Model Of

3.5
72 votes
108
Idlewild
Captain

3.5
14 votes
109
Travis
Good Feeling

3.48
46 votes
110
Skunk Anansie
Stoosh

3.47
44 votes
111
Matthew Good Band
Raygun

3.45
44 votes
112
Spoon
Soft Effects EP

3.45
20 votes
113
The Offspring
Club Me

3.44
18 votes
114
Arab on Radar
Queen Hygiene II

3.43
22 votes
115
Primus
The Brown Album

3.43
431 votes
116
Rainer Maria
Past Worn Searching

3.41
16 votes
117
Jon Bon Jovi
Destination Anywhere

3.39
14 votes
118
Samiam
You Are Freaking Me Out

3.39
18 votes
119
L7
The Beauty Process: Triple Platinum

3.38
50 votes
120
Mew
A Triumph for Man

3.37
99 votes
121
Sonic Youth
SYR2: Slaapkamers Met Slagroom

3.36
22 votes
122
Switchfoot
Legend of Chin

3.35
186 votes
123
Caroline's Spine
Monsoon

3.34
16 votes
124
Dinosaur Jr.
Hand It Over

3.32
294 votes
125
The Apples in Stereo
Tone Soul Evolution

3.31
24 votes
126
Oasis
Be Here Now

3.29
635 votes
127
Collective Soul
Disciplined Breakdown

3.24
122 votes
128
Puddle of Mudd
Abrasive

3.23
13 votes
129
Veruca Salt
Eight Arms to Hold You

3.23
48 votes
130
Nine Inch Nails
The Perfect Drug

3.22
173 votes
131
The Sundays
Static and Silence

3.22
24 votes
132
John Frusciante
Smile from the Streets You Hold

3.21
168 votes
133
Jack Off Jill
Sexless Demons and Scars

3.18
36 votes
134
Sigur Ros
Von

3.14
402 votes
135
Blindside
Blindside

3.12
65 votes
136
dredg
Orph

3.1
101 votes
137
Sonic Youth
SYR3: Invito Al Cielo

3.08
18 votes
138
Cursive
Such Blinding Stars for Starving Eyes

3.07
74 votes
139
Creed
My Own Prison

3.06
532 votes
140
Sugar Ray
Floored

3.03
67 votes



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