Best Alternative Rock Albums of 1997


01
Radiohead
OK Computer

Rating: 4.57
6273 votes
02
Elliott Smith
Either/Or

Rating: 4.5
4467 votes
03
Godspeed You! Black Emperor
F#A# (Infinity)

Rating: 4.5
2559 votes
04
Modest Mouse
The Lonesome Crowded West

Rating: 4.35
2810 votes
05
Third Eye Blind
Third Eye Blind

Rating: 4.33
852 votes
06
Built to Spill
Perfect from Now On

Rating: 4.28
1653 votes
07
Ween
The Mollusk

Rating: 4.26
287 votes
08
Hum
Downward Is Heavenward

Rating: 4.26
356 votes
09
Yo La Tengo
I Can Hear the Heart Beating as One

Rating: 4.26
1032 votes
10
Shiner
Lula Divinia

Rating: 4.25
20 votes
11
Spiritualized
Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Floating in Space

Rating: 4.23
335 votes
12
Mineral
The Power Of Failing

Rating: 4.19
313 votes
13
The Verve
Urban Hymns

Rating: 4.15
479 votes
14
Hooverphonic
A New Stereophonic Sound Spectacular

Rating: 4.13
26 votes
15
The Pillows
Please Mr. Lostman

Rating: 4.13
30 votes
16
The Mountain Goats
Full Force Galesburg

Rating: 4.11
110 votes
17
The Gathering
Nighttime Birds

Rating: 4.11
171 votes
18
Mogwai
Young Team

Rating: 4.11
895 votes
19
Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds
The Boatman's Call

Rating: 4.1
269 votes
20
Handsome
Handsome

Rating: 4.1
29 votes
21
Number Girl
School Girl Bye Bye

Rating: 4.1
15 votes
22
Beth Orton
Trailer Park

Rating: 4.09
18 votes
23
Belle and Sebastian
Dog on Wheels

Rating: 4.08
48 votes
24
Sleater-Kinney
Dig Me Out

Rating: 4.08
84 votes
25
Foo Fighters
The Colour and the Shape

Rating: 4.08
2057 votes
26
Jimmies Chicken Shack
Pushing the Salmanilla Envelope

Rating: 4.08
26 votes
27
Lycia
Cold

Rating: 4.08
13 votes
28
Piebald
When Life Hands You Lemons

Rating: 4.08
13 votes
29
The Brian Jonestown Massacre
Give It Back

Rating: 4.07
112 votes
30
Big Wreck
In Loving Memory Of

Rating: 4.07
43 votes
31
Deftones
Around the Fur

Rating: 4.06
2463 votes
32
Belle and Sebastian
3.. 6.. 9 Seconds Of Light

Rating: 4.06
50 votes
33
Mansun
Attack of the Grey Lantern

Rating: 4.06
34 votes
34
Incubus
S.C.I.E.N.C.E.

Rating: 4.06
1539 votes
35
Labradford
Mi Media Naranja

Rating: 4.05
50 votes
36
Steve Earle
El Corazón

Rating: 4.05
11 votes
37
Strictly Ballroom
Hide Here Forever

Rating: 4.03
15 votes
38
Belle and Sebastian
Lazy Line Painer Jane

Rating: 4
54 votes
39
Tindersticks
Curtains

Rating: 4
50 votes
40
Shipping News
Save Everything

Rating: 4
48 votes
41
Kerbdog
On The Turn

Rating: 4
30 votes
42
Muse
Newton Abbot Demo

Rating: 4
16 votes
43
The Charlatans UK
Tellin' Stories

Rating: 4
14 votes
44
Hungry Ghosts
Hungry Ghosts

Rating: 4
12 votes
45
Hash Jar Tempo
Well Oiled

Rating: 4
12 votes
46
Stereolab
Dots and Loops

Rating: 3.99
92 votes
47
The Get Up Kids
Four Minute Mile

Rating: 3.99
219 votes
48
Whiskeytown
Stranger's Almanac

Rating: 3.99
36 votes
49
Guided by Voices
Mag Earwhig!

Rating: 3.99
68 votes
50
Christie Front Drive
Stereo

Rating: 3.98
42 votes
51
The American Analog Set
From Our Living Room To Yours

Rating: 3.97
16 votes
52
Starflyer 59
Americana

Rating: 3.96
26 votes
53
Jim O'Rourke
Bad Timing

Rating: 3.96
13 votes
54
Dc Talk
Welcome to the Freak Show

Rating: 3.93
30 votes
55
Pavement
Brighten the Corners

Rating: 3.93
1050 votes
56
Smog
Red Apple Falls

Rating: 3.93
68 votes
57
Super Furry Animals
Radiator

Rating: 3.92
52 votes
58
The Promise Ring
Nothing Feels Good

Rating: 3.92
200 votes
59
The Offspring
Ixnay on the Hombre

Rating: 3.91
965 votes
60
Molotov
¿Dónde Jugarán las Niñas?

Rating: 3.9
21 votes
61
Pedro the Lion
Whole

Rating: 3.9
40 votes
62
Everclear
So Much For The Afterglow

Rating: 3.89
352 votes
63
Teenage Fanclub
Songs From Northern Britain

Rating: 3.89
14 votes
64
Our Lady Peace
Clumsy

Rating: 3.89
520 votes
65
Supergrass
In It for the Money

Rating: 3.89
50 votes
66
Kent
Isola

Rating: 3.88
34 votes
67
Regurgitator
Unit

Rating: 3.86
50 votes
68
Cornelius
Fantasma

Rating: 3.86
25 votes
69
Beulah
Handsome Western States

Rating: 3.86
56 votes
70
Matthew Good Band
Underdogs

Rating: 3.84
196 votes
71
The Dismemberment Plan
The Dismemberment Plan Is Terrified

Rating: 3.83
130 votes
72
Gorky's Zygotic Mynci
Barafundle

Rating: 3.81
16 votes
73
Sixpence None the Richer
Sixpence None the Richer

Rating: 3.81
21 votes
74
John Frusciante
Estrus

Rating: 3.8
20 votes
75
Guided by Voices
Tonics and Twisted Chasers

Rating: 3.77
30 votes
76
311
Transistor

Rating: 3.75
248 votes
77
The Dandy Warhols
Come Down

Rating: 3.75
53 votes
78
Brad
Interiors

Rating: 3.73
13 votes
79
Blink-182
Dude Ranch

Rating: 3.73
1596 votes
80
Blur
Blur

Rating: 3.72
972 votes
81
Days Of The New
Days of the New

Rating: 3.71
103 votes
82
Jars Of Clay
Much Afraid

Rating: 3.71
40 votes
83
Grey Daze
No Sun Today

Rating: 3.7
20 votes
84
Low
Songs for a Dead Pilot

Rating: 3.7
15 votes
85
The Weakerthans
Fallow

Rating: 3.69
258 votes
86
Plumtree
Predicts the Future

Rating: 3.68
22 votes
87
Storm and Stress
Storm and Stress

Rating: 3.68
14 votes
88
Sonic Youth
SYR1: Anagrama

Rating: 3.68
37 votes
89
Stereophonics
Word Gets Around

Rating: 3.67
46 votes
90
Blonde Redhead
Fake Can Be Just As Good

Rating: 3.67
64 votes
91
HIM
Greatest Love Songs Vol. 666

Rating: 3.67
224 votes
92
Morphine
Like Swimming

Rating: 3.65
34 votes
93
Of Montreal
Cherry Peel

Rating: 3.62
74 votes
94
Faith No More
Album of the Year

Rating: 3.62
644 votes
95
The Sea And Cake
The Fawn

Rating: 3.6
20 votes
96
AFI
Shut Your Mouth and Open Your Eyes

Rating: 3.59
403 votes
97
Polvo
Shapes

Rating: 3.58
12 votes
98
Green Day
Nimrod

Rating: 3.58
1633 votes
99
Radiohead
No Surprises/Running From Demons

Rating: 3.56
55 votes
100
The Van Pelt
Sultans of Sentiment

Rating: 3.56
18 votes
101
Marcy Playground
Marcy Playground

Rating: 3.54
95 votes
102
Live
Secret Samadhi

Rating: 3.53
236 votes
103
Mogwai
4 Satin

Rating: 3.52
23 votes
104
Harvey Danger
Where Have All The Merrymakers Gone?

Rating: 3.52
118 votes
105
Joan of Arc
A Portable Model Of

Rating: 3.5
70 votes
106
Idlewild
Captain

Rating: 3.5
14 votes
107
Travis
Good Feeling

Rating: 3.49
45 votes
108
Catherine Wheel
Adam and Eve

Rating: 3.46
24 votes
109
Cornershop
When I Was Born For The 7th Time

Rating: 3.46
12 votes
110
Matthew Good Band
Raygun

Rating: 3.45
44 votes
111
Spoon
Soft Effects EP

Rating: 3.45
20 votes
112
Primus
The Brown Album

Rating: 3.43
417 votes
113
Skunk Anansie
Stoosh

Rating: 3.43
42 votes
114
The Offspring
Club Me

Rating: 3.42
19 votes
115
Samiam
You Are Freaking Me Out

Rating: 3.41
16 votes
116
Arab on Radar
Queen Hygiene II

Rating: 3.4
21 votes
117
Mew
A Triumph for Man

Rating: 3.38
97 votes
118
L7
The Beauty Process: Triple Platinum

Rating: 3.38
48 votes
119
Rainer Maria
Past Worn Searching

Rating: 3.37
15 votes
120
Sonic Youth
SYR2: Slaapkamers Met Slagroom

Rating: 3.36
22 votes
121
Jon Bon Jovi
Destination Anywhere

Rating: 3.35
13 votes
122
Caroline's Spine
Monsoon

Rating: 3.34
16 votes
123
Switchfoot
Legend of Chin

Rating: 3.34
186 votes
124
Dinosaur Jr.
Hand It Over

Rating: 3.34
280 votes
125
The Apples in Stereo
Tone Soul Evolution

Rating: 3.32
25 votes
126
Calexico
Spoke

Rating: 3.32
11 votes
127
Oasis
Be Here Now

Rating: 3.29
615 votes
128
Nine Inch Nails
The Perfect Drug

Rating: 3.26
168 votes
129
Collective Soul
Disciplined Breakdown

Rating: 3.25
61 votes
130
Puddle of Mudd
Abrasive

Rating: 3.23
26 votes
131
The Sundays
Static and Silence

Rating: 3.22
24 votes
132
Chumbawamba
Tubthumper

Rating: 3.21
33 votes
133
Jack Off Jill
Sexless Demons and Scars

Rating: 3.21
34 votes
134
Veruca Salt
Eight Arms to Hold You

Rating: 3.2
22 votes
135
John Frusciante
Smile from the Streets You Hold

Rating: 3.2
159 votes
136
Blindside
Blindside

Rating: 3.14
64 votes
137
Sigur Ros
Von

Rating: 3.14
389 votes
138
dredg
Orph

Rating: 3.11
98 votes
139
Treble Charger
Maybe It's Me

Rating: 3.09
11 votes
140
Sonic Youth
SYR3: Invito Al Cielo

Rating: 3.08
18 votes
141
Cursive
Such Blinding Stars for Starving Eyes

Rating: 3.07
71 votes
142
Sugar Ray
Floored

Rating: 3.06
67 votes
143
Creed
My Own Prison

Rating: 3.04
519 votes



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