Best Alternative Rock Albums of 1997


01
Radiohead
OK Computer

4.57
7571 votes
02
Plastic Tree
Hide and Seek

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

4.51
3187 votes
04
Elliott Smith
Either/Or

4.5
3734 votes
05
Modest Mouse
The Lonesome Crowded West

4.38
5454 votes
06
Third Eye Blind
Third Eye Blind

4.33
1081 votes
07
Built to Spill
Perfect from Now On

4.31
2205 votes
08
Ween
The Mollusk

4.27
430 votes
09
Yo La Tengo
I Can Hear the Heart Beating as One

4.26
1350 votes
10
Hum
Downward Is Heavenward

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

4.23
486 votes
12
Mineral
The Power of Failing

4.17
902 votes
13
Piebald
When Life Hands You Lemons

4.15
13 votes
14
Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds
The Boatman's Call

4.13
383 votes
15
The Wrens
Abbott 1135

4.13
16 votes
16
Mogwai
Young Team

4.12
1062 votes
17
Fishmans
Uchuu Nippon Setagaya

4.11
22 votes
18
Tindersticks
Curtains

4.11
41 votes
19
In Flames
Whoracle

4.11
1869 votes
20
Beth Orton
Trailer Park

4.11
25 votes
21
The Verve
Urban Hymns

4.1
604 votes
22
The Brian Jonestown Massacre
Give It Back

4.1
73 votes
23
Belle and Sebastian
3.. 6.. 9 Seconds Of Light

4.09
96 votes
24
Stereolab
Dots and Loops

4.09
88 votes
25
Ben Folds Five
Whatever and Ever, Amen

4.09
277 votes
26
Shiner
Lula Divinia

4.09
40 votes
27
The Gathering
Nighttime Birds

4.09
216 votes
28
Jimmie's Chicken Shack
Pushing the Salmanilla Envelope

4.08
31 votes
29
Foo Fighters
The Colour and the Shape

4.08
4824 votes
30
Mansun
Attack of the Grey Lantern

4.07
49 votes
31
Big Wreck
In Loving Memory Of

4.07
49 votes
32
Weezer
The Good Life

4.07
42 votes
33
The Jazz June
They Love Those Who Make the Music

4.07
23 votes
34
Labradford
Mi Media Naranja

4.06
70 votes
35
Incubus
S.C.I.E.N.C.E.

4.06
1751 votes
36
Smog
Red Apple Falls

4.06
112 votes
37
Deftones
Around the Fur

4.06
3068 votes
38
Sleater-Kinney
Dig Me Out

4.06
181 votes
39
.O.rang
Herd of Instinct

4.05
28 votes
40
Handsome
Handsome

4.05
44 votes
41
Muse
Newton Abbot Demo

4.04
23 votes
42
Knapsack
Day Three Of My New Life

4.03
72 votes
43
The Mountain Goats
Full Force Galesburg

4.03
150 votes
44
Number Girl
School Girl Bye Bye

4.02
21 votes
45
Hooverphonic
A New Stereophonic Sound Spectacular

4.01
36 votes
46
Belle and Sebastian
Dog on Wheels

4
93 votes
47
The Pillows
Please Mr. Lostman

4
48 votes
48
that dog.
Retreat From the Sun

4
22 votes
49
Hash Jar Tempo
Well Oiled

4
20 votes
50
Belle and Sebastian
Lazy Line Painer Jane

3.98
93 votes
51
The Get Up Kids
Four Minute Mile

3.98
281 votes
52
Lycia
Cold

3.96
23 votes
53
Regurgitator
Unit

3.95
60 votes
54
Strictly Ballroom
Hide Here Forever

3.95
20 votes
55
Hungry Ghosts
Hungry Ghosts

3.94
18 votes
56
Pavement
Brighten the Corners

3.94
1308 votes
57
Starflyer 59
Americana

3.94
48 votes
58
12 Rods
Gay?

3.93
14 votes
59
Super Furry Animals
Radiator

3.92
64 votes
60
Low
Songs for a Dead Pilot

3.92
18 votes
61
Jim O'Rourke
Bad Timing

3.91
29 votes
62
Shipping News
Save Everything

3.91
68 votes
63
Beulah
Handsome Western States

3.91
99 votes
64
The Divine Comedy
A Short Album About Love

3.9
15 votes
65
The Promise Ring
Nothing Feels Good

3.89
288 votes
66
The Offspring
Ixnay on the Hombre

3.89
1111 votes
67
The American Analog Set
From Our Living Room To Yours

3.89
36 votes
68
Our Lady Peace
Clumsy

3.89
574 votes
69
Molotov
¿Dónde Jugarán las Niñas?

3.88
29 votes
70
Christie Front Drive
Stereo

3.87
71 votes
71
Kerbdog
On The Turn

3.86
50 votes
72
Plumtree
Predicts the Future

3.85
40 votes
73
Matthew Good Band
Underdogs

3.84
318 votes
74
Brainiac
Electro-Shock for President

3.84
16 votes
75
Everclear
So Much For The Afterglow

3.84
209 votes
76
Pedro the Lion
Whole

3.83
23 votes
77
Storm and Stress
Storm and Stress

3.83
23 votes
78
Kent
Isola

3.83
40 votes
79
The Dismemberment Plan
The Dismemberment Plan Is Terrified

3.82
184 votes
80
Gorky's Zygotic Mynci
Barafundle

3.81
16 votes
81
Ornatos Violeta
Cão!

3.81
13 votes
82
Flying Saucer Attack
New Lands

3.8
15 votes
83
Supergrass
In It for the Money

3.78
134 votes
84
The Dandy Warhols
Come Down

3.77
62 votes
85
In Flames
Black-Ash Inheritance

3.77
163 votes
86
Guided by Voices
Tonics and Twisted Chasers

3.77
48 votes
87
Something For Kate
Elsewhere for 8 Minutes

3.77
13 votes
88
Guided by Voices
Mag Earwhig!

3.77
112 votes
89
Flake Music
When You Land Here, It's Time To Return

3.77
30 votes
90
Blur
Blur

3.76
640 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
42 votes
96
O.A.R.
The Wanderer

3.74
34 votes
97
Days of the New
Days of the New

3.73
228 votes
98
Feeder
Polythene

3.73
110 votes
99
June of 44
The Anatomy of Sharks

3.73
20 votes
100
The Sea And Cake
The Fawn

3.72
32 votes
101
311
Transistor

3.72
273 votes
102
Sonic Youth
SYR1: Anagrama

3.71
49 votes
103
blink-182
Dude Ranch

3.71
1856 votes
104
Teenage Fanclub
Songs From Northern Britain

3.7
23 votes
105
The Weakerthans
Fallow

3.68
342 votes
106
Tocotronic
Es ist egal, aber

3.67
27 votes
107
Les Savy Fav
3/5

3.67
15 votes
108
Thought Industry
Black Umbrella

3.66
14 votes
109
Karate
In Place of Real Insight

3.66
16 votes
110
HIM
Greatest Love Songs Vol. 666

3.65
259 votes
111
Jars Of Clay
Much Afraid

3.64
47 votes
112
The Van Pelt
Sultans of Sentiment

3.63
26 votes
113
Catherine Wheel
Adam and Eve

3.63
15 votes
114
Faith No More
Album of the Year

3.63
858 votes
115
Mogwai
4 Satin

3.62
30 votes
116
Bis
The New Transistor Heroes

3.62
13 votes
117
Green Day
Nimrod

3.61
1950 votes
118
Of Montreal
Cherry Peel

3.61
99 votes
119
Marcy Playground
Marcy Playground

3.58
113 votes
120
Brad
Interiors

3.58
18 votes
121
Cornershop
When I Was Born For The 7th Time

3.58
20 votes
122
Stereophonics
Word Gets Around

3.57
54 votes
123
Harvey Danger
Where Have All The Merrymakers Gone?

3.57
152 votes
124
AFI
Shut Your Mouth and Open Your Eyes

3.57
455 votes
125
Joan of Arc
A Portable Model Of

3.53
90 votes
126
Radiohead
No Surprises/Running From Demons

3.53
62 votes
127
Live
Secret Samadhi

3.53
266 votes
128
Morphine
Like Swimming

3.5
92 votes
129
Dc Talk
Welcome to the Freak Show

3.5
38 votes
130
Idlewild
Captain

3.5
36 votes
131
Superchunk
Indoor Living

3.5
14 votes
132
Polvo
Shapes

3.48
22 votes
133
Travis
Good Feeling

3.47
98 votes
134
Matthew Good Band
Raygun

3.45
66 votes
135
The Offspring
Club Me

3.45
19 votes
136
Arab on Radar
Queen Hygiene II

3.44
26 votes
137
Modest Mouse
The Fruit That Ate Itself

3.44
663 votes
138
Audio Adrenaline
Some Kind of Zombie

3.43
14 votes
139
Aerial M
Aerial M

3.42
24 votes
140
L7
The Beauty Process: Triple Platinum

3.41
68 votes
141
Primus
The Brown Album

3.41
490 votes
142
Samiam
You Are Freaking Me Out

3.41
22 votes
143
Mew
A Triumph for Man

3.4
230 votes
144
Rainer Maria
Past Worn Searching

3.39
19 votes
145
The Charlatans (UK)
Tellin' Stories

3.35
26 votes
146
Sonic Youth
SYR2: Slaapkamers Met Slagroom

3.34
32 votes
147
Caroline's Spine
Monsoon

3.33
18 votes
148
Switchfoot
Legend of Chin

3.33
101 votes
149
Veruca Salt
Eight Arms to Hold You

3.29
68 votes
150
Oasis
Be Here Now

3.29
732 votes
151
Dinosaur Jr.
Hand It Over

3.28
348 votes
152
Collective Soul
Disciplined Breakdown

3.26
126 votes
153
John Frusciante
Smile from the Streets You Hold

3.25
194 votes
154
The Apples in Stereo
Tone Soul Evolution

3.25
28 votes
155
The Sundays
Static and Silence

3.24
34 votes
156
Nine Inch Nails
The Perfect Drug

3.2
195 votes
157
Jack Off Jill
Sexless Demons and Scars

3.2
45 votes
158
Elf Power
When The Red King Comes

3.2
15 votes
159
New Found Glory
It's All About the Girls

3.18
20 votes
160
The Ataris
Anywhere But Here

3.17
29 votes
161
Sigur Ros
Von

3.13
467 votes
162
Blindside
Blindside

3.12
72 votes
163
Sonic Youth
SYR3: Invito Al Cielo

3.11
22 votes
164
Death Cab for Cutie
You Can Play These Songs With Chords

3.08
354 votes
165
dredg
Orph

3.07
104 votes
166
Cursive
Such Blinding Stars for Starving Eyes

3.05
85 votes
167
Creed
My Own Prison

3.04
599 votes



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