Best Alternative Rock Albums of 1997


01
Radiohead
OK Computer

4.57
7613 votes
02
Plastic Tree
Hide and Seek

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

4.51
3202 votes
04
Elliott Smith
Either/Or

4.5
3776 votes
05
Modest Mouse
The Lonesome Crowded West

4.39
5571 votes
06
Guniw Tools
Other Goose

4.38
13 votes
07
Third Eye Blind
Third Eye Blind

4.35
1126 votes
08
Built to Spill
Perfect from Now On

4.31
2229 votes
09
Ween
The Mollusk

4.28
432 votes
10
Hum
Downward Is Heavenward

4.25
580 votes
11
Yo La Tengo
I Can Hear the Heart Beating as One

4.25
1353 votes
12
Spiritualized
Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Floating in Space

4.22
491 votes
13
Mineral
The Power of Failing

4.17
916 votes
14
Piebald
When Life Hands You Lemons

4.15
13 votes
15
Fishmans
Uchuu Nippon Setagaya

4.13
23 votes
16
The Wrens
Abbott 1135

4.13
16 votes
17
Mogwai
Young Team

4.12
1072 votes
18
Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds
The Boatman's Call

4.12
386 votes
19
In Flames
Whoracle

4.11
1880 votes
20
The Brian Jonestown Massacre
Give It Back

4.11
74 votes
21
The Verve
Urban Hymns

4.1
611 votes
22
The Gathering
Nighttime Birds

4.09
217 votes
23
Stereolab
Dots and Loops

4.09
88 votes
24
Ben Folds Five
Whatever and Ever, Amen

4.09
281 votes
25
Shiner
Lula Divinia

4.09
40 votes
26
Tindersticks
Curtains

4.09
41 votes
27
Big Wreck
In Loving Memory Of

4.08
49 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
2425 votes
31
Mansun
Attack of the Grey Lantern

4.07
49 votes
32
Weezer
The Good Life

4.07
42 votes
33
.O.rang
Herd of Instinct

4.07
29 votes
34
Beth Orton
Trailer Park

4.07
26 votes
35
The Jazz June
They Love Those Who Make the Music

4.07
23 votes
36
Labradford
Mi Media Naranja

4.06
71 votes
37
Smog
Red Apple Falls

4.06
112 votes
38
Incubus
S.C.I.E.N.C.E.

4.06
1756 votes
39
Deftones
Around the Fur

4.06
3093 votes
40
Sleater-Kinney
Dig Me Out

4.05
183 votes
41
Handsome
Handsome

4.04
45 votes
42
Muse
Newton Abbot Demo

4.04
23 votes
43
Knapsack
Day Three Of My New Life

4.03
73 votes
44
Hash Jar Tempo
Well Oiled

4.02
21 votes
45
Number Girl
School Girl Bye Bye

4.02
21 votes
46
Hooverphonic
A New Stereophonic Sound Spectacular

4.01
36 votes
47
The Mountain Goats
Full Force Galesburg

4.01
152 votes
48
Belle and Sebastian
Dog on Wheels

4
93 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
The Get Up Kids
Four Minute Mile

3.97
284 votes
55
Lycia
Cold

3.96
23 votes
56
Regurgitator
Unit

3.95
60 votes
57
Whiskeytown
Stranger's Almanac

3.95
48 votes
58
Hungry Ghosts
Hungry Ghosts

3.94
18 votes
59
Jim O'Rourke
Bad Timing

3.94
31 votes
60
Pavement
Brighten the Corners

3.93
1314 votes
61
Super Furry Animals
Radiator

3.92
64 votes
62
Starflyer 59
Americana

3.92
50 votes
63
Shipping News
Save Everything

3.91
68 votes
64
The Promise Ring
Nothing Feels Good

3.9
292 votes
65
The Divine Comedy
A Short Album About Love

3.9
15 votes
66
The Offspring
Ixnay on the Hombre

3.89
1114 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
Kent
Isola

3.85
41 votes
74
Plumtree
Predicts the Future

3.85
40 votes
75
Matthew Good Band
Underdogs

3.84
318 votes
76
Everclear
So Much For The Afterglow

3.84
213 votes
77
Pedro the Lion
Whole

3.83
23 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
Brainiac
Electro-Shock for President

3.79
17 votes
83
Low
Songs for a Dead Pilot

3.79
21 votes
84
The Dandy Warhols
Come Down

3.77
62 votes
85
In Flames
Black-Ash Inheritance

3.77
163 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
Supergrass
In It for the Money

3.76
136 votes
90
Blur
Blur

3.75
645 votes
91
Guided by Voices
Mag Earwhig!

3.75
116 votes
92
John Frusciante
Estrus

3.75
34 votes
93
Sixpence None the Richer
Sixpence None the Richer

3.75
34 votes
94
Grey Daze
No Sun Today

3.75
22 votes
95
Duster
Transmission, Flux

3.75
18 votes
96
Blonde Redhead
Fake Can Be Just As Good

3.74
86 votes
97
O.A.R.
The Wanderer

3.74
34 votes
98
Guided by Voices
Tonics and Twisted Chasers

3.73
52 votes
99
Days of the New
Days of the New

3.73
228 votes
100
Feeder
Polythene

3.73
110 votes
101
June of 44
The Anatomy of Sharks

3.73
20 votes
102
311
Transistor

3.72
275 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
1864 votes
106
Teenage Fanclub
Songs From Northern Britain

3.7
46 votes
107
The Sea And Cake
The Fawn

3.68
34 votes
108
The Weakerthans
Fallow

3.67
342 votes
109
Les Savy Fav
3/5

3.67
15 votes
110
Thought Industry
Black Umbrella

3.66
14 votes
111
Karate
In Place of Real Insight

3.66
16 votes
112
HIM
Greatest Love Songs Vol. 666

3.65
259 votes
113
Dc Talk
Welcome to the Freak Show

3.64
36 votes
114
Jars Of Clay
Much Afraid

3.64
47 votes
115
The Van Pelt
Sultans of Sentiment

3.63
26 votes
116
Faith No More
Album of the Year

3.63
865 votes
117
Mogwai
4 Satin

3.62
30 votes
118
Green Day
Nimrod

3.61
1959 votes
119
Tocotronic
Es ist egal, aber

3.6
30 votes
120
Of Montreal
Cherry Peel

3.6
100 votes
121
Catherine Wheel
Adam and Eve

3.59
32 votes
122
Harvey Danger
Where Have All The Merrymakers Gone?

3.59
154 votes
123
Marcy Playground
Marcy Playground

3.58
113 votes
124
Brad
Interiors

3.58
18 votes
125
Cornershop
When I Was Born For The 7th Time

3.58
20 votes
126
Stereophonics
Word Gets Around

3.57
54 votes
127
Bis
The New Transistor Heroes

3.57
14 votes
128
AFI
Shut Your Mouth and Open Your Eyes

3.57
456 votes
129
Joan of Arc
A Portable Model Of

3.54
92 votes
130
Spoon
Soft Effects EP

3.54
28 votes
131
Superchunk
Indoor Living

3.53
15 votes
132
Radiohead
No Surprises/Running From Demons

3.53
62 votes
133
Live
Secret Samadhi

3.53
268 votes
134
Idlewild
Captain

3.5
36 votes
135
Polvo
Shapes

3.48
22 votes
136
Travis
Good Feeling

3.47
98 votes
137
Morphine
Like Swimming

3.47
96 votes
138
Aerial M
Aerial M

3.46
26 votes
139
Matthew Good Band
Raygun

3.45
66 votes
140
The Offspring
Club Me

3.45
19 votes
141
Arab on Radar
Queen Hygiene II

3.45
28 votes
142
Modest Mouse
The Fruit That Ate Itself

3.44
666 votes
143
Audio Adrenaline
Some Kind of Zombie

3.43
14 votes
144
Primus
The Brown Album

3.41
495 votes
145
Samiam
You Are Freaking Me Out

3.41
22 votes
146
Mew
A Triumph for Man

3.4
234 votes
147
Rainer Maria
Past Worn Searching

3.39
19 votes
148
L7
The Beauty Process: Triple Platinum

3.35
72 votes
149
The Charlatans (UK)
Tellin' Stories

3.35
26 votes
150
Toad The Wet Sprocket
Coil

3.35
13 votes
151
Sonic Youth
SYR2: Slaapkamers Met Slagroom

3.34
32 votes
152
Caroline's Spine
Monsoon

3.33
18 votes
153
Switchfoot
Legend of Chin

3.33
101 votes
154
Oasis
Be Here Now

3.29
737 votes
155
The Apples in Stereo
Tone Soul Evolution

3.29
28 votes
156
Collective Soul
Disciplined Breakdown

3.28
128 votes
157
Veruca Salt
Eight Arms to Hold You

3.28
72 votes
158
Dinosaur Jr.
Hand It Over

3.26
354 votes
159
John Frusciante
Smile from the Streets You Hold

3.26
196 votes
160
The Sundays
Static and Silence

3.24
34 votes
161
Elf Power
When The Red King Comes

3.2
15 votes
162
Nine Inch Nails
The Perfect Drug

3.2
196 votes
163
Jack Off Jill
Sexless Demons and Scars

3.18
46 votes
164
New Found Glory
It's All About the Girls

3.18
20 votes
165
The Ataris
Anywhere But Here

3.17
29 votes
166
Sigur Ros
Von

3.12
470 votes
167
Blindside
Blindside

3.12
72 votes
168
Sonic Youth
SYR3: Invito Al Cielo

3.11
23 votes
169
Death Cab for Cutie
You Can Play These Songs With Chords

3.08
354 votes
170
dredg
Orph

3.07
104 votes
171
Cursive
Such Blinding Stars for Starving Eyes

3.05
87 votes
172
Creed
My Own Prison

3.04
601 votes



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