Best Alternative Rock Albums of 1997


01
Radiohead
OK Computer

4.57
7472 votes
02
Plastic Tree
Hide and Seek

4.55
22 votes
03
Godspeed You! Black Emperor
F♯ A♯ ∞

4.51
3143 votes
04
Elliott Smith
Either/Or

4.5
3670 votes
05
Modest Mouse
The Lonesome Crowded West

4.39
5391 votes
06
Third Eye Blind
Third Eye Blind

4.33
2124 votes
07
Built to Spill
Perfect from Now On

4.31
2169 votes
08
Ween
The Mollusk

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

4.26
1305 votes
10
Hum
Downward Is Heavenward

4.26
554 votes
11
Spiritualized
Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Floating in Space

4.23
474 votes
12
Mineral
The Power of Failing

4.16
876 votes
13
Fishmans
Uchuu Nippon Setagaya

4.16
19 votes
14
Piebald
When Life Hands You Lemons

4.15
13 votes
15
Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds
The Boatman's Call

4.13
371 votes
16
The Pillows
Please Mr. Lostman

4.13
46 votes
17
The Wrens
Abbott 1135

4.13
16 votes
18
Mogwai
Young Team

4.12
1054 votes
19
Belle and Sebastian
3.. 6.. 9 Seconds Of Light

4.12
90 votes
20
Beth Orton
Trailer Park

4.11
24 votes
21
In Flames
Whoracle

4.11
1847 votes
22
Big Wreck
In Loving Memory Of

4.11
47 votes
23
The Verve
Urban Hymns

4.11
593 votes
24
The Brian Jonestown Massacre
Give It Back

4.1
73 votes
25
Ben Folds Five
Whatever and Ever, Amen

4.09
272 votes
26
The Gathering
Nighttime Birds

4.09
210 votes
27
Shiner
Lula Divinia

4.09
40 votes
28
Mansun
Attack of the Grey Lantern

4.08
48 votes
29
Jimmie's Chicken Shack
Pushing the Salmanilla Envelope

4.08
31 votes
30
Foo Fighters
The Colour and the Shape

4.08
4780 votes
31
Stereolab
Dots and Loops

4.07
82 votes
32
Tindersticks
Curtains

4.07
70 votes
33
Weezer
The Good Life

4.07
42 votes
34
Smog
Red Apple Falls

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

4.07
23 votes
36
Deftones
Around the Fur

4.06
3024 votes
37
Incubus
S.C.I.E.N.C.E.

4.06
1717 votes
38
.O.rang
Herd of Instinct

4.06
27 votes
39
Handsome
Handsome

4.05
43 votes
40
Labradford
Mi Media Naranja

4.04
68 votes
41
Muse
Newton Abbot Demo

4.04
23 votes
42
Sleater-Kinney
Dig Me Out

4.04
174 votes
43
Knapsack
Day Three Of My New Life

4.04
71 votes
44
The Mountain Goats
Full Force Galesburg

4.03
148 votes
45
Number Girl
School Girl Bye Bye

4.02
21 votes
46
Hooverphonic
A New Stereophonic Sound Spectacular

4.01
35 votes
47
that dog.
Retreat From the Sun

4
22 votes
48
Belle and Sebastian
Lazy Line Painer Jane

3.98
90 votes
49
Kerbdog
On The Turn

3.98
48 votes
50
The Get Up Kids
Four Minute Mile

3.98
272 votes
51
Hash Jar Tempo
Well Oiled

3.97
16 votes
52
Belle and Sebastian
Dog on Wheels

3.97
90 votes
53
Whiskeytown
Stranger's Almanac

3.95
44 votes
54
Lycia
Cold

3.95
22 votes
55
Regurgitator
Unit

3.95
60 votes
56
Strictly Ballroom
Hide Here Forever

3.95
20 votes
57
Pavement
Brighten the Corners

3.95
1275 votes
58
Hungry Ghosts
Hungry Ghosts

3.94
18 votes
59
Starflyer 59
Americana

3.93
44 votes
60
12 Rods
Gay?

3.92
13 votes
61
Low
Songs for a Dead Pilot

3.92
18 votes
62
Shipping News
Save Everything

3.91
68 votes
63
Beulah
Handsome Western States

3.91
99 votes
64
Jim O'Rourke
Bad Timing

3.91
54 votes
65
Super Furry Animals
Radiator

3.9
62 votes
66
The Divine Comedy
A Short Album About Love

3.9
15 votes
67
The Offspring
Ixnay on the Hombre

3.89
1093 votes
68
The American Analog Set
From Our Living Room To Yours

3.89
36 votes
69
Our Lady Peace
Clumsy

3.88
566 votes
70
The Promise Ring
Nothing Feels Good

3.88
280 votes
71
Brainiac
Electro-Shock for President

3.88
16 votes
72
Christie Front Drive
Stereo

3.86
69 votes
73
Plumtree
Predicts the Future

3.86
42 votes
74
Molotov
¿Dónde Jugarán las Niñas?

3.86
28 votes
75
Matthew Good Band
Underdogs

3.84
315 votes
76
Everclear
So Much For The Afterglow

3.84
414 votes
77
Pedro the Lion
Whole

3.83
23 votes
78
Kent
Isola

3.83
40 votes
79
Storm and Stress
Storm and Stress

3.82
22 votes
80
The Dismemberment Plan
The Dismemberment Plan Is Terrified

3.81
178 votes
81
Gorky's Zygotic Mynci
Barafundle

3.81
16 votes
82
Ornatos Violeta
Cão!

3.81
13 votes
83
Flying Saucer Attack
New Lands

3.8
15 votes
84
Supergrass
In It for the Money

3.79
64 votes
85
Guided by Voices
Mag Earwhig!

3.77
106 votes
86
Sixpence None the Richer
Sixpence None the Richer

3.77
66 votes
87
Something For Kate
Elsewhere for 8 Minutes

3.77
13 votes
88
In Flames
Black-Ash Inheritance

3.77
161 votes
89
The Sea And Cake
The Fawn

3.77
30 votes
90
The Dandy Warhols
Come Down

3.76
61 votes
91
Guided by Voices
Tonics and Twisted Chasers

3.76
46 votes
92
Blur
Blur

3.76
628 votes
93
John Frusciante
Estrus

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
39 votes
97
Days of the New
Days of the New

3.74
224 votes
98
Sonic Youth
SYR1: Anagrama

3.74
46 votes
99
O.A.R.
The Wanderer

3.74
34 votes
100
Feeder
Polythene

3.73
110 votes
101
311
Transistor

3.72
270 votes
102
Blink-182
Dude Ranch

3.72
1828 votes
103
Flake Music
When You Land Here, It's Time To Return

3.71
28 votes
104
June of 44
The Anatomy of Sharks

3.71
19 votes
105
Teenage Fanclub
Songs From Northern Britain

3.7
22 votes
106
The Weakerthans
Fallow

3.69
330 votes
107
Tocotronic
Es ist egal, aber

3.67
27 votes
108
Thought Industry
Black Umbrella

3.66
14 votes
109
Jars Of Clay
Much Afraid

3.65
46 votes
110
HIM
Greatest Love Songs Vol. 666

3.65
255 votes
111
Catherine Wheel
Adam and Eve

3.63
30 votes
112
Les Savy Fav
3/5

3.63
15 votes
113
Faith No More
Album of the Year

3.63
842 votes
114
Mogwai
4 Satin

3.62
30 votes
115
Green Day
Nimrod

3.62
1923 votes
116
Of Montreal
Cherry Peel

3.6
96 votes
117
AFI
Shut Your Mouth and Open Your Eyes

3.59
450 votes
118
Marcy Playground
Marcy Playground

3.58
112 votes
119
Harvey Danger
Where Have All The Merrymakers Gone?

3.58
144 votes
120
Stereophonics
Word Gets Around

3.58
54 votes
121
Brad
Interiors

3.58
18 votes
122
The Van Pelt
Sultans of Sentiment

3.58
25 votes
123
Radiohead
No Surprises/Running From Demons

3.57
63 votes
124
Karate
In Place of Real Insight

3.57
14 votes
125
Cornershop
When I Was Born For The 7th Time

3.55
19 votes
126
Live
Secret Samadhi

3.54
266 votes
127
Joan of Arc
A Portable Model Of

3.53
86 votes
128
Idlewild
Captain

3.53
34 votes
129
Morphine
Like Swimming

3.51
90 votes
130
Dc Talk
Welcome to the Freak Show

3.5
38 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

3.44
18 votes
136
Modest Mouse
The Fruit That Ate Itself

3.44
657 votes
137
Arab on Radar
Queen Hygiene II

3.44
26 votes
138
L7
The Beauty Process: Triple Platinum

3.44
33 votes
139
Audio Adrenaline
Some Kind of Zombie

3.43
14 votes
140
Primus
The Brown Album

3.42
483 votes
141
Samiam
You Are Freaking Me Out

3.41
22 votes
142
Rainer Maria
Past Worn Searching

3.39
19 votes
143
Mew
A Triumph for Man

3.39
222 votes
144
Sonic Youth
SYR2: Slaapkamers Met Slagroom

3.38
29 votes
145
Aerial M
Aerial M

3.35
20 votes
146
The Charlatans (UK)
Tellin' Stories

3.35
26 votes
147
Caroline's Spine
Monsoon

3.33
18 votes
148
Switchfoot
Legend of Chin

3.33
100 votes
149
Veruca Salt
Eight Arms to Hold You

3.33
64 votes
150
Oasis
Be Here Now

3.29
721 votes
151
Dinosaur Jr.
Hand It Over

3.28
342 votes
152
Collective Soul
Disciplined Breakdown

3.27
124 votes
153
Calexico
Spoke

3.27
13 votes
154
The Apples in Stereo
Tone Soul Evolution

3.25
28 votes
155
John Frusciante
Smile from the Streets You Hold

3.24
191 votes
156
The Sundays
Static and Silence

3.24
34 votes
157
Jack Off Jill
Sexless Demons and Scars

3.22
43 votes
158
Nine Inch Nails
The Perfect Drug

3.2
194 votes
159
Elf Power
When The Red King Comes

3.2
15 votes
160
The Ataris
Anywhere But Here

3.19
26 votes
161
New Found Glory
It's All About the Girls

3.18
19 votes
162
Sigur Ros
Von

3.16
464 votes
163
Blindside
Blindside

3.12
72 votes
164
Sonic Youth
SYR3: Invito Al Cielo

3.11
22 votes
165
dredg
Orph

3.08
103 votes
166
Death Cab for Cutie
You Can Play These Songs With Chords

3.08
350 votes
167
Cursive
Such Blinding Stars for Starving Eyes

3.05
83 votes
168
Creed
My Own Prison

3.05
591 votes
169
Prefab Sprout
Andromeda Heights

3.05
22 votes



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