Best Alternative Rock Albums of 1997


01
Plastic Tree
Hide and Seek

4.58
26 votes
02
Radiohead
OK Computer

4.57
7888 votes
03
Elliott Smith
Either/Or

4.5
4006 votes
04
Godspeed You! Black Emperor
F♯ A♯ ∞

4.5
3333 votes
05
Modest Mouse
The Lonesome Crowded West

4.4
5847 votes
06
Third Eye Blind
Third Eye Blind

4.35
2398 votes
07
Built to Spill
Perfect from Now On

4.31
2358 votes
08
Ween
The Mollusk

4.26
459 votes
09
Yo La Tengo
I Can Hear the Heart Beating as One

4.25
1434 votes
10
Hum
Downward Is Heavenward

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

4.23
531 votes
12
Mineral
The Power of Failing

4.19
992 votes
13
The Wrens
Abbott 1135

4.13
16 votes
14
Mogwai
Young Team

4.12
1120 votes
15
In Flames
Whoracle

4.11
1933 votes
16
The Verve
Urban Hymns

4.11
639 votes
17
Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds
The Boatman's Call

4.11
414 votes
18
.O.rang
Herd of Instinct

4.11
32 votes
19
Fishmans
Uchuu Nippon Setagaya

4.11
32 votes
20
Piebald
When Life Hands You Lemons

4.1
20 votes
21
The Gathering
Nighttime Birds

4.1
222 votes
22
Ben Folds Five
Whatever and Ever, Amen

4.1
289 votes
23
Big Wreck
In Loving Memory Of...

4.09
48 votes
24
Mansun
Attack of the Grey Lantern

4.09
55 votes
25
Belle and Sebastian
3.. 6.. 9 Seconds Of Light

4.09
102 votes
26
Weezer
The Good Life

4.09
46 votes
27
Hash Jar Tempo
Well Oiled

4.08
24 votes
28
Foo Fighters
The Colour and the Shape

4.08
5034 votes
29
Beth Orton
Trailer Park

4.08
28 votes
30
Smog
Red Apple Falls

4.08
128 votes
31
Stereolab
Dots and Loops

4.08
106 votes
32
The Brian Jonestown Massacre
Give It Back

4.07
82 votes
33
Sleater-Kinney
Dig Me Out

4.07
195 votes
34
12 Rods
Gay?

4.07
15 votes
35
Deftones
Around the Fur

4.06
3184 votes
36
Incubus
S.C.I.E.N.C.E.

4.06
1807 votes
37
Shiner
Lula Divinia

4.06
44 votes
38
Jim O'Rourke
Bad Timing

4.04
35 votes
39
Tindersticks
Curtains

4.04
42 votes
40
Jimmie's Chicken Shack
Pushing the Salmanilla Envelope

4.03
35 votes
41
Labradford
Mi Media Naranja

4.03
75 votes
42
Knapsack
Day Three Of My New Life

4.02
72 votes
43
Muse
Newton Abbot Demo

4.02
27 votes
44
Belle and Sebastian
Lazy Line Painer Jane

4.02
96 votes
45
Hooverphonic
A New Stereophonic Sound Spectacular

4.01
40 votes
46
The Mountain Goats
Full Force Galesburg

4.01
174 votes
47
Belle and Sebastian
Dog on Wheels

4
99 votes
48
that dog.
Retreat From the Sun

4
22 votes
49
Number Girl
School Girl Bye Bye

4
21 votes
50
Strictly Ballroom
Hide Here Forever

4
21 votes
51
Handsome
Handsome

3.99
48 votes
52
Super Furry Animals
Radiator

3.99
86 votes
53
The Pillows
Please Mr. Lostman

3.98
50 votes
54
Lycia
Cold

3.98
24 votes
55
The Jazz June
They Love Those Who Make the Music

3.98
24 votes
56
Whiskeytown
Stranger's Almanac

3.97
52 votes
57
Regurgitator
Unit

3.95
60 votes
58
Hungry Ghosts
Hungry Ghosts

3.95
19 votes
59
Starflyer 59
Americana

3.94
52 votes
60
The Get Up Kids
Four Minute Mile

3.94
303 votes
61
Pavement
Brighten the Corners

3.93
1365 votes
62
Shipping News
Save Everything

3.91
70 votes
63
The Promise Ring
Nothing Feels Good

3.9
319 votes
64
Beulah
Handsome Western States

3.88
102 votes
65
The Offspring
Ixnay on the Hombre

3.88
1147 votes
66
Our Lady Peace
Clumsy

3.88
586 votes
67
Christie Front Drive
Stereo

3.87
71 votes
68
Kerbdog
On The Turn

3.86
50 votes
69
Molotov
¿Dónde Jugarán las Niñas?

3.86
32 votes
70
Ornatos Violeta
Cão!

3.86
14 votes
71
The American Analog Set
From Our Living Room To Yours

3.85
40 votes
72
Matthew Good Band
Underdogs

3.84
327 votes
73
Plumtree
Predicts the Future

3.84
44 votes
74
Pedro the Lion
Whole

3.82
25 votes
75
Storm and Stress
Storm and Stress

3.82
25 votes
76
Everclear
So Much For The Afterglow

3.82
226 votes
77
Grey Daze
No Sun Today

3.8
23 votes
78
Kent
Isola

3.8
43 votes
79
The Divine Comedy
A Short Album About Love

3.8
15 votes
80
The Dismemberment Plan
The Dismemberment Plan Is Terrified

3.79
196 votes
81
Low
Songs for a Dead Pilot

3.79
21 votes
82
June of 44
The Anatomy of Sharks

3.79
21 votes
83
Something For Kate
Elsewhere for 8 Minutes

3.77
13 votes
84
In Flames
Black-Ash Inheritance

3.77
168 votes
85
Flake Music
When You Land Here, It's Time To Return

3.77
30 votes
86
The Dandy Warhols
Come Down

3.77
64 votes
87
Sixpence None the Richer
Sixpence None the Richer

3.76
70 votes
88
Guided by Voices
Mag Earwhig!

3.75
122 votes
89
John Frusciante
Estrus

3.75
34 votes
90
Blur
Blur

3.75
674 votes
91
Days of the New
Days of the New

3.74
238 votes
92
O.A.R.
The Wanderer

3.74
34 votes
93
Supergrass
In It for the Money

3.73
154 votes
94
Guided by Voices
Tonics and Twisted Chasers

3.72
54 votes
95
Gorky's Zygotic Mynci
Barafundle

3.72
18 votes
96
311
Transistor

3.72
285 votes
97
Sonic Youth
SYR1: Anagrama

3.72
50 votes
98
Three Mile Pilot
Another Desert, Another Sea

3.71
14 votes
99
Grey Daze
Wake Me

3.71
14 votes
100
The Sea And Cake
The Fawn

3.71
38 votes
101
Flying Saucer Attack
New Lands

3.71
19 votes
102
Blink-182
Dude Ranch

3.71
1924 votes
103
Feeder
Polythene

3.71
112 votes
104
The Van Pelt
Sultans of Sentiment

3.69
29 votes
105
Blonde Redhead
Fake Can Be Just As Good

3.68
98 votes
106
The Weakerthans
Fallow

3.68
360 votes
107
Teenage Fanclub
Songs From Northern Britain

3.67
48 votes
108
Les Savy Fav
3/5

3.67
15 votes
109
Jars Of Clay
Much Afraid

3.66
48 votes
110
Thought Industry
Black Umbrella

3.65
15 votes
111
HIM
Greatest Love Songs Vol. 666

3.65
262 votes
112
Duster
Transmission, Flux

3.64
21 votes
113
Dc Talk
Welcome to the Freak Show

3.64
36 votes
114
Brainiac
Electro-Shock for President

3.64
22 votes
115
Faith No More
Album of the Year

3.62
895 votes
116
Mogwai
4 Satin

3.62
33 votes
117
Green Day
Nimrod

3.61
2017 votes
118
Songs: Ohia
Songs: Ohia

3.61
14 votes
119
Of Montreal
Cherry Peel

3.6
100 votes
120
Tocotronic
Es ist egal, aber

3.6
30 votes
121
Harvey Danger
Where Have All The Merrymakers Gone?

3.59
158 votes
122
Marcy Playground
Marcy Playground

3.59
114 votes
123
Bis
The New Transistor Heroes

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

3.57
457 votes
125
Stereophonics
Word Gets Around

3.56
54 votes
126
Karate
In Place of Real Insight

3.56
17 votes
127
Brad
Interiors

3.55
19 votes
128
Cornershop
When I Was Born For The 7th Time

3.55
21 votes
129
Joan of Arc
A Portable Model Of

3.54
96 votes
130
Spoon
Soft Effects EP

3.53
15 votes
131
Radiohead
No Surprises/Running From Demons

3.53
65 votes
132
Live
Secret Samadhi

3.51
274 votes
133
Idlewild
Captain

3.5
36 votes
134
Aerial M
Aerial M

3.5
28 votes
135
Catherine Wheel
Adam and Eve

3.5
21 votes
136
Morphine
Like Swimming

3.48
98 votes
137
Polvo
Shapes

3.48
22 votes
138
Superchunk
Indoor Living

3.47
18 votes
139
Travis
Good Feeling

3.47
102 votes
140
Arab on Radar
Queen Hygiene II

3.47
30 votes
141
The Offspring
Club Me

3.45
19 votes
142
Modest Mouse
The Fruit That Ate Itself

3.44
687 votes
143
Samiam
You Are Freaking Me Out

3.44
24 votes
144
Matthew Good Band
Raygun

3.43
63 votes
145
Rainer Maria
Past Worn Searching

3.43
21 votes
146
Quasi
R&B Transmogrification

3.43
14 votes
147
Kara's Flowers
The Fourth World

3.43
14 votes
148
Audio Adrenaline
Some Kind of Zombie

3.43
14 votes
149
Nuno Bettencourt
Schizophonic

3.42
13 votes
150
Primus
The Brown Album

3.41
511 votes
151
Mew
A Triumph for Man

3.41
244 votes
152
Sonic Youth
SYR2: Slaapkamers Met Slagroom

3.4
34 votes
153
Toad The Wet Sprocket
Coil

3.38
13 votes
154
Switchfoot
Legend of Chin

3.32
105 votes
155
L7
The Beauty Process: Triple Platinum

3.32
76 votes
156
Caroline's Spine
Monsoon

3.32
19 votes
157
The Apples in Stereo
Tone Soul Evolution

3.29
29 votes
158
Oasis
Be Here Now

3.28
768 votes
159
Veruca Salt
Eight Arms to Hold You

3.27
74 votes
160
John Frusciante
Smile from the Streets You Hold

3.26
198 votes
161
Dinosaur Jr.
Hand It Over

3.25
364 votes
162
Collective Soul
Disciplined Breakdown

3.25
132 votes
163
Helium
The Magic City

3.23
30 votes
164
The Sundays
Static and Silence

3.23
36 votes
165
Nine Inch Nails
The Perfect Drug

3.22
199 votes
166
The Charlatans (UK)
Tellin' Stories

3.19
32 votes
167
The Ataris
Anywhere But Here

3.18
31 votes
168
Smash Mouth
Fush Yu Mang

3.17
118 votes
169
Jack Off Jill
Sexless Demons and Scars

3.17
47 votes
170
Elf Power
When The Red King Comes

3.17
18 votes
171
Sonic Youth
SYR3: Invito Al Cielo

3.15
24 votes
172
Echo & The Bunnymen
Evergreen

3.13
28 votes
173
Blindside
Blindside

3.12
73 votes
174
Sigur Ros
Von

3.11
480 votes
175
Death Cab for Cutie
You Can Play These Songs With Chords

3.09
362 votes
176
Cursive
Such Blinding Stars for Starving Eyes

3.08
91 votes
177
New Found Glory
It's All About the Girls

3.07
22 votes
178
Creed
My Own Prison

3.04
612 votes
179
dredg
Orph

3.04
107 votes
180
Sugar Ray
Floored

3.01
87 votes



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