Best Alternative Rock Albums of 1997

Genre:  Year:  

01
Radiohead
OK Computer

Rating: 4.56
6152 votes
02
Elliott Smith
Either/Or

Rating: 4.5
2890 votes
03
Godspeed You! Black Emperor
F#A# (Infinity)

Rating: 4.5
2496 votes
04
Modest Mouse
The Lonesome Crowded West

Rating: 4.35
4089 votes
05
Third Eye Blind
Third Eye Blind

Rating: 4.33
828 votes
06
Ween
The Mollusk

Rating: 4.28
281 votes
07
Built to Spill
Perfect from Now On

Rating: 4.27
1614 votes
08
Hum
Downward Is Heavenward

Rating: 4.26
344 votes
09
Shiner
Lula Divinia

Rating: 4.26
19 votes
10
Yo La Tengo
I Can Hear the Heart Beating as One

Rating: 4.26
1005 votes
11
Spiritualized
Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Floating in Space

Rating: 4.23
321 votes
12
Mineral
The Power Of Failing

Rating: 4.2
590 votes
13
the pillows
Please Mr. Lostman

Rating: 4.15
26 votes
14
The Verve
Urban Hymns

Rating: 4.15
461 votes
15
Hooverphonic
A New Stereophonic Sound Spectacular

Rating: 4.14
25 votes
16
Shipping News
Save Everything

Rating: 4.11
44 votes
17
Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds
The Boatman's Call

Rating: 4.11
256 votes
18
Handsome
Handsome

Rating: 4.11
28 votes
19
Mogwai
Young Team

Rating: 4.11
874 votes
20
The Gathering
Nighttime Birds

Rating: 4.11
171 votes
21
The Mountain Goats
Full Force Galesburg

Rating: 4.1
106 votes
22
Belle and Sebastian
Dog on Wheels

Rating: 4.1
42 votes
23
Beth Orton
Trailer Park

Rating: 4.09
18 votes
24
Lycia
Cold

Rating: 4.08
12 votes
25
Sleater-Kinney
Dig Me Out

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

Rating: 4.08
26 votes
27
Piebald
When Life Hands You Lemons

Rating: 4.08
13 votes
28
Number Girl
School Girl Bye Bye

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

Rating: 4.08
106 votes
30
Foo Fighters
The Colour and the Shape

Rating: 4.07
4052 votes
31
Big Wreck
In Loving Memory Of

Rating: 4.07
42 votes
32
The Charlatans UK
Tellin' Stories

Rating: 4.07
14 votes
33
Belle and Sebastian
3.. 6.. 9 Seconds Of Light

Rating: 4.07
46 votes
34
Labradford
Mi Media Naranja

Rating: 4.06
51 votes
35
Deftones
Around the Fur

Rating: 4.06
2413 votes
36
Incubus
S.C.I.E.N.C.E.

Rating: 4.06
1528 votes
37
Belle and Sebastian
Lazy Line Painer Jane

Rating: 4.04
50 votes
38
Strictly Ballroom
Hide Here Forever

Rating: 4.04
14 votes
39
Mansun
Attack of the Grey Lantern

Rating: 4.03
32 votes
40
Whiskeytown
Stranger's Almanac

Rating: 4.01
35 votes
41
Christie Front Drive
Stereo

Rating: 4
41 votes
42
Kerbdog
On The Turn

Rating: 4
28 votes
43
Muse
Newton Abbot Demo

Rating: 4
16 votes
44
The American Analog Set
From Our Living Room To Yours

Rating: 4
15 votes
45
Hash Jar Tempo
Well Oiled

Rating: 4
12 votes
46
Hungry Ghosts
Hungry Ghosts

Rating: 4
11 votes
47
The Get Up Kids
Four Minute Mile

Rating: 4
215 votes
48
Tindersticks
Curtains

Rating: 3.98
48 votes
49
Stereolab
Dots and Loops

Rating: 3.98
90 votes
50
Starflyer 59
Americana

Rating: 3.96
26 votes
51
Jim O'Rourke
Bad Timing

Rating: 3.96
12 votes
52
Guided by Voices
Mag Earwhig!

Rating: 3.94
62 votes
53
Pavement
Brighten the Corners

Rating: 3.93
1038 votes
54
Dc Talk
Welcome to the Freak Show

Rating: 3.93
30 votes
55
Smog
Red Apple Falls

Rating: 3.93
68 votes
56
The Promise Ring
Nothing Feels Good

Rating: 3.92
184 votes
57
Super Furry Animals
Radiator

Rating: 3.91
53 votes
58
Pedro the Lion
Whole

Rating: 3.9
40 votes
59
The Offspring
Ixnay on the Hombre

Rating: 3.9
928 votes
60
Everclear
So Much For The Afterglow

Rating: 3.9
336 votes
61
Teenage Fanclub
Songs From Northern Britain

Rating: 3.89
14 votes
62
Our Lady Peace
Clumsy

Rating: 3.89
512 votes
63
Molotov
¿Dónde Jugarán las Niñas?

Rating: 3.87
19 votes
64
Regurgitator
Unit

Rating: 3.86
50 votes
65
Kent
Isola

Rating: 3.86
32 votes
66
Beulah
Handsome Western States

Rating: 3.85
54 votes
67
Sixpence None the Richer
Sixpence None the Richer

Rating: 3.85
20 votes
68
Cornelius
Fantasma

Rating: 3.85
26 votes
69
Matthew Good Band
Underdogs

Rating: 3.84
194 votes
70
John Frusciante
Estrus

Rating: 3.83
18 votes
71
The Dismemberment Plan
The Dismemberment Plan Is Terrified

Rating: 3.82
124 votes
72
Gorky's Zygotic Mynci
Barafundle

Rating: 3.81
16 votes
73
Guided by Voices
Tonics and Twisted Chasers

Rating: 3.77
30 votes
74
311
Transistor

Rating: 3.75
238 votes
75
The Dandy Warhols
Come Down

Rating: 3.75
53 votes
76
Blonde Redhead
Fake Can Be Just As Good

Rating: 3.73
56 votes
77
Brad
Interiors

Rating: 3.73
13 votes
78
Blink-182
Dude Ranch

Rating: 3.72
1577 votes
79
Blur
Blur

Rating: 3.72
938 votes
80
Jars Of Clay
Much Afraid

Rating: 3.71
40 votes
81
The Weakerthans
Fallow

Rating: 3.71
164 votes
82
Low
Songs for a Dead Pilot

Rating: 3.7
15 votes
83
Days Of The New
Days of the New

Rating: 3.7
101 votes
84
Sonic Youth
SYR1: Anagrama

Rating: 3.68
38 votes
85
Plumtree
Predicts the Future

Rating: 3.68
22 votes
86
Polvo
Shapes

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

Rating: 3.68
14 votes
88
Helmet
Aftertaste

Rating: 3.68
172 votes
89
HIM
Greatest Love Songs Vol. 666

Rating: 3.67
223 votes
90
The Van Pelt
Sultans of Sentiment

Rating: 3.66
16 votes
91
Morphine
Like Swimming

Rating: 3.65
34 votes
92
Of Montreal
Cherry Peel

Rating: 3.64
68 votes
93
Faith No More
Album of the Year

Rating: 3.62
624 votes
94
Stereophonics
Word Gets Around

Rating: 3.62
47 votes
95
Grey Daze
No Sun Today

Rating: 3.61
18 votes
96
Radiohead
No Surprises/Running From Demons

Rating: 3.6
55 votes
97
Green Day
Nimrod

Rating: 3.58
1587 votes
98
AFI
Shut Your Mouth and Open Your Eyes

Rating: 3.56
390 votes
99
Live
Secret Samadhi

Rating: 3.55
234 votes
100
The Sea And Cake
The Fawn

Rating: 3.55
22 votes
101
Marcy Playground
Marcy Playground

Rating: 3.52
92 votes
102
Joan of Arc
A Portable Model Of

Rating: 3.5
66 votes
103
Travis
Good Feeling

Rating: 3.5
45 votes
104
Catherine Wheel
Adam and Eve

Rating: 3.5
22 votes
105
Idlewild
Captain

Rating: 3.5
14 votes
106
Harvey Danger
Where Have All The Merrymakers Gone?

Rating: 3.49
55 votes
107
Melvins
Honky

Rating: 3.48
78 votes
108
Mogwai
4 Satin

Rating: 3.48
21 votes
109
Samiam
You Are Freaking Me Out

Rating: 3.47
17 votes
110
Cornershop
When I Was Born For The 7th Time

Rating: 3.46
12 votes
111
Matthew Good Band
Raygun

Rating: 3.45
44 votes
112
Spoon
Soft Effects EP

Rating: 3.45
20 votes
113
Skunk Anansie
Stoosh

Rating: 3.44
41 votes
114
Primus
The Brown Album

Rating: 3.43
411 votes
115
Arab on Radar
Queen Hygiene II

Rating: 3.42
19 votes
116
The Offspring
Club Me

Rating: 3.42
18 votes
117
Mew
A Triumph for Man

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

Rating: 3.36
44 votes
119
Rainer Maria
Past Worn Searching

Rating: 3.36
14 votes
120
Sonic Youth
SYR2: Slaapkamers Met Slagroom

Rating: 3.35
23 votes
121
Jon Bon Jovi
Destination Anywhere

Rating: 3.35
13 votes
122
Switchfoot
Legend of Chin

Rating: 3.34
93 votes
123
Caroline's Spine
Monsoon

Rating: 3.34
16 votes
124
The Apples in Stereo
Tone Soul Evolution

Rating: 3.32
25 votes
125
Calexico
Spoke

Rating: 3.32
11 votes
126
Dinosaur Jr.
Hand It Over

Rating: 3.31
268 votes
127
Oasis
Be Here Now

Rating: 3.27
600 votes
128
Nine Inch Nails
The Perfect Drug

Rating: 3.26
168 votes
129
Chumbawamba
Tubthumper

Rating: 3.25
32 votes
130
Collective Soul
Disciplined Breakdown

Rating: 3.25
61 votes
131
Puddle of Mudd
Abrasive

Rating: 3.23
26 votes
132
Jack Off Jill
Sexless Demons and Scars

Rating: 3.21
34 votes
133
Veruca Salt
Eight Arms to Hold You

Rating: 3.2
22 votes
134
John Frusciante
Smile from the Streets You Hold

Rating: 3.2
158 votes
135
The Sundays
Static and Silence

Rating: 3.16
20 votes
136
Blindside
Blindside

Rating: 3.13
63 votes
137
Sigur Ros
Von

Rating: 3.13
384 votes
138
dredg
Orph

Rating: 3.11
98 votes
139
Sonic Youth
SYR3: Invito Al Cielo

Rating: 3.11
19 votes
140
Treble Charger
Maybe It's Me

Rating: 3.09
11 votes
141
Cursive
Such Blinding Stars for Starving Eyes

Rating: 3.07
71 votes
142
Sugar Ray
Floored

Rating: 3.06
64 votes
143
Creed
My Own Prison

Rating: 3.05
509 votes
144
New Found Glory
It's All About the Girls

Rating: 3.03
17 votes



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