Best Alternative Rock Albums of 1997


01
Radiohead
OK Computer

4.57
7535 votes
02
Plastic Tree
Hide and Seek

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

4.51
3171 votes
04
Elliott Smith
Either/Or

4.5
3710 votes
05
Modest Mouse
The Lonesome Crowded West

4.39
5421 votes
06
Third Eye Blind
Third Eye Blind

4.33
1074 votes
07
Built to Spill
Perfect from Now On

4.31
2184 votes
08
Ween
The Mollusk

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

4.26
1323 votes
10
Hum
Downward Is Heavenward

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

4.23
485 votes
12
Fishmans
Uchuu Nippon Setagaya

4.18
20 votes
13
Mineral
The Power of Failing

4.17
894 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
378 votes
16
The Wrens
Abbott 1135

4.13
16 votes
17
Mogwai
Young Team

4.12
1057 votes
18
In Flames
Whoracle

4.11
1858 votes
19
Beth Orton
Trailer Park

4.11
25 votes
20
Big Wreck
In Loving Memory Of

4.1
48 votes
21
The Verve
Urban Hymns

4.1
602 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
Ben Folds Five
Whatever and Ever, Amen

4.09
275 votes
25
The Gathering
Nighttime Birds

4.09
212 votes
26
Tindersticks
Curtains

4.09
40 votes
27
Mansun
Attack of the Grey Lantern

4.08
48 votes
28
Jimmie's Chicken Shack
Pushing the Salmanilla Envelope

4.08
31 votes
29
Stereolab
Dots and Loops

4.08
87 votes
30
Foo Fighters
The Colour and the Shape

4.08
2402 votes
31
Smog
Red Apple Falls

4.08
104 votes
32
Shiner
Lula Divinia

4.07
41 votes
33
Weezer
The Good Life

4.07
42 votes
34
The Jazz June
They Love Those Who Make the Music

4.07
23 votes
35
Labradford
Mi Media Naranja

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

4.06
1737 votes
37
Deftones
Around the Fur

4.06
3051 votes
38
.O.rang
Herd of Instinct

4.05
28 votes
39
Sleater-Kinney
Dig Me Out

4.05
180 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

4.04
71 votes
43
The Mountain Goats
Full Force Galesburg

4.03
148 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
19 votes
50
Belle and Sebastian
Lazy Line Painer Jane

3.98
93 votes
51
The Get Up Kids
Four Minute Mile

3.98
277 votes
52
Lycia
Cold

3.95
22 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
1287 votes
57
Starflyer 59
Americana

3.94
48 votes
58
Whiskeytown
Stranger's Almanac

3.93
45 votes
59
12 Rods
Gay?

3.92
13 votes
60
Super Furry Animals
Radiator

3.92
64 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
27 votes
65
The Divine Comedy
A Short Album About Love

3.9
15 votes
66
The Promise Ring
Nothing Feels Good

3.9
286 votes
67
The Offspring
Ixnay on the Hombre

3.89
1101 votes
68
The American Analog Set
From Our Living Room To Yours

3.89
36 votes
69
Our Lady Peace
Clumsy

3.89
574 votes
70
Brainiac
Electro-Shock for President

3.88
16 votes
71
Kerbdog
On The Turn

3.86
50 votes
72
Christie Front Drive
Stereo

3.86
70 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
318 votes
76
Everclear
So Much For The Afterglow

3.84
208 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
Gorky's Zygotic Mynci
Barafundle

3.81
16 votes
81
The Dismemberment Plan
The Dismemberment Plan Is Terrified

3.81
180 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
130 votes
85
In Flames
Black-Ash Inheritance

3.77
162 votes
86
Something For Kate
Elsewhere for 8 Minutes

3.77
13 votes
87
Flake Music
When You Land Here, It's Time To Return

3.77
30 votes
88
Guided by Voices
Mag Earwhig!

3.76
110 votes
89
The Dandy Warhols
Come Down

3.76
61 votes
90
Guided by Voices
Tonics and Twisted Chasers

3.76
46 votes
91
Blur
Blur

3.76
637 votes
92
John Frusciante
Estrus

3.75
34 votes
93
The Sea And Cake
The Fawn

3.75
32 votes
94
Grey Daze
No Sun Today

3.75
22 votes
95
Duster
Transmission, Flux

3.75
18 votes
96
Sixpence None the Richer
Sixpence None the Richer

3.74
33 votes
97
Blonde Redhead
Fake Can Be Just As Good

3.74
80 votes
98
O.A.R.
The Wanderer

3.74
34 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
Sonic Youth
SYR1: Anagrama

3.72
48 votes
103
311
Transistor

3.72
271 votes
104
Blink-182
Dude Ranch

3.71
1842 votes
105
Teenage Fanclub
Songs From Northern Britain

3.7
23 votes
106
The Weakerthans
Fallow

3.69
222 votes
107
Tocotronic
Es ist egal, aber

3.67
27 votes
108
Thought Industry
Black Umbrella

3.66
14 votes
109
Karate
In Place of Real Insight

3.66
16 votes
110
Jars Of Clay
Much Afraid

3.65
46 votes
111
HIM
Greatest Love Songs Vol. 666

3.65
257 votes
112
The Van Pelt
Sultans of Sentiment

3.63
26 votes
113
Catherine Wheel
Adam and Eve

3.63
15 votes
114
Les Savy Fav
3/5

3.63
15 votes
115
Faith No More
Album of the Year

3.63
851 votes
116
Mogwai
4 Satin

3.62
30 votes
117
Green Day
Nimrod

3.61
1941 votes
118
Of Montreal
Cherry Peel

3.6
98 votes
119
AFI
Shut Your Mouth and Open Your Eyes

3.59
453 votes
120
Marcy Playground
Marcy Playground

3.58
113 votes
121
Stereophonics
Word Gets Around

3.58
54 votes
122
Brad
Interiors

3.58
18 votes
123
Radiohead
No Surprises/Running From Demons

3.57
64 votes
124
Harvey Danger
Where Have All The Merrymakers Gone?

3.57
150 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
Morphine
Like Swimming

3.5
92 votes
129
Dc Talk
Welcome to the Freak Show

3.5
38 votes
130
Superchunk
Indoor Living

3.5
14 votes
131
Polvo
Shapes

3.48
22 votes
132
Travis
Good Feeling

3.47
98 votes
133
Matthew Good Band
Raygun

3.45
66 votes
134
Modest Mouse
The Fruit That Ate Itself

3.44
660 votes
135
Idlewild
Captain

3.44
36 votes
136
The Offspring
Club Me

3.44
18 votes
137
Arab on Radar
Queen Hygiene II

3.44
26 votes
138
Audio Adrenaline
Some Kind of Zombie

3.43
14 votes
139
Primus
The Brown Album

3.41
484 votes
140
L7
The Beauty Process: Triple Platinum

3.41
68 votes
141
Aerial M
Aerial M

3.41
22 votes
142
Samiam
You Are Freaking Me Out

3.41
22 votes
143
Mew
A Triumph for Man

3.4
224 votes
144
Rainer Maria
Past Worn Searching

3.39
19 votes
145
Sonic Youth
SYR2: Slaapkamers Met Slagroom

3.35
31 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
101 votes
149
Veruca Salt
Eight Arms to Hold You

3.29
68 votes
150
Oasis
Be Here Now

3.29
728 votes
151
Dinosaur Jr.
Hand It Over

3.27
346 votes
152
Collective Soul
Disciplined Breakdown

3.27
124 votes
153
The Apples in Stereo
Tone Soul Evolution

3.25
28 votes
154
John Frusciante
Smile from the Streets You Hold

3.24
193 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
19 votes
160
Sigur Ros
Von

3.15
467 votes
161
The Ataris
Anywhere But Here

3.14
28 votes
162
Blindside
Blindside

3.12
73 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
103 votes
166
Cursive
Such Blinding Stars for Starving Eyes

3.05
83 votes
167
Creed
My Own Prison

3.04
596 votes



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