Best Alternative Rock Albums of 1997


01
Radiohead
OK Computer

4.57
7288 votes
02
Godspeed You! Black Emperor
F#A# (Infinity)

4.51
3060 votes
03
Elliott Smith
Either/Or

4.5
3534 votes
04
Plastic Tree
Hide and Seek

4.45
22 votes
05
Weezer
The Good Life

4.44
18 votes
06
Modest Mouse
The Lonesome Crowded West

4.38
5220 votes
07
Third Eye Blind
Third Eye Blind

4.33
1026 votes
08
Built to Spill
Perfect from Now On

4.3
2100 votes
09
Ween
The Mollusk

4.27
397 votes
10
Yo La Tengo
I Can Hear the Heart Beating as One

4.25
1251 votes
11
Shiner
Lula Divinia

4.25
38 votes
12
Hum
Downward Is Heavenward

4.24
514 votes
13
Spiritualized
Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Floating in Space

4.24
447 votes
14
Mineral
The Power of Failing

4.18
826 votes
15
Piebald
When Life Hands You Lemons

4.15
13 votes
16
The Wrens
Abbott 1135

4.14
14 votes
17
Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds
The Boatman's Call

4.12
345 votes
18
Mogwai
Young Team

4.12
1025 votes
19
Fishmans
Uchuu Nippon Setagaya

4.12
17 votes
20
Beth Orton
Trailer Park

4.11
24 votes
21
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Retreat From the Sun

4.11
18 votes
22
The Brian Jonestown Massacre
Give It Back

4.11
130 votes
23
In Flames
Whoracle

4.11
1785 votes
24
The Verve
Urban Hymns

4.1
568 votes
25
Jimmies Chicken Shack
Pushing the Salmanilla Envelope

4.1
29 votes
26
Belle and Sebastian
3.. 6.. 9 Seconds Of Light

4.1
90 votes
27
The Pillows
Please Mr. Lostman

4.09
44 votes
28
Big Wreck
In Loving Memory Of

4.09
46 votes
29
Ben Folds Five
Whatever and Ever, Amen

4.09
265 votes
30
The Gathering
Nighttime Birds

4.08
206 votes
31
Sleater-Kinney
Dig Me Out

4.08
165 votes
32
Foo Fighters
The Colour and the Shape

4.08
2338 votes
33
Muse
Newton Abbot Demo

4.08
20 votes
34
The Jazz June
They Love Those Who Make the Music

4.07
22 votes
35
Mansun
Attack of the Grey Lantern

4.07
45 votes
36
Incubus
S.C.I.E.N.C.E.

4.06
1698 votes
37
Knapsack
Day Three Of My New Life

4.06
67 votes
38
Stereolab
Dots and Loops

4.06
70 votes
39
Deftones
Around the Fur

4.06
2937 votes
40
Labradford
Mi Media Naranja

4.05
65 votes
41
Handsome
Handsome

4.05
42 votes
42
Hooverphonic
A New Stereophonic Sound Spectacular

4.05
33 votes
43
Tindersticks
Curtains

4.04
68 votes
44
Number Girl
School Girl Bye Bye

4.03
20 votes
45
Smog
Red Apple Falls

4.02
94 votes
46
The Mountain Goats
Full Force Galesburg

4.01
144 votes
47
Kerbdog
On The Turn

4
46 votes
48
Hash Jar Tempo
Well Oiled

4
15 votes
49
The Get Up Kids
Four Minute Mile

3.99
257 votes
50
Whiskeytown
Stranger's Almanac

3.98
43 votes
51
Belle and Sebastian
Dog on Wheels

3.97
90 votes
52
Belle and Sebastian
Lazy Line Painer Jane

3.95
93 votes
53
Lycia
Cold

3.95
20 votes
54
Strictly Ballroom
Hide Here Forever

3.95
19 votes
55
Pavement
Brighten the Corners

3.95
1239 votes
56
Hungry Ghosts
Hungry Ghosts

3.94
18 votes
57
Shipping News
Save Everything

3.94
62 votes
58
Low
Songs for a Dead Pilot

3.92
18 votes
59
Beulah
Handsome Western States

3.91
99 votes
60
Plumtree
Predicts the Future

3.9
42 votes
61
The Offspring
Ixnay on the Hombre

3.9
1073 votes
62
Jim O'Rourke
Bad Timing

3.9
50 votes
63
Starflyer 59
Americana

3.9
40 votes
64
Super Furry Animals
Radiator

3.89
61 votes
65
The Promise Ring
Nothing Feels Good

3.89
261 votes
66
The American Analog Set
From Our Living Room To Yours

3.89
36 votes
67
Our Lady Peace
Clumsy

3.89
562 votes
68
Christie Front Drive
Stereo

3.89
66 votes
69
Molotov
¿Dónde Jugarán las Niñas?

3.88
25 votes
70
Regurgitator
Unit

3.87
54 votes
71
The Divine Comedy
A Short Album About Love

3.87
15 votes
72
Kent
Isola

3.86
39 votes
73
Everclear
So Much For The Afterglow

3.84
412 votes
74
The Dismemberment Plan
The Dismemberment Plan Is Terrified

3.83
168 votes
75
Matthew Good Band
Underdogs

3.83
208 votes
76
Guided by Voices
Mag Earwhig!

3.83
98 votes
77
Supergrass
In It for the Money

3.81
62 votes
78
Pedro the Lion
Whole

3.81
48 votes
79
Gorky's Zygotic Mynci
Barafundle

3.81
16 votes
80
Storm and Stress
Storm and Stress

3.81
21 votes
81
Duster
Transmission, Flux

3.8
15 votes
82
Guided by Voices
Tonics and Twisted Chasers

3.8
44 votes
83
The Dandy Warhols
Come Down

3.78
59 votes
84
Sixpence None the Richer
Sixpence None the Richer

3.77
31 votes
85
The Sea And Cake
The Fawn

3.77
30 votes
86
Blur
Blur

3.76
607 votes
87
In Flames
Black-Ash Inheritance

3.75
154 votes
88
Feeder
Polythene

3.74
96 votes
89
Days of the New
Days of the New

3.74
222 votes
90
O.A.R.
The Wanderer

3.74
34 votes
91
John Frusciante
Estrus

3.73
32 votes
92
Flake Music
When You Land Here, It's Time To Return

3.73
26 votes
93
Grey Daze
No Sun Today

3.73
22 votes
94
Blink-182
Dude Ranch

3.72
1786 votes
95
311
Transistor

3.71
265 votes
96
Blonde Redhead
Fake Can Be Just As Good

3.7
74 votes
97
Sonic Youth
SYR1: Anagrama

3.7
45 votes
98
The Weakerthans
Fallow

3.69
327 votes
99
Tocotronic
Es ist egal, aber

3.67
27 votes
100
June of 44
The Anatomy of Sharks

3.67
18 votes
101
HIM
Greatest Love Songs Vol. 666

3.66
248 votes
102
Thought Industry
Black Umbrella

3.66
14 votes
103
Teenage Fanclub
Songs From Northern Britain

3.66
19 votes
104
Jars Of Clay
Much Afraid

3.65
47 votes
105
Les Savy Fav
3/5

3.63
15 votes
106
Faith No More
Album of the Year

3.63
815 votes
107
Of Montreal
Cherry Peel

3.62
92 votes
108
Mogwai
4 Satin

3.62
30 votes
109
Green Day
Nimrod

3.61
1852 votes
110
Catherine Wheel
Adam and Eve

3.61
28 votes
111
The Van Pelt
Sultans of Sentiment

3.6
24 votes
112
Stereophonics
Word Gets Around

3.59
54 votes
113
Harvey Danger
Where Have All The Merrymakers Gone?

3.59
142 votes
114
Marcy Playground
Marcy Playground

3.59
110 votes
115
AFI
Shut Your Mouth and Open Your Eyes

3.59
437 votes
116
Karate
In Place of Real Insight

3.58
13 votes
117
Radiohead
No Surprises/Running From Demons

3.56
62 votes
118
Cornershop
When I Was Born For The 7th Time

3.56
18 votes
119
Joan of Arc
A Portable Model Of

3.54
84 votes
120
Live
Secret Samadhi

3.53
262 votes
121
Morphine
Like Swimming

3.52
84 votes
122
Dc Talk
Welcome to the Freak Show

3.5
38 votes
123
Brad
Interiors

3.5
34 votes
124
Idlewild
Captain

3.5
32 votes
125
The Charlatans (UK)
Tellin' Stories

3.5
20 votes
126
Superchunk
Indoor Living

3.5
14 votes
127
Polvo
Shapes

3.48
21 votes
128
Travis
Good Feeling

3.47
98 votes
129
Matthew Good Band
Raygun

3.45
44 votes
130
L7
The Beauty Process: Triple Platinum

3.45
32 votes
131
The Offspring
Club Me

3.44
18 votes
132
Arab on Radar
Queen Hygiene II

3.44
26 votes
133
Modest Mouse
The Fruit That Ate Itself

3.44
648 votes
134
Audio Adrenaline
Some Kind of Zombie

3.42
13 votes
135
Primus
The Brown Album

3.41
467 votes
136
Samiam
You Are Freaking Me Out

3.4
21 votes
137
Rainer Maria
Past Worn Searching

3.38
17 votes
138
Mew
A Triumph for Man

3.38
218 votes
139
Veruca Salt
Eight Arms to Hold You

3.35
60 votes
140
Switchfoot
Legend of Chin

3.34
100 votes
141
Caroline's Spine
Monsoon

3.33
18 votes
142
Sonic Youth
SYR2: Slaapkamers Met Slagroom

3.32
28 votes
143
Jon Bon Jovi
Destination Anywhere

3.31
18 votes
144
Oasis
Be Here Now

3.29
702 votes
145
The Apples in Stereo
Tone Soul Evolution

3.28
27 votes
146
Aerial M
Aerial M

3.28
18 votes
147
Dinosaur Jr.
Hand It Over

3.28
326 votes
148
Collective Soul
Disciplined Breakdown

3.27
124 votes
149
Calexico
Spoke

3.27
13 votes
150
John Frusciante
Smile from the Streets You Hold

3.24
187 votes
151
The Sundays
Static and Silence

3.24
26 votes
152
Jack Off Jill
Sexless Demons and Scars

3.22
43 votes
153
Nine Inch Nails
The Perfect Drug

3.21
187 votes
154
New Found Glory
It's All About the Girls

3.18
19 votes
155
The Ataris
Anywhere But Here

3.18
25 votes
156
Sigur Ros
Von

3.17
450 votes
157
Blindside
Blindside

3.12
72 votes
158
Sonic Youth
SYR3: Invito Al Cielo

3.11
22 votes
159
Prefab Sprout
Andromeda Heights

3.11
18 votes
160
dredg
Orph

3.09
104 votes
161
Death Cab for Cutie
You Can Play These Songs With Chords

3.07
348 votes
162
Creed
My Own Prison

3.05
582 votes
163
Cursive
Such Blinding Stars for Starving Eyes

3.04
79 votes
164
Sugar Ray
Floored

3.04
76 votes



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