Best Albums of 1997


01
Radiohead
OK Computer

4.56
8668 votes
02
Godspeed You! Black Emperor
F♯ A♯ ∞

4.49
3704 votes
03
Elliott Smith
Either/Or

4.48
2273 votes
04
Soundtrack (Anime)
The End Of Evangelion

4.45
40 votes
05
Bjork
Homogenic

4.41
2153 votes
06
Devin Townsend
Ocean Machine: Biomech

4.4
1293 votes
07
Joe Hisaishi
Princess Mononoke

4.4
106 votes
08
Modest Mouse
The Lonesome Crowded West

4.39
2170 votes
09
Strapping Young Lad
City

4.38
1498 votes
10
Misfits
Static Age

4.38
908 votes
11
IAM
L' Ecole du Micro D'Argent

4.36
42 votes
12
Emperor
Anthems to the Welkin at Dusk

4.34
1373 votes
13
Third Eye Blind
Third Eye Blind

4.31
1296 votes
14
Built to Spill
Perfect from Now On

4.31
921 votes
15
Dispatch
Bang Bang

4.29
220 votes
16
Esoteric
The Pernicious Enigma

4.28
124 votes
17
Weezer
The Good Life

4.28
29 votes
18
Gamma Ray
Somewhere Out in Space

4.26
335 votes
19
In the Woods...
Omnio

4.26
188 votes
20
Soundtrack (Film)
Lost Highway

4.25
26 votes
21
Camp Lo
Uptown Saturday Night

4.24
118 votes
22
Symphony X
The Divine Wings of Tragedy

4.23
754 votes
23
Fates Warning
A Pleasant Shade of Gray

4.23
261 votes
24
Mithotyn
In The Sign Of The Ravens

4.23
66 votes
25
Ween
The Mollusk

4.22
643 votes
26
Spiritualized
Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Floating in Space

4.22
677 votes
27
Discipline.
Unfolded Like Staircase

4.22
30 votes
28
Company Flow
Funcrusher Plus

4.21
367 votes
29
Yo La Tengo
I Can Hear the Heart Beating as One

4.2
574 votes
30
Fishmans
Uchuu Nippon Setagaya

4.2
100 votes
31
Electric Wizard
Come My Fanatics...

4.2
741 votes
32
Limbonic Art
In Abhorrence Dementia

4.2
112 votes
33
Artifacts
That's Them

4.19
21 votes
34
Slo Burn
Amusing The Amazing

4.18
80 votes
35
Lifetime
Jersey's Best Dancers

4.18
256 votes
36
The Prodigy
The Fat of the Land

4.17
1280 votes
37
Roni Size
New Forms

4.17
62 votes
38
Buena Vista Social Club
Buena Vista Social Club

4.17
181 votes
39
Loreena McKennitt
The Book of Secrets

4.17
87 votes
40
His Hero Is Gone
Monuments to Thieves

4.16
223 votes
41
Graveland
Following The Voice Of Blood

4.16
55 votes
42
Royal Hunt
Paradox

4.16
32 votes
43
Grade
Separate The Magnets

4.15
26 votes
44
John Williams
Jurassic Park: The Lost World

4.15
26 votes
45
Biosphere
Substrata

4.15
280 votes
46
Lacrimosa
Stille

4.14
28 votes
47
Mineral
The Power of Failing

4.14
563 votes
48
Shiner
Lula Divinia

4.14
70 votes
49
The Brian Jonestown Massacre
Give It Back

4.14
92 votes
50
Jimi Hendrix
First Rays of the New Rising Sun

4.14
168 votes
51
Hypocrisy
The Final Chapter

4.14
285 votes
52
12 Rods
Gay?

4.14
29 votes
53
The Gathering
Nighttime Birds

4.14
265 votes
54
The Tea Party
Transmission

4.14
100 votes
55
Stereolab
Dots and Loops

4.13
197 votes
56
Erykah Badu
Baduizm

4.13
196 votes
57
Moodymann
Silentintroduction

4.13
43 votes
58
Solefald
The Linear Scaffold

4.13
119 votes
59
Belle and Sebastian
3.. 6.. 9 Seconds Of Light

4.12
41 votes
60
Alchemist
Spiritech

4.12
42 votes
61
Mogwai
Young Team

4.12
1252 votes
62
In Flames
Whoracle

4.12
2198 votes
63
Lord Belial
Enter The Moonlight Gate

4.11
79 votes
64
Mortuary Drape
Secret Sudaria

4.11
37 votes
65
Janet Jackson
The Velvet Rope

4.11
89 votes
66
Assuck
Misery Index

4.11
241 votes
67
Empyrium
Songs of Moors and Misty Fields

4.11
209 votes
68
Spastic Ink
Ink Complete

4.1
140 votes
69
Nagelfar
Hünengrab im Herbst

4.1
69 votes
70
Sleater-Kinney
Dig Me Out

4.1
275 votes
71
Hot Water Music
Fuel for the Hate Game

4.1
257 votes
72
Destroyer 666
Unchain The Wolves

4.1
177 votes
73
Tiamat
A Deeper Kind of Slumber

4.1
206 votes
74
Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds
The Boatman's Call

4.1
534 votes
75
Belle and Sebastian
Lazy Line Painer Jane

4.09
39 votes
76
Stratovarius
Visions

4.09
353 votes
77
Capone-N-Noreaga
The War Report

4.09
62 votes
78
Idiot Flesh
Fancy

4.09
29 votes
79
Christoph De Babalon
If You're Into It, I'm Out Of It

4.08
44 votes
80
The Verve
Urban Hymns

4.08
709 votes
81
Bruce Dickinson
Accident of Birth

4.08
304 votes
82
Deftones
Around the Fur

4.07
3598 votes
83
Profanum
Profanum Aeternum Eminence Of Satanic Imperial Art

4.07
21 votes
84
Foo Fighters
The Colour and the Shape

4.07
2731 votes
85
Ben Folds Five
Whatever and Ever, Amen

4.07
311 votes
86
Pat Metheny Group
Imaginary Day

4.07
36 votes
87
Living Sacrifice
Reborn

4.07
102 votes
88
October Tide
Rain Without End

4.07
119 votes
89
Jimmie's Chicken Shack
Pushing the Salmanilla Envelope

4.07
38 votes
90
Big Wreck
In Loving Memory Of...

4.06
54 votes
91
.O.rang
Herd of Instinct

4.06
44 votes
92
Photek
Modus Operandi

4.06
48 votes
93
Belle and Sebastian
Dog on Wheels

4.06
42 votes
94
O.C.
Jewelz

4.06
33 votes
95
Pig Destroyer
Demo

4.06
25 votes
96
Incubus
S.C.I.E.N.C.E.

4.06
1956 votes
97
Handsome
Handsome

4.06
58 votes
98
Beth Orton
Trailer Park

4.06
29 votes
99
Today Is the Day
Temple of the Morning Star

4.06
163 votes
100
Pink Floyd
1967 — The First Three Singles

4.05
55 votes
101
Grip Inc.
Nemesis

4.05
31 votes
102
Necrophobic
Darkside

4.05
157 votes
103
Steve Earle
El Corazón

4.05
21 votes
104
Jim O'Rourke
Bad Timing

4.05
42 votes
105
Nasum
World In Turmoil

4.05
21 votes
106
IQ
Subterranea

4.05
55 votes
107
Kiss It Goodbye
She Loves Me, She Loves Me Not

4.05
133 votes
108
Lungfish
Indivisible

4.04
34 votes
109
Nokturnal Mortum
Goat Horns

4.04
209 votes
110
NON
God & Beast

4.04
25 votes
111
Corrupted
Paso Inferior

4.04
107 votes
112
Jag Panzer
The Fourth Judgement

4.04
27 votes
113
Tindersticks
Curtains

4.03
58 votes
114
The Mountain Goats
Full Force Galesburg

4.03
91 votes
115
Hash Jar Tempo
Well Oiled

4.03
31 votes
116
Dimmu Borgir
Enthrone Darkness Triumphant

4.03
895 votes
117
Orange Goblin
Frequencies from Planet Ten

4.03
95 votes
118
Gas
Zauberberg

4.03
123 votes
119
Cornelius
Fantasma

4.03
88 votes
120
Haggard
And Thou Shalt Trust The Seer

4.03
58 votes
121
Obtained Enslavement
Witchcraft

4.02
42 votes
122
Breach
It's Me God

4.02
84 votes
123
Ground Zero
Consume Red

4.02
44 votes
124
Bob Dylan
Time Out of Mind

4.02
393 votes
125
Impaled Northern Moonforest
Impaled Northern Moonforest

4.02
83 votes
126
Hooverphonic
A New Stereophonic Sound Spectacular

4.02
58 votes
127
Labradford
Mi Media Naranja

4.02
89 votes
128
Koji Kondo
Star Fox 64 OST

4.02
30 votes
129
Robert Wyatt
Shleep

4.02
32 votes
130
Amon Tobin
Bricolage

4.01
237 votes
131
Portishead
Portishead

4.01
1097 votes
132
Super Furry Animals
Radiator

4.01
102 votes
133
The Notorious B.I.G.
Life After Death

4.01
895 votes
134
Slum Village
Fan-Tas-Tic Vol.1

4.01
77 votes
135
Motorpsycho
Angels and Daemons at Play

4
45 votes
136
Rob Dougan
Furious Angels

4
89 votes
137
Velvet Acid Christ
Calling Ov the Dead

4
23 votes
138
Knapsack
Day Three Of My New Life

4
87 votes
139
Deceased
Fearless Undead Machines

4
57 votes
140
Windir
Soknardalr

3.99
233 votes
141
Ulver
Nattens Madrigal

3.99
1002 votes
142
Squarepusher
Hard Normal Daddy

3.99
282 votes
143
The Flower Kings
Stardust We Are

3.99
41 votes
144
Discordance Axis
Jouhou

3.99
218 votes
145
Mansun
Attack of the Grey Lantern

3.99
71 votes
146
The Chemical Brothers
Dig Your Own Hole

3.99
543 votes
147
The Pillows
Please Mr. Lostman

3.98
29 votes
148
Jamiroquai
Travelling Without Moving

3.98
250 votes
149
Kerbdog
On The Turn

3.98
23 votes
150
Arcturus
La Masquerade Infernale

3.98
427 votes
151
Fu Manchu
The Action is Go

3.98
186 votes
152
Five Iron Frenzy
Our Newest Album Ever!

3.98
82 votes
153
Kool Keith
Sex Style

3.98
162 votes
154
Ragnarok
Arising Realm

3.97
36 votes
155
Smog
Red Apple Falls

3.97
70 votes
156
Common
One Day It'll All Make Sense

3.97
172 votes
157
Regurgitator
Unit

3.97
32 votes
158
Fredrik Thordendal's Special Defects
Sol Niger Within

3.97
127 votes
159
Fluke
Risotto

3.97
44 votes
160
Piebald
When Life Hands You Lemons

3.97
29 votes
161
Strictly Ballroom
Hide Here Forever

3.96
27 votes
162
Ozric Tentacles
Curious Corn

3.96
48 votes
163
Sacrilege GBG
The Fifth Season

3.96
47 votes
164
The Get Up Kids
Four Minute Mile

3.96
342 votes
165
Twista
Adrenaline Rush

3.95
44 votes
166
One King Down
Bloodlust Revenge

3.95
21 votes
167
Rage
End of All Days

3.95
52 votes
168
Rotting Christ
A Dead Poem

3.95
192 votes
169
The Crystal Method
Vegas

3.95
191 votes
170
BT
ESCM

3.94
72 votes
171
Forest
Like a Blaze Above the Ashes

3.94
68 votes
172
I Hate Myself
10 Songs

3.94
341 votes
173
Catharsis (US)
Samsara

3.94
33 votes
174
Soundtrack (Disney)
Hercules

3.94
24 votes
175
No Use for a Name
Making Friends

3.94
87 votes
176
Paul McCartney
Flaming Pie

3.94
118 votes
177
Shai Hulud
Hearts Once Nourished With Hope...

3.93
298 votes
178
Strongarm
The Advent of a Miracle

3.93
38 votes
179
Martyr
Hopeless Hopes

3.93
81 votes
180
BUCK-TICK
Sexy Stream Liner

3.93
22 votes
181
Summoning
Nightshade Forests

3.93
102 votes
182
Hades Almighty
The Dawn Of The Dying Sun

3.93
36 votes
183
GAME FREAK
GameBoy Entire Pokémon Sounds Collection

3.93
21 votes
184
Hungry Ghosts
Hungry Ghosts

3.93
21 votes
185
Five Iron Frenzy
Upbeats and Beatdowns

3.93
63 votes
186
Wu-Tang Clan
Wu-Tang Forever

3.93
788 votes
187
NOFX
So Long and Thanks for All the Shoes

3.93
539 votes
188
Beulah
Handsome Western States

3.93
34 votes
189
Kampfar
Mellom Skogkledde Aaser

3.93
60 votes
190
Hot Water Music
Forever and Counting

3.92
133 votes
191
Oxbow
Serenade In Red

3.92
33 votes
192
Iron Monkey
Iron Monkey

3.92
59 votes
193
Gorgoroth
Under the Sign of Hell

3.92
341 votes
194
Whiskeytown
Stranger's Almanac

3.92
56 votes
195
Lake of Tears
A Crimson Cosmos

3.91
41 votes
196
The Jazz June
They Love Those Who Make the Music

3.91
29 votes
197
Floorpunch
Twin Killing

3.91
23 votes
198
Pavement
Brighten the Corners

3.91
543 votes
199
Rakim
The 18th Letter

3.91
97 votes
200
Starflyer 59
Americana

3.91
49 votes