Best Albums of 1997


01
Radiohead
OK Computer

4.57
7874 votes
02
Godspeed You! Black Emperor
F♯ A♯ ∞

4.5
3344 votes
03
Elliott Smith
Either/Or

4.49
1993 votes
04
Joe Hisaishi
Princess Mononoke

4.41
81 votes
05
Bjork
Homogenic

4.41
1817 votes
06
Discipline.
Unfolded Like Staircase

4.4
21 votes
07
Devin Townsend
Ocean Machine: Biomech

4.4
1067 votes
08
Modest Mouse
The Lonesome Crowded West

4.39
1918 votes
09
Misfits
Static Age

4.39
784 votes
10
Strapping Young Lad
City

4.38
1294 votes
11
Emperor
Anthems To The Welkin At Dusk

4.33
1177 votes
12
Mortuary Drape
Secret Sudaria

4.32
25 votes
13
Third Eye Blind
Third Eye Blind

4.32
1154 votes
14
Built to Spill
Perfect from Now On

4.31
797 votes
15
Dispatch
Bang Bang

4.3
218 votes
16
IAM
L' Ecole du Micro D'Argent

4.28
32 votes
17
Esoteric
The Pernicious Enigma

4.27
90 votes
18
Camp Lo
Uptown Saturday Night

4.27
99 votes
19
Gamma Ray
Somewhere Out in Space

4.25
286 votes
20
Yo La Tengo
I Can Hear the Heart Beating as One

4.25
480 votes
21
Ween
The Mollusk

4.24
469 votes
22
Symphony X
The Divine Wings of Tragedy

4.24
670 votes
23
Spiritualized
Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Floating in Space

4.23
536 votes
24
Hum
Downward Is Heavenward

4.23
310 votes
25
Loreena McKennitt
The Book of Secrets

4.23
68 votes
26
In The Woods...
Omnio

4.23
163 votes
27
Mithotyn
In The Sign Of The Ravens

4.22
56 votes
28
Graveland
Following The Voice Of Blood

4.22
34 votes
29
Fates Warning
A Pleasant Shade of Gray

4.21
214 votes
30
Company Flow
Funcrusher Plus

4.21
310 votes
31
Shiner
Lula Divinia

4.2
44 votes
32
Electric Wizard
Come My Fanatics...

4.2
620 votes
33
Limbonic Art
In Abhorrence Dementia

4.2
79 votes
34
Lifetime
Jersey's Best Dancers

4.2
227 votes
35
Buena Vista Social Club
Buena Vista Social Club

4.17
139 votes
36
Roni Size
New Forms

4.16
43 votes
37
His Hero Is Gone
Monuments to Thieves

4.16
185 votes
38
Mineral
The Power of Failing

4.16
479 votes
39
Slo Burn
Amusing The Amazing

4.15
68 votes
40
Jimi Hendrix
First Rays of the New Rising Sun

4.15
149 votes
41
Belle and Sebastian
3.. 6.. 9 Seconds Of Light

4.15
33 votes
42
The Prodigy
The Fat of the Land

4.15
1125 votes
43
Destroyer 666
Unchain The Wolves

4.15
148 votes
44
Erykah Badu
Baduizm

4.15
149 votes
45
Nagelfar
Hunengrab im herbst

4.14
54 votes
46
The Tea Party
Transmission

4.14
90 votes
47
Biosphere
Substrata

4.14
227 votes
48
Ground Zero
Consume Red

4.14
33 votes
49
Photek
Modus Operandi

4.14
33 votes
50
Fishmans
Uchuu Nippon Setagaya

4.13
32 votes
51
Alchemist
Spiritech

4.13
28 votes
52
Mogwai
Young Team

4.12
1129 votes
53
Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds
The Boatman's Call

4.12
416 votes
54
Empyrium
Songs of Moors and Misty Fields

4.12
175 votes
55
Capone-N-Noreaga
The War Report

4.12
50 votes
56
The Brian Jonestown Massacre
Give It Back

4.12
81 votes
57
Hypocrisy
The Final Chapter

4.12
251 votes
58
In Flames
Whoracle

4.11
1956 votes
59
.O.rang
Herd of Instinct

4.11
32 votes
60
The Verve
Urban Hymns

4.11
639 votes
61
Assuck
Misery Index

4.11
213 votes
62
Jimmie's Chicken Shack
Pushing the Salmanilla Envelope

4.1
34 votes
63
The Gathering
Nighttime Birds

4.1
222 votes
64
Belle and Sebastian
Lazy Line Painer Jane

4.1
31 votes
65
Jag Panzer
The Fourth Judgement

4.1
21 votes
66
Hot Water Music
Fuel for the Hate Game

4.1
242 votes
67
Ben Folds Five
Whatever and Ever, Amen

4.09
286 votes
68
Big Wreck
In Loving Memory Of...

4.09
49 votes
69
Solefald
The Linear Scaffold

4.09
104 votes
70
Breach
It's Me God

4.09
57 votes
71
Stratovarius
Visions

4.08
299 votes
72
Hash Jar Tempo
Well Oiled

4.08
24 votes
73
O.C.
Jewelz

4.08
30 votes
74
Pat Metheny Group
Imaginary Day

4.08
30 votes
75
Bruce Dickinson
Accident of Birth

4.08
265 votes
76
The Flower Kings
Stardust We Are

4.08
31 votes
77
Beth Orton
Trailer Park

4.08
28 votes
78
Pink Floyd
1967 — The First Three Singles

4.08
52 votes
79
Foo Fighters
The Colour and the Shape

4.08
2522 votes
80
Orange Goblin
Frequencies from Planet Ten

4.08
79 votes
81
Stereolab
Dots and Loops

4.08
106 votes
82
The Mountain Goats
Full Force Galesburg

4.07
87 votes
83
Mansun
Attack of the Grey Lantern

4.07
54 votes
84
Kiss It Goodbye
She Loves Me, She Loves Me Not

4.07
104 votes
85
Idiot Flesh
Fancy

4.07
21 votes
86
Necrophobic
Darkside

4.07
110 votes
87
IQ
Subterranea

4.07
45 votes
88
Lord Belial
Enter The Moonlight Gate

4.07
46 votes
89
Slum Village
Fan-Tas-Tic Vol.1

4.06
62 votes
90
Sleater-Kinney
Dig Me Out

4.06
199 votes
91
Amon Tobin
Bricolage

4.06
200 votes
92
Deftones
Around the Fur

4.06
3171 votes
93
Living Sacrifice
Reborn

4.06
89 votes
94
Today Is the Day
Temple of the Morning Star

4.05
127 votes
95
Incubus
S.C.I.E.N.C.E.

4.05
1806 votes
96
Grade
Separate The Magnets

4.05
21 votes
97
Corrupted
Paso Inferior

4.05
99 votes
98
Piebald
When Life Hands You Lemons

4.04
23 votes
99
October Tide
Rain Without End

4.04
96 votes
100
Rage
End of All Days

4.04
37 votes
101
Koji Kondo
Star Fox 64 OST

4.04
26 votes
102
Five Iron Frenzy
Upbeats and Beatdowns

4.04
53 votes
103
Lacrimosa
Stille

4.04
27 votes
104
Labradford
Mi Media Naranja

4.03
77 votes
105
Bob Dylan
Time Out of Mind

4.03
340 votes
106
The Notorious B.I.G.
Life After Death

4.03
790 votes
107
Spastic Ink
Ink Complete

4.02
124 votes
108
Tiamat
A Deeper Kind of Slumber

4.02
172 votes
109
Ragnarok
Arising Realm

4.02
25 votes
110
Gas
Zauberberg

4.02
76 votes
111
Janet Jackson
Velvet Rope

4.02
56 votes
112
Motorpsycho
Angels and Daemons at Play

4.02
33 votes
113
Moodymann
Silentintroduction

4.02
33 votes
114
Super Furry Animals
Radiator

4.01
86 votes
115
Haggard
And Thou Shalt Trust The Seer

4.01
52 votes
116
Smog
Red Apple Falls

4.01
60 votes
117
Knapsack
Day Three Of My New Life

4.01
73 votes
118
Dimmu Borgir
Enthrone Darkness Triumphant

4
782 votes
119
Ulver
Nattens Madrigal

4
833 votes
120
Belle and Sebastian
Dog on Wheels

4
33 votes
121
Hooverphonic
A New Stereophonic Sound Spectacular

4
41 votes
122
Number Girl
School Girl Bye Bye

4
21 votes
123
Kerbdog
On The Turn

4
22 votes
124
Obtained Enslavement
Witchcraft

4
27 votes
125
Hades Almighty
The Dawn Of The Dying Sun

4
25 votes
126
Muse
Newton Abbot Demo

4
27 votes
127
God Dethroned
The Grand Grimoire

4
38 votes
128
Portishead
Portishead

4
928 votes
129
Windir
Soknardalr

3.99
196 votes
130
BT
ESCM

3.99
59 votes
131
Handsome
Handsome

3.99
49 votes
132
Squarepusher
Hard Normal Daddy

3.98
227 votes
133
Kool Keith
Sex Style

3.98
143 votes
134
The Pillows
Please Mr. Lostman

3.98
25 votes
135
The Jazz June
They Love Those Who Make the Music

3.98
25 votes
136
Five Iron Frenzy
Our Newest Album Ever!

3.98
73 votes
137
Lycia
Cold

3.98
24 votes
138
Discordance Axis
Jouhou

3.98
190 votes
139
Strictly Ballroom
Hide Here Forever

3.98
22 votes
140
Velvet Acid Christ
Calling Ov the Dead

3.98
22 votes
141
Ozric Tentacles
Curious Corn

3.98
41 votes
142
Nokturnal Mortum
Goat Horns

3.97
154 votes
143
Jim O'Rourke
Bad Timing

3.97
34 votes
144
Summoning
Nightshade Forests

3.97
78 votes
145
Arcturus
La Masquerade Infernale

3.97
370 votes
146
Kampfar
Mellom Skogkledde Aaser

3.97
46 votes
147
Iron Monkey
Iron Monkey

3.97
43 votes
148
Fu Manchu
The Action is Go

3.96
150 votes
149
Tindersticks
Curtains

3.96
38 votes
150
Paul McCartney
Flaming Pie

3.96
100 votes
151
Cornelius
Fantasma

3.96
61 votes
152
Fredrik Thordendal's Special Defects
Sol Niger Within

3.96
97 votes
153
Forest
Like a Blaze Above the Ashes

3.96
59 votes
154
Impaled Northern Moonforest
Impaled Northern Moonforest

3.95
76 votes
155
Common
One Day It'll All Make Sense

3.95
153 votes
156
The Chemical Brothers
Dig Your Own Hole

3.95
451 votes
157
The Crystal Method
Vegas

3.95
159 votes
158
Whiskeytown
Stranger's Almanac

3.95
50 votes
159
Regurgitator
Unit

3.95
30 votes
160
Jamiroquai
Travelling Without Moving

3.95
207 votes
161
Lungfish
Indivisible

3.95
29 votes
162
I Hate Myself
10 Songs

3.95
317 votes
163
Deceased
Fearless Undead Machines

3.94
35 votes
164
NOFX
So Long and Thanks for All the Shoes

3.94
513 votes
165
Shai Hulud
Hearts Once Nourished With Hope...

3.94
263 votes
166
The Get Up Kids
Four Minute Mile

3.94
302 votes
167
Rotting Christ
A Dead Poem

3.93
156 votes
168
Charles Bronson
Youth Attack!

3.93
59 votes
169
Wu-Tang Clan
Wu-Tang Forever

3.93
707 votes
170
Catharsis (US)
Samsara

3.93
22 votes
171
Jean Michel Jarre
Oxygène 7–13

3.93
22 votes
172
Fluke
Risotto

3.93
36 votes
173
No Use for a Name
Making Friends

3.93
71 votes
174
Starflyer 59
Americana

3.93
27 votes
175
Pavement
Brighten the Corners

3.93
460 votes
176
Lake of Tears
A Crimson Cosmos

3.92
32 votes
177
Twista
Adrenaline Rush

3.92
37 votes
178
Moonblood
Blut & Krieg

3.92
24 votes
179
Astral Projection
Dancing Galaxy

3.92
36 votes
180
Shipping News
Save Everything

3.91
35 votes
181
Grip Inc.
Nemesis

3.91
23 votes
182
The Aquabats
The Fury of the Aquabats!

3.91
209 votes
183
Pain of Salvation
Entropia

3.91
247 votes
184
The Mighty Mighty Bosstones
Let's Face It

3.9
200 votes
185
Karma To Burn
Karma to Burn

3.9
35 votes
186
Atmosphere
Overcast!

3.9
194 votes
187
Gorgoroth
Under the Sign of Hell

3.9
273 votes
188
Hecate Enthroned
The Slaughter of Innocence, A Requiem for the Migh

3.9
29 votes
189
The Promise Ring
Nothing Feels Good

3.89
319 votes
190
Hot Water Music
Forever and Counting

3.89
124 votes
191
u-Ziq
Lunatic Harness

3.89
99 votes
192
Mustard Plug
Evildoers Beware!

3.89
49 votes
193
Intestine Baalism
An Anatomy of the Beast

3.89
84 votes
194
Pennywise
Full Circle

3.88
264 votes
195
Beulah
Handsome Western States

3.88
34 votes
196
Our Lady Peace
Clumsy

3.88
294 votes
197
Bad Brains
The Omega Sessions EP

3.88
29 votes
198
Borknagar
The Olden Domain

3.88
182 votes
199
The Locust
The Locust EP

3.88
32 votes
200
Threshold
Extinct Instinct

3.88
32 votes



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