Top Albums of 1997





RankAll Time
Rank
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1 10 Radiohead OK Computer Alternative Rock, Art Rock
2 158 Daft Punk Homework French House
3 220 Björk Homogenic Art Pop, Electronic, Progressive Pop
4 241 The Chemical Brothers Dig Your Own Hole Big Beat
5 267 Spiritualized Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Floating in Space Neo-Psychedelia, Space Rock
6 280 Bob Dylan Time Out of Mind Folk Rock, Singer/Songwriter
7 283 The Verve Urban Hymns Britpop
8 300 Elliott Smith Either/Or Indie Folk, Singer/Songwriter
9 446 The Prodigy The Fat of the Land Big Beat
10 495 Yo La Tengo I Can Hear the Heart Beating As One Indie Rock, Noise Pop
11 506 Buena Vista Social Club Buena Vista Social Club Afro-Cuban Jazz, Bolero, Son Cubano
12 526 Missy Misdemeanor Elliott Supa Dupa Fly Pop Rap
13 531 Sleater-Kinney Dig Me Out Indie Rock, Punk Rock
14 578 Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds The Boatman's Call Singer/Songwriter
15 598 Erykah Badu Baduizm Neo-Soul
16 629 Roni Size / Reprazent New Forms Jazzstep
17 655 Blur Blur Indie Rock
18 742 Portishead Portishead Trip Hop
19 750 Mogwai Young Team Post-Rock
20 859 Modest Mouse The Lonesome Crowded West Lo-Fi Indie
21 878 Godspeed You! Black Emperor F♯A♯∞ Post-Rock
22 982 The Notorious B.I.G. Life After Death Gangsta Rap
23 1038 Built to Spill Perfect from Now On Indie Rock
24 1094 Cornershop When I Was Born for the 7th Time Indie Pop, Indie Rock, Indietronica
25 1213 Supergrass In It for the Money Britpop
26 1290 Ben Folds Five Whatever and Ever Amen Piano Rock
27 1342 Foo Fighters The Colour and the Shape Post-Grunge
28 1392 Super Furry Animals Radiator Alternative Rock, Neo-Psychedelia
29 1618 David Holmes Let's Get Killed Breakbeat, Trip Hop
30 1698 Sizzla Black Woman & Child Ragga, Roots Reggae
31 1732 Pavement Brighten the Corners Indie Rock
32 1733 Janet Jackson The Velvet Rope Contemporary R&B, Pop
33 1789 Carl Craig More Songs About Food and Revolutionary Art Detroit Techno
34 1845 Primal Scream Vanishing Point Alternative Dance
35 1936 The Flaming Lips Zaireeka Experimental Rock, Neo-Psychedelia
36 1996 Deftones Around the Fur Nu Metal
37 2143 Photek Modus Operandi Atmospheric Drum and Bass     
38 2197 Robert Wyatt Shleep Canterbury Scene, Singer/Songwriter
39 2243 Company Flow Funcrusher Plus Abstract Hip Hop, Experimental Hip Hop
40 2260 Steve Earle El Corazon Alt-Country, Americana, Country Rock, Singer/Songwriter
41 2327 Shania Twain Come On Over Country Pop
42 2463 Stereolab Dots and Loops Art Pop, Electronic
43 2486 Wu-Tang Clan Wu-Tang Forever Hardcore Hip Hop
44 2487 Mansun Attack of the Grey Lantern Britpop     
45 2490 Wyclef Jean The Carnival Pop Rap
46 2647 Sarah McLachlan Surfacing Singer/Songwriter     
47 2955 Oasis Be Here Now Britpop


Some albums "bubbling under" the all-time top 3000:
Laika Sounds of the Satellites Dream Pop, Trip Hop
Gorky's Zygotic Mynci Barafundle Psychedelic Folk, Psychedelic Pop
Rubén González Introducing... Afro-Cuban Jazz, Danzón
The Charlatans Tellin' Stories Britpop
Jurassic 5 EP/LP/CD Jazz Rap
The Dandy Warhols ...The Dandy Warhols Come Down Alternative Rock, Neo-Psychedelia
Ron Sexsmith Other Songs Indie Pop, Singer/Songwriter
Grandaddy Under the Western Freeway Indie Rock
Squarepusher Hard Normal Daddy Drill and Bass
Whiskeytown Stranger's Almanac Alt-Country, Americana
Robbie Williams Life Thru a Lens Britpop
Teenage Fanclub Songs from Northern Britain Jangle Pop, Power Pop
Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan En Concert à Paris Qawwali     
Mouse on Mars Autoditacker IDM
Tindersticks Curtains Chamber Pop
Arto Lindsay Noon Chill Art Pop     
U2 Pop Alternative Rock, Pop Rock
Finley Quaye Maverick a Strike Reggae
The Jayhawks Sound of Lies Alt-Country
Paul McCartney Flaming Pie Pop Rock
Texas White on Blonde Pop Rock
Cornelius Fantasma Indietronica, Shibuya-kei
Depeche Mode Ultra Alternative Rock, Synthpop     
Mariah Carey Butterfly Contemporary R&B, Pop     
Luke Slater Freek Funk IDM, Techno
Common One Day It'll All Make Sense Conscious Hip Hop     
Ani DiFranco Living in Clip Alternative Singer/Songwriter
Bentley Rhythm Ace Bentley Rhythm Ace Big Beat
David S. Ware Godspelized Spiritual Jazz     
Various Artists Talvin Singh Presents Anokha: Soundz of the Asian Underground Drum and Bass
The Divine Comedy A Short Album About Love Chamber Pop     
Susana Baca Susana Baca Música Criolla Peruana     
Led Zeppelin BBC Sessions Blues Rock, Hard Rock     
Labradford Mi Media Naranja Post-Rock     
Charlie Haden with Pat Metheny Beyond the Missouri Sky Jazz     
Smog Red Apple Falls Contemporary Folk, Singer/Songwriter     
Patti Smith Peace and Noise Art Rock
Emperor Anthems to the Welkins at Dusk Symphonic Black Metal     

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