Top Albums of 1997





Rank All Time Rank Artist Album Genres
1
8
Radiohead OK Computer Alternative Rock, Art Rock
2
142
Daft Punk Homework French House
3
190
Björk Homogenic Art Pop, Electronic, Progressive Pop
4
217
The Chemical Brothers Dig Your Own Hole Big Beat
5
219
Spiritualized Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Floating in Space Neo-Psychedelia, Space Rock
6
251
Elliott Smith Either/Or Indie Folk, Singer/Songwriter
7
263
Bob Dylan Time Out of Mind Folk Rock, Singer/Songwriter
8
271
The Verve Urban Hymns Britpop
9
422
Buena Vista Social Club Buena Vista Social Club Afro-Cuban Jazz, Bolero, Son Cubano
10
447
Yo La Tengo I Can Hear the Heart Beating As One Indie Rock, Noise Pop
11
452
The Prodigy The Fat of the Land Big Beat
12
473
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds The Boatman's Call Singer/Songwriter
13
503
Sleater-Kinney Dig Me Out Indie Rock, Punk Rock
14
514
Missy Misdemeanor Elliott Supa Dupa Fly Pop Rap
15
532
Erykah Badu Baduizm Neo-Soul
16
598
Blur Blur Indie Rock
17
683
Roni Size / Reprazent New Forms Jazzstep
18
710
Portishead Portishead Trip Hop
19
755
Mogwai Young Team Post-Rock
20
882
Godspeed You! Black Emperor F♯A♯∞ Post-Rock
21
888
The Notorious B.I.G. Life After Death Gangsta Rap
22
890
Modest Mouse The Lonesome Crowded West Lo-Fi Indie
23
1031
Built to Spill Perfect from Now On Indie Rock
24
1096
Cornershop When I Was Born for the 7th Time Indie Pop, Indie Rock, Indietronica
25
1218
Foo Fighters The Colour and the Shape Post-Grunge
26
1234
Super Furry Animals Radiator Alternative Rock, Neo-Psychedelia
27
1266
Supergrass In It for the Money Britpop
28
1339
Ben Folds Five Whatever and Ever Amen Piano Rock
29
1514
Janet Jackson The Velvet Rope Contemporary R&B, Pop
30
1592
David Holmes Let's Get Killed Breakbeat, Trip Hop
31
1705
Sizzla Black Woman & Child Ragga, Roots Reggae
32
1783
Carl Craig More Songs About Food and Revolutionary Art Detroit Techno
33
1844
The Flaming Lips Zaireeka Experimental Rock, Neo-Psychedelia
34
1913
Pavement Brighten the Corners Indie Rock
35
2009
Primal Scream Vanishing Point Alternative Dance
36
2059
Deftones Around the Fur Nu Metal
37
2083
Photek Modus Operandi Atmospheric Drum and Bass
38
2248
Robert Wyatt Shleep Canterbury Scene, Singer/Songwriter
39
2276
Company Flow Funcrusher Plus Abstract Hip Hop, Experimental Hip Hop
40
2279
Shania Twain Come On Over Country Pop
41
2314
Wyclef Jean The Carnival Pop Rap
42
2460
Sarah McLachlan Surfacing Singer/Songwriter
43
2468
Steve Earle El Corazon Alt-Country, Americana, Country Rock, Singer/Songwriter
44
2514
Stereolab Dots and Loops Art Pop, Electronic
45
2586
Wu-Tang Clan Wu-Tang Forever Hardcore Hip Hop
46
2658
Mansun Attack of the Grey Lantern Britpop
47
2846
The Charlatans Tellin' Stories Britpop

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