Top Albums of 1997





Rank All Time Rank Artist Album Genres
1
8
Radiohead OK Computer Alternative Rock, Art Rock
2
145
Daft Punk Homework French House
3
190
Björk Homogenic Art Pop, Electronic, Progressive Pop
4
218
The Chemical Brothers Dig Your Own Hole Big Beat
5
229
Spiritualized Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Floating in Space Neo-Psychedelia, Space Rock
6
256
Elliott Smith Either/Or Indie Folk, Singer/Songwriter
7
260
Bob Dylan Time Out of Mind Folk Rock, Singer/Songwriter
8
266
The Verve Urban Hymns Britpop
9
422
Buena Vista Social Club Buena Vista Social Club Afro-Cuban Jazz, Bolero, Son Cubano
10
442
The Prodigy The Fat of the Land Big Beat
11
447
Yo La Tengo I Can Hear the Heart Beating As One Indie Rock, Noise Pop
12
472
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds The Boatman's Call Singer/Songwriter
13
506
Sleater-Kinney Dig Me Out Indie Rock, Punk Rock
14
507
Missy Misdemeanor Elliott Supa Dupa Fly Pop Rap
15
563
Erykah Badu Baduizm Neo-Soul
16
602
Blur Blur Indie Rock
17
694
Roni Size / Reprazent New Forms Jazzstep
18
712
Portishead Portishead Trip Hop
19
769
Mogwai Young Team Post-Rock
20
884
Godspeed You! Black Emperor F♯A♯∞ Post-Rock
21
890
The Notorious B.I.G. Life After Death Gangsta Rap
22
904
Modest Mouse The Lonesome Crowded West Lo-Fi Indie
23
1041
Built to Spill Perfect from Now On Indie Rock
24
1107
Cornershop When I Was Born for the 7th Time Indie Pop, Indie Rock, Indietronica
25
1220
Foo Fighters The Colour and the Shape Post-Grunge
26
1252
Supergrass In It for the Money Britpop
27
1256
Super Furry Animals Radiator Alternative Rock, Neo-Psychedelia
28
1347
Ben Folds Five Whatever and Ever Amen Piano Rock
29
1509
Janet Jackson The Velvet Rope Contemporary R&B, Pop
30
1581
David Holmes Let's Get Killed Breakbeat, Trip Hop
31
1710
Sizzla Black Woman & Child Ragga, Roots Reggae
32
1799
Carl Craig More Songs About Food and Revolutionary Art Detroit Techno
33
1832
Pavement Brighten the Corners Indie Rock
34
1870
The Flaming Lips Zaireeka Experimental Rock, Neo-Psychedelia
35
1940
Primal Scream Vanishing Point Alternative Dance
36
2046
Deftones Around the Fur Nu Metal
37
2111
Photek Modus Operandi Atmospheric Drum and Bass
38
2201
Shania Twain Come On Over Country Pop
39
2245
Robert Wyatt Shleep Canterbury Scene, Singer/Songwriter
40
2272
Company Flow Funcrusher Plus Abstract Hip Hop, Experimental Hip Hop
41
2308
Wyclef Jean The Carnival Pop Rap
42
2449
Steve Earle El Corazon Alt-Country, Americana, Country Rock, Singer/Songwriter
43
2458
Sarah McLachlan Surfacing Singer/Songwriter
44
2508
Stereolab Dots and Loops Art Pop, Electronic
45
2575
Wu-Tang Clan Wu-Tang Forever Hardcore Hip Hop
46
2626
Mansun Attack of the Grey Lantern Britpop
47
2725
The Charlatans Tellin' Stories Britpop
48
2972
Oasis Be Here Now Britpop

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
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
Rubén González Introducing... Afro-Cuban Jazz, Danzón
Teenage Fanclub Songs from Northern Britain Jangle Pop, Power Pop
Grandaddy Under the Western Freeway Indie Rock
Squarepusher Hard Normal Daddy Drill and Bass
Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan En Concert à Paris Qawwali
Whiskeytown Stranger's Almanac Alt-Country, Americana
Arto Lindsay Noon Chill Art Pop
Mouse on Mars Autoditacker IDM
Jurassic 5 EP/LP/CD Jazz Rap
Robbie Williams Life Thru a Lens Britpop
Finley Quaye Maverick a Strike Reggae
Tindersticks Curtains Chamber Pop
U2 Pop Alternative Rock, Pop Rock
Texas White on Blonde Pop Rock
The Jayhawks Sound of Lies Alt-Country
Depeche Mode Ultra Alternative Rock, Synthpop
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
Ani DiFranco Living in Clip Alternative Singer/Songwriter
The Divine Comedy A Short Album About Love Chamber Pop
Common One Day It'll All Make Sense Conscious Hip Hop
Led Zeppelin BBC Sessions Blues Rock, Hard Rock
Various Artists Talvin Singh Presents Anokha: Soundz of the Asian Underground Drum and Bass
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