Consequence of Sound's Top 50 Albums of 1997

Consequence of Sound's Top 50 Albums of 1997

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50. Harvey Danger - Where Have All the Merrymakers Gone?

Harvey Danger - Where Have All the Merrymakers Gone?
July 29, 1997
Alternative Rock
Critic Score
65
4 reviews
User Score
83
4 reviews

49. Common - One Day It'll All Make Sense

Common - One Day It'll All Make Sense
September 30, 1997
Hip Hop
Critic Score
80
4 reviews
User Score
80
9 reviews

48. that dog. - Retreat from the Sun

that dog. - Retreat from the Sun
January 5, 1997
Critic Score
80
1 review
User Score
NR

47. Paul McCartney - Flaming Pie

Paul McCartney - Flaming Pie
May 5, 1997
Pop Rock
Critic Score
75
2 reviews
User Score
81
11 reviews

46. Primal Scream - Vanishing Point

Primal Scream - Vanishing Point
July 7, 1997
Alternative Dance
Critic Score
85
6 reviews
User Score
82
23 reviews

45. Mariah Carey - Butterfly

Mariah Carey - Butterfly
September 16, 1997
R&B
Critic Score
75
4 reviews
User Score
80
54 reviews

44. Teenage Fanclub - Songs from Northern Britain

Teenage Fanclub - Songs from Northern Britain
July 1, 1997
Critic Score
56
3 reviews
User Score
87
6 reviews

43. Smog - Red Apple Falls

Smog - Red Apple Falls
May 20, 1997
Critic Score
83
2 reviews
User Score
93
3 reviews

42. Puff Daddy - No Way Out

Puff Daddy - No Way Out
July 1, 1997
Hip Hop
Critic Score
76
3 reviews
User Score
59
5 reviews

41. Ween - The Mollusk

Ween - The Mollusk
June 24, 1997
Art Rock
Critic Score
87
4 reviews
User Score
86
52 reviews

40. Green Day - Nimrod

Green Day - Nimrod
October 14, 1997
Punk Rock
Critic Score
68
8 reviews
User Score
72
51 reviews

39. The Verve - Urban Hymns

The Verve - Urban Hymns
September 29, 1997
Alternative Rock
Critic Score
84
6 reviews
User Score
87
81 reviews

38. Beth Orton - Trailer Park

Beth Orton - Trailer Park
October 19, 1996
Critic Score
83
2 reviews
User Score
81
4 reviews

37. Wu-Tang Clan - Wu-Tang Forever

Wu-Tang Clan - Wu-Tang Forever
June 3, 1997
Hip Hop
Critic Score
77
5 reviews
User Score
85
25 reviews

36. Ben Folds Five - Whatever and Ever Amen

Ben Folds Five - Whatever and Ever Amen
March 18, 1997
Alternative Rock
Critic Score
78
6 reviews
User Score
86
5 reviews

35. The Dismemberment Plan - The Dismemberment Plan Is Terrified

The Dismemberment Plan - The Dismemberment Plan Is Terrified
March 17, 1997
Critic Score
80
2 reviews
User Score
78
5 reviews

34. Third Eye Blind - Third Eye Blind

Third Eye Blind - Third Eye Blind
April 8, 1997
Alternative Rock
Critic Score
80
1 review
User Score
83
11 reviews

33. Deftones - Around the Fur

Deftones - Around the Fur
October 28, 1997
Alternative Metal
Critic Score
79
2 reviews
User Score
81
40 reviews

32. Jay-Z - In My Lifetime, Vol. 1

Jay-Z - In My Lifetime, Vol. 1
November 4, 1997
Hip Hop
Critic Score
64
4 reviews
User Score
71
22 reviews

31. Blur - Blur

Blur - Blur
February 10, 1997
Alternative Rock
Critic Score
75
6 reviews
User Score
82
77 reviews

30. Janet Jackson - The Velvet Rope

Janet Jackson - The Velvet Rope
October 7, 1997
R&B
Critic Score
74
4 reviews
User Score
86
45 reviews

29. Oasis - Be Here Now

Oasis - Be Here Now
August 21, 1997
Britpop
Critic Score
71
7 reviews
User Score
75
47 reviews

28. Beulah - Handsome Western States

Beulah - Handsome Western States
June 1, 1997
Critic Score
79
2 reviews
User Score
82
1 review

27. The Prodigy - The Fat of the Land

The Prodigy - The Fat of the Land
June 30, 1997
Electronic
Critic Score
80
7 reviews
User Score
85
65 reviews

26. Mogwai - Young Team

Mogwai - Young Team
October 21, 1997
Post-Rock
Critic Score
93
4 reviews
User Score
88
78 reviews

25. Blink-182 - Dude Ranch

Blink-182 - Dude Ranch
June 17, 1997
Punk Rock
Critic Score
85
2 reviews
User Score
72
34 reviews

24. Wyclef Jean - The Carnival

Wyclef Jean - The Carnival
June 24, 1997
Hip Hop
Critic Score
80
6 reviews
User Score
86
4 reviews

23. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - The Boatman's Call

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - The Boatman's Call
March 3, 1997
Alternative Rock
Critic Score
89
6 reviews
User Score
85
55 reviews

22. Buena Vista Social Club - Buena Vista Social Club

Buena Vista Social Club - Buena Vista Social Club
September 16, 1997
Critic Score
89
3 reviews
User Score
87
21 reviews

21. Whiskeytown - Strangers Almanac

Whiskeytown - Strangers Almanac
July 29, 1997
Alt-Country
Critic Score
74
4 reviews
User Score
80
1 review

20. Sleater-Kinney - Dig Me Out

Sleater-Kinney - Dig Me Out
April 8, 1997
Indie Rock
Critic Score
88
7 reviews
User Score
86
63 reviews

19. Daft Punk - Homework

Daft Punk - Homework
March 25, 1997
Electronic
Critic Score
76
6 reviews
User Score
83
190 reviews

18. Grandaddy - Under The Western Freeway

Grandaddy - Under The Western Freeway
October 21, 1997
Indie Rock
Critic Score
88
3 reviews
User Score
88
22 reviews

17. Portishead - Portishead

Portishead - Portishead
September 30, 1997
Trip Hop
Critic Score
84
7 reviews
User Score
88
112 reviews

16. Built to Spill - Perfect From Now On

Built to Spill - Perfect From Now On
January 28, 1997
Indie Rock
Critic Score
86
8 reviews
User Score
89
80 reviews

15. Yo La Tengo - I Can Hear the Heart Beating as One

Yo La Tengo - I Can Hear the Heart Beating as One
April 22, 1997
Indie Rock
Critic Score
91
7 reviews
User Score
88
94 reviews

14. The Chemical Brothers - Dig Your Own Hole

The Chemical Brothers - Dig Your Own Hole
April 7, 1997
Electronic
Critic Score
85
7 reviews
User Score
85
76 reviews

13. Missy Elliott - Supa Dupa Fly

Missy Elliott - Supa Dupa Fly
July 15, 1997
Hip Hop
Critic Score
84
4 reviews
User Score
81
13 reviews

12. Pavement - Brighten the Corners

Pavement - Brighten the Corners
February 11, 1997
Indie Rock
Critic Score
79
6 reviews
User Score
85
53 reviews

11. Godspeed You! Black Emperor - F♯ A♯ ∞

Godspeed You! Black Emperor - F♯ A♯ ∞
August 14, 1997
Post-Rock
Critic Score
86
4 reviews
User Score
90
152 reviews

10. Bob Dylan - Time Out of Mind

Bob Dylan - Time Out of Mind
September 30, 1997
Folk
Critic Score
85
5 reviews
User Score
85
35 reviews

9. Shania Twain - Come on Over

Shania Twain - Come on Over
November 4, 1997
Country
Critic Score
81
4 reviews
User Score
85
10 reviews

8. Foo Fighters - The Colour & the Shape

Foo Fighters - The Colour & the Shape
May 20, 1997
Alternative Rock
Critic Score
69
7 reviews
User Score
79
80 reviews

7. Erykah Badu - Baduizm

Erykah Badu - Baduizm
February 11, 1997
Neo-Soul
Critic Score
84
3 reviews
User Score
85
47 reviews

6. Spiritualized - Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Floating in Space

Spiritualized - Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Floating in Space
June 16, 1997
Space Rock
Critic Score
84
6 reviews
User Score
88
171 reviews

5. Elliott Smith - Either/Or

Elliott Smith - Either/Or
February 25, 1997
Folk
Critic Score
86
6 reviews
User Score
90
145 reviews

4. The Notorious B.I.G. - Life After Death

The Notorious B.I.G. - Life After Death
March 25, 1997
Hip Hop
Critic Score
84
6 reviews
User Score
87
50 reviews

3. Modest Mouse - The Lonesome Crowded West

Modest Mouse - The Lonesome Crowded West
November 18, 1997
Critic Score
84
8 reviews
User Score
90
166 reviews

2. Björk - Homogenic

Björk - Homogenic
September 23, 1997
Art Pop
Critic Score
95
8 reviews
User Score
93
441 reviews

1. Radiohead - OK Computer

Radiohead - OK Computer
June 16, 1997
Alternative Rock
Critic Score
95
10 reviews
User Score
94
937 reviews
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