AOTY 2020

1997 Album Releases

1997
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Jun 16
Radiohead - OK Computer
Radiohead
OK Computer
94
critic score
(11)
93
user score
(3386)
Sep 23
Björk - Homogenic
Björk
Homogenic
95
critic score
(8)
91
user score
(1745)
Aug 14
Godspeed You! Black Emperor - F♯ A♯ ∞
Godspeed You! Black Emperor
F♯ A♯ ∞
84
critic score
(4)
89
user score
(797)
Feb 25
Elliott Smith - Either/Or
Elliott Smith
Either/Or
88
critic score
(6)
88
user score
(642)
Mar 25
Daft Punk - Homework
Daft Punk
Homework
80
critic score
(7)
79
user score
(632)
Jun 24
Ween - The Mollusk
Ween
The Mollusk
77
critic score
(4)
86
user score
(533)
Nov 18
Modest Mouse - The Lonesome Crowded West
Modest Mouse
The Lonesome Crowded West
86
critic score
(7)
88
user score
(528)
Jun 16
Spiritualized - Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Floating in Space
Spiritualized
Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Floating in Space
82
critic score
(5)
85
user score
(519)
Sep 30
Portishead - Portishead
Portishead
Portishead
85
critic score
(7)
85
user score
(368)
Feb 10
Blur - Blur
Blur
Blur
79
critic score
(6)
81
user score
(327)
Mar 25
The Notorious B.I.G. - Life After Death
The Notorious B.I.G.
Life After Death
79
critic score
(6)
84
user score
(322)
Apr 22
Yo La Tengo - I Can Hear the Heart Beating as One
Yo La Tengo
I Can Hear the Heart Beating as One
91
critic score
(7)
85
user score
(316)
Oct 28
Deftones - Around the Fur
Deftones
Around the Fur
79
critic score
(2)
82
user score
(297)
May 20
Foo Fighters - The Colour & the Shape
Foo Fighters
The Colour & the Shape
69
critic score
(6)
77
user score
(292)
Oct 14
Green Day - Nimrod
Green Day
Nimrod
70
critic score
(8)
75
user score
(291)
Sep 16
Mariah Carey - Butterfly
Mariah Carey
Butterfly
68
critic score
(5)
84
user score
(267)
Oct 7
Janet Jackson - The Velvet Rope
Janet Jackson
The Velvet Rope
74
critic score
(5)
86
user score
(265)
Jun 30
The Prodigy - The Fat of the Land
The Prodigy
The Fat of the Land
78
critic score
(7)
83
user score
(257)
Sep 23
Stereolab - Dots and Loops
Stereolab
Dots and Loops
84
critic score
(6)
84
user score
(253)
Mar 3
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - The Boatman's Call
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
The Boatman's Call
88
critic score
(7)
83
user score
(252)
Feb 3
David Bowie - Earthling
David Bowie
Earthling
64
critic score
(5)
71
user score
(251)
Oct 21
Mogwai - Young Team
Mogwai
Young Team
92
critic score
(4)
84
user score
(236)
Nov 18
Metallica - Reload
Metallica
Reload
64
critic score
(4)
54
user score
(236)
Jan 28
Built to Spill - Perfect From Now On
Built to Spill
Perfect From Now On
86
critic score
(8)
86
user score
(225)
Nov 4
Jay-Z - In My Lifetime, Vol. 1
Jay-Z
In My Lifetime, Vol. 1
74
critic score
(5)
71
user score
(217)
Oct 6
Aphex Twin - Come to Daddy
Aphex Twin
Come to Daddy
76
critic score
(2)
80
user score
(216)
Apr 8
Sleater-Kinney - Dig Me Out
Sleater-Kinney
Dig Me Out
87
critic score
(7)
84
user score
(203)
Sep 29
The Verve - Urban Hymns
The Verve
Urban Hymns
83
critic score
(6)
82
user score
(199)
Aug 21
Oasis - Be Here Now
Oasis
Be Here Now
65
critic score
(8)
66
user score
(193)
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Feb 11
Erykah Badu - Baduizm
Erykah Badu
Baduizm
83
critic score
(4)
84
user score
(187)
Apr 7
The Chemical Brothers - Dig Your Own Hole
The Chemical Brothers
Dig Your Own Hole
88
critic score
(7)
83
user score
(183)
Nov 1
Kylie Minogue - Impossible Princess
Kylie Minogue
Impossible Princess
73
critic score
(3)
81
user score
(181)
Jul 28
Company Flow - Funcrusher Plus
Company Flow
Funcrusher Plus
88
critic score
(5)
87
user score
(172)
Jun 17
Blink-182 - Dude Ranch
Blink-182
Dude Ranch
77
critic score
(3)
71
user score
(158)
Jun 3
Wu-Tang Clan - Wu-Tang Forever
Wu-Tang Clan
Wu-Tang Forever
80
critic score
(5)
80
user score
(153)
Feb 11
Pavement - Brighten the Corners
Pavement
Brighten the Corners
79
critic score
(6)
83
user score
(151)
Sep 16
Buena Vista Social Club - Buena Vista Social Club
Buena Vista Social Club
Buena Vista Social Club
88
critic score
(3)
85
user score
(126)
May 26
Radiohead - Paranoid Android
Radiohead
Paranoid Android
96
user score
(124)
Sep 30
Bob Dylan - Time Out of Mind
Bob Dylan
Time Out of Mind
87
critic score
(7)
82
user score
(120)
May 19
Amon Tobin - Bricolage
Amon Tobin
Bricolage
90
critic score
(2)
84
user score
(116)
Aug 25
Rammstein - Sehnsucht
Rammstein
Sehnsucht
62
critic score
(4)
76
user score
(116)
Aug 6
Cornelius - Fantasma
Cornelius
Fantasma
73
critic score
(5)
81
user score
(112)
Jan 14
Sigur Rós - Von
Sigur Rós
Von
73
critic score
(6)
67
user score
(110)
Jul 15
Missy Elliott - Supa Dupa Fly
Missy Elliott
Supa Dupa Fly
86
critic score
(5)
79
user score
(107)
Aug 25
Radiohead - Karma Police
Radiohead
Karma Police
93
user score
(105)
Mar 3
U2 - Pop
U2
Pop
78
critic score
(6)
65
user score
(98)
Apr 17
Depeche Mode - Ultra
Depeche Mode
Ultra
66
critic score
(6)
78
user score
(97)
Jul 15
Misfits - Static Age
Misfits
Static Age
85
critic score
(4)
83
user score
(95)
Oct 21
Biosphere - Substrata
Biosphere
Substrata
90
critic score
(1)
83
user score
(92)
Apr 28
Squarepusher - Hard Normal Daddy
Squarepusher
Hard Normal Daddy
100
critic score
(1)
80
user score
(88)
Oct 21
Grandaddy - Under The Western Freeway
Grandaddy
Under The Western Freeway
85
critic score
(3)
82
user score
(80)
Apr 8
Third Eye Blind - Third Eye Blind
Third Eye Blind
Third Eye Blind
78
critic score
(2)
79
user score
(73)
Sep 15
Björk - Jóga
Björk
Jóga
60
critic score
(1)
96
user score
(72)
Jan 28
Mineral - The Power of Failing
Mineral
The Power of Failing
83
critic score
(2)
77
user score
(70)
Nov 4
Shania Twain - Come on Over
Shania Twain
Come on Over
81
critic score
(4)
80
user score
(66)
Jul 8
Emperor - Anthems to the Welkin at Dusk
Emperor
Anthems to the Welkin at Dusk
90
critic score
(2)
86
user score
(65)
Feb 24
Autechre - Chiastic Slide
Autechre
Chiastic Slide
60
critic score
(1)
79
user score
(64)
Aug 25
Super Furry Animals - Radiator
Super Furry Animals
Radiator
90
critic score
(5)
79
user score
(63)
Jul 1
Limp Bizkit - Three Dollar Bill, Yall$
Limp Bizkit
Three Dollar Bill, Yall$
80
critic score
(1)
51
user score
(62)
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