1997 Indie Rock Album Releases

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Nov 18
Modest Mouse - The Lonesome Crowded West
Modest Mouse
The Lonesome Crowded West
86
critic score
(7)
88
user score
(1,043)
Feb 10
Blur - Blur
Blur
Blur
80
critic score
(8)
80
user score
(699)
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
(578)
Jan 28
Built to Spill - Perfect From Now On
Built to Spill
Perfect From Now On
86
critic score
(8)
86
user score
(492)
Apr 8
Sleater-Kinney - Dig Me Out
Sleater-Kinney
Dig Me Out
87
critic score
(7)
84
user score
(336)
Feb 11
Pavement - Brighten the Corners
Pavement
Brighten the Corners
72
critic score
(7)
82
user score
(304)
Oct 21
Grandaddy - Under The Western Freeway
Grandaddy
Under The Western Freeway
85
critic score
(3)
81
user score
(150)
Mar 17
The Dismemberment Plan - The Dismemberment Plan Is Terrified
The Dismemberment Plan
The Dismemberment Plan Is Terrified
80
critic score
(2)
78
user score
(62)
May 13
Modest Mouse - The Fruit That Ate Itself
Modest Mouse
The Fruit That Ate Itself
59
critic score
(3)
71
user score
(54)
Apr 7
Blur - Song 2
Blur
Song 2
90
user score
(52)
Aug 11
Morrissey - Maladjusted
Morrissey
Maladjusted
64
critic score
(6)
59
user score
(42)
Sep 22
The Hives - Barely Legal
The Hives
Barely Legal
70
critic score
(2)
68
user score
(36)
Nov
Death Cab For Cutie - You Can Play These Songs with Chords
Death Cab For Cutie
You Can Play These Songs with Chords
58
critic score
(3)
69
user score
(34)
Mar 11
Blonde Redhead - Fake Can Be Just as Good
Blonde Redhead
Fake Can Be Just as Good
70
critic score
(2)
71
user score
(31)
Jan 20
Blur - Beetlebum
Blur
Beetlebum
92
user score
(30)
Sep 8
Cornershop - When I Was Born for the 7th Time
Cornershop
When I Was Born for the 7th Time
79
critic score
(5)
68
user score
(29)
Jul 21
Pixies - Debaser
Pixies
Debaser
95
user score
(28)
May 20
Guided By Voices - Mag Earwhig!
Guided By Voices
Mag Earwhig!
82
critic score
(5)
74
user score
(25)
1997
Plumtree - Predicts The Future
Plumtree
Predicts The Future
40
critic score
(1)
77
user score
(19)
Jan 1
Destroyer - Ideas For Songs
Destroyer
Ideas For Songs
71
critic score
(1)
62
user score
(19)
Apr 1
Mew - A Triumph for Man
Mew
A Triumph for Man
72
user score
(15)
Sep 23
Polvo - Shapes
Polvo
Shapes
62
critic score
(3)
67
user score
(15)
Dec 7
The Weakerthans - Fallow
The Weakerthans
Fallow
80
critic score
(1)
79
user score
(14)
Jun 6
Joan of Arc - A Portable Model Of...
Joan of Arc
A Portable Model Of...
60
critic score
(1)
73
user score
(12)
Sep 9
Helium - The Magic City
Helium
The Magic City
86
critic score
(4)
82
user score
(12)
Apr 28
Karate - In Place of Real Insight
Karate
In Place of Real Insight
65
critic score
(2)
82
user score
(11)
Sep 2
Superchunk - Indoor Living
Superchunk
Indoor Living
77
critic score
(6)
80
user score
(11)
Nov 6
Number Girl - School Girl Bye Bye
Number Girl
School Girl Bye Bye
80
critic score
(1)
76
user score
(10)
Feb 18
The Delgados - Domestiques
The Delgados
Domestiques
80
critic score
(1)
80
user score
(8)
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Sep 9
Cursive - Such Blinding Stars For Starving Eyes
Cursive
Such Blinding Stars For Starving Eyes
60
critic score
(1)
69
user score
(7)
Jun 1
Beulah - Handsome Western States
Beulah
Handsome Western States
72
critic score
(3)
81
user score
(6)
Apr 29
The Folk Implosion - Dare to Be Surprised
The Folk Implosion
Dare to Be Surprised
74
critic score
(3)
78
user score
(5)
Jul 15
The Glands - Double Thriller
The Glands
Double Thriller
80
critic score
(2)
72
user score
(5)
Sep 8
Morrissey - Suedehead: The Best of Morrissey
Morrissey
Suedehead: The Best of Morrissey
90
critic score
(1)
92
user score
(5)
Dec 1
Songs: Ohia - Hecla & Griper
Songs: Ohia
Hecla & Griper
67
critic score
(2)
69
user score
(5)
1997
Duster - On The Air
Duster
On The Air
81
user score
(4)
1997
Dianogah - As Seen From Above
Dianogah
As Seen From Above
69
user score
(3)
Sep 23
Free Kitten - Sentimental Education
Free Kitten
Sentimental Education
54
user score
(3)
1997
Half Japanese - Bone Head
Half Japanese
Bone Head
60
critic score
(1)
70
user score
(1)
1997
Tampasm - Darling Self Destruct
Tampasm
Darling Self Destruct
48
user score
(1)
Jan 27
Chewy - Prime Time
Chewy
Prime Time
53
user score
(1)
Mar 12
Beatnik Filmstars - In Hospitalable
Beatnik Filmstars
In Hospitalable
80
user score
(1)
Jun 17
Linoleum - Dissent
Linoleum
Dissent
70
critic score
(2)
78
user score
(1)
Jun 30
The Mutton Birds - Envy of Angels
The Mutton Birds
Envy of Angels
63
user score
(1)
Aug 26
Tobin Sprout - Moonflower Plastic
Tobin Sprout
Moonflower Plastic
85
user score
(1)
Nov 24
Adam Said Galore - Domino Comfort
Adam Said Galore
Domino Comfort
75
user score
(1)
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