1997 Album Releases

1997
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Jun 16
Radiohead - OK Computer
Radiohead
OK Computer
94
critic score
(10)
94
user score
(2019)
Sep 23
Björk - Homogenic
Björk
Homogenic
95
critic score
(8)
92
user score
(1030)
Aug 14
Godspeed You! Black Emperor - F♯ A♯ ∞
Godspeed You! Black Emperor
F♯ A♯ ∞
83
critic score
(4)
90
user score
(376)
Mar 25
Daft Punk - Homework
Daft Punk
Homework
79
critic score
(6)
81
user score
(352)
Nov 18
Modest Mouse - The Lonesome Crowded West
Modest Mouse
The Lonesome Crowded West
86
critic score
(7)
90
user score
(312)
Feb 25
Elliott Smith - Either/Or
Elliott Smith
Either/Or
88
critic score
(6)
89
user score
(311)
Jun 16
Spiritualized - Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Floating in Space
Spiritualized
Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Floating in Space
82
critic score
(5)
87
user score
(296)
Jun 24
Ween - The Mollusk
Ween
The Mollusk
77
critic score
(4)
87
user score
(247)
Sep 30
Portishead - Portishead
Portishead
Portishead
85
critic score
(7)
87
user score
(208)
Feb 10
Blur - Blur
Blur
Blur
78
critic score
(6)
81
user score
(189)
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)
87
user score
(180)
May 20
Foo Fighters - The Colour & the Shape
Foo Fighters
The Colour & the Shape
69
critic score
(6)
78
user score
(160)
Mar 25
The Notorious B.I.G. - Life After Death
The Notorious B.I.G.
Life After Death
79
critic score
(6)
86
user score
(155)
Jun 30
The Prodigy - The Fat of the Land
The Prodigy
The Fat of the Land
78
critic score
(7)
83
user score
(154)
Oct 21
Mogwai - Young Team
Mogwai
Young Team
92
critic score
(4)
86
user score
(153)
Sep 16
Mariah Carey - Butterfly
Mariah Carey
Butterfly
74
critic score
(4)
84
user score
(145)
Oct 14
Green Day - Nimrod
Green Day
Nimrod
70
critic score
(8)
73
user score
(140)
Feb 3
David Bowie - Earthling
David Bowie
Earthling
64
critic score
(5)
72
user score
(138)
Sep 29
The Verve - Urban Hymns
The Verve
Urban Hymns
82
critic score
(6)
85
user score
(138)
Jan 28
Built to Spill - Perfect From Now On
Built to Spill
Perfect From Now On
86
critic score
(8)
89
user score
(136)
Mar 3
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - The Boatman's Call
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
The Boatman's Call
88
critic score
(6)
85
user score
(132)
Apr 7
The Chemical Brothers - Dig Your Own Hole
The Chemical Brothers
Dig Your Own Hole
88
critic score
(7)
84
user score
(125)
Apr 8
Sleater-Kinney - Dig Me Out
Sleater-Kinney
Dig Me Out
87
critic score
(7)
85
user score
(125)
Nov 18
Metallica - Reload
Metallica
Reload
64
critic score
(4)
55
user score
(117)
Oct 7
Janet Jackson - The Velvet Rope
Janet Jackson
The Velvet Rope
78
critic score
(4)
87
user score
(109)
Aug 21
Oasis - Be Here Now
Oasis
Be Here Now
66
critic score
(7)
69
user score
(102)
Oct 6
Aphex Twin - Come to Daddy
Aphex Twin
Come to Daddy
76
critic score
(2)
80
user score
(100)
Sep 23
Stereolab - Dots and Loops
Stereolab
Dots and Loops
84
critic score
(6)
83
user score
(99)
Oct 28
Deftones - Around the Fur
Deftones
Around the Fur
79
critic score
(2)
81
user score
(99)
Feb 11
Erykah Badu - Baduizm
Erykah Badu
Baduizm
87
critic score
(3)
85
user score
(95)
Jul 28
Company Flow - Funcrusher Plus
Company Flow
Funcrusher Plus
90
critic score
(4)
88
user score
(92)
Feb 11
Pavement - Brighten the Corners
Pavement
Brighten the Corners
79
critic score
(6)
84
user score
(91)
Nov 1
Kylie Minogue - Impossible Princess
Kylie Minogue
Impossible Princess
80
critic score
(2)
83
user score
(90)
Jun 17
Blink-182 - Dude Ranch
Blink-182
Dude Ranch
77
critic score
(3)
71
user score
(77)
Mar 3
U2 - Pop
U2
Pop
78
critic score
(6)
66
user score
(76)
Jan 14
Sigur Rós - Von
Sigur Rós
Von
73
critic score
(6)
69
user score
(67)
Jun 3
Wu-Tang Clan - Wu-Tang Forever
Wu-Tang Clan
Wu-Tang Forever
80
critic score
(5)
81
user score
(67)
May 19
Amon Tobin - Bricolage
Amon Tobin
Bricolage
90
critic score
(2)
86
user score
(63)
Nov 4
Jay-Z - In My Lifetime, Vol. 1
Jay-Z
In My Lifetime, Vol. 1
71
critic score
(4)
72
user score
(63)
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
(61)
Apr 17
Depeche Mode - Ultra
Depeche Mode
Ultra
66
critic score
(6)
79
user score
(58)
Sep 30
Bob Dylan - Time Out of Mind
Bob Dylan
Time Out of Mind
88
critic score
(6)
82
user score
(57)
Aug 25
Rammstein - Sehnsucht
Rammstein
Sehnsucht
62
critic score
(4)
76
user score
(48)
Oct 21
Grandaddy - Under The Western Freeway
Grandaddy
Under The Western Freeway
85
critic score
(3)
84
user score
(48)
Oct 21
Biosphere - Substrata
Biosphere
Substrata
90
critic score
(1)
84
user score
(46)
Oct 28
The Flaming Lips - Zaireeka
The Flaming Lips
Zaireeka
79
critic score
(7)
77
user score
(46)
Jul 15
Missy Elliott - Supa Dupa Fly
Missy Elliott
Supa Dupa Fly
86
critic score
(5)
82
user score
(43)
Apr 28
Squarepusher - Hard Normal Daddy
Squarepusher
Hard Normal Daddy
100
critic score
(1)
82
user score
(42)
Jun 3
Faith No More - Album of the Year
Faith No More
Album of the Year
60
critic score
(6)
72
user score
(42)
May 26
Radiohead - Paranoid Android
Radiohead
Paranoid Android
94
user score
(41)
Jul 7
Primal Scream - Vanishing Point
Primal Scream
Vanishing Point
87
critic score
(6)
82
user score
(40)
Jul 15
Misfits - Static Age
Misfits
Static Age
85
critic score
(4)
85
user score
(40)
Aug 25
Radiohead - Karma Police
Radiohead
Karma Police
93
user score
(39)
Aug 25
Super Furry Animals - Radiator
Super Furry Animals
Radiator
90
critic score
(5)
81
user score
(37)
Sep 8
Christoph De Babalon - If You're Into It, I'm Out of It
Christoph De Babalon
If You're Into It, I'm Out of It
90
critic score
(3)
84
user score
(36)
Nov 4
Shania Twain - Come on Over
Shania Twain
Come on Over
81
critic score
(4)
81
user score
(35)
Sep 9
Incubus - S.C.I.E.N.C.E.
Incubus
S.C.I.E.N.C.E.
79
critic score
(3)
79
user score
(34)
Apr 8
Third Eye Blind - Third Eye Blind
Third Eye Blind
Third Eye Blind
80
critic score
(1)
81
user score
(31)
Jul 8
Emperor - Anthems to the Welkin at Dusk
Emperor
Anthems to the Welkin at Dusk
90
critic score
(2)
86
user score
(30)
Jul 15
of Montreal - Cherry Peel
of Montreal
Cherry Peel
80
critic score
(1)
77
user score
(30)
Jan 28
Mineral - The Power of Failing
Mineral
The Power of Failing
83
critic score
(2)
78
user score
(29)
Jul 1
Limp Bizkit - Three Dollar Bill, Yall$
Limp Bizkit
Three Dollar Bill, Yall$
80
critic score
(1)
52
user score
(29)
Jul 21
Devin Townsend - Ocean Machine
Devin Townsend
Ocean Machine
84
user score
(29)
Jun 30
µ-Ziq - Lunatic Harness
µ-Ziq
Lunatic Harness
92
critic score
(2)
84
user score
(28)
Dec 1
Radiohead - Lucky
Radiohead
Lucky
91
user score
(28)
Jun 17
Megadeth - Cryptic Writings
Megadeth
Cryptic Writings
60
critic score
(2)
61
user score
(27)
Oct 11
The Promise Ring - Nothing Feels Good
The Promise Ring
Nothing Feels Good
83
critic score
(2)
80
user score
(27)
Jan 27
Strapping Young Lad - City
Strapping Young Lad
City
80
critic score
(1)
79
user score
(26)
Nov 4
Spice Girls - Spiceworld
Spice Girls
Spiceworld
71
critic score
(4)
75
user score
(26)
Feb 24
Autechre - Chiastic Slide
Autechre
Chiastic Slide
60
critic score
(1)
78
user score
(25)
Sep 23
Dream Theater - Falling into Infinity
Dream Theater
Falling into Infinity
60
critic score
(1)
64
user score
(25)
Jan 1
Aesop Rock - Music for Earthworms
Aesop Rock
Music for Earthworms
64
user score
(24)
Nov 14
Celine Dion - Let's Talk About Love
Celine Dion
Let's Talk About Love
65
critic score
(2)
74
user score
(24)
Sep 15
Björk - Jóga
Björk
Jóga
60
critic score
(1)
96
user score
(23)
Jan 1
Electric Wizard - Come My Fanatics...
Electric Wizard
Come My Fanatics...
90
critic score
(1)
83
user score
(22)
May 13
Modest Mouse - The Fruit That Ate Itself
Modest Mouse
The Fruit That Ate Itself
59
critic score
(3)
74
user score
(22)
Sep 29
The Rolling Stones - Bridges to Babylon
The Rolling Stones
Bridges to Babylon
61
critic score
(5)
57
user score
(22)
Feb 4
The Offspring - Ixnay on the Hombre
The Offspring
Ixnay on the Hombre
59
critic score
(5)
68
user score
(21)
Mar 3
Ulver - Nattens madrigal
Ulver
Nattens madrigal
84
critic score
(3)
81
user score
(21)
Apr 21
Supergrass - In It for the Money
Supergrass
In It for the Money
84
critic score
(8)
81
user score
(21)
Aug 5
Atmosphere - Overcast!
Atmosphere
Overcast!
60
critic score
(1)
79
user score
(21)
Nov 4
Three 6 Mafia - Chapter 2: World Domination
Three 6 Mafia
Chapter 2: World Domination
80
critic score
(1)
80
user score
(21)
Dec 6
Eminem - Slim Shady EP
Eminem
Slim Shady EP
50
critic score
(1)
79
user score
(21)
Jun 4
Tindersticks - Curtains
Tindersticks
Curtains
84
critic score
(5)
82
user score
(20)
Aug 11
Morrissey - Maladjusted
Morrissey
Maladjusted
64
critic score
(6)
65
user score
(20)
Sep 30
Common - One Day It'll All Make Sense
Common
One Day It'll All Make Sense
80
critic score
(4)
78
user score
(20)
Dec 1
Racionais MC's - Sobrevivendo no Inferno
Racionais MC's
Sobrevivendo no Inferno
50
critic score
(1)
91
user score
(20)
Mar 26
Aqua - Aquarium
Aqua
Aquarium
48
critic score
(4)
43
user score
(19)
Aug 12
Backstreet Boys - Backstreet Boys
Backstreet Boys
Backstreet Boys
65
critic score
(2)
62
user score
(18)
Sep 1
Genesis - Calling All Stations
Genesis
Calling All Stations
38
critic score
(3)
39
user score
(18)
Sep 30
The Get Up Kids - Four Minute Mile
The Get Up Kids
Four Minute Mile
80
critic score
(1)
73
user score
(18)
Dec 8
Björk - Bachelorette
Björk
Bachelorette
50
critic score
(1)
97
user score
(18)
Aug 25
Jim O'Rourke - Bad Timing
Jim O'Rourke
Bad Timing
87
critic score
(3)
84
user score
(17)
Feb 17
Mansun - Attack of the Grey Lantern
Mansun
Attack of the Grey Lantern
81
critic score
(4)
83
user score
(16)
Mar 18
Ben Folds Five - Whatever and Ever Amen
Ben Folds Five
Whatever and Ever Amen
78
critic score
(7)
82
user score
(16)
May 5
Paul McCartney - Flaming Pie
Paul McCartney
Flaming Pie
75
critic score
(2)
78
user score
(16)
May 20
Michael Jackson - Blood on the Dancefloor: HIStory in the Mix
Michael Jackson
Blood on the Dancefloor: HIStory in the Mix
48
critic score
(3)
60
user score
(16)
Jul 1
Teenage Fanclub - Songs from Northern Britain
Teenage Fanclub
Songs from Northern Britain
60
critic score
(3)
80
user score
(16)
Oct 28
Roni Size & Reprazent - New Forms
Roni Size & Reprazent
New Forms
86
critic score
(6)
83
user score
(16)
Mar 25
Dinosaur Jr. - Hand It Over
Dinosaur Jr.
Hand It Over
66
critic score
(3)
76
user score
(15)
Jul 29
Air - Premiers Symptômes
Air
Premiers Symptômes
80
critic score
(4)
76
user score
(15)
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