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The Best Indie Rock Albums of 1997

2. Sleater-Kinney - Dig Me Out

Sleater-Kinney - Dig Me Out
April 8, 1997
Critic Score
87
7 reviews

3. Modest Mouse - The Lonesome Crowded West

Modest Mouse - The Lonesome Crowded West
November 18, 1997
Critic Score
86
7 reviews

4. Built to Spill - Perfect From Now On

Built to Spill - Perfect From Now On
January 28, 1997
Critic Score
86
8 reviews

5. Helium - The Magic City

Helium - The Magic City
September 9, 1997
Critic Score
86
4 reviews

6. Grandaddy - Under The Western Freeway

Grandaddy - Under The Western Freeway
October 21, 1997
Critic Score
85
3 reviews

7. Guided By Voices - Mag Earwhig!

Guided By Voices - Mag Earwhig!
May 20, 1997
Critic Score
82
5 reviews

8. Number Girl - School Girl Bye Bye

Number Girl - School Girl Bye Bye
November 6, 1997
Critic Score
80
1 review

9. Karate - In Place of Real Insight

Karate - In Place of Real Insight
April 28, 1997
Critic Score
80
1 review

10. The Glands - Double Thriller

The Glands - Double Thriller
July 15, 1997
Critic Score
80
2 reviews

11. Cornershop - When I Was Born for the 7th Time

Cornershop - When I Was Born for the 7th Time
September 8, 1997
Critic Score
79
5 reviews

12. Pavement - Brighten the Corners

Pavement - Brighten the Corners
February 11, 1997
Critic Score
79
6 reviews

13. Superchunk - Indoor Living

Superchunk - Indoor Living
September 2, 1997
Critic Score
77
6 reviews

14. Destroyer - Ideas For Songs

Destroyer - Ideas For Songs
January 1, 1997
Critic Score
71
1 review

15. The Folk Implosion - Dare to Be Surprised

The Folk Implosion - Dare to Be Surprised
April 29, 1997
Critic Score
70
2 reviews

16. Blonde Redhead - Fake Can Be Just as Good

Blonde Redhead - Fake Can Be Just as Good
March 11, 1997
Critic Score
70
1 review

17. Songs: Ohia - Hecla & Griper

Songs: Ohia - Hecla & Griper
December 1, 1997
Critic Score
67
2 reviews

18. Morrissey - Maladjusted

Morrissey - Maladjusted
August 11, 1997
Critic Score
64
6 reviews

19. Polvo - Shapes

Polvo - Shapes
September 23, 1997
Critic Score
62
3 reviews

20. Modest Mouse - The Fruit That Ate Itself

Modest Mouse - The Fruit That Ate Itself
May 13, 1997
Critic Score
59
3 reviews
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