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The Best Indie Rock Albums of 1997

1.

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

2.

Morrissey - Suedehead: The Best of Morrissey
September 8, 1997
Critic Score
90
1 review

3.

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

4.

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

5.

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

6.

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

7.

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

8.

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

9.

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

10.

The Delgados - Domestiques
February 18, 1997
Critic Score
80
1 review

11.

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

12.

The Weakerthans - Fallow
December 7, 1997
Critic Score
80
1 review

13.

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

14.

Blur - Blur
February 10, 1997
Critic Score
79
7 reviews

15.

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

16.

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

17.

The Folk Implosion - Dare to Be Surprised
April 29, 1997
Critic Score
74
3 reviews

18.

Pavement - Brighten the Corners
February 11, 1997
Critic Score
72
7 reviews

19.

Beulah - Handsome Western States
June 1, 1997
Critic Score
72
3 reviews

20.

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

21.

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

22.

Linoleum - Dissent
June 17, 1997
Critic Score
70
2 reviews

23.

The Hives - Barely Legal
September 22, 1997
Critic Score
70
2 reviews

24.

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

25.

Karate - In Place of Real Insight
April 28, 1997
Critic Score
65
2 reviews
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