SPIN's 20 Best Albums of 1997

SPIN's 20 Best Albums of 1997

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20.

The Prodigy - The Fat of the Land
June 30, 1997
Critic Score
78
7 reviews

19.

Wu-Tang Clan - Wu-Tang Forever
June 3, 1997
Critic Score
80
5 reviews

17.

Geraldine Fibbers - Butch
July 1, 1997
Critic Score
77
6 reviews

16.

Daft Punk - Homework
March 25, 1997
Critic Score
80
7 reviews

13.

Roni Size & Reprazent - New Forms
October 28, 1997
Critic Score
86
7 reviews

12.

Erykah Badu - Baduizm
February 11, 1997
Critic Score
85
5 reviews

11.

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

9.

Missy Elliott - Supa Dupa Fly
July 15, 1997
Critic Score
86
5 reviews

6.

Portishead - Portishead
September 30, 1997
Critic Score
85
7 reviews

Portishead has turned despair's dead-end into a highway of possibilities.

5.

Bob Dylan - Time Out of Mind
September 30, 1997
Critic Score
87
7 reviews

4.

Björk - Homogenic
September 23, 1997
Critic Score
95
8 reviews
Amid all the premillenial tension, she had this great idea: Why not something new?

3.

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

2.

Radiohead - OK Computer
May 21, 1997
Critic Score
94
10 reviews

It feels utterly contemporary, an achievement few mainstream guitar bands can claim. OK Computer bridges the touch-feely/block-rockin' divide of '90s pop with more urgency than a house party of confessional troubadours or breakbeat scientists.

1.

Cornershop - When I Was Born for the 7th Time
September 8, 1997
Critic Score
79
5 reviews
Turning away from the ragged indie rock that dominated Cornership's previous music, Singh now lets the groove be his guide. A third of the tracks here are Mo'Wax--worthy instrumentals--melting pots of chunky beats, Asian drones, oddball samples, and Singh's own turntable doodles
Original Source: http://www.spin.com/articles/best-albums-1997/
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