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The Highest Rated Albums of 1997

1.

Björk - Homogenic
September 23, 1997
Critic Score
95
8 reviews

2.

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

3.

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

4.

Super Furry Animals - Radiator
August 25, 1997
Critic Score
90
5 reviews

5.

Company Flow - Funcrusher Plus
July 28, 1997
Critic Score
88
5 reviews

6.

The Chemical Brothers - Dig Your Own Hole
April 7, 1997
Critic Score
88
7 reviews

7.

Primal Scream - Vanishing Point
July 7, 1997
Critic Score
87
6 reviews

8.

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - The Boatman's Call
March 3, 1997
Critic Score
87
6 reviews

9.

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

10.

Portishead - Portishead
September 30, 1997
Critic Score
87
8 reviews

11.

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

12.

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

13.

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

14.

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

15.

Elliott Smith - Either/Or
February 25, 1997
Critic Score
86
7 reviews

16.

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

17.

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

19.

The Verve - Urban Hymns
September 29, 1997
Critic Score
85
7 reviews

20.

Tindersticks - Curtains
June 4, 1997
Critic Score
84
5 reviews

21.

Supergrass - In It for the Money
April 21, 1997
Critic Score
84
9 reviews

22.

Stereolab - Dots and Loops
September 23, 1997
Critic Score
84
6 reviews

23.

Mark Eitzel - West
May 6, 1997
Critic Score
83
6 reviews

24.

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

25.

Mouse on Mars - Autoditacker
August 18, 1997
Critic Score
82
5 reviews
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