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100 Greatest Albums of 1997

Criteria: These music albums from the year 1997 were chosen for their immediate and lasting popularity, impact, influence, and acclaim from critics and musicians. This list does not include 'Greatest Hits' albums.
Top 100 Albums by Year: (in progress)
  1. OK Computer - Radiohead
  2. Life After Death - The Notorious B.I.G.
  3. Baduizm - Erykah Badu
  4. Urban Hymns - The Verve
  5. Supa Dupa Fly - Missy Elliott
  6. Time Out of Mind - Bob Dylan
  7. The Fat of the Land - The Prodigy
  8. Dig Your Own Hole - Chemical Brothers
  9. Homework - Daft Punk
10. Blur - Blur
11. Ladies & Gentlemen We Are Floating in Space - Spiritualized
12. Homogenic - Björk
13. Wu-Tang Forever - Wu-Tang Clan
14. The Colour and the Shape - Foo Fighters
15. The Carnival - Wyclef Jean
16. Savage Garden - Savage Garden
17. Surfacing - Sarah McLachlan
18. Come on Over - Shania Twain
19. The Velvet Rope - Janet Jackson
20. Either/Or - Elliott Smith
21. Portishead - Portishead
22. Third Eye Blind - Third Eye Blind
23. Around the Fur - Deftones
24. Whatever and Ever Amen - Ben Folds Five
25. Big Willie Style - Will Smith
26. The Lonesome Crowded West - Modest Mouse
27. I Can Hear the Heart Beating as One - Yo La Tengo
28. Butterfly - Mariah Carey
29. The Boatman's Call - Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds
30. Funcrusher Plus - Company Flow
31. Nimrod - Green Day
32. Spiceworld - Spice Girls
33. My Own Prison - Creed
34. Perfect From Now On - Built to Spill
35. My Way - Usher
36. The Dance - Fleetwood Mac
37. Dig Me Out - Sleater-Kinney
38. No Way Out - Puff Daddy & the Family
39. *NSYNC - *NSYNC
40. Be Here Now - Oasis
41. Live - Erykah Badu
42. F♯ A♯ ∞ - Godspeed You! Black Emperor
43. Mogwai Young Team - Mogwai
44. Middle of Nowhere - Hanson
45. BBC Sessions - Led Zeppelin
46. Share My World - Mary J. Blige
47. Dude Ranch - Blink-182
48. Ultra - Depeche Mode
49. Uptown Saturday Night - Camp Lo
50. In It for the Money - Supergrass
51. In My Lifetime, Vol. 1 - Jay-Z
52. Flaming Pie - Paul McCartney
53. Ixnay on the Hombre - Offspring
54. Harlem World - Ma$e
55. Brighten the Corners - Pavement
56. Living in Clip - Ani DiFranco
57. One Day It'll All Make Sense - Common
58. So Much for the Afterglow - Everclear
59. Aquarium - Aqua
60. All That I Am - Joe
61. S.C.I.E.N.C.E. - Incubus
62. When Disaster Strikes... - Busta Rhymes
63. The Mollusk - Ween
64. Clumsy - Our Lady Peace
65. Tubthumper - Chumbawamba
66. The 18th Letter - Rakim
67. Radiator - Super Furry Animals
68. New Forms - Roni Size/Reprazent
69. Love Always - K-Ci & Jojo
70. Dots and Loops - Stereolab
71. Album of the Year - Faith No More
72. Ghetto D - Master P
73. Sehnsucht - Rammstein
74. Vanishing Point - Primal Scream
75. Anthems to the Welkins at Dusk - Emperor
76. ...The Dandy Warhols Come Down - Dandy Warhols
77. The War Report - Capone-N-Noreaga
78. When I Was Born for the 7th Time - Cornershop
79. The Great Milenko - Insane Clown Posse
80. Life Thru a Lens - Robbie Williams
81. Desireless - Eagle-Eye Cherry
82. Strangers Almanac - Whiskeytown
83. More Songs About Food and Revolutionary Art - Carl Craig
84. Blue Moon Swamp - John Fogerty
85. Pop - U2
86. Anytime - Brian McKnight
87. Attack of the Grey Lantern - Mansun
88. Three Dollar Bill, Y'all - Limp Bizkit
89. Left of the Middle - Natalie Imbruglia
90. Jewelz - O.C.
91. Vegas - The Crystal Method
92. Fush Yu Mang - Smash Mouth
93. All Saints - All Saints
94. Talk on Corners - Corrs
95. Let's Face It - Mighty Mighty Bosstones
96. Word Gets Around - Stereophonics
97. R U Still Down? - 2Pac
98. Tellin' Stories - Charlatans
99. Evolution - Boyz II Men
100. Songs from Northern Britain - Teenage Fanclub
1997 music albums, OK Computer, Life After Death, Baduizm, Urban Hymns



OK Computer album cover
Life After Death album cover
Baduizm album cover
Urban Hymns album cover
Supa Dupa Fly album cover
Time Out of Mind album cover
The Fat of the Land album cover
Dig Your Own Hole album cover
Homework  album cover
Blur album cover
 DigitalDreamDoor Editor Picks for 1997
  Brian's choice - An unheralded great album from 1997
 •  Too Far to Care - Old 97s
  Ryan's choice:
 •  Slip, Stitch & Pass - Phish
  Lew's choice:
 •  Blurring the Edges - Meredith Brooks

Note: Yearly album lists go by earliest 'release date'. Not necessarily the year an album peaked in the U.S. charts.



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