Splungeworthy has kindly agreed that I can start one of his best of each year in the 90s threads. I hope there's still enough interest from everyone to do 1997 justice. Very tough to choose 10 albums from this year, I managed it after a pre-selection of 22 and decided to leave out the classical /soundtrack releases this time. In reverse order: 10) Shleep – Robert Wyatt 9) Flaming Pie – Paul McCartney 8) Other Songs – Ron Sexsmith 7) Flying Away – Smoke City 6) Andromeda Heights – Prefab Sprout 5) Sound of Lies – The Jayhawks 4) Red Apple Falls – Smog 3) Time out of mind – Bob Dylan 2) Industry – Richard & Danny Thompson 1) no surprises A favourite year for music in my adult life. Each of the top 5 have been at various times my favourite album of the decade.