What are your favourite albums from 1997 ?

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by HenryFly, Jan 12, 2018.

  1. HenryFly

    HenryFly Forum Resident Thread Starter

    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.
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  2. Brother Maynard

    Brother Maynard Forum Resident

    Dallas, TX
    Time Out of Mind, Flaming Pie, Sound of Lies, in that order.
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  3. Silksashbash

    Silksashbash Forum Resident

    Blackmore's Night - Shadow Of The Moon
    King Edward Teds - Castle Of Rock'n'Roll
    The Playboys - Easy Rockin'
    Johnny Angel & the Nomads - Heavenly Rock'n'Roll
    Lou Cifer & the Hellions- ConvicTED 7" EP
    The Wild Angels - The Original Wild Angels (this is cheating since the recordings are from between 1968 and 1972)

    Are they his though? You're the fourth person starting one.
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  4. klaatuhf

    klaatuhf Forum Resident

    Sydney, Australia
    Abra Moore - Strangest Places
    Amazing Blondel - Restoration
    Beulah - Handsome Western States
    Blackmore's Night - Shadow of The Moon
    Bob Martin - River Turns The Wheel
    Cathryn Craig - Cathryn Craig
    Chantal Kreviazuk - Under These Rocks and Stones
    Cotton Mather - Kon Tiki
    Jeffrey Foskett - Cool and Gone
    Joy & Lara - These Strange Days
    Lori Carson - Everything I Touch Runs Wild
    Neil Young - Year of The Horse
    Nils Lofgren - Acoustic Live
    Paul McCartney - Flaming Pie
    Sarah McLachlan - Surfacing
    Tarnation - Mirador
    The Pearlfishers - The Strange Underworld of The Tall Poppies
    Van Morrison - The Healing Game
    Venice - Born and Raised
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  5. HenryFly

    HenryFly Forum Resident Thread Starter

    I noticed that too and he was completely relaxed about it. I just felt the need to check with him.
  6. PlushFieldHarpy

    PlushFieldHarpy Forum Resident

    Dylan - Time Out of Mind
    Bjork - Homogenic
    Bowie - Earthling
    Patti Smith - Peace and Noise
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  7. ToneLa

    ToneLa Forum Resident

    OK Computer by Radiohead
    Blur by Blur

    F♯ A♯ ∞ by Godspeed You! BLACK EMPEROR
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  8. ZBDMiller

    ZBDMiller geared for synchromesh

    Worthing, UK
    No particular order, here's 10 from me.

    Cheap Trick - Cheap Trick
    Blue Sky On Mars - Matthew Sweet
    Like Swimming - Morphine
    Standing In My Shoes - Leo Kottke
    Heavy Soul - Paul Weller
    Bombs & Butterflies - Widespread Panic
    Levitate - The Fall
    Too Far To Care - Old 97s
    Surfacing - Sarah McLachlan
    F♯ A♯ - Godspeed You! Black Emperor
  9. Hadean75

    Hadean75 Forum Moonlighter

    No particular order:

    Bee Gees--Still Waters
    Third Eye Blind--s/t
    Backstreet Boys--s/t
    Celine Dion--Let's Talk About Love
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  10. Mike Reynolds

    Mike Reynolds Forum Resident

    U2 -- POP

    311 -- Transistor

    Live -- Secret Samadhi

    Depeche Mode -- Ultra

    Crystal Method -- Vegas

    The Verve -- Urban Hymns

    Limp Bizkit -- Three Dollar Bill Y'all
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  11. jason202

    jason202 Forum Resident

    Washington, D.C.
    In no order:

    Supergrass - In It For The Money
    Portishead - Portishead
    David Bowie - Earthling
    DJ Shadow - Preemptive Strike
    Prodigy - The Fat Of The Land
    Ween - The Mollusk
    Radiohead - OK Computer
    Kool Keith - Sex Style

    1997 was not a standout year for music, in my opinion.
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  12. HenryFly

    HenryFly Forum Resident Thread Starter

    I forgot the Kottke album. :shake:. Brilliant. Consider it my new #10.
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  13. john fisher

    john fisher Well-Known Member

    Bridges to Babylon...Stones
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  14. blaken123

    blaken123 Your Greater Tri-County CD Superstore

    United States
    Son Volt - Straitaways
    Radiohead - OK Computer
    Foo Fighters - Colour and the Shape
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  15. Rolling Stones - Bridges to Babylon
    Mark Eitzel - West
    Cast - Mother Nature Calls
    Lambchop - Thriller
    Blur - Blur
  16. carlwm

    carlwm Forum Resident

    Not my favourite year for music but a plethora of quality releases, nonetheless (no order):

    Robert Earl Keen - Picnic

    Fairport Convention - Who Knows Where The Time Goes

    Great Big Sea - Play

    .38 Special - Resolution

    Barclay James Harvest - River Of Dreams

    Show Of Hands - Dark Fields

    Blue Rodeo - Tremelo

    Phil Bird - Storm Gold

    Crucible - Tall Tales

    Blackhawk - Love & Gravity
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  17. HenryFly

    HenryFly Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Music hit a lot of raw nerves for me that year. Probably because I turned 30 and Jeff Buckley drowned within days of each other.
  18. Lightworker

    Lightworker Forum Resident

    Baltimore, MD
    Most played/still played:

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  19. Neonbeam

    Neonbeam All Art Was Once Contemporary

    1997 was a terrific year. In no particular order:

    Nick Cave - The Boatman's Call
    Blur - Blur
    Stereolab - Dots & Loops
    Spiritualized - Ladies & Gentlemen
    Ween - The Mollusk
    Portishead - Portishead
    Supergrass - In It For The Money
    Radiohead - OKC
    Monaco - Music For Pleasure
    Dylan - Time Out Of Mind
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  20. Monosterio

    Monosterio Forum Resident

    South Florida
    Sleater-Kinney: Dig Me Out
    Yo La Tengo: I Can Hear The Heart Beating As One
    Cornershop: When I Was Born For the 7th Time
    Bob Dylan: Time Out of Mind
    Missy Elliott: Supa Dupa Fly
    Shania Twain: Come On Over
  21. Silksashbash

    Silksashbash Forum Resident

    I meant he wasn't the first either, this I believe was the first
    What are YOUR favourite 10 albums from 1991?
  22. HenryFly

    HenryFly Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Ok maybe I didn't do deep enough research. Thanks for clarifying.

    I checked my PMs and it was garrincha I checked with after all. Jesus. That's embarrassing. Thanks for helping.
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  23. California Couple

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    Newport Beach
  24. Snow2

    Snow2 Forum Resident

    Long Eaton
    Radiohead - OK Computer
    Spiritualized - Ladies and Gentlemen we are floating in space
    The Verve - Urban Hymns
    Oasis - Be Here Now
    Mansun - Attack of the Grey Latern
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  25. Purple Jim

    Purple Jim Forum Resident

    Little Britain
    Only these I'm afraid:

    The Cramps - Big Beat From Badsville
    David Bowie - Earthling
    John Fogerty - Blue Moon Swamp
    Led Zeppelin - BBC Sessions

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