What are your favourite albums from 1997 ?

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  1. Haristar

    Haristar Apollo C. Vermouth

    Southampton, UK
    Blur - self titled
    The Dandy Warhols - ...The Dandy Warhols Come Down
    Gorky's Zygotic Mynci - Barafundle
    Paul McCartney - Flaming Pie
    Radiohead - OK Computer
    Silver Sun - self titled
    Super Furry Animals - Radiator
    Supergrass - In It for the Money
    Travis - Good Feeling
    The Verve - Urban Hymns
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  2. eric777

    eric777 Rock Star

    Definitely not a good year in music for me.

    1. Megadeth - Cryptic Writings
    2. Radiohead - OK Computer
    3. Metallica - Reload
    4. Led Zeppelin - BBC Sessions
  3. PCM7027

    PCM7027 Forum Resident

    Lava! :goodie:
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  4. rjp

    rjp Senior Member

  5. Haristar

    Haristar Apollo C. Vermouth

    Southampton, UK
    One of my favourite 90's songs.
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  6. rediffusion

    rediffusion Forum Resident

  7. rocknsoul74

    rocknsoul74 Forum Resident

    The Sundays Static and Silence
    Sweater Kinney Dig Me Out
  8. Standoffish

    Standoffish Don't you dare call me an ostrich!

    Elliot Smith - Either/Or
    Echobelly - Lustra
    Teenage Fanclub - Songs from Northern Britain
    Saliva - s/t
    Lisa Loeb - Firecracker
    Martina McBride - Evolution
    10,000 Maniacs - Love Among the Ruins
    Old 97s - Too Far Too Care
    Radiohead - OK Computer
    Ben Folds Five - Whatever and Ever Amen
  9. rjp

    rjp Senior Member

  10. bladerunner555

    bladerunner555 Well-Known Member

    Can't think of many,since almost none of my favorites released albums that year.
    The only two I can think of are;
    John Lydon-Psychospath
    Yes-Open Your Eyes
    John Foxx and Louis Gordon-Subterranean Omnidelic Exotour EP
    Bruce Dickinson-Accident of Birth
    Judas Priest-Jugulator
  11. Ernest T

    Ernest T Forum Resident

    1. Son Volt - Straightaways
    2. Beth Orton - Best Bit
    3. Steve Earle - El Corazon
    4. Foo Fighters - The Colour the Shape
    5. Richmond Fontaine - Miles From
    6. Songs:Ohia - Black Album
    7. The Dandy Warhols - s/t
    8. Supersuckers - Must've Been High
    9. Whiskeytown - Strangers Almanac
    10. Townes Van Zandt - Last Rights
    American Analog Set - From Our Living Room to Yours
    The Backsliders - Throwin' Rocks at the Moon
    The Amazing Royal Crowns - s/t
    Blue Stingrays - Surf-N-Burn
    Bottle Rockets - 24 Hours a Day
    The Derailers - Reverb Deluxe
    Old 97's - Too Far to Care
    Southern Culture on the Skids - Plastic Seat Sweat
    Tim O'Connor - Run Over by Love
    Songs:Ohia - Hecla & Griper
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  12. rock4ev

    rock4ev Forum Resident

    CA USA
    Descendents - Everything Sux
    It was released in the last week of Sep 96 though I consider it a 97'er cuz it got a lot of play at my place then.

    Redd Kross - Show World
    This was a good one for/during that year too. this one was a 97'er
  13. Geee!

    Geee! Forum Resident

    i miss one every year of these threads!
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  14. TheSeldomSeenKid

    TheSeldomSeenKid Forum Resident

    If you remove that terrible Oasis album and replace it with an album from either Gene, Placebo, Stereophonics, BLUR, Echo & the Bunnymen, Dandy Warhols, Supergrass, Portishead, Mogwai, Ben Folds Five, Super Furry Animals(and a few other ones I am forgetting), you would have my Winning 5 Titles, as the other 4 on your list are my Top 4 from 1997.

    Most underrated(based on I doubt many people bought it)-Joe Jackson-'Heaven & Hell'-one of my favorite JJ Albums.

    The Good Old Days before Downloads & Streaming and we all went out(in my case stoked) to buy the CDs on release day(I was not aware of New Albums being released on Vinyl in 1997, but apparently there was Vinyl Releases for several albums and I want to add them to my start up Vinyl Collection, since 1997 is my favorite Year for most Albums released that I like a lot).
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  15. JuanTCB

    JuanTCB Forum Resident

    Brooklyn, NY
    Oh crap - I forgot Time Out Of Mind and Bridges To Babylon! Essentials, for sure!
  16. ExtraCheese

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  17. beccabear67

    beccabear67 Musical Omnivore

    Victoria, Canada
    1. Stereolab - Dots And Loops
    2. Erykah Badu - Baduism
    3. White Town - Women In Technology
    4. Sarah McLachlan - Surfacing
    5. Chumbawamba - Tubthumper
    6. Savage Garden - Savage Garden
    7. The Mighty Bosstones - Lets Face it
    8. Alison Krauss - So Long So Wrong
    9. Goldfinger - Hang-Ups
    10. Yes - Open Your Eyes

    Also bought and haven't gotten rid of so far...
    David Bowie - Earthling
    Bee Gees - Still Waters
    Ben Folds Five - Whatever And Ever Amen
    Great Big Sea - Play
    Pizzicato Five - Happy End Of The World
    Smash Mouth - Fush Yu Mang
    SWV - Release Some Tension
    Cornershop - When I Was Born for the 7th Time
    Loreena McKennitt - The Book Of Secrets
    Everclear - So Much For The Afterglow
    Green Day - Nimrod
    The Corrs - Talk On Corners
    Chantal Kreviazuk - Under These Rocks and Stones
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  18. Tom Kitch

    Tom Kitch Well-Known Member

    1. I Can Hear Your Heart Beating As One - Yo La Tengo
    2. Garden Variety - Garden Variety
    3, Hand It Over - Dinosaur Jr.
    4. Saturday Night at the Atomic Speedway - 30 Amp Fuse
    5. Adam and Eve - Catherine Wheel
    6. It's For Your Own Good - The Living End
    7. Hourly Daily - You Am I
    8. Let's Face It - The Mighty Mighty Bosstones
    9. Beyond Planet Earth - Shelter
    10. So Long and Thanks for the Shoes - NOFX
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  19. DesertHermit

    DesertHermit Forum Resident

    I struggled to come up with 9 for 1997, but the following were certainly the ones I was listening to that year. I think I was still deeply involved with listening to a lot of stuff from 1995 and 1996.

    Time Out Of Mind - Bob Dylan
    Homogenic - Bjork
    Innamorata - Pat Benatar
    The Beauty Process: Triple Platinum - L7
    20th Century Blues - Marianne Faithfull
    POP - U2
    Maladjusted - Morrissey
    The Dance - Fleetwood Mac
    20,000 Watt RSL - Midnight Oil
  20. TheSeldomSeenKid

    TheSeldomSeenKid Forum Resident

    My first Fleetwood Mac Album. In the early 2000s(2003-04), I bought the Deluxe Editions for ST, Rumours & Tusk-then re-bought them when they added a 3rd CD in recent years-not sure if ST released in the next week is only a Box Set, or if there will be a 2-CD or 3-CD Set available like for Rumours & Tusk where if you bought from Amazon, you got the Download of the Concert with it, which made it a great bargain for the price. I also recently bought 'Say You Will' and the Reissues for 'Mirage' & 'Tango in the Night'(the 2-CD Sets). Also bought the 'Live in Boston' CD/DVD Set. Also bought 2 LB Solo albums, 'Out of the Cradle' & 'Go Insane'(had to pay a little higher for that one off of Discogs or Ebay) and one of his Blu-Ray Concerts(Songs from the Small Machine: Live in LA).
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  21. samthesham

    samthesham Forum Resident

    Moorhead MN
    Assuming RI can be included I have 6 that I wouldn't be without.

    1.Dylan Time Out of Mind
    2.Van Morrison The Healing Game
    3.Grateful Dead Dicks Picks Vol.8
    4.Grateful Dead Fallout from the Phil Zone
    5.Gene Vincent The Screaming End-Best of Gene Vincent
    6.Velvet Underground Fully Loaded
  22. strummer101

    strummer101 Forum Resident

    Lakewood OH
    A healthy year.

    David Bowie - Earthling
    Tony Bennett - Bennett on Holiday

    The Orb - Orblivian
    Elliott Smith - Either/Or
    Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds - The Boatman's Call
    U2 - Pop
    16 Horsepower - Low Estate
    Bruce Cockburn - The Charity of Night

    Van Morrison - The Healing Game
    Morphine - Like Swimming
    Supertramp - Some Things Never Change
    Sleater-Kinney - Dig Me Out
    Supergrass - In it for the Money
    Yo La Tengo - I Can Hear the Heart Beating as One

    Sinead O'Conner - The Gospel Oak (EP)
    Michael Penn - Resigned
    Rickie Lee Jones - Ghostyhead
    Paul Weller - Heavy Soul
    Brian Eno - The Drop
    Echo & the Bunnymen - Evergreen
    Godspeed You Black Emperor - Fsharp Asharp Infinity
    Bjork - Homogenic
    The Verve - Urban Hymns
    Patti Smith - Peace and Noise

    Bob Dylan - Time Out of Mind
    Gary Numan - Exile
    Nine Inch Nails - Closure
    World Part - Egyptology
    Big Audio Dynamite - Entering a New Ride
    Ziggy Marley & the Melody Makers - Fallen is Babylon
  23. Zach Johnson

    Zach Johnson Forum Resident

    Toronto, Ontario
    Bowie's Earthling is really that only album from that year that I would consider a favourite.
  24. DesertHermit

    DesertHermit Forum Resident

    I'd completely forgotten these two. Great albums.
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  25. Zombeels

    Zombeels Forum Resident

    Radiohead - OK Computer
    Built To Spill - Perfect From Now On (Those who don't have this on your list hang your head in shame)
    Ween - The Mollusk
    Blur - Blur
    Grandaddy - Under The Western Freeway
    Marcy Playground - Marcy Playground
    Brian Jonestown Massacre - Give It back
    Dump - A Plea For Tenderness
    Ciao Bella - 1
    Modest Mouse - The Lonesome Crowded West
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