What are your favourite albums from 1997 ?

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

  1. George Co-Stanza

    George Co-Stanza Forum Resident

    The Flower Kings - Stardust We Are
    Radiohead - OK Computer
    Foo Fighters - The Colour and the Shape
    Dream Theater - Falling into Infinity
    Devin Townsend - Ocean Machine
    U2 - Pop
    Porcupine Tree - Coma Divine
    Fleetwood Mac - The Dance
    Yes - Keys to Ascension 2
    Sammy Hagar - Marching to Mars
  2. mr_spenalzo

    mr_spenalzo Forum Resident


    Gene - Drawn To The Deep End
    Blur - Blur
    Mansun - Attack Of The Grey Lantern
    Supergrass - In It For The Money
    Kenickie - At The Club
    Radiohead - OK Computer
    Spiritualized - Ladies & Gentlemen
    Tindersticks - Curtains
    Primal Scream - Vanishing Point
    The Verve - Urban Hymns

    Wow, quite British...
    This is also the year I graduated from secondary school, went to university, discovered The Smiths and listened to Tori Amos' "Hey Jupiter" on repeat because I had a massive crush on Monique, fan of Boys For Pele in general and this song in particular. I still get a lump in the throat when I hear it.
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  3. Neonbeam

    Neonbeam All Art Was Once Contemporary

    I still keep forgetting stuff, it was such a great year:

    Tindersticks - Curtains
    Elliott Smith - Either/Or
    Mogwai - Young Team
    Godspeed You Black Emperor - F#A#
    Super Furry Animals - Radiator
    Labradford - Mi Media Naranja
    Bardo Pond - Lapsed

    That's what you get from writing lists on boring parties:whistle:
  4. Snow2

    Snow2 Forum Resident

    Long Eaton
    I nearly added the SuperGrass one!!

    Re the Oasis selection - I always think there are at least 3-4 excellent tracks on each of their albums. On this one:

    Do you know what I mean
    My Big mouth
    I hope, I think, I know
    Fade In-out
    It's Getting Better (man) - though it does go on a bit!!
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  5. 3coloursbeige

    3coloursbeige Forum Resident

    Yep, So Long and Thanks For All The Shoes is one I've stupidly missed off my list. Good call.
  6. TheSeldomSeenKid

    TheSeldomSeenKid Forum Resident

    Well I love 'Do You Know What I Mean' and 'All Around the World', but I skip the rest of the CD. It was just a case of too much drugs(or the wrong drugs) is not a good thing. The hype was bigger for this album than any others in 1997, as I recall, and it fell flat on delivery. I actually liked 'Standing on the Shoulders of Giants' and 'Don't Believe the Truth' albums though.
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  7. Thievius

    Thievius Blue Öyster Cultist

    Live - Secret Samadhi
    Marcy Playground - s/t
    Third Eye Blind - s/t
    Foo Fighters - Colour & The Shape
    Radiohead - OK Computer
    Oasis - Be Here Now
    Incubus - S.C.I.E.N.C.E.
    Everclear - So Much For The Afterglow

    Not a great year for music, imo. For me it kind of signals the beginning of the end of modern rock.
    Some ok stuff, but nothing I'd put up with the best of the best.
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  8. 3coloursbeige

    3coloursbeige Forum Resident

    Of course! S.C.I.E.N.C.E. That should be on my list too...though it is getting rather long now...
  9. Silksashbash

    Silksashbash Forum Resident

    Sorry about the off topic, but since I did my navy service between June 1997 and May 1998 I'd like to share a list of songs I remember hearing most on the radio that year:
    Babylon Zoo - Spaceman
    Maria Montell - And so the story goes... (di da di)
    The Rolling Stones - Anybody seen my baby?
    U2- Hold me, thrill me, kiss me, kill me
    Sheryl Crow - Tomorrow never dies
    The Verve - Bittersweet symphony
    Down Low - Johnny B (rap version of the Hooters song)
    Meredith Brooks - Bitch
    Celine Dion - My heart will go on
    Elton John - Candle in the wind (Princess Diana tribute version)
  10. scompton

    scompton Forum Resident

    Arlington, VA
    Built to Spill certainly has a following here. I never heard of them until reading about them here
  11. BlueSpeedway

    BlueSpeedway overground | underground

    London, England
  12. BlueSpeedway

    BlueSpeedway overground | underground

    London, England
    and the EA R TH L ING

  13. BlueSpeedway

    BlueSpeedway overground | underground

    London, England
    and the Boymerang:

  14. Em.

    Em. Forum Resident

    SoCal, USA
    Autechre - Chiastic Slide
    The Sea and Cake - The Fawn
  15. southamorican

    southamorican Forum Resident

    São Paulo

    1. Strangefolk – Weightless in Water
    2. The Jayhawks – Sound of Lies
    3. Ravi Shankar – Chants of India
    4. Robert Wyatt – Shleep
    5. Foo Fighters – The Colour and the Shape
    6. Ben Harper – The Will to Live
    7. Fu Manchu – The Action Is Go
    8. Radiohead – OK Computer
    9. Cornershop – When I Was Born for the 7th Time
    10. Illya Kuriaki & the Valderramas – Versus
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  16. bfackler

    bfackler Forum Resident

    North America
    24 Hours a Day – The Bottle Rockets
    Time Out of Mind – Bob Dylan
    El Corazon – Steve Earle
    Blue Moon Swamp – John Fogerty
    Poison Love – Buddy Miller
  17. Davey

    Davey very clever with maracas

    SF Bay Area, USA
  18. bombardir499

    bombardir499 Well-Known Member

    Moscow, Russia
    In alphabetical order:

    1. BADU, ERYKAH - Baduizm
    2. BLACKMORE’S NIGHT - Shadow Of The Moon
    3. NICK CAVE AND THE BAD SEEDS - The Boatman’s Call
    4. CLAWFINGER - Clawfinger
    5. COCKER, JOE - Across From Midnight
    6. DEPECHE MODE - Ultra
    7. DERIS, ANDI - Come In From The Rain
    8. DICKINSON, BRUCE - Accident Of Birth
    9. DYLAN, BOB - Time Out Of Mind
    10. EVORA, CESARIA - Cabo Verde
    11. FAITH NO MORE - Album Of The Year
    12. FOOL'S GARDEN - Go And Ask Peggy For The Principal Thing
    13. GATHERING, THE - Nighttime Birds
    14. HAMMER FALL - Glory To The Brave
    15. HOFFMANN, WOLF - Classical
    16. KINGDOM COME - Master Seven
    17. KISS - Carnival Of Souls
    18. LAKE OF TEARS - A Crimson Cosmos
    19. LHASA - La Llorona
    20. MEGADETH - Cryptic Writings
    21. METALLICA - Reload
    22. MOORE, GARY - Dark Days In Paradise
    23. RADIOHEAD - Ok Computer
    24. RAMMSTEIN - Sehnsucht
    25. RECOIL - Unsound Methods
    26. ROLLING STONES, THE - Bridges to Babylon
    27. ROYAL HUNT - Paradox
    28. SAINT ETIENNE - Continental
    29. STRATOVARIUS - Visions
    30. TINDERSTICKS - Curtains
    31. U.D.O. - Solid
    32. VARIOUS ARTISTS - Buena Vista Social Club
    33. WHITESNAKE - Restless Heart
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  19. Sean Ryan

    Sean Ryan Member

    Dublin, Ireland
    Great call for Shleep - Robert Wyatt.
    I'm a fan of Earthling too.
  20. Tord

    Tord Forum Resident

    Kungsbacka, Sweden
    Nappy Brown & Kip Anderson - Best of Both Worlds
    John Fogerty - Blue Moon Swamp
    Paul McCartney - Flaming Pie
    Bob Dylan - Time out of Mind
    Paul Simon - Songs from the Capeman
  21. Dan Steely

    Dan Steely Never Gonna Do It Without The Fez On

    Camp Lo - Uptown Saturday Night
    The Chemical Brothers - Dig Your Own Hole
    Jay-Z - In My Lifetime, Vol. 1
    Portishead - Portishead
    The Prodigy - The Fat Of The Land
    Radiohead - OK Computer
    The Verve - Urban Hymns
  22. Hadean75

    Hadean75 Forum Moonlighter

    My (personal) favorite single of 1997:

  23. MarkTWIC

    MarkTWIC Forum Resident

    I think we're seeing what a great year 1997 was. I used to say it was the best year of music since the late 1960s and I think this thread shows it. 1998 and 1999 were also very strong years. It is really very, very sad to compare it to now when we have as corporate a music industry as we've had since the 1950s, independent voices struggle to be heard. It was the variety, not everything was good but there was something for everyone and that's surely how it should be. You also heard that variety on the radio, in pubs, now it's not allowed.

    I'd never heard of "Built to Spill" enjoying the album. I don't think they had much profile in the UK.

    As I mentioned "Dandy Warhols Come Down" was the big discovery for me in 1997 and I've seen them live many times since but I bought a lot of albums.

    "In it for the money" by Supergrass and "Tellin' Stories" by Charlatans came out the same day! Blur by Blur, The Verve and so on.

    No doubt a 1998 thread soon. Including the worst album I ever bought, one I couldn't even give away.
  24. PCM7027

    PCM7027 Forum Resident

    Depeche Mode's Ultra came out the week before (April 14th) and Nick Cave's album the previous month.
    I was working in HMV at the time, and it was a very dark and muted coloured Chart Wall of all those new releases.

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  25. Jimmy Agates

    Jimmy Agates Forum Resident

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