The Best Rock Albums of 1997

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1997

(Compiled by Mauro Bondoni based on my ratings)
  1. Hash Jar Tempo : Well Oiled (Drunken Fish) (9)
  2. Built To Spill: Perfect From Now On (Warner) (8.5)
  3. Amon Tobin: Bricolage (Ninjatune) (8.5)
  4. Autechre: Chiastic Side (Warp) (8)
  5. Doldrums: Acupuncture (Kranky) (8)
  6. Today Is The Day: Temple Of The Morning Star (Relapse) (8)
  7. Laika: Sounds Of The Satellites (Too Pure) (8)
  8. Red Red Meat: There's A Star Above The Manger Tonight (SubPop) (8)
  9. Subarachnoid Space: Almost Invisible (Release) (8)
  10. Acid Mother Temple: Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso Ufo (PSF) (7.5)
  11. Dissolve: Third Album For The Sun (Kranky) (7.5)
  12. Electric Wizard: Come My Fanatics (Rise Above) (7.5)
  13. Laddio Bolocko: Strange Warmings (Hungarian) (7.5)
  14. Gravitar: Now The Road Of Knives (Charnel) (7.5)
  15. Bob Ostertag: Like A Melody No Bitterness (Seeland) (7.5)
  16. Thomas Jefferson Slave Apartments: Straight To Video (Anyway) (7.5)
  17. Run On: No Way (Matador) (7.5)
  18. Geraldine Fibbers: Butch (Virgin) (7.5)
  19. Storm & Stress: Storm & Stress (Touch & Go) (7.5)
  20. Yo La Tengo: I Can Hear The Heart Beating As One (Matador) (7.5)
  21. Belle And Sebastian: If You're Feeling Sinister (Enclave) (7.5)
  22. Alio Die: Password for Entheogenic Experience () (7.5)
  23. Squarepusher: Hard Normal Daddy (Warp) (7.5)
  24. Deerhoof: The Man The King The Girl (Kill Rock Stars)
  25. Hovercraft: Akathisia (Blast First) (7)
  26. Strapping Young Lad: City (7)
  27. Eat Static: Science Of The Gods (Planet Dog) (7)
  28. Aerial M: self-titled (Drag City) (7)
  29. Lowercase: Kill The Lights (Amphetamine Reptiles) (7)
  30. Djam Karet: The Devouring (Cuneiform) (7)
  31. Kreidler: Weekend (Play It Again Sam) (7)
  32. Space Needle: The Moray Eels Eat The Space Needle (Zero Hour) (7)
  33. Mainliner: Sonic (Charnel) (7)
  34. L@n (A-Muzik) (7)
  35. Paul Schutze: Nine Songs From The Garden Of Welcome Lies (1997)
  36. David Shea: Satyricon (Sub Rosa) (7)
  37. Chumbawamba: Tubthumper (Republic) (7)
  38. Apples In Stereo: Tone Soul Evolution (SpinArt) (7)
  39. Cornelius: Fantasma (Trattoria) (7)
  40. Ulan Bator: Vegetale (Disques Du Soleil) (7)
  41. Dylan Group: It's All About (Bubble Core) (7)
  42. Skeleton Key: Fantastic Spikes Through Balloon (Capitol) (7)
  43. Roni Size: New Forms (Mercury) (7)
  44. Bardo Pond: Lapsed (Matador) (7)
  45. Mogwai: Young Team (Chemikal Underground) (7)
  46. Loreena McKennitt: The Book Of Secrets (Quinlan Rd) (7)
  47. Tuatara: Breaking The Ethers (Epic) (7)
  48. Azusa Plane: Tycho Magnetic Anomaly & the Full Consciousness of Hidden Harmony (Camera Obscura) (7)
  49. Otomo Yoshihide: Sound Factory (Gentle Giant) (7)
  50. Ladybug Transistor: Beverley Atonale (Merge) (7)
  51. We: As Is (Asphodel) (7)
  52. Firewater: Get Off The Cross (Jetset) (7)
  53. Roy Montgomery: Harmony of The Spheres (Drunken Fish) (7)
  54. Matmos (Vague Terrain) (7)
  55. Cerberus Shoal: Element Of Structure/ Permanence (Audio Information Phenomenon) (7)
  56. Vas Deferens Organization: Zyzzybaloubah (VDO) (7)
  57. Olivia Tremor Control: Dusk at Cubist Castle (Flydaddy) (7)
  58. Colossamite: All Lingo's Clamor (Skin Graft) (7)
  59. Richard Buckner: Devotion And Doubt (MCA) (7)
  60. Wyclef Jean: The Carnival (1997) (7)
  61. Lungfish: Indivisible (Dischord) (7)
  62. Bjork: Homogenic (Elektra) (7)
  63. DJ Shadow: Preemptive Strike (Mo' Wax) (7)
  64. American Analog Set: From Our Living Room To Yours (Emperor Jones) (7)
  65. Lullaby For The Working Class: I Never Even Asked For Light (Bar/None) (7)
  66. John Fahey: Womblife (Table Of The Elements) (7)
  67. Ohm: O2 (Timothy's Brain) (7)
  68. Salaryman (City Slang) (7)
  69. Spiritualized: Ladies And Gentlemen We Are Floating In Space (Arista) (7)
  70. Ant-Bee: Lunar Muzak (Divine) (7)
  71. Voodoo Child: The End Of Everything (Elektra) (7)
  72. Chemical Brothers: Dig Your Own Hole (Astralwerks) (7)
  73. Everclear: So Much For The Afterglow (Capitol) (7)
  74. Gus Gus: Polydistortion (4AD) (7)
  75. Erykah Badu: Baduizm (Motown) (7)
  76. Jack Drag: Unisex Headwave (Devil's weed) (7)
  77. Movietone: Day And Night (Drag City) (7)
  78. Big Swifty: Akroasis (Cherry Smash) (7)
  79. Monorchid: Let Them Eat (Simple Machines) (7)
  80. Bobby Conn: Bobby Conn (Truckstop) (7)
  81. Jim O'Rourke: Bad Timing (Drag City) (7)
  82. Red Stars Theory: But Sleep Came Slowly (Rx Remedy) (7)
  83. Skeleton Key: Fantastic Spikes Through Balloon (Capitol) (7)
  84. Jim O'Rourke: Happy Days (Revenant) (7)
  85. Corrupted: Paso Inferior (Frigidity Disco)
  86. Aqua: Aquarium (MCA) (7)
  87. Rainer Maria: Past Worn Searching (Polyvinyl) (7)
  88. Wheat: Medeiros (Sugar Free) (7)
  89. Boxhead Ensemble: Dutch Harbor (Atavistic) (7)
  90. Nicolai Dunger: Eventide (1997) (7)
  91. X-Ecutioners: X-Pressions (Asphodel) (7)
  92. Missy Elliott: Supa Dupa Fly (1997) (7)
  93. Mike Keneally: Sluggo! (Immune) (7)
  94. Live Human: Live Human Featuring DJ Quest (Cosmic) (7)
  95. State Of Grace: Jamboreebop (RCA) (7)
  96. Ryoji Ikeda: +/- (Touch) (7)
  97. Howie B: Turn The Dark Off (Island) (7)
  98. Citizens' Utilities: No More Medicine (Mute) (7)
  99. Edith Frost: Calling Over Time (Drag City) (7)
  100. Fucking Champs: III (Frenetic) (7)
  101. Panacea: Low Profile Darkness (Position Chrome) (7)
  102. Danielson Famile: Tell Another Joke At The Ol' Choppin' Block (1997)
  103. Luke Slater: Freek Funk (NovaMute) (7)
  104. Bug: Tapping The Conversation (WordSound) (7)
  105. Radiohead: OK Computer (Capitol) (7)
  106. Andrew Chalk: East of the Sun (1997) (7)
  107. Coalesce: Give Them Rope (Edison) (7)
  108. Forgas Band Phenomena: Roue Libre (Cosmos) (7)
  109. Mats/Morgan Band: The Music Or The Money (UAE) (7)

Playlist
  1. Cornershop: Brimful Of Asha
  2. Verve: Bitter Sweet Symphony
  3. Amon Tobin: Stoney Street
  4. Radiohead: Karma Police
  5. Ben Harper: Homeless Child
  6. Death In Vegas: Rocco
  7. Pressurehed: Bluff Creek And Beyond
  8. Geraldine Fibbers: Folks Like Me
  9. Minus 5: Popsycle Shoppe
  10. Movietone: Summer
  11. Acid Mothers Temple: Pink Lady Lemonade
  12. Die Form: Lonely Heart
  13. Chavez: Tight Around The Jaws
  14. Harvey Milk: Brown Water
  15. Emperor: Ensorcelled by Khaos
Extended tracks
  1. Hash Jar Tempo: Well Oiled
  2. Cerberus Shoal: Permanence
  3. Hovercraft: Quiet Room
  4. Squarepusher: Papalon
  5. Autechre: Cipater
  6. Big Swifty: Kalpa
  7. Mogwai: Fear Satan
  8. Piano Magic: Wintersport/ Cross-Country
  9. Acid Mothers Temple: Speed Guru
  10. Corrupted: Paso Inferior
  11. Bob Dylan: Highlands
  12. Otomo Yoshihide: DD
  13. Jim O'Rourke: Happy Days
  14. William Basinski: On A Frontier Of Wires
  15. Iceburn Collective: Polarity
  16. Lowercase: You're A King
  17. Jim O'Rourke: Bad Timing
  18. Spiritualized: Cop Shoot Cop
  19. June of 44: Sharks And Sailors
  20. Doldrums: On The Pine
  21. Windy & Carl: Antarctica
  22. Geraldine Fibbers: Heliotrope
  23. Flying Saucer Attack: Forever
  24. Larry Kucharz: Ars Antiqua
  25. Paul Sauvanet: Land Of The Angel
  26. Electric Wizard: Return Trip
  27. Voice Crak: With A Hint Of Yellow
  28. Verve: The Rolling People
  29. Enslaved: 793
  30. Forgas Band Phenomena: Roue Libre

Songwriters
  1. Lida Husik: Fly Stereophonic (Alias)

Industrial
  1. Gravitar: Now The Road Of Knives (Charnel)
  2. Dissolve: Third Album For The Sun (Kranky)
  3. Society Burning: Tactiq (Cargo)
  4. Subarachnoid Space: Almost Invisible (Release)
  5. Doldrums: Acupuncture (Kranky)
  6. Aerial M (Drag City)
  7. Philosopher's Stone: Preparation (Kranky)
  8. Sister Machine Gun: Metropolis (Wax Trax)
  9. Mainliner: Sonic (Charnel)
  10. Mentallo & The Fixer: Burnt Beyond Recognition (Metropolis)
  11. Walking Timebombs (Charnel)
  12. Unit 187: Loaded (21st Circuitry)

Electronica
  1. TUU: Mesh (Hearts Of Space)
  2. Kenneth Newby: Sirens (City Of Tribes)
  3. Ether: Hush (Charnel Music)

Gothic

Heavy rock

Psychedelia
  1. Gravitar: Now The Road Of Knives (Charnel)
  2. Subarachnoid Space: Almost Invisible (Release)
  3. Sky Cries Mary: Moon Bathing On Sleeping Leaves (Warner Bros)
  4. Mainliner: Sonic (Charnel)
  5. Bedhead: Transaction De Novo (Trance Syndicate)

Instrumental
  1. Amon Tobin: Bricolage (Ninjatune)
  2. Vas Deferens Organization: Zyzzybaloubah (VDO)
  3. Vas Deferens Organization: Sweat Your Cheeses (Charnel)

Progressive
  1. Djam Karet: The Devouring (Cuneiform)
  2. Half Japanese: Heaven Sent (Emperor Jones)
  3. Bardo Pond: Lapsed (Matador)
  4. Phish: Slip Stitch And Pass (Elektra)
  5. Happy Family: Toscco (Cuneiform)
  6. Death Organ: Universal Stripsearch (Ad Perpetuam Memoriam)

Britain
  1. TUU: Mesh (Hearts Of Space)
  2. Chumbawamba: Tubthumper (Republic)
  3. Chemical Brothers: Dig Your Own Hole (Astralwerks)
  4. Belle And Sebastian: If You're Feeling Sinister (Enclave)
  5. Citizens' Utilities: No More Medicine (Mute)

Germany
  1. Kreidler: Weekend (Play It Again Sam)

Japan
  1. Mainliner: Sonic (Charnel)
  2. Happy Family: Toscco (Cuneiform)

Rest of Europe
  1. Ulan Bator: Vegetale (Disques Du Soleil)

Australia
  1. Hash Jar Tempo :Well Oiled (Drunken Fish)
  2. Dissolve: Third Album For The Sun (Kranky)
  3. Gate: The Mono Lake (Table Of Elements)

Canada
  1. Kenneth Newby: Sirens (City Of Tribes)

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1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
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