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Best Albums of 1997

Music list created by Stehako Avatar

This list was created by and in the opinion of Stephen H Koontz

Created January 1998
Updated May 2023


Freshman year of high school provided a plethora of musical offerings for me. It's possibly one of my favorite years as the nostalgia of starting high school and making friends gives good memories to all of what was listened to that year.
It's also one of the most impressive years for HIP HOP which is ironic since two of the genre's greats had been killed before their albums released.


HONORABLE MENTIIONS (No particular order)
Either/Or; Elliot Smith
Message for Albert; Five for Fighting
The Untouchable; Scarface
So Long, So Wrong; Alison Kraus
Art of War; Bone Thugs n Harmony
The Healing Game; Van Morrison
Tubthumper; Chumbawamba
Year of the Horse; Neil Young & Crazy Horse
Mollusk; Ween
Yeah, It's That Easy; G Love & Special Sauce
Big Willie Style; Will Smith
Baduizm; Erykah Badu
The Virginian; Neko Case
Lost Highway; Various Artists
Zoot Suit Riot; Cherry Poppin' Daddies
Clumsy; Our Lady Peace
Something to Remember Me By; Ben Lee
SCIENCE; Incubus
Homework; Daft Punk
Boys on the Docks; Dropkick Murphys
Fush Yu Mang; Smashmouth
Disciplined Breakdown; Collective Soul
Pop; U2
Supa Dupa Fly; Missy Elliott
One Day It'll All Make Sense; Common
Freak Show; Silverchair
Vegas; The Crystal Method
In Tha Beginning... There Was Rap; Various Artists


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The Mighty Mighty Bosstones


Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds


Jonny Lang


The Flaming Lips


Paul McCartney


The Hives


Janet Jackson


The Offspring

Björk


The Rolling Stones


The Verve


Master P


Ben Harper


Chemical Brothers


Sugar Ray


buena Vista Social Club


Blur


Blink 182


Elton John


John Fogerty


Aerosmith


James Taylor


Metallica


Wu-Tang Clan


Puff Daddy & The Family


Sarah Mclachlan


Radiohead


Notorious BIG


Ben Folds Five


Green Day

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