Pitchfork’s focus on the 20th anniversary of OK Computer a few weeks ago got me thinking: there were a ton of great albums made in 1997.
I came to them late — I’d just moved to Toronto that year and was far from current with this stuff — but once I found them, they took root. These albums pretty heavily in my rotation even today, and would probably all show up on my list of favourite albums of all time.
- The Dandy Warhols . Come Down
- Bob Dylan . Time Out Of Mind
- Mogwai . Young Team
- Neutral Milk Hotel . In The Aeroplane Over The Sea
- Sleater-Kinney . Dig Me Out
To say nothing of Spiritualized‘s Ladies And Gentlemen We Are Floating In Space, The Rheostatics‘ Double Live, or Bardo Pond‘s Lapsed. Man. What a year.