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1997 NME Albums

Spritualized



1. Spiritualized – Ladies And Gentleman We Are Floating In Space
2. Radiohead – Ok Computer
3. The Verve – Urban Hymns
4. Primal Scream – Vanishing Point
5. Super Furry Animals – Radiator
6. Cornershop – When I Was Born For The 7th Time
7. Mogwai – Mogwai Young Team
8. Teenage Fanclub – Songs From Northern Britain
9. Bentley Rhythm Ace – Bentley Rhythm Ace
10. Supergrass – In It For The Money
11. Daft Punk – Homework
12. The Chemical Brothers – Dig Your Own Hole
13. Blur – Blur
14. The Charlatans – Tellin’ Stories
15. Bjork – Homogenic
16. Death In Vegas – Dead Elvis
17. Prodigy – The Fat Of The Land
18. Wu-Tang Clan – Wu-Tang Forever
19. Yo La Tengo – I Can Hear The Heart Beating As One
20. Gravediggaz – The Pick, The Sickle And The Shovel
21. Black Grape – Stupid Stupid Stupid
22. The Divine Comedy – A Short Album About Love
23. Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds – The Boatman’s Call
24. Pavement – Brighten In The Corners
25. Oasis – Be Here Now
26. Stereolab – Dots And Loops
27. Grandaddy – Under The Western Freeway
28. Roni Size & Reprazent – New Forms
29. Travis – Good Feeling
30. Mick Head Introducing The Strands – The Magical World Of The Strands
31. Gorky’s Zygotic Mynci – Barafundle
32. Portishead – Portishead
33. Eels – Beautiful Freak
34. Squarepusher – Hard Normal Daddy
35. Jonathan Fire Eater – Tremble Under Boom Lights
36. Prolapse – The Italian Flag
37. Wilco – Being There
38. Missy ‘Misdemeanor’ Elliot – Supa Dupa Fly
39. Photek – Modus Operandi
40. David Holmes – Lets Get Killed
41. Echo And The Bunnymen – Evergreen
42. Finley Quaye – Maverick A Strike
43. Tindersticks – Curtains
44. Manson – Attack Of They Grey Lantern
45. Scarfo – Luxury Plane Crash
46. Foo Fighters – The Colour And The Shape
47. Howie B – Turn The Dark Off
48. Robert Wyatt – Shleep
49. Silver Sun – Silver Sun
50. The Wannadies – Bagsy Me

NME Singles 1997

1. The Verve – Bitter Sweet Symphony
2. Blur – Song 2
3. The Verve – The Drugs Don’t Work
4. Embrace – All You Good Good People
5. Primal Scream – Kowalski
6. Radiohead – Paranoid Android
7. The Blueboy – Remember Me
8. Spiritualized – Electricity
9. Massive Attack – Risingson
10. The Chemical Brothers – Block Rockin’ Beats
11. Daft Punk – Da Funk
12. Echo And The Bunnyman – Nothing Lasts Forever
13. Arab Strap – The Girls Of Summer E.P.
14. Mogwai – New Paths To Helicon
15. Pavement – Stereo
16. Cornershop – Brimful Of Asha
17. Teenage Fanclub – Ain’t That Enough
18. Daft Punk – Around The World
19. The Beta Band – Champion Versions EP
20. Goldie Featuring Krs-One - Digital
21. Embrace – Fireworks EP
22. Belle & Sebastian – The Lazy Line Painter Jane
23. Blur – Beetlebum
24. DJ Shadow – High Noon
25. The Chemical Brothers – The Private Psychedlic Reel
26. Black Grape – Get Higher
27. Primal Scream – Star
28. Six By Seven – European Me
29. Oasis – D’you Know What I Mean
30. Lo-Fidelelity Allstars – Kool Rock Bass
31. Bentley Rhythm Ace – Bentley’s Gonna Sort You Out
32. Roni Size – Brown Paper Bag
33. Wu-Tang Clan – Triumph
34. Aphex Twin – Come To Daddy
35. Belle And Sebastian – 3.. 6.. 9.. Seconds Of Light
36. The Charlatans – North Country Boy
37. The Wannadies – Hit
38. Add N To X – King Wasp
39. Beck – Deadweight
40. Fatboy Slim – Everybody Needs
41. Pulp – Help The Aged
42. Orbital – Satan
43. Missy ‘ Misdemeanoe’ Elliott – The Rain
44. Eels – Novocain For The Soul
45. Death In Vegas – Rocco
46. Dinosaur Jr – Take A Run At The Sun
47. Travis – All I Wanna Do Is Rock
48. Kirk Lake – Five Finger Discount
49. Nick Cave – Into My Arms
50. Supergrass – Late In The Day