XRT Listener Poll: Best Albums Of 1997

The last Stones album of the 90’s and the last time fans would see new material from the group until 2005’s A Bigger Bang.  The Bridges To Babylon Tour is the second highest grossing tour in North American history.
1.) Rolling Stones Bridges To Babylon The last Stones album of the 90’s and the last time fans would see new material from the group until 2005’s A Bigger Bang. The Bridges To Babylon Tour is the second highest grossing tour in North American history.
Despite the album debuting at number one in 35 countries, it is the lowest selling U2 album to date.  The band took an electronic style route with this album by utilizing sampling, looping, drum machines, and sequencing methods to create their music.
2.)-U2-Pop Despite the album debuting at number one in 35 countries, it is the lowest selling U2 album to date. The band took an electronic style route with this album by utilizing sampling, looping, drum machines, and sequencing methods to create their music.
The thirtieth album from Dylan was seen by many as his “comeback” album and has been ranked by critics as one of his best. It was Dylan’s first vinyl double album since 1970’s Self Portrait.
3.) Bob Dylan Time Out Of Mind The thirtieth album from Dylan was seen by many as his “comeback” album and has been ranked by critics as one of his best. It was Dylan’s first vinyl double album since 1970’s Self Portrait.
After spending two and a half years touring for her 1994 release Fumbling Towards Ecstasy, McLachlan took six months off to refocus herself.  What resulted were the ten songs appearing on the album and three Grammy nominations.
4.) Sarah McLachlin Surfacing After spending two and a half years touring for her 1994 release Fumbling Towards Ecstasy, McLachlan took six months off to refocus herself. What resulted were the ten songs appearing on the album and three Grammy nominations.
McCartney’s tenth solo studio album was the first project he worked on following the Beatles Anthology.  Features guest appearances from George Martin, Linda and James McCartney, Steve Miller, and Ringo Starr among others.
5.) Paul McCartney Flaming Pie McCartney’s tenth solo studio album was the first project he worked on following the Beatles Anthology. Features guest appearances from George Martin, Linda and James McCartney, Steve Miller, and Ringo Starr among others.
Fogerty’s album won a Grammy award for Best Rock Album Of The Year. The fender guitar appearing on the cover was specifically bought for the shoot to be dipped in water.
6.) John Fogerty Blue Moon Swamp Fogerty’s album won a Grammy award for Best Rock Album Of The Year. The fender guitar appearing on the cover was specifically bought for the shoot to be dipped in water.
Recorded during the band’s five night run at the Vic Theatre in Chicago.  Contains a wide array of tracks from Poi Dog’s extensive library highlighting the musical path the band had taken up to that point in their career.
7.) Poi Dog Pondering Liquid White Light Recorded during the band’s five night run at the Vic Theatre in Chicago. Contains a wide array of tracks from Poi Dog’s extensive library highlighting the musical path the band had taken up to that point in their career.
This album marked the return of the “classic” Fleetwood Mac lineup for their first album since 1987’s Tango In The Night.  It is the fifth best selling live album of all time.
8.) Fleetwood Mac The Dance This album marked the return of the “classic” Fleetwood Mac lineup for their first album since 1987’s Tango In The Night. It is the fifth best selling live album of all time.
The fifth album from the group produced the hits “Resignation Superman”, “Boom Boom”, “Tower”, and “Please Don’t Tell Her”.
9.) Big Head Todd & The Monsters Beautiful World The fifth album from the group produced the hits “Resignation Superman”, “Boom Boom”, “Tower”, and “Please Don’t Tell Her”.
The seventh studio album from Steve Earle features contributions from Emmylou  Harris, Del McCoury, Ray Kennedy, and other members of the Del McCoury band.
10.) Steve Earle El Corazon The seventh studio album from Steve Earle features contributions from Emmylou Harris, Del McCoury, Ray Kennedy, and other members of the Del McCoury band.
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