Saturday, September 23, 2017
Top 20 Records of 1997
One of the biggest challenges in putting this list together had to do with the fact that so many of the great records of 1997 were released on small labels that no longer exist and the availability of information on these releases ranges from little to none. And on that note, a lot of this stuff isn't available on Spotify, so I've created a playlist on YouTube. Hopefully this works...
Check out my other posts looking back at the music of the past 20 years: 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996.
20. More Bounce To The Ounce by v/a
19. A Little Sex and Death by The Lazy Cowgirls
18. Under the Covers by Dwight Yoakam
17. The Colour and the Shape by Foo Fighters
16. The Dance by Fleetwood Mac
15. Bloody Minded... The Best Of Cock Sparrer by Cock Sparrer
14. Last of the Sharpshooters by Down by Law
13. Willis by The Pietasters
12. All for Nothing / Nothing for All by The Replacements
11. Boys on the Docks by Dropkick Murphys
10. The Donnas by The Donnas
9. The Bouncing Souls by The Bouncing Souls
9. War Birth by US Bombs
7. The Bodies by The Bodies
6. Movin' On by The Inciters!
5. Before You Were Punk: A Punk Rock Tribute to 80's New Wave by v/a
4. Bootlegger's Son by One Man Army
3. This Is The Heartdrops by The Heartdrops
2. Give 'Em the Boot by v/a
1. Riot Squad by Riot Squad
Honorable Mentions --
Class Separation by The Forgotten
No Requests Tonight by The Devil Dogs
Let's Face It by The Mighty Mighty Bosstones
Something to Remember Me By by Ben Lee
Fuel for the Hate Game by Hot Water Music
Well And Good by Zoinks!
Death to the Pixies by Pixies