Released on April 8, 1997.

1997 was an eclectic year in rock, as evidenced by our list of 24 Albums That Turn 25 in 2022. With so much sonic diversity, it’s hard to play favorites.


But that’s exactly what I’m asking you to do for this week’s 12 Inch Poll. I’ve taken what I believe to be the best dozen (of course) albums from the list, shared them below, and plugged them into the Poll. It’s up to you to pick the one you believe to be the best of the bunch. Don’t like the choices I’ve given you? Let me know on the ROCK 92.9 Facebook or Twitter.

  • Blink-182 'Dude Ranch'

    Blink-182 - ‘Dude Ranch’

    Released on June 17, 1997.

  • Blur 'Blur'

    Blur - ‘Blur’

    Released on February 10, 1997.

  • Deftones 'Around The Fur'

    Deftones - ‘Around the Fur’

    Released on October 28, 1997.

  • Foo Fighters 'The Colour And The Shape'

    Foo Fighters - ‘The Colour and the Shape’

    Released on May 20, 1997.

  • Green Day 'Nimrod'

    Green Day - ‘Nimrod’

    Released on October 14, 1997.

  • Metallica 'Reload'

    Metallica - ‘Reload’

    Released on November 18, 1997.

  • Oasis 'Be Here Now'

    Oasis - ‘Be Here Now’

    Released on August 21, 1997.

  • The Offspring 'Ixnay On The Hombre'

    The Offspring - ‘Ixnay on the Hombre’

    Released on February 4, 1997.

  • Radiohead 'OK Computer'

    Radiohead - ‘OK Computer’

    Released on May 21, 1997.

  • The Rolling Stones 'Bridges To Babylon'

    Rolling Stones - ‘Bridges to Babylon’

    Released on September 29, 1997.

  • Third Eye Blind 'Third Eye Blind'

    Third Eye Blind - ‘Third Eye Blind’

    Released on April 8, 1997.

  • U2 'Pop'

    U2 - ‘Pop’

    Released on March .3, 1997

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