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39 Albums That Will Turn 20 In 2017

1997 was a hell of a year. Tell your children all about it!

1. The Notorious B.I.G., LIfe After Death

Featuring: “Hypnotize,” “Mo’ Money, Mo’ Problems”

3. Mariah Carey, Butterfly

Featuring: “Honey,” “My All”

4. Foo Fighters, Colour and the Shape

Featuring: “Everlong,” “Monkey Wrench,” “My Hero”

5. Hanson, Middle of Nowhere

Featuring: “MMMBop,” “Where’s the Love”

7. Wu-Tang Clan, Wu-Tang Forever

Featuring: “Triumph,” “It’s Yourz”

8. Pavement, Brighten the Corners

Featuring: “Stereo,” “Shady Lane”

9. Missy “Misdemeanor” Elliott, Supa Dupa Fly

Featuring: “The Rain (Supa Dupa Fly),” “Beep Me 911”, “Sock It 2 Me”

12. Sleater-Kinney, Dig Me Out

Featuring: “One More Hour,” “Dig Me Out”

14. Blink-182, Dude Ranch

Featuring: “Dammit,” “Josie”

17. Yo La Tengo, I Can Hear the Heart Beating As One

Featuring: “Autumn Sweater,” “Sugarcube”

19. Ben Folds Five, Whatever and Ever Amen

Featuring: “Brick,” “The Battle of Who Could Care Less”

20. Erykah Badu, Baduizm

Featuring: “On and On,” “Appletree”

21. Spiritualized, Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Floating In Space

Featuring: “Come Together,” “I Think I’m In Love”

23. Aphex Twin, Come to Daddy

Featuring: “Come to Daddy”

24. Stereolab, Dots and Loops

Featuring: “Miss Modular”

25. Buena Vista Social Club, Buena Vista Social Club

Featuring: “Chan Chan”

27. The Chemical Brothers, Dig Your Own Hole

Featuring: “Setting Sun,” “Block Rockin’ Beats”

28. The Prodigy, The Fat of the Land

Featuring: “Firestarter,” “Breathe”

29. Busta Rhymes, When Disaster Strikes…

Featuring: “Put Your Hands Where My Eyes Could See”

31. The Dandy Warhols, The Dandy Warhols Come Down

Featuring: “Boys Better,” “Not If You Were the Last Junkie on Earth”

32. Primal Scream, Vanishing Point

Featuring: “Star,” “Kowalski”

33. Janet Jackson, The Velvet Rope

Featuring: “Got Till It’s Gone,” “Together Again”

34. Cornershop, When I Was Born for the 7th Time

Featuring: “Brimful of Asha,” “Sleep on the Left Side”

35. Ani DiFranco, Living In Clip

Featuring: “Shameless,” “Firedoor”

36. Harvey Danger, Where Have All the Merrymakers Gone?

Featuring: “Flagpole Sitta”

38. Smash Mouth, Fush Yu Mang

Featuring: “Walking on the Sun”

39. Chumbawamba, Tubthumper

Featuring: Pretty sure “Tubthumping” was on this one?

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